In Remembrance of Industry Veteran Omar Salazar

Our hearts are heavy as we share the news of the loss of Omar Salazar, who passed away on August 14, 2023.

Salazar (55) served as senior crew chief at ROCKin’teriors, as an expert in natural stone fabrication and installation. Since 2008, he was instrumental in recruiting and forming the fabricator team at ROCKin’teriors. Salazar spent nearly 40 years of his life creating amazing experiences for friends in the field of construction and general contracting. He specialized in luxury interior and exterior applications for residential and commercial builders. Salazar’s professional career began as a tradesman among the brotherhood of carpenters in Beverly Hills, California, which enabled him to obtain the designation of master craftsman.

Salazar led the ROCKin’teriors effort to become accredited by the Natural Stone Institute, and the area’s first fabrication company to be certified in ultra-compact and sintered stones. In both 2018 and 2019, the team of skilled craftsmen that Salazar helped to recruit and train was recognized nationwide as Fabricator of the Year by the International Surface Fabricators Association. He also shepherded ROCKin’teriors’ participation in the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program, helping to build accessible homes for severely wounded war veterans.

Salazar was passionate about sustainability and his problem-solving expertise was often sought out by industry peers.

Salazar was also a lifelong volunteer with the Boys Scouts of America. As a dedicated Den Leader, he molded the next generation of youth into leaders. In 2021, his entire group earned Eagle Scout rank as the highest achievement in scouting.

Donations can be made to the Salazar children college fund, or Boy Scouts of America, Tuscarora Council