About The Stone Shop

The Stone Shop is the premier fabricator of quartz and other stone countertops in Des Moines. Our large showroom and new indoor slab warehouse offers rare granites, the largest color collection of quartz, and the finest selection of quartzites and marbles. Our prominent reputation for custom projects and designs precedes us.

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We provide design, fabrication, and installation tailored to customers’ needs and will walk you through the process along every step of the day. Our intricate designs and selections are constantly evolving to meet the latest world trends and the highest level of quality standards. White marbles and manmade, marble-inspired quartz products have been a timeless trend and continue to be. We also offer a multitude of ways to customize or upgrade countertops to look even more luxurious including countertops with mitered edges, waterfalls to the floor, and edge profiles featuring double the thickness to enhance the look and finish. At The Stone Shop we take pride in doing incredible work at a fair price.

Our Team

Chad Briles
Chad Briles Owner, Inside Sales
Before starting the dream of owning his own company in 2012, Chad grew up from age 10 learning all things tile and stone from his Grandfather. With a background of 20 years working with stone, Chad has personal experience on every position within The Stone Shop. Chad encourages his team and clientele every day to think outside of the box in stone design. His projects including but not limited to a marble bed, 16 granite slab conference table and a 30-foot tall fireplace wrapped in custom mitered stone are just a few examples of how Chad’s vision is always innovative and tailored to each job site’s potential. Chad and his wife are lifelong residents of the Northern Des Moines and Ankeny area where they are raising their two beautiful children.
Jim Swift
Jim SwiftOperations Manager
Jim has been alongside of our owner, Chad, since the day The Stone Shop began in 2012. Jim’s experience with stone for over 16 years has given him the knowledge and responsibility of overseeing our install crews and shop operations. In his time away from the shop Jim and his family like to fish, golf, and hunt. On weekends and vacations Jim and his family like to camp and travel south.
Grace Clement
Grace ClementReceptionist, Inside Sales
Grace joined The Stone Shop team in July of 2015 and has loved every day here since. With 14 years of experience in customer service she enjoys working where creativity fuels her and beauty inspires her. In Grace’s own words, “I count it a privilege to help each customer find the perfect stone for their project. I would love the opportunity to help you make your vision a reality.” In her time away from the shop Grace puts her creativity to work making and designing homemade gifts for friends and family.
Leslie Uzel
Leslie UzelDesign/Sales
Before joining The Stone Shop earlier this year, Leslie lived overseas in Dubai where she worked for the local airline as a flight attendant. After 8 years of flying and traveling to almost 60 countries, Leslie was ready to put her feet on the ground and come back home to Iowa. Her desire for meeting new people, as well as passion for design makes helping our customers shop for their dream project an enjoyable experience. Outside of the shop, Leslie enjoys planning for her wedding, which will be late this spring.
Meredith Avaux
Meredith AvauxDesigner
Meredith came on board to The Stone Shop in the summer of 2015, before spending 10 years in the tile and cabinetry business. With a management and interior design background before joining the world of stone and tile, her path redirected from custom furniture, paint selections and window treatments; all of which she still enjoys helping family and friends with in time away from the shop. Continually seeking out inspiration of trends and ways to elevate style, Meredith has thoroughly enjoyed helping new homeowners, builders, and fellow designers with the details of stone within their projects. In 2016 Meredith took on her favorite job of all becoming a mom to her son.
Victoria Crooks
Victoria CrooksEstimator
A huge part of our team at The Stone Shop since 2012, Vickie has been in the business of Stone and Countertops for approximately 15 years. Handling the estimating of all potential and running projects, Vickie is evolved with every job we do. She comes with a 20 year background in the Casino business and a total of 40 years experience in customer service. Ten years ago Vickie and her husband opened their hearts and home when adopting two children.
Kellie Tillotson
Kellie TillotsonScheduling Coordinator
Before joining The Stone Shop in early spring of 2016, Kellie had 6 previous years in customer service. Her role here in the shop; scheduling all of our templating needs, plumbing appointments, layout approvals, installers and service calls; is a hefty load that she handles with grace. Her love for working with people has lead her to duties where she is in touch with all of our customers during at least one point within their project.
Matt Ross
Matt RossProgrammer
Since joining The Stone Shop team in 2014, Matt has taken the lead role in programming our machinery to cut our stone. He has been involved in the construction industry since high school and done CAD design since 2007, ranging from utility services to concrete forms. He and his wife welcomed their son to their family in 2016.

TESTIMONIALS

Hear what our customers are saying about their Stone Shop experience.

The Stone Shop is our number one choice for countertops in our renovations, custom homes, and spec homes. We enjoy working with this group of talented individuals because they’re organized, reliable, and always up to try new and innovative designs.

Oakstone Homes

From the first moment at The Stone Shop until the last we knew we were at the  right place.  Every member of the team was instrumental in bringing this project to life.  Although the custom design detail that we wanted was amazing from an aesthetic perspective it proved to be bit of a challenge from an engineering perspective.  The Stone Shop was not only prepared to take on our design challenge they were excited and helpful in taking our idea and making it happen.

Kalan C.