2017 - Thin Veneer

One of most exciting developments of 2017 for Phenix was the introduction of our Thin Veneer product. We have been offering a full-depth option for some time and are thrilled to finally be able to offer a thin option as well. Our Missouri limestone is a classic, beautiful, and hardy choice for your home or commercial building. Many historic homes in the area feature the Carthage style building stone (especially in the Phelps Grove/University Heights neighborhoods). The thin veneer is a great option for matching that historical look, but in a more cost efficient way. Thin veneer uses less material than the full-depth stone and also requires less labor to apply. 

Nothing compares to real stone, especially local stone quarried less than an hour from your job site. The thin veneer is perfectly suited to outdoor use, as seen below, but is also a distinguished choice for interior use as well. 

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Cut to an average thickness of 1 1/8” +/- with a weight of 15 psf or less.

We will have some display boards and more information about our Thin Veneer at the upcoming Springfield HBA Home show at the end of January. Plan to stop by the Phenix booth!

2017 - Professional Tours

2017 saw a lot of renewed local interest in Phenix and how the stone is produced. We had the opportunity to lead tours for several area professional groups including the Springfield Contractors Association and a new fabrication partner of ours, Solid Surface Designs from Billings. We love working with groups like this because is gives us a unique chance to educate builders, designers, architects, and fabricators about what makes Phenix so special. How many times do you get to recommend a product to a customer where you can say you've seen it's origin from pit to fabrication to install?

Along with these tours we sometimes offer a presentation about the material that covers its history, geological specifications, and primary uses. This presentation can be used to gain Continuing Education credits.

If your staff or group is interested in setting up a tour and/or CE presentation for 2018, let us know and we'd be glad to work with you.

2017 - Trail of Honor

One project we were particularly glad to be a part of this year was the Trail of Honor - a partnership between the Ozarks Greenway and Missouri Veterans Cemetery.  The dedication ceremony took place this October.

A special new one-mile trail section called the Trail of Honor is now open, meandering along the banks of the beautiful James River and through the edge of the Missouri Veterans Cemetery! This unprecedented trail segment is made possible by a partnership between the Missouri Veterans Commission, C.W. Titus Foundation, and Ozark Greenways donors. We invite you to travel through this landscape with respectful reflection in honor of our country’s veterans.
— Ozarks Greenways

The trail head is flanked by large pieces of Phenix stone - representing the dedication and service of our veterans. Along the length of the trail are Phenix benches featuring the seal of each of the military branches. 

2017 - Residences

This year we had the opportunity to be a part of many unique and interesting commercial and public building projects, some of which we'll be showcasing here soon, but much of our business continued to be our valued residential clients. 2017's residential projects ran the gamut from the simplest of vanities to sculptural elements that could only be designed by Phenix's own Freddie Flores. The versatility of our stone means that we get to work in a wide variety of applications, both interior and exterior - polished marble and dimensional stone.

These are of course only a small sampling of the beautiful homes we worked on this year. Have an idea for a project for your home for 2018? Let us know!