Ceramic Technics & Stone Source Merger: New Design Leader for Integrated Material Solutions


Paramount Global Surfaces announces the New Stone Source Company, the superior design solution for surface materials in the commercial and residential markets. The Ceramic Technics and Stone Source companies have officially merged to operate under the Stone Source name as the global leader in architectural and building materials for the A&D, Hospitality, Corporate, Residential, and Healthcare segments.

This new company is a unique fusion of shared strengths in design excellence with distinctive capabilities in solutions for Hospitality and Natural Stone. As a result, the blended company boasts the most extensive portfolio of materials and solutions known to the industry today, distributed through a nationwide network of over forty architectural consultants, eleven showrooms, three world-class distribution centers, and a new website.

“We have built an entirely new material solution for the design community, integrating product, expertise, and inventory to enable innovative results in design,” states Kory Bowling, President of Stone Source. “None of our competitors can boast the uniqueness and range of our portfolio, customization options, and in-stock solutions. We are shifting the mindset of our clients to understand that their range of needs, from aesthetics to price to delivery, can be met by one source, without compromise.”

Stone Source now purveys a comprehensive portfolio of beautiful surface solutions, from the timeless origins of natural stone to the resourceful creativity of ceramic techniques to advancing product technology in porcelain, ceramic, glass, and luxury vinyl tile. The portfolio is complemented by custom options and in-stock solutions ranging from project essentials to extraordinary stones.

Hospitality remains the significant business segment for the company and is an integral part of its strategic plan.

“Our focus in hospitality has always been Design Leadership,” says Bill Palmer, VP Hospitality. “This new company pushes the boundaries of design, opening up a much wider range of potential projects.”

“More” is what the new Stone Source offers and is the official tagline of the launch, symbolizing not only what they offer but also what they have invested in both showrooms and back-end operations.

Stone Source has recently added a new showroom location in Atlanta, re-establishing their belief that most clients benefit from a dedicated space to view and touch products in person.

“The experience of actual size samples is the perfect way to begin the design process and much more inspirational than a sample reference from firm libraries.” shares Bowling, adding, “Additionally, the increase in remote work has escalated the need for these showrooms, as designers working from home don’t have home libraries. Showrooms also provide same-day samples, which can be critical when deadlines are tight.”

In April 2022, Paramount Global Surfaces acquired the Stone Source brand to combine it with Ceramic Technics to better serve their customers. Over the past eight months, the company has undertaken a strategic assessment of its operations and invested in its distribution centers, state-of-the-art systems, and advanced sales tools to support the anticipated growth.

“Each investment has centered on building strong long-term partnerships with our clients. As a result, we can now meet the critical needs of a wide range of projects from unique environments to multiple location brand rollouts, says Mike Draves, CEO of Paramount Global Surfaces.Our opportunity is unlimited. It is a matter of how quickly we can get the word out.”

Stone Source launched their brand at the Hospitality and Design Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 2, Booth #3645.

About Stone Source

Stone Source is the design leader in integrated surface solutions as one source for all materials from classic to cutting edge. Stone Source purveys a comprehensive product portfolio that works together for large projects with a multiplicity of needs, from material type to budget to application and lead times. Natural Stone is the original hard surface material and heritage of the brand. Stone Source bui

lds on this legacy with a comprehensive portfolio of classic to state-of-the-art surface materials; stone, tile, porcelain, ceramic, mosaics, and other advanced engineered solutions. Stone Source is distributed through a nationwide network of over forty architectural consultants, seven showrooms, three world-class distribution centers, and a website. For more information, please visit stonesource.com.

About PGS

Founded in 1987, PGS is a leading developer, importer, and distributor of premium porcelain, ceramic, glass, stone, and luxury vinyl tile used primarily in remodeling and replacement solutions by both residential and commercial end users. Headquartered in Miami, PGS goes to market through two distinct floor-covering brands: Happy Floors, which serves a diverse base of more than 6,000+ independent dealer customers throughout the United States, and Stone Source, which serves architecture and design firms, contractors/installers, and corporate customers across multiple commercial and multi-family end-user segments.