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Celebrating 45 Years in Business

Founded in January of 1978, Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. has been the leading kitchen and bathroom remodeling contractor for homes in the Central Illinois area. Now in 2023, we are proud to celebrate 45 years of continued business thanks to our loyal customers and community. Ray Drendel and his two sons created a family-owned business that has now spanned three generations of staff eager to supply homes and businesses with stunning renovation products. During your scheduled appointment, we encourage customers to bring pictures, layouts, and project information with them to pair you with stunning products. Keep reading to learn more about the start of our business and why homeowners choose us for their upcoming projects.

#1 Choice for Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling in Central IL

Ray, our first-generation countertop extraordinaire, knew that there was a huge market for kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Think about it – where do you spend most of your time in your Central Illinois home? Kitchens are the number one spot for entertainment, meal prepping, and spending time with family, and your bathroom is the first and last place you visit each and every day. For the past 45 years, Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. has created a name for itself in the industry thanks to our extensive supply of remodeling products. From custom tile backsplashes to dozens of countertop materials and hardware, our inventory continues to grow with modern materials for every project.

3rd Generation Family-Run Business

A large sign that says faith, family, and friends hanging above a doorway to Ray’s Countertop Shop’s showroom in central Illinois.Residential and commercial remodeling is something that runs in our veins. For four decades, our family has passed down the passion for high-quality countertop and renovation products, making us a now 3rd generation family-run business. When you visit our warehouse for a project consultation, you get to work with the entire family, accessing decades of knowledge and experience you can’t find anywhere else in Central Illinois. This generational experience connects you with professionals that specialize in advancing technology, traditional designs, and layouts, as well as creative possibilities to enhance your project. Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. is proud to be a generation-run business and guarantees to treat every customer like a part of the family. Browse through our most recent reviews to see why we’re the #1 choice for homeowners.

Veteran-Run Business

Ray Drendel, the founder of Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc., is a proud veteran that has created a people-first atmosphere here at our warehouse in Glenarm, Illinois. We are honored to be one of the only veteran-run countertop companies in the area, offering large showrooms of products for our customers to view. For a personalized experience, schedule a one-on-one consultation to sit down with our family and discuss every detail of your project to find the best products that work within your budget. As a tribute to local veterans, medical workers, and first responders, we offer a 10% discount. During your appointment, don’t hesitate to ask us for more information!

A family photo of three generations of countertop shop experts celebrating 45 years of business in Central Illinois.Thank You for Your Support

Our shop is currently run by three generations of the Ray’s Countertop Shop, Inc. family, which could only be possible with the support of our customers, manufacturers, and the local community. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has invested their time, money, and trust in our company for the past 45 years. Whether you’re a current customer or looking forward to working with our team on your next project, our team offers unlimited assistance on your kitchen or bathroom remodels in Central Illinois. To schedule a free consultation or to discuss your needs for an upcoming job, give us a call at (217) 483-2514, and we will be happy to assist you further.

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