The Stone Academy

Stone Academy Sponsors:

The Natural Stone Institute would like to give a special thank you to sponsors of the Stone Academy for Architects and Designers. The Stone Academy is a 9 hour self- paced CEU course for the Architect and Design Community. Nearly 2,000 architects and designers take advantage of this resource yearly.  2018 Stone Academy sponsors include:


ABC Stone
Whether you’re looking for marble, onyx, granite, sandstone, slate, or something semi-precious, ABC’s extensive portfolio is comprised exclusively of the world’s finest natural stone imported from six continents. We take pride in our ability to procure rare and hard to find materials through our relationships with top quarries the world over. If we don’t have it, we will find it. We make it our mission to anticipate your needs and exceed your expectations at every turn. Live your life in stone.


Bonstone Materials
Whether you’re restoring a historical monument or fabricating a granite countertop, Bonstone Materials Corporation has the right product for your new construction, residential restoration projects or the repair and restoration of buildings and stone structures. We have been manufacturing epoxy adhesives for over 50 years, and offer the most trusted products for stone projects. Our product uses include: Laminating, Seaming, Rodding, Repairing and Patching, Bonding, Sealing, Crack Repair and Anchoring.


Beginning in 1898 with a single quarry and a hardworking stonecutter, Coldspring has become one of the largest natural stone manufacturers serving commercial, landscaping, memorialization and residential customers.  Motivated by our customers’ success, we continue to embrace and develop technology, create new products for the marketplace and foster a business culture that supports industry-leading sustainability practices. 


Custom Building Products/Aquamix
For more than 50 years, CUSTOM continues to be a leading and trusted name in the tile and stone installation industry with a long-standing reputation for quality, service and value.  CUSTOM’s patented product technologies are the choice of experienced professionals. Our expert Architectural and Technical Service teams also provide designers, architects and builders with specification assistance including jobsite inspections across the U.S. and Canada. 


Fischer Fixings
Steel anchors are a mechanical anchoring solution for heavy load. Fischer offers optimum anchoring solutions with different functional principles for various applications. All offer top ease of installation and load-bearing capacity - which means top safety, too.


Gallegos is the leader in quality residential and commercial construction services. Our craftsmen are uniquely qualified to create custom works of art in stone, masonry, stucco, plaster, concrete, marble, granite, tile and art rock. We are proud of our ability to work with your design team, contractor and owner in developing details and budgets. Given the opportunity, we will complete your project with unparalleled quality.


Ghirardi Italian Stone Contractors
Ghirardi Marmi is the first and only Italian stone contractor specializing in top-quality natural stone projects. Through an integrated system of expertise, professionalism and problem solving skills which were developed over many years, Ghirardi Marmi is a stone contractor capable of creating high quality natural stone architectural and artistic project, at every stage.


Grassi Pietre
Grassi Pietre continues facing the new global market challenges with care and passion, combining its artisanal know-how together with the most modern technologies available for the stone processing and production. A team of skilled personnel manages the project in every aspect from material consultancy and selection, to tendering, project development and production, logistics and installation with the aim to achieve the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.  


NC Granite Corporation
North Carolina Granite is dedicated to serving architects, designers and landscapers with the highest quality granite and stone products in the world. Whether you are constructing new, renovating an existing structure or still in the design phase we can help. From our project management to our in-house drafting dept we work with you all along the way. 


Picco Engineering
PICCO Engineering is an award-winning professional services firm founded in 1992, with 3 distinct areas of expertise: Stone Consulting, Residential Engineering and Structural Engineering.  We believe there is an innovative solution to every engineering challenge as we strive to facilitate the vision of our clients.


Raducz Stone Corp
At Raducz Stone our mission is simple:  to offer the best material and service in the industry. We pledge to treat you, our customer, with respect and individual attention.


Rugo Stone
Rugo Stone, LLC is a privately owned company dedicated to the design, fabrication, and installation of natural stone, mosaic, and other related architecturally significant products. Our specific market focus has included some of the most challenging and intricate projects required of a stone contracting company. These projects typically involve highly detailed marble and granite fabrication, complex stone shop drawings, and detailed engineered support systems, along with rigorous scaffold and rigging challenges, all required in an environment of progressively shorter lead times.


Russell Stone Products
At Russell Stone Products we take great pride in our Quality Craftsmanship, Top-Rated Services, Dependable Support, and a History of Excellence in the industry! At our manufacturing site in Central Pennsylvania we have the capabilities of doing nearly anything. Our craftsmen are experts in the field and utilize a combination of age-old techniques along with modern technology to produce masterpieces that will last for generations out of our famous sandstone quarries.


Vermont Quarries Corp.
The Vermont Danby Quarry is owned by RED Graniti and Mazzucchelli Marmi of Carrara Italy and operating under Vermont Quarries Corp. The quarry is the largest underground marble quarry in the world and stretches 1 1/2 miles into Dorset Mountain. The history of the Danby quarry is one of rich American importance. The future of Danby marble is as promising as it’s past with worldwide importance.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

If you are interested in sponsoring the Stone Academy or any other Natural Stone Institute Program, please contact Aaron Dahnke at


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