I'm Very Glad I Decided to Use The Countertop Guru

Giallo Ornamental Granite Kitchen Countertops

I started looking for new countertops at Lowes and Home Depot, and it was a waste of time. They don't offer free estimates, and they give you separate prices for the countertop, sink, faucet, and removal of the old countertops. They said they could provide a plumber for another price, but only for certain brands. Then I started looking at small companies on the internet and found that The Countertop Guru was offering the lowest price on granite. His price included everything, and it was the same price that a formica installation would have been at the big stores. I called Winkhel, and he came to my house to explain the process and talk to me about options for my countertops. Two weeks after I picked out the slab, he came to my house on a Saturday and completed the entire installation including removal of the old countertops and plumbing. The new countertops, sink, and faucet look even better than I expected, and they make my 20 year old kitchen look like new. I'm very glad I decided to use The Countertop Guru and would definitely use them again.
Dave Edmunds

Would Highly Recommend!!!

Tropical Brown Granite Kitchen Countertops

Winkhel provided excellent and fast service. I was looking to put my house on the market due to a short notice job transfer. I called a number of granite places and a couple did visit to measure my kitchen but Winkhel was the first to give me a quote and it was very competitive. One guy took three days to provide an estimate!! Winkhel said he would have it installed in seven days and was actually finished a day earlier!!! Would highly recommend!!!

We Would Go Out of Our Way to Use This Company Again!

Corian Repair

Winkhel is truly a “guru” when it comes to countertop repairs. Our Corian, though nearly twenty years old, was in generally excellent shape except for a couple of hairline cracks. Full replacement would have been expensive and wasteful, so we were happy to be able to find someone who could do a repair for a tiny fraction of that cost. I’m happy to report that the repaired sections are completely invisible. We had scraps of the original material that he was able to use to patch in, so exact color match was no problem. Once the patches were made, he even went so far as to buff our entire 15’ length of counter to assure that the surface finish was consistent. Winkhel and Luis were a pleasure to work with: neat, polite, and very accommodating of our schedule. They worked on Sunday morning to make sure that the repair was done before another contractor was due to start on another project on Monday. Everything was cleaned up meticulously so that we could begin using our kitchen without delay. We would go out of our way to use this company again!
Judith H.

Their Price Was Definitely the Best!

Silver Pearl Granite

Winkhel and his crew did a great job replacing my countertops! He even managed to complete the job with two solid slabs of granite with no seams! (others I called wouldn't attempt this with my three story walk up) I had a couple of estimates along with an online estimate from Lowe's and his price was definitely the best too. He also took time to explain each step and weigh in on my opinions as well.
Patrick A.

You Will Definitely Get More Business From Me Again!

Neptuno Dorado Granite

We shopped and shopped for quiet few months and finally found this company. Winkhel came to our house and brought some samples of granite counter tops with him and gave us all the pricing upfront which was lesser than lowes, home depot and many other counter top makers. He even took time to take us to the granite countertop warehouse and help us chose the right color and hirst quality of granite within our budget. Once we finalized the color of the kitchen top we wanted, he was back in our house for installation within a week with his well trained guys and finished the installation by the evening. I would greatly recommend The Countertop Guru to anyone looking for renovation of their kitchens. His prices are better than home stores and his service is excellent. We are already thinking of getting him do the countertops in our bathrooms this coming spring. Thank you Winkhel for the job well done. You will definitely get more business from me again.

A Pleasure to Work With

Golden Beach Extra Granite

Love, love, love my new kitchen countertops freshly installed by Winkhel and crew at the Countertop Guru. I was thinking laminate, but Winkhel took the time to show me some different options which were also reasonably priced. He worked with me (very patiently) to get a beautiful solution which was still within my budget. We have been doing a lot of work on the house, but honestly, that new countertop is my favorite piece! The whole process was easy and quick. Winkhel worked the weekend to get the counter installed before we moved in. I highly recommend Winkhel and his company. A pleasure to work with.
Christina C.

I Would Not Hesitate at All to Recommend The Countertop Guru

Juparana Bordeaux Granite

I came across The Countertop Guru while searching on the internet, and took a chance. My prime need was a new granite countertop, and was also considering the backsplash and some complex kitchen exhaust ductwork along with a range hood. Winkhel from The Countertop Guru worked with us patiently as we took our own sweet time making up and changing our minds for the granite stone. He also brought Julio with him to do the additional work. Their work was flawless, and they worked patiently - never in a hurry to finish the job for the sake of finishing - which is a quality I seldom see in contractors. We are very happy with our new kitchen, and I would not hesitate at all to recommend Winkhel and The Countertop Guru to anyone. Not but not the least, their price was also very competitive.
Mahesh K.

