Granite Transformations Names Recipient Of 2012 Franchise Of The Year At Annual Convention

September 12, 2013 // // MIRAMAR, FL – Granite Transformations, a global full-service home and business remodeling resource known for its revolutionary stone resurfacing process, recently named Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tenn. franchise owners Buddy and Patti Baker as the 2012 Franchisees of the Year during Granite Transformations’ Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif.

“This award means everything to us and shows the company’s recognition for the hard work we do,” said Buddy Baker. “I really give the credit to our 20 employees.”

Winners of this award are designated to the franchise owners who exemplify outstanding sales results for the year, and utilize Granite Transformations’ franchise system for support. The Bakers were also recognized for their impressive and loyal service to the company, as well as triumphant return after a severe flooding. Just six weeks after tripling their work space at the Knoxville location in 2011, heavy rains caused flooding to their newly remodeled showrooms and offices twice in one month.

“We are pleased to award Buddy and Patti as the 2012 Franchisees of the Year for providing remarkable service to their customers,” said Paul Lane, Chief Operating Officer. “They truly embody what it means to be a successful, dedicated franchise and we are delighted to have them as part of the Granite Transformations family.”

The Bakers have owned their Knoxville location for eight years and opened their Chattanooga location in 2012. Buddy, who was previously a men’s buyer for large department stores, immediately changed careers after learning more about Granite Transformations’ franchise design.

“The products and the business model are what ultimately drew us to the company,” Baker added. “We wanted to represent the brand well and be a stand-up company for our customers.”

Granite Transformations is most recognized for its exclusive line of granite surfaces, stronger and more durable than slab granite. In addition, the company offers a line of recycled glass surfaces and mosaic tile in a variety of styles and colors, plus, cabinet refacing services. Granite Transformations products are accompanied by a lifetime warranty, giving customers added peace of mind and unbeatable value.

All of Granite Transformations’ high-quality products can be installed over existing surfaces, virtually eliminating the need for demolition while eliminating the stress and mess of typical home renovations. This process also means that remodeling projects with Granite Transformations can be completed in as little as one day.

Granite Transformations has earned a great reputation for its commitment to customer service with its in-home design consultations. This allows customers to choose products which complement their design aesthetic from the comfort of their own home. In addition, customers enjoy expert installations with Granite Transformations’ highly-trained and courteous staff.

About Granite Transformations

Granite Transformations, a global full-service home and business remodeling resource, offers an impressive selection of stylish and affordable alternatives to traditional countertops, backsplashes, cabinets, floors and more. Best known for its revolutionary stone resurfacing process ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, Granite Transformations is meeting the needs of clients with franchise locations throughout the North America, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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