R.I.S.E. Program


Since 2016, The Natural Stone Institute has been in collaboration with the Gary Sinise Foundation to provide support for the R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence & Supporting Empowerment).


What is the R.I.S.E. program?

The Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program provides specially adapted smart homes, home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to severely wounded veterans and their families. To learn more, visit www.garysinisefoundation.org/programs/rise.


How will Natural Stone Institute members support this program?

Natural Stone Institute members will provide natural stone materials, fabrication, and installation for R.I.S.E. homes across the country. This will include both interior stonework (countertops, facades, etc.) and exterior stonework (exterior cladding, etc.). We anticipate involvement in approximately 10-15 homes in 2017. NOTE: Natural Stone Institute will be providing only 100% natural stone for these projects.


My company wants to get involved! What should we do?

Please email rise@naturalstoneinstitute.org to get started. In the email, please include your company name, location, and what type of stonework you are interested in providing (material donation, fabrication, masonry, installation, etc.).

Thank you to the following member companies

The Natural Stone Institute thanks the following members for donating natural stone material and services to the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program. Their contributions are making a real difference in the lives of our nation’s severely wounded veterans.


Alpha Granite
Andrew Lauren Surfaces
AG & M
Arizona Tile
Big Creek Granite
Columbia Stone, Inc.
Continental Cut Stone
Dee Brown, Inc.
Delta Granite & Marble, Inc.
Dente Trading Co., Inc.
Distinctive Marble & Granite
Earthworks Inc
Epic Stone, LLC
European Wholesale Countertops

Florida Bath & Surfaces, Inc.
Ford Marble & Tile, Inc.
Global Granite & Marble
Granite Group International, LLC
M S International
Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations
Marble Line
Marjan Stone Inc
Martellaro Marble & Granite
Mont Granite, Inc.
Murphy Marble Co.
Natural Stone Designs
Natural Stone Veneers International, Inc.
Northern Stone Supply
Pental Surfaces
Picasso Tile & Design Inc

Premier Surfaces
Pyramid Marble & Granite
Real Stone & Granite Corp.
Rocky Mountain Stone Co., Inc.
Rugo Stone LLC
Smokey Mountain Tops, Inc.
Stone Source
TexaStone Quarries
The Countertop Factory
Triton Stone
Unique Stone Concepts, LLC
Valley View Granite
Washington Marble & Granite Co.
Wood Dimensions, Inc/Rocksolid Stone Works

As of December 10, 2018.



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