about the owners

Robert M. Opitz, the owner, has been in the granite industry since 1995. Robert began his career in the granite industry by importing. He imported natural stone from 32 different countries over a span of 7 years. During his career in importation, Robert has supplied material for many high profile commercial projects, such as the University of Iowa, the New York Jets' Stadium, Kauffman Stadium, Municipal Auditorium, and Oak Park Mall.

Robert began working on the fabrication and installation side about 7 years ago. During this time, he has been involved in many recognized projects around town. He has worked hand in hand with architects and designers to provide granite for Jasper's Restaurant, Coal Vines Restaurant, Styx Restaurant, the Korean War Memorial, the Sprint Center, and AMLI Apartment Clubhouse. In addition to these commercial projects, Granite Tops' produces and installs over 500 kitchens per year. Although Robert's main responsibility is sales, he helps oversee the production facility with our foreman, Lalo. With all of Robert's experience in production and importation, Robert is well rounded and able to handle any commercial or residential projects that come our way.

Lalo Herrera, Granite Top' Shop Foreman, has been with the company from the start. Lalo helped Robert start Granite Tops, from the ground up. Lalo is an artisan stone worker. He has over 15 years experience in fabrication and installation of natural stone slabs. He is well versed and can handle any position in the production process. He can template, cut, polish and install. He specializes in custom details, such as laminated edges and radius work.

Caryn Smith, Granite Tops' General Manager, has been with Granite Tops' since 2007. She has over 10 years of experience in customer service. Caryn has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration as well as a minor in hospitality studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In the spring of 2012, Caryn completed her Master's in Business Administration with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and finance.

our mission

To provide our customers the results they expect through quality and service.