Concrete is an essential part of our world. Modernity wouldn´t be so without it. At Stone Soup, we are bringing concrete in from the cold. Fusing metal and stone, structural strength with a tactile softness, the concrete we make can cement disparate elements into fully human and humane design.
At Stone Soup, we welcome the diversity of work that comes our way. We celebrate the collaboration each job implies. Every day is different, every project unique. We are capable of working out the finest details of an object´s design and then producing it to exacting specifications. Every project has possibility, both increasing the range of things we can provide and skilled professionals we can connect with. We view the nature of our work as essentially collaborative and alchemic.
Located in the heart of Massachusetts´ Pioneer Valley, Stone Soup Concrete serves all of New England, including Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, as well as New York, New Jersey, and parts of Pennsylvania.
We occupy 7,500 square feet of Easthampton´s Eastworks Building. This building is a great metaphor for the work we do. Formerly Stanley Home Products, Eastworks was an industrial anchor for the town of Easthampton. After Stanley moved its operations further afield, the old factory became a mixed-use studio building housing painters, inventors, sculptors, woodworkers, glass artists, printmakers, weavers, illustrators, bicycle and skate manufacturing, and a fine restaurant.
Stone Soup grew out of the construction company Mike Paulsen & Mike Karmody co-founded to test Mike Paulsen´s patented Task toolbelt system design in the workplace. The toolbelt system was fully modular and allowed crews to work fluidly and creatively with each other. Both Karmody & Paulsen had a keen interest in materials, and were working on structures of considerable complexity; architectural duplication of ruined steeples was one of their specialties. So they were not surprised when concrete took their interest with the force of the history it represents. Thus Stone Soup Concrete was born. The company has evolved over the years. In 2010 Greg Bossie moved from California and joined the ranks at Stone Soup with a degree in architecture and experience in a variety of construction fields. Shortly thereafter Mike Karmody opted to pursue his other interest and step away from the daily grind of owning a business, allowing Greg to fill his shoes.
Stone Soup Concrete is an environmentally and community conscious company. Our practices include purchasing nearly all of our materials locally, using recycled glass in our concrete, and reusing and re-purposing everyday materials. Visit our Sustainable Practices page to get more information about what we do to minimize our impact on the environment and our Community Contributions page for more information on what we do to support our local community organizations.