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Designer Surfaces

Founded 1990 • With Angi since September 2005

Designer Surfaces was founded in July of 1990 by two brothers with a focus on bringing the highest level of quality control to the countertop manufacturing and purchasing process. We manufacture all premium surfaces including granite, marble, soapstone, quartz from manufacturers like DuPont® Zodiaq®, Cambria®, Silestone®, Caesarstone®, LG Viatera®, Hanstone®, Q Premium Quartz and Samsung®. As well as Corian®, Livingstone®, LG Hi-Macs®, Samsung® and Formica® Solid Surface, butcher block, premium wood tops, stainless steel and more. Over the years DSU worked with several universities and engineers to create a process that yields unparalleled quality in our finished product and customer service. The desire for improving the process was driven by the brother's service in the US Navy. In the service both brothers worked as Hospital Corpsmen and provided healthcare for fellow servicemen in an environment that demands a high level of attention to detail. This formula has attracted a varied customer base and includes many local contractors, direct retail, new home builders etc...DSU also serves as the warranty replacement agent for brands like DuPont®, LG®, and Samsung® as well as maintaining working relationships with companies like Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, Masco Corporation, K-Hovanian, Beazer, Ryan Homes and many more. DSU has completed work in all types of venues including airports, hospitals, foreign embassies, banks, military installations, national retail chains like New Balance, Popeye's, McDonalds, US Capital building, mall eateries and more. We are licensed in 5 states and a footprint from Delaware Beach to Pittsburg; let DSU's decades of combined experience go to work for you on your next project!

Amenities

Free Estimates
yes
Warranties
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Eco-Friendly Accreditations
No
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Verified Reviews

4.5

(33) Verified Reviews

Showing 1-25 of 33 reviews
Delight B.
5.0
12/03/2016
Their professionalism and they're located a little in theory it's not too far away from where we are but when they had to come out here was always during a rush hour time and they always did their best to get out here. They were very professional and personable, they came out one time to do the pre measurements kind of do an estimate and measurement and then another time to do the layout and then the third time was the actual install so it was just very professional everybody that came out was wonderful to wok with.
Description of Work
I use Designer Surfaces for counter top services. We asked for them to dispose of our old counter top with the demo work they were moving and disposing of the old counter top but that was an additional 3 to 500.
Category
countertops, hauling services, marble & granite
Carolyn E.
4.0
04/27/2016
unknown
Description of Work
Cleaned the granite counter top. Apparently, the top was in excellent condition and only needed to by wiped down with an ordinary hard surface cleaner. I learned alot about cleaning granite with the professional who came to my home. I just wish I had known that I did not really need to spend money for professional cleaning in the first place.
Category
countertops
Cathy E.
5.0
03/22/2016
The workmen were wonderful and very careful to clean up after their work. The company has a good selection of counter top options and they were very accommodating. We are very pleased with the outcome and would recommend them to others.
Description of Work
They measured and then installed our new granite counter tops in our kitchen. They included a new stainless steel sink.
Category
countertops, plumbing, marble & granite

Service Provider Response

Hi [Member Name Removed], Thank you for purchasing your countertops through us. Enjoy your beautiful new countertops! Kimberly
James C.
5.0
02/04/2016
Designer Surfaces had the best selection of materials at the best price for a kitchen countertop, when including installation. They were also willing to work in Baltimore, despite the distance to their shop in Frederick. They were a pleasure to work with, and I would be happy to recommend them or, if the time comes, go with them again. The end result is a beautiful countertop and sink that makes an old kitchen look new.
Description of Work
Installation of new quartz kitchen countertop, including leveling of cabinetry, installation of sink, and removal of the existing composite countertop
Category
custom cabinets, countertops, plumbing, marble & granite, home remodeling

Service Provider Response

Thank you for giving us an opportunity to work with you and I am so glad you love your beautiful new kitchen countertops; your selection of the Q quartz color Snow White was perfect! It would be a pleasure to work with you on future projects you may have and I would like to thank you in advance for the referrals you will send. Enjoy your beautiful new Kitchen!
Frank K.
1.0
12/01/2015
we had contacted Costco since we have always had great results with anything they do or offer and a couple of days later the salesman from DSU came out and reviewed our project. HE was punctual, polite and professional. Walked us through everything, discussed options, told us how to pick out our material from MSI, recommended an appliance retailer (that never called me back and I told him I was looking to buy Viking or Jenn Air top of the line...) and a contractor to do some minor mods since they ONLY install granite and do minor plumbing (the contractor came out and reviewed the job and then we never heard back from him with a quote). We received our quote after picking out our granite (that happened to not be on their list so they gave us a "best price" since we didn't qualify for the Costco deal...) and reached out to them with a few more questions - left a VM and waited and waited and waited - after several days of not hearing from them (or the appliance seller OR the contractor) we called the number listed in their Costco sales materials for Greg Fisher (president, who says in brochure that he is "always available for your questions or concerns and can be reached at xxx-xxx-xxxx").. we got their switchboard... when we asked for him he was not in... so we told the person on the phone our name and to please cancel our job! We heard back from the CR rep and the salesman BUT NEVER from Greg... they just lost our job and we will tell the story to anyone looking for granite! We ended going with a provider we found on Angie's List that did the whole job without us having to sub anything out AND they beat DSU's quote!! the kitchen looks awesome AND they will be doing our master bath soon!
Description of Work
we had them quote us for new granite counters in our kitchen
Category
countertops, plumbing, marble & granite

