With the only State Accredited Apprenticeship Program in the United States, we manufacture everything from simple fireplace facings to ornate custom molded church altars and from a simple granite kitchen countertop to statuary. Our 3 year apprenticeship program includes not only 4 semesters of related college classes in mathematics, computer science, and architecture, but also on-the-job training under the tutelage of a Master Stone Finisher. In addition, our apprentices will be taught the basic principals of stone carving by a Master Stone Carver, shop and jobsite safety training, and will be required to obtain certification in the use of restoration mortars. When complete, if anyone can make an object in wood, a HILGARTNER Master
Stone Finisher can make it in stone!