The Nation’s Largest Manufacturer Of Cast Stone
Continental Cast Stone was established in 1986 in Kansas City, Missouri, under the company’s original name, Terra Cotta & Cast Stone. The mission, then and now, is to fill the market need for a stone product that looks like and performs like natural cut stone, at a lower price. In 1996, the name was changed to Continental Cast Stone to more accurately reflect the diverse customer base spread across the entire continental United States. The company has grown to be North America’s largest manufacturer of cast stone. In 2022, the company was purchased by Marcstone, and Continental’s production environment was moved to Minnesota.
What is Cast Stone?
Cast Stone is a highly refined architectural precast concrete building stone manufactured to simulate natural cut stone. One of the oldest known types of concrete, it is the most aesthetically refined form of concrete known today. Cast Stone is used as a masonry product to provide architectural trim, ornamentation or functional features on buildings and other structures. The earliest known use of Cast Stone was in the year 1138. The product was first used extensively in London in 1900 and in America around 1920. The Cast Stone Institute was incorporated in 1927. Since the early 1920’s, Cast Stone has earned widespread acceptance in the architectural community as a suitable replacement for many masonry materials and for all types of natural cut building stones.