English Stone

Shakopee, MN

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We use the most unique blend of stone and brick to accomplish works of art that are not common. We go the extra mile to make sure that every aspect of the project is built and engineered to the highest level of quality.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Out of the hundreds of projects we have done, no two projects are alike. We absolutely love standing back at the end of the project and saying to ourselves, " There will never be another one like this, it's gorgeous."

Location

Shakopee, MN 55379

Years in business

20

Number of employees

4

Reviews

3 Reviews
  • Roisin L. Jan 7, 2013
    We used English Stone to build a retaining wall to enclose part of our yard. In addition we needed new steps. They were true artists, choosing a style and stone that was perfect to the house. Looks like it was always here. Stone work is generally not cheap but I found them to be fairly priced. Would highly recommend.
  • Anna F. Jan 6, 2013
    I really enjoyed working with English Stone. The workers were very skilled and polite and Joel was profesional and easy to work with. I would recommend using them.
  • Paul R. Oct 11, 2011
    Excellent and artistic stone work that will enthrall you, and impress your neighbors and friends. We had a replacement retaining wall which was dramatically enhanced with colorful medium size stones, and a new set of blue stone steps and a blue stone patio that significantly improved the impression our home conveys. We are satisfied and very appreciative of Joel's hard work and artisanship.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We schedule an appointment to come out and take a look at the project. We talk over the project in detail and I will show pictures and designs. I will write up an estimate for the things we talk about and give it to the customer along with a list of references and a list of other projects to go look at as well as a working agreement that spells out more detail. The new customer will review the estimate and the references and the other literature and make a determination on whether they would like to work with us or not
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a bachelors of art in communication so I understand the importance and value of communicating all the details so that no future misunderstandings can take place.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I have a standard price per square foot for each blend we do but it is a range of price per square foot depending on the size of the project, the access to the project and the difficulty of the project.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Three of us at English Stone are second-generation stonemasons who started working with stone at a young age. Other workers have been trained in and stay consistent with a passion for the art.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Every type imaginable. From the middle class homeowner who just needs some stone steps repaired to multimillionaires with endless budgets and expensive landscape designs. We have literally worked with every Socio-economic demographic and we get along with everyone.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure they give you a list of references and make sure to call at least three of the references. Also, take a look at work they have done. It is always good to ask to see proof of liability insurance as well. Lastly, it is always helpful if the person selling you the project is also going to be supervising the project so everything is just as you discussed.