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Rugo was involved in the preconstruction services and helped the Owner and designer select the proper type of Calacatta Gold, the material chosen was an exceptional fine veined variety of Calacatta Gold. This type of marble, was only 5% of the quarry output, and so the quality control was very involved and included the below steps

The process of procuring the proper marble started with trips to Carrara Italy to the quarry. Rugo, our fabricator, and the design consultant worked for days to select the appropriate blocks, four visits over 9 months were made to choose just the proper blocks. Once the blocks were slabbed, each block was honed or polished. Each slab was displayed for the designer to weigh in on the permissible locations within each slab, so the fabricator had clear instructions on the areas to avoid during fabrication. Finally, once the slabs were approved, the entire floor and wall area was dry set at the factory for final blending and inspection by the designer. There were three dry set inspections to approve the material.

This project involved extensive field measuring and detailed shop drawings eliminated costly field cutting. Once the stone arrived, Rugo worked diligently at night to install the stone in the lobby in a phased approach, so that the tenant’s access was not compromised.

The result has received high praise from the Owner and the designer for the exact alignments and superb display of beautiful fine vein uniform Calacatta Gold marble. This is a very uniform and rare example of Calacatta Gold.

Location: Tysons Corner, VA
Completion: 2015
Owner: Vornado Realty Trust
Architect: Perkins + Will, design consultant Mr Grzgorz Kosmal
General Contractor: Structure Tone, Inc
14,000 sqft
Services: Design, fabricate, and install marble lobby

From Our Clients:

“What a great experience! Every interaction from the first visit to the final inspection was professional and service oriented. They took the time to help us find the perfect stone and then had an installation team that was extremely detail-oriented and friendly. I know they do larger projects than ours but they made us feel very appreciated. Thank you to Brett Rugo, Sam Arcot and the rest of the team!  We would most certainly use and recommend you again!!”

“Your mason was an artist and a master craftsman! Wow — he really did an amazing job on our challenging project!”

“When I was a little boy, my parents and grandparents taught me five principles: Honor, Dignity, Respect, Integrity, and Passion. Very very few have all five. My dear friend Brett not only has those qualities and values––he defines them.”

“One of the things that impressed me so much about Brett, his meticulousness, his desire, his passion to do it right the first time.”

“I know how meticulous [Brett] is in his craftsmanship. That’s really a dying art, not just in the stone business, or my business, but throughout the construction industry.”

“I think Brett is the most knowledgeable guy that I know in the stone business and is extremely passionate about the stone industry. He’s taught me a great deal––by taking me to stone quarries, explaining everything from installation to fabrication. He’s just been a walking book of knowledge on stone.”

“With Rugo Stone and with Brett Rugo, you’ll have someone who is reliable, thorough, dedicated, efficient, and will work to perfection. He will not stop until everything is done the way it’s supposed to be done. Brett is one of those individuals who, whenever you ask for something, he comes through on it, and he is willing and able to please.”

“Brett is a driven individual, and so therefore, he has wanted to make sure that everything he does is done just right.”

“Brett has thankfully achieved a great name for himself and for his company, and he is known for his quality, craftsmanship work, that no matter where he goes, no matter what he does, it’s going to be done to perfection.”

“We can judge the tree by the fruit it bears, and this holds true for Rugo Stone. The work speaks for itself, and it is pretty exceptional. The entire organization has a real commitment to quality, from the shop drawings, to engineering, material sourcing, fabrication, and then installation, and that commitment is reflected in the end result.”

Driven by Passion. Dedicated to Excellence.

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