Granite Countertop Warehouse

Granite Countertop Warehouse and Crowe Custom Counters GM, Jairo Martinez wins Coverings 2015 Rock Star Award

ATLANTA-Coverings, the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States has named Jairo Martinez as the winner of the Coverings 2015 Rock Stars – An Emerging Leaders Program. The Rock Star Award was presented to him in recognition of being the best and brightest young talents in the tile and stone industry. The award was presented at CID Awards & Opening Night Celebration in Orlando.

“I am excited to announce that our General Manager here at Crowe Custom Countertops, Mr. Jairo Martinez has been chosen by one of the leading organizations in the stone industry as the recipient of the “Rock Star” award. This award is given to emerging leaders in the stone industry under the age of 35. Jairo was chosen from more than 75 nominees across the country.” said Miles Crowe, President of Granite Countertop Warehouse and Crowe Custom Countertops.

“Jairo started with me more than 12 years ago, working at night polishing countertops. He did not speak English at the time and I did not speak Spanish. One night he asked me to bring my wife, Monica, to the office so that she could translate a meeting for us. I figured he was going to ask me for more money. Instead, he wanted to tell me that he loved working here and he knew that one day we were going to be big and employ a lot of people and do great things. At that time, we were doing about 2 kitchens a week and there were about 4 of us.”

“Thanks to Jairo, we now employ 80 people and do about 20 kitchens a day!! And he taught me to speak Spanish and he’s now fluent in English. He is an awesome leader. He’s the best salesman on the planet. He helped create our internet marketing program. He can program all of our CNC equipment and waterjets. And he can repair anything. I am very proud of him, as you can tell!” exclaimed Crowe.

Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It featured exhibitors from more than 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.

The exposition serves as a resource for continuing education for all segments of the stone industry, with more than 80 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, as well as journalists and bloggers who cover industry.


Granite Countertop Warehouse and Crowe Custom Countertops is one of the South’s largest stone liquidators specializing in natural and engineered stone. The company is headquartered in Acworth, Georgia and services Metro Atlanta much of the Southeast. Granite Countertop Warehouse also is in the business of supply, fabrication and installation of Natural (Granite / Marble) and Engineered stone countertops. Visit the website at

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