Service Provider Response

Our most sincere apology to you that your experience with Designer Surfaces Unlimited Inc did not meet you expectations. Not only is this a poor reflection on us, but a poor reflection on our associates and is not a typical happenstance. We pride ourselves on communication and responsiveness. In this case, it is clear that normal processes were not followed and you were the victim of a rare internal failure. We have taken your statement seriously and have adjusted some internal processes to prevent such a situation in the future. As for your experience with the two companies mentioned in regards to appliances and contractors; unfortunately we have no control over their practices. We appreciate your input in this matter, as it will reflect future references these companies receive from our company. Again, our sincere apologies.
John C.
5.0
10/30/2015
All in all, a very positive experience. We set up an estimate through Costco. The consultant was right on time and answered all our questions. We had a few hiccups during the scheduling process, but I think that was due more to our ignorance of the process and the quirks of our house than anything else. They were very flexible--we found our sink for a lot cheaper, and they were happy to substitute that in instead. The counters look great--no regrets at all.
Description of Work
Installed granite counter tops.
Category
countertops, plumbing, marble & granite

Service Provider Response

Thank you so much! We are glad you are enjoying your new counters.
Antonios Z.
5.0
07/17/2015
From getting the quote to the day of installation, the team at Design Surfaces was responsive, respectful, and professional. We received a quote and went to the showroom in Urbana to see the different variety of quartz. My wife was set on Silestone but after seeing the Obsidian Black from Hanstone she fell in love with it. Ordered the countertop and DS came out and measured and within a week the countertop was installed. Great service and great work from the team at Design Surfaces.
Description of Work
Installed quartz countertops for new kitchen cabinets.
Category
countertops

Service Provider Response

Thank you so much! We are glad you are happy with your experience and your counters.
Deborah W.
1.0
04/08/2015
The installation went good. After the installation it was a complete disaster. Designer Surfaces needed to return and attempt to improve the appearance of the seam in the granite. After their service technician, Brian Krieman used a sander/buffer, razor blade and some type of chemical compound a florescent green strip on either side of the seam appeared. Designer Surfaces refused to do anything about this even after coming to my home and seeing the obvious problem. The service manager, Mike Giacalone, said he had never seen anything like this before but was sure it was the natural discoloration of the granite. After more than 15 phone calls and more than 15 voice mail messages from me, this is the conclusion Designer Surfaces has come to. Now I have to deal with a beautiful granite counter with a noticeable seam and florescent green strips on either side. I am currently seeking legal advice.
Description of Work
Installed granite counter tops in my newly remodeled kitchen
Category
countertops, marble & granite
Harvey B.
3.0
12/30/2014
Showroom and warehouse staff very helpful. Finished product has numerous sharp and rough edges. Price was good. Not impressed with the installers.
Description of Work
Granite bathroom counters and sinks
Category
countertops

Service Provider Response

We at DSU strive to install every project with top quality and professionalism so were disappointed to hear about your issues. I will have our general manager for production contact you immediately to resolve your issues. Thank you for choosing Designer Surfaces Unlimited.
Donna O.
3.0
12/14/2014
.We decided on granite countertops and since we had gotten such a good deal going through Costco for services, we decided to do so again. The company called promptly within 48 hours and a salesman came to the house to show us the selection. The salesman came with a block and granite and said, "This would look awesome here." Uhhh no. He had a limited selection of materials, but did provide a quote based on lowest granite grade. When their office provided a quote for quartz, they also included a quote for the granite - but it was higher than what the salesman quoted. When questioned, I got various stories as to why it was different than the salesman's quote. In the end, I found another company who did this work with a higher grade of granite for $2560 - significantly less than the $4000 quoted by this company
Description of Work
The company provided a quote for granite countertops in the kitchen.
Category
countertops, marble & granite
Steve J.
4.0
06/08/2014
The installation required two visits. The first was a measurement so they could cut the granite slab correctly. The guy that did the measurement was on time, polite and professional. When they came back to do the installation, it went well and everything looks great.
Description of Work
Installation of granite countertops and new sink / faucet
Category
countertops, plumbing, marble & granite
joanne G.
5.0
03/03/2014
Kimberly was efficient and responsive. She was in charge of countertops. Crystal was my coordinator. Good experience overall.
Description of Work
Installed granite countertops
Category
countertops, marble & granite
Ashley W.
1.0
04/06/2013
I stopped by their showroom. I signed in and looked around on my own because the person there was with a customer. After a while the customer left, and a second associate arrived, but no one acknowledged that I was there. I left. A few days later, I received a call from the company. The woman on the phone was nice, apologized for the first bad encounter, and then told me she'd call back with the info I needed after checking on an item with her manager. That was the last I heard from Designer Surfaces. I haven't called back as I no longer have confidence in their ability to do the job.
Description of Work
Looking for a custom granite top for a bath vanity.
Category
countertops

