By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009
Owner Rex Marsh with one of the cultured marble custom shower configurations available at Harmony Star Marble.
Harmony Star Marble owner Rex Marsh serves all of northeastern Oklahoma with custom manufactured cultured marble and Harmony Stone fixtures for the kitchen and bathroom. He has completed projects in Bixby, Jenks, Owasso, Broken Arrow, Glenpool, Pryor, Bartlesville and Sapulpa.
With over 30 years in the business, Marsh opened the doors to Harmony Star Marble in Claremore in 2004. Marsh is a straight shooter who operates his business the way he likes to be treated: fairly and honestly, with quality products and great customer service.
The manufacturing facility is located east of Claremore and includes a 7,500 square-foot shop with production and finishing departments, a storage area, and a showroom. All products are manufactured at the Claremore facility.
Cultured stone is considered more durable than cultured marble because stone is added to the polymer base. “The stone becomes a harder surface and is ideal for kitchens because of its great stain and heat resistance qualities,” says Marsh.
Gracie Marsh happily models with one of her dad’s cultured marble jetted tubs.
Both stone and marble products are available in either gloss or matte finish. The stone products have many more texture and color options available. A hard, non-porous clear finish makes cultured marble an easy-to-clean, low maintenance, long-lasting surface that is highly desirable for bathroom applications in which water can be a problem. Solid sheet products eliminate multiple grout lines, greatly reducing the potential for leakage.
Harmony Star Marble specializes in new and remodeled home kitchen and bathroom products. Marsh employs a licensed master plumber to complete all of the plumbing tasks on every project. “The manufactured stone won’t crack as easily as natural stone,” says Marsh. “And if something heavy should be dropped on it and it chips, repairs are easily made.”
Marsh manufactures and installs a variety of jetted tubs, corner tubs, soaker tubs, and custom showers available in sizes up to 10 feet at the base. His company also manufactures vanity tops – including sinks – shower bases and walls, bathtubs and walls, tub decking and splashing, and kitchen countertops.
To ensure many years of use from cultured marble or stone surfaces, Marsh offers some simple but effective cleaning and care instructions. Normal cleanup may be done with any non-abrasive cleaner, spray foam cleaner or liquid detergent. You should never use an abrasive cleaner such as steel wool. For more information on care and maintenance, visit Harmony Star Marble’s website at www.harmonystarmarble.com.
Now is a great time to consider remodeling your kitchen and bathroom. Give Rex Marsh at family owned and operated Harmony Star Marble a call for a free estimate of your project. Rex has more than three decades of experience and knowledge, giving customers peace of mind when using his remodeling services.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.