Maine’s Small Business person of the year is named for 2013 and the award goes to Matthew Qualey, President and Project Manager of Qualey Granite and Stone Fabrication.

SBA District Director for Maine Marilyn Geroux says, "Mr. Qualey has done an outstanding job growing his company through hard work, determination and meeting the needs of an ever-changing market."

Qualey Granite was started in 2003. Initially providing granite countertops for kitchens and baths, the business expanded in 2006, with the assistance of an SBA Guaranty through Bangor Savings Bank, which nominated Qualey for this award.

By 2010, the business moved to Veazie and includes a warehouse and state of the art home design center. Qualey Granite now has contracts with several of the largest home renovation and supply stores in the region, and has one of the largest stone inventories north of Boston.

Qualey will be honored at an SBA celebration luncheon on June 4, 2013 in Bangor.