Custom natural stone and bluestone features such as patios, stairs, walkways, and walls are a Vermont tradition.
Kiefer Brothers specializes in this custom stonework, and can help you make the most of your property.
The key to effective stonework is a feature that is visually appealing and that serves the purpose for which it was intended.
Our decades of experience working with stone means that your feature will be useful and attractive, while remaining sturdy with proper drainage!
Each of the types of features listed has pictures in the gallery, so examples can be found there.
A great feature to add to your property are stairs made from natural stone. Stone stairs are not only visually appealing, but extremely useful.
Stairs are particularly useful when used on a hill that is walked regularly, or if there is a stone wall that needs a transition.
Natural stone walls are another type of feature that are not only visually appealing, but extremely useful. Stone walls can be used as a solution for many
property needs. Retaining walls can be used to prevent long-term errosion on a hillside, or to make a raised flower bed on a hillside. In addition to
walls that are useful, walls can be made simply as a visual enhancement. Double-sided walls are an example of an asthetic type of wall.
Over time we have found that stone walls attract people to walk on them. What distinguishes Kiefer Bros stone walls from others is a strong foundation, with
cap stones large enough to withstand the wear and tear that the wall attracts.
Stone walkways provide a level and appealing surface for areas with high foot traffic on your property. Make the trip from your driveway to your door easy and
appealing! Welcome and direct guests to the proper entrance to your house! Walkways are flexible in that they can be made from an assortment of materials that include
natural stone, bluestone, bricks, pavers. Check out examples in the gallery!
Patios provide an outdoor lounging area on your property. To make the most of your property during the summer, a patio is a nice place to read, eat, or just
hang out to enjoy your flower beds or other yard features. Like walkways, patios are flexible in that they can be made from an
assortment of materials that include natural stone, bluestone, bricks, pavers.
A nice way to accentuate a flower bed or stand-alone tree is with a planter. In addition to being visually appealing, planters hold in nutrient rich materials
and moisture to help your tree or bed flourish. Planters can be made from a variety of materials, not only stone.
Boulders are a great way to tie together feature combinations, and are also great as a stand-alone feature in a flower bed or around your driveway. We take time to select
the most appealing face, and partially bury the boulder to make it look as if it had been there for a long time.