After ten years’ experience in architects' specifications Gareth Davies took the plunge, launching GD Stones in 2007.
Office-fitout was the company’s crucible – a notoriously cut-throat market in which everyone, clients included, knows their stuff. A baptism by fire.
And the best possible training...because the team’s immersion in rigorous technical assessments for high-end clients like JPMorgan turned GD Stones into rivals of the industry's most established heavyweights.
Our revival of forgotten quarries and promotion of new ones give our clients often exclusive access to rare, sought-after materials. We've travelled to factories and quarries all over the world, getting to know owners who now give us the best of their best - stones of unrivalled quality that enable us to compete with the most established heavyweights.
We know our stones inside out.
Every fossil-fragment, every vein.
Whether it's logistics or quality control, we hold ourselves to the highest standard throughout the packing, importing, cutting and finishing. And whilst we could rely solely on technical data from suppliers, we prefer to go full belt-and-braces by enlisting the UK's top testing houses. In an unpredictable business, we have all your bases covered.
Undaunted by even the most exacting brief, we search until we find the perfect stone.
We're tenacious, with you for the duration. So when a project has wrapped up and the site is semi-deserted, GD Stones will be there - on hand to iron out any wrinkles. It's how we sealed our reputation as the faithful straight-talking underdog.