The history of Souther Architectural Cast Stone is actually merely an extension of the Chateau Fireplaces story and starts in 1983. At that time, Custom Home Builder Phillip Souther became dissatisfied with the quality of the architectural cast stone products available to his clientele and the building industry in general. Souther’s demand for quality products drove him to revolutionize the cast stone industry by creating new processes by which to manufacture and install Architectural Cast Stone.
In 1984 Souther started Souther Architectural Cast Stone to supply the industry with high quality Architectural Cast Stone products. During that time, Souther began to develop a complete line of Balustrade, Hand Rail, Wall Cap, Garden Pots, Fountains, Custom Fireplace Mantels, Surrounds and more for the private estates he built. As the building industry took notice and demand for products rapidly increased, the modest operation quickly grew to be the dominant producer of Architectural Cast Stone products in California and the Pacific Northwest. Souther Architectural Cast Stone’s business was primarily built through their superior reputation among many of the finest architects and contractors in the building industry. The philosophy of the company could be summed up in these words: superior quality, impeccable customer service and tremendous attention to detail, no exceptions.
By 2000 Souther Architectural Cast Stone had created a cache of over 40 different fireplace molds that could be flexibly sized to accommodate most homes. It was then that Phil decided to open his first retail showroom in San Diego and call it Chateau Fireplaces. The purpose was, and is, to offer affordable, elegant fireplaces to the average home. The idea worked. By 2006 the increased demand mandated that Souther build a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to keep up with demand for his quality product.
Souther’s dream of affordable, high quality Architectural Cast Stone products is an idea whose time has come for every American home.
To contact Souther Architectural Cast Stone, visit our Contact page or call (760) 754-9697.