About Us

Sturgis Materials is Kansas City’s finest and most complete supplier of building materials. Our promise to you is to provide superior materials and craftsmanship as well as unsurpassed product knowledge and service.

When the State Coal Company began operations in the late 1920’s, the primary focus was coal sales. During the height of the Great Depression, they helped keep the small community of Armourdale, Kansas warm. Marvin Sturgis purchased the property at 7th and Kansas Avenue in the early 1940’s and sold coal, sand, gravel and related materials. The current owners, Marc Lonesk and Ed Walsh, assumed the company in 1976 and began expanding operations to include custom stone fabrication, specialty media for filters, sandblasting and also landscaping supplies. With the acquisition of the Southern Pacific Railroad building just east of the original property in 2000, Sturgis Materials now encompasses over 10 acres of stone yard, warehouse, office and fabrication facilities to better service our customers.

In 2005, we faced the challenges of a changing economy and housing market. Our greatest strength has always been the ability to bring the highest quality materials available to the area. But having the best product is only half of the equation. In this information era, we pride ourselves on being the most knowledgeable about the types of stone we sell. Simply put, we know what works best for what type of application. When you combine a premium product with unmatched knowledge and service, you have a “Rock Solid Solution”.

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