About

CR Home, the Construction Resources, Inc. Design Center, offers consumers, designers, builders and remodelers a one-stop resource for kitchens, baths and any room of the home. More than just a supplier of products, CR Home has staff designers to bring plans into focus; fabricators and a state-of-the-art production facility to create beautiful and precise countertops; and installers to provide professional, on-time and courteous service. Perhaps most important for busy homeowners and professionals, the staff of experienced Project Managers coordinates every project until the finishing touches are complete.

The Construction Resources, Inc., family of businesses was born in 1970 when Fred E. Hires, Sr. and partners opened Atlanta Marble Mfg. in Decatur, GA. Atlanta Marble Mfg. experienced modest growth through 1996 and cultured marble remained its only product offering. Fred’s sons, Mitch and Sonny Hires, grew up working in the business during summers and holidays while attending school and post-graduation from the University of Georgia.

In 1996, Mitch and Sonny were able to purchase their father’s partners’ interest from the company. They immediately saw an opportunity to diversify their product offering and expanded into kitchen countertops by opening Atlanta Kitchen in 1996. This successful diversification led to other complementary products and geographical expansion into other states.

*Construction Resources and Builder Specialties have merged.

Today, the Construction Resources Companies include:

  • Atlanta Kitchen, Inc.
  • Atlanta Glass and Mirror, Inc.
  • Atlanta Marble Mfg, Inc.
  • Builders Floor Covering & Tile, Inc.
  • Cambria Gallery
  • Florida Bath and Surfaces, Inc.
  • CR Home Alabama
  • National StoneWorks, LLC
  • Builder Specialties, Inc.
  • Colonial Lighting
  • Sewell Appliances
  • ARD Online

Together with tremendous help of partners, Joseph Horne, Robert Schoen, Richard Schwartz, Justin Atcheson, and now David Haun, the Hires brothers have grown Construction Resources into one of the largest, most diversified specialty building product supply companies in the southeast.

As leaders in the construction industry, Construction Resources, Inc., is affiliated with top industry organizations. Construction Resources, Inc. is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA), Builders Club Reward, and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Through membership in each of these groups, Construction Resources, Inc., pledges to uphold high standards of professionalism and integrity to protect the industry and consumers.

Over 200 professional employees are employed and dedicated to providing our customers with the best fabricated countertops, cultured products, glass, mirror, and specialty items in the industry. With our on-site fabrication capabilities, not only are we the one-stop-shop for anyone’s home building needs, we are timely from the design selection, template cutting, to install.

Atlanta Kitchen, Inc. is the number one granite countertop supplier in the southeast, and encompasses over 100,000 square feet of production, fabrication, inventory and warehouse space; Atlanta Marble, Inc. encompasses over 70,000 square feet of production and warehouse space, which includes the Show Room, Sample Room and office space; and Atlanta Glass & Mirror, Inc.’s state-of-the-art facility encompasses over 35,000 square feet of production and warehouse space.

By passing the MIA Certification Test, Atlanta Kitchen, Inc.  is proud to earn the exclusive title of being an Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator through the Marble Institute of America.

The MIA Accreditation seal protects residential and commercial customers from unscrupulous businesses, poor quality product and shoddy workmanship.

When you work with a natural stone fabricator or commercial contractor displaying the Accreditation seal, you can be confident that your project will be completed in a professional manner, that questions or concerns will be promptly addressed and that your satisfaction will be the company’s priority. The MIA Accreditation seal means peace of mind, from the selection of the slab through fabrication, installation and beyond.