By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2012
A shower, combining three of Harmony Star Marble’s products, is on display in the showroom. Owner Rex Marsh and his staff can help you make your dreams come true with new countertops, a shower or a bathtub.
For 30 years, Rex Marsh has been involved in the manufacturing, fabrication and installation of cultured marble and granite countertops, showers and bathtubs. His business, Harmony Star Marble, which has been open for the past eight years, is based on his experiences in an industry that caters to builders and home remodelers.
What sets this premiere granite company apart from other companies in the area, according to Marsh, is the fact that he offers four different products at one location. Harmony Star carries cultured marble, Portofino marble, manufactured stone, and granite.
“Portofino marble has a solid and harder surface,” he says. “We use it for showers and vanity tops.”
Harmony stone, which is manufactured by Marsh’s company, is tougher than cultured stone and is used for tubs, countertops and showers. Because the stone was created by his company for his customers, you won’t find this stone anywhere else.
“We offer our customers a wide variety of choices, from the least expensive to high end,” says Marsh. “This is what sets us apart from the competition. You can get everything you want right here, including sinks.”
You don’t need to travel from one business to another if you are remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, or building a new home. “From the smallest job to the biggest job, whether it is one vanity top or a whole house, we can work with you to complete your project,” he adds.
The family-owned business with six employees, who have been with Harmony Star Marble since it opened, believes in treating its customers right. “I depend on my employees, who do a good job, and I try to treat everyone honestly. I want my customers to be happy when the job is done,” he says. “We have a good rating with the BBB and with local people, so we get a lot of referrals. And if there is a problem, whether it was our problem or not, we take care of it. We’ve even been asked to fix problems that another company created but would not come back and fix.”
If you are getting ready to remodel or build a new home, Harmony Star Marble can provide you with a variety of options. You can view samples in their showroom, and if you don’t find what you want, Marsh offers the customer an opportunity to select something else directly from slab companies in Tulsa or Broken Arrow. “If I don’t have a color here that suits their needs, they can visit the slab company, pick out their color and have it sent it here to be fabricated and installed,” he explains.
Customers also have five standard choices in countertop edges, including bull nose, demi-bull nose, pencil roll, bevel edge or a chipped edge. Sink styles and colors vary, including sill granite or stainless. But the choices don’t end there, as customers may also choose from an under mount sink, drop-in or a farm sink. “We can also special order a sink and install it for them,” he says.
“What sets us apart from stores who don’t specialize in countertops, showers and tubs, but who do offer some of the same products as us, is that we don’t use different subcontractors on every job,” says Marsh. “Our turn-around time on a job is a week to 10 days from the time an order is placed. We don’t hire subcontractors. Our employees do all of the work.”
The business can do it all – from start to finish – including the plumbing; a local master plumber is available to help bring the job to completion. Harmony Star Marble specializes in custom, quality work to turn your bathroom or kitchen into a work of art that you can be proud to show off to your family and friends. If you’re thinking of remodeling or beginning a new home construction, give Rex a call.
After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.