The Pacific Northwest was the ideal setting when Richard Rhodes formed Rhodes Masonry Inc. in 1984 because there weren’t any other companies specializing in stone. The company was able to quickly penetrate that market by having the expertise and a strong focus.

In fact, Rhodes went a step further. He identified a new market – preserving and reworking stone from ancient civilizations – and spun off a sister company – Rhodes Architectural Stone – to develop that niche.

Rhodes Masonry concentrates on high-end, multiyear custom residential projects and commissioned works ranging from a mansion styled as an Irish cottage to building walls on Mt. Rainier for the National Parks Service. The company works exclusively in stone.

Rhodes Architectural Stone has operations around the world and rescues centuries-old stonework threatened with destruction. The company retools the stone to project specifications and supplies it to masonry contractors across the United States.