Based in Perryville, MO, near the Mississippi River, Semco Stone is nestled in the heart of limestone country. The company, which was established in 1988, is a family business owned by Edward Robinson and his three sons: Keith Robinson, Corey Robinson and Quent Robinson. It is a producer and distributor of natural building veneer stone, including full and thin sawn.
Semco Stone’s quarry is located in Perry County and produces five different colors of limestone. Its yard occupies over 60 acres with an expansive inventory of natural stone varieties, a state-of-the-art fabrication facility and a tumbling/bagging facility, as well as sales and corporate offices. Additionally, the company’s product offering includes landscape stone, a variety of retaining wall stone, natural and man-made paving materials and landscape accessories. “Semco Stone provides the elegant beauty of Mother Nature’s time-tested products to contractors, developers, nurseries, landscapers, garden centers and other retail outlets to 38 states across the U.S. and Canada,” said owner/quarry superintendent Corey Robinson.
There are 16 workers at the quarry. Wire saws that were imported from Spain are in place at the site to aid in producing an average of 5,000 cubic meters annually. “We are using Grani Roc diamond wire quarry saws, and the newest addition of the Epiroc SpeedROC D30 drill has improved efficiency tremendously,” said Robinson. “We are working on a project to double our quarry cutting speed.”
Currently, on an average day, Semco Stone produces over 125,000 pounds of finished products, according to Robinson. Products include full and thin-cut veneer building stone, 8-inch drywall, sawn ledgestone, natural stone edging, sawn steps and custom cut stone such as sills, hearthstones, mantles, countertops, caps, coping, etc. The company has supplied stone material for numerous projects locally and countrywide, including:
- Echo Bluffs State Park — Eminence, MO
- Perry County Wall of Honor — Perryville, MO
- St. Mary’s of the Barrens Seminary renovation — Perryville, MO
- Drury Plaza Hotel — Cape Girardeau, MO
- Enable Midstream Partners — Oklahoma City, OK
- Hampton Inn — Cape Girardeau, MO
- Drury Inn & Suites Atlanta Morrow — Atlanta, GA