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Joel Forsberg, Owner and Master Stonemason


Joel started laying stone at the age of 10 in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  Joel is trained in the New England Style of stone masonry.  Joel is a second generation stone mason who has built hundreds of stone retaining walls, patios, steps, and walkways. He has also built dozens of indoor and outdoor fireplaces, stone kitchens, brick and stone grills, stone veneer on houses, etc.  Joel, his two brothers and his father have been building with stone and brick in Minnesota since moving here in 1997. He lives with his wife and four kids in Shakopee, MN.  You will have the highest level of stonemason experience and design expertise when Joel is working for you.




Emery Eaton.  Forman, Stone Layer and Landscape Specialist


Emery has worked for several of the largest landscape installation firms in Minnesota where he rose to the ranks of foreman at a young age. Emery is a skilled stone layer and he has a very good grasp on overall project management and flow. He brings a wide range of landscape skills and machine operating abilities to English Stone. His attention to detail and take ownership attitude is a very welcome addition to the company.  We are happy to have him as a project foreman for English Stone.  

Alex Briscoe. Stone layer, Landscaper


Alex worked for a large landscape firm before joining English Stone. He can lay all types of flagstone, retaining walls veneer and more. He is a skilled stone layer and landscaper. He has a great personality and is a joy to be around.  




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Kris Lindquist.   Project Foreman/ Master Stone and Brick Mason


Kris has been a main player with English Stone since 2011. He has built many of the projects in our picture portfolio. Kris is a third generation stone and brick mason who can handle every aspect of almost every project. He started laying stone and brick at the age of 12 and he has worked on every kind of project imaginable. He may be running your project this season.


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Erik Eliason, Laborer/ Apprentice  


Eric has a positive attitude and he works hard. He is learning new things every day and he really cares about the process. These are all traits that are hard to find in a typical 18 year old guy. We are looking forward to seeing Erik grow into a great worker.








Chris Walker. Professional Stone, Block and Brick Mason  


Chris has been with English Stone since 2011. He is a mason prodigy, in that he picked up every aspect of laying brick and stone faster and more proficient than any apprentice Joel has ever had.  He is an extremely well rounded, professional mason that can do almost any aspect of any type of project. He takes great pride in his work and he is very diligent about the details. He has a laid-back southern drawl but he works fast and deliberate. He is a pillar at English Stone.






The Team