we have elected to provide services of the highest quality.
Selection of suppliers and trades is one of the most important decisions a client makes when undertaking a building project. The success of a project depends to a large extent on the professional capabilities, experience, and expertise of the firms involved.
We are a full service firm. Our services vary in range between relatively small to projects of the largest size and complexity. Clients’ needs and aspirations are the foundation for the services we provide. We make available all of these services because we believe that the architecture we help create is not just in the façade, walls, etc. we build, but more in the emotions we evoke through what we create.
Our goal here is to suggest exterior design ideas that incorporate functionality and aesthetics within budgetary confines.
TAKEOFF AND ESTIMATION
We use the latest software with highest degree of accuracy to estimate the costs of your project based on what is known today. We pride ourselves in the fact that our estimates have been consistently very close to the final numbers. We have a simple questionnaire which you fill out, and we will do the rest.
In order to verify as-built structure measurements against original drawings, we will make visits to the site and take precise measurements. These as-built drawings will be supplied to the client in CAD format for review and revisions if necessary and will become the basis on which we create our shop drawings.
These are a set of drawings produced by us after the site measurement which normally show more detail than the architectural drawings. These are drawn to explain the placement and assemblies of different parts to our production staff and also installation crew.
Throughout the installation phase, we continue to provide on site support in order to inspect progress and advise the masons on details. Our input at this stage can prevent escalating costs through careful consideration of any changes and early recognition of potential problems.
MACHINERY & WORKMANSHIP
Our state of the art CNC Stone Profilers can precisely route and edge natural stone. Curved or straight, radial or flat, even ornamental shapes, we can do it with handcrafted results. Whether cutting one or one hundred parts, our machines perform consistently with precise results. Add to that our artisans who have years of experience carving stone, and you will get what your heart desires.
STONE TYPE &COLOURS
Indiana limestone is available in colours from buffs to grays to full color blend and grades from select to standard to rustic.
Traditional buff color ranging from cream to light brown with some veining and grain movement visible in the face and fine to medium grained stone.
Clean buff color with subtle silver colored veining in the foreground and fine to medium grained stone
Traditional buff color ranging from cream to light brown with visible veining in the face and medium to coarse grained stone
Light to medium shades of gray with some veining and grain movement visible in the face and fine to medium grained stone
FULL COLOR BLEND
A natural compilation of the full range of buff to medium gray shades with the same great subtle veining
Constructing buildings in an environmentally-considerate way requires careful thought and planning. However, the payback from a green building far outweighs this price. Implementing green building techniques reduces impacts on the environment and human health during both construction and operation of a structure, as well as during production of building materials.
As a natural product, stone is inherently earth-friendly. Natural stone offers many attractive, environmentally friendly attributes, including an enduring life-cycle, durability, ease of care and maintenance, recyclability, and quarry and manufacturing best practices. Using natural stone shows that you take responsibility to care for the earth by actively striving to preserve, restore or improve the natural environment. Conserving resources, preventing pollution, and minimizing waste are some ways the stone industry is working to be eco-friendly through green building.
Water is a finite resource, and because the fabrication of natural stone products requires this resource, proper water management is critical to sustain stone production operations. In fact, water is a part of almost every step in the cutting, and finishing of dimensional stone products and is also used to remove airborne particulates from daily operations.
Several methods exist for streamlining the use of water in production facilities, including modification to the site and investment in efficient equipment. We utilize three very sophisticated Rapid Settlement Systems which are designed to efficiently remove the vast majority of solids out of our water stream so it can be re-used over and over.
Our mission is delivering the best experience to our client by understanding and conceptualizing their needs, wishes, and limitations and producing superior quality products that assist the masonry crew in performing their contracts smoothly.