About Stone Exclusive

At Stone Exclusive, Inc.  we specialize in the fabrication and installation of custom granite and marble projects for every room of the home – from customized countertops to fireplaces and bars. Each job is designed and led by Vladimir Rafaenko, a highly experienced and skilled Russian craftsman. Mr. Rafaenko takes great pride in his meticulous attention to details, which is evident in the quality of his work. We take great pride in our kitchen remodeling, bathroom renovation and countertops of all sizes and shapes.

We install granite countertops in Fort Walton Beach, Destin & Niceville!
Granite countertops and marble travertines can be used to great advantage in your remodeling project.

General Information

• We work with granite, marble, onyx, and travertine.
• We work with individual homeowners as well as professional designers and contractors.
• We install stone in new construction as well as remodels/renovations.
• We can do: kitchen remodeling, countertops, breakfast bars with decorative brackets, wet bars, full risers between counters and cabinets, windowsills, bathrooms – tub and shower surrounds, vanity cabinets, fireplaces – mantle pieces and hearth surrounds.  We can create almost anything you can imagine.
• Edge treatments – range from clean, polished edges to intricate, customized profiles.
• We attempt to use the least number of seams/joins possible – consequently, many countertops are cut from a single stone slab.
• We use granite and marble stone from a variety of local and regional suppliers. This allows our customers to personally select their slabs for fabrication. (Because each stone has been created by nature, there can be variations between slabs of the same color selection and quarried bundle).

Client Testimonials

Our clients are all very special to us and it’s a true compliment to our business and to us personally when someone leaves Stone Exclusive a recommendation or testimonial. We’re very pleased to share these with you below:

“Many thanks to Evalina & crew for the beautiful job they did on our kitchen and bathroom counter tops. They are gorgeous!! Evalina was very helpful as we went through the selection process of our granite, and everyone was a pleasure to work with. The crew was very professional, friendly, and did an outstanding job of preparation, installation, and cleanup. Glen Arnold also did a fantastic job of plumbing and reconnecting our cook top to finish up the job. We would highly recommend StonExclusive!! We couldn’t be happier with the result!!”

-John & Verna Sesso, June 2015-


“My husband and I really cannot give enough praise to you, Evalina and everyone at Stone Exclusive. Our experience was exceptional! From day one everyone was customer oriented and very friendly. Evalina, your follow up was incredible and your guidance through the process was perfect. You made helpful suggestions and prevented us from making a serious mistake with the stone color we thought we wanted. You solved disagreements between my husband and I that no one else had been able to do. I affectionately called you “The Temptress” but the stone selected for our house could not have been more perfect and we are so thankful it was shown to us. Vladimir was an artist designing how the granite would layout and match to the backsplash. The seams were perfect. The entire team all paid attention to the details to make our kitchen and master bath look incredible and we noticed that this was not just a job – you all care about your customers and have pride in your work. As a Realtor, I only recommend people who do good work and can be counted on. You will be hearing from my friends and customers in the future. We are both happy to be a reference when needed.”

-Brenda Follis-Lengyel and Tony Lengyel, March 2015-


“This was our first experience with Stone Exclusive, Inc. and it was very positive.  All contacts and communications were professional.  From the first time we walked into their showroom to the last day’s installation, they made the process go smoothly.”

-William Richardson, August 28, 2014-


“Dear Evalina,
When we were looking to remodel and upgrade the Sterling Shores condo we purchased in January 2014, I stumbled across your website. I reached out to a number of granite retailers in the Destin and Ft. Walton Beach, but by any measure I had, Stone Exclusive stood out. Not only did you follow-up quickly from my initial internet inquiry, you worked to understand what we were looking to do and provided a series of design options to us. Amazingly, all of this work was done through telephone calls, emails, digital photos and several sample shipments to our home in Indiana.

The granite selections, kitchen tiling, the faucet fixtures and the new vanities and granite we selected for our kitchen and two bathrooms were the result of the outstanding design support, project management, and turnkey services we received from Evalina. We expected that by not living in Destin, it would pose challenges to getting our upgrade projects done. I thought it would be complicated and challenging to oversee the project from Indiana, and originally, either we planned that my wife or I, would be on-site during the demolition and installation. However, with partners like Stone Exclusives and Evalina, none of this was necessary. With a strong attention to detail and a commitment to superior customer service, Evalina coordinated and handled the demolition of the existing counters and mirror under the kitchen bar area, secured the plumber to install and operationalize the new faucets, and oversaw the selection, fabrication and installation of the new granite in our kitchen and bathroom remodels.

We had such a terrific experience with Evalina and Stone Exclusive, we would not hesitate to work with them in the future. The work was performed as promise, and Evalina’s attention to details, her high quality and exacting standards (measuring and verifying) and the obvious care and diligence she provides her customers demonstrates to me that Stone Exclusive’s is a partner you can trust and count on in getting the job done right, on time, and within budget. Evalina even emailed me pictures of the completed project while she was having dinner with her friends. Now that is service!
We know our renters and our family will enjoy and appreciate the upgrades, the fresh look and the modern appearance our condo now has overlooking the Gulf.

