Nothing about Cambria’s beginning was very strategic. “It just kind of happened,” says Cambria President and CEO Marty Davis. It all began when Marty Davis' friend put him onto this new investment opportunity. The Davis’s studied the opportunity and ultimately Mark Davis, Marty’s father, made a personal investment in a northern Minnesota business start-up in the late ‘90s. They loved the company’s technology and quartz product, but didn’t know much more than that about the operation. But taking risks was something the Davis family was familiar with. Entrepreneurial instinct is a family legacy that began with Stan and Mark Davis, who owned small creameries that eventually lead to the formation of Davisco Foods International, an international leader in the dairy industry.
Cambria intorduces Cambria Matte, a first-of-its-kind surface finish option. Cambria Matte provides a distinctive, elemental look with the same high-performance benefits of Cambria's standard high gloss finish.
Cambria launches eight stunning new designs across three collections, expanding Cambria's palette to 141 designs. Enhancing the luxurious Marble Collection™ are Annicca™, Clareanne™, Queen Anne™, Rose Bay™, and Rosedale™. Beaumont™ and Kelvingrove™ add shimmering elegance to the Coastal Collection™, while mesmerizing Skye™ brings vibrant blue tones to the Waterstone Collection™.
New Distribution Centers open in Colorado (Denver), Alabama (Mobile), and Georgia (Savannah), to accommodate growth and partnerships in these markets.
New distribution centers open in Tennessee (Nashville) and Georgia (Atlanta) to accommodate growth and partnerships in these southeastern markets.
Cambria introduces nine new designs in three distinct and beautiful collections, expanding Cambria's palette to 133 designs in nine collections. In the Marble Collection™, Swanbridge™, Carrick™, and Weybourne™ offer the classic, sought-after sophistication of marble, but none of the maintenance. Helmsley™, Harlech™, and Princetown™ are three distinctive, rich, and exceptional designs in the Coastal Collection™ that make an impressive statement in any space. Hadley™, Canongate™, and Kentmere™ add more depth and unlimited versatility in the Desert Collection™.
Cambria and The Arthritis Society proudly announce the launch of Camp Cambria in Ontario. Camp Cambria is a no-cost, six-day residential camp for children ages 8-17 who are living with juvenile arthritis. Camp Cambria in Ontario will be held at Camp Maple Leaf, a not-for-profit resident camp for children with unique challenges. In addition to traditional camp activities, Camp Cambria in Ontario provides important tools and resources related to positive self-esteem and effective disease management.
Cambria’s newest partner is revealed—real estate investor, contractor, entrepreneur, and Income Property star—Scott McGillivray. Scott will help educate and guide consumers on how to renovate and invest wisely, adding value and years of enjoyment to their homes through an educational video series Dream. Plan. Do.
Cambria opens its latest gallery in San Francisco, adjacent to the city’s design district in the South of Market Area (SoMa). The space was designed with an upscale, boutique aesthetic that celebrates the character of the 100-year-old building, while reflecting the city’s modernity. Given the local culinary scene, the gallery boasts a gorgeous Cambria-clad demonstration kitchen, full working bar, and custom wine display.
Cambria announces the launch of Cambria International. The new division of Cambria will grow the company’s distinctive brand and unparalleled quartz surface offerings globally, under the guidance of Rodolfo Panisi, President and CEO of Cambria International.
Cambria launches four new designs across two collections, the first of their kind in natural quartz. Roxwell™ and Oakmoor™, the first designs in the breathtaking Oceanic Collection™, showcase grand, rolling waves and linear flow. With rich beauty and timeless allure, Brittanicca™ and Ella™ from the Marble Collection™ offer the elegance of marble without the long-term maintenance. The dramatic introductions bring Cambria's offerings to 126 designs within nine collections.
Cambria Gallery – Buckhead Atlanta opens in partnership with Atlanta Kitchen, in the heart of the renowned Buckhead shopping district, home to many interior design shops. On display are various applications, including a bar, vanity, conference table, and unique quartz applications.
Cambria begins its Premier Dealer program to recognize and reward high-quality partnerships with best-in-class kitchen and bath retailers. Retailers are nominated for consideration through Cambria's sales team and must meet select criteria to be awarded Premier Dealer status.
A new Club Cambria opens at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, home of the St. Louis Cardinals.
New distribution centers open in Florida (Miami), Arizona (Phoenix), Texas (Houston and Dallas), New York (Long Island), and Illinois (Chicago), to accommodate growth and partnerships in major markets.
Cambria creates the first Camp Cambria, in partnership with Arthritis Foundation of the Upper Midwest, to help kids with juvenile arthritis feel the joy of a community of campers just like them. Camp Cambria is a free, six-day overnight experience at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, Minnesota. In addition to traditional camp activities, Camp Cambria provides important tools and resources related to positive self-esteem and effective disease management.
