Founded in July 1976, Fred Gorton bought a small stone company in Fruitport, Michigan. Naming it Fruitport Cut Stone, Fred began doing business in the Fruitport area. The company began to flourish with Fred and sons working to build sales and inventory. As the years passed and the boys grew older, sons Joseph, Timothy, and Casey decided they wanted to be part of the business. The name of the business was changed to The Stone Zone. Eventually, seeing a larger market in the Grand Rapids area and with the lease ending on the Fruitport building, the company moved to the outskirts of Grand Rapids.
Not only were three of his sons involved with the company, his wife Barbara did book work, making the Stone Zone truly a family affair. After moving from the Fruitport area in 1988, the company continued to grow. After the company incorporated in 1999 with Fred as president, sons Joe, Casey & Tim as Vice Presidents, and Barbara as secretary & treasurer, another sibling joined in. Beth was brought aboard as both bookkeeper and salesperson.
The company is unique because it sells only natural stone for building and landscaping. The cutting operation includes limestone, marble, granite and slate. Building & landscaping stone is brought in from all areas of the United States & Canada. With a large inventory in stock and special orders arriving in a timely fashion, we try to serve our customers with friendly and courteous service. Stop in and see us 0-14100 Ironwood Dr. NW. Grand Rapids, MI 49534.