About MGS by Design

MGS by Design

Created with the client in mind, MGS by Design offers a unique experience for buying custom stone for your home or office. From exotic kitchen counters to custom outdoor grill surrounds, our stone experts will walk you through our unique process to ensure you find the stone that reflects your style. View staff bios below by clicking on their names.

Daniel Nelson, President/CEO

Dan Nelson, founder of MGS by Design, grew up working in the stone industry. His family has worked in and around the stone quarries of Mexico for three generations. His father was the first to import Travertine to Utah. Dan has been personally involved in every aspect of the stone industry, including supply, fabrication and installation. This is why Dan is known as one of the "Granite Gurus".

Dan Nelson
BJ Chandler, Sales/Marketing Manager

B.J. has been with the company for over 4 years now. He has been here through the growth of MGS and knows the company and the industry well. His true talent is his ability to adapt to different people. He knows how to make you feel like you are the only client that he is working with. He is passionate about stone, people, and sales. He is committed to making MGS the top stone company in the state. Not only does BJ manage our great team he oversees all of our advertising. He spent 5 years in the Ad industry before aligning with MGS. His creativity also helps in the design process of your project. If you have anything that you are concerned about with your experience with MGS then please call him. He and the rest of the sales staff are determined to have only happy clients and will go above and beyond to ensure the best experience possible with the stone for your home.

B.J. is a local boy. He was born and raised in Provo. He currently lives in Pleasant Grove with his beautiful wife and three over-energized boys. He tries to sneak basketball and fly-fishing in whenever his wife gives him the OK! Anyone that knows him knows that he likes to joke around, so consider yourself warned. He also takes a fair amount of teasing from our clients and our employees for being a 6'7" pretty boy. He often gets told he looks like Superman, but he has yet to use any special powers.


BJ Chandler
Skip West, Sales

Skip has been with MGS for over four years now. He has been selling stone for over 10 years. He has seen the industry evolve to where it is no longer a luxury that only the ultra wealthy can afford. He has seen just about every type of project you can imagine, from the large commercial to the small residential. Skip knows how to get a project completed and uses his extensive experience to get the job done right for our clients. He enjoys working with people at the job site. His given name is Harvey but his nickname 'Skip' really summarizes his playful personality.

Skip is married with children and enjoys his free time. He typically will spend it fishing or golfing or better said, fishing for his golf balls. If you can't make Skip smile then you have no sense of humor, or maybe you just can't see it under his mustache.


Skip West