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September 26, 2005 13:25 ET

Cornerstone Industries International Inc.: Increased Orders

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 26, 2005) - Cornerstone Industries International Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CIA) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Cornerstone Granite and Marble Wholesale Inc. ("CGMW"), has increased its orders and backlog by more than 30% due to the strong demand for building materials resulting from the recent hurricanes Katrina and Rita, in Florida and New Orleans.

"Our exclusive supply agreement with Home Solutions of America Inc. (AMEX:HOM) has given us an opportunity to be one of the first companies to supply building materials for the rebuilding and clean up efforts currently underway in New Orleans and Florida by Home Solutions of America," stated Anthony Leeber Jr., President. "With no end in sight of when the need for building materials for the hurricane damaged area will slow down, we are in the process of dramatically increasing our inventory to handle the increased demand."

Home Solutions of America currently has over 100 crews working in the rebuilding and clean up efforts and is in the process of sending as many crews as possible to the damaged areas as they become available. "We feel our company, Home Solutions of America, will have a substantially increased need for materials for the next 2-3 years due to the extensive damage from the recent hurricanes," stated Frank Fradella, Chairman and CEO. "Our exclusive supply agreement with CGMW gives us the ability to have access to large quantities of world class building materials immediately which gives us the ability to be one of the only companies in the forefront of the rebuilding effort."

"While the Company's facilities were not affected by the recent storms in the South Eastern United States, we are saddened by the devastation these hurricanes have caused in our home areas and the surrounding areas. The Company will continue to do everything in its ability to assist in a quick and complete rebuilding of our neighboring communities," stated Mr. Leeber Jr.

CGMW is a Florida corporation which imports and supplies, on a wholesale basis, raw granite and marble slabs, sinks, tiles, hardware and fabrication supplies. Cornerstone offers competitive pricing to U.S. based retailers on raw slabs and stone fabrication tools and supplies.

Home Solutions of America is a niche provider of specialty residential services including Restoration and Specialty Interior Services. The Company has operations in the California, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina markets through its four subsidiaries, Cornerstone Building and Remodeling, Southern Exposure, P.W. Stephens and Fiber Seal Systems. Cornerstone is a leading supplier and installer of granite materials for kitchens and baths to national home centers, as well as national builders and remodeling companies, in the southeastern United States. Southern Exposure and related companies is a provider of cabinet and countertop installation services in the Florida marketplace. P.W. Stephens provides mold and asbestos remediation services, and fire and water restoration services in California and Florida, and Fiber Seal Systems is a national franchise of cleaning and fabric protection businesses.

The head office of CGMW is located at 5642 Enterprise Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33905. Its public company and investor relations office is located at Suite 1304 - 925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6C 3L2.




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