Thursday, April 26, 2018

 Jerry Croteau, Stoneyard's president, and over 140 ABC members and guests gathered at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy for the annual Meet the Generals event. Eleven participating General Contractors included Dellbrook | JKS, Callahan Construction Managers, EMJ Corporation, Acella Construction, Plumb House Inc., Campbell Construction Group, The Haynes Group, Windover Construction, Delphi Construction, Rubicon Builders, and Bald Hill Builders.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Stoneyard Roadshow at the Genest Concrete BootCamp

David Croteau of Stoneyard® is set to talk with hardscape and mason contractors at the Genest Business BootCamp in Portland, ME.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Upcoming Events in March 2018

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Northeast Hardscape Show
Booth #910

Hundreds of Hardscape Professionals on Display at the Show

The Northeast Hardscape Expo is a two-day Trade Show & Educational Forum that is designed specifically for hardscape professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with other industry professionals, as well as, manufacturers, dealers, equipment suppliers, stone suppliers, mulch suppliers and other hardscape/landscape related companies and suppliers.  Click Here to View



Visit Our Booth at These Stoneyard® Dealer Events

March 5 Genest Boot Camp   Sheraton Harborside: Portsmouth, NH 

March 8 Genest Boot Camp   DoubleTree Hotel: South Portland, ME

March 20  Northeast Nursery Customer Appreciation 8 Dearborn Rd., Peabody, MA 

March 28 Arnold Lumber Backyard Winter Conference Crown Plaza Hotel Warwick, RI

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Business partner donates materials for Monty Tech’s New Vet Center

Monty Tech junior masonry students watch as David P. Croteau of Stoneyard in Littleton (center) demonstrates how to cut and shape stone veneer. With him are masonry teachers, Jake Proctor (left) and Dick Demers. The students will be installing the stone on the façade of the new Veterinary Science Training Center being built on school grounds.

FITCHBURG —Thanks to the generosity of numerous supporters and donors, Monty Tech’s new Veterinary Science Training Center is fast becoming a reality. One such supporter was at the school recently to donate masonry materials and to give students a demonstration on their use.

David P. Croteau, founder and VP of sales for Stoneyard in Littleton, manufacturers and installers of stone veneer siding, conducted a demonstration on the latest process of installing stone veneer. The students will be installing the stone on the entrance to the new building, going up on school grounds.

James J. Hachey, Monty Tech Director of Vocational Programs, said Mr. Croteau is also donating the bonding materials and loaning the tools to cut and shape the stone. “He also gave us a great discount on the stone. We are very grateful for his assistance and support. “In addition to demonstrating how to cut and install the stone, Mr. Croteau also showed how to use the latest bonding materials, which are resistant to the elements.
Masonry teacher Jake Proctor explained that working with stone veneer is a new process for the students. “These are new skills for our students, and we are very fortunate to have Dave donate his time and expertise to show them the latest method for doing this type of work. Stonework is one of the hottest things in the trade right now, so the students are very fortunate to get to work on a project like this,” he said.

Mr. Croteau said he thought it was a great the students were being exposed to this type of masonry work while they are students. “It’s wonderful they are getting to do this work. It’s great experience, and I will be back when it’s completed to see how they did.”
Superintendent-Director Dr. Sheila M. Harrity attended the demonstration and thanked Mr. Croteau for his generosity and support. She told him that the new building, which will house the school’s newest and 21st vocational program, focusing on Veterinary Science, is being funded through private donations and assistance from business partnerships such as Stoneyard. “We really appreciate your efforts,” she said.

In addition to installing the stone veneer, the students will also be doing tile work inside the building.