The Countertop Guru Lives Up to His Name

Baltic Brown Granite

I don't normally write reviews, but in this case, it is a must. Winkhel - The Countertop Guru - lives up to his name. We moved to the D.C. area in September and decided to put a kitchen in the finished basement for my mother. We put our kitchen in with the help of Home Depot and an independent contractor, but when it came to the counter tops, our price point would only support laminate (I couldn't believe how high the quote!) After our contractor said we could probably get granite for about the same price, we decided to check around for prices. Winkhel was the first business I called - his website was impressive, especially his special offer on certain granite colors. He came to the house within a few days, was very thorough, and was able to beat Home Depot's laminate price with his granite price! We chose Baltic Brown; he brought a beautiful slab of granite and we are thrilled with the results. After about a month, we decided the kitchen wasn't large enough - we called Winkhel - he fit us in during a busy holiday season.....searched high and low for a piece of granite to match the one already installed...and had it done before our families arrived for the holidays..........he is honest, hard working, professional, and just an all around good guy. Highly, highly recommend him!
Betty P.

In a World Where Service is Normally Substandard

Wild Vyara Granite

We price shopped with three vendors and found Winkhel's price to be the lowest. But even better, his service was outstanding. In a world where service is normally substandard, we were happily surprised by Winkhel's attentiveness and care about our needs and wants. His expertise and advice were outstanding. We chose Wild Vyara Gold granite, and when he went to pick it up from distributor, he questioned whether it was really the piece we had chosen. He also pointed out a spot in the granite we might be concerned with regarding the color and where it would lay on the counter (next to sink) to make sure we were still interested in that particular piece. He really cares that his customer will be happy! And we're very happy with his installation and the granite piece we chose.
Michell B.

I Highly Recommend TCG and I Can't Wait to Have Them Do My Bathrooms Next!

Silver Pearl Granite

I had been getting quotes from various granite fabricators for months when I found Winkhel, The Countertop Guru. He was recommended by a neighbor, and when I called him he was out to my house within days. I was so impressed with Winkhel's professionalism and my husband and I are so happy that we decided to have Winkhel install our kitchen granite countertops. Winkhel understood what I wanted, and met me more than once to pick out my granite. He went above and beyond to make me happy - and I know that wasn't always easy! :^) My install brought a few complications of course, but Winkhel handled them all with professionalism and in a timely manner. My new silver pearl granite counters are beautiful and I am so happy with the work that Winkhel did. I highly recommend Winkhel and I can't wait to have him do my bathrooms next.
Karen P.

I Would Not Hesitate to Recommend to Friends!

Glacier White Corian

Before going to The Countertop Guru I went to Lowe's with measurements for a simple countertop I needed. Lowe's will give a quote at a decent price; however, before anyone will come and measure the countertop for themselves you must sign a contract and promise that if the estimate given later is higher you will pay the higher price. Lowe's will not do plumbing and offer to throw in a free sink, but only their most basic types. I gave up on Lowe's when it became apparent that they were more interested in getting me to sign a contract than giving me a real time-frame for getting the job done. Contrast this to The Countertop Guru -- I gave one call explaining what I wanted. Winkhel was at my place the next day with a sample, his measuring tape and an iPad with a drafting program to take measurements and discuss. His estimate was slightly higher than Lowe's but I am convinced the total price at Lowe's would have been higher in the end -- also Lowe's will not do the plumbing involved but Winkhel looked at the project and determined that he could. Less than a week later Winkhel was at our place with a percision cut countertop (perfect fit). He and an assistant were very respectful and professional. My wife and I were surprised at how meticulous he was -- he kept the area clean and the new countertop went in with no problem. He even helped me remove an old dishwasher that had proven difficult to get out (in fact, the stubborn dishwasher was the main reason for the new countertop-- installers of the new dishwasher had twice been unable to take it out). All in all we were extremely pleased with The Countertop Guru. We've had contractors, plumbers, and electricians at our place as we have been renovating in fits and starts over the past two years-- Winkhel has proven the most competent (accurate and resonable price + good communication + accurate timeframe for estimate, arrival and time required for installation). I would not hesitate to recommend to friends looking for a new countertop. It is amazing the difference -- we used to have a dark formica brown and black countertop-- now there is a new, rugged, Corian Glacier White Kitchen Countertop. Kitchen is amazing. I hope to take a picture of the countertop and submit soon. I'm not usually a big reviewer but this is a small business that does a good job so I'm giving people my 2 cents.
Leslie O.

