The Top Shop INC Earns Fabricator Accreditation From Natural Stone Institute

We are thrilled to announce that The Top Shop, Inc. has achieved a prestigious milestone in the world of natural stone craftsmanship – we are now an Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator, as designated by the esteemed Natural Stone Institute. This recognition underscores our dedication to quality and expertise in the fabrication and installation of natural dimension stone, solidifying our position as leaders in the industry.

NSI Accredited Stone Fabricator in Colorado

The Top Shop, Inc. is proud to join the ranks of the 114 entities in North America and the exclusive seven in Colorado that hold the prestigious Natural Stone Institute accreditation. This achievement underscores our commitment to delivering excellence and innovation in every project we undertake.

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Our work to earn this accreditation seal will ensure you know that you can trust us with your stone project. Companies accredited by the Natural Stone Institute abide by a meaningful Code of Ethics and have verified standards of customer satisfaction, sound business practices, insurance coverage, and overall safety. We want you to be confident that your project will be completed in a professional manner, and will meet and exceed your expectations.

The Rigorous Journey to Accreditation

Earning the title of a Natural Stone Institute Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator is no small feat. We embarked on a challenging three-phase application process that showcased our commitment to excellence.

Phase One: Application – We meticulously completed a comprehensive application, providing a range of documents and references to demonstrate our alignment with the 10 stringent standards of accreditation set forth by the Natural Stone Institute Accreditation Commission.

Phase Two: Examination – Our proficiency was rigorously tested through a 200-question examination. This comprehensive assessment covered various aspects of our work, including material usage, installation techniques, fabrication expertise, restoration skills, care and maintenance, administration, legal and contractual acumen, and paramount jobsite and shop safety.

Phase Three: Site Visit – A thorough site visit followed, which encompassed a meticulous evaluation of our facilities, documents, and installation sites. This step provided an all-encompassing view of our operations.

Natural Stone Institute Accredited Logo

James A. (Jim) Hieb, CAE, CEO of the Natural Stone Institute, expressed his admiration for our accomplishment: “The Top Shop can now proudly showcase the accreditation seal, signifying their preeminence within the natural stone industry in terms of craftsmanship, safety protocols, and business ethics.”

About the Natural Stone Institute

The Natural Stone Institute Accreditation program recognizes those companies that meet the industry’s highest standards for business activities, product knowledge, fabrication, and installation. It is a third-party verified credential that is earned only by those able to meet the highest standards for excellence in quality, safety, and customer service.

The Natural Stone Institute serves as a global hub for over 2,000 members across 50 countries, representing all facets of the natural stone industry. Our membership grants access to a treasure trove of technical resources, training modules, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and enriching networking events. Our commitment to raising awareness about the exceptional qualities of natural stone is exemplified through publications like the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine. Learn more at

About The Top Shop, Inc.

Established in 1999, The Top Shop, Inc. began its journey as a small 6-person laminate shop in Arvada, CO. Over the years, we have grown and diversified our offerings, now including solid surface installations, exquisite stone and granite countertops, cabinetry solutions, and cutting-edge flooring options. Our clientele spans retail homeowners, remodelers, multi-family developments, new home builders, and commercial construction projects. We invite you to visit our Denver showroom at 357 S. Colorado Blvd.

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