The Cambria Gallery on El Paseo is the second gallery in Palm Desert, California, located in the heart of the Coachella Valley's most upscale shopping district. The gallery brings the freshest, most beautiful designs to a space where homeowners and trade professionals can dream, design, plan, and collaborate.
Twenty new designs are added across five collections. Galloway™, Ellesmere™, Langdon™, Seagrove™, and Summerhill™ in the Coastal Collection™ are dramatic and flowing designs with organic movement. The Waterstone Collection™ designs of Berwyn™, Hampshire™, Montgomery™, Nevern™, and Wentwood™ capture the natural movement of water over stone. Brighstone™, Daron™, and Menai™ sparkle with show-stopping radiance in the Jewel Collection™. From the Marble Collection™, Castlemartin™, Fairbourne™, and Ramsey™ are inspired by the classic look of marble offering elegance without any maintenance. Like all Desert Collection™ designs, Manchester™, Dunmore™, Kirkstead™, and Walton™, provide beautiful monochrome foundations.
A new Club Cambria opens at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, home of the Cincinnati Reds.
The Cambria Gallery – Rochester is located in the historic Riverside Building in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota. The gallery features a myriad of innovative and inspirational kitchen, bath and commercial installations, unique fabrication techniques, and full-size slabs.
Cambria introduces the Coastal Collection™ featuring the new design, Galloway™. The Coastal Collection™ distinguishes itself by the grand and vast organic movement flowing throughout the design, creating a masterful clashing of rock, sand and water. This design illustrates a balance of neutral tones with striking variation and glistening streams.
Cambria announces the Cambria Gallery on 7th, located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. The gallery showcases a myriad of innovative vignettes, created by locally renowned designers and craftsmen. The gallery provides a convenient location to collaborate and experience the movement in Cambria’s trend-setting design palette.
Cambria doubles capacity by adding 408,000 square feet and two new production lines to the Minnesota processing facility. This marks the second plant expansion in Cambria’s 12-year history.
Now samples of every Cambria design are at your fingertips. The app for iPad® or iPhone® makes it easy to browse designs, compare favorites, and share with friends, family, and clients. When it’s time to start planning for that dream build or remodel, the app is a valuable resource to find Cambria designs that truly inspire.
As a family-owned business, Cambria understands what a home represents: peace of mind. Cambria Title is established to make buying or refinancing a home as secure, easy, and stress-free as possible for buyers, borrowers, lenders, and real estate agents alike.
Cambria introduces six new designs to its industry-leading design palette. Capturing the depth and movement of water over stone, Armitage™, Lanseshaw™, Hollinsbrook™, Bradshaw™, and Berkeley™ join the Waterstone Collection™. Rosslyn™, with its striking metallic golds on a nuanced background of taupe and tan, is the sixth design to join the Jewel Collection™.
Cambria opens a state-of-the-art gallery showcasing exceptional quality in design detail and fabrication in the King East Design District of Toronto.
Cambria opens its Orlando Distribution Center, serving the fast-growing Florida market.
Cambria solidifies its position as the leader in innovation, introducing 12 new designs with the Waterstone Collection™. Inspired by the natural movement of water over stone, the collection incorporates technology that once seemed impossible for quartz. Cambria's designs now total nearly 100.
Cambria unveils two new collections and an unprecedented 21 new designs, with looks never before seen in quartz, mimicking onyx, marble, and granite. The Cambrian Collection™ captures all the color, pattern, and movement of classic stone. The Jewel Collection™ designs feature shimmering crystals from deep within the surface.
A new Club Cambria opens at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Club Cambria, along with the stadium, debuted a stunning renovation in 2017.
Cambria opens a new distribution center in San Francisco, California. Cambria'a newly-launched California division now serves that unique market through distribution centers in both the northern and southern regions of the state.
Cambria launches its online store featuring design samples and stylish apparel, accessories, and home essentials.
Cambria introduces Cambi dragon, the company mascot. Cambi begins a rigorous schedule of appearances at sports venues and public events.
Cambria launches 16 new designs, adding to the Quarry Collection™ and Desert Collection™, and expanding Cambria's design palette to 64.
The first issue of Cambria Style magazine, a lifestyle publication for homeowners, designers, and other trade partners, is published and distributed nationwide.
Cambria® Mortgage™ is developed and begins providing mortgages and other financial services to help Cambria customers finance their home improvement projects.
Cambria opens a new Distribution Center in Los Angeles, California, making its entry in the large California market.
Cambria expands its presence in Southern California, opening Cambria Gallery on Cook Street in Palm Desert to inspire designers and consumers. The gallery showcases a variety of innovative vignettes and applications, as well as samples and full-sized slabs.
Cambria begins its Lexus Partner program. Providing exclusive markets to key partners, the Lexus Partner initiative values intimate partnerships and deep relationships. Lexus Partners are highly evolved businesses that meet criteria related to sales success, exceptional quality, high-level customer service, and a commitment to marketing.
