Phone:  231-929-2848

 

In-House Design Staff & Installation Personnel 


Our experienced, highly trained personnel work on residential and commercial jobs including new-build and remodeling projects with a wide variety of customers from homeowners to architects, designers and builders.

​Digital Templating Ensures Accurate Measurements


Following your stone selection, our field measurement technician will visit your job site to obtain a digital template of the project surfaces, whether for kitchen countertops, bath vanities, fireplace hearth, or other area.  Digital measurement makes the templating process more efficient than traditional wood templates. 

Greener, too!

Fully Digital Fabrication Shop

After your specific job pieces are cut on our fully automated stone saw, the CNC (computer numerically controlled) machine below precision shapes the stone pieces and profiles edges to job specifications.​

The technician uses a stylus attached to the unit to digitally record points of the job layout.
Final adjustments are made directly on the unit's LED screen.  In our production shop, the digital file is transferred to computer for the next steps in the stone fabrication process.​

High-Tech Equipment

Places Stratus in Elite Class

for Granite Fabrication


The fabrication equipment found at Stratus Marble & Granite's Traverse City facility gives the operation fully digital capabilities, and makes it one of the most highly technical shops not just in northern Michigan, but in the country.

Stratus fabricates and installs granite, marble and other natural stones, as well as manufactured quartz products such as Dupont Zodiaq and Silestone (please see our Services page for a complete list).  Utilizing our fully digital systems, a typical job follows this process: 

  • After customer stone selection, project templating is completed at the job site using the stone industry's fastest and most accurate digital templating system (see photos at right).
  • At the fabrication shop, template information is then sent digitally to a fully automated CNC stone saw (computer numerically controlled) which precision cuts pieces from the stone slabs selected for each job.
  • A CNC diamond router then precision-shapes the stone pieces, including profiling and polishing edges to customer specifications.
  • All pieces are then hand finished to ensure final quality and finish that machines are unable to detect.

This digitized process streamlines and accelerates the fabrication process, freeing up our stone craftsmen and service people to work on the "human side" of the business:  consulting, hand finishing, and completing installations for customers.


Slabs On-Site for Customer Selection

We maintain a unique variety of full slabs on site for client review and selection.  Our inventory changes frequently, and we work with several regional stone importers to bring in specific stones our customers have chosen.​


Where do our slabs come from?

Stratus maintains relationships with several natural stone importers in the Midwest, providing customers an exceptionally diverse inventory of full slabs, as well as the ability to secure stone from around the world.