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  • 10/21/2020 10:16 AM

Update: The ultimate guide to choosing a reputable countertop contractor

Updating countertops have become a vital part of the home improvement process. Elements like marble, granite and other natural stone slabs add to the appeal of your space, and increase the value of your home.

Because countertops are a focal point of your space, they should be installed with maximum care. Hiring a knowledgeable and experienced contractor can make all the difference when it comes to protecting your investment and receiving the best outcome possible. 

Knowing which contractor to hire can be difficult — these tips can help you choose. 

Do your research

Don’t settle on the first contractor you speak with as there may be alternative options better suited for your particular project. It is recommended that you talk to at least three contractors and ask each one questions regarding price, installation options, experience and any other information you would find useful. A reputable contractor should be happy to answer all your queries and will not withhold any information. 

When asking about price, it is important that you receive written estimates from each contractor. Check over the estimates for any undisclosed costs as well as a timeline for project completion. 

Ask for recommendations

Recommendations are one of the most convenient and reliable ways to gain insight into the contractors in your area. Ask your family and friends about their personal experiences, it can help you decide which installer would be the best option for you. The internet can also be a great source when finding a reputable contractor. Searching through reviews and recommendations on Google and Yelp will allow you to hear from others as well as seeing their completed projects. 


It takes a number of years to perfect the installation process. The best contractors will have years of experience with natural stone slabs and many different projects under their belt. Ask for a list of references and a portfolio so you can compare your needs with their past projects. Startup contractors that are new to the industry may have little experience and they might offer cheaper services, but it may be wise to choose the more experienced installer. 


Anyone can post an advertisement online, but that doesn’t mean the individual has the credentials and legitimacy to back it up. When hiring a contractor you want to make sure they have the right certifications, credentials and insurance. Not all credentials are created equal, so do your research ahead of time to know which ones are the most important. 

Hire us

GMS Werks is an experienced countertop contractor that has been serving both residential and commercial customers in the Omaha community for more than a century. 

Straight from the quarry and into your home, we offer more than 300 natural stone slabs and carry over 2,000 slabs, making us a leader in the natural stone industry. Our contractors are reliable and provide a variety of installation services for kitchens, bathrooms, walls, floors and much more. We have the experience and credentials to ensure you receive the best service possible. 

Give us a call or visit our showroom to discuss your next project.  

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.