Why Limestone

Why Indiana Limestone?


Designing structures and spaces for people to work in, live in and enjoy is about more than completing the project. It’s about form, functionality, harmony and longevity. It’s about incorporating unique design with materials that make a statement.

Indiana Limestone Company’s natural limestone provides timeless presence and limitless possibility. Its magnificence is instantly recognizable.


Indiana limestone is extracted efficiently with minimal waste of stone or energy. It doesn’t require the multiple manufacturing processes and energy expenditures necessary to produce man-made products such as cast stone.

At Indiana Limestone Company, we take corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship a step further. The U.S. Green Building Council (USBGC) defines “the triple bottom line” as a healthy and dynamic balance between environmental, social and economic prosperity. Indiana Limestone Company has adopted the triple bottom line as a guiding principle of our own. Recent changes to our stone harvesting process have allowed us to reduce waste in our quarrying process, therefore reducing shipping weight and fuel consumption. This change has also significantly reduced our recordable incident rate, keeping our people, our most valuable asset, safe. We’ve also been able to maintain a net zero usage level in our manufacturing water consumption through a regulated recycling process.

At Indiana Limestone Company we feel that building green has never been so easy. And with Indiana limestone, it has never lasted so long.


Choosing Indiana limestone for your project opens the door to creativity and enables you to leave your mark for centuries to come. It instantly transforms any structure from the ordinary to the extraordinary, showcasing your vision through the stunning beauty, longevity, durability, and workability of Indiana limestone.

Indiana limestone was formed around 300 million years ago and has been the Nation’s (and Continent’s) building stone choice for nearly 200 years. Approximately 80 percent of the dimensional limestone used in the United States is harvested in Indiana. In fact, Indiana limestone reaches beyond North American borders and is showcased on buildings worldwide.

Despite the many options of designers, installers and owners, Indiana limestone continues to be a building stone of choice. Indiana limestone consistently outperforms man-made products in such areas as strength, durability and ageless beauty. This versatile stone equally provides stability and sustainability…at a price reasonable enough for most budgets.


  • Indiana limestone is workable, versatile, beautiful, and affordable
  • Variety of consistent grains and colors: buffs, grays and full color blends
  • Virtually maintenance free: no sealers, treatments, or additives
  • Tools well, for use on simple or most ornate projects
  • Easy to saw, split, carve or hand work, even in the field
  • No internal reinforcements to rust or discolor over time
  • Appearance that improves with age
  • Coloring consistent for new construction or matching renovation projects
  • Structurally sound and strong
  • Abundant reserves
  • Available in blocks, slabs, cut stone and finished goods