The stonework seen along Wacker Drive in Chicago, IL, an historic 1920’s two-level roadway that travels alongside the main branch of the Chicago River, was recently restored for both practical and aesthetic reasons.
When family-owned-and-operated Qualey Granite & Stone Fabrication, LLC of Maine was initially established in 2003, it solely concentrated on exterior work. Today, production has grown to include interior designs such as countertops and fireplace and shower surrounds.
For the remodeling of its 5,600-square-foot corporate headquarters in Phoenix, AZ, employees of Cawley Architects, Inc. wanted to upgrade the look of its offices by adding elegant stone materials in unique colors, while maintaining a contemporary aesthetic. In the end, the firm went with a striking combination of exotic granite and black slate.
Palm Beach Marble, which serves as both a
flooring contractor and a stone fabricator in South Florida, has grown
tremendously since opening in 2003. The company’s 7,500-square-foot building in
Riviera Beach, FL, houses a fabrication shop, showroom and slab yard.
The David L. Rice Library, a new
155,000-square-foot academic facility at the University of Southern Indiana in
Evansville, IN, is more than double the size of the original campus library,
and it features a limestone and brick facade.
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.