What Are The Top Countertop Trends in 2023?

Countertops might be the most important design element to consider for kitchens and bathrooms, as you use them in a practical sense every day and they are a key focal point in the room. Here are our top recommendations for countertop product selections this year: 1. Colors Bringing natural elements into the home has been popular the last few years and this isn’t expected to end in 2023. White, earth tones, and anything that mimics the look of stone will remain very popular. If you prefer real natural stone, cultured marble, granite and quartz vanities are still long-standing traditions in…

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Tip Tuesday: Applied Laminate Edges

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Laminate Applied Edges offer multiple design benefits for rolled countertop profile looks, with self-edge laminate countertop options like no seam corners, wider depth options, and consistent edge treatments for bar and island tops.  Watch the video to learn more!

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Another Kaizen success for the L.E. Smith team!

On Monday March, 16th a group of 9 L.E. Smith associates spent the day tackling the total material utilization process from beginning to end.  They reviewed material opportunities across manufacturing categories including laminate countertops and solid surface countertops. The goal of the Kaizen event was to find “waste” within our processes that we could correct to better align our material expenses with our sales revenue.  The team began the day with a “Gemba Walk” through the facility, spending a couple hours observing current processes and asking questions to understand why we do things the way that we do.  After this…

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Parksite Incorporated Acquires Dupont Surfaces Distribution Business...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bryan Ohio (February 5, 2010)- The L.E. Smith Company announces that it has agreed to the terms for acquisition of its DuPont Surfaces Distribution business segment by Parksite Incorporated of Batavia Illinois.  The deal involves distribution rights for the Northern Half of Indiana & Ohio, as well as the southern counties of Michigan.  Key metropolitan areas are Elkhart, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Toledo, Cleveland, and Akron/Canton.  Craig Francisco, COO of the L.E. Smith Company, stated “L.E. Smith and Parksite are working diligently to transition the DuPont Surfaces assets, with the goal of Parksite beginning service effective February 5, 2010”.  Francisco…

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In 2010, L. E. Smith Celebrates Its 60th Birthday!

Our grandfather, Lawrence Edward Smith, founded The L.E. Smith Company in 1950 with the vision of providing high quality products and brands, delivering the very best service, and creating opportunities for his employees, customers, vendors, family, and community.  We’re very proud of our heritage and humbled by the energy and heart our grandfather, father, and uncles invested in manifesting their dream.  Today, 60 years after delivering our first order and two generations later, L. E. Smith is still owned and operated by the Smith Family.  We have been truly blessed. We believe our success is the direct result of an unwavering desire to be our customers’ preferred…

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