Stone Exclusive and Evalina – you rock! Thanks for a job well-done.”

Warm Regards,
Karl R. LaPan
August 31, 2014


“Hi Evalina…hope you are doing good…just wanted to tell you how much I love my vanities!  We are actually now in the process of moving into the house so I’ve only been enjoying them for the past couple of days.  I’ve gotten so many compliments on them!”

Thanks so much,
May 2,2014 


“Evalina, The granite looks great, we are very pleased.  The whole experience working with you was really professional.  I’ve never seen such smooth transaction in the home improvement business.”

-Jane B-
May 2,2014


“From walking into the showroom on 6/12 to a completed installation on 6/20, my experience with StonExclusive was seamless. I had my entire condo redone with granite and marble installed in the kitchen, laundry and three bathrooms. Everyone’s attention to detail highlighted their professionalism, work ethic,  and customer service in order to exceed my expectations. If you are looking for the best, look no further than StonExclusive!”

Thanks, Andy Szescila
July 22, 2014


“Now that our kitchen remodeling effort is complete, we realize how fortunate we were to have hired Stone Exclusive to procure and install our new kitchen countertops.  Vetrostone is new, exquisite, and unique, but can be difficult to work with and requires expert fabrication and installation.  Stone Exclusive had all the bases covered. From advice on the new sink, measurements, cabinet preparation, innovative design, cutting, and installation to clean up, Stone Exclusive personnel were precise, thorough, and truly professional.  With a lot of companies, it’s difficult to get the level of quality that we feel we received with the work done by Stone Exclusive.
Thanks for your helpful advice along the way as well. And for the recommendation on the plumbing issues which also turned out great. We look forward to working with Stone Exclusive again when we update the bathrooms in our house.
Well done!”

Col Gary L Albaugh
July 12, 2014


“I would like to thank Stone Exclusive for their professionalism and the craftsmanship; I have found them to be honest, reliable, hardworking, conscientious and courteous.   Their knowledge and experience speak for themselves; the office staff,   Evalina, Vera, and Molly are instrumental in the logistic of granite expectations.  Their process is very effective, efficient, smooth and without delays.  Vladimir is truly an artist with the fabrication of granite and he has a keen eye for detail that makes his granite installation/granite one of a kind.   Stone Exclusive did our kitchen granite installation in July 2010 and they did our master bath installation in April 2014, I would highly recommend them.”

Herman Herrera
April 15, 2014


“StonExclusive helped in the selection and purchase of the granite slabs, then performed the measuring, fabrication and installation of the granite countertops. From start to finish, our experience with StonExclusive was way above our expectations. They have some granite slabs on site, and have fabulous working relations with numerous area granite wholesalers. Vera, Evalina and Molly in the office bent over backwards to make sure we understood the pros and cons of granite. Evalina actually accompanied us on at least two occasions to a local granite wholesaler and was instrumental in helping us pick out our granite. Vera’s pricing of our job was “right on”. StonExclusive has their own fabrication facilities on site, and Vladimir is very exacting when it comes to the measuring, fabrication and installation of the granite counter tops. Without exception, everyone we talked to, from local contractors to multi-state granite wholesalers, were adament that StonExclusive is the best granite fabricator and installer in the area. We cannot be happier with our granite counter tops and the total experience of dealing with StonExclusive. I highly recommend them!”

Pros: Superior service, extremely knowledgeable, competitive prices, unparalleled craftsmanship.
Cons: None

Oct 29, 2012


“We are so happy with our granite and marble! Words can not express our gratitude to everyone at Stone Exclusive. The granite and marble looks like beautiful pieces of artwork!!! Priceless!!!”

Pros: This is a professional company in every way. Such artists and craftmans they are. It shows that they really care about the quality of the service they provide.
Cons: None

Jul 19, 2012


“These folks are excellent in every way. Our granite design was a challenging install, but these folks made it look like a breeze! Kudos to Sone Exclusive!”

Pros: Very Friendly! Unbelivable craftmanship with the granite and marble! Very detailed…One can tell that they truly love what they do. It shows in all of their work. Will highly recommend!
Cons: None

Feb 06, 2012


“It is with great satisfaction that i let you know how much my husband and i love our new granite countertops. The installation was done with professionalism and expediency and the work is expert in every detail. Stone Exclusives personal help and assistence was so much appreciated. Thank you for transformating our kitchen into a room of beauty. I will recommend your firm highly to my neighbors ans friends.”

Pros: Very knowledgable!!
Cons: None

Oct 20, 2011


“I am extremely happy with my beautiful granite countertops from stone exclusives! The entire process was easy as well as fun. The ladies in the office were very helpful and I am very impressed with the excellent craftsmanship. I also feel that their prices are quite reasonable – I’m now looking forward to having stone exclusives replace my master bath countertops in the near future!”

Pros: Beautiful selection on granite Excellent customer service Amazing craftsmanship
Cons: None

Oct 19, 2011