Granite Stars in Today's Kitchens
It's hard not to like granite. It's tough, it's beautiful and it's in kitchens everywhere.
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The senior Casaccia's father learned the stone-cutting business while employed at Raymond Granite in the '20s. Then the Depression hit, reducing the number of building jobs, and he was laid off.
"So he took a $500 bonus he got from being in the military in World War I and opened up the monument business," he says. After James Casaccia returned from duty in World War II, he helped his father expand. Today, thanks to the popularity of granite, the business still is growing.
Like any product, granite prices vary somewhat from business to business. At Casaccia's, granite countertops average $80 a square foot installed.
Kathy Barberich writes for The Fresno Bee.
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