After more than a decade of operating in Chesterfield County, a family-owned stone fabrication and installation company is more than doubling its footprint with a new facility in Powhatan County.
Classic Granite & Marble is preparing to construct a new $10 million, 98,000-square-foot headquarters on about 25 acres near the Anderson Highway and County Line intersection.
The new three-story structure will replace the company’s current 35,000-square-foot home base in Midlothian near Route 288 at 14301 Justice Road, which it has owned for six years.
Founded by Tony Kilic in 2007, CGM offers a variety of stone materials, such as marble and granite for the installation of kitchen counters, tile backsplashes, fireplaces and bathrooms.
Kilic said the firm selected the Powhatan site to grow its existing 80-employee count and to enhance several of its offerings.
“Our customers want to see and feel the materials before starting a project in their homes, and with a new showroom, we’ll be able to feature more choices,” he said.
Plans call for the new facility to serve as CGM’s nerve center, housing its corporate offices, showroom, fabrication facility and warehouse.
Construction on the site is slated to take about 16 months to complete, according to CGM spokeswoman Lauren Wallace, with the company set to open its new digs by January 2020.
Eventually, the project will anchor a larger commercial development – The Shops at Stone Village – which will include a mix of retail, office and restaurant space to be developed by Kilic.
Powhatan-based Super Structures has been retained as the general contractor for the project, while Richmond-based Balzer & Associates is the civil engineer.
CGM purchased the nearly 25-acre site for $2.1 million. The property most was recently assessed by the county for about $1.4 million, according to property records.
Commonwealth Commercial Partners’ Chris Jenkins, Joe Buhrman and Bill Barnett represented the seller, Oakbridge Corp., during the Nov. 14 transaction.
In searching for a new home, Wallace said the company considered only properties on the region’s Southside.
“Ultimately we decided on Powhatan County due to the proximity to Route 288, providing easy access for our clients’ location both north and south of us,” she said.
CGM did not discuss its plans for the Midlothian facility.