P O R T F O L I O S H O W C A S E
What do stone counters and cabinetry say about your home,
whether it’s a brand new house or a remodel, or a commercial project?
These are but a few examples from over a thousand installations in our history. Ask for references.
Our Portfolio Showcase is growing, so vist often.
The House / Trapper
Shower & Bath Upgrade
Oohs & Aahs . . .
Robert Gottshall, Lancaster
"GJ and crew made our kitchen! The value of the service far surpassed the cost! It upgraded our home. When you walk in our front door, into the great room, the Kitchen will blow you away! Thanks so much!!"
Jackie Silvers, Lexington
"G.J. Is fantastic! He helped us coordinate work from other contractors as well as his own workers who cut, polished and installed all the granite in the kitchen and the fireplace in the living room. He made lots of great design suggestions as well as contractor referrals throughout our remodeling process. We plan to remodel our master bath in the near future and will again work closely with G. J. at Counter Culture Plus."
Linda Rice, Lexington
"Overall the whole job took longer than we had anticipated (a month and a half) but because we made changes this had to be expected to some degree. There were definitley issues with communication but GJ always made an extra effort to try to correct for this. I would highly recommend him if you are not sure what you might want--he has a real knack for matching colors, styles, materials! Our kitchen turned out absolutely beautiful! Check out the before and after pics! All in all, it was all worth it--- to have my husband (who was not overly enthused about the idea of remodeling) walk into the kitchen when it was finished and hear him exclaim a loud...WOW! Job well done Counter Culture!!!"
Dr. Michael Graff, Nicholasville
"They were fine and they were good people. I didn't have any bad experiences at all. There are two parts to the company: the countertop in Lexington and the cabinets that are made in Corbin. Both parts work well. They did a good job and I was pleased. Everything was good. I didn't compare their prices. They did a very good job on how they handled the service. I would use them again. I shopped a little bit and they were very pleasant to work with."
Tony Wolbarst, Versailles
"They helped us select the stone, sink, and faucet, with no pressure to go for the more costly. Did an excellent job of installation. When there was a small screw-up with the faucet, they immediately assumed full responsibility and made the correction, at their own expense. Very easy to work with and friendly, and went out of their ways to give us exactly what we needed and wanted. Highest ratings: A++"
Paul Ennis, Lexington
"Did an excellent job. Great to work with. Very supportive of what you want to do and flexible. Gave great feedback throughout. Would definitely use and recommend them."
Renate Heckler, Richmond
"They were very friendly and helpful. Did it all in one day. Gorgeous granite was better than I expected. Very easy to work with and very responsive to phone calls and questions."
Myra Bygrave, Lexington
"Based on other reviews, Counter Culture Plus was the only granite countertop company we contacted. We thought they might be more expensive, and perhaps they are, but we wanted to have quality results. During our first visit to the showroom, we were given very friendly and helpful advice on quartz vs granite, and color selection, and were given a rough estimate of costs based on measurements we provided. We initially decided on quartz, and were loaned a variety of samples to bring home. When I returned the samples, I also scheduled an appointment to have our kitchen measured, for no cost or obligation. G J Gerard, Sales Manager, was running a little late for the appointment, but gave us a call to let us know. After seeing our cabinets, floors, appliances, and paint color, G J recommended a light granite rather than our initial choice of a dark quartz. I went back to the showroom, and picked up additional samples of quartz and granite. We agreed that G J's recommendation of a light granite was the best choice, particularly after he said they would seal it so that we would not have some of the maintenance issues with granite we wanted to avoid. We then met with G J at the showroom to finalize the contract. We also purchased a new sink through G J, and he gave us advice on the type of faucet to purchase. We got a 5% senior discount as well as a 5% Angie's List coupon discount on the entire project. Removal of our old countertops was scheduled for 11 days later, with installation of the new granite for 2 days after that. There was a little mix-up with the appointment time for removal, with G J having changed it from mid-morning to late afternoon without contacting us, for which he apologized profusely. We chose a very busy time of year for this project, and they really do make an effort to be responsive to a lot of customers, so we understood having some scheduling glitches. Plus we genuinely liked G J, and found him a joy to work with! The crew that removes, cuts, and installs was very professional and detailed, and was very willing to make any requested adjustments during the installation. We were so pleased with them and their work. G J arranged for the plumber to arrive as the crew was finishing. If Counter Culture Plus is more expensive, it is well worth the benefits of working with an entire staff of friendly, helpful, and professional people, and of getting such good results. We could not be more pleased!"
Carolyn May, Lexington
"Everyone at Counter Culture Plus was very helpful and friendly. I mostly worked with G.J., and he was great about answering questions and making suggestions. His workmen were very professional and did a great job installing the countertops. G.J. arranged for a plumber to come the same day that the countertops were installed, so that he could re-connect the faucet, dishwasher, etc. I had looked at Lowe's and Home Depot, but the attention I received from Counter Culture Plus made the choice to work with G.J. an easy one. I will recommend Counter Culture to my friends."
Sharon Powers, Lexington
"Originally was looking for a white granite for the two vanity countertops in our newly renovated Master Bath. But, I couldn't find what I wanted at the price I was comfortable with. Then, we went to Counter Culture Plus and met with GJ. He showed me the Okite Blanco Carrera, and it was exactly what I'd been looking for. It's a quartz which actually requires less upkeep than granite, perfect for a bathroom. GJ and the staff in the showroom were all warm, welcoming, and extremely professional people. GJ came out to measure on a Thursday, and surprised me and my contractor when he called on the following Monday saying they'd done the cutting over the weekend and could install. A very happy surprise I must say. On installation day, GJ actually was here with his assistant to bring in the counters and help with the installation. Both men were extremely professional and personable, even complimenting other work we'd done in the house that his company didn't handle. I found that so refreshing. As you can tell, I give this company an A+, and I'm so happy that our designer friend suggested using them. And, before I forget to mention it, the countertops are BEAUTIFUL!!"
Gail Webster, Georgetown
"GJ Gerard of Counter Culture Plus came to our home (on time) and measured everything. While here, he offered ideas for ways to make my kitchen flow and bring attention to positive things. I loved his idea to make the bar top a from different piece of granite (and a softer edge cut) to bring out color in the main piece and to give my kitchen the updated, but traditional look I was wanting.
I met with him at Counter Culture and he helped me pick a granite that worked with my cabinets, tile, etc. He did not try to oversell me and showed me pieces in my price range. He took his time with me and answered numerous questions offering bits of advice without being pushy. It was great to get to see the actual piece that would be installed right there at the warehouse, which is unlike some other places from which I got quotes. My granite was installed and the mess cleaned up in a day. There were no hidden fees such as removal and disposal of old counter tops.
Later, when we finished our basement, he worked very well with the contractor making sure everything was ready and installed to coincide with them, keeping them on schedule.
GJ has become a friend to my husband and me. He not only knows his business and enjoys it (which shows), but he is a wonderful example to others. On a personal note, he is a "big brother" to a young man and makes certain he has time to be a mentor. On the business side, he has been professional, knowledgeable, reliable and honest. Easy to work with. Counter Culture Plus was a great find for us."
The Laney Clairidge