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Even simple planters become elegant in cast stone.

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Stone Cold Beauty

Renaissance Cast Stone Carves Artistry into Homes, Buildings

Article by Heide Brandes

Photography by Provided

Originally published in OKC City Lifestyle

Artisans creating in cast stone must have a passion for the art because it demands full attention. Just like artisans of thousands of years ago, today’s cast stone creators must go deep within their soul to tap the creativity and inspiration to carve and shape the final product.

Renaissance Cast Stone of Oklahoma City specializes in fireplace surrounds, fireplace mantels, columns and balustrade systems, exterior cast stone trim and molding, kitchen hoods, precast concrete and more. Owners Genaro and Juan Arriaga have more than 50 years of combined cast stone and construction experience.

“Cast stone products create a visual centerpiece tailored to the desires of each individual’s unique tastes. Columns and balustrade systems have long been used to enhance the architectural design with character and beauty,” Genaro says. ”Decorative cast stone trim and molding can be used to create elaborate ornamentation or sleek styling throughout your home’s interior and exterior.”

Renaissance Cast Stone has the ability to recreate, renovate and restore virtually any type of damaged or missing original plaster work, using both traditional and modern techniques.

“We are honored to be a small part of our client's dream and helping bring it to life. We do not look at it as a job but a passion,” Genaro says. “We believe we must spend time with our clients and listen to their ideas and concerns. We have to take those ideas and bring into reality.”

In addition to residential and commercial work, Renaissance works with owners of historic buildings that have suffered from damage or neglect.

“Our work is carried out in accordance with the building owner, architect of record and local landmark preservation society,” Genaro says. “Renaissance Cast Stone has the ability to recreate, renovate and restore virtually any type of damaged or missing original plaster work.”

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“Our custom mold shop is the backbone of our operation and one of the many things that separate us from the competition,” Juan says. “The combination of carpentry experience and 3D rendering software allows us to create ornate and unique pieces of cast stone for virtually any project.”

  • Renaissance Cast Stone creates stone fireplace surrounds.
  • Even simple planters become elegant in cast stone.
  • Outdoor features are ideal for Renaissance Cast Stone.
  • Cast stone artistry adds lasting beauty to homes.
  • Columns and balustrades are hallmark pieces of work for Renaissance Cast Stone.
  • Fireplaces become works of art through the artistry of Renaissance Cast Stone.

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