Monday, November 13, 2017

How to create a Thin Veneer Mockup

How to Create a Thin Veneer Stone Mockup

David Croteau, owner and mason at Stoneyard®, explains the steps needed to create a full-scale mockup for customer approval prior to installing thin veneer in this 4-part video series. How to create a Thin Veneer Mockup
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Using thin stone panels to upgrade a fireplace

Here are before and after photos of a fireplace upgrade using Golden Honey Thin Stone Panels from  Find out more at



Friday, October 13, 2017

Mixing Boston Blend™ Thin Veneer Ledgestone and Mosaic

Set high above the valley, this stunning installation of Boston Blend™ Thin Veneer encompasses all sides and foundation of this traditional home. In particular this walkway was created with thin veneer stone and wood pergola. The distinct stone look is created with Boston Blend™ Ledgestone for 90% coverage with larger Boston Blend™ Mosaic pieces tightly cut into the dry ledge look. This design coupled with paper thin joints, even where the mosaic shapes appear, make the result elegant, natural and pleasing to the eye. See more photos of this project.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, NH

Named the "Most Innovative University" in the north by U.S. News & World Report, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) proves it with their newest five-story student dorm, finished with Stoneyard™ Boston Blend building veneer. The stunning attention to detail on a large scale wraps a building that we can attest is a long walk around the perimeter. Expansion joints allow the building to adapt to wide swings in the New England climate. The natural New England stone itself has already experienced thousands of freeze/thaw cycles since the ice age and so will stand up to generations of seasons and students for centuries to come.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ideas for your home.

The finest homes have natural stone. These finished projects will help you visualize the look that you desire and which stone to specify.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Historic New England Home Remodel Featured on A&E's Flipping Boston

Before, During, and After: Brick Fireplace refaced with Greenwich Gray Ledgestone

BEFORE the Restoration

An 1820s-era brick townhouse was purchased and restored on the A&E television show Flipping Boston "Trouble and Strife" episode. Pete and Dave of CityLight Homes were able to transform the outdated (with some areas in disrepair) property while preserving its historic New England charm. There were some major structural challenges and differences in opinion about the design that the team needed to overcome, but the finished product was well worth the journey.

DURING Construction

The existing brick fireplace and adjacent wall were uncovered, cleaned, and restored where possible. The fireplace was prepped to be modernized and transformed. The kitchen was gutted, the ceiling was replaced in areas, and the walls were removed to create an open concept living space perfect for entertaining. Major efforts were required on the first floor, a new roof, new windows, rewiring of the entire townhouse, and new concrete in the basement are just a few of the many improvements.

AFTER Completion of the Restoration

The finished product is simply amazing. The modern appliances, white cabinets, quartz counters, and other kitchen accents seamlessly blend with the exposed brick wall. Greenwich Gray Ledgestone natural thin stone veneer was used on the fireplace adding a pop of color and creating an eye catching focal point. The original wood floorboards were stained with a light gray wash which lightened up the space while still preserving the homes historic appeal. The overall "shabby chic" theme and attention to detail create a warm and inviting space that anyone would love to make their home.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Tranquil Bathroom with Sliding Barn Doors and Natural Stone Accent Wall

What an inspiring space! This natural stone accent wall creates a tranquil environment that anyone can imagine relaxing in a warm bath after a hard day. The barn style sliding doors make the space even more inviting with its rustic flair.

Thin Stone pictured: Greenwich Gray Ledgestone by STONEYARD®

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Monday, January 11, 2016

New Milford Regional Medical Center with New England Natural Greenwich Gray Ledgestone Thin Veneer by Stoneyard

The new Milford Regional Medical Center looks fantastic with Greenwich Gray Ledgestone sitting walls and entrance columns. The walls were capped with a speckled Granite and include an etched glass accent. 

Greenwich Gray Ledgestone Entrance Columns

Greenwich Gray Ledgestone Thin Veneer Walls

Natural Thin Veneer Greenwich Gray Ledgestone Sitting Area with Etched Glass Accent

Landscape Depot
Milford, MA

Cenedella Masonry
Milford, MA

To learn more about the natural New England thin cut stone Greenwich Gray Ledgestone visit

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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Before, During, and After Photos of a Thin Stone Cladding Project Around a Residential Front Entry

Courtesy of Barry Bros. Landscape Design LLC we can see the before, during, and after progress of this Boston Blend Round ( natural Thin Stone Veneer siding project. Durock was used as the cement backer board which allowed for the stone to be affix directly to the surface with a masonry veneer mortar. 

Great work Barry Bros!




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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy Holidays from STONEYARD®

Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season!

