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Press Release – June 3, 2010

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Press Release – June 3, 2010

Dear Friends and Associates,

This has been an amazing year at Cangelosi, celebrating 40 years of award winning expertise in commercial and residential projects throughout the U.S. We appreciate your business and look forward to an exciting summer and fall.

This summer, I will be traveling with my family to France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland from June 6th to August 6th. I will be visiting quarries, writing blog and face book entries and soaking in the amazing architectural and design elements throughout Europe as we travel from town to town.

I will be available via email:

In my absence please call or email questions regarding stone or anything you need from Cangelosi to:

Brian Curfman,, w. 281.499.0561 or c. 281.793.5808


Scott Neumann,,

Brian is new to our team but has the resources of all of the employees who have been with Cangelosi for years. He will utilize their expertise for assistance in answering any of your questions or job needs.

Over the past year we have been active with many trade organizations supporting the industry through sponsorships, green building initiatives and educational events including the following.

· Greater Houston Builders Association

o Remodelors Council- Member and host of Networking night

o Custom Builders Council- Member and host of Networking Night

o Education Committee Member

o Green Built Gulf Coast Member

· American Society of Designers Gulf Coast Chapter

o Green Committee Chair

o Chair and Co-Host of Earth Day Educational Event

o Derby Day sponsorship

o Key Note Speaker for Derby Day

o Co-Host of CEU MIA Training

· Marble Institute of America

o Coverings- Women In the Stone Industry Panel Discussion

o Co-Host for Educational Seminar in Houston


o Project Runway Sponsor

Mark Your Calendar for the Following Upcoming Events in the fall:

· NEWH Event Host- September 21st

· Remodelors Council – September Meeting Sponsor, Sept 14th

We will also be planning a party to roll out our new lines of products.

Please go to our website and sign up for our newsletter at

Thank you for being a vital part of our successful team. We look forward to growing our businesses together in 2010 and 40 more years into the future!

My Best to all of you!

Soapstone Countertops

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Soapstone, also called steatite, is a metamorphic rock found all over the world. Its high talc content makes it one of the softest of all metamorphic rocks. It has been used for centuries for intricate carvings and elaborate buildings, which many have withstood the test of time.

More recently, soapstone countertops have excited homeowners with its form and functionality.
This is a naturally quarried stone, which has many applications within residential and commercial building. Soapstone countertops, soapstone sinks, masonry heater and flooring is among the most popular uses of this rock.
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Builders and homeowners are now showing new interest in this amazing material, not only for its natural look and feel, but for its functionality over other natural products.
Soapstone countertops are among the most owner friendly natural products. Although soapstone is softer than most countertop materials it is very dense and nonporous. Unlike granite countertops a soapstone countertop will not stain and will not be damaged by hot pots or common household liquids like citrus, wine, acids or chemicals. That’s right you can clean your natural soapstone countertop with common household cleaners!
Soapstone countertops are limited on the variety of color. Most untreated soapstone comes in varying shades of gray. Remember, when choosing your soapstone countertops, it will darken once your stone is sealed.
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Your soapstone countertop can be sealed with mineral oil; however some owners don’t apply any type of sealant to the stone, which allows it to take on its own natural patina.

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