Moderno Porcelain Works is 100% dedicated to large-format porcelain (5’x10’). Porcelain fabrication and installation are our specialties.


Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


2800 North 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411, USA



About Us


The Twin Cities were lacking a fabrication and installation company focusing exclusively on porcelain. Now residents of Minneapolis and Saint Paul have an expert surfacing provider they can trust for beautiful porcelain countertops, flooring, backsplashes, shower walls, and more.

Hennepin County and Ramsey County in Minnesota should only rely on the #1 producer of large-format porcelain that makes for infinite design possibilities, both residential and commercial. The applications for both businesses and homes in the North Star State are flawless since we are the porcelain people.

Service Areas

St. Paul
Brooklyn Park
Maple Grove
St. Cloud
Eden Prairie
Coon Rapids
Apple Valley

Our Team

Mario Cuevas

General Manager, Minneapolis

Mario Cuevas is the general manager of Moderno Porcelain Works in Minneapolis, MN. Before guiding the porcelain industry, Mr. Cuevas was an architect at his firm, AMC & Associates in Houston, Texas. He became involved with the planning of fabrication facilities around the country. Mr. Cuevas quickly learned the equipment and machinery. Seeing a massive opportunity for growth in the then-unknown quartz industry, he soon relocated to the Twin Cities in 1996. As director of expansion for Technimar in Minnesota, Mr. Cuevas was a pioneer in spreading the newest and best surfacing throughout the Midwest. In 2001, his own companies AMC Midwest and AMC Wisconsin continued to be leading fabrication and installation facilities for quartz and granite. In 2008, Cosentino acquired AMC, who entrusted him to serve as the general manager of Stone Systems for the next 10 years. Among the many awards, Mr. Cuevas has received recognition for outstanding commercial sales with Stone Systems for his work on the monumental Olympic Village in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Carrying the belief that porcelain is today where quartz was 20 years ago, Mr. Cuevas lives on the cutting-edge of products and always explores new ways to improve how things are done. As for his personal life, Mr. Cuevas has been married for 38 years, having 3 kids and 7 grandchildren. He stays athletic through swimming, golf and soccer, always adventuring out in the woods with his grandkids to see what they’ll find.
Mario Cuevas, Moderno Porcelain Works, GM Minneapolis
Monica Cuevas, Moderno Porcelain Works, Minneapolis

Monica Cuevas

Territory Sales Manager, Minneapolis

Holding well over 20 years of surfacing experience, Mrs. Cuevas first entered the industry in 1996 when quartz was introduced to the U.S. market. Taking a service-first approach, she spent the last decade working through Stone Systems’ largest customers that included Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Lennar Homes, progressing from customer service manager to sales to managing installation teams. Overseeing the manufacturing process all the way to customer homes, Mrs. Cuevas mastered the ability to manage various stages of 200+ jobs at a time, quickly resolving issues and ensuring customers were 100% satisfied. She has been recognized numerous times for consistently exceeding customer expectations. Believing strongly in the Jim Collins quote, “Good is the enemy of great,” what most drew her to Moderno is her love of innovation, excited by how porcelain brings endless new possibilities for the surfacing business. Outside of work, Mrs. Cuevas enjoys cooking, listening to music, and above all, being surrounded by family and friends.
Ellen Stoehr, Moderno Porcelain Works, Minneapolis

Ellen Stoehr

Project Specialist, Minneapolis

For over 7 years, Ellen Stoehr has been a leader in the graphic design and project management space. Ellen can also be credited with the contributions to helping women build self-love in her part-time intimacy coaching practice. As a Project Specialist, her goals include a commitment to listening to customers and asking important questions. She holds a degree from St. Cloud Statue University and currently lives in Wayzata, MN with her dog. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys spending time at the dog park, doing CrossFit, and being in the sun and on the water.
Diane Paulson, Moderno Porcelain Works, Project Specialist

Diane Paulson

Project Specialist, Minneapolis

For over 15 years, Diane Paulson has been a noteworthy leader in the building materials and construction industry space. You may know her from her work as the Senior Sales Representative at JohnsManville. Diane can also be credited with contributions to the 3M Corporation, GAF Materials Corporation and Pioneer Athletics. Driven by energy and motivation, she takes pride in providing the best customer experience possible. As a Project Specialist, her goals include creating a solid customer base to grow the business and positively interact with the entire Twin Cities staff for a rewarding experience between Moderno and her customers. In addition to her primary job functions, Diane has been committed to in-depth learning about the porcelain industry and being involved in related associations and activities. Diane has been honored with the President’s Club sales award for her contributions to GAF Materials Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management/Marketing, plus a minor in Psychology and a Master’s of Arts degree in Professional Psychology from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. Diane currently lives in Woodbury with her daughter, two sons, three cats and a dog. When she’s not keeping busy with work and family, you can find Diane attending her sons’ baseball games, walking her Weimaraner dog and working on projects around her house.