History/Timeline

The history of Pacific Shore Stones:

2002 Donald, Marco and Vinny have their first experience with the natural stone industry in Los Angeles. They come to understand the challenges of purchasing and importing high-quality stone into the U.S., and are inspired to improve the process by working closely with quarries in Brazil. Eager to try their hand in the industry, they begin brokering containers to distributors in the U.S.
2004 Pleased with their success at importing and delivering quality containers, they open the Los Angeles location to serve fabricators and consumers directly.
2006 The partners decide that Austin and the Central Texas markets offer great opportunities to bring Pacific Shore Stones’ products and services to Texas. They launch their distribution center there as the largest indoor facility in Austin.
2007 Following the success of the Austin location, the partners open a warehouse in San Antonio, TX to better serve that local market.
2008 Looking to expand more, the partners open a location in Oklahoma City – the largest in the area with a 25,000 square foot warehouse on three acres of property.
2009 After a successful opening in Oklahoma City, the partners decide to enter the Tulsa market and open, at that time, the company’s largest warehouse, a 30,000 square foot facility.
2010 March: Having established itself as the market leader in Austin, Pacific Shore Stones makes plans to expand its operation in Austin, increasing the warehouse to 33,000 square feet, making Austin the company’s largest distribution center.August: Building on the company’s successful expansion into the state of Oklahoma, Pacific Shore Stones decide to branch Eastward, opening a brand new 30,000 square foot warehouse in Little Rock, Arkansas.

September: Building momentum in California, Pacific Shore Stones reaches the state’s Central Coast by opening a new store in Arroyo Grande, CA.

2011 This marks a year of great expansion and growth within Pacific Shore Stones.June: With residential sales growing in California, Pacific Shore Stones continues to dominate the California stone industry and the partners begin to expand Northward into Fresno, CA. At the same time, finding success throughout Central U.S. with ventures in Oklahoma and Arkansas, the partners choose to add to their central locations and open a distribution center in Memphis, Tennessee.

July: Seeing the potential for industry growth, the partners test market fabrication tool sales in Oklahoma through both the Tulsa and Oklahoma City Pacific Shore Stones locations.

October: Pacific Shore Stones ventures into the world of engineered stone, partnering with Compac Quartz to become an exclusive dealer and tests product sales through their Austin location.

November: Booming sales and a growing reputation for quality and variety allows the company to again expand and open a distribution center in Birmingham, Alabama, finally bringing its exotic selection of natural stone to the East coast.

December: The partners end 2011 with the opening of one final distribution center in Oxnard, California. The demand for stone from Pacific Shore Stones’ current customers deemed the 5th California location a necessity.

2012 The relationship formed between Compac & Pacific Shore Stones proves successful in Austin. The two companies agree to expand the line to Pacific Shore Stones’ California market.
2013 January: The partners reach an agreement with Antolini, to offer the Signature Stone Collection in Austin and Los Angeles for the first time this year.April: The Arroyo grande location moves to a larger facility in the same street to meet growing demand for more inventory, expanding their range of exotics, such as onyx and quartzite.

May: Keeping up with demand to expand their existing offering of engineered stone, Pacific Shore Stones forges ahead with an agreement with Caesarstone. An exclusive agreement is reached for distribution in Arkansas and Oklahoma, with a sales agreement also in place for three California locations: Los Angeles, Bakersfield and Fresno.

September: Pacific Shore Stones opens its 13th location in Charleston, SC following the acquisition of World Stone Distributors.

2014 August: Pacific Shore Stones opens a new location in Springdale, Arkansas, bringing the total number of locations to 14.
2015 February: Pacific Shore Stones Greenville opens in South Carolina, bringing the nationwide total to 15 locations. Pacific Shore Stones Springdale relocates to a new custom built warehouse.

May: Pacific Shore Stones opens a new distribution center in Pasadena, Texas. Close to the port of Houston, the new 52,000 square foot warehouse is dedicated to storing up to 15,00 slabs and serving a wider client base across the Central region.

June: Keeping up with demand for innovative new surface solutions, Pacific Shore Stones announces an agreement with Neolith, a large format compact sintered surface manufacturer. Neolith is initially available from the Austin and San Antonio locations in Texas.

August: Pacific Shore Stones launches a new line of own-brand quartz, called Pacshore Quartz. The line features 12 colors inspired by the Pacific Islands, and is available at the Central locations.

2016 January: The distribution area for Pacshore Quartz is expanded to include the company’s East locations: Birmingham, Charleston and Greenville.

February: As demand for Neolith grows, Pacific Shore Stones announces an exclusive distribution agreement with Neolith covering Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

July: A new location opens in Irvine, California, bringing the total number of locations to 17 nationwide.