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stone, repurposed, coaster, trivet

About Serving Slabs


Everything we make is from reclaimed stone and is handcrafted in Salida, CO. All that we reclaim, we divert from the landfill and repurpose into beautiful home decor and household items such as serving trays, platters, cutting boards, lazy susans, sushi trays, candle holders and business card holders - known as Serving Slabs. With each item rough chiseled and a variety of different colors and graining, no two pieces are alike and each have a unique shape usually determined by the natural characteristics of the stone. We work with granite, marble, mica, double reclaimed (previous lives), and recycled materials imbedded such as window glass.

REPURPOSING EARTH...ONE SLAB AT A TIME

We live in a small town, but we have big plans...

Serving Slabs was originally created by Derrick Neikam to make gifts for friends and family. Shortly there after a real business sprouted up. Instead of dumpster diving, we now work with local suppliers and divert unused granite countertop from landfills before it even gets into the dumpster. On average we divert 10,000 lbs of granite per month and hope to divert tons (literally) of granite as the business grows. We repurpose the discarded granite into beautiful household items such as serving trays, platters, cutting boards, lazy susans, candle holders, trivets, coasters, table runners and cake stands, with new products coming out regularly. With the variety of different colors and graining, no two pieces are alike. We then chisel the raw slabs each into a unique shape usually determined by the natural characteristics of the stone.

In addition to our core business, living in a small community allows us to give back and make a bigger difference locally versus a big city. We have employed several people since moving to Salida, and donate our work to multiple charities raising funds for local organizations and families in need.

History:

April 2011 - Derrick Neikam starts Serving Slabs working out of his home and kitchen in Denver, CO.

2012 - Derrick moves his family and the business to Salida, CO, where he is able to live closer to family and enjoy the majestic Rocky Mountains.

December 2012 - Our Colorado presence has saturated the market with the best stores in the best locations.

January 2013 - Serving Slabs attends the Dallas Market to commence its' U.S. national campaign. Click stores to see store listings.

February 2013 - Our "garage startup" moves into it's current 2700 square foot facility in Poncha Springs, CO to accomodate demand, and to stop bumping into each other. Wendy really appreciated this.

2014 - Serving Slabs attends two AmericasMart Markets in Atlanta and continues to grow it's national presence to nearly every state in the country.

2014 - Serving Slabs obtains it's first International account in Ontario Canada.

2014 - Serving Slabs obtains sales representative, The Ryan Group, permanent showroom in AmericasMart Atlanta.

Thanks for looking, we hope to have a Serving Slab in your home soon!

Derrick and Wendy Neikam


Please call our store to place an order.