JIM HEAPHY began working with DuPont CORIAN products in 1984. He was the general manager of Western Plastics in San Francisco from 1984 to 1993. He served as co-chair of the Solid Surface Products Section of DLPA, a national trade association, from 1989 to 1991. Since 1990, he has written a quarterly column on countertop fabrication techniques for Kitchen & Bath Design News magazine, the leading trade publication in the industry. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco.
He has trained hundreds of fabricators and installers about the proper procedures for working with solid surface materials. He has conducted solid surface seminars in Chicago, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Long Beach, Louisville, New Orleans, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Winston - Salem.
He founded TopRepair (formerly known as Heaphy Associates) in 1993. His company has repaired and refurbished thousands of solid surface countertops throughout California and Nevada. TopRepair is a member of the International Solid Surface Fabricators Association (ISSFA) and the American Canyon Chamber of Commerce.
DEBRA HEAPHY has worked full-time for TopRepair since 2001. She worked part-time from 1993 to 2001. She does both administrative work and repair work in the field, and operates a range of power tools with great skill. She is a graduate of California State University - Fresno.
JAMES HEAPHY is a part-time repair technician with TopRepair and a student at Solano College. He has learned the solid surface trade since childhood, has achieved a high level of skill and experience, and has been a part-time employee since middle school.
SUE BARUSH is administrative assistant for TopRepair. She lives in Napa, California.