Fischer Stone & Materials, LLC, a quarrier and fabricator of limestone, began operations in Lanark, IL, in 2005 to meet the growing demand for architectural stone pieces in the commercial and residential sectors.
The extensive use of travertine for interior and exterior applications in The Revival Collection, a trio of upscale homes in the Mission Hills section of San Diego, CA, creates sophisticated yet open living spaces.
Chinese basalt characterizes Portland’s urban park Landscape architect and sculptor Scott Murase recently built a unique stone water feature for Vera Katz Park in the redeveloped Pearl District in Portland, OR.
Since it first opened its doors for business in 1980, Dimpomar-Rochas Portuguesas Lda. of Vila Vicosa, Portugal, has continually expanded its brand. Initially starting out with only eight workers, the company now employs a staff of 77 - with six people recently hired to accommodate the demands of a second fabrication plant and a new warehouse.
When the time arrived to renovate and expand the Koelbel Building, which houses the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business in Boulder, CO, the desire was to create a design that would stay true to the “Tuscan Vernacular” style of architecture that is prevalent on campus. To accomplish this task, the design team relied on a blend of Colorado sandstone, which was quarried at various sites in the region.
In this issue of Stone World, we take a look at several U.S. stone producers. Among them is Quality Stone Quarries in Stigler, OK. The owner of the quarry has transitioned his business through the years to keep up with market demand.