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EAST BERNE — With a vast selection of stone that fits every project, and the well-honed family knowledge to guide anyone through a project, the family-owned Heldeberg Bluestone has become the go-to business for mason, contractors and homeowners alike.
It’s been over 63 years since Giebitz, her husband and her father-in-law started the business. “We started with nothing and built it up,” Giebitz proudly remarked. Giebitz has shared this family business with her son, who has worked there since he graduated high school- no small amount of time for the 58-year-old.
Since then the business has lent a hand to various important projects including working on the Empire State Plaza, the Capital Building in Washington D.C. and Thacher Park, where they placed boulders for feedings areas around the park. Giebitz’s favorite project though was working on Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, where the business put coping on top of walls. The project took two years to complete, but Giebitz said, “It was a very simple job, but very rewarding.”
Today, the business is great for homeowners looking to spruce up their patio, driveway or put in a new stone fireplace. The most common project they help with are kitchen countertops, created with Heldeberg’s namesake bluestone – it’s a sure fire way to add some pop to a well loved home.
Giebitz and her son have both the resources and knowledge to help anyone looking to do a project with years of experience, and guiding advice for the layman and mason alike. All these years later, Giebitz still enjoys and appreciates her line of work saying, “[It’s] a very interesting and very clean business. Heavy, but clean.”
Located 30 minutes outside of Albany, and five minutes from the scenic Heldeberg Trail, Heldeberg Bluestone makes sure you don’t break the bank on travel or supplies, with the expert knowledge to make sure you have the tools you need to make every project a success.