Welcome to Countertop Resource
CountertopResource.com is the most in-depth source for information related to countertop fabrication. It was founded as both a labor of love and the culmination of years of research and work behind the scenes in the countertop fabrication industry. Since the effort to develop this comprehensive source of news and information relevant to countertop fabricators first began in 2012, the response has been tremendous. In 2020, it was purchased by Resource Publishing, which has invested additional time and assets to improve the site, not only working to improve the electronic dynamics of the site, but also to invest in more staff and new and improved features. In 2021 a total overhaul of the website was started with an effort to provide the audience with improved functionality and increasingly relevant, original material.
CountertopResource.com is a grass roots organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and the founders and directors strive to provide friendly, personable service to each and every client. Even as the company continues to expand and weave its way ever deeper into the industry, the services provided will always be based on these humble beginnings that emphasize responsive service. In addition, CountertopResource.com’s database is already the largest of its kind, and it continues to grow and be refined on a monthly basis.
So Who Are We?
Howie Phillips – Publisher and Idea Man
Howie Phillips is the chief backer and driving force behind the establishment of CountertopResource.com. He has worked as a leader in several industries, both consumer-driven and B2B, and shows complete confidence in the company and its personnel. However, he chooses to remain mostly behind the scenes, providing valuable resources, insight and advice. As the publisher of CountertopResource.com, he consults on content, marketing and client services/relationships with the website’s staff and is committed in his efforts to produce a quality site that serves the needs of fabricators and the countertop industry as a whole.
Rebecca Devlin – Editor and Lead Content Manager
Rebecca Devlin has a diverse background including management at a large technology manufacturer, accounting, database management and customer service. She has grown from a diligent assistant working behind the scenes developing content for the website, to managing much of the daily aspects of CountertopResource.com. She is now a full partner with the business. She is excellent writing and editing content for the website, handling database and technical projects, keeping an eye on the books and working with customers in various capacities to meet their needs. She is known as “the glue” that holds the company together and works out of her office in Wisconsin.
Paul Wisnefski – Head of Sales
Paul Wisnefski has more than 30 years handling sales, including more than 15 in the countertop industry. He works out of his office in Georgia, and most recently served as advertising specialist for the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA), selling print and digital advertising for the association for more than 10 years, including email and web products, as well as Countertops & Architectural Surfaces magazine. Prior to that he was an account executive for Surface Fabrication magazine and it’s associated web properties, including SurfaceFabrication.com and FabricatorDirectory.com. He also spent numerous years working for SolidSurface Magazine, Wood Digest, Finishing magazine and as a sales specialist in the newspaper industry. Wisnefski has developed friendships and a host of contacts with the countertop industry. He now assists suppliers and manufacturers in developing their customer base through marketing with CountertopResource.com, leading it’s sales program. He also leads sales for it’s companion website GreenSurfaceResource.com, which is under further development.
Sydne McKinney – Content Generator
Sydne McKinney has worked on and off for CountertopResource.com for a number years, between spending time at college and raising her children. She helps develop some of the regular content, such as product and industry news, and has a great knack for taking the complex and making it easily understandable and quickly useful for the industry. She also assists with CountertopResource.com’s companion website GreenSurfaceResource.com, which is in the process of being revamped to be more useful and usable for the industry. She works from her office in Illinois.