Service Provider Response

We truly regret this situation which is not typical of customers experience when coming to our showroom. It's unfortunate that (removed member name) wasn't taken care of because we do an excellent job of fabricating/installing new countertops.
Richard A.
4.0
01/03/2013
Customer service was a little lacking, not totally on top of things. Quality and price were very good. Bought through Costco Frederick.
Description of Work
New granite countertops
Category
countertops
CARLEE D.
5.0
12/18/2012
The whole project went smoothly from start to finish. I made several changes in the planning stages that were delt with quickly and with good grace. Every employee from the saleswoman, measurement person, to installers was pleasant, friendly and efficient. Now more that 4 years later all still looks perfect.
Description of Work
Installed new counter tops in Kitchen, Master bath and large bar area
Category
countertops
Richard B.
3.0
11/07/2012
Early in our kitchen remodel, we visited Designer Surfaces' warehouse with our contractor to select the granite for our countertops. We found two slabs that seemed perfect and saw that they were properly tagged. Our contractor made the appropriate deposit, and DS' salesperson, Michael, assured us that they would be held until the proper time to do our layout. When that time came, our contractor confirmed the layout appointment with DS and was assured that everything was on track. When we arrived, however, Michael avoided us completely and left it to Mark in fabrication to explain that our slabs had been sold to someone else, they did not have enough of the same type in stock for our job, and no more was being imported. A very discouraging runaround followed that included our being sent on a wild goose chase to Jessup. The situation did, however, improve greatly once the owner himself got involved a day or two later. He (and Mark, also) tried very hard to make things right and eventually offered several fair and reasonable possibilities for resolving the situation. In the end, we had countertops installed on the date originally scheduled. The granite is very beautiful and similar to what we originally chose. The fabrication and installation are first rate, and the workmen who came to the house were thoroughly professional. But this is not the granite we took such great care in selecting and planned our new kitchen around, and the experience was very frustrating and upsetting. Mistakes occur in every business--the important thing is how they are handled. Designer Surfaces--eventually--responded admirably. But it should not require a tantrum by the customer to make that happen. If they had faced up to the problem as soon as they identified it, apologized, and taken immediate steps to resolve it, I would still have given them an A rating.
Description of Work
Designer Surfaces fabricated and installed granite countertops in our kitchen.
Category
countertops, marble & granite

Service Provider Response

We strive for perfection. Member's criticism was accurate and appreciated. We have taken steps to avoid this type of situation in the future.
Ken S.
5.0
08/09/2012
Because we have so much confidence in Costco, we decided to get a bid by calling the number from the countertop display/kiosk at Costco. We were not disappointed. It was a wonderful experience working with the entire staff at Designer Surfaces. From start to finish, everyone was so professional, friendly, informative, articulate, and easy to deal with. They gave us a good, competitive price and stuck with it. We tend to take our time making decisions like this and they displayed utmost patience with us and we really appreciated it. Also, they can handle the entire job including the plumber. All this, and the countertops look terrific. We couldn't be happier.
Description of Work
DSU replaced our old countertops with granite.
Category
countertops, marble & granite

Service Provider Response

We work very hard to have satisfied customers...very nice review.
Ralph B.
5.0
07/09/2012
They seemed to good so far. They said the estimate will be delayed and I received it in one week.
Description of Work
I received a quote from Designer Surfaces for countertops.
Category
countertops
Marianne E.
5.0
05/21/2012
We went to their showroom to look at samples. We took a few home to see how they would look with our kitchen cabinets/floor.After we selected the color they came out to measure and price the project for us. They helped us design it so we had more of an overhang to put our garbage pail under, some black trim in the edge to match our appliances, and design the edge type.They came to our house and removed our counters and installed the new ones with no problems. Please remember I had this done several years ago but our experience was good.
Description of Work
Designer Surfaces replaced all our kitchen countertops and sink with Corian. They were very easy to work with. Countertops were just like we designed them. Also made us a matching hot tray so we wouldn't ruin our new countertop. Counter tops have held up very nicely. We also had them make a matching Corian backsplash. Corian countertop is very easy to keep clean however the bisque color sink is more of a challenge. It tends to get brownish and I use Comet on it but it is not as white as it was originally.
Category
countertops

