I hired Santa Barbara Stone Masters to restore my marble countertops and apply TuffSkin anti-etch protection. I could not be happier with the results! Our Carrera marble counters were only about two years old, but much to my dismay, they had been etched by water glasses and a martini shaker that someone brought to a party at our house. There were even a few spots from wayward olive oil. This bothered me daily.
Skip at Santa Barbara Stone Masters came to the rescue! It took one day of his crew honing the marble and all of the spots were gone. The worker who did the honing was kind and very respectful of my home. Skip was there to make sure that I understood the process and was ultimately pleased with the results. The next day Skip’s team applied “TuffSkin” which is the most amazing product ever. I literally never have to worry about stains on my countertops again. Bring on the red wine! A little spilled and was left overnight? No big deal. Kids want to make lemonade? Sure! It sounds ridiculous but it’s true that Skip and his team and the TuffSkin have truly made my life easier and less stressful.
As the former CEO of Giffin & Crane General Contractors, LLC, let me say that both Stone Masters and Master Clean have worked on countless projects for us over the years, both restoring stone and tile, as well as final construction clean up and detailing. We’ve always found Stone Masters and Master Clean to be knowledgeable, reliable, timely and, perhaps most importantly, communicative. Speaking as a construction professional, it’s the combination of those qualities that make life better, not only for the general contractor working to deliver a high quality product, but also for our clients, the end user, who get to enjoy living with the results!
Bruce Giffin, Giffin & Crane General Contractors, LLC
I have been an interior designer for nearly 25 years and I can say unequivocally that Skip and his crew are the most professional and knowledgeable ever encountered by me. Skip bid my job to clean and seal marble in my kitchen in a timely manner, came to the job site at the beginning of the job to be sure the crew and I knew what the completed project would look like, and followed up as soon as the job was done. His two crew guys were professional and thorough in their work. Skip came to the house after the job was completed and did not like the way one tiny spot looked. I could barely notice it but he did. He then assured me that he would personally come out to remedy it. True to his word, I got a call from his scheduling office with a date and time to do just that. Additionally, his office is responsive and thorough. You’ll be incredibly happy with Skip, his crews, and his knowledge of stone cleaning and preservation. I highly recommend him.
Eileen Thornton Caris, E.T.C. Designs
How much do I love Stone Masters? I am jumping for joy right now! I’m house sitting my daughter’s newly remodeled home when I accidentally spilled vinegar on her marble counter, argghhh, creating a terrible etched ring. And to top it off she’s on her way home from vacation today! Eeeeek, thought I was going to have a heart attack! I Googled and called Stone Masters, praying they could help! From my first conversation with Brandee who was so understanding, to Skip who owns this amazing operations (how often do you get the owner any more), to Joe (super nice guy not to mention talented) who did the artful repair work. Stone Masters more than delivered on the promise to save the day! Skip and his team have restored my confidence that there are businesses out there that go above and beyond, saved my relationship with my darling daughter’s home, and did it all for more than a fair price.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I totally and wholeheartedly recommend Stone Masters! You guys rock!!
SB Stonemasters did an amazing job polishing the marble floors in my house. Skip and his crew were exceptionally very professional, courteous, respectful, and attentive to providing a like-new finish on the floor. Although the work required extra time and effort, Skip responsibly held to his bid price and kept working to achieve an end result beyond my satisfaction. I am highly recommending Skip and SB Stonemasters to my friends and neighbors and to anyone else who needs the best marble polishing available in the Santa Barbara/Montecito area.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE. Completely professional. We had been searching for years (to no avail), to find someone who could remove dirt, fingerprints etc. that were embedded under the sealer of our bathroom travertine floors and countertops by our original tile contractor. Skip Jankoski was highly recommended to us by a friend. We decided to check out SB Stonemasters and called. We were impressed by Skip’s knowledge and his assurance that they could indeed reverse the mess. Within a week, Brandee (co-owner) had us scheduled. The team that came to help us were knowledgable, polite, hardworking young professionals. They were proud of the work they did and were completely committed to making sure we were totally satisfied. Skip was there checking in, all along the way. Our entire experience was everything we had hoped for… This is one company that stands behind its stellar reputation.
Excellent service. Polite and professional on-the-job personnel. Would definitely use them again in the future should the need arise. Will recommend them to friends and neighbors without hesitation. We were very pleased with the results of their work.
