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Architectural Stone Elements just finished their 5th project with me and I could not be happier. They continuously have gone above and beyond for me and the finished product is simply gorgeous! From the very beginning I feel informed to make the right material choice to fit my budget and am continuously updated on lead times and progress. The staff is equally wonderful; Rosie and Jose are truly a joy to work with. I get so many compliments on their work and will continue to sing their praises!
Thanks so much!

Kimberly F. Chandler, AZ

We recently had the pleasure of working with Jose at Architectural Stone Elements. We had been working with another supplier for a month or so on design and concepts and decided to bring in Architectural Stone Elements as a second bid.
Architectural Stone Elements quickly understood and provided fireplace mantel surround designs that we were looking for, not to mention that their price estimate was 30% below the other competitor.
We decided to proceed with Architectural Stone Elements and were promised an 8 week delivery time which Architectural Stone Elements delivered and installed two weeks early (which was great).
The installers were very professional and clean. One of the surround pieces was well in excess of a 1,000 lbs and after the installation was complete, our home was left immaculately clean with a great new fireplace surround in place.
We could not have been happier with our decision to use Architectural Stone Elements.

Rob R - Peoria, AZ

I am happier with my new stonework - my front door and two windows are surrounded by gorgeous carved cantera stone - so gracefully carved and installed so well it looks as though it was always a part of my home - although my house was built nearly 30 yrs. ago. The designer, Jose was so helpful and gracious to work with and the installers were so careful -wonderful job - and very clean and neat - didn't leave any mess at all.
I recommend them to everyone.

Charlotte H. - Scottsdale, AZ

My husband and I moved to Phoenix from Colorado in early July 2014. We found a home quickly, loved its "bones", but knew it had to have major renovations inside to bring it to our style. Early in the reno- process, our realtor/friend knew that we wanted a European style fireplace to complement our French Country décor (this has actually been my dream for 20 years!!!) So, he suggested we check into Architectural Stone Elements. The same morning he gave us this lead, we went to meet with Jose Villa @ ASE. He spent the major part of his morning getting to know us, our style, and our taste and showing us possibilities for our fireplace. We settled on one and sealed the deal with Jose. A few weeks later, our chosen design was ready for installation, after being expertly hand-carved in Mexico. Jose's team of installers came to our house and, piece by beautiful piece, my dream fireplace took shape. It is magnificent, and is the showpiece of our new home from every vantage point, starting at the front door!!! This is the best Christmas gift ever! Jose and his wife, Rosie, are wonderful people -- we are so thankful we had the opportunity to work with them and get to know them. And, Jose's whole team were absolute professionals! My husband and I couldn't be happier with our beautiful fireplace. We've already referred Architectural Stone Elements to a neighbor/new friend, and now she is looking forward with great anticipation to her one of a kind fireplace. Thank you Jose and Rosie for our wonderful custom-built fireplace and for the delight of doing business with you!

Gratefully, Gwen and Fred Johnson – Cave Creek, AZ

Last year as I entertained the idea of putting a fireplace into my home, I had the unique and amazing pleasure of watching all my expectations surpassed beyond measure as I transitioned what was once an ordinary built in entertainment unit into the most spectacular and beautiful fireplace of my dreams. I shopped multiple locations in the Phoenix area and spent endless hours searching the web for just the right Cantera look before finally making the over 50 mile drive to Architectural Stone Elements.
Upon my arrival I was most professionally greeted by Jose Villa and as we walked and spoke he was keenly aware of just the right piece for me. After directing me to the beginning of what would soon be my finished piece, we went inside and he began to sketch for me all that I couldn't put to paper myself. We settled on what I considered to be absolutely phenomenal pricing and I nearly floated the cloud nine I was riding the entire 50 miles back home. Certain aspects of Jose's design had to be quarried first but all pieces arrived in a completely reasonable amount of time and were installed with the utmost care and concern for detail and perfection.
By word of mouth, I have shared Jose's and Architectural Stone Elements name with everyone I know. There is not another source I'd ever consider for my Cantera needs. In fact I am in the midst of my 2nd project with Jose as we're designing a fountain for my front yard.

Kristine Barber – Gilbert, AZ

Living with a gorgeous view of Camelback Mountain my husband and I recently remodeled our entire backyard, pool, fireplaces and barbeque. We contacted Jose Villa to transform our fireplace and barbeque with a beautiful carved stone elements.
The result was fantastic and we now have a completely updated backyard that we are very happy with. Jose and his staff were unsurpassed in the quality he provided as well as a friendly and professional approach to the project. Jose lives as an honest businessman and has integrity you can trust. He will work with you and complete the vision until you are completely satisfied. I would highly recommend Architectural Stone.
Elements for door surrounds as well. He is now going to transform the front of our house with a beautiful Cantera Door with stone surround. I am so excited and continue to give Jose Villa all of my future business on enhancing my house with stone elements.

Bonnie P. – Scottsdale, AZ

Recently we decided to have our fireplace redone with this company and the end result is nothing short of AMAZING! They have high quality materials and an amazing selection, which made choosing them for the job easy but choosing a product difficult! :) They are very reasonably priced and extremely professional. They showed up to the job EARLY and finished the job EARLY - how often can you say that about a company? They genuinely love what they do and it shows. With highly skilled workers, the craftsmanship cannot be beat. And, to top it all off, they were extremely clean. My house looked exactly the same as when they entered it the first day, which means a lot to me because that's the one thing I dread about home improvements - the cleanup. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking to add any type of stone product to their home. You will not be disappointed!

Heather S. – Phoenix, AZ

They have a great collection of limestone fireplace mantle. They are very easy to deal with. They are quick. Got our fireplace installed within days of getting it. They made sure that my wife and I are happy. Great costumer service. I recommend them to everyone.

Dorin P. - Mesa, AZ

My wife and I found Architectural Stone Elements to be extremely easy and forthright to work with. They provided a detailed cad drawing with all the dimensions and materials. Once you approve the drawing you settle on the price, they tell you when to expect delivery and installation of the materials. This is a very simple and detailed process. They provide very high quality craftsmanship.

Jerry P. - Scottsdale, AZ