Embracing sustainable practices, we design, sculpt and transform landscapes by utilizing natural stone. Our timeless stone features set us apart from our peers, whether we're creating stairways, patios, dry stack fences, or building retaining walls. Our passion abounds.

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Angled or Wedge Retaining dry stone wall

Posted on 28 Oct 2015 in 2 | Walls, 4 | Stairs, 7 | Unique, 8 | Landscapes, Dry Stone retaining wall | Comments Off on Angled or Wedge Retaining dry stone wall

  It all started with an unruly slope, bad access to the street from the house, and a poorly built dry stone wall…… We started by taking up the concrete path through the trees to the street, and removing the poorly built limestone dry stone retaining wall for many reasons: 1) It was failing, 2) […]

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Transitional Dry Stone Elements

Posted on 28 Oct 2015 in 1 | NEW, 2 | Walls, 4 | Stairs, 5 | Walkways, 7 | Unique, Dry Stone retaining wall | Comments Off on Transitional Dry Stone Elements

Transitional Dry stone elements in the landscape help us read and move through it more smoothly, flowing from one point to the next. They strengthen connections between plantings and hardscaping, indicate relationships with materials and pattern languages, provide us with contrast, give us direction physically & visually with destination features, as well as providing high […]

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StoneFest 2013 overview of details…. looking back

Posted on 28 Oct 2015 in 2 | Walls, 7 | Unique, 8 | Landscapes, Dry Stone retaining wall | Comments Off on StoneFest 2013 overview of details…. looking back

   Nick Fairplay & Patrick McAffee looks sum up the weeks hard work. It was an amazing week of transferring knowledge in stone to students, to faculty, and to the broader community that participated. This was my 8th StoneFest to attend. The first one I attended lit my passion for a relationship with stone. No […]

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Foundations for walls & related elements….

Posted on 28 Oct 2015 in 2 | Walls, 3 | Fences, 4 | Stairs, 5 | Walkways, Dry Stone retaining wall | Comments Off on Foundations for walls & related elements….

   Dry stone fence, limestone, Kentucky. Image by Mark Jurus. Why do these dry stone structures last so long? Luck? Lack of exposure to extreme elements? Freeze thaw not present in certain elements???? There are as many theories as there are people who have put one stone upon another. You can go to school and […]

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Stone by Stone….

Posted on 28 Oct 2015 in 2 | Walls, 4 | Stairs, 7 | Unique, 8 | Landscapes, Dry Stone retaining wall, Outdoor Fireplace | Comments Off on Stone by Stone….

  Each project we start begins with one stone. It sets the tone for all others that follow in response to it’s mathematical proportions and character. Generally I like to start with a good sized stone and build out in enough directions where my crew and I can see where we are going. On this project […]

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