I was trained by Maurizio Bertoli of MB Stone, what seems like a lifetime ago. The training just started during that four days. Maurizio helped me for many years answering phone calls when I was stuck on a job, or an email regarding how to grow my business. During those years I met Stu Rosen and quickly formed a great relationship with him as well.
I still remember that horrible day when Stu called me to tell me about the accident that took Maurizio from all of us too soon.
Eventually Stu took over the reigns of MB Stone. I was so impressed he consistently honored our mentor while slowly working his imprint on both the training and products.
My sons worked throughout high school and college in my little marble restoration business. My oldest son came to a MB Stone training event, probably one of the last that Maurizio ran. Stu participated in that training in support of Maurizio. My son, Tim, was very young. He came along for the trip and Maurizio invited him to participate. I was a little taken back and nervous watching him grab the big grinder removing lippage!
As I got older, two of my sons graduated from college announcing they wanted to keep my company going after I retired. I had no idea they each were even considering that because they are both so smart they could simply do anything they wanted to. I will admit, I was so proud they would choose my meager company, creating a legacy for the last business years of my old life.
They started attending the new Stu version classes of MB Stone and started calling Stu when they needed help.
Tim has restored over 6,000 floors by the tender age of 25. Kyle has restored over 2,000 tops and 3,000 showers. Kyle lifts weights 6 days a week just to make sure he has the physical stamina to do such hard work.
We buy all of our equipment and supplies from MB Stone. Once in while they tell us about a product we should use that they don’t carry and I am forced to go elsewhere. But we would never consider buying anything elsewhere. The valuable help we derive from their formal training and helpful phone support make it a no-brainer for us. With the solid base of them knowing exactly what we have in our arsenal, and how we were trained to use it all in harmony, they can offer very insightful help.
So if you are new to the natural stone restoration business or a seasoned veteran looking for a great and helpful business partner, Stu Rosen and MB Stone Pro is the right way to go. Go to a training class and listen, try out some equipment, talk with the other attendees and it will change your life. It sure did for me.