Service Provider Response

Heartwarming to see such a nice review; we try to satisfy all of our customers!
Celeste D.
5.0
03/06/2012
I would give the company an A overall. The agent did not ask any probing questions, so there was nothing to transcribe.
Description of Work
They tore out the old countertops and put in new countertops. They put in a new sink and hooked up all the plumbing. They installed a faucet and put in caulking on everything.
Category
countertops, plumbing
Don R.
5.0
11/10/2011
Everything went well with the installations.
Description of Work
We had 2 Granite countertops installed in the kitchen and granite countertops in two bathrooms.
Category
countertops, marble & granite
William R.
5.0
09/19/2011
It looks beautiful and it looks like they did a really wonderful job. We checked with another company and the price was very similar so the price was good.
Description of Work
We used Designer Surfaces to install quartz countertops today. They have to come back on Friday to do the backsplashes.
Category
ceramic tile, countertops, marble & granite
Jason S.
5.0
01/31/2011
Responsiveness was good. We were on a bit of a compressed schedule since we were trying to avoid overlapping trades. DSU was very accommodating from the start. The salesperson was very helpful in selecting our material (we were torn between zodiaq, corian, and granite) but after the pros / cons were discussed we were confident in our selection. One hiccup we did experience was that the option for coved backsplashes was not presented as an option from the start. We didn't know about this until after the initial template was complete and I just happened to catch the line item on the contract that outlined "loose" backsplash. Since the seamlessness of the Corian was one of the primary reasons we selected that material, this changed things. We opted to get the coved backsplash (very glad we did, by the way) but this required a re-template. DSU was very understanding through this contract revision and the sales rep was flexible on schedule and pricing for a re-template. It's easy to rate a company when everything goes according to plan; but when something unexpected or inconvenient happens, this is the real story teller. DSU handled our job better than I would have expected and I can't stress the quality of their responsiveness enough. Sometimes when you are dealing with a contractor (realizing that they have many other jobs), you are sometimes left wondering what is going on while you are waiting for a response to a particular inquiry. From start to finish I always felt like our job was top priority and even in the face of difficulties (and probably a customer that was a bit of a pain in the butt), professionalism was maintained throughout. Very happy with our experience and I would most definitely use them again and recommend them to friends / family.
Description of Work
Replaced my kitchen countertops to include four pieces: one L-shaped section with sink, two small rectangular sections, and an island.
Category
countertops
Janet C.
4.0
04/21/2009
It went very well. I couldn't find the seam where the countertops came together and thought it was one piece (which would be amazing). However, the guy that installed it had to show me where the seam was. I couldn't find it = Very good work. in just a couple hours, they were done.
Description of Work
They installed a new countertop in my kitchen. They came out and measured, used a template to get the exact layout of the cabinets (which were new). And then checked for the cabinets being level, they were not. So I got the guy that was installing the cabinets to come back and redo them. When they came back they put the countertop in, put in the stainless steel sink (undercabinet) and drilled the holes for the soap pump and faucet.
Category
countertops
5.0
09/29/2005
I THOUGHT THAT IT TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL. I HAD TALKED TO SOMEONE WHO WAS ABLE TO RECOMMEND THE SERVICES OF DESIGNER SURFACES. I COULDN'T BE MORE PLEASED WITH THE CHANGE IN THE KITCHEN.
Description of Work
INSTALLATION OF GRANITE COUNTERTOPS.
Category
countertops, marble & granite

Phone

Address

5103 Pegasus Ct Ste D

Frederick, MD 21704

Other Information

Services offered

Kitchen and Bath Remodeling, Cabinets, Countertops, Granite, Quartz, Marble, Soapstone

Services not offered

Marriage counseling

Payment options

Check
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FAQ

Designer Surfaces is currently rated 4.5 overall out of 5.

Designer Surfaces is open:

Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Designer Surfaces accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Yes, Designer Surfaces offers free project estimates.

No, Designer Surfaces does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

No, Designer Surfaces does not offer warranties.

Designer Surfaces offers the following services: Kitchen and Bath Remodeling, Cabinets, Countertops, Granite, Quartz, Marble, Soapstone

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