Ralph Petrillo Attends Stone Expo in Italy

Ralph Petrillo recently took a trip to Italy with his brother Frank, where they represented Petrillo Stone Corporation at a Stone Expo in Verona. They also met with a stone supplier during the trip, as the fabrication plant located in Mount Vernon, NY contains slabs from all over the world. Of course, the Petrillo brothers also had to make time for plenty of sight-seeing and a trip to the Vini Gamba Vineyards in Valpolicella , Italy. You can see some of Ralph’s photos from the trip below.

Ralph Petrillo Visits New 9/11 Memorial in Greenwich, CT

This week is the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and is understandably an emotional time for people across our nation. This is the time of year where we stop to remember the lives lost in those tragic attacks, as well as come together in a show of patriotism. This was especially true when our very own Ralph Petrillo visited the construction site of the new September 11th Memorial in Greenwich, CT in Cos Cob Park. On September 11, 2001, 32 people with ties to Greenwich, CT were killed. The names of these individuals have been incorporated into the…

Update on the Comcast Building Project

In this post is a photo of one of the many stones ( Deer Island Granite  ) that Petrillo Stone Corporation fabricated for the Comcast Building (formerly the G E Building). We originally described this project in an earlier blog post. In addition to fabricating the stone, we also gold leafed the carved letters and logo by hand. Ralph Petrillo was the project manager on this project. He oversaw the fabrication and gold leafing of this project, as well as made sure everything ran smoothly and on time. Although the stones were completed a few months ago, the official unveiling of…

Installing Calacatta Vagli Marble for the lobby at 90 Park Ave

To the right is a photo of Petrillo Stone Corp.’s interior marble setters installing Calacatta Vagli Marble for the lobby at 90 Park Avenue. The marble was quarried and fabricated in Carrara, Italy and supplied and installed by Petrillo Stone Corporation out of Mount Vernon, NY . Before being fabricated in Italy, the pieces were drafted and drawn by Petrillo’s draftsmen at our Mount Vernon Offices. At Petrillo Stone, we always adhere to the traditional approaches to stone masonry because that’s the way it’s done best. We use only the highest quality materials, which often means obtaining marble all the…

Petrillo Stone Creates Gold Leafing for 30 Rockefeller

30 Rockefeller Plaza was in need of stone, and they contacted Petrillo Stone Corporation to do the job. Our attention to detail and passion for the craft is what makes such iconic clients trust us with their most serious projects. As you can see in the photos below, the team at Petrillo Stone details each project by hand. We were applying gold leafing to a sample of the granite stones we’ll be supplying to 30 Rockefeller in the near future. For more on this project, visit our company blog.

285 Madison Avenue Lobby Renovation

The pictures below show the marble that Petrillo Stone Corporation installed at 285 Madison Avenue in NYC. We drafted, supplied and installed the material. Calacatta Vagli Marble was used on the walls and Jet Mist Granite on the floors.

Ponte Rotto, The Broken Bridge

Have you every heard of the Ponte Rotto, originally known as the Pons Aemilius? It’s a famous broken bridge in Rome Italy and a historical landmark in stone masonry. Check out this blog post, shared from our company site PetrilloStone.com: Originally named the Pons Aemilius, it was built in 179 B.C. and is one of the only remaining examples of Roman Republican architecture. It was constructed to connect the cattle farm on the eastern bank with Trastevere on the western bank. However, no one has been able to cross it since Christmas Eve 1598, when floods carried the eastern part…

One of my Favorite Stone Landmarks: Edinburgh Castle

Probably most professionals working in stone masonry and architecture have iconic landmarks that inspire them, and Ralph Petrillo is no exception. While whittling down to a single piece of architecture is difficult, I can say with confidence that Edinburgh Castle places fairly high on my list of favorites. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Edinburgh Castle is nestled on the historic Castle Rock in Scotland and is one of the capital’s main attractions, welcoming over one million visitors each year. Castle Rock was formed over 340 million years after a volcano eruption. For centuries, the rock was used as…

Petrillo Stone Corp Receives Award for Excellence

We’re proud to announce that Petrillo Stone was recently the recipient of an award from the US Trade & Commerce Institute. The press release below details the specifics of this honor. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Petrillo Stone Corporation receives 2013 New York Excellence Award May 19th 2014 –  Petrillo Stone Corporation has been selected for the 2013 New York Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCI). Each year the USTCI conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They…

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