Marmi’s experience in the stone business began in 1963 when parent company Marmonil, located in Cairo, Egypt began their stone quarrying, cutting, polishing and distribution operations. With the commitment to enter the US market, Marmonil began its North American operations in the late 1990’s, providing Egyptian marble and limestone to stone distributors across the country. Desiring to offer a unique business model to the US market, Marmi opened its US headquarters in Atlanta in 2006 creating both a high end, comprehensive distribution and boutique fabrication business.
In the years since inception, Marmi has built a reputation nationally as an excellent resource for any elements that can be derived from stone. In addition to housing a broad spectrum of slabs in their expansive stone gallery, Marmi can provide matching slab, tile, architectural elements, custom mosaics and carved stone. With their award winning Boutique Fabrication Studio, Marmi can fabricate and install the project or partner with other fabricators to assist with their unique artisan level of fabrication.
“I joined Marmi and quickly became intrigued with both natural stone and the design industry as a whole. The breadth and depth of potential creativity inherent in both of these was a natural transition from corporate life and the field of real estate development. With the vision to create a global company leveraging an international network of stone providers to serve a highly sophisticated and complex client was a challenge and an opportunity. From a leadership perspective, it was also personally enriching to develop a dynamic team of diverse and highly talented people.”
MAGD RIAD, PRESIDENT AND COO
“With over 35 years in marketing and having worked on a few significant campaigns in my career, such as the 1996 Olympic Games here in Atlanta, I was amazed at the opportunity I saw with Marmi; amazing access to natural stone, years of stone production experience and a team of people that wanted to be a part of something that would transform an industry – I wanted to be a part of it and on the ground floor!”
JUDY TALLEY, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
“I had a taste of the big corporate life and quickly realized that it wasn’t for me. When I learned of a small, international company just getting its feet on the floor I jumped at the opportunity to be part of it. It’s a joke that many around me have already heard … my first day I helped pick out the office furniture and the second day I was putting it together. Truthfully, I loved it. I was literally helping to build this new company. Today I don’t put much furniture together, but I do enjoy being part of an evolving team that brings beauty and life to stone and endeavors to better itself every day.”