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CASE STUDY

Wiley Rein, LLP

This modern, sleek tenant lobby space for a well-known law firm demanded high-quality fabrication. Rugo Stone worked closely with the design team to identify American stone materials for this project. Our company consulted on the stone selection and developed the technical specs for the project starting from the design phase.

The scope of our work involved a modern floating wraparound desk, three white marble book-matched feature walls, and several credenza tops with counter-to-ceiling height backsplashes in all the offices and office common spaces.  

The Rugo team worked closely with the stone suppliers to source slabs with the right color, veining, and range desired by the architect. We submitted stone shop drawings and several slab layout options to communicate the possibilities for book-matching the feature wall panels. Once the slab layouts were approved, the slabs were carefully cut to achieve the vein alignments as approved. Then, the stone panels were dry-laid in the shop to ensure the proper alignments, then packed and sent to the field for installation.

The reception backdrop wall is perhaps the most notable feature of this project. We fabricated a diamond book-matched wall in white marble, milled and hand polished the radial vertical “flutes.” This was an intense fabrication due to the diamond book-matched pattern since breakage could not occur with the fabrication or installation process. The stone panels were dry-laid multiple times during the fabrication to ensure alignments of the veins and the flutes. Each panel was marked with the stone number and orientation related to the wall so that the field crew could ensure the proper orientation of the panels during installation.

Location: Washington, DC
Completion Date: 2022
Owner: Wiley Rein, LLP
Architect: HYL Architecture
General Contractor: HITT Contracting, Inc.
Services Performed: Interior Walls & Countertops. Design, Consultation, Supply, CNC Fabrication and Installation
Size: 2,200 Sqft

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.”

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