Meet Our Staff
Robert Opitz, the owner, has been in the granite industry since 1995. Robert began his career in the granite industry by importing. He imported natural stone from 32 different countries over a span of 7 years. During his career in importation, Robert has supplied material for many high profile commercial projects, such as the University of Iowa, the New York Jets’ Stadium, Kauffman Stadium, Municipal Auditorium, and Oak Park Mall.
Lalo Herrera, Shop Foreman, has been with the company from the start. Lalo helped Robert start Granite Tops from the ground up. Lalo is an artisan stone worker. He has over 15 years experience in fabrication and installation of natural stone slabs. He is well versed and can handle any position in the production process. He can template, cut, polish and install. He specializes in custom details such as laminated edges and radius work.
Caryn Smith, General Manager, has been with Granite Tops since 2007. She has over 10 years of experience in customer service. Caryn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration as well as a minor in hospitality studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In the spring of 2012, Caryn completed her Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and finance.
Our entire staff at Granite Tops is here to serve you, our customer. From beginning to end, we strive to make the whole process simple and easy to understand. From our fabrication shop, installers, and office personnel, please let us know how we can help you.