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Granite Brothers: Your Top Choice for Countertop Installation in Willimantic, CT

Granite Brothers specializes in Stone Sales, Fabrication, Installation, and Repair services, serving Willimantic, CT and the entire New England region. Committed to exceptional customer service, we focus on stone, tile, and complementary products. With over a century of experience spanning four generations, we are the premier stone retailer, fabricator, and installer in Willimantic, CT and Metro-West, MA. Our dedicated team, design showroom, fabrication shop, and outlet store ensure that no project is too large or small. We guide you through the entire process, providing information and recommendations to meet your renovation or construction needs. Feel free to ask questions and enjoy the journey!

Our Comprehensive Services in Willimantic, CT:

Granite Countertops

For new granite countertops in Willimantic, CT, Granite Brothers is your go-to choice. From selection to installation, our staff assists you in finding the perfect stone. With an 8000 sqft state-of-the-art facility, we handle projects of any size, collaborating with top suppliers to offer the best natural stones.

Quartz Countertops

Despite our name, we also offer quartz countertops from brands like Silestone, Caesar Stone, and Okite. Explore our displays and consult with our staff to choose the ideal product for your needs.

Fireplace Surrounds and Hearth Stones

Revitalize your fireplace with a custom surround and hearth stone crafted from a variety of natural stone slabs or remnants. We can also assist in selecting and installing new tiles to enhance the fireplace’s appeal.

Vanity Tops

Whether for a small powder room or a luxurious master bath, Granite Brothers has a wide range of vanities. Explore our selection of remnants for smaller vanities or consult with us to choose the perfect slab for your dream bath.

Natural Stone Tub Surrounds / Master Bathrooms

Elevate your master bath with a stunning natural stone tub surround. We guide you through the design process, ensuring every detail, from tub surround to shower walls, meets your expectations.


Discover a diverse range of vanities, spanning modern, traditional, contemporary, and classical styles. Visit our showroom or consult with our staff to explore all available options.

Porcelain Tile

Explore our showrooms for a vast selection of porcelain tiles from renowned manufacturers like Marrazzi, Interceramic, American Olean, and Ragno. Our staff helps you choose the right color and size for your project.


Visit our showrooms for an extensive collection of mosaics, including glass tile mosaics by Bisazza, stone and glass combinations, and customizable options. Our trained staff assists in finding the perfect mosaic for your space.

Stone Tile

Granite Brothers boasts the largest and most complete selection of stone tiles, including marble, granite, limestone, and travertine. Visit us for natural stone tile, pencil moldings, chair rails, and closeout items at our Milford, MA location.

Tile Installation

Ensure the beauty of your tiles lasts by entrusting our professionals with the installation. From underlayment to unique designs, our experienced team handles every aspect of tile installation.

Countertop and Tile Repair

In addition to installations, we offer repair services for kitchen countertops, tile floors, and shower walls. Contact us to discuss your situation and receive an estimate for the necessary repairs.


Save on projects by choosing from our ever-changing inventory of remnants, suitable for vanities, hearth stones, fireplace surrounds, and more.

Custom Furniture Tops

Elevate your furniture with custom stone tops for buffets, antique dressers, or any piece in your home. Our custom tops make every piece a standout in any room.

Willimantic is a census-designated place located in Windham, Connecticut. Previously organized as a city and later as a borough, Willimantic is currently one of two tax districts within the Town of Windham. Willimantic is located within Windham County and the Southeastern Connecticut Planning Region. Known as “Thread City” for the American Thread Company’s mills along the Willimantic River, it was a center of the textile industry in the 19th century. Originally incorporated as a city in 1893, it entered a period of decline after the Second World War, culminating in the mill’s closure and the city’s reabsorption into the town of Windham in the 1980s.

Willimantic was populated by a series of ethnic groups migrating to the city to find work at the mills, originally Western European and French Canadian immigrants, later Eastern Europeans and Puerto Ricans. Architecturally, it is known for its collection of Victorian-era houses and other buildings in the hill section, the Romanesque Revival town hall and several crossings of the Willimantic River, including the Willimantic Footbridge and the “Frog Bridge”. It is home to Eastern Connecticut State University and the Windham Textile and History Museum. As of 2020, Willimantic had a population of 18,149 people.


