|Gottschalk Sandstone Quarry
We are the Gottschalks. Everybody always asks us, "How did you end
up in the Ozarks? Running a flagstone quarry?". Well...here's how.
Anne and I were born in SW Wisconsin, but we moved out to Oregon to
finish up school at Oregon State. After 5 years working as a soil
scientist for the USDA, we were ready for a change.
In 2006 we bought a property with a functioning natural stone quarry in
SE Missouri surrounded by the Mark Twain National Forest. Eleven
years later, we're still here mining a beautiful vein of sandstone that
Finn hand-splits into thin veneer, patio & path pavers, retaining wall
stone, benches, steps, and ledge rock boulders for customers all over
the Midwest. Our approach is organic and minimalistic. We use no
explosives and very little fossil fuel while Finn mines in the fashion of