Hi, we’re Matt and Laurie Qualey, owners of Qualey Granite & Quartz. We started Qualey Granite in 2003 as an offshoot of our landscaping and hardscaping business.
With our move this year to 1506 State Street in Veazie, we’ve realized our dream of owning a state-of-the-art home design center.
Our goal is to provide the ultimate in customer service, one of the largest natural stone inventories in the state, and now a wide selection of flooring and tile
options—all at unbeatable prices.
Matt Qualey grew up on a potato farm in Aroostook County so he’s no stranger to hard work! He moved to Hampden as a teenager and graduated from Hampden Academy in
1992. A 1999 graduate of the University of Maine, Matt majored in biological psychology. While preparing for grad school, Matt worked with Irish stone masons in
Boston before starting Qualey Enterprises, a full service landscaping and hardscaping company. Matt is involved in the day-to-day operations of Qualey Granite &
Quartz and often visits job sites to take measurements and give design advice. He enjoys mountain biking, working on his classic car, reading, and playing with
Chihuahuas Piper, Penelope, and Gaius.
Laurie was born in Boston and lived all over Massachusetts as a child. She moved to Bangor as a teenager and graduated from Bangor High in 1992. A member of the
class of 1996 at Harvard University, Laurie majored in biological anthropology and also earned her teaching certification through the Harvard Graduate School of
Education. She taught in the Bangor School Department before working full time at Qualey Granite. She enjoys helping people find the perfect granite and flooring
to coordinate with their kitchen as well as material that fits their lifestyle. Laurie loves reading about science and history, watching just about anything involving
animals, and cuddling with her dogs.
Gaius and Penelope are Qualey Granite’s official mascots. Gaius was adopted from a shelter in New Hampshire, and Penelope was rescued from a bad situation in Poland,
Maine. Please forgive them if they bark when you come in—after a rough start they are still working on their manners! Don’t worry though, they’re all bark and no
bite, and once you toss them some cookies they’ll be your best friends! Gaius and Penelope enjoy napping, snacking, cuddling, and playing with anything with a squeaker.