case study

Greener Pastures: Krukowski Stone Company Began as a Wisconsin Dairy Farm

by | May 20, 2021

Krukowski Stone Company quarries two distinctly different stone types: Aqua Grantique and Quartz sandstone. Although they are quarried only a mile apart, they’re separated by more than 1 billion years of geologic time.

Reinventing the Wall

by | May 11, 2021

For the construction of a 7,400-square-foot home in Highland Park, Texas, a pair of homeowners opted for a modern architectural style using materials that would withstand the test of time. The home’s center is focused around the main entry, which features meticulously designed walls clad in Indiana limestone.

More Than a Final Resting Place: Natural Stone Use at the Boch Garden Pavilion

by | Apr 5, 2021

The palatial estate of Eric Boch Jr. has been over a decade in the making. Boch’s home in Norwood, MA exudes elegance and refinement. The property’s most recent addition is an elaborate but tasteful natural stone chapel and mausoleum designed by Eric Inman Daum, AIA.

Alabama Underground: The Transformation of Vetter Stone’s Alabama Quarry

by | Mar 22, 2021

Thanks in part to labor laws, environmental laws, and unions, American quarries have gradually become less dangerous workplaces with better pay and benefits. The sense of appreciation and trust among the three managers is palpable, and it’s clear they feel a sense of satisfaction in their efforts to make the job better and safer for everyone.

Using Natural Stone to Create a Backyard Respite

by | Feb 23, 2021

Home improvement projects have surged in the past year. Many people are realizing what the growing body of research has been showing for years: spending time outdoors can improve our health, from being able to better focus to reducing the risk of major health issues such as cardiovascular disease, stress, and high blood pressure.

TexaStone Quarries – A Sustainable Product from the Permian Basin

by | Feb 17, 2021

TexaStone taps into 16 individual quarry pits to produce six different varieties of limestone. A 55,000 square-foot fabrication shop sits on the property, equipped with state-of-the art machinery.

The Archangel Estate: A Home Set in Stone

by | Jan 21, 2021

Inspired by the historic stone architecture surrounding the Boston area, the Archangel Estate is an elegant display of the use of natural stone at its finest. Regional stone grounds the home to its natural habitat and relates it to its surrounding environment.

A Mountain with a Heart of Marble: Going Underground with Vermont Danby Marble

by | Nov 13, 2020

Tucked inside Dorset Mountain is the world’s largest underground marble quarry, spanning an area of about 16 football fields and stretching for over a mile – all underground. There’s one entrance to the Vermont Danby quarry, and it’s the same one that’s been in use for over 100 years.

Revitalizing a Century-Old Architectural Landmark

by | Oct 26, 2020

Given the significant extent of limestone spalling and deterioration of this landmark, a comprehensive rehabilitation program was prepared to restore the limestone as closely as possible to its original beauty and appearance,

A California Home Full of Natural Stone

by | Oct 7, 2020

This award winning California home features design and construction with keen attention for detail and a love for natural stone. “This project let us show what we are capable of doing, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to prove it.”

A New Take on a Classic Icon: The Winged Goddess of Victory

by | Jun 18, 2020

A Hellenistic sculpture of Nike of Samothrace is one of the world’s most celebrated sculptures. In 2017, it inspired a private Fortune 100 company in Portland, Oregon to reinvent the iconic artwork in the form of a stone wall carving.

Perry World House: How the University of Pennsylvania Used Natural Stone to Transform its Oldest Building

by | Feb 28, 2020

The 17,400 square foot academic building features limestone cladding inside and out. It received a Pinnacle Award in the Commercial Exterior category, “an amazing transformation of a declining historic house into a vibrant modern jewel of an office building.”

The Journey of V House: Creating a Contemporary Palladian Villa

by | Nov 20, 2019

Although 500 years have passed since the construction of the Palladian villas of Italy’s Veneto region, this architectural style is still a source of inspiration in the design world. The ‘V House’ features a contemporary Palladian style and is a stunning tribute to the use of natural stone.

Italian Marble Shapes European-Inspired Cathedral in Tennessee

by | Sep 27, 2019

European churches are more than just places of worship—they are centers of design. The Sacred Hearth Cathedral features massive stone columns and ornate decorations crafted centuries ago, these spaces are a source of inspiration for much of today’s architecture, especially in the religious sector.

Using Natural Stone in the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project

by | Jan 30, 2017

A case study about award winning Minnesota State Capitol restoration project.

Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses

by | Jan 10, 2017

Many 18th century homes still exist because of the durability of natural stone.

Playing Hide and Seek with Granite

by | Dec 19, 2016

The entrance of Boston Children’s Hospital created a “hide and seek” style wall made of Mesabi Black® granite.

Research for Healing at the National Cancer Institute

by | Nov 2, 2016

A case study featuring stone cladding in a hospital building.

A Blueprint for the Future

by | Oct 10, 2016

A case study showing how cultured stone has performed in one community.

New York Bluestone Shapes Mountain Estate

by | Jul 26, 2016

When a trained architect was looking for a beautiful landscape on the West Coast to build a vacation home for his family, he looked no further than the Santa Lucia Preserve.