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Local Franchise Owner Builds a Legacy as Premier Granite Garage Floors Business

Keith Stopko is working to become the premier floor coating installation business in Sarasota, leveraging integrity, honesty and consistent improvement as he grows.

By Morgan Wood1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSOREDUpdated 7:07AM 08/10/23

When looking to break into the epoxy garage flooring industry, Keith Stopko did extensive research to ensure he was selecting a company that had a strong reputation, great credibility and a business model that produced consistent success. With this, he found Granite Garage Floors, the home services franchise that installs commercial coating systems that, once complete, “Look and Last Like Granite.”

“After doing all of my research and speaking with the various Granite Garage Floors owners regarding their experiences, I decided to go to Atlanta with Ron Bender to meet Alan Mishkoff,” explained Stopko. “Within a short amount of time of being there, I knew I was in the right place and that being a part of the Granite Garage Floors family was for me.”

As he works to grow the business, Stopko said his goal is to leverage the name recognition and reputation that Granite Garage Floors provides to build a strong reputation locally and contribute to Granite Garage Floors’ larger reputation in the industry as a premier floor coating company.

Central components of this effort are continual improvement, integrity and honesty. As he grows his team, Stopko said he works to encourage these traits in all employees.

“I believe the core values of anything you do in life must be built on integrity,” he said. “I always strive to be the best at everything I do. I continually instill in my employees that you treat everyone with respect while providing the highest quality work at all times. I believe that respect and reputation are things that must be earned, and the way to earn them is through your actions. Actions speak louder than words.”

Stopko continues to evolve and grow, always welcoming new advancements and demonstrating a willingness to learn in order to create even higher-quality work while maintaining the morals and integrity that he prioritizes among employees.

Looking to the future of his business, Stopko said he intends to welcome his children into the operation should they have a sincere interest in the industry.

“I see my business being very successful,” added Stopko. “I see it growing at a steady pace while maintaining the highest quality work. I hope to continue building on the Granite Garage Floors reputation and being one of the premier locations under the Threshold Brands system.”

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