The Construction Resources family of businesses was born in 1970 when Fred E. Hires Sr. and his partners opened Atlanta Marble Mfg. in Decatur, GA. For the next 26 years, the company grew with cultured marble as its only product offering. Fred’s sons, Mitch and Sonny Hires, grew up working in the business and in 1996, purchased their father’s partners’ interest in the company. They saw an opportunity to diversify their products and immediately expanded into kitchen countertops. The company’s success led to other complementary design and construction products, including flooring under CR’s legacy brand Builders Floor Covering & Tile, now CR Flooring.