Lemke Stone, Inc. a family-owned company, was founded in 1965 by Arnold A. Lemke. Arnold and his sons, Mark and Kim have dedicated their efforts to provide a higher level of quality and personal service to all of their customers.
It all began after Arnie Lemke worked 9 years for a local stone company that he decided to go into business for himself, called Arnie Lemke Stone Company. Arnie first started delivering fieldstone straight from a gravel pit near Steven’s Point, Wisconsin. After gaining a customer base Arnie started stockpiling his fieldstone at another local stone company. When the time was right he purchased 3 acres of land in Lannon, WI which is now currently the home of our retail and fieldstone location.
For the next 37 years, he and his wife Peggy ran a business of trucking stone locally to landscape and masonry jobs and yards throughout the Midwest. Arnie and Peggy prided themselves on making sure the company provided quality products with exceptional customer service.
Arnie’s sons Kim and Mark came to work with them in the mid 70’s producing and delivering stone. In 1986 Arnie and sons purchased an abandoned Lannon stone quarry on the west end of Lannon. They built a 10,000 sq ft saw shop with a hydro splitter and 2 diamond blade saws. They added experienced stone cutters to quarry and manufacture custom stone products.
In 1996 Kim and Mark bought out Arnie and renamed the company to Lemke Stone, Inc. Arnie continued to work for the company. In 2000 Arnie finally retired at the age of 70. After taking over the company Kim and Mark have added another large building to the west location to house an additional 2 diamond blade saws. In addition, they have also added a tumbler and thin veneer machine to meet the needs of the customers.
Jason, Kim’s son, will be the start of the 3rd generation of Lemke Stone. He has been with the company for 17 years and has worked in every area, learning all aspects of producing quality stone products, sales, marketing and truck driving. He plans to continue in his grandparents’ footsteps – “When price is long forgotten… our quality still remains.”
Currently Lemke Stone has considerably increased the staff who are dedicated to continuing the tradition of quality products and service.
Our goal at Lemke Stone continues to focus on quality stone products and personalized service just as Arnold established 50 years ago.