About The Owners
Marty and Jan Janczak, along with a son, Michael, are owners of Earthstones Granite Company, a state-of-the-art fabricating facility for natural and engineered stone located in Temple near Wildflower Country Club off of Kegley Road. Marty and Jan moved to Temple, Texas in 1977 where they raised four sons. Over the past 20 years, they enlarged their family with two daughters-in-law and three grandchildren. Michael moved back to Temple in 1993 with his wife, Kristi. They have three children - Jared, Jamie, and Jason.
The Janczaks are well-respected members of the community and are committed to give back to a community that has been so good to them. They believe in preserving the quality of life offered in Temple and Belton as the community grows.
Until recently, Marty worked directly with the City of Temple as a City Council Member to preserve Temple's charm and character as a premier place to live in Central Texas. He was involved in various community organizations including positions on the boards of Temple Area Home Builders, Temple Economic Development Commission, Temple Chamber of Commerce and the Temple Re-investment Zone #1. Professionally, he is on a national advisory board for Park Industries, a well-respected stone equipment company in Minnesota. Marty completed 35 years of active and reserve duty in the United States Navy, retiring as a Rear Admiral. As you might imagine, Earthstones has many of the professional characteristics of a Navy warship such as integrity, punctuality, and efficiency.
Marty is an accomplished business man. At Earthstones, he oversees commercial projects working closely with projects such as The Temple Police Department, Killeen Convention Center, Cultural Activities Center in Temple, Hilton Hotel in Austin, Stagecoach Inn in Salado, and Bentwood Professional Center in Temple. Marty serves as VP of Earthstones. He is involved with strategic planning as well as administrative and financial duties.
Thru the early years, Jan remained in the background, raising the boys and volunteering. She served as PTO president at the elementary and middle school level, as well as Room Mother every year. Her opportunities of giving to the community also included being an active member of Service League which became Junior League, serving on the committee for the development to bring the Ronald McDonald Home to Temple, and participated in the Contemporaries, a service organization of the arts at the Cultural Activity Center. As the boys matured, Jan joined Marty in the business world where they owned and operated Comet Cleaners.
Presently, Jan is President of Earthstones. She oversees sales, customer service, and purchasing of stones. She has a keen eye and high standards for the granite used in projects. She evaluates the stone slab quality and gives her final blessing on each job. She critiques the stone it as if it was going in the Janczak personal home. Her philosophy is, "If it is good enough for our home, then we'll be pleased to put it in yours!" Jan sees every job as a new challenge that never gets boring. She exclaimed, "I love people and I love helping them create their new kitchen and/or bath, whether it be a remodel or new construction. It's a major investment and will be there long after the clients have come and gone. It's a process that takes patience, concern, and creativity until the client is comfortable and excited about their final decisions."
Michael follows his parents' footsteps with giving to the community and has been doing so since he was a teenager. He coached his brothers' soccer teams as well as his children's soccer, baseball, flag football, and softball teams - too many teams to list or count. As a father, he has also volunteered his time with The Junior Cotillion of Belton. Michael is a positive influence with those he coaches and volunteers. He has a kind and compassionate heart. Until recently, Michael owned and operated his own business, Red Express Pallet Company, in Waco while also working at Earthstones. Michael is like his father, Marty, in that he is aggressive, assertive, full of boundless energy, and one heck of a business man.
Michael oversees and manages job implementation, fabrication, and installation at Earthstones. When he first began helping his parents, he realized that he needed to concentrate on production related responsibilities in order to see growth of the company. Michael has orchestrated the transition of the business into the next generation of computerized automation of granite fabrication. He has taken the business from labor intensive production methods to one using digital templating, CAD design, and programming CNC fabrication with quality and control. Michael is Treasure of Earthstones.
When asked what makes Earthstones Granite Company stand out from other businesses in the granite countertop fabrication business, Michael Janczak answered with this statement, "Our commitment to a top quality product, and our personal interest we take every step of the job, exceeds our customer's expectations."