Best of Edmond: J and J Granicrete
After 35 years of military service, twin brothers Jim and John Morrison, found their calling in Granicrete.
The brothers decided to open their own business after John was introduced to the Granicrete product in 2008 while traveling through Utah. He noticed a countertop in a clothing store that he thought was stone. After commenting on the beauty of the stone he was surprised to learn the product was in fact Granicrete, a decorative concrete overlay.
Upon returning to Oklahoma, John called his brother Jim to tell him that he’d found their next calling. Less than a year later, they opened Oklahoma’s first Granicrete distributorship, J and J Granicrete. A year after that, they were recognized by Granicrete International with the Distributorship of the Year award.
“We both spent a career working for someone else,” says Jim. “The goal of becoming successful small business owners and working for ourselves was both alluring and very challenging.”
Granicrete is a resurfacing system that replicates the look of granite, marble or any other kind of custom concrete. “With increasing concerns of radon and radiation being emitted from granite, Granicrete is not only a wise choice, but also a safe choice,” said Jim.
Instead of replacing the countertop, Granicrete simply resurfaces it. It can be installed over almost any surface, including laminate, Formica, tile, wood, cement, walls or showers.
Installation is quick and efficient. They do not have to perform the demolition associated with providing most countertops and flooring surfaces.
“Our flooring product is a cement overlay which can be made to look like any type of traditional flooring surface to include brick pavers, flagstone, tile and even wood,” John said.
“Among the many benefits are the strength of our cement – twice as hard as traditional cement, versatility of the product, low cost of installation and maintenance and the elegant look.”
J and J Granicrete recently started offering authentic Italian Venetian Plaster, which is a very rich looking finish that’s similar to marble. “This plaster is relatively new to Oklahoma but is very popular in sections of our country and in Europe,” John said. “The product and process is thousands of years old and was traditionally installed in public buildings and the homes of the wealthy.”
For More information or for examples of these various finishes can be found at J and J Granicrete at 15020 Bristol Park Dr. in Edmond or call 608-0684 to schedule an appointment.