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  • Tarek & Christina El Moussa of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” Named North American Brand Ambassadors for TREND Group, World's Leading Full Body Glass Mosaic Producer; Company Announces Global Rebranding and Launch of New Product Collection

    Miami, FL – March 14, 2016 – TREND Group, the world's leading producers of full body glass mosaic, gold mosaic and Venetian enamel, today announced its global rebranding and the launch of its new product collection, "Immense." The company is also pleased to announce that Tarek & Christina El Moussa of the hit HGTV series,…

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  • Franchise Case Study: Rocky Mountain Express

    Running two showrooms 375 miles apart and three different franchise territories, as well as being Vice President of the GT Franchise Advisory Council, keeps Greg very busy. Yet he maintains a relatively hands-off approach to managing his businesses, depending on a trusted staff to make day-to-day decisions and keep the whole enterprise going. He sets…

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  • Granite Transformations Joins The History Channel's Operation Build in "Labor of Love" - A Ronald McDonald House Makeover

    Miramar, FL — September 23, 2015 — Granite Transformations is proud to announce its involvement with the Operation Build “Labor of Love” mini-series showcasing Ronald McDonald House Charities. The four-part mini-series, presented by Insight Television Productions, premiered in late August on The History Channel and featured local businesses who give back to their community by…

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  • Greg Brown Awarded "2014 Canadian Franchise of the Year"

    Miramar, FL— August 25, 2015— Granite Transformations is pleased to announce Greg Brown as one of their “2014 Franchisee of the Year” winners for his outstanding customer service and stellar performance in mastering the Granite Transformations franchise process, including sales and marketing, manufacturing, fabrication and overall operations. Brown owns two showrooms that are 375 miles…

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  • Cynthia Mayo Awarded "2014 US Franchise of the Year"

    Miramar, FL— August 25, 2015 — Granite Transformations is pleased to announce Cynthia Mayo as “2014 Franchisee of the Year” for her outstanding customer service and stellar performance in mastering the Granite Transformations franchise process, including sales and marketing, manufacturing, fabrication and overall operations. Mayo began her career with Granite Transformations as a sales representative in…

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  • Franchise Case Study: California Dreamin’

    Still in her twenties, Cynthia started her own shopping service, and then took a job in medical sales, exploiting her sunny personality and obvious drive. It was not until she was looking to renovate the kitchen countertops at her home in Santa Rosa, that she first crossed paths with Granite Transformations. “I saw this new…

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  • GREEN/LEED

    Research clearly shows that consumers are making the choice to purchase more and more green products, preferring them over traditional products. In fact, 50 percent of today’s consumers purchase green and over 70 percent believe that it is a duty of companies to be green! Going green has never been easier for companies, and a…

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  • Granite Transformations Introduces Two New Mosaic Tile Collections: Rettangolo and Hexogonal

    Miramar, FL – February 16, 2015– Granite Transformations is proud to announce the addition of two new Italian-inspired designs to their glass mosaic tile collection – Hexagonal and Rettangolo. The Hexagonal and Rettangolo designs blend Old World style with a modern twist. Reminiscent of the Victorian Age and traditional brick style designs, Granite Transformations has…

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  • The Italian Style of Trend Products Find a Home in Miami

    Miami, FL – January 2015 – Trend, a global manufacturer of precious mosaics based in Vicenza, Italy, has begun a new and exciting challenge with the remodeling of a prominent apartment in Miami Beach: part of South Beach’s majestic Portofino Tower. The home, owned by Trend Group CEO Andrea Di Giuseppe and his wife, Federica…

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  • Long-Term Value of Kitchen & Bath Remodeling: What's the Return on Your Investment?

    Miramar,FL –January 14, 2015– Granite Transformations is calling on homeowners who are looking for a high return on their home renovation investment to consider remodeling their kitchens or baths over other rooms in their homes, based on Remodeling Magazine’s 2014 ‘Cost vs. Value’ national report. “With 2015 upon us, many homeowners are embracing the thought…

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  • Free Starter Guide Now Available

    Miramar, FL – December 1, 2014– Granite Transformations is pleased to announce a free downloadable kitchen renovation Starter Guide to those who register for a free in-home design consultation on www.granitetransformations.com. This valuable guide is designed to help homeowners understand the kitchen renovation process and offers them information on today's hottest kitchen countertop trends, which…

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  • Granite Transformations' Recycled Glass Surfaces Offer Consumers More Earth-Friendly Options for Home Remodeling

    Miramar, FL– April 19, 2013– With the approach of Earth Day and in the midst of National Recycling Month, Granite Transformations, a global full-service home and business remodeling resource known for its revolutionary stone resurfacing process, is the clear choice for eco-friendly home renovation projects. Granite Transformations offers a more environmentally conscious remodeling option than…

