American Artstone


It’s our past that shapes how we currently do business. Ethics and skills have been passed down for over 100 years. American Artstone artisans turn your unique architectural visions into a reality that exceeds expectations.


Our word is our bond.

Gone are the days of contracts sealed with a handshake, but it’s long been the American Artstone mantra that we do what we say we will do—that you can rely on.

We listen to what you need, and deliver on our promises. If we tell you product will be delivered at a specific time, that’s when it will arrive.

We plan every facet

Years of experience has prepared us for nearly every possibility. We come prepared for any challenges.

Partners you can trust

Our shipping partner is located across the street from us, assuring your product is shipped safely and on time.

Precision by design

It takes a keen eye and attention to detail to expertly produce complex and straightforward projects.

The Forms That Function

It starts with our master carpenters who build precise forms to ensure your project is produced to exacting standards—yours.

We sweat

the details

Experience allows us to anticipate

We didn’t become the preeminent manufacturer of architectural products by accident. It took a lot of hard work and a roll-up-your-sleeves commitment.

Our team of skilled craftspeople is nationally recognized for the precise, highly-refined products they produce. We strive to continually produce superior quality products you can be proud to install on your project.

Our history

A tradition of high-caliber product and service.

We have to understand where we’ve been to know where we’re going, and our history is important to us.

American Artstone was originally founded as the Fairfax Cement Works in 1914 by German immigrant George Saffert.

A history of innovation

German artisans brought their old-world craftsmanship to a new land, and started a company that continues to thrive to this day.

Humble beginnings

The desire to produce remarkable, custom-made architectural solutions started day one; and it continues to this day.


Trust American Artstone to be a strong partner


Our track record for excellence is backed by an ironclad business property and liability insurance policy that ultimately protects you from any loss on your project. Contact your representative for more information.


American Artstone practices sound fiscal policies to foster sustainability and growth. We invest in our people and our infrastructure to ensure we continue to be the leading edge company in the industry. Contact your representative for more information.


American Artstone is a certified producer member of the Cast Stone Institute, which sets the standard for product testing, inspections and third party quality and safety audits. The process to obtain and maintain certification is rigorous, and requires we offer a 10-year Limited Warranty on cast stone products.


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American Artstone Company

2025 North Broadway
New Ulm, Minnesota 56073

Phone: 507.233.3700
Sales: 507.233.3708



Nick Meyer


Nick has been with American Artstone since 2004 and is responsible for project bid estimates, product design and drafting scheduling. He has an A.A.S Degree in Architectural Drafting.

Allen Schumacher

Vice President of Operations

Allen has been with American Artstone since 1987. Allen has his Carpentry Certification from South Central Technical College in Pipestone; Drafting Certification from South Central Technical College in Mankato; is a CSI Quality Control Testing Technician; and is PCI Certified as a Level I Technician/Inspector. Allen is responsible for production scheduling, project design, concrete design, CSI Plant certification, testing and sample fulfillment.

Karen Traulich

Office Manager

Karen has been with the company since 1994, and is a skilled manager specializing in IT, accounting, safety and human resources. In addition to these duties, Karen’s responsibility includes accounts receivable and accounts payable.

Jeffrey VanderPlaats

Lead Architectural Draftsman

With the company since 2003, Jeff’s duties include developing detailed shop drawings, project management and consultation. Jeff has experience as a carpenter in residential, agricultural and commercial building construction, and was in truss sales and design. He holds AAS Degrees in Carpentry & Cabinet Building from Alexandria Technical College and in Architectural Drafting from South Central College.

Tim Lemke

Architectural Draftsman

Tim has been with American Artstone since 2012, and manages individual projects through the drafting process into production/delivery. He has been a drafter for 18 years. He has also been an electrician apprentice. Tim holds an AS degree in Architectural/Structural Drafting from Northwest Technical Institute.