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 “Architecture is the art  which so disposes and
adorns the edifices raised by man, that the sight of them may contribute to his mental health, power, and pleasure.
” ~ Ruskin


4 inch veneer, pitched faced

Pallet of 4 inch veneer

4 inch veneer, pitched faced

2 inch veneer, quarry faced

B U I L D I N G   S T O N E

The most common building stone currently is four inch veneer. It provides an economic solution to the difficulties of building with full size stone matched with the ease of interfacing with modern construction techniques. Therefore it is the obvious choice for building with stone. It also provides a mass and durability that thin veneers can not. Compared with other common building materials thin veneer is a tile where as four inch veneer is a brick. Thin veneer is adhered to a substrate. Four inch veneer is built upon a ledge. Four inch veneer has a quantifiable compressive strength. Thin veneer has no structural integrity to speak of. Thin veneer is purely ornament not unlike cast or cultured stone. Four inch veneer, although a veneer, adds to the mass and integrity of your structure.

We will face the stone to your specifications... from pitch faced to sawn to antique axe flattened.



“When we build let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, “See! This our father did for us.” ~ John Ruskin


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5010 Highway 232  Lucas, KS  67648
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