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Our Mission

Our Mission

GM Quartz maintains a commitment to excellence and provides our customers the very best quality products to meet or exceed their fabrication requirements. Our priorities and continual improvement efforts are focusing on competitive pricing, on time delivery, highly controlled processes, and workmanship.

Decades of Experience

Our History

1974

GM Associates, Inc. is founded by Melvyn and Nancy Nutter as their dream of starting a family business to pass on to their 5 daughters.

1980

GM Associates moved from Alameda, CA to it's current location in Oakland, CA.

1996

All 5 of the Nutter daughters; Terri, Lisa, Deborah, Karen, and Sue worked at GM at the same time.

2012

Mel Nutter retires, and the 5 sisters follow in his footsteps and take over management of GM. The first 3rd generation Nutter family member begins working full time at GM.

2017

Following a long process, GM Associates is certified as ISO 9001:2015 compliant.

2019

GM Associates Inc. rebrands as GM Quartz.

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

  • Management commitment to the quality management system
  • Experienced Sales Engineering and Manufacturing Staff
  • Capital equipment investments
  • Manufacturing process control systems
  • Social and environmental governance

(pictured left to right: Darin McDonald, Karen Beato, Al Vanegas, Deborah Camp, Mark Lowe, Scott Camp, Terri Hartman, Bill Fesmire)
Quality Policy

Quality Policy

Quality objectives are established to help communicate organizational direction

Understanding & meeting customers' expectations and their relevant requirements

Achieve continual improvement of our operations and performance

Respect and integrity in the industry for quality quartz products and workmanship within reasonable economic limits

Trying to create an environment of integrity and high standards

Zealous communication of our quality management system to interested parties.

Awards and Acknowledgements

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