Valders Stone & Marble Inc. is a division of Eden Stone Co. Inc. The Type III Dolomite Limestone quarried in Valders is manufactured into architectural and dimensional cut stone and is amongst the highest quality limestone in the world. Our staff of highly trained craftsmen and artisans uncover its beauty when creating our natural stone products. The materials shaped in this facility have been installed on and in buildings around the world. Valders Type III Dolomite provides an impressive, durable, and easily maintained building and flooring material.
VALDERS STONE & MARBLE HISTORY
Over a century old, Valders Stone & Marble’s origins date all the way back to 1906 when it began its operation as Valders Lime and Stone Company. The original operation was set up to produce lump lime for masonry plaster as well as quarried stone and crushed lime. It wasn’t until 1957 that Valders made its mark as a building material. It was then owner, Harold Brennan, received the first contract to produce limestone Rip Rap for shoreline protection, stabilization and breakwater structures. Rip Rap production continues today in the Valders quarries and remains the product many local people associate with the operation.
Once Valders appeared in the Rip Rap market, it didn’t take long for the quality and properties of the limestone to be recognized. A government inspection engineer was the first to suggest sawing Valders stone instead of using it strictly for shoreline protection. This was the beginning of the first sawed dimensional cut stone operation at the quarry. With one wire saw that cut large stone blocks into slabs, the company moved into the dimensional stone industry. The first cut limestone project produced was for an office building for Kohler Company. The second project was for Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI. By 1978 the company purchased 2 large circular diamond blade saws and built a new building to house them. The expansion allowed the company to acquire larger projects including the Seeley G. Mudd Library at Lawrence University, Johnson County Airport in Kansas City, Kansas and the Corporate Headquarters of Avon Products Incorporated in Rye, New York (just to name a few!)
FOUNDERS: Theodore G. Larson & Bernard Brennan
VALDERS STONE & MARBLE TODAY
Since its acquisition by Eden Stone Company in 1992, Valders Stone & Marble has invested heavily into their production facilities. The addition of our new saw plants and finishing shops ensure that we have the best tools to serve our customers needs. Our skilled craftsmen use decades of experience to bring your ideas to fruition. Today applications for our limestone are only limited to the imagination of the design professional. Common products we have supplied, but are not limited to include: interior and exterior wall panels and pavers, simple to ornate window and door surrounds and entrances, stair treads and risers, railings and balusters, fireplace surrounds including hearths and mantels, wall and pool coping, as well as several architectural elements and ornamental pieces.
OWNER | SALES DIVISION: Barry Gesell
OWNER | OPERATIONS/PRODUCTION: Brett Gesell
OWNER | OPERATIONS/MAINTENANCE: Jason Rohlfs
OWNER: Bill Gesell
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