SolidSurface.com Celebrates 10 Solid Years!
By Kathy O’Lochlayne
Tucson, AZ–SurfaceNet LLC d/b/a SolidSurface.com is proud to announce its 10th year as the leading Internet source for purchasing decorative solid surface sheet materials, tools, accessories and custom Corian® vanity tops. Where it was once thought that no one would buy a sheet of solid surface material off the Internet, SolidSurface.com has achieved a decade of success and over 20% year-over-year growth. While featuring popular solid surface brands such as DuPont™ Corian®, LG HI-MACS®, Aristech™ Avonite®, Samsung™ Staron®, Formica®, Wilsonart®, Hanwha™ Hanex®, and Meganite®, SolidSurface.com has also built its reputation on strong customer service and ease of searching, ordering and shipping.
Using countertop remnants lying around in the garage, co-founders, Ed and Kyle Carpenter, a father and son team, began, as a hobby, creating one-of-a-kind applications with solid surface. One such item was a guitar body in the style of a Fender Telecaster and another a sculpture portraying the loss of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. They also began fashioning pieces into cutting boards and selling them on eBay. After realizing they could work smarter, not harder, by selling remnant pieces, they launched
SolidSurfaceSurplus.com. In early 2007, they formed the parent company SurfaceNet LLC and, in May of 2007, acquired the URL “SolidSurface.com.” They then started working directly with manufacturers and distributors to source overstock and premium grade material, continuing to build out their various product lines.
SolidSurface.com Industry Rankings
Despite their “in the garage” beginnings, it didn’t take SolidSurface.com long to rise in rank and gain traction in the industry. In 2016 and 2017, SolidSurface.com was recognized by Internet Retailer and B2BeCommerceWorld.com as one of the top 300 B2B e-commerce companies. For the past four years, Internet Retailer magazine has recognized SolidSurface.com as a Top 1000 general e-commerce website, not just B2B. SolidSurface.com was also ranked 39th in the online Hardware/Home Improvement Industry.
Back in 2007, SolidSurface.com was unique in offering customers color and size choices from more than one brand in one Internet marketplace. Never before in the solid surfacing industry has it been this easy for customers to search for virtually any brand, color, pattern, or size of material. Over 60,000 shoppers per month visit their site, ranging from DIYers to residential and commercial remodelers and fabricators to woodworkers. They purchase from several categories of products, learn about creating with solid surface material and sometimes order a custom Corian® vanity top that can be ready to ship in 10 business days or less.
Future plans for SurfaceNet LLC and SolidSurface.com include a new website launch planned within the next 12 months, expanding the vanity top program and custom fabrication services, adding Quartz and other alternative surfacing options, and building even stronger supplier relationships, all of which are intended to further enhance the customer’s overall purchasing experience.
Happy 10th Anniversary SolidSurface.com!
SolidSurface.com, a division of SurfaceNet LLC headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, supplies material and products from numerous warehouses throughout the country. The Tucson location is a stocking warehouse which is open to the public, by appointment, for both wholesale and retail sales. In addition to serving customers within the USA, they regularly ship to customers in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.
SolidSurface.com affiliations include ISFA, AWFS, NKBA and NAHB. It is also an approved government contractor through SAM.gov and Accredited A+ by the Better Business Bureau.
888-715-3007, [email protected], 4011 E Columbia St., Ste. 105, Tucson, AZ 85714