Portland Area Stone Fabricator and Stone Supplier
Honesty – Integrity – Pride
Founded by John (Jack) Wiley, Stone Center is a 3rd generation company that began supplying and installing building stone and flagstone in the early 1950s. Over the years, they expanded to include cut and polished hearths and mantles into Stone Center projects, eventually moving entirely into custom dimensional stone applications.
John’s grandson, Tim, took over operations in 1985 and has overseen everything from sales to cutting, polishing and installation at Stone Center. With 30 years in the stonework industry, Tim Wiley is a Certified Stone Inspector, Stone Forensics Expert and has been a member of the Marble Institute of America since 1984.
Community-minded and environmentally aware
Stone Center recirculates water for the stone cutting process to reduce consumption and donates remnant materials to the Portland Rebuilding Center. Small scraps are taken to a recycling center to be processed into gravel.
Stone Center is a proud member of the following organizations:
Oregon Remodelers Association
Home Builders Association of Metro Portland
Marble Institute of America
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Northwest Society of Interior Design
Building Industry Association
The Stone Center Family
Tim Wiley: CEO, Certified Stone Inspector and Consultant
Tim is the third generation in this family business. He started working in the stone industry over 33 years ago, back when his father owned the company. He started out in the shop polishing tile edges. He worked his way up the ranks, and when his dad closed shop a few years later, took over the business and everything involved, from sales to cutting, polishing, and installation. At the time, Stone Center was one of only three stone fabrication shops in Portland. The industry has grown significantly since then and Stone Center, Inc. along with it. Tim really has done it all. He is an expert in the field, and is upfront and honest about his work. With his many years of experience dealing with all types of materials and situations, he is the one we go to for solutions and new ideas. He lives by one of his mottos: “never be afraid to try something that you have not done,” and is always up for the challenge of turning your dream into a reality.
Tim is also a Certified Stone Inspector and Consultant. He is available for inspecting tile and stone installations that have issues. Additionally, he is available for design consultation before a project begins.
Dale Blocker: Sales, Estimating, Customer Service
Dale has over 17 years of experience in the stone business. As a member of our sales team, his knowledge of natural and manufactured stone materials is at your disposal. His desire to “be a positive influence in the lives of people I encounter on a daily basis” means that he will do everything he can to help you in your quest for the perfect stone project, be it a kitchen counter, or a custom crafted fireplace.
Sam Dentler: Production Manager
Sam has spent a lifetime building and fixing things, from cars to houses; he’s done it all. He’s been with the Stone Center for 15 years and is truly a master of stone. Once you have decided upon a project and are under contract Sam will be your point of contact. He will coordinate measuring and templating through to successful completion. Throughout the process, if there’s anything you require, he will be your man. Communication is his cornerstone, anything you need the team to know or details you believe to be relevant simply relay them to Sam and he will ensure your vision is achieved.
Elroy McNealy: Head Sawyer
If you’re looking for a remnant, Elroy can tell you if we have that stone in stock, and what it’s best suited for. Once we’ve come and measured for the job, Elroy will call you in for a viewing so you can see exactly how your project will lay out on the stone. He’ll work with you to make sure the joints are in just the right spot. He’s a master with the saw and his attention to detail ensures that the layout and cut job are the first steps to a beautiful design. Proper cutting ensures things like book matched seams, an important detail that gives your project that extra wow factor.
Edgar Rivas: Lead Foreman
Edgar is truly a master craftsman. He has been with us for over 25 years and has a total of more than 33 years of experience in the stone industry. He draws from years of experience to create your design in the best way possible, molding solid stone into a work of art. The words he lives by are “learn as much as you can, don’t harbor bad habits, and stand by the decisions you make”.
Zoe Hall: Accountant
Zoe is a seasoned accountant with over 30 years in the business, 22 of those years working in the construction industry. She’s been with us for ten years now. Her persistence and excellent organizational skills, combined with her spunk and wacky sense of humor make her a valued member of our office team. Her advice: “remember to laugh at yourself.”
Bill Weems: Waterjet Technician
Bill is our waterjet master. He has over 17 years of experience in fabrication, production, quality control, and CNC equipment operation, with more than three years working with waterjet machines specifically. He’s skilled in all areas of production from design to the actual cutting and is ready to help you take your ideas to the next level. His quote: “Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”