Nadine and Paul Melancon
Skip just finished his third job for us – this one being the most difficult because of the effects of the outdoor elements on our travertine stone. Nevertheless, Skip and his team were able to remove the stains and mold and the area now looks better than it did when it was first installed some 17 years ago. Skip is truly a five-star rated contractor!
I found the overall service of Stone Masters to be excellent and they did a great job in cleaning the marble interior of one of my showers. To begin with, their estimate of the cost of the job was substantially lower than the competition. At the initial visit, the explanations I was given about the job and the treatment of the marble were clear and thorough. So, I decided to go with them.
I have been very happy with the work of their employee. All the mineral accumulations on the marble are now gone, and the marble looks now as it did when it was brand-new. From now on that shower will be easy to clean and it will also look great. Good job, Stone Master! I will definitely use your services again and I will definitely recommend your company to friends who might need the same service.
I have marble floors and counters in three bathrooms. Over the past 25 years they acquired visible wear mainly in the form of spots which could not be removed. Skip and his crew refurbished the marble and produced a gorgeous shine… it’s been about nine months now and the marble still looks like new. Well done, professional, courteous and economical. I was so happy with the marble that I had them come back and do my hardwood floors…Like new without the hassle of sanding and staining. Soooo worth it.
Skip and his team at Santa Barbara Stone Masters are fantastic! We could not afford to replace our shower but Skip, through much personal effort and care, has made it look like new and preserved our stone from any further water damage. We so appreciate Skip’s attention to detail and “going the extra mile” for us in order to create a beautiful and professional result. We will be sure to recommend SB Stone Masters! Thanks Skip!
Our office floor is made with Mexican stone pavers and we were having a very difficult time finding someone to properly clean and seal them. We talked to four companies who said they couldn’t provide the service before finding Skip who said, ‘No problem!’. Skip took the time to come into our office to test different sealer options so that we could find just the right one and once we made our decision the floors were cleaned and sealed the following week. The floor now looks amazing (better than we could have imagined!) and we can’t recommend Stone Masters highly enough. Thank you Skip and team for helping us find a solution to our floor dilemma!
Susan DeCoste, EC Ryan International
The service was excellent both times I have had SB Stone Masters out to polish my marble countertops. The results were dramatic and the service was great. Skip adjusted his schedule to match mine, and most importantly the work was excellent and prices very fair. I highly recommend SB Stone Masters.
Gregg Miller, Miller-Pezzoni Associates, Inc.
Skip and his team were awesome! They communicated well, were on time, on budget, responsive, and the work was top notch. I highly recommend them!
Skip transformed 20 year old marble in our shower to look like new. Best part was he wasn’t happy with how the first treatment took, so he came back and spent another half day getting it right. Highly recommend Santa Barbara Stone Masters.
I want to thank you again for the terrific job you did cleaning my brick patio, porches and walk. There was so much mildew and old stains that I didn’t have much hope they would ever look very good again, and yet you worked magic! They have not looked this good since they went in over 30 years ago! I continue to get compliments from friends who saw the “before” condition.
You and your team were excellent to work with. I really appreciated your professionalism and tenacity in getting the job done right and in time for my visitors to arrive. You were always very pleasant and helpful.
It was great to get to work with you and I just hope I’ll have the opportunity at some future date to recommend you to one of my friends.
Service was great. My floors looked fantastic, especially the old porch and entry hall which hadn’t had any attention since they were built in 1927. The Saltillo tile in the kitchen which was installed in 1987 looked brand new. I never could have accomplished this without Skip and his top workers accomplishments. My friends are now using him as we speak.
Ditte Wolff, Santa Barbara
On behalf of our law firm I want to thank you and Santa Barbara Stone Masters for the incredible job that you did on our marble flooring and our stone table tops. We had no idea how good they could look! Other people that we spoke with said that what Santa Barbara Stone Masters accomplished could not be done. The stone finish in our law offices look better than new and have changed both the appearance of the law office and how we feel about it. Thank you again for your prompt and efficient, quality work.
Bob Stoll, Stoll Law Building
Skip perfected a system of polishing the horizontal bathroom stone that provided a beautiful, easy to maintain finish that was superior to the original installation… their involvement brought quality and value to the Bacara Resort and Spa.
Jim Van Houten, Vice President Construction
Ohana Real Estate Investors/The Bacara Resort and Spa