Tyler Ryals and his father, Jack, went from looking for a product to start a company around in 2002 to landing the national distribution rights to supply granite bathroom countertops at all 1,700 Lowe's home improvement stores three years later.
In between came the right product at the right time "and a whole lot of hustle," Tyler said. Today, Jackson Stoneworks — which takes its name from Jack and son — has a 20,000-square-foot custom stone countertop production and warehouse facility and 10,000-square-foot kitchen and bath design showroom and office with more than 25 employees next to the Evergreen Cemetery in southeast Gainesville.
Father and son were looking to go into business together with Tyler fresh out of studying business at Santa Fe College. They went on a product hunting trip to a large trade show in China, where Jack had done business for years as a chemical importer with AllChem Industries. They took an interest in bamboo flooring and granite countertops and lined up suppliers.
Jackson Stoneworks designs, sells, delivers and installs granite; marble and quartz counter tops, kitchen and bath cabinetry, tile, custom glass doors, walls and mirrors, and fashion plumbing fixtures and accessories.
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Tyler Ryals and his father, Jack, went from looking for a product to start a company around in 2002 to landing the national distribution rights to supply granite bathroom countertops at all 1,700 Lowe's home improvement... click to read more
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