Toronto – Millions of people walk by historic buildings every day. They may stop to admire the stone work, but they aren’t aware of the company behind it. Traditional Cut Stone aims to change that. The month of November marks the official launch of Traditional Cut Stone’s new website. While they’ve kept the name, there’s nothing traditional about how they’re presenting themselves.
The website features 24 case studies of well-known projects from government buildings like the Illinois and Minnesota State Capitols, to famous public monuments like the Lord Nelson Monument. Each case study is complete with photos, team and material info.
The highlight of the website is a stunning 1.5 minute video that articulates the journey of transforming a simple idea into the incredible stonework that graces our churches, government buildings and institutions today.
“It’s one thing to admire a beautiful building,” says Richard Carbino,VP of Sales. “But we want people to experience every stage of production. It starts with the artwork, then the stone carving, then the impact of the stonework when they see these buildings in person. The video is about perspective: Our clients don’t hire us to cut stone, they hire us to make history. ”
The intent of the website is not only to illustrate Traditional Cut Stone’s work, but to also inspire younger students and masons to embrace this ancient trade.
“When we started the company 16 years ago, it was considered a dying industry. There were very few masons who specialized in stone carving and restoration work. Today, our numbers are growing and young people want to learn,” says David Tyrrell, managing director. “This website is a celebration of the growth of our industry, the survival of our trade, and the promise of a bright future in stone carving and restoration.”
Traditional Cut Stone’s new website is found at www.traditionalcutstone.com.
For more information on Traditional Cut Stone, or to schedule a tour of our production facility, please contact VP of Sales Richard Carbino at 416-652-8434 or visit us at www.tradtitionalcutstone.com
Headquarters & Production Facility
1860 Gage Court
Mississauga, Ontario, L5S 1S1
362 Davenport Road, Lower Level
Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1K6
Founded in 1998, Traditional Cut Stone Ltd. is a partnership between David Tyrrell, Richard Carbino and master stone carver Lawrence Voaides.
Our founders are passionate about the time-honoured art of stone carving and restoring the beauty of a vanished era.
With 45,000 square feet of workspace and the largest number of traditional stone carvers under one roof in North America, we specialize in large-scale restoration projects such as; Minnesota State Capitol, Toronto’s Old City Hall and St. Michael’s Cathedral.
ADDISON MIZNER MEDAL
Awarded by: Institute for Classical Architecture honouring the achievements and contributions of those preserving and advancing the classical tradition
Awarded to: Smith Architectural Group
Project: Graff Diamonds, Palm Beach
FLORIDA PRESERVATION AWARD
Awarded by: Florida Trust for Historical Preservation for recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of master craftsmanship.
Awarded to: Traditional Cut Stone
Project: Palm Beach County Courthouse
TUCKER DESIGN AWARD
Awarded by: Building Stone Institute honouring those who have achieved excellence in design through the incorporation and use of natural stone in their building or landscape design project
Awarded to: Traditional Cut Stone
Project: Tweed County Courthouse
Awarded by: Canadian Association for Heritage Professionals for excellence in craftsmanship and construction by a contractor or conservator
Awarded to: Taylor Hazell Architects
Project: RC Harris Water Filtration Plant