REPURPOSING EARTH...ONE SLAB AT A TIME
We live in a small town, but we have big plans...
Serving Slabs was originally created by Derrick Neikam to make gifts for friends and family. Shortly there after a real business sprouted up. Instead of dumpster diving, we now work with local suppliers and divert unused granite countertop from landfills before it even gets into the dumpster. On average we divert 20,000 lbs of granite per month and hope to divert tons (literally) of granite as the business grows. We repurpose the discarded granite into beautiful household items such as serving trays, platters, cutting boards, lazy susans, candle holders, trivets, coasters, table runners and cake stands, with new products coming out regularly. With the variety of different colors and graining, no two pieces are alike. We then chisel the raw slabs each into a unique shape usually determined by the natural characteristics of the stone.
In addition to our core business, living in a small community allows us to give back and make a bigger difference locally versus a big city. We have employed several people since moving to Salida, and donate our work to multiple charities raising funds for local organizations and families in need. In early 2017 we joined Rotary International.
A little more about our growth and plans for the future:
April 2011 - Derrick Neikam starts Serving Slabs working out of his home and kitchen in Denver, CO
2012 - Derrick moves his family and the business to Salida, CO, where he is able to live closer to family and enjoy the majestic Rocky Mountains
December 2012 - Developed a Colorado presence with partnering with the best stores in the best locations
January 2013 - Serving Slabs attends the Dallas Market to commence its' U.S. national campaign. Click stores to see store listings
February 2013 - Our "garage startup" moves into a 2700 square foot facility in Poncha Springs, CO to accomodate demand, and to stop bumping into each other. Wendy really appreciated this
2014 - Serving Slabs attends two AmericasMart Markets in Atlanta and continues to grow it's national presence to nearly every state in the country
2014 - Serving Slabs obtains it's first International account in Ontario Canada
2014 - Serving Slabs obtains sales representative, The Ryan Group, permanent showroom in AmericasMart Atlanta
2014 - Serving Slabs considered for one of Oprah's Favorite Things
2015 - Serving Slabs obtains sales representative, The Cassmeyer Collection, permanent showroom in Dallas Market Center
2015 - Serving Slabs heads West and attends the Las Vegas Market
2015 - Serving Slabs goes to the Big Apple and attends the NY Now Market
January 2016 - Serving Slabs repurposes/recycles 500,000 pounds of granite since inception, the equivilant of a six car passenger train or 350 average sized kitchen countertops. Serving Slabs moves to more prominent showroom Welcome Home in Atlanta
May 2016 - Serving Slabs opens "Mountain Made" retail store at 9996 West Highway 50 Salida, CO 81201. This store brings together a collection of local Colorado and handmade artists and craftpeople, to serve the local community with unique and useful gifts and home decor
July 2016 - Serving Slabs builds and moves into a new manufacturing facility at 9996 West Highway 50 Salida, CO 81201
January 2017 - Serving Slabs reaches new milestone of repurposing/recycling 800,000 lbs of granite since inception
February 2017 - Serving Slabs announces Million Pound goal for 2017. Likely to hit this in October 2017
April 2017 - We launched Salida Recycled Stone, a line of building products made from recycled granite countertops, in the form of Split Faced Stone, Pavers and wood or gas Fire Pits
Thanks for looking, we hope to have you enjoying one of our products soon!
Derrick and Wendy Neikam
How can we help you? Call us at 719-221-4581
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