Whether you are looking for countertops for your new home or remodeling, the quality of the fabrication and installation is just as important as the quality of the product.


Upon selecting a fabricator, be sure to look for their accreditation seal through the Natural Stone Institute (NSI), the only independent third-party, verification program for natural stone fabrication companies. Accredited companies represent well-qualified stone professionals who comply with a rigorous set of metrics, demonstrating their fabrication and installation methods are best in class, and safety is a top priority.


As a homeowner, seeing the seal of accreditation means you can rest assured that you are protected from poor quality products, sloppy workmanship and dishonest business practices.


Cutting Edge Countertops received accreditation in 2012. We are one of only a handful of accredited fabricators in the Midwest to meet the stringent criteria required for accreditation. “This achievement is a source of pride for our entire team,” said Jeff Erickson, Co-Owner/Founding Partner of Cutting Edge Countertops.

The multi-step accreditation process includes a thorough document review, written exam and an extensive on-site facility inspection. The NSI’s accreditation is awarded to the best-in-class by meeting standards in the following areas:

  • Customer Service
  • Quality Control
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Physical Facilities
  • Business Practices
  • Safety
  • Ethics
  • Financial Resources
  • Human Resources

To learn more about the accreditation program, visit the Natural Stone Institute and be sure to select a fabricator who proudly displays their accreditation seal.

If you are a specifier, contractor or builder looking to include stone countertops in your next project, let the Natural Stone Institute help with qualified specification language.