Cambria partners with actress and author Mariel Hemingway, an advocate for healthy living and sustainability. Mariel promotes how to live a life of 360 degrees of beauty, from inner health and wellness to surrounding yourself with beauty and creating a healthy home.
To keep pace with demand, Cambria opens additional FabShops in Toronto and Cleveland.
Cambria partners with Minnesota native and iconic, all-American supermodel Cheryl Tiegs. Cheryl pioneered Cambria's advocate program with other icons to shortly follow, including Mariel Hemingway, W.S. Holland, and Ronnie Hawkins.
Cambria is named #4 on Entrepreneur magazine's"Hot 500" list of fastest-growing businesses. The annual list recognizes businesses that meet specific criteria, including positive sales and job growth.
Cambria invests $52 million into its Le Sueur facility, equipping it with the newest processing technology and more than doubling its size to 350,000 square feet.
Cambria launches an advertising campaign with nationally-syndicated radio host Paul Harvey, creating widespread awareness in areas of the United States that were not yet familiar with the product.
Cambria introduces the first designs in the natural Quarry Collection™, featuring movement and a depth similar to that found in granite. No other quartz surface companies were producing designs of this nature at this time.
Cambria opens its Indianapolis FabShop to serve this fast-growing market.
The first Club Cambria opens at Target Center in Minneapolis and leads the way to other elite sports lounges across the country.
Allowing customers and designers to see the beauty and functionality of Cambria first hand, Cambria opens its first design studio in Minneapolis' International Market Square, now known as Cambria Gallery at IMS.
The Davis family launches Cambria as a retail brand in the spring of 2003.
Cambria FabShop (a fabrication facility) and Quartz Surfaces (an installation service) are established in Minnesota to give the company hands-on knowledge and skills.
Cambria breaks from DuPont and ventures out on its own into the countertop sector, offering 33 unique designs.
Cambria opens its facility in Le Sueur, MN. The 150,000-square-foot building is a monument of commitment to product innovation, first-class customer service, and leading-edge quality control techniques and disciplines. Cambria begins business as a tile manufacturer with an arrangement to provide slabs to DuPont.
Known for its successes in the dairy business, the Davis family decides to enter the quartz surface business after being presented with the opportunity to buy quartz processing equipment.
Jerome Cheese Company is founded by Mark Davis in Jerome, Idaho. It becomes the company's flagship, and, along with BiPro isolation technology, launches the company as an international leader in the dairy industry.
The St. Peter Creamery closes. Operations move to Le Sueur, MN, and the new Le Sueur Food Ingredient plant is established.
The family's businesses, consisting of three companies, St. Peter Creamery, Le Sueur Cheese Company, and Nicollet Food Products. All three are now Davisco Foods International. Later the next year, Jim Ward joins the company and goes on to become the leading finance officer for all the Davis family businesses.
BiPro technology is developed and the company's entrance into high tech ingredients begins in full.
The Davises purchase Lake Norden Creamery in South Dakota from Land O’Lakes. Today, Lake Norden houses Davisco’s largest and most technologically-advanced mozzarella cheese processing plant.
In the old butter- and cheese-making days, the buttermilk and whey by-products were considered junk. But in true entrepreneurial fashion, Mark Davis saw things differently and leveraged the company to pioneer whey protein isolate technology.
The marketplace for dairy products changes again. Mark Davis was willing to change and adapt while making tough decisions that kept the family's creamery business on the road to success. Mark converts the entire focus of the Le Sueur Creamery to cheese making, and what has now been a 40-year cheese-making boom for the Davises begins to blossom.
Stan Davis and Allen Cords, former classmates in dairy school at University of Minnesota, combine the milk supplies at St. Peter Creamery and Le Sueur Cheese Company. The Davises purchase Le Sueur Creamery and begin exploring ways to further expand their business. Mark Davis becomes the manager of Le Sueur Cheese Company.
With the creamery business changing, Stan Davis makes a bold move, risking it all by investing in a brand new technology, spray drying. Stan had planned on investing with a partner, but on his way to make the purchase, his partner backed out. Stan did it anyway and grew his small creamery into an Upper Midwest leader in the dairy industry.
The dairy business changes overnight with America's entry into World War II. The government needed skim milk to ship overseas and butter rationing began. St. Peter Creamery changed with the times and built strong relationships with local farmers for milk and cream supply, which was key to its future growth.
Stan Davis buys St. Peter Creamery with partner Harvey Parsons, the man whom he had apprenticed under. Eventually Harvey leaves the business and Stan becomes sole owner.
Stan Davis enters the butter business by taking an apprenticeship in Norseland, Minnesota. The work is close to home and gives him the opportunity to learn a trade. "It was hard work... better than no work! It was the steadiest job in town. Everybody else would be laid off and the creameries got to operate. It was good work, it paid good wages and I look back on it as a wise decision."