GoodFellas Granite & Marble Fabrication is a local resource for granite and marble located in Bernville, PA. They offer hundreds of slabs on-site in an expansive warehouse and they have a showroom for consumers and designers to get ideas/inspiration. Tony Daskus started the business 2 years ago, but he and his team have over 34 years of experience in the business – many of the shop artisans can boast 12-15 years and know their way around stone. They also have trained in advanced materials such as Dekton by Cosentino. Every month since GoodFellas opened, they have posted sales growth. In a delicate time when many business struggle – this new company is “taking off.” What’s their secret recipe? We asked Tony Daskus to tell us more…
Why did you name the company GoodFellas?
Tony: It’s my favorite movie and I figured people wouldn’t forget the name.
You mention being a “Quality First” shop – what does that mean to you?
Tony: In the past, fabrication was a generational business, passed down through craftsman. But today, it’s all about quickness and price. It’s a mass production business. I wanted to bridge that gap and be a “Quality First” shop. We offer competitive prices – not the cheapest. We do it fast – but we won’t cut corners. If it takes 8 series of grits to polish an edge we use 8 grits. Our product is going to stand the test of time.
I tell my customers that my wife and I like to eat out a lot. I don’t want to duck anyone in a restaurant. So I still go out to inspect the jobs. I may not become a millionaire – but I can be proud of the work we do.
Why BLANCO Sinks?
Tony: We don’t give away cheap sinks. I don’t want to do a great granite job and then have a problem later on. BLANCO is a quality product and we’ve never had an issue with it. This goes with our “Quality First” mission. We won’t give away things for free. When have you ever received anything of quality free? We use a lot of BLANCO SILGRANIT because not everyone wants stainless steel. They offer a good product that’s trouble free, good templates and a wide range of colors. We even have BLANCO on display in our showroom.
What is a fun fact that your average customer doesn’t know about stone?
Tony: A lot of our customers wonder if granite can tolerate extreme heat. And they are often surprised that it can. Not just your average hot pot or frying pan either. The reason for this is that hard minerals such as quartz, feldspar and mica – which are fused together under intense heat and pressure that cooled over time, form granite. An open flame placed under the granite will have no melting effect and will not leave any burn or black scar marks!