STONEYARD® Holiday Office Hours
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A special greeting to express to you our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty. We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton, NH uses Local New England Stone on LEED Certified Project

Smuttynose Brewing Company in Hampton, NH

LEED Certified Green Project with Local New England Stone Boston Blend Ashlar Cladding

What was once the site of a historic farm is now the location of a state-of-the-art LEED Certified Green brewery. Smuttynose Brewing Company got its start decades ago in Portsmouth, NH. As the company and brand grew so did the need for more space. The original farm located in Hampton, NH was moved to another spot on the property and converted into the Hayseed restaurant. You can enjoy tasty treats while sampling the many different flavors of beer brewed and bottled on-site.

In keeping with the local theme, Boston Blend Ashlar, a local New England stone, was used as cladding along the exterior foundation, entrance, and interior store walls. You can purchase everything from a keg of your favorite beer to your very own Smutty the Harbor Seal puppet at the brewery store.

George W. Pynn Masonry did a great job with this natural split-face veneer stone. A more rustic look was achieved by installing the Boston Blend Ashlar with a standard (typically 1/4 - 3/8 inch thick) grout joint. The stone flows seamlessly from the exterior to the interior while elevating the overall design.

Smuttynose Brewery continues to go strong with over 1.5 million gallons of beer sold a year, in 28 different states and 7 different countries.

For more photos and video of this project visit

Friday, August 21, 2015

How to Choose the Perfect Stone for your Fireplace

So you have decided to take the leap and FINALLY cover that old brick fireplace or include a natural stone fireplace in your new home. The amount of different choices available to you, and questions that go along with it, may feel overwhelming. Here are a few things to consider, some tips from Tim Carter (a licensed contractor), and some great fireplace examples to give you inspiration!

Combining Stone and Design for your Fireplace

Rustic, Colonial, Contemporary, Modern or Old World, Tuscan or Log Cabin, these are just a few of the different designs  that you may choose for your home or space. Not only the type of natural stone veneer that you choose, but also the color, shape, and installation will create the final work of art.

Contemporary and Modern Fireplace Stone Examples
Boston Blend Ledgestone Fireplace

Greenwich Gray Ledgestone Fireplace

Rustic and Traditional Fireplace Stone Examples
Boston Blend Mosaic and Square & Rec Mix Fireplace

Boston Blend Round Stone Fireplace

What a Difference a Joint Can Make

One aspect of the installation that can have the biggest effect aesthetically is the chosen joint technique. There are three popular application types used with fireplace stone: dry-Laid or recessed joint, standard joint, and wide joint. The color of the mortar used in the pointing processes will also dramatically effect the overall look and design. In all installations the joints should be as uniform as possible.

Dry-Laid or Recessed Mortar Joint Fireplace
Boston Blend Mosaic Dry-Laid Stone Fireplace

Standard Grout Joint Fireplace
Boston Blend Round Stone Fireplace with Standard Grout Joint

Wide Grout Joint
Boston Blend Round Wide Grout Joint Fireplace

Customize and Combine Stone Colors & Shapes to Make your Fireplace Unique

When deciding on the perfect natural stone choice to fit your space it can be difficult to find just the right blend of colors and shapes. No matter where your fireplace is going it will be the focal point for the room and the anchor of the overall design. Sometimes a little customization is just what is needed to make the space truly your own. The best way to do this is by combining different colors and shapes of natural thin stone veneer to create your own unique work of art.

Mix and Matched Shapes and Colors of Natural Stone
Mix of Boston Blend Ledge, Ashlar, and Greenwich Gray Ledge Fireplace Stone

Mix of Boston Blend Ledge and Mosaic Thin Fireplace Stone

For more examples and information on how to find the perfect stone for your fireplace:

Monday, August 10, 2015

Colonial Style Ranch with Dry-Fit Natural Stone Accents

Boston Blend Square & Rectangular Thin Veneer Cladding Dry-laid Paper Thin Joints

This colonial style ranch adds a touch of elegance with the addition of local New England stone cladding. The Boston Blend Square & Rectangular thin stone veneer was artfully cut and shaped by the mason in a dry-laid installation technique. Pieces of stone were sawn on the sides and fit together with paper thin joints, with no mortar showing. The local stone used along with a modern installation technique elevates the design of the home without overpowering it.