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  • Granite Transformations Recipient of Better Business Bureau’s 2013 Western Washington Business of the Year Torch Award

    Seattle, WA – March 19, 2013– Granite Transformations, a global full-service home and business remodeling resource known for its revolutionary stone resurfacing process, is proud to announce franchise owners Bob and Deborah Varner as the 2013 winners of Better Business Bureau’s Western Washington Business of the Year Torch Award. BBB's Business of the Year Torch…

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  • Tax Refund Spark Home Remodeling Projects

    Miramar, FL – March 4, 2013– Getting a tax refund? Millions of Americans will receive a refund and allocate the funds toward remodeling their kitchens and bathrooms as an investment in their home. Granite Transformations, a global full-service home and business remodeling resource known for its revolutionary stone resurfacing process, offers a variety of exclusive…

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  • iGranite Named One of the 30 Top Design Apps for 2013

    Miramar, FL – February 6, 2013– Granite Transformations, a global full-service home and business remodeling resource known for its revolutionary stone resurfacing process, announces today that iGranite, the company’s free app for Apple products, has been named one of the top 30 design apps for 2013 by Interior and Sources Magazine. The national magazine compiled…

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  • Bitner Goodman Named Public Relations Agency of Record for Granite Transformations

    Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 5, 2013 – Bitner Goodman, a Fort Lauderdale-based integrated PR/marketing communications firm, has been selected to provide national public relations and social media services for Granite Transformations, a global full-service home and business remodeling resource known for its revolutionary stone resurfacing process. On behalf of Granite Transformations, Bitner Goodman will…

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  • Granite Transformations Raises $1,000 Through its First-EverGiving Back Initiative, “Mission: Lend A Hand” on Veterans Day

    In honor of Veterans Day, Granite Transformations, a global full-service home and business remodeling resource known for its revolutionary resurfacing process, launched its first-ever national charitable initiative, “Mission: Lend A Hand.” This giving-back, inspired effort kicked-off with a Facebook campaign to raise $1,000 for Homes for Our Troops followed by local community activities led by…

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  • Granite Transformations Predicts 2014 Home Design Trends

    According to the National Association of Realtors, about 5.1 million homes will be sold in the United States in 2014. Whether consumers are in the market to buy or sell, Granite Transformations, a global full-service home and business remodeling resource known for its revolutionary resurfacing process, will add value to their homes with a variety…

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  • The Road to Renovation Infographic

    Granite Transformations is proud to announce the launch of its infographic, "The Road to Renovation: What's Hot, What's Not." In a world of uncertainty, one thing is in fact certain: homeowners are still striving to attain their dream kitchens. Kitchens remain the most popular area of the home to improve, followed by bathrooms. With years…

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  • Granite Transformations Announces Launch of Reinvented Classic Subway Tile Collection

    Miramar, FL – March 20, 2012 – Originating in the early 20th century, subway tile gained popularity among the masses because of its classic, white, glossy rows found lining New York City subway stations. Today, Granite Transformations, a remodeling services franchise, reinvents the classic trend by announcing the addition of a distinctive Subway tile collection.…

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  • Granite Transformations Eyes Latin America for Global Expansion

    Miramar, FL – January 23, 2012 – Granite Transformations, a remodeling services company that has facilities and showrooms around the world, unveils today its plans to further expand the emerging franchise into a new region, Latin America. The company believes franchise development will be attractive in this region due to the proximity to franchise support…

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  • Granite Transformations Eyes Global Expansion in 2012

    Miramar, FL – November 17, 2011 – As any homeowner can attest, there's always something that needs to be fixed, improved or polished up. With the vast home improvement market – more than $300 billion in the US and $48 billion in Canada – as well as consumer’s skyrocketing interest in home remodeling and design,…

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  • On 11-11-11, Granite Transformations Launches Breakthrough iPad Application

    Miramar, FL – November 11, 2011 – Granite Transformations, a remodeling services company with facilities and showrooms across the world, places its vast product collection and design expertise in the palms of remodeling aficionados everywhere with the launch of its first iPad application. This new iPad application, iGRANITE, is designed to help users visualize their…

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  • Granite Transformations Named 2011 Military Friendly Franchise by G.I. Jobs Magazine

    Miramar, FL – November 10, 2011 – In honor of Veterans Day, Granite Transformations, a remodeling services franchise, announces it was ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide and named a 2011 Military Friendly Franchise® by G.I. Jobs Magazine. Granite Transformations honors military veterans all year round by offering service members a…

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  • Granite Transformations Extends Trend Stone Product Line with New Colors

    Miramar, FL – September 29, 2011 – According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, over the coming years, spending on homeowner improvements is expected to grow at a 3.5 percent average annual pace. In preparation of this remodeling demand, Granite Transformations announces two new colors to the Trend Stone collection. Trend…

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  • Granite Transformations “Green” F.A.Q.