Willimantic is named for the Willimantic River which passes through it. The word was first attested in English writing as Waramanticut in 1684, and later as Wallamanticuk, Wewemantic and Weammantuck before being standardized as Willimantic. The word is of Algonquian origin, either Mohegan-Pequot or Narragansett. It is commonly translated as “land of the swift running water”, but the word more likely means “place near the evergreen swamp”.

The surrounding town of Windham was founded in 1693 on land bequeathed by the Mohegan people. The first settler in what is now Willimantic was Samuel Ashley, who bought property there in 1717. Until it was industrialized, the area was called “Willimantic Falls”. The first mill to be established was a picking and carding facility for wool, in 1806. Other mills followed, most notably a series of thread mills starting in 1822. As the city grew, it was incorporated as a borough in 1833. Willimantic became known as “Thread City” for the proliferation of textile mills, primarily thread, along the river.

Willimantic became a city when its charter was revised in 1893. Up to the outbreak of World War II, it continued to be a center for the production of silk and cotton thread. Various groups of immigrants arrived over the years to work in the mills. The city was a major rail hub; in the early twentieth century, as many as a hundred trains ran through Willimantic daily. Ornate Victorian homes were built in the town’s Prospect Hill section, and the town prospered, growing from a population of less than 5,000 in 1860 to more than 12,100 by 1910.

But hard times followed; American Thread moved to North Carolina in 1985 and without it, the town’s economy foundered. The city consolidated back into the town in 1983. The poverty rate, at 25.9%, was more than double the state average in 2010.

Heroin use, present since the 1960s, became a major public health problem in the early 2000s, declining somewhat by the 2010s. In 2002, The Hartford Courant ran an investigative series called “Heroin Town” describing rampant heroin use in Willimantic, disproportionate to the town’s small size, which was followed by a 60 Minutes segment in 2003. The coverage upset local residents, and the state appointed a task force to study the issue. The Hotel Hooker, long known for drug use and prostitution, was renamed to the Seth Chauncey Hotel and put under new management in 2004, then renamed Windham House in 2005. Drug and prostitution arrests peaked in the late 2000s with increased enforcement, and began to fall by 2010.


Willimantic is served by Windham Public Schools, which administers public schools in Willimantic as well as in the rest of Windham. Willimantic itself has a public preschool, the Windham Early Childhood Center, as well as Sweeney Elementary and Natchaug School for primary education, Windham Middle School for middle-school education, and Windham High School for high-school students. Middle-school students can also apply for admission by lottery to the Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy in Windham.

Additionally, Willimantic contains the Arts at the Capitol Theater Performing Arts High School, administered by EASTCONN, and Windham Technical High School, part of the Connecticut Technical High School System. There is also a private Christian school, St. Mary-St. Joseph School, serving Pre-K through eighth grade.

Eastern Connecticut State University, a four-year liberal arts college, is located in Willimantic, as is a satellite campus of Quinebaug Valley Community College.


Immigrants of many national origins populated the city. First, Europeans arrived to work in the mills—Irish, Italians, Poles, Germans and French Canadians. Later, Estonian, Ukrainian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Puerto Rican immigrants moved to the town in search of mill jobs. As a mark of how strongly newcomers identified with their places of origin, Willimantic has many churches, even several from the same denomination: for example, one Catholic church for French Canadians, another for Irish, Polish and Italian immigrants.

As of the 2010 US Census, there were 17,737 people, 5,812 households, and 3,324 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,031 inhabitants per square mile (1,556/km2). There were 6,282 housing units at an average density of 1,428 per square mile (551/km).

The racial makeup of the CDP was 66.0% White, 7.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 20.2% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39.8% of the population, of whom the majority are (26.4%) Puerto Rican.

Of the 5,812 households, just over one third (34.2%) included children under the age of 18, 30.6% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no spouse present, and 42.8% were non-families. About 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.9% of households were one individual aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the CDP the population’s age distribution was 21.5% under age 18, 31.0% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males. For every 100 women ages 18 and over, there were 95.8 men.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,469, and the median income for a family was $45,254. Males had a median income of $37,111 versus $33,862 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,441. About 23.7% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.4% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

The Willimantic urban cluster is an area surrounding the CDP, which has a population of 29,669 as of the 2010 census.