1985 to present
of combined experience.
Steve Homola moves to the Twin Cities from Southwest Washington state and after a short period of other contract mason opportunities, Homola Masonry is born.
The world sees a decrease in the all-masonry fireplace as a common feature in the typical home; the 'Stonwerk' name is born. Stonwerk's attention is focused on the almost-forgotten art of stone masonry, which had been all but eliminated in the modern world and in the Twin Cities region.
Stonwerk moves its shop and office from Mound to Watertown. Stonfab, A sister company is spawned, and Stonfab purchases a 3-axis CNC stone router and a CNC stone wire saw to increase its on-site capability and service. Stonwerk begins using project and business management software to improve client and employee communication and officially becomes a 4th generation family business.
We opened the Stonwerk Design Center inside of the iconic International Market Square, Minneapolis. This houses our exclusive Stone Selector Tool™️.
Helping clients choose the correct natural stone for their project has never been easier with this groundbreaking software!
Out with the old - we moved into our beautiful new headquarters in Watertown, MN. The previous facility, also in Watertown still houses Stonfab.
In what has been the biggest change in the history of Stonwerk, Steve Homola retired in December of 2021 and was replaced by his son, Reed Homola. Reed is now the sole owner of Stonwerk and Stonfab and is committed to continuing on the path his father has paved: honest, quality craftsmanship while keeping clients first.
We want to thank Steve for all he has done & congratulate him on his retirement!