YOUR VISION. FROM START TO FINISH.

PRECISION TECHNOLOGY

STRAIGHT FROM THE QUARRY

Whether local or global, our stone comes straight from the quarry. Our local Vermont quarries supply unique colors and superior grades of granite and marble: Barre Gray, Bethel White, and Mountain Rose (just to name a few)

We source from quarries around the world. From India, China, South Africa, Canada, and Norway, you'll find over 42 distinct colors right at your fingertips.

PRECISION TECHNOLOGY

STRAIGHT FROM THE QUARRY

Whether local or global, our stone comes straight from the quarry. Our local Vermont quarries supply unique colors and superior grades of granite and marble: Barre Gray, Bethel White and Mountain Rose (just to name a few)

We source from quarries around the world. From India, China, South Africa, Canada, and Norway, you'll find over 42 distinct colors right at your fingertips.

Automation

Streamlining the production process is a crucial element in providing competitive pricing and consistent, high quality products. We've achieved through various forms of automation: saving both time and
material. 24/7, our saws cut blocks, polishers finish slabs, while blowing rooms cut lettering and carve patterns.

Non-stop production translates into better products at a better price.

Adams Granite Co. Large Saw

THE ROUGH BLOCK

Our granite comes straight from the quarry.

On average, these blocks weigh 20 tons, with the largest weighing up to 50 tons.

THE ROUGH BLOCK

Our granite comes straight from the quarry. On average, these blocks weigh 20 tons, with the largest weighing up to 50 tons.

OUR PROCESS

01 - Cutting Slabs

When a block arrives from the quarry, it goes to the saw plant. The cutting process is entirely automated; using two gantry diamond saws, each with a diameter of 11.5'. These saws run around the clock, suplemented by a diamond wire saw which allows for cutting taller blocks.

On average, it takes 8 - 10 hours to saw through a single block.

02 - Slabs are Transported

Cut slabs are then brought to the main facility thanks to "Aunt Bea" our 40 ton forklift.

03 - Slab Polishing

Our 12 head Slab Polishing line uses progressively finer grit bricks to transform a sawed slab to a polished one.

This mirror-like shine is achieved without stains, varnishes or artificial substances of any kind. It's all-natural and permanent.

04 - Splitting

The polished slabs move on to the 10' hydraulic splitter. After determining the most efficient use of material, each unit is laid out and split to size.

05 - Jointing

Moving on to the diamond joint saws, the base of each unit is cut flush for setting. We have 4 of these saws for various sizes and specifications.

06 - Finishing Tops and Ends

At this point polished 2 units will be rock-pitched. Polished 3 and Polished 5 units move on to have their tops and/or ends sawed and polished. Around the clock, our CNC 3 axis router (seen here) will automatically locate each unit, polishing the tops and ends along with any precision tooling required.

07 - Drafting

After a customer order is entered, any units needing sandblast lettering and/or carving go to the drafting department for a production drawing or "proof". The drawing is sent to our customer for approval.

08 - Cut Stencil

When the drawing comes back approved the CAD file is sent to the stencil cutter which prepares a high-strength rubber mat. Our skilled sandblast craftsmen then adhere this mat to the face of the stone and carefully remove cut areas and touch up any details prepping it for the sandblast process.

09 - Sand Blasting

Stenciled units move on to the blowing rooms. Here the units are blasted with aluminum oxide at high velocity until all the un-stenciled area is sunk to a constant depth.

10 - Shape Carving

Units that require shape carving or hand-cut lettering are assigned to skilled stone carvers. They continue to sculpt the stone, giving the s/b depth and contrast.

11 - Sand Blast (second cut)

Recently shaped stone passes through the blowing rooms once more. This second step allows us to achieve sharper lines and even tones throughout the carving.

12 - Sculpting

Projects which require more complex sculpture go to a highly-skilled artist to be carved using a variety of diamond carbide pneumatic drills. Granite sculpture can take days, weeks, or even months to complete.

Highly-detailed full-size figures may take a year or longer to successfully execute.

Many years of training and apprenticeship are required to become a proficient granite sculptor.

