Fox Marble

Excellence. From the Ground Up.

Luxe Marketing Council tours Fox Marble as part of its “How it’s Made” Series The Countertop – Delivering an Uncommon Solution to a Common Need

The announcement read: In our continuation of the popular “How It’s Made” series, we take on the countertop—kitchen, bath and otherwise. To learn how it’s done correctly, we turn to the Bay Area’s acknowledged leader in the field, FOX MARBLE.


Charley McLaughlin, our owner welcomes the group


Dave Johnson, covers CEU presentation by the MIA

The head count was more than confirmed and it was standing room only yesterday when the Luxury Marketing Council (LMC) toured Fox Marble’s facilities. The program started with a welcome from Alf Nucifora, president of LMC to their members and an introduction to Bill Gamble sales, manager here at Fox, followed by a few words from our owner, Charley McLaughlin. Bill then reviewed the plan for the afternoon which included viewing a quick video from the Marble Institute of America, “From the Quarry to the Kitchen”, presented by Dave Johnson, our architectural rep. This allowed attending AIA and ASID members to receive educational units to apply to their yearly educational requirement. This video covered historical and modern quarrying techniques, templeting, fabricating and installation.

After the video and lunch the crowd broke into 3 groups, one touring the fabrication area lead by Bill Gamble, another viewing the many slabs of imported and domestic stone in our inventory, led by Jeremiah Smith, sales and project manager. While the third group viewed an on screen demonstration of our digital template and layout software, deftly handled by Janice Weickum, manager of templeting and digital layout. Each group rotated after 15 minutes so everyone had an opportunity to view all the major aspects of our fabrication process.


Janice Weickum, presents digital template program


Digital layout software on screen


Bill explains how this Pietra Cardoza island was fabricated


Jeremiah Smith educates group on the many characteristics of natural stone


More questions for Jeremiah while viewing Onyx material


Bill Gamble points out how it is transformed from slab to finished product


In the back there, you can see the multiple diamond tooling for edge profiles, Bill points out.


Jeremiah explains how this slab was only this tall before we put it in our patented slab stretcher 😉

We then all gathered back in the meeting room for wrap up. Some had appointments to get to and had to go but many attendees stayed to ask several questions and to return to the slab inventory as there are so many beautiful natural stones to see: marble, onyx, limestone, granite, quartzite, travertine and exotic man made gemstone slabs.

The Fox staff thoroughly enjoyed hosting the Luxury Marketing Council’s tour of our facilities and judging from all the questions, the oooh’s & aaah’s and smiles the attendees did to. If you have a group of design professionals or trade personal and would like to educate and inform your staff, we welcome your inquiry.

Until then, we’re back to it, making your stone work look great. It’s a passion developed over decades spent working with natural stone. And it’s a passion we strive to pass on, so you can take pride in the stunning beauty and intricate details of your stonework.