01 Jul Historic Design and Good Wine

Earlier this spring our owner ventured up to Minnesota for a family wedding.  Little did he know it would take place at the gorgeous facility of one of our customers!  Settled in the gently rolling hills of Minnesota’s Sogn Valley, just south of Minneapolis, is...

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25 Apr Rock Face Block on the Farm

Not only is rock face (rusticated) concrete block found on homes and commercial buildings across the country, it was also frequently used to construct farm buildings during the early 20th century.  Makers of the block machines specifically targeted farmers, encouraging them to use rock face...

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04 Apr The History Behind Rock Face Block

Sometimes you have to look closely, but rock face block, also commonly referred to as rusticated concrete block or ornamental concrete block, can be found on historic homes and buildings all over the United States and Canada.     Around the turn of the 20th century there was...

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