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Shouldice Designer Stone places great value on its over seventy-year reputation for excellent customer service. Part of that service is to ensure that our customers are provided with the most... Read More

The Clear Voice of Stone

Stone is unequivocal. There is no “perhaps” or “maybe” with stone. It presents with clarity and certainty. Our feature project is a case in point. One could easily associate “castle”... Read More

Making the Most of the Shouldice Web Site

In our relentless pursuit of Quality, Innovation and Service we are very aware of the crucial importance of an up-to-date, accessible and user-friendly website. To achieve that end we continually... Read More

Unique Personality Born of Colour Blends

The primary benefit of teaming up is to gain access to multiple skills, talents, characteristics or qualities. Individual strengths may be formidable but partnering can enhance those strength and... Read More

Estate Stone Goes Polar

Shouldice Designer Stone is proud to announce the introduction of a new Estate Stone colour – Polar. Polar has been added to the Estate Stone line in response to the contemporary architectural... Read More

Stone Enhances Design Features

Our feature project this month is more than a remarkable example of stunning architectural design. It also demonstrates how thoughtful design elements can enhance the traditional power of... Read More

The Shouldice Product Family – Part 2

The Shouldice Designer Stone product family is a comprehensive collection, developed and refined over more than 70 years. The result is sufficiently extensive to warrant two blogs. Last month we... Read More

Shouldice Embraces Avant-Garde

This month’s feature project can very reasonably be described as avant-garde. It includes a number of features, generally not seen in combination, that together convey a decided contemporary, edgy... Read More

The Shouldice Product Family – Part 1

The Shouldice Designer Stone product family is a comprehensive collection, developed and refined over more than 70 years. The result is sufficiently extensive to warrant two blogs. Below is Part 1,... Read More

The Art of Multimedia

Using a single material to clad the exterior of a building can produce a beautiful result. However, coordinating the cost, placement, proportions and colours of multiple materials requires a solid... Read More

Simplify with Quality Precast Concrete

Precast Concrete products from Shouldice Designer Stone have been designed to help simplify your life. Our Precast Concrete line in both standard and custom sizes gives you the flexibility to create... Read More

Style is Always a Winner

There’s just no getting around it. Great style is really impressive, by just about any standard. Our feature project this month shouts style from top to bottom and side to side. From a materials... Read More

Set a Contemporary Tone

We’ve all heard the expression, “best of both worlds.” The suggestion is, of course, like another familiar expression, “having your cake and eating it too.” It doesn’t happen often but is... Read More

Cowbell Brewing Co. Makes a Statement With Stone

Cowbell Brewing Co. of Blyth, Ont. made several innovation and design strides in the development of its state-of-the-art facility. Cowbell is an award-winning destination craft brewery, unlike... Read More

Ideal for ICI Specifications

Those specifying for ICI projects follow a process very much like consumer product consumers. They make a list of what qualities and characteristics they require and then make a selection based on... Read More

The Beauty and Power of Counterpoint

Counterpoint is variously defined as an idea used to create a contrast with the main element or a theme used to set off or emphasize by juxtaposition. However you choose to define it, the primary... Read More

A Modern Classic

MJ Brick Smooth, from Shouldice Designer Stone, is a contemporary reinvention of a classic brick veneer profile. MJ Brick Smooth satisfies a demand for sophisticated, linear good looks and the... Read More

More Than Good Looks

Structural design and building materials selection serve more than just a functional purpose. Besides achieving the goal of looking good, design and materials can convey a powerful message to... Read More

Meet Will Marlatt – Sales Representative

I was born in Brampton and raised in Huttonville and Brampton, then moved to mid-town Toronto, attending high school there. Our family business in Brampton was residential roofing & construction,... Read More

Holiday Hours

The Christmas season is here. All of us at Shouldice Designer Stone wish you and your loved ones the very best of the holiday season as well as a healthy, happy and prosperous 2019. We also... Read More

2018 in Review

To grow a base of loyal and satisfied customers often requires striking a balance between what attracted customers in the first place and the introduction of innovations to solidify that base and... Read More

Thoughtful Design – It’s A Beautiful Thing

There is often a lot to be said for playing it safe.  Too much experimentation or deviation from the norm can have unforeseen and perhaps unfortunate outcomes. However, when adequate thought and due... Read More

Designing with Brick and Stone

As building materials, brick and stone have much in common. They’re solid, valuable, durable, and fire-resistant. Perhaps because they are so alike, they seem like an unusual pair to make. While it... Read More

