BEAVER VALLEY STONE LTD

Markham,  ON 
Canada
http://www.beavervalleystone.com
  • Booth: 1360


Is it love at first site, or should you walk by again?

Beaver Valley Stone Limited, family owned and operated since 1989 has been serving the Landscape and Building Industry with Natural Stone and Precast Concrete Products for over 30 years. With a yard over 1,000,000 sqft stocked full of Natural Stone from every corner of the planet. We also stock interlocking and retaining wall systems from all major manufacturers.

We cater to architects and landscape professionals providing personal service and education.


 Press Releases

  • (Sep 12, 2019)

    Written in Stone

    Plenty has changed industry-wise since this company opened its doors 30 years ago, but Beaver Valley Stone’s core values have not.

    When Antonio (you can call him Tony) Pacitto launched Beaver Valley Stone in 1989 after working at another established stone company for more than 20 years, he had one goal in mind: offer the largest selection of the highest-quality stone products so clients could find everything they wanted without leaving the stoneyard. And believe it or not, that was an anomaly back then.

     “When I started out in this business, people didn’t do a lot of hard landscaping around their houses,” Pacitto says. “Housing prices were so out of control in the Greater Toronto Area that it got too expensive for homeowners to sell their homes, so instead they started to look for ways to expand their living spaces. People wanted to bring the inside out. They wanted outdoor BBQ dining areas, fire pits, outdoor kitchens.”

    The thing is, outdoor sectionals and lounging furniture weren’t mainstream back then, says    Pacitto’s daughter, Tania, who’s sitting with her father for our interview at the company’s head office in Markham, Ont., one of their three locations. Tania, along with her brother, Mark, and their mother, Hazel, have worked at Beaver Valley Stone either full or part time consistently for as long as they can remember (though Hazel has since happily retired). And, while homeowners found ways to expand their spaces onto back patios, they also started bringing stone indoors, explains Tino Cimone.  (FYI: Pacitto and Cimone worked together at the aforementioned stone company and Pacitto invited Cimone to join him to open Beaver Valley Stone, making them coworkers for more than 50 years.)

    “They did this by adding kitchen backsplashes, shower accents, fireplace centrepieces and even stone flooring. We pushed the industry forward and helped it grow by carrying the best and
    largest inventory and material,” Cimone says.
    “We were the biggest, most influential company in the landscaping industry a few years after
    we opened.”

    That’s not to say there were inflated egos or a few hiccups along the way. When asked for an anecdote about a project that didn’t go perfectly according to plan, manager Joe Ponte, who just celebrated his 24th year with the company (you see the common thread here when it comes to family and employees?), prompts Pacitto to share the “Brussels story.”

    “We had a customer who ordered custom Brussels block for his home at Lawrence and Bayview Avenues,” Ponte says. “Brussels block looks like regular brick but is purposely tumbled to look rustic. The only problem was that the landscaper who was hired by the customer had never heard of this new product and when he came to our yard to pick it up, he was furious. ‘How dare you try to sell me broken bricks!’ he yelled.”

    Pacitto quietly interjects with a knowing smile. “Of course, once his
    client assured him that this was indeed what he ordered, the tumbled
    Brussels block, all went well after that.”

     What really went well for Pacitto was this: He had a strong (and correct) conviction that would literally change the way people designed their homes in the future. “He encouraged people to mix natural stone in with other products. This was revolutionary,” says Tania. “Landscapers and designers were like, ‘What do you mean? You can’t do that!’ and he said, ‘Yes, yes you can. You don’t have to do all or nothing; you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on all-natural. You can do a bit of both and save that way. And it will look gorgeous.’” It seems a tad obvious now but that’s one of the main reasons Pacitto is a true pioneer in the industry.

    When asked about what the next 30 years will bring, those who know him best know not to utter the word “retirement.” Suffice it to say, Pacitto will continue to be a visionary at Beaver Valley Stone, supporting not just his immediate family but his business family and friends as well, and pursue his philanthropic endeavours (of which there are many) until his stoneyard is truly full.  


 Products

  • LB Limestone
    Lb Limestone comes in a variety of different finishes, and sizes. Pavers, steps,coping and building stone are available. with its modern look it is perfect for your custom home or landscape project ....
       

  • LB Limestone is produced year-round capturing the unique design of nature’s fossils prominently displayed in our steps, pavers, banding and coping. A variety of products are available to help build inviting and functional outdoor spaces.
  • OS LImestone Coursing
    OS Limestone Coursing is available in different colors, Hope Bay, Eramosa Buff, Wiarton Brown & Grey, Senesun, Artesia, Tiger Stripe....
     

  • OS Limsestone Coursing is one of the most disiered looks for your custome built home and  building projects. 

    OS Limsestone Coursing  is available in a veriaty of diffrent colors and sizes Hope Bay, Eramosa Buff, Wiarton Brown & Grey, Senesun, Artesia, Tiger Stripe. Sawn bed - split face - 2.25",5",7.75",10.5" – 4” - random length

  • China Black Pebbles


    Size: 2" - 3" (51mm-76mm) Type: Rhyolite/Basalt

    ...
     

  • Add a classic, natural style to your landscaping with our Ornate Polished Black Pebbles.  These deep black pebbles  polished with wax* will add a bold statement to your garden bed, walk way, or  water feature. 
  • Ornate Chunks
    Natural Stone Chunks come from all over the world with it's beautiful colors and textures , available in different sizes....
     

  • Make a lasting statement in your landscaping project with the naturally-occurring colours that comes from authentic  Feature Rocks. The rugged texture of natural rock brings definition and provides the perfect contrast to the plants and flowers in your garden design. When you look deeply into a  Feature Rock, you'll discover a detailed display of elegant veins and flecks that provide a striking counterpoint to a flowerbed full of soft curves. Culled from a variety of exotic locations, these carefully-chosen stones will truly be a feature in your landscaping. 

  • Sealers and cleaners
    We have a full line of Sealers and cleaners for all your natural stone and concrete needs....
     

  • We have a full line of Sealers and cleaners for all your natural stone and concrete needs. We have the right products and knowledge to solve all your  cleaning problems. 
  • IN-Lite Landscape Lighting products
    There are many different types of lighting products available and in stock at Beaver valley Stone's two locations...
     

  • There are many different types of lighting products available and in stock at  Beaver valley Stone's two locations. 

    Come in and see them in our custome display areas. 

  • EROSAN FLAMED
    Erosan Limestone in the flamed finish come in pavers , coping and steps...
     

  • Erosan Limestone in the flamed finish come in pavers , coping and steps  
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