You've just been awarded a contract for a large commercial building project with thin stone slab veneer imported from Europe. Should you buy the materials direct or purchase through a stone supplier? First, look at what a stone supplier can do for you. Perhaps the most important benefit is single-source responsibility, particularly when different types of stone or stone from different quarries are involved. How do you select a good fabricator? How will you review and approve samples and fabrication procedures without extensive travel? These all fall under the responsibility of a supplier. In short, reputable stone suppliers can save you time, money, and mistakes. The risk is theirs, not yours. Headaches involved in buying direct from a quarry are eliminated.