About Us

A family-owned business committed to excellence, and to the communities we serve

Originally founded by the late Hammon T. Becken, early business was focused on concrete block production and concrete home construction in 1927

Our company is now in the fourth generation of the Becken family; Hammon T. (Tom) Becken, Chief Executive Officer, his sons Thor Becken, President and Tim Becken, Senior Vice President of Operations, Tom's brother, Steve Becken, Vice President/General Manager of Cemstone Ready-Mix, Inc. and Kyle Becken, South Central Regional Manager (Tom's nephew) continue to direct North Star Stone and Masonry through their Vision and Mission, North Star will continue to push the industry boundaries of concrete technology, quality, people, and materials.

Today, North Star Stone and Masonry is lead by Chad Grande, Regional Manager and is your source for top quality brick, block, stone and hardscape materials in Southern Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, and Northern Iowa Locations. But the real cornerstone of our business is our values: quality, integrity, safety and an understanding of the importance of every job our customers undertake whether it's an office park or backyard retaining wall.

We are committed to providing our customers with knowledge of our products, suggestions for unique designs for personal touch, and very competitive pricing. We have a proud past as Rochester Brick, Mankato Brick and Concrete Materials. We have an exciting future as North Star Stone and Masonry where we offer a diverse selection of building products and landscaping supplies. As a specialty shop, we pride ourselves in the beauty of natural stone, pre-cast stone, concrete pavers, and retaining walls, and many other innovative masonry and landscaping products.

We've spent years developing the highest quality brands in the industry. We manufacture our own block products, and supply quality concrete masonry units (CMUs), glazed, burnished, colored and other architectural block.