Category Archives: Stone

Installing an Outdoor Fireplace This Winter

Light orange paved patio and orange stone fireplace in front of large white home

An outdoor fireplace is a great asset to any home — on summer evenings or cool winter afternoons, hanging around the fire pit is a fun activity for families and friends. If you have been thinking about adding an outdoor fireplace to your patio, now is the time to make that dream a reality!

Replacements for Stoneyhurst Building Stone

Exterior gray stone wall of home with windows

For years, Stoneyhurst Quarry was one of several quarries producing the most dominant building stone in the Washington, DC area. The quarry was located near Potomac and was closed several years ago.  Stoneyhurst stone was predominantly brown and blue in color, readily available and located centrally for the residential boom that has taken place since the 1960’s.  Since the closing of the Stoneyhurst Quarry, architects, builders and masons have approached us, looking for stone with similar colors and features.