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Success Written in Stone for Small Business
Qualey Granite was opened for business in 2003 by Matt Qualey. Initially providing granite countertops for kitchens and baths, the business expanded in 2006, with the assistance of Bangor Savings Bank and an SBA 7a loan, and began offering a full range of flooring tiles. By 2010 the business had moved into its current facility in Veazie, Maine which includes a warehouse and state of the art home design center. By 2011, again with the assistance of Bangor Savings Bank and the SBA, the company added another line becoming a distributor for Consentino and sales surged to over $1.5 million. They added a new sales representative position in 2012 and have seen positive sales results with their company now offering one of the largest stone inventories north of Boston.
Matt Qualey is a true “Mainer” having grown up on a potato farm in Aroostook County and graduating from the University of Maine. While preparing for graduate school, Mr. Qualey apprenticed with Irish stone masons in Boston. He then started Qualey Enterprises, a full service landscaping and hardscaping company which evolved into Qualey Granite & Quartz. He’s maintained a fluid business plan adjusting to meet market demands and adding more products and diversity as needed for the business to continue to grow and prosper. Thanks to Mr. Qualey’s business acumen and understanding of the industry, Qualey Granite & Quartz has successfully weathered the economic challenges of the construction and home improvement industry and remains well positioned for continued growth as the economy improves.
Matt attributes his success to providing superior customer service and a wide variety of stone, wood flooring and tile options for customers. Right alongside Matt is his wife, Laurie, who works full time in the business. If you visit Qualey Granite and Quartz, be on the lookout for their mascots, Penelope and Gaius, two of their rescued Chihuahuas.