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Awards, Recognition, and Notable Projects

Pioneer Award given to Owner/President Monica Gawet!

FRIENDSVILLE, TN, January 25, 2019 – Monica Gawet, Owner and President of Tennessee Marble Company, has been awarded the Women in Stone Pioneer Award for being an outstanding exemplar of the pioneer spirit, leading and paving the way for women in the natural stone...

Women in Stone in Germany, a GREAT Success!

"Our meeting with Monica and Magdalena gave me courage not to give up. . . " - Sylke Lambert, Leader of Meisterfrauen Tennessee Marble Company owner and President, Monica Gawet's, recent trip to Germany was a great benefit on many fronts. Empowerment, exposure, and...

National Gallery of Art Completes Renovations

Recently the Tennessee Marble Company provided Tennessee Pink Marble to the National Gallery of Art's East Building. The project was a success and involved many parties all doing their part. Links to the American Institute of Architecture's coverage is here. The...

2014 MIA Award of Merit

2014 MIA Award of Merit went to the Center for Strategic & International Studies and its installer Rugo Stone, LLC. The judges comment of the project: “Perfect execution. Stone supports and enhances the architecture.” “The interior space is completely clad and...

2012 MIA Pinnacle Award of Excellence Renovation/Restoration

In 2012 Tennessee Marble Company was awarded the Pinnacle Award of Excellence for the Renovation/Restoration of the 1910 Harris County Courthouse. In 2003 The 1910 Harris County Courthouse was restored to show off the buildings immaculate interior. With 15,000 square...

2005 Pinnacle Award of Excellence Commercial Interior

In the Alabama Department of Archives and History Building in the West Wing you will find the beautiful floor made out of Tennessee Rose Marble. a 34′ x 26′ 340 piece ellipse is centered in the floor. Five ellipse accents, six diamond accents and four triangle accents...

Community Involvement


Maryville City School Foundation presented DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee Inc. with a magnificent award for their 22 year history of supporting the education system in Maryville. Donated by Tennessee Marble Company, The 65 pound bowl made of Tennessee pink marble, shows the craftsmanship that Tennessee Marble has to offer. Since 1998, Tennessee Marble owners Monica Gawet and Gus Zacharias is recognized as one of the MCSF most supportive donors by giving to foundation through their company and personally.

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In April of 2016 at the Black Equinox event in Chicago, four women were honored by Polycor for the outstanding work they have accomplished in the stone industry. Monica Gawet of Tennessee Marble Company, Kathleen Carle of J.C. Stone, Barbara Cohen of Miller Duck Specialty Contracting, and Brenda Edwards of TexaStone Quarries.

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Hammerhead Stonewords produced this exquiste mosaic named “GreenMan” for the the Green Man Brewery’s new taproom in Asheville, NC. Several varieties of regional stone make up the artwork. Stones quarried by Tennessee Marble Company play a key role in the piece, namely Tennessee Quaker Gray, Tennessee pink, Windham Green and Champlain Black marbles. Lead by artist and creator Marc Archambault, the studio artists and handcutters at Hammerhead Stoneworks cut each individual piece by hand. Hammerhead used all reclaimed or waste stone from TMC’s quarry and factory. Some stones used were as thick as 2″ and others as thin as 3/8″ to help the artists achieve the recreation of the brewery’s logo. The mosaic is 20 feet tall and 16 feet wide.

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Cliff Fragua is a Native of Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico. The artist was chosen to sculpt a 7-foot statue of Po’Pay. Po’Pay was a medicine man and religious leader in the late 1600’s. Completely made of Tennessee Marble, the 7-foot statue now resides in the Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center representing the state of New Mexico.

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Emma Levitz is an emerging artist from Southern Vermont, currently living and working out of Middle Tennessee. She has a BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (’16) and works in a variety of materials such as marble, cast iron, steel, aluminum, copper, and others. She works both sculpturally and functionally, lately working on a series of marble bowls and kitchenware. The series is inspired by the marble quarries and architecture that surrounded her growing up in Vermont and also by the very different marble she has recently been introduced to in the South through Tennessee Marble Company. To see more of her work click here.

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