    Does Granite Transformations use recycled materials? Yes, in fact Trend Glass countertops are manufactured using 33 to 72 percent recycled content, making it one of the industry leaders for its amount of recycled materials. In addition, Granite Transformations’ entire manufacturing process is designed to recycle materials whenever possible. How does Granite Transformations unique resurfacing process…

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  • Granite Transformations' Names 2011 Award Winners at Annual Convention

    Miramar, FL – August 17, 2011 – Granite Transformations, the franchise division of Trend USA that has facilities and showrooms around the world, recently named Omaha, NE franchise owners Brian and Nicole Neesen as the 2011 Franchisees of the Year at the Granite Transformations’ Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. The Granite Transformations Franchisee of the…

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  • Granite Transformations Goes Nautical with Kitchen and Bath Remodels

    Although Granite Transformations is known primarily for home kitchen makeovers, the company’s Trend Stone product is comparatively light weight and flexible compared to other materials, making it suitable for marine applications. Trend Stone is stain, spill and heat resistant and the work is done within 1-2 days and without demolition, allowing boat owners to get…

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  • Granite Transformations Extends Trend Stone Product Line with Complementary New Colors

    Three of the new colors have recently been added to the collection, while two more are scheduled to join the mix by the end of 2010. Granite Transformations’ new color lineup includes: • King Ivory – Pulling together a brilliant combination of brown and gray, King Ivory offers flecks of gold on a neutral background…

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  • Granite Transformations has New Loan Tool

    Miramar, FL – May 11, 2011 – Now that credit institutions are cautiously starting to make loans again, Granite Transformations has invested in a new tool to ensure its prospective franchisees have the strongest possible loan application package to obtain financing. Beginning today, every new and existing Granite Transformations franchisee seeking financing will be supported…

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  • Da Italia Con Amore! (From Italy with Love) Granite Transformations Returns to its Roots to Celebrate its 10-Year Anniversary

    Miramar, FL – February 23, 2011 – Granite Transformations, a division of Trend USA with facilities and showrooms around the world, celebrates a decade of business success in North America with the announcement of the 10 Years/10 Days in Italy contest, which will provide one Granite Transformations customer the trip of a lifetime. The winner…

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  • Granite Transformations' Mark Johnson and Carl Griffenkranz Achieve Certified Franchise Executive Designation

    Washington, D.C. — February 16, 2011 — South Florida residents Mark Johnson and Carl Griffenkranz were recognized today as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives. Johnson and Griffenkranz completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise…

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  • Granite Transformations Eyes Aggressive Growth in 2011

    Miramar, FL – January 10, 2011 – Granite Transformations, a division of Trend USA that has facilities and showrooms around the world, announces the addition of six Granite Transformations’ locations in the first two quarters of 2011. The new locations will further expand the company’s reach into Tulsa, Okla., Indianapolis, Ind., Frisco, TX, Madison, Wis.,…

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  • Granite Transformations Extends Trend Stone Product Line with Complementary New Colors

    Miramar, FL – August 16, 2010 – Granite Transformations, a division of Trend USA that has facilities and showrooms around the world, announces the debut of five new colors to the Trend Stone collection arriving this fall. A quality granite countertop, Trend Stone gives customers the gorgeous look they desire without the demolition and installation…

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  • Granite Transformations Ready to Seize Market Trifecta

    Miramar, FL – April 30, 2010– Granite Transformations, a division of Trend USA that has facilities and showrooms around the world, is excited about its prospect for growth. First, it is seeing signs that the home improvement market is trending up for the first time in 18 months. That’s good for business if you own…

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  • Granite Transformations Offers Stylish Solutions for Time-Consuming Cabinet Replacement

    Miramar, FL –May 24, 2010 – Granite Transformations, a division of Trend USA that has facilities and showrooms around the world, understands that the average consumer is weary of remodeling projects due to the cost of the remodel and the disruption it causes to their daily routine. Granite Transformations offers a solution in its many…

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  • Granite Transformations and Trend USA Name Chief Executive Officer

    Mark Johnson Named CEO of Fast-growing Home Remodeling Concepts Miramar, FL –April 15, 2010– Granite Transformations, a division of Trend USA that has facilities and showrooms worldwide, today announces a new leader of the company’s executive team. Mark Johnson, former executive vice president and chief operating officer of both brands has been promoted to the…

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  • Granite Transformations Offer Stylish, Eco-Sustainable Renovation Solutions

    Miramar, FL –April 1, 2010 – Granite Transformations, a division of Trend USA that has facilities and showrooms around the world, offers new and exciting alternatives to traditional countertops, backsplashes, floors and more. It features a low-carbon emissions product in its Trend Glass, a fusion of recycled glass and stone. Made with transparent-tempered glass, post-consumer…

