- Artisan Group
- MIA + BSI
Scott C. Lardner has been surrounded by stone his whole life. Beginning when his father started the family business in 1963, Scott has been involved in many aspects of the industry. What started as an outlet for natural building and landscaping stone, has expanded into full service fabrication and installation of dimensional stone, waterjet cutting services, quarrying operations and stone processing. Scott is current president of Rocky Mountain Stone Co. Inc. in Albuquerque, NM. He holds a bachelors degree from New Mexico State University. Throughout the years, Scott has served on many committees and organizations working to set and maintain quality standards within our industry and community. For the Marble Institute of America, he served as a board member from 2001-2006, Past President in 2005, and chairman of the Accreditation Committee from 2006-2010. He is a charter member, board member, and past president of Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Sol. He is also currently a Trustee on The Catholic Foundation, and a Vistage member.
Steve Bickel currently serves as Vice President of Operations for Rocky Mountain Stone. He has been an integral member of our team for over 20 years.
Yard sales extraordinaire. Jeff Lesslie has been with Rocky Mountain Stone for over 5 years.
Our fabrication facility has many pieces of state of the art equipment that we consider to be part of our team. Two bridge saws, a straight line polisher, two CNC routers, a waterjet and many hand tools. These machines are quite complicated but our production team is highly trained to run them with ease and accuracy. Our shop staff also has to have an eye for beauty. It is their job to determine where to place each piece on the stone slab, regarding both the veining pattern and any natural blemishes.
Rocky Mountain Stone has 2 full time installation teams. Each team consists of a team leader and 2 apprentices. It takes strength and balance to carry the large countertop pieces to their final resting place in your home or business. Our installers are in tip-top shape and are subjected to stringent on the job training.
Rocky Mountain Stone employs one full time templator with a couple other team members cross trained in the specialty. We use a fully digital system. Small nodes are placed strategically around the countertop space and then ‘photographed’. When we return to our fabrication facility, all the data is compiled and input into a computer where the pieces are digitized and sent out to the shop. You’ll be amazed at the accuracy we can achieve with this state of the art technology.
Our Exterior Stone Sales department is standing by to help you navigate though our acres of landscaping materials. Whether you are looking for a few yards for a xeriscape feature or many tons for a large commercial project, our staff knows stone and will assist you in finding the perfect material. Delivery is available, or haul it yourself!
Our Interior Stone Sales department consists of a team of friendly sales people who are eager to help you work out the details of your project. Armed with interior design experience and formal training in the workings of the stone industry, you can be confident in their ability to manage your commercial or residential countertop project.
Rocky Mountain Stone provides a number of products and services to the commercial building industry. Some of our key products include: Natural Stone Thin Veneer, Polished Slab Wall Cladding, Reception Counters, Paving, and much more. We also provide a full range of installation services. Our commercial sales department is highly educated to provide architects and designers with the information they need to select material, write specifications, and brainstorm ideas.