By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2009
Rex Marsh, owner of Harmony Star Marble, shows off a cultured marble jetted tub manufactured in his 7,500-square-foot facility east of Claremore.
Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling the kitchen or bath in your existing home, now is a great time to harmonize your residence with products made by Harmony Star Marble of Claremore. Owner Rex Marsh has been in the business for over 30 years and treats customers as if they are relatives. “I’ve always been a straight shooter,” says Marsh. “People like to be treated like they’re family, and we do our best to accommodate their needs.” With custom-manufactured cultured marble and Harmony Stone fixtures for bath and kitchen, the company’s great products, excellent service and fair prices bring many referrals from both old and new customers alike. They specialize in the manufacture and installation of vanity tops and sinks, shower bases and walls, bathtubs, tub decking and splashing, jetted tubs, and kitchen countertops.
Harmony Star Marble products are manufactured at the company’s headquarters, located east of Claremore in a 7,500-square-foot facility. The site includes production and finishing areas, plus a warehouse and a showroom. Harmony Star Marble combines stone chips that are fine, medium, or coarse to create a wide variety of blends and finishes that will satisfy every customer. The final result is a stone-like surface that dramatically enhances almost any surface with spectacular granite colors and textures. This technique has virtually unlimited application potential and is used in solid surface kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, shower surrounds, and wall panels. Hundreds of color combinations are possible, as are the color, size and texture of the stones utilized.
According to Marsh, these man-made granite surfaces are more durable than cultured marble because stone is added to the polymer base. They are ideal for kitchen countertops due to their ability to ward off stains. They also have great heat resistance qualities, always a nice thing to have in the kitchen. These surfaces provide a very hard, non-porous surface, making them easier to clean and maintain. They work equally well in bathrooms, especially whenever water can be a problem. Many homeowners prefer solid sheet products, because they eliminate multiple grout lines to greatly reduce the potential for leakage. If you should drop something heavy on a manufactured stone finish, chips are very easy to repair. “Manufactured stone will not crack as easily as natural stone either,” adds Marsh.
Marsh employs a licensed master plumber to tackle any plumbing task on his bath and kitchen projects. And if a new or remodeling project requires a specialist for something such as dry wall application, he will hire an expert to handle that as well.
Harmony Star Marble has served all of northeastern Oklahoma, including Claremore, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Pryor, Bartlesville, Bixby, Jenks and Sapulpa, since opening its doors in 2004.
For simple and effective cleaning and care instructions for cultured stone or marble surfaces from Harmony Star Marble, visit their website: www.harmonystarmarble.com. There you will also find many of the color and texture options available.
If you’ve been thinking of doing a kitchen or bathroom remodel, now might be the perfect time to get it done. Give Rex Marsh at Harmony Star Marble a call. It won’t cost you anything to get your estimate, and you might just be very pleasantly surprised at how far a few dollars will go to giving your kitchen or bathroom an entirely new look.
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.