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English Stone


135 Sommerville St S #211
Shakopee, MN 55379

(612) 281-0072
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Last summer, my husband and I had a vision for a formal, yet inviting outdoor living space. We contacted Joel Forsberg at English Stone and found Joel to be as excited about our ...


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Very Happy! 1/9/2013

Last summer, my husband and I had a vision for a formal, yet inviting outdoor living space. We contacted Joel Forsberg at English Stone and found Joel to be as excited about our project as we! We were immediately impressed with his knowledge and creativity and especially loved his collaborative style in sketching out our plans. Our vision is BIG and our budget modest so we were most appreciative of Joel's willingness to stage our project over time. Stage One (large, uniquely shaped patio in Blue Stone) was completed on schedule, on time, and on budget. Joel and his team did quality work with lasting results. We cannot wait for Stage Two (stacked stone fireplace with pizza oven!) to begin this spring. I am confident we'll have the same no-drama experience with beautiful results! I highly recommend Joel and English Stone! more

Very Happy! 1/8/2013

Last summer, my husband and I had a vision of the formal, yet inviting backyard living area. We called Joel Forsberg at English Stone and found Joel to be as excited about our vision as we! We were immediately impressed with Joel's knowledge and creativty and loved his collaborative style when it came to sketching out our plan. Our vision is BIG and our budget modest, so equally impressive was Joel's willingness to work up a plan that could be staged over time. Stage One, a large, unique blue stone patio, was completed last summer on time and on budget. The patio is beautiful and quality work with which we are very happy! We cannot wait to engage in Stage Two, fireplace and pizza oven (!) this spring. more

5 Happy Stars 4/10/2011

Joel refinished an old parking pad for us. It was loose gravel on a slope, and it was messy, slippery and worn out. I had set some stones by myself at one time, but it was too much of a job to ever hope to finish on my own. Joel did a beautiful job of remixing old and new stone, and did fabulous work in fitting the stones while achieving a beautiful random pattern in the natural variations of the stone's color. Our new stone finish is endlessly interesting to the eye and glows in the afternoon sun. I was so concerned about the slope on the old surface, and hoped to flatten it somewhat, but it was difficult to see and feel the full potential until the stones were actually laid and the new surface took form. Joel was totally easy-going and confident about developing this aspect as he completed it. He set up line guides for the new slope. He was able to immediately reduce the degree of slope at one end, and as he completed every few rows, he then had me check it out. I walked on the new surface, and studied it from different angles, from down the hill, from the side, etc. Joel made some adjustments to the line guides along the way, and with all of this very particular attention to detail, he achieved my goal--of years-- to make this area far more pleasing to walk on and comfortable to drive up and park on. It is so beautiful now, and so functional. Joel's mastery of stone work was evident in his ability to achieve the desired results, his ease and enjoyment in working with the stone, the speed with which he seemingly effortlessly powered through this large surface, and his total comfort at not just working with the stone, but with me, too. Every day I am so thankful for what he did for us. I am so grateful that he made it so easy and really a happy project. I never guessed that it could be so easy. Joel is a master craftsman. more

Amazing work! 3/30/2011

We used English Stone last spring to build a stone retaining wall in front of our home. In the end it was much more than a retaining wall, it was more like a piece of art! Joel was great. He was easy to work with, incredibly dependable, listened to all of our wishes and delivered on all fronts. I was worried it would take weeks to complete the project but Joel finished it as promised within one week. The mixed natural stone he used matched the house perfectly and since it was installed we have had numerous compliments on how beautiful it is. I would highly recommend English Stone for any landscaping or stone work. more

5 stars 3/10/2011

Joel found just the right stones for our wall that matched the stone work on the front of our house. He made recommendations that were very helpful to the success of our entire project — two paved sidewalks and a front patio. He showed up whenever he said he would, finished the project promptly and cleaned up all the mess. We are very happy with the results and especially enjoy that beautifully crafted wall. more
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English Stone

Owner Message
  • We are a family of stone masons that worked in Massachusetts and Connecticut form 1985-1997. We moved to Minnesota in 1997 and have brought new styles and stone looks to the Twin Cities area. With English Stone LLC you have two generations of stone mason perfection at your service.  


    We are retaining wall builders; we build all types of stone walls. We are also stone patio builders. We use the best patio construction methods in the industry. English Stone combines two families of stonemason professionals into one professional stone mason company. Need Stone Step repair? We Repair all types of stone and brick steps. We can also design your landscape around our stone walls and patios and walkways. Custom stone fireplaces are also a specialty of English Stone.  We are recognized by many landscape designers and landscape architects as one of the most artistic and structurally consistent stone veneer and indoor and outdoor fireplace builders. Constructing unique natural stone pillars and mailboxes is right in our wheelhouse.  Let us design a unique stone blend for your next stone project. Out stone workers are the very best in Minnesota. Most of our projects are in Minneapolis,St. Louis Park,Golden Valley,Minnetonka,Excelsior,Wayzata,Eden Prairies,Bloomington,Chanhassen,Chaska,Shakopee,Savage,Prior Lake,Hopkins,Edina,and other south west neighborhoods of Minneapolis,Minnesota. However,we also work quite a bit in St. Paul,Plymouth,Maple Grove,Orono,Deephaven and all around Lake Minnetonka. We travel within a 50 mile radius of Minneapolis to bring our premium stone work to our customers. Stone setting is our passion and we are the best stone setters in Minnesota.  We look forward to the opportunity to work on your next landscape,home building or yard accent stone project.  Also things we love to do: Paver patios,all types of brick work,Driveway construction,Walkways,waterfalls,stone edging,stone pillars,tuck pointing and brick repair,house mortar repair,and anything in the stone or brick mason field,in your yard or on or in your house. Have a cracked or broken brick or stone walkway or steps. This can be repaired to match the existing stone or brick. We can cut our any stone or brick and replace to look like new. Pool deck coping cracked? We can fix your pool deck. We tuck point and grind out loose mortar joints as well. From landscape design to a simple stone mailbox construction,we can do any aspect of stone or brick mason construction int he Twin Cities,Minneapolis,St. Paul Area. We the best customer service in the landscape,masonry,design industry. You home build or yard is our responsibility once you hire use to work for you. Building with stone and building with brick is our passion. Your home is important to us. From the walk to the front steps to the backyard patio to the retaining wall along our front sidewalk,we want to make sure that everything is built and engineered to code and that it looks like a piece of art. True artwork on your residence. This is our quality statement.    

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