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About Wake Stone Corporation

At Wake Stone Corporation, our quality stone products and personalized customer service have kept our faithful customers coming back for almost half a century. Whether you’re paving a highway, constructing a major subdivision or simply repairing your driveway, we’re your local source for high quality, consistent stone products.

Wake Stone Corporation is a family mining business with a nearly 50-year track record of environmental stewardship, regulatory compliance and safety operating four quarries in North Carolina and one in South Carolina. To work at Wake Stone is to be part of a family that cares deeply for each other, our customers, the environment and the communities where we work and live. Our 150 dedicated employees have helped maintain the family atmosphere that goes back to our roots.

Our Story


Continued Growth

The years since 1970 have been marked by steady and controlled growth for Wake Stone. This approach has allowed Wake Stone to remain lean and efficient. By designing and building all of its operations in-house, Wake Stone has provided continuing job opportunities for its employees and wisely managed its expenses. The average Wake Stone employee has been with the company for 15 years. They have helped maintain the family atmosphere that goes back to the beginning. With their continued support, a strong customer base, ample stone reserves and the continued economic growth of the Carolinas, Wake Stone is well positioned for the next 50 years and beyond.

Mission and Values


At Wake Stone our mission is to supply the building blocks of our communities, providing superior products and personalized service for our loyal customers, while prioritizing environmental stewardship and the well-being of our dedicated employees.


Nearly 50 years ago, John Bratton founded Wake Stone Corporation on two core values: being good stewards of the land and being good neighbors. Wake Stone remains committed to these important values today.

Every decision we make is made with the surrounding community in mind, from the design of quarry entrances and offices to the placement of vegetative berms and visual buffers.

We believe being a good neighbor also means an unwavering commitment to reclamation, restoration and beautification.Thoughtful land management, careful attention to detail and incorporation of the latest technologies for environmental protection are just some of the ways Wake Stone excels at keeping the air and water clean and free of contaminants. The company has a long history of building and maintaining attractive facilities whether they are viewed from the outside or the inside. At Wake Stone, every effort is made to not only meet, but exceed the requirements of government regulations for environmental compliance and safety. It’s the Wake Stone way.


At Wake Stone, we are passionate about what we do, the communities we serve and the environment we work in.

  • Quality is consistency – Providing the highest-quality, consistent stone products for nearly 50 years.
  • Family owned and operated – Staying true to the family values and preserving the family atmosphere our company was founded on nearly 50 years ago.
  • Dedicated employees – Prioritizing employee well-being and safety, as evidenced by our average employee tenure of 15-years with the company.
  • Personalized attention to our customers – Building meaningful relationships with our loyal customers and providing personalized attention to meet their unique business needs.
  • Partners in education – Hosting roughly 2,000 students annually for educational tours of Wake Stone quarries provided by knowledgeable company geologists and sponsoring educational opportunities for local students.
  • No job is too small – Meeting the needs of customers, both large and small, whether they are constructing a major subdivision or simply repairing a driveway.