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Granite at a discount comes to Hudson

Nature's Stone opened its fourth retail outlet, last week, in Hudson. The chain of discount granite retailers offers 25 different types of granite out of their own quarries according to Chad Solsvig, 1992 HHS grad and Nature's Stone's local manager. They offer wholesale prices direct to the consumer because there is no middle man according to Solsvig.

"If we do not have it, we can get our hands on any kind of stone you want," said Solsvig.

The showroom samples reflect their names such as Golden Diamond, Brook Peach, Butterfly Green, Panda Silver, Red Shrimp and Black Galaxy.

"With prices for granite beginning at $28 per square foot," said Solsvig. "We are the company with the cheapest prices in a five state area and we will match everybody price and beat it." The price also includes fabrication and installation.

Solsvig is no stranger to the stone business, with six years in the trade, he welcomes the chance to visit with customers and sell them on the qualities that make granite a popular choice.

"It doesn't hold bacteria and it is something that is going to last forever," said Solsvig. "For every dollar spent on granite you get three back when you sell your home."

Hudson's Nature's Stone, located at 2109 Coulee Road, is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The showroom offers both samples and countertop displays of the granite. The other locations are in Burnsville, Minnetonka and Coon Rapids.

For more information you may call 715-377-0888 or visit their website at www.