Sparq was born out of a soapstone import and fabrication business, Dorado Soapstone. Founders Steve and John Chavez became frustrated with the mass of scrap soapstone leftover from their kitchen countertop business that was ending up in a landfill and decided to craft other uses for it.
A new spin on old technology
The use of soapstone for its temperature properties is as old as mankind. In fact, it is one of the most effective natural materials this planet produces for conducting and retaining temperature. With energy use and costs on the rise, innovative solutions for more resourceful, efficient heating and cooking options have become progressively more valuable and much needed. Sqarq’s ground-breaking soapstone griddle represents an acknowledgment of that need.
Sparq is a recycling center of sorts. The company found that the industry was producing more scrap than it could handle and decided to make lemonade out of lemons. Sparq’s commitment is to utilize recycled material exclusively to produce energy efficient, earth friendly, gourmet kitchen products. Sparq’s soapstone griddles showcase low heat, less time, better food cooking compared to traditional metal kitchenware. And with Sparq’s trendy new soapstone ice cubes, you can chill a drink without wasting water.
Made in the USA
Dorado Soapstone, imports material from Brazil and India for it’s countertop division. Once it arrives in the states, the stone is sent around the country to it’s various fabrication facilities. This is where Sparq steps in, the scrap is collected and re-purposed in Denver, where the company is based.
Non-Profit & Volunteer Work
1. Denver Metro Partners – Basically a big brother/big sister program.
2. Youth Biz – after school program for inner city youth (9-15 years old). We teach business skills (computer, public speaking, sales, marketing, management, and leadership skills).
3. Samaritan House – Catholic Charities Homeless Shelter: We work with small kids in the play room to free the mom’s up to go to classes ( 1-7 years old)