CAESARSTONE NAMES 30 WINNERS IN THEIR DREAM DESIGN CONTEST

Van Nuys, CA (October 20, 2009) – CaesarStone, the original quartz countertops & surfaces manufacturer, named 30 winners in their online Dream Design Contest which began April 1, 2009 and ended September 30, 2009.

CaesarStone president Arik Tendler announced the following winners:

1st Place:  $5,000
Stephanie Boldon, Environetics

2nd Place:  $4,000
Bruce Benning, Benning Design

3rd Place:  $3,000
Jorge A. Martinez, Designer Kitchens L.A.

4th Place:  $2,000
Karen Kassen, Kitchens Unlimited
Sandy Hayes, Hayes Designs LLC
Chris Donaghy, Kitchen Brokers
Mike Hui, M-Studio
Jerrid Greenbaum, Southland Kitchen Design Studio
Micky Yannay, Best of Italy Designer Kitchens

5th Place:  $1,000
Rochelle Silberman, McCutcheon Construction
Sol Quintana Wagoner, Jackson Design and Remodeling
Laurie Belinda Haefele, Haefele Design
Michael Borrelli, Borrelli Design + Cabinetry
Michel Embry & Jeff Mahon, Studio Snaidero Naples
Shimon Garibi, Elite Kitchens
Phyllis Paul, Phyllis Paul Interior Design ASID
Michael Stauffer, Excel Interior Concepts & Construction
David Ebers, Domus Ojai
Jason Landau and Susanne Mordoh, Amazing Spaces LLC
Susan Jay, Susan Jay Design
Daren Doss, Chadbourne + Doss Architects
Chet Basher, Sparta Trades Kitchens and Baths
Brittney Fischbeck, Abodwell
Cheryl Kees Clendenon, In Detail
Meghan Lewellyn, Kitchen and Bath Galleries of Wilmington
Lori Freeman, KDI Elements
Jo Ann Hartley, Hershon Hartley Design, Inc.
Lisa Wilson-Wirth, Arclinea San Diego
Judy A. McCaffrey, Etc. Kitchens and Baths
Carmina Dumitru, DMD Marble & Granite, Inc.

“We literally had hundreds of incredibly stunning entries in the Dream Design Contest,” said Tendler.  “We sincerely thank all who entered the contest and shared their designs.  I’m thrilled by the response and proud to see the many different applications of our beautiful product.”

CaesarStone created the Dream Design Contest to showcase the work of innovative designers using the versatile quartz countertops surface.  For the competition, designers were asked to go to the CaesarStone website and enter their projects by uploading at least five photos and a brief description of their design in order to win cash prizes.  The entries could be residential or commercial projects as long as CaesarStone was the sole material utilized.

The 30 winners were chosen for the quality and beauty of their designs by a panel of judges.  A broad range of creative uses of CaesarStone were represented in the winning selections, from residential bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms, to commercial applications and even furniture design.

All the winning designs are featured on the CaesarStone website, www.CaesarStoneUS.com/dreamdesign/winners.cfm.  

About CaesarStone
CaesarStone is the original quartz countertops manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Southern California with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco,  San Diego, Seattle,  Miami, New York and Atlanta.  CaesarStone produces premium quartz surfaces, complementing any design application, from traditional to contemporary, for both home and commercial applications. CaesarStone products are available through kitchen and bath retailers, fabricators, architects, designers, builders and distributors nationwide.

Featuring a residential lifetime warranty, CaesarStone countertops are nonporous, stain, scratch and heat resistant. CaesarStone has earned the respected Good Housekeeping Seal from The Good Housekeeping Research Institute and is compliant with international environment standards ISO 14001 (environmental management system) and ISO 9002 (quality management standard). CaesarStone also has GREENGUARD and NSF (public health and safety) certification and is a member of The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
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For more information about CaesarStone and its products, please visit www.CaesarStoneUS.com, or call toll-free 877-9QUARTZ (877-978-2789).