about craftmark countertops
AGCO — A Georgia Company
AGCO, Inc., Craftmark’s parent company, was founded in 1979 as a manufacturer of cultured marble vanity tops. In those early years the company’s primary focus was to provide countertops to the growing apartment industry in the metro Atlanta area.
By the early 1980s a void had been created in the single-family dwelling market for custom cultured marble tubs, shower pans and shower enclosures. To satisfy that need, AGCO increased its product offering, sparking a growth trend that has continued to this day.
In 1985, AGCO became the first cultured marble facility in the southeast to automate its production facility. Bulk storage facilities for raw materials, continuous casting equipment and mold material handling equipment were utilized to keep up with the growing demand for quality custom cultured marble products.
In 1987, AGCO once again took the industry lead by researching and testing the manufacture of solid surface products.
The next year Craftmark Solid Surfaces, Inc. was formed as the sole Georgia fabricator of AGCO’s new Diamonite solid surfacing material. For the next 12 years, Craftmark grew its product line into one of the largest solid surface brands in the Atlanta area. During this period, AGCO began marketing Diamonite nationwide to other fabricators in need of a price competitive solid surface, thereby gaining national exposure for the product.
In 2000, Craftmark broadened its countertop offering to include natural granite and marble. The high demand for these natural products marked another era of rapid growth for the company.
Two years later Craftmark expanded into new fabrication facilities located on the AGCO campus. Later that same year, the company began offering natural quartz countertops.
Today, Craftmark offers one of the most diverse countertop product lines in the Atlanta area. Its offering includes cultured marble and cultured granite for the bathroom; and solid surface, natural stone and quartz products for the kitchen or bath. Craftmark has emerged as the ultimate source for elegantly crafted and professionally installed decorative surfaces for the home.