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American Rock and Tile

American Rock and Tile opens 2nd store in Blairsville

American Rock and Tile recently opened a second store in Blairsvill , Georgia. Owner Sam Hancock and Office Manager Melissa Groves welcomed friends, family members, customers, and community representatives to a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting.

Hancock, Certified Master Mason, says, "Another store seemed appropriate after the success of our Andrews, North Carolina location." Founded in 1978, American Rock and Tile is LLC licensed and insured. The business services North Georgia , Tennessee , and North Carolina and gives special rates to realtors and builders. Hancock adds, "I learned the trade from my Dad who was in business for over 40 years." Hancock has been in the mason trade for 28 years and offers first quality materials with a factory warranty.

American Rock and Tile specializes in rock, brick, stone, tile, remodeling, glass, block, stucco, mortar applications, and new construction. They are the area's sole distributor of Dal tile with prices comparable or better than larger retailers. The Blairsville store is comfortable and inviting with a large selection of tiles on display. Hancock says, "Melissa is in charge of things here. I'm usually out on a job or doing a follow-up. I personally oversee every job to insure quality workmanship."

Melissa Groves, Office Manager and Sales Representative, says, "I am excited to be a part of American Rock and Tile's expansion into North Georgia . Sam Hancock is truly focused on customer satisfaction." Melissa Groves is a lifelong resident of Union County and welcomes everyone to visit the new store. "Come in and see the latest styles and colors."

Sam Hancock currently lives in Andrews, NC. He enjoys acting and recently played Biff in "Death of a Salesman." He is also an amateur archeologist when time allows with a couple of digs behind him including one with Henry Wimple of the University of Florida . Hancock also contributes to the community by organizing gospel and blues events for various fundraisers such as "Relay for Life" and the " Valleytown Cultural Arts Center ."