I have spent the majority of my career in the hospitality industry in NYC working for several iconic hotels such as The Peninsula NY, the Connaught, Claridges and The Savoy in London to name a few. Years onward, I opened my own Representation company selling and marketing hotels to the travel community in the US and UK with a portfolio consisting of 15 hotels in the US and across Europe. All were boutique hotels with a design slant to their image. It was in these years, that I honed the value of gracious customer service, and the importance of honesty and integrity in a sales role.
After 25 years, I fell into the stone business quite by accident when I moved to Palm Beach Co.; I was approached to join Francois & Co. to sell molded architectural products such as mantels and range hoods to the design/build trade. As a lifelong sales person, I was intrigued and excited for the chance to foray into a new industry and immediately found the designers, architects and builders in Southern FL to be a great group to work with.
When Francois & Co. moved their FL showroom out of the area, I started selling natural stone to the same client base in South FL and broadened my knowledge of all types of stone and the worldwide quarries.
As one who has been self employed for 10 years at that point, I decided to open up my own surface studio to fulfill what I saw as a gap in the market:
o Provide select flooring, and surface materials to the residential market while providing extremely fair pricing because of my direct to quarry purchasing
o Superior customer service; I will gather samples that are imagined for a project, deliver samples to architects and designers offices
o Offer a curated selection of interesting, functional and beautiful materials products not easily found elsewhere. I will work within your budget and do my best to provide exceptional selections.
about: Breda Kellner
Prompt, Attentive, Detailed.
From the moment you place your order to time of receipt, Kellner & Co. will handle all aspects flawlessly
Importing direct from quarry or manufacturer for less-than-wholesale pricing enables us to pass on significant savings to our client. We are not a retail setting and therefore offer Trade Pricing to our industry partners
We partner with quarries that produce the best customized product for your project. Or we can supply stock materials for immediate need that will suit the technical and aesthetic aspects of the project