Having been in business for over 35 years, Behringer Stone Company has a very large portfolio of stone projects. The picture links on this page contain only a few samples which will help you find the stone product and style for your project.

In the first link, you can find a very large estate that features traditional stone masorny but with contemporary design. You will see walls more than six inches thick, towering chimneys, and beautiful stone walkways made from "flagstone." While very few can afford a project as grand as this Chapel Hill Mansion, smaller stone products are available using the same style.

Restoration work makes up a substantial portion of Behringer Stone's business, and no other stone mason in the area has as many years of experience matching repairs or additions to older stonework. There is also an example of using mortar dye, a technique that can further accent the beauty of stonework.

The third provides contrasting examples of non-traditional faux veneer and thin, stucco-type fascades with traditional thick stonework as well as free-standing stone signs. While some of these are residential projects, most fabricated, veneer, and entrance signs are commercial work.

The last link shows some of Behringer Stone's municipal and subdivision sign work. You can see there how a relatively simple stone marker adds beauty, character, and a sense of importance to a township, historic area, or subdivision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Britt Estate - traditional thick-wall masonry with chimneys and flagstone walkways

wide flagstone steps that follow the landscape grade stone entrance gate with sandblasted name in the center of gabled stone wall picture window coming out of stone walls of the main house above stone columns flagstone walkway in front of house with stone curbing on each side 50 foot stone chimney rising above stone walls of the garage adjacent to flagstone patio flagstone patio surrounded by short stone walls and larger walls of the garage and main house landscape view of the stone home from below

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Traditional Churches and Historic Buildings

Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church

50 foot traditional stone bell tower matching the older original stone building 50 foot stone bell tower from another angle

This stone bell tower on Kaplan Drive in Raleigh is the tallest of Behringer Stone landmarks. It is an impressive example of traditional stone construction using thick walls and inner structural reinforcement. Though built much later than the original stone church building, the color and patterns of the tower are nearly identical to that of the older stucture.

Capehart/Crocker House

historic Capehart Croker House in Raleigh, North Carolina with stone arches and stone foundation supports accented with red mortar joints historic Capehart Croker House in Raleigh, North Carloina with stone arches and stone foundation supports accented with red mortar joints from angle

The Capehart/Crocker House is a very unique historic landmark in downtown Raleigh. Originally built in 1898 as a private residence, it was later converted to apartments and then bought by the state of North Carolina. In 1979, the state had the house moved. Jeff Behringer and a former business associate collaborated on the stone portion of the move. The stones were numbered, removed, and then re-placed in the same positions in which they had originally been. A distinct feature of this particular stonework is the red mortar that was used around the white/grey granite of the columns and arches.

Historic Raleigh Homes

historic district stone house in downtown Raleigh built and restored using Wake County building stone historic district stone house in downtown Raleigh built and restored using Wake County building stone from side

Many of the historic homes and stone landmarks in Raleigh were built using stone from the Triangle area. Houses like this one in Historic Oakwood have the distinct look of brown granite, known as Wake County Building Stone. When Jeff Behringer began his career in stone masonry, this particular stone had to be extracted from the quarry using hand-driven steel drills, sledge hammers, and dynamite. One project for which Jeff Behringer quarried the stones using this method can be found at Moore Square in Raleigh.

stone styles and end products

Artificial Veneer: Cameron Village

A close look at these columns at Cameron Village in Raleigh reveals that the "stone" is actually molded concrete that resembles stone. The benefit of using this material is that it is easier to fit together than natural stone. Many varieties of artificial stone are available, and in many cases, the end result is as appealing as natural stone.


artificial stone veneer used to build stone columns outside stores at Cameron Village in Raleigh, North Carolina artificial stone veneer used to build stone columns outside other stores at Cameron Village in Raleigh, North Carolina
natural stone veneer

A large portion of Behringer Stone Company's residential work has been fascades on house fronts. The two examples below are different styles of fascade work on newly built homes. The first shows a style in which large rock faces are surrounded by thin horizontally stacked stones. These walls are up to six inches thick and show no mortar joints. The other project features thin veneer (maximum three inches). To secure these thin stones, a wire lath is first nailed into the house's wood frame and is then covered in a mortar scratch coat. The stones are then stuck to the wall using a rich mortar mixture and surround with mortar joints.


natural stone veneer using traiditional thick-wall stone masonry natural stone veneer using non-traditional stucco-type stone and a masonry method developed by Jeff Behringer in the 1990s
free-standing signs

Municipal, public park, residential communty signs, and private entrance gates completed by Behringer Stone Company can be found throughout the Triangle area. The pictures below are show two styles among very many, more of which can be found on below. Nothing accentuates the beauty of a park, neighborhood, or landscape quite like stone, and designing a stone entry-way can add an owner's distinct, personal touch to a property.


stone sign at entrance to Falls Lake recreation area in Raleigh, North Carolina stone sign and marker for historic district in Garner, North Carolina
traditional and thick-wall

Since ancient times, stone has been used to build lasting, sometimes formidable structures. Concrete and mortar have made the extremely thick walls of ancient times unnecessary, but the traiditional style of at least six-inch thick walls is still used in restoration work and in some new homes. A contemporary example of this style can be seen in the Britt Estates photos, while some of Behringer Stone's restoration work can be seen in the historic homes and churches section.


picture window coming out of stone walls of the main house above stone columns historic district stone house in downtown Raleigh built and restored using Wake County building stone from side
fireplaces and chimneys

Stone is the perfect material to add earthiness to one's abode. At one time the primary source of warmth, center for cooking, and source of night-time light in a home, now stone fireplaces can be used to center a room and add character, while a chimney contributes beauty and stability to a home's outward appearance.


stone fireplace built with stone veneer inside a private home fireplace built with stone in a style that places a few stones upright and all surrounding stones flat and horizontal natural stone fireplace with wood mantle made in traditional masonry style
flagstone and steps

The beauty of stone used to construct patios and steps cannot be matched with any other material. Unique varieties of flagstone from distant locations are also more available than ever before, and this can be seen in the Asian Blue Stone from China used in the rounded patio in the left picture. On the right, an earth-tone flagstone walkway is the perfect complement to the green landscape.


flagstone patio with square-cut stones for regular geometric pattern of this blue tinted stone from China flagstone patio in two levels built with blue tinted stones from China

Entrance Signs and Gates

Stone is a terrific way to accentuate natural beauty. In addition to providing examples of signs Behringer Stone has done in the past, there is a template at the bottom for designing a stone entry-way. This is a rough template that a customer can use to design their own or create a completely new and distinct stone marker.

Eagle Ridge Golf Community, Garner, NC

stone columns and stone planters with flowers surrounding the entrance sign to Eagle Ridge golf community in Garner, North Carolina stone columns and stone planters with flowers surrounding the entrance sign to Eagle Ridge golf community in Garner, North Carolina from side
Private Residence Gates

stone wall with security gate at a private home in Garner, North Carolina stone wall with security gate at a private home in Garner, NOrth Carolina from side
Subdivision / Apartment Community / Public Signs

stone columns and stone entrance sign border in Raleigh, North Carolina stone sign and marker for historic district in Garner, North Carolina
Design Your Own Sign

template drawing with photo samples of stonework done by Behringer Stone Masonry company and available for customized stone designs