HILGARTNER has been fabricating stone since we opened in 1863 - and as of this writing we have the only Certified Apprentice program for the finishing of Marble in the U.S. In addition to our highly-trained fabrication staff, we keep a dedicated Stone Carver in-house; a contemporary fine artist with sculptures included in many private & public collections including the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Maintaining & training such skilled staff gives HILGARTNER the ability to produce top-quality Statuary, carved Architectural features such as altars, pediments & dedication plaques; as well as a full range of carved lettering applications. Learn more about our Apprenticeship Program.
In the Commercial & Institutional markets, large-quantity fabrication is often required. This type of production is most cost-effective when completed at the quarry location. For those projects, HILGARTNER maintains a full network of vendor suppliers to keep pricing competitive - and our own Fabrication Shop here in South Baltimore gives us the unique capability to change, repair or replace broken and incorrect pieces without the long wait for replacements from the original quarry. For our Commercial and Institutional clients this means we provide the rare & combined advantages of ** quarry direct costs** **local corrective fabrication** and **Marble Mason installation**, all under HILGARTNER control and performed to HILGARTNER-quality levels!!