Our team of designers, project managers, and fabricators is consistently recognized as the best in the industry. We have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award multiple years in a row. Over 50 years of experience in the stone fabrication industry allows us to deliver superior craftsmanship and service for every job.
Step 1: Design and Estimate

From design to installation Dominion Granite and Marble will illustrate the high quality service and craftsmanship for which we are known in the industry. The process begins with a free design consultation and evaluation, which occurs in your home, office, or at our showroom in Ashburn Virginia. Personal in-home consultations are offered at your convenience. This enables us prepare an accurate estimate and customized advice on how to achieve your dream home or office. We understand the hectic schedules of professionals and homemakers in the Washington area all too well. To assist you in setting up an in-home consultation, we will work with you to find the most convenient time, even after office hours.

Step 2: Select Your Material

Some granite companies choose to buy stone in bulk and stock a limited quantity at their facilities to be used for making countertops and other stone projects. Typically this selection is limited to between 50 and 100 different types of materials. Dominion Granite and Marble recognizes that purchasing natural stone is a unique investment that will last a lifetime. We will never limit our client selections to stones that have higher profit margins, that are reusable from project to project, nor will a selection be made because we happen to have a particular stone in inventory.  Instead, we partner with dozens of importers that hold thousands of granite, marble, stone, and quartz slabs in inventory.  By working with Dominion, you area allowed to personally visit these importers. When a material catches your eye, a reservation can be made for the exact slabs that are viewed with no obligation. The importer will send us a reservation sheet documenting the selection. When a project is ready, the exact stone slabs that were selected will be transported to our facility in Ashburn, Virginia. In addition to individual slab selection, we also offer a service which a client can select the exact placement of every single piece of the project on each selected slab with the assistance of our staff. This higher level of custom services allows our clients the opportunity to design a project that is as unique as they are.

Step 3: Measure and Template

The natural stone industry like any other is constantly changing with the development of new technologies. In an effort to offer our clients the latest in measuring technology Dominion has implemented the use of a digital laser templating system. This system is accurate within 1/100th of an inch over a 600 foot length and allows for a real-time visual representation of the project an AutoCAD files are sent to a plotting machine which prints transparent Mylar templates of the project to scale. An additional option for clients whom are looking for an interactive design process is selecting project placement. Once project slabs are delivered clients come to our manufacturing facility and place all of their project pieces directly on the stone slabs with the transparent Mylar. With the assistance of one of our stone experts clients will decide exactly where on the slab all project pieces will ultimately be cut from. Placement is just another service which allows us to give higher level of custom service to our clients. Additional measuring services are available, please call for details.

Step 4: Stone Fabrication and Polishing

Similar to any other craft, stone fabrication can be achieved in a multitude of ways. Many large stone fabricators choose to completely automate the process. This vastly increases production but eliminates the quality hand craftsmanship that has been developed over thousands of years. There is a time and a place for automated machines and mass production, but we at Dominion Granite and Marble feel that your home or office is not one of them. We cut every piece of stone to exact dimensions, then painstakingly hand-cut and polish all edges to perfection. Our edging process is one of the most time-consuming and in-depth, in the industry. We start by shaping the edge to the consumers’ desire. We then proceed to polish and buff each piece with a 14-stage process, which yields a mirror-like finish. The shine is such that no sealers or artificial chemicals are necessary. All of our seams undergo an additional 5 step back grinding process which reduces the thickness of a seam by about fifty percent from standard methods in an effort to make them virtually undetectable. Upon completion of fabrication all of our stone is then treated with an Oliophobic Impregnator (see. http://www.marble-institute.com/industryresources/sealing.cfm), which ensures no yearly maintenance. Additional unique processes include the use of fiberglass rods embedded in the underside of the slab sections where sinks are located for increased rigidity, inserting steel bolts into the base of sink cutouts to physically clamp the sink to the base of the stone, using a pneumatic seam setter which secures seams as close as the stone will allow, and many other processes which have given Dominion Granite and Marble one of the best names in stone in the United States. A stone countertop or vanity is a lifetime purchase and should be treated as such. At Dominion Granite and Marble, we have always believed in this principle. Our work continues to illustrate this standard. Please feel free to call us today to speak to one of our stone experts.

Step 5: Installation

We know that while choosing to enhance your home or office with natural stone, you still want to keep your home or office beautiful during the installation process. We give our pledge to respect every square foot of your property. We also guarantee that the area in which we are installing will be as clean as it was before we arrived. We understand how frustrating it can be having people working in your home who you cannot communicate with. At Dominion Granite and Marble all of our installers speak fluent English and will be happy to discuss your kitchen installation with you. We are happy to work with you and your schedule to make installation as convenient as possible. Once installation is under way, we are 100% committed to completing the project in a timely and efficient manner.