Welcome to Sustainable Rock
Rochester's best source for Medina Sandstone, salvage stone, and surplus masonry materials. Find the perfect stone and add a piece of history to any project.
Rochester's Medina Sandstone Source
Quarried in nearby Medina, N.Y., this stone was highly prized for it’s aesthetic beauty, durability, and the ease with which is can be worked. It was such a popular building material, in fact, that many famous landmarks were constructed from it. Among these are the N.Y. State Capitol Building, The Brooklyn Bridge, and even Buckingham Palace.
With the rise of high quality cement, the demand for sandstone began to wane. Eventually, the quarries closed in the 1930s.
This means that if you want Medina Sandstone then it will have to be salvaged! Our sandstone was hand harvested from the streets of old Rochester. It is more than just a beautiful building material, it is a literal piece of history.
Rochester Salvage Stone
The construction industry is often focused on building something new. This could be a new house, a new commercial building, or simply a new addition. More often than not, these projects also use new materials.
These materials carry a heavy cost. Not only is there a monetary cost in creating, shipping, and using these materials but there is an energy cost as well. Many construction materials use natural elements such as stone and these must be harvested from the Earth.
This sort of energy cost is actually one of the biggest contributing factors in environmental problems. By using and reusing salvaged construction materials, you can cut down on both the monetary costs and environmental impact of your construction projects.
We are located in Rochester, NY and are always happy to answer any questions, provide quotes, or schedule a visit to our stone yard. Please feel free to contact us. We are open 5 days a week, Monday through Friday or email us anytime.