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Jackson Design & Remodeling Designer Sol Quintana Wagoner Named One of Caesarstone's National Dream Design Contest Winners

(San Diego, October 19, 2009) - Jackson Design & Remodeling earns national recognition for designer Sol Quintana Wagoner in CaesarStone's National Dream Design Contest, which combed through hundreds of residential and commercial entries to find the 30 most innovative designers using CaesarStone, a versatile quartz countertops surface, in their bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms and even furniture designs.

"We literally had hundreds of incredibly stunning entries in the Dream Design Contest," said CaesarStone president Arik Tendler. "We sincerely thank all who entered the contest and shared their designs. I'm thrilled by the response and proud to see the many different applications of our beautiful product."

The 30 winners were chosen for the quality and beauty of their designs by a panel of judges. A broad range of creative uses of CaesarStone were represented in the winning selections, from residential bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms, to commercial applications and even furniture design.

Quintana Wagoner's winning design was for the kitchen of an ultra modern urban home in San Diego that utilized two horizontal masses strategically staggered to create open spaces that are both useful and aesthetically interesting. Organic White CaesarStone was used with a thicker edge to emphasize the horizontal line of the bridge shaped countertop peninsula with a single leg anchored to structure as an architectural feature.

"We used dark mahogany cabinets, Organic White CaesarStone countertops and vibrant textured metallic tiles to create a strong and sophisticated contrast to the monochromatic color palette," said Quintana Wagoner. "Highly modern and unique hardware, fixtures, and appliances bring the space to life, including gleaming island pendants, a futuristic faucet, and an abstract paneled hood angling out from the wall. From the kitchen, the view into the surrounding spaces is unobstructed and seems to blend in seamlessly, but the easily accessible appliances set in the lower cabinetry complete the successful entertaining area for the modern and sophisticated lifestyle" said Quintana Wagoner.

About CaesarStone
CaesarStone is the original quartz countertops manufacturer. The company is headquartered in Southern California with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Miami, New York and Atlanta. CaesarStone produces premium quartz surfaces, complementing any design application, from traditional to contemporary, for both home and commercial applications. CaesarStone products are available through kitchen and bath retailers, fabricators, architects, designers, builders and distributors nationwide.

Featuring a residential lifetime warranty, CaesarStone countertops are nonporous, stain, scratch and heat resistant. CaesarStone has earned the respected Good Housekeeping Seal from The Good Housekeeping Research Institute and is compliant with international environment standards ISO 14001 (environmental management system) and ISO 9002 (quality management standard). CaesarStone also has GREENGUARD and NSF (public health and safety) certification and is a member of The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

For more information about CaesarStone and its products, please visit www.CaesarStoneUS.com, or call toll-free 877-9QUARTZ (877-978-2789).

About Jackson Design and Remodeling
Jackson Design and Remodeling has been serving the San Diego community for 20 years. Todd Jackson, President and CEO, has established an enduring tradition of quality and service in the remodeling industry. Jackson and his team have won numerous awards for their work, including 12 COTY awards, several Chrysalis awards and the 2007 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. The company has been named one of Inc Magazine's fastest growing companies for two years in a row, is one of the San Diego Business Journal's "100 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies" and has also received Remodeling Magazine's coveted "Big50 Award." JDR offers design-build services giving clients peace of mind that the entire remodeling process, from start to finish, will be seamless. This approach allows for creative thinking, detailed planning and exceptional project management, and is the reason why JDR has built a trusted reputation in the industry for its quality work and commitment to client service. For more information, visit www.jacksondesignandremodeling.com or call (858) 292-2357.