Other details such as an iron light fixture, garage trim and accessories, columns, dark green shutters, and siding all tie in with the color scheme presented in the Boston Blend. Colorful landscape plants and flowers add curb appeal and additional pops of color to the overall design. To complete the look, a gray granite was used as window sills, headers, and stair treads.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

New England Stone Fireplace with Hidden Access Panel

This elegant fireplace has a hidden secret access panel. The Boston Blend Ledgestone was used as fireplace cladding around a gas insert and mounted TV. The problem: homeowners need access to the shut off valve.

The solution: three stones were cemented together but kept unattached to the surface to act as the panel door. The pieces easily pop out when access to the piping is needed. Once the stone door is put back into place it flawlessly blends with the surrounding stones. The result is an amazing beautiful, functional, and easy to use stacked stone fireplace.

View our website for more stone fireplace photos and for more information about the Boston Blend Ledgestone Thin Stone Veneer.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

3 Stone Install Tips: How to Use Thin Veneer Corners to Elevate your Design

There are many benefits to using natural thin cut stone veneer including a wide range of applications, ease of use, and lower transportation costs. One of the biggest benefits of using Thin Veneer over Building Veneer is that it gives the appearance of a full thickness stone without the additional weight or need for a footing. Although these stones have been cut thin, when used with matching 90° corners it can be impossible to tell the difference. These cut pieces of stone are not just for wrapping around corners, but can be used in many ways to elevate your design. Below are a few examples of these applications.

Tip 1: Use Corners Around Recessed Windows & Doors

Use corner pieces to wrap around edges of recessed windows and doors. This can also be done around fireplace edges or the sides of interior and exterior walls. This application will add depth and dimension to your project.

Tip 2: Use Corners to Cap Retaining & Freestanding Stone Walls

Whether it's a retaining or freestanding stone wall, one way to cap it is by using the Square & Rectangular or Round corners. Square & Rectangular corners can be used as a wall cap for the Ledgestone, Ashlar, Mosaic, and Square & Rectangular shapes. Round corners can be used as a cap for both the Round and Mosaic shapes.

Tip 3: Use Corners Around Archways

Archways are a great way to spice up both interior and exterior doorways. Around the curve of the arch the use of corner pieces will create a seamless flow for the transition from vertical to horizontal. This can be done with either a soldier course or with corner pieces shaped into keystones.

For information about Thin Stone Veneer corners including more alternative applications visit

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Logger's Revenge Ride with New England Stone

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA chose the perfect accent for their Logger's Revenge ride. Our Boston Blend Round ( fits right in with its the rustic old-world charm!

"Enjoy a panoramic ocean view from high above the park as you float around a watery track. Keep your eyes open for the final drop, and expect to get wet!" (

To learn more about the popular New England stone Boston Blend Round visit

Monday, June 22, 2015

NEW PRODUCT: Portsmouth Granite Natural Thin Stone Veneer

Introducing the newest addition to the STONEYARD® New England Stone Veneer product line: Portsmouth Granite™. This New England stone was selected due to its desirable range of colors, fine grain, and harsh climate durability. It is available in four shapes: Mosaic, Square & Rectangular, Ledgestone, and Ashlar.


Portsmouth Granite is a fine grain granite stone with slight veining. It is a salt & pepper mix with light gray and subtle specks of black and brown. Accents of white and beige complete the color profile. This speckled gray granite is a perfect match to some of the historic architecture seen throughout New England. It is available now through our network of building and masonry supply yards throughout the USA.

Free samples  of the Portsmouth Granite can be requested through the online store

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

New Workers Credit Union in Westford MA Boasts Boston Blend Stone

The newest Workers Credit Union location in Westford, MA features some amazing stonework! The Boston Blend Mosaic thin stone veneer was used around the foundation of the entire structure. RDK Construction Inc out of Maynard, MA did an amazing job working with this local stone. A full project feature is in the works and will be release soon. Check back to see more as this project continues.

To learn more about the Boston Blend Mosaic please visit our website: