About Us

Proudly Serving New Mexico Since 1963

Rocky Mountain Stone lives by strong values, including:
Teamwork
Together we go far… accountable, positive attitude, respect, balance in our lives, professionalism. Ownership of your own work. Celebrate the wins together. Train to win. Be nice, have fun.
Accountability / Integrity
Ownership and accountability of our word & work. Respect for other employees and customers. Speak the truth, do what you say, when you say you’ll do it.
Communication
Constant, clear and consistent with customers, employees, vendors, owners. Accurate, FTR. Communicate clearly and ask for verification.
Talent & Success
Provide opportunities for continuous growth and personal success. Create an environment to attract and retain the top 10% of artisans in our industry.
Incredible Stonework
Highest quality fit & finish, consistently producing quality tops through efficient production systems. Pride in our work. Signed with our reputation.
Customer Experience
Professional, knowledgeable, experts in our field. Friendly, helpful, positive. Solutions oriented. Easy to buy, easy to navigate, simple processes. Trust through consistency.

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Our Team

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Scott Lardner


President

Scott has been in the stone business for most of his working life. An experienced and seasoned stone industry executive, he has served as President of RMS since 1988 and served as President of the Marble Institute of America in 2005. Enjoys his family, golfing & fishing with friends and is a mediocre guitar player.

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Steve Bickel


Commercial Project Manager

Oversees all commercial projects within RMS. Has been with RMS for 35 years and has worked at every level of the organization. Knows most everything about both the construction industry and the stone industry.

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Chase Hanley


Project Manager

Project manager extraordinaire – United States Marine Veteran. Has his focus on development of new customers, assisting showroom sales and all website inquiries. Loves to spend time at the lake around the campfire, playing golf and can’t get enough of the outdoors!

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Karen Ryan


Senior Project Manager

Senior design specialist with over 15 years’ experience in sales and custom design work. Excellent color coach and insightful designer. Loves what she does and it shows!

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Kim Montano


Enterprise Sales

Manages all day-to-day installation crews and scheduling. Extensive experience in the business of countertop fabrication and installation. Very detail oriented, coupled with a high level of customer service, Kim will ensure your project is completed with great communication in a timely, friendly, and easy manner.

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Kristen Frost


Accounting Manger

A recent addition to the RMS family as the accounting manager and has already made a lasting impression on our enterprise. In her spare time she likes to support local businesses and thrift around our city. Kristen likes to resell books and donate her time to our community. She has a large family and enjoys coordinating activities personally and professionally. She is very team driven and cares about our company moral.

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Sierra George


Enterprise Project Manager

Sierra brings a fresh perspective to every project. Provides in-home consulting for our enterprise sales market. Very creative, great with colors and catches every necessary detail for a perfect countertop project.

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Sean Lardner


General Manager

Started young and has earned his way to being solid project coordinator. Extensive knowledge base of construction and the systems needed to provide consistent, high-quality stonework. Loves to hunt and fish, and not a bad golfer.

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Chris Quintana


Special Projects/Warranty

Overseer of all field production and installation crews. Very experienced in stone fabrication, installation and general construction. He has over 40 years’ experience in the stone industry in New Mexico. When Chris is not orchestrating projects, he has a farm with livestock and crops.

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Nash Lujan


Installation Manager

Oversees all shop and pre-production personnel. Makes managing the shop look easy with incredibly high standards for quality and accountability.

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Jordyn Halford


Office Manager

Behind the scenes workhorse – does all the buying, coordination of shipping, keeper of reports and overall positivity.

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Juan Otero


Senior Scheduler

Scheduler King – knows his resources like the back of his hand and works diligently on a daily basis to appease the most demanding projects.

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Alex Vital-Salazar


CAD & Programming Tech

Layout specialist – does all of our programming and slab layouts for CNC work. Worked his way through the shop and has found his calling. A new family keeps him busy when he’s not doing kitchen layouts.

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Aaron Green


Construction Services

Lead construction services provider. Does a fine tear out in the morning and puts the finishing touches on a project in the afternoon. You want Aaron on your job!

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Leonel Payen


Template Tech

Oversees quality control in the shop and inspects and double checks every piece of stone that gets cut at RMS. Also covers warranty work when that rare occasion surfaces. With over 20 years of stone experience, Leonel doesn’t miss much.

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John Greene 


Scheduling Assistant

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Mike Gallegos 


Shop Foreman

With state-of-the-art production equipment and the experience of providing over 1.4 million sq.ft. of countertops over the past 35 years, RMS can handle your project.

Any type of project that involves stone or other hard surfaces can be used to bring your dream to life. From laser engraving, signage, or even art pieces, RMS can help.

Custom countertop fabrication and installation is our core business.
Commercial countertops & cladding services are available to the architectural commuity.
RMS provides a full line of hardscaping materials for both the professional landscaper as well as homeowners.

Locations We Serve

Locations

Rocky Mountain Stone offers our services throughout the state of New Mexico, the Lubbock and Amarillo markets of West Texas and the southern 1/4th of Colorado. (Durango and Pagosa Springs).

Our sister company, New Mexico Travertine, runs three quarries here in New Mexico and processes a variety of domestic limestones and marbles. NMT provides cut to size stonework throughout the western US as well as quarry direct aggregates for the New Mexico market.

Our History

Cutting on the Edge
of Rock Since 1963

Rocky Mountain Stone was started by Vincent J. Lardner, Jr. in 1963 as a supplier of natural building and landscaping stone for the Albuquerque area.
Rocky Mountain Stone continues to be a progressive leader in stone fabrication with the state of the art CNC Waterjet cutting, an inline edge finishing machine, dedicated miter cutting and digital templating, which allow even more opportunities for the Architect/Designer/Builder in creating designs and products never before available in natural stone.
Rocky Mountain Stone installs dimensional stone throughout the state of New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Our workforce, with over 250 years of combined stone and construction experience is committed to providing the highest quality materials, workmanship, and service for all of our clients.
In 1985, New Mexico Travertine, a sister company, was started for the quarrying and processing of travertines quarried in Central New Mexico. Our quarry operations now include, along with the travertine quarries west of Belen ,NM, a sandstone/flagstone quarry near Milagro, NM, a hard rock aggregate pit near Mountainair, and several single source limestone quarries in Texas and Kansas.
The main facility, located in Belen, NM has the most advanced stone cutting and processing equipment in the Southwest. A stone tile processing line was installed in 1995, giving the plant the capability of processing any required stone product. Along with the native travertines, New Mexico Travertine also processes 15 different domestic limestones and marbles, as well as providing contract cutting to various quarriers.

In 1985, New Mexico Travertine, A sister company was started for the quarrying and processing of travertines quarried in Central New Mexico. Our quarry operations now include, along with the travertine quarries west of Belen ,NM, a sandstone/flagstone quarry near Milagro, NM, an hard stone aggregate pit near Mountainair, and several limestone quarries in Texas and Kansas.

The main facility, located in Belen, NM has the most advanced stone cutting and processing equipment in the Southwest. A stone tile processing line was installed in 1995, giving the plant the capability of processing any required stone product. Along with the native travertines, New Mexico Travertine also processes 15 different domestic limestones and marbles, as well as providing contract cutting to various quarriers.

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