Jose Started Austin Granite Direct in 2006. Jose has been instrumental in leading the company to an average 20% growth year over year for the last 10 years. In addition to managing the day to day operations, Jose also works as a Sales/Project Manager, particularly with relationship customers. Prior to founding Austin granite Direct Jose worked for Austin American Technology as Applications Engineer where he focused in R&D in the area of cleaning and drying of electrical components and circuit boards manufactured for critical applications such as medical, military and aerospace. Jose is the sole inventor of three US Patents. He received a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin.
Karina handles the day to day operations for Austin Granite Direct. Prior to joining Austin Granite Direct, Karina held various management and operations roles at some of the top commercial real estate firms in the world including Cassidy Turley, where she assisted in the integration process of the merger with DTZ prior to it becoming Cushman and Wakefield. Karina holds her Bachelors of Science in Finance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Callie started working with Austin Granite Direct in 2015. Callie works one on one with customers as well handles marketing needs. Prior to Austin Granite Direct she was a wine and spirits sales representative at Glazer’s Distributing.. Callie studied at The University of Mississippi and received her Bachelors of Arts focusing on Interior Design, Photography and Welding.
Sonya started working with Austin Granite Direct in 2015. Prior to working with Austin Granite Direct Sonya held positions in different retails stores. Also, she studied at Texas State University for her Bachelors of Applied Sciences and Sociology.
Kenny started working at Austin Granite Direct in 2013. Since then, Kenny has been a very succesfull employee and has been able to complete multiple extremely complex projects in both residential and commercial applications. Prior to Austin Granite Direct Kenny worked for Stonewood Homes as a Superintendent where he managed construction of high end custom homes. Previously, he worked for Pulte Homes/ Del Webb in Sun City as a Superintendent where he completed over 100 homes from start to finish.
Trent has worked at Austin Granite Direct for 9 years. Trent has extensive knowledge of the granite industry. Trent has been a key and invaluable employee for all these years and his contributions have helped to the company’s success and growth over the years. Prior to Austin Granite Direct Trent held various positions in different retail companies in Austin.
Antioco has worked at Austin Granite Direct since 2007. Antioco has extensive experience and knowledge in the solid surfaces fabrication and installation. Under Antioco’s leadership our fabrication facility has been transformed into a highly specialized operation capable of handling the most delicate materials and precious stones such as Italian marbles, quartzites, calcites and onyx. Anteoco leads a team of fabrication employees officially certified to handle ultra-compact materials such as Dekton and Neolith.
Ernesto has worked at Austin Granite Direct for 9 nine years. Ernesto has successfully completed over 3000 granite installations in residential kitchens and vanities as well as commercial projects such as medical offices, hotels, and restaurants. Ernesto has extensive experience working with delicate and precious stones such as Italian marbles, quartzites, calcites, onyx, etc. Ernesto is one of the few granite installers in Central Texas certified in the new ultra-compact materials such as Dekton and Neolith. Ernesto’s work has been featured by Southern Living Magazine as part of the Builder of the Year Award received by our customer Henley Homes in 2014.
Harold has worked at Austin Granite Direct for nine years. Harold started as an installer apprentice under the leadership of Ernesto Barcenas. In 2013 he was promoted to Senior Installer. Harold’s work consistently receives complements thanks to his professionalism, attention to detail, and technical competency.