Tropical J’s installs cable-tensioned tensile structure at Sea Life Park in Hawaii

In late 2015, Tropical J’s had the pleasure of designing, manufacturing, and installing a custom cable-tensioned Tensile Structure and shade solution for the new Touch Pool at Sea Life Park, Hawaii, which is  a marine mammal park, bird sanctuary and aquarium near Makapuʻu Point on the island of O’ahu. The challenge was to create a […]

Solid Surface Tops of Southwest Florida Inc. – From hand to machine

Starting in a barn in Buckingham, FL, Solid Surface Tops of Southwest Florida, Inc. was formed and incorporated in April 2002. The company, founded by Jack and Glenda Balentine, the company president and corporate secretary, respectively, began by only fabricating solid surface materials exclusively. “After about six months, we moved to a 1,250-square-foot shop on […]

Discover Marble & Granite – Technology and quartz surfacing create a successful formula

Since its beginnings in 2001, Discover Marble & Granite has slowly grown, but since the 2008 recession, it has seen a huge gain due to two reasons. In July 2003, Victor DeOliveira, company president, placed the company’s first order of quartz from Cambria and invested substantially into it. With business picking up, DeOliveira then made […]

Onslow Stoneworks – A family’s history of stone

In 1995, Michael and Matthew Schott started Onslow Stonewoks as an extension of an existing glass company. They now employ 23 full-time and 10 part-time workers, running in two shifts, at their 14,000-square-foot facility in Swansboro, NC. The Schott family has a long history of stone working. In the late 1800s, brothers Nicola and Emidio […]

Translate »