Manufactured Stone vs Natural Stone

Just what are the differences between and the relative benefits of manufactured stone and natural stone? Here are a few things to consider before making a decision about which is right for your... Read More

The Corporate Choice

Developing and sustaining a positive reputation and perception with clients and consumers is of the utmost importance to success in the business world. There are many things that can contribute to... Read More

Stone and Metal – Strength and Beauty

In our last blog we talked about the advantages and features of designing with stone and metal. In this issue we have selected a single project to further highlight how well stone and metal work... Read More

Designing with Stone and Metal

Stone and metal buildings have surprising advantages in aesthetics and cost. Designing with stone can add the texture that metal is missing, bringing the whole design to a more welcoming, natural,... Read More

Quality You Can Count On

Quality, like beauty, can be in the eye of the beholder. That is to say, the perceived value of certain aspects or characteristics of stone products are not set in stone, if you will pardon the... Read More

New Products for a Demanding Market

The commitment Shouldice Designer Stone has for Quality, Service and Innovation is once again evident as two new products are introduced in response to market requirements - Smith Stone residential... Read More

Stone and Glass – Meant for Each Other

It almost goes without saying that effective design is not just about shape even though shape can play a significant role in forming an initial impression. Shape can be dramatically enhanced and... Read More

Designing with Stone and Glass

Changing technology has made glass a more stable and cost-effective material than ever before. The result is that glass has become the staple of modern architecture, adding light and sophistication... Read More

The Value of the Finishing Touch

The difference between good and great often comes down to the finishing touch. It is that attention to detail that turns a “nice” into a “wow”. One way to get to “wow” in the stone... Read More

LEED Certification is Good for Everyone

Shouldice Designer Stone manufactures stone products that support the principles of LEED with raw materials, production, life cycle costing and performance. The benefits of additional durability,... Read More

Stone Meets Wood in Residential Harmony

Our first blog this month made the point that “stone and wood are arguably the most time-tested and resilient building materials in history.” and “from a residential construction perspective,... Read More

Designing with Stone and Wood – Residential

Stone and wood are arguably the most time-tested and resilient building materials in history. Availability and functionality were the initial reasons behind this amazing legacy. Although this remains... Read More

Symbiosis Makes for Great Relationships

The very best relationships are mutually advantageous or symbiotic. If there is a benefit to both sides then each participant is motivated to maintain the relationship. This is very often the case... Read More

Meeting the Challenge of Canadian Weather

One of the many wonders and attractions (depending upon who you ask) of Canada is the wide variability of the weather. With temperatures that can range between -40°C and +40°C over the course of a... Read More

Feature Project – Custom Colours – Architectural

Our most recent blog featured several examples of how custom colours can not only set a building apart from the run-of-the-mill but also how custom colours can meet a particular design intention that... Read More

Custom Colours – Endless Possibilities

Shouldice Designer Stone currently offers nine fantastic and highly popular colours. But sometimes, a standard colour isn’t quite what a customer has in mind or just what a particular project... Read More

Product Spotlight – Estate Stone

Versatile style, in nine luxurious colours, makes Estate Stone our number one selling stone veneer, split-face block product. Estate Stone – Always the Right Choice (more…)... Read More

Dare to be Bold – A Little

Playing it safe is often just that - safe. And that is, of course, a good thing. However, stepping a little bit outside of that warm and comfortable zone can very often generate positive excitement... Read More

Shouldice Architectural Stone – The Heart of an Elegant Interior Design

In our last blog we talked generally about the use of stone for interior construction. In this one we want to drill down a bit and focus on a particular project to further demonstrate and reinforce... Read More

TURNING THINGS OUTSIDE IN WITH ARCHITECTURAL STONE

Although stone is often thought of first as an outside construction material it is used just about as much to enhance, beautify and add character and personality to the inside. (more…)... Read More

ADD A TOUCH OF CHARM WITH INTERIOR BRICK VENEER

Looking to create vintage charm or add some modern elements to your home? Interior brick veneer is one of our staple products to adding touches of colour and texture to your space. Made with real... Read More

CREATE AN EYE CATCHING COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH HIGH QUALITY STONE FROM SHOULDICE

Adding easy-to-do yet beautifully done stone cladding and veneers to the inside and or outside of your commercial building is a great way to personalize your space. Not only can you spruce up your... Read More

STONE VENEER THAT IS GREAT AT GRADE

When choosing stylish stone sidings for your home or business building, it’s important to select stones that not only look beautiful, but are durable and of high quality. At Shouldice, we’re... Read More