13 - Wash Stand and
Quality Control

Finished units move to the wash stand to be thoroughly cleaned. They are checked over carefully to ensure every detail is top-notch!

14 - Crating and Shipping

The finished unit can weigh anywhere from 75lbs to 2 tons. This weight combined with unique shapes and sizes requires that each unit be individually packed. The stone is covered with plastic before a custom wooden crate is built around the unit.

03 - Slab Polishing

Our 12 head Slab Polishing line uses progressively finer grit bricks to transform a sawed slab to a polished one.

This mirror-like shine is achieved without stains, varnishes or artificial substances of any kind. It's all-natural and permanent.

06 - Finishing Tops and Ends

At this point polished 2 units will be rock-pitched. Polished 3 and Polished 5 units move on to have their tops and/or ends sawed and polished. Around the clock, our CNC 3 axis router (seen here) will automatically locate each unit, polishing the tops and ends along with any precision tooling required.

07 - Drafting

After a customer order is entered, any units needing sandblast lettering and/or carving go to the drafting department for a production drawing or "proof". The drawing is sent to our customer for approval.

08 - Cut Stencil

When the drawing comes back approved the CAD file is sent to the stencil cutter which prepares a high-strength rubber mat. Our skilled sandblast craftsmen then adhere this mat to the face of the stone and carefully remove cut areas and touch up any details prepping it for the sandblast process.

12 - Sculpting

Projects which require more complex sculpture go to a highly-skilled artist to be hand carved using a variety of diamond carbide pneumatic drills. Granite sculpture can take days, weeks, or even months to complete.

Highly-detailed full-size figures may take a year or longer to successfully execute.

Many years of training and apprenticeship are required to become a proficient granite sculptor.

14 - Crating and Shipping

The finished unit can weight anywhere from 75lbs to 2 tons. This weight combined with unique shapes and sizes requires that each unit be individually packed. The stone is covered with plastic before a custom wooden crate is built around the unit.

FEATURED PROJECT

Veterans Memorial Gold Star

Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden is a living tribute to all veterans, a memorial arboretum particularly dedicated to our intrepid sons and daughters now fighting the war on terror. Gold Star Garden names the Pennsylvania Fallen in the WOT.

The Gold Star Garden started with the dream of  Cher Kondor, an American Gold Star Mother who lost her son, SPC Martin W. Kondor, in 2004. (“Gold Star” is a term derived from American Gold Star Mothers Inc., who were formed in 1928 as a family response to the many lives taken during the first World War. Now, Gold Star is applied to family members who have lost a loved one serving in the U.S. military.) Eight years later, with the help of board members, the City of York, and the Gold Star families of Pennsylvania, her dream of creating a memorial for all veterans came true.

The dedication ceremony  was held on June 9, 2012. Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden rapidly unfolded into a beautiful living monument to all who have served our country in the US Military. You will find here all the names of the Pennsylvania fallen in the war on terror. In addition all the York County fallen from the time of the founding of the American Gold Star Mothers are also inscribed on the black Pennsylvania granite Wall of Honor.

Veterans Memorial Gold Star

Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden is a living tribute to all veterans, a memorial arboretum particularly dedicated to our intrepid sons and daughters now fighting the war on terror. Gold Star Garden names the Pennsylvania Fallen in the WOT.

The Gold Star Garden started with the dream of  Cher Kondor, an American Gold Star Mother who lost her son, SPC Martin W. Kondor, in 2004. (“Gold Star” is a term derived from
American Gold Star Mothers Inc., who were formed in 1928 as a family response to the many lives taken during the first World War. Now, Gold Star is applied to family members who have lost a loved one serving in the U.S. military.) Eight years later, with the help of board members, the City of York, and the Gold Star families of Pennsylvania, her dream of creating a memorial for all veterans came true.

The dedication ceremony  was held on June 9, 2012. Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing and Peace Garden rapidly unfolded into a beautiful living monument to all who have served our country in the US Military. You will find here all the names of the Pennsylvania fallen in the war on terror. In addition all the York County fallen from the time of the founding of the American Gold Star Mothers are also inscribed on the black Pennsylvania granite Wall of Honor.