A Surplus of Stone
Huntingdon Valley’s K2 International matches homeowners with the exotic stone they desire
by Jennifer Updike

When employers want to hire the best possible employee for a high-powered position, they often call upon the services of a headhunter to select the perfect candidate. Similarly, think of K2 International LLC as a sort of headhunter, only instead of employees it helps a homeowner or fabricator select the perfect slab of stone for a bathroom or kitchen project.

K2 International, which is based in Huntingdon Valley, is a leading importer and wholesale distributor of natural stone such as granite, marble, limestone, travertine, onyx and quartz. In fact, the company offers more than 300 colors of natural stone, all on display in its spacious 17,000-square-foot warehouse.

With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, K2 International’s staff members are committed to locating and supplying the finest-quality slabs of natural stone. In fact, K2 International has been recognized for providing fabricators—meaning persons or companies who specialize in cutting and installing—with the highest-quality stone, each provided with personalized customer service and competitive pricing.

“We’re not retail, but we have very low prices,” says Carmelo LaMarca, owner of K2 International. “You wouldn’t believe the variety we have here—the granite, the marble, all this beautiful natural stone. … We’ve been around only a year, but we’re already getting some good exposure and recognition because of the variety and quality we offer.”

First-Class Service
Homeowners are welcome to visit K2 International’s warehouse any time. Here, customers can view this array of color stone slabs and have the opportunity to reserve any one to then have a fabricator cut it for them. K2 International strives to offer the best customer service in a friendly environment, and because it is a wholesaler, the company’s goal is not to sell a homeowner on a kitchen or bath project but to make sure that those projects have the exact stone they deserve.

“Even though our primary customer would be the person who puts the edge on the stone, we do have many homeowners who come in here,” LaMarca says. “Most times it’s when a fabricator has a customer who wants to see more variety, in which case they send them to us and we’ll work with them to make sure they get exactly what they desire.”

K2 International imports stone slabs from exotic destinations from around the globe that are renowned for their quality stone—namely, Brazil, India and Italy.

“When people see that you’re an importer, they sometimes tend to think bigger,” LaMarca says. “It’s important for people to know where the stone is coming from, especially when it’s coming from places like Italy and Brazil. You see all these exotic colors of stone in those parts of the world, and at K2 we take pride in displaying these stones in our facility for all customers to come in and be able to select their particular stone of choice.”

K2 International has the ability to offer cut-to-size materials with an abundant supply of different colors, sizes and finishes. The company’s goal is to make sure that each customer is happy about not only the stone that they choose, but the service as well. To guarantee the best quality stone, color and consistency, all of K2 International’s slabs—granite, marble, onyx, etc.—are hand selected by the company’s owner. Customers are welcome to visit the warehouse and select any type of stone, though no cutting is done on premises.

Finally, K2 International takes great pride in each slab of stone it imports. It is of utmost importance to the company and its staff that each stone is flawless, with no imperfections or veins where they should not be—nothing but the finest quality material available.  

K2 International LLC
2381 Philmont Ave.
Suite 101
Huntingdon Valley