Rob Rice Homes Expands Offerings

Just when you think we can’t offer more standard choices for our buyers, we add more.  We are pleased to now offer six granite choices and eleven quartz for our home buyers and they are all considered standard selections.

Granite-Offering six color choices in solid slab granite.

We strive to offer our buyers numerous choices to customize their home and adding additional countertop options gives them even more. “Many new home builders advertise their houses at a low price only for the buyer to find out there are a lot of extras that in the end will cost them a lot more. Our goal is to offer a fully upgraded home at a great price,” states co-owner Helena Rice.

The pre-sale program offered by Rob Rice gives buyers the ability to choose their lot, their desired floor plan and the advantage of choosing nearly all of their interior and exterior choices. “Our home buyers have so much fun working with our designers at Signature Floors & Interiors and Olympia Lighting to create the perfect home for them. And with five cabinet choices, endless tile backsplash choices and sixteen countertops, the choices can sometimes be endless!

Steilacoom Ridge-This home features Giallo Ornamental granite on both the counters & island.

Quartz is all the rage now for both bathroom counters and kitchen counters and here are five reasons why:

  1. Durability 
    If you want to install your countertops and never worry about them again, quartz is for you. Although it looks similar to other stone surfaces, like granite and marble, it doesn’t have the pores that these stones do and therefore won’t stain or absorb liquids. These other stones have to be sealed every so often, but quartz is made with resin directly in it and never needs to be resealed.
  2. Function
    Quartz is heavier than granite, but you can still have it installed nearly anywhere you want. Quartz is adaptable to fit any kitchen design that you and your kitchen designer can come up with. Add an island, a breakfast bar or a little extra food prep space – it won’t be a problem. And, because it is so durable, you shouldn’t have any problem using it however you need, whether you’re preparing dinner or the kids are doing homework.

    Quartz-Eleven quartz choices.

  1. Look 
    Whether you’re creating a warm, traditional design or a more contemporary look, quartz can play a role. Because we offer eleven colors, quartz countertops can add the perfect accent that you’re looking to match your cabinets. One of the most popular trends now is to vary your quartz countertops throughout your home.
  2. Price 
    We offer eleven quartz choices and six granite choices, all standard offerings for your kitchen counters.
  3. Cleanliness
    Quartz doesn’t just look great, but it can be easy to clean as well. Whether it’s a big spill or everyday dust, there’s no trick to cleaning this smooth surface. Simple soap and water usually does the trick.

Campus Estates-All quartz in this kitchen with the island in Stella Gray and the counters in Carrara Marmi.

To view our selections of solid surface countertops go to or contact a sales agent today.

Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and has been voted the Best of South Sound for the last four years. He has built nearly 4,000 homes in 43 different new home communities over more than 30 years. He and his wife Helena live in Olympia with their two sons; Alex and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture.