Arkansas: Officially known as the Natural State, became the 25th state on June 15, 1836.
In 1541, Hernando DeSoto became the first European to visit the land that would become Arkansas, which had already been occupied by Native Americans for some 11,000 years. Marquette and Joliet followed in 1673 and in 1682 LaSalle claimed possession of the territory in the name of France. The first permanent European settlement in what is now Arkansas was established by Henri DeTonti in 1686 at Arkansas Post. In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory (including Arkansas) from France for $15 million, bringing Arkansas for the first time under the U.S. flag.
Among the state's greatest assets are its seven national park sites, 2.6 million acres of national forest lands, 13 major lakes, and two mountain ranges.
People in Arkansas still need countertops, and there are plenty of places to supply them. You can find a list of countertop businesses in Arkansas here!
There are still some inconsistencies to the list, but we are working to correct them and I just couldn't wait to share it.
This is a sneak peek at our efforts to compile the most complete list of countertop fabricators in the United States from A to Z. We will be working on California next and hope to give you a look at that list as soon as its available. And you will find it here first.
In coming weeks (and likely months), we will be compiling lists for all 50 states, and once we get them done, we will seek input from the industry to make sure everything is in order before we release the information to the public.
We think this is going to be very popular with the countertop community and very useful for those seeking new countertops.
Let us know what you think!