About Stone Soup

Concrete is an essential part of our world. Modernity wouldn't be so without it. At Stone Soup, we are bringing concrete in from the cold. Fusing metal and stone, structural strength with a tactile softness, the concrete we make can cement disparate elements into fully human and humane design.

At Stone Soup, we welcome the diversity of work that comes our way. We celebrate the collaboration each job implies. Every day is different, every project unique. We are capable of working out the finest details of an object's design and then producing it to exacting specifications. Every project has possibility, both increasing the range of things we can provide and skilled professionals we can connect with. We view the nature of our work as essentially collaborative and alchemic.

Located in the heart of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley, Stone Soup Concrete serves all of New England, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, as well as New York, New Jersey, and parts of Pennsylvania.

News From Stone Soup

Duraamen Installers Edge Workshop with Bob Harris

We're happy to be hosting the next Installers Edge Workshop with instructor Bob Harris!

 

The Installers Edge Workshop, presented by Düraamen, is your exclusive access to expert training for working with decorative concrete and industrial flooring products. Installers Edge Workshops deliver best practices, sound methodologies and key lessons from real world projects - all designed to give you the edge over your competition.

Our next training program, hosted by Duraamen of New England, will feature acclaimed Decorative Concrete expert Bob Harris. Join Bob for his personal brand of world-class training March 23-25 in Easthampton, MA.

Bob Harris is President of the Decorative Concrete Institute. A noted author and speaker, Bob has partnered with Duraamen's Installers Edge Workshops to raise the bar for architectural concrete training.

The Installers Edge Workshop focuses on both decorative concrete and industrial flooring products. Training includes techniques for applying Duraamen's Päram line of self-leveling concrete products, our Lümiere Metallic Epoxy flooring system, and Duraamen's exclusive, easy-to-use Skraffino, the fastest installing skim coat overlay on the market!

No other workshop series offers this level of knowledge and benefits - or the personal insights of Industry leader Bob Harris.

Key Benefits

  • Hands-on training from Industry Experts
  • Business development tools, Marketing Collateral – Brochures and Samples
  • Preferred pricing on products
  • Priority technical support
  • Leads to bid on commercial projects

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From Haiti To Haiti, With Determination

re-published from Prosperity Candle

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On January 12th, 2010 a powerful earthquake struck Haiti, taking 230,000 lives, injuring 300,000 and displacing over 1.5 million. Six years later, families and the country are still struggling to recover.

Here at Prosperity Candle, and for the thousands of people who have volunteered to save and help rebuild lives there, the devastation that befell this Caribbean country just a few hours’ flight from Miami is much more than images. We’ve worked in Haiti both before and after the earthquake.

So when Prosperity Candle was ready to expand to a new country to support women artisans and entrepreneurs, we knew it would be Haiti. Beyond donations, we wanted to reach out to help Haitians build a brighter future in the way our social enterprise was created to to do. Together with our sister nonprofit, Prosperity Catalyst, we went there and invested in a women-owned candle enterprise.

Three years later, we are continuing that effort with something new and entirely unique.

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Concrete candle holders made with rubble from the 2010 earthquake, symbolizing light from darkness and a brighter future ahead. Designed and individually handcrafted in partnership with Stone Soup Concrete, 10% of proceeds are donated to support women entrepreneurs and civic leaders in Haiti.

But today  through January 12, 2016 we are donating 100% of the proceeds.

 

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Already these candles reside in homes from London to LA, given as unique and meaningful gifts this past holiday. The response has been incredible. Each begins with large blocks of concrete we handle with respect and awareness of the lives lost, and determination to help those still in need.

Turning these blocks into smooth candle holders is a slow process done entirely by hand from start to finish.  No two pieces are exactly the same due to the material we receive. Each arrives in with a story card and matchbox with inspirational quote. You can view the Haiti Rubble Series in our Limited Edition Collection.

 

If you are interested in supporting Haitian women more directly, we encourage you to visit Prosperity Catalyst, a Boston-based nonprofit that incubates and launches women-led businesses in distressed regions, creating opportunities for women to achieve economic empowerment. Its vision is  a world where all women have the opportunity, capacity and support to become powerful catalysts for social and economic chang

 

Thank you. Together we can – and will – create a brighter future for all.

 

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