Asheville stone mason Marc Archambault offers traditional masonry services and creates natural stone mosaics for discerning clients in the Southeast US.
About Asheville Stone Mason Marc Archambault
My name is Marc Archambault and I am a stone mason and artist based in Asheville, North Carolina. I practice traditional, old school masonry techniques and create natural stone mosaics. I started setting stone in 1997 and have steadily grown in my ability to imagine a project and implement complex designs.
My stonework balances bomber structure and graceful aesthetics. I am a strong advocate of drystone construction, preferring whenever possible to avoid using mortar or concrete. Drystone construction creates structures that are more durable and beautiful than their mortared counterparts. Working dry is also better for the environment. I am skilled with mortared work as well, and take care to choose the best methods for each project.
In addition to building with stone, I am devoted to sharing the craft with others. I have taught stonework classes and maintain an active website and stonework blog. I am a member of The Stone Foundation and the Society of American Mosaic Artists. Sustainability in stonework construction is a passion of mine and I have written and presented on this topic.
Please call or e-mail me to discuss your upcoming project or design ideas. Call (828) 337-7582 or e-mail me.
Where We work
We provide traditional masonry services in Asheville, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. We create patios and mosaics and other features, like stone benches, for discerning clients around the southeast; we have worked in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and across North Carolina. We also offer our mosaics nationwide. We will make your mosaic in our local shop and bring it to you and install it.
About the Hammerhead Crew
Hammerhead’s success and continued growth rest squarely upon the shoulders of my crew. It is the finest collection of masons I could ever have assembled. It’s not just their expert skill level, but also their commitment to high quality craftsmanship. We all share an essential restlessness, a need to try new things, to explore, to be more creative, to be more efficient.
At its best, Hammerhead works more like a band than a business- a creative collaboration of peers. The best idea wins out, regardless of the source.
Gary has been with Hammerhead the longest, almost since the beginning. He started as a helper but his talent for setting stone had him building immediately. He favors crisp lines and balanced compositions. Gary has a inquisitive mind and questions every assumption. This is an invaluable trait for Hammerhead, as we are always seeking new ways to be creative and efficient.
Fred joined Hammerhead in 2013. She and I had worked together for several years at the Unturned Stone. She was my first stone work teacher. In addition to her gifts with traditional masonry, she is an expert trail designer and builder. Her carpentry and other construction skills benefit us on many a project.
Jonathan joined in 2013 as well. Originally from Louisiana, he has a degree in painting from LSU. His gifts with color and composition show up in all his walls and patios. He is the glue guy – the member of the crew that helps stick it all together.
About Hammerhead Stoneworks
Hammerhead Stoneworks is my company, founded in spring 2009. I worked for The Unturned Stone for six years as a mason, designer, and project manager. I work in and around Asheville, but can be persuaded to go just about anywhere for the right project. Since founding Hammerhead, I have done projects in Chapel Hill, NC, Rock Hill, SC, Atlanta, GA and Gainesville, FL.
Contact Hammerhead Stoneworks: Call Marc at (828) 337-7582 or e-mail him firstname.lastname@example.org