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Nigerian Embassy

This project consists of 27,000 sqft of French limestone wall cladding, and 5,000 sqft of interior lobby flooring. The project bid was a design-assist to allow the successful subcontractor to propose stone materials types, installation methods, and scaffold and access methods. Rugo was successful in guiding the design group in the selection of the French limestone, and it’s low-stress stone anchorage system.

Rugo employed mast climber scaffolds for the entire perimeter to allow for staging of the stone crates on the platforms, to allow for an efficient method of attachment to the building structure. Rugo designed the flashing and blue Skin membranes to create a watertight barrier.

This project is an excellent example of Rugo’s ability to source competitive stone types structurally adequate for their use, and to install a blended facade in an esthetically pleasing fashion.

Location: Washington, DC
Completion: 2004
Owner: Government of Nigeria
Architect: Shalom Baranes and Associates
General Contractor: Clark Construction
32,000 sqft of French limestone
Services: Design, fabricate and install exterior French limestone cladding

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.

We lend a sophisticated aesthetic and world-class expertise to large scale and special projects. Clients include religious, civic, cultural and educational institutions, public agencies, private developers, major corporations, and individuals.