American Artstone

History

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.

Reliability

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.

WORK WITH AN ESTABLISHED, THRIVING COMPANY

Trust American Artstone to be a strong partner

INSURANCE


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.

FINANCIAL


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.

CSI CERTIFICATION


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


Mailing Address:
PO BOX 425
New Ulm, Minnesota 56073


Phone: 507.233.3700
Sales: 507.381.2102

Fax: 507.354.7771

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OUR TEAM

Larry Thompson

President


Larry is gratified to lead the talented and dedicated team at American Artstone. Larry’s previous work as a city manager and project manager in residential and commercial development gives him the experience to understand, and the knowledge to help solve, real world challenges his customers encounter. Larry has BS and MA degrees in Public Administration and Economics from the Minnesota State University of Mankato. He is a CSI Quality Control Technician and an AIA CES Certified Instructor in Architectural Design with Cast Stone.

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.

Mark A. Severson

Sales Manager


Mark has an extensive 28 years experience serving customers in the concrete masonry and landscape products industry. His friendly demeanor mixed with industry knowledge and commitment to his customer’s satisfaction makes Mark a great partner to ensure your project’s success. He holds an Associate Degree from University of Minnesota Waseca. Mark is a CSI Quality Control Testing Technician and an AIA CES Certified Instructor in Architectural Design with Cast Stone. Mark was previously president of the Minnesota Masonry Promotion Council and the Minnesota Concrete Masonry Association.

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.

Nick Meyer

Drafting Supervisor/Estimator


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.

Jeffrey VanderPlaats

Lead Drafter


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 Drafter


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.

Gregg Calbick

Architectural Drafter


Gregg started at American Artstone as an intern in 2014, and is now a full-time drafter managing individual projects from the drafting process through production/delivery. He holds an A.A.S. degree in Architectural Drafting in Design from South Central College, and is currently attending Minnesota State University Mankato for a B.S. in Construction Management.