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  • RV Manufacturer Switches to Granite Transformations for Motorhome Countertops

    Miramar, FL –Dec. 16, 2009– Roadtrek, the number one manufacturer of class B motorhomes in the United States since 1990, recently switched to Granite Transformations engineered surfaces for use as kitchen countertops in its fuel-efficient recreational vehicles. Combining lightweight durability with the beauty of natural stone, these countertops add style while reducing gas mileage robbing…

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  • Durability, Beauty and Easy Installation Makes Granite Transformations Ideal for Commercial and Hospitality Applications

    Beautiful Engineered Surfaces Cover Walls, Floors, Counters and Tabletops Giving Hotel Lobbies and Restaurants Lasting Low Maintenance Style and Good looks Miramar, Fla. – December 7, 2009 – Some of Chicago’s finest commercial and hospitality establishments have undergone sleek sophisticated facelifts using Granite Transformations unique engineered surfaces. Benefits include greatly reduced installation time, unique flexible…

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  • Granite Transformations New Glass Mosaic Tiles Manufactured from Recycled Glass

    Granite Transformations New Glass Mosaic Tiles Manufactured From Recycled Glass Granite Transformations is expanding its growing list of recycled glass products with the addition of three new mosaic tiles. Cosmic, White Shadow and Unity mosaic tiles are made using up to 78 per cent recycled glass content delivering decorative style while minimizing impact on the…

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  • Granite Transformations Countertop Products Receive Greenguard Certification for Indoor Air Quality

    The Greenguard Environmental Institutes’ Children and Schools standard, the toughest indoor air quality product rating to date, is awarded to Trend Glass and Trend Stone granite and recycled glass countertops. Miramar, Florida (PRWEB) – July 30, 2009 – The Greenguard Environmental Institute (GEI), a non-profit organization established in 2001 to create industry-independent indoor air quality…

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  • Granite Countertops May Pose Dangerous Health Threat to Homeowners

    Some Types of Granite Emit High Levels of Radiation and Radioactive Radon Gas Miramar, Fla – March 30, 2009 – There is more and more evidence that certain types of granite used in the making of countertops emit radiation and radon gas at levels exceeding the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) recommended exposure levels. Radon is…

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  • Granite Transformations' Trend Mosaic Recreates the Beauty of Traditional Italian Glass Tiles

    Accent Kitchen Backsplashes, Bathroom Vanities, Shower Walls, Tub Surrounds & Fireplaces Miramar, Fla. - March 30, 2009 - Mosaic tiles have graced buildings with their beauty and elegance for thousands of years. Use of mosaic tile in Roman villas dates back as early as the 4th century B.C. The Italians have always loved these tiles,…

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  • Countertop Makeovers are as Simple as 1, 2, 3… with Granite Transformations' Trend Stone

    Beautiful Engineered Surfaces are Created From the World’s Finest Stone, Granite and Quartz and Can Be Installed Directly Over Existing Countertops Miramar, FL – March 30, 2009 – Nothing dates a kitchen faster than old tile or laminate countertops. Stained grout, cracked tiles and burned surfaces become the center of attention regardless of the overall…

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  • Trend Glass by Granite Transformations Uses Recycled Glass to Create Vivid Colors and Depth Not Found in Traditional Countertops

    Beautiful Engineered Surfaces are Created From the World’s Finest Stone, Granite and Quartz and Can Be Installed Directly Over Existing Countertops Miramar, Fla. – March 30, 2009 – Nothing dates a kitchen faster than old tile or laminate countertops. Stained grout, cracked tiles and burned surfaces become the center of attention regardless of the overall…

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  • I Love Red: Home Design Inspired by the Heart

    Valentine’s Day is a time to reflect on our relationships and our personal emotional engagement. Although we cannot control the feelings of others, Granite Transformations can enhance the feelings of passion in your home by incorporating expressive design elements such as the color red in exclusive recycled glass and mosaic tile surfaces. Red is a…

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  • Granite Transformations Awards First-Ever Cruise Giveaway Prize

    Granite Transformations, a global full-service home and business remodeling resource known for its revolutionary resurfacing process, randomly selected Susan Baringer of Canton, Michigan to win a prize package for a 7-day Celebrity ® cruise for two to Alaska, Bermuda or the Caribbean. Granite Transformations’ first-ever cruise giveaway was part of the growing company’s ongoing efforts…

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  • Granite Transformations Launches New Porcelain Countertop Line

    Granite Transformations, a global full-service home and business remodeling resource known for its revolutionary resurfacing process, has introduced two new colors – Terra Chiara and Terra di Siena – as part of a new line of porcelain/granite countertops that are unique, durable and universally appealing. These new colors enhance Granite Transformations’ exclusive line of granite,…

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