we use the abrasive blast carving technique for carving the stone,
pneumatic chisels, grinders, and polishers are employed when necessary.
An integrated computer system ties the entire process together,
sharing designs, stone pictures, and ideas with our clients via
You can easily calculate your cost of having a carved rock.
Our charge is $85/square foot of carved area, (please include a
small perimeter, but not the
entire rock). Add $1.00 per character, plus
$20 small/$40 large for graphics for your cost.
20% of this resulting price
is dedicated to design and client consultation.
If more design time is required, we add
for each hour of extra time.
We have a $125 minimum charge for small rocks, and a
$150 minimum charge for rocks requiring a forklift.
We can carve almost any font or design but experience has taught us a
few good rules.
Simple is good, bold is good, big is good.
The carving price does not include the cost of the rock. You are welcome
to bring your own rock or we have a good
selection of stone here
chosen for quality and suitability for carving.
If you would like to look at the
stone we have here, please pay us a visit, or have us email you photos
One reason we have 100% satisfied customers is because we send you an
picture of the rock of your choice superimposed with your
lettering/design. You are able
to see exactly what your finished stone will look like before it goes
into actual production.
We can usually carve any native rock you bring us, though please keep a
in mind: rough is tough. Run your hand over the
surface. The more sharp
edges you feel,
or cracks, the more difficult our job and an increased chance of
We do not guarantee any job, or any stone, to be free from
Rock is a (very) natural material and we have no control over what's
That said, we experience few unforeseen problems.
The price does not include delivery to or from our facility, though
either can be arranged
if needed. We can also arrange for setting/installation on your
site if you like.
We currently have a 6 ton (12,000#) limit, unless special arrangements
You can roughly calculate the weight of your stone by measuring the
(H x L x W) and multiplying times 170 (average #/cu.ft.)
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