Business View Magazine Jan-2019

56 CRAFTMARK SOLID SURFACES INC. SOLIDAS STONE A GCO, Inc., the parent company for Craftmark Solid Surfaces,was founded in 1979 as a manufacturer of cultured marble vanity tops.The company’s primary focus of providing countertops to the growing apartment industry in the metro Atlanta area was followed in the early 1980s by expansion into the single-family dwelling market for custom cultured marble tubs, shower pans, and shower enclosures.AGCO thrived over the decades by increasing its product offering, a growth trend that has continued to this day.As for Craftmark, the company offers one of the most di- verse countertop product lines in the Atlanta area, including cultured marble and cultured granite for the bathroom, and solid surface, natural stone, and quartz products for kitchen or bath. It is known as the ultimate source for elegantly crafted and professionally installed decorative surfaces for the home. Company President, Larry Pulliam, recalls the early days of the business: “We started in the cultured marble manufac- turing business in 1979, here in Atlanta. AGCO (which stands for AGeorgia Company) was founded bymymom and dad with my older brother and sister and myself. It was truly just