Anyone Who Decides to Work With The Countertop Guru Will Be Beyond Pleased

Golden Beach Extra Granite

Winkhel is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is a true professional who takes pride in his work. He was on time, polite, patient and prices are very competitive. Anyone who decides to work with Winkhel will be beyond pleased. His work was flawless and his professionalism is second to none.
Sonia W.

The Countertop Guru Emphasizes Customer Service

Corian and Granite Kitchen Countertops

The Countertop Guru has completed two kitchen projects for me in the past six months, one involving Corian countertops, and the other granite. The workmanship on both jobs was excellent, despite that the turn-around time was short. The Countertop Guru emphasizes customer service, and the prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend this company, and will continue to use it on all of my future projects. You can't find a better countertop firm.

I Would Definitely Recommend The Countertop Guru

Formica Laundry Top

Winkhel is a really nice man who does professional, quality work. He and his father did the work themselves, from actually making the countertop to installing it. I was looking for someone who would do a small job (replace a 6-foot countertop in my laundry room). I was also looking for someone who could do the entire job (remove the old countertop, remove and reset the laundry sink, and reconnect the plumbing fixtures). They did it all in two hours, and at a very reasonable price. Of all the contractors I called, Winkhel was one of only two who returned my call. He also called when he was running a little late, which I really appreciated. My new laminate countertop is beautiful, and I am thrilled with how easy the whole process was. Thank you Countertop Guru!
Joan P. Ashburn VA

Country to Fantastic!

Tropical Brown Granite

Winkhel, you gave my kitchen new life! My goal was to put my home on the market to be sold and I knew the kitchen was the one space that would keep the house from selling. I had no idea of how to give an outdated “country kitchen” an updated look without going broke in the process and you helped me to achieve that. Who knew that adding a simple touch like Granite countertops could transform a space and give it an entirely new look and feel and I didn’t have to spend a lot to achieve that. You took the time to help me select a granite color that complimented my cabinets and floors which was probably the hardest part for me. From start to finish, you were always professional and courteous and you had me back in my kitchen the same day which was very important. I was completely blown away by my finished kitchen, you did an excellent job! I have been showing off the new countertops and everyone absolutely loves my kitchen now!! I have already began to recommend you to my other friends that are beginning their kitchen remodeling projects and once I move to my new home, I will be calling you again to redo those countertops as well. Thanks again for taking my Kitchen from “Country to Fantastic”!
Zanobia P.

We Love Our Kitchen!

Tropical Brown Granite

Winkhel, My husband and I would like to thank you for the AMAZING job you did measuring, cutting and installing the granite in our kitchen. You truly are a perfectionist and it showed in our installation. Along with the beautiful job you were also meticulous with the cleanup. We never knew our kitchen could look so good! Your measurements were so exact every backsplash piece is a perfect fit with the countertop, and the rounded corners are smooth and precise. You were always happy to answer any of my questions and took your time explaining the installation process to me. Again, Winkhel thanks so much for the wonderful craftsmanship, the finished product is amazing!
Beverly H.

Our Elegant Kitchen!

Juparana Florencia Granite

If it hadn't been for Tops of the Town and The Countertop Guru, my husband and I would still be eating meals in our uninteresting, boring kitchen! The kitchen was missing a "wow factor". The problem was that I didn't know what the remedy should be. Then I stopped by at Tops of the Town and discovered granite! Bill and Winkhel showed me how a kitchen could look wonderful by just adding a granite countertop and a great-looking Travertine back splash. After selecting the style and color I wanted; the counter was installed the very next week! Bill and Winkhel not only worked quickly, but they did a fabulous job! Everything was executed in an superb manner. The workmanship was exemplary!. We are so pleased with the results. Now, not one person comes into our kitchen without remarking about how fabulous it looks! Of course I tell them that the compliments should all go to Bill and Winkhel at Tops of the Town and The Countertop Guru!
Sally B.H.

Corian Kitchen Countertop Repair

Corian Nocturne

Winkhel, I'd like to thank you for the great job you did repairing and trimming our Corian kitchen countertop - and I was certainly happy for your personal attention to the details of the job and your recommendation for the proper approach - I've learned my lesson about leaving decisions like that up to the professionals! Thanks again, and we'll be calling you in the future when we finally decide to remodel.
Larry Farrell