Creating Timeless Outdoor Living Spaces

Greetings! Shining Rock is a small but experienced crew of stonemasons based in Asheville, where we specialize in transforming outdoor spaces into functional, beautiful sanctuaries. Our comprehensive range of services can meet any stone-related need. We look forward to working with you!

  • Custom Stonework: Our stone features are built to last lifetimes, and we work hard to integrate them with your land, architecture, and personal style.

  • Retaining Walls: Count on us to create sturdy retaining walls that not only prevent erosion but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property.

  • Patios and Walkways: Our flagstone work guarantees an ideal place to gather with friends or rest in silence, and it makes walking a pleasure.

  • Fireplaces and Fire Pits: Elevate your outdoor experience with our hand-hewn fireplaces and fire pits, perfect for cozy get-togethers and relaxation.

  • Water Features: Add some tranquility to your environment with our custom waterfalls, fountains, and ponds, designed to soothe the senses.

  • Restoration and Repair: We have the skills to breathe new life into your existing stone structures or repair and maintain them, ensuring their longevity.

Willy and Daniel

Your friendly neighborhood stonemasons

With over 40 years of combined experience in stonemasonry, Daniel Fisher and Willy Rosencrans bring good cheer, dedication, and a zeal for perfection to every project. Our mission is to enhance the beauty of Western North Carolina, one stone at a time. We proudly serve Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, McDowell, Rutherford, Henderson, Transylvania, and Haywood Counties.

Experts In Stonemasonry

Our Process

Dry stacking and laying is our specialty, but we have years of experience with mortar too, and with everything from trackhoes and skidsteers to hammers and chisels. We take pride in our masonry. What we build is designed to last generations, and it’s a privilege to do it. We look forward to hearing from you.


Artwork can be helpful to communicate what the finished project will look like. We provide renderings with crisp lines and clear perspectives so that you can feel absolutely confident moving forward.


We carefully select the right stone for your environment and take into account surrounding architecture, natural growth, and colors. You are invited to meet us at a stoneyard and see what appeals most to you.


Grading is often a major element of our site prep, and we are respectful of the project's environment, avoiding damage to tree roots and the like. We have a long track record of correcting water issues like flooding basements and soggy yards.


Using a variety of hammers, chisels, levels, and other tools, we notch, angle, and flatten stones to ensure precise fits and longevity. We routinely move extremely heavy stones without the use of a machine, where access is a problem.

Client-focused design

At Shining Rock Stoneworks of Asheville, we prioritize relationships: yours with your property, and ours with you. From the initial meeting onward, we remain focused on developing a space that prioritizes harmony and stability, and our partnership with you abides by those same principles.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet, secluded nook or a space in which to entertain family and friends, we will help your property be its best. Most of us live on land reshaped by development, sometimes without considering the impact of its new contours on future use. We design stonework that restores harmony to damaged landscapes or brings them into balance with new contexts, with ease of use at the forefront.

During our first visit, we survey your property and get to know your style and preferences. Whether you have a clear vision or need assistance in shaping one, our goal is creative collaboration. To help you visualize the final result, we provide detailed renderings of your project. These renderings allow you to see both the big picture and the particulars before construction begins. We want you to feel confident and excited moving forward.

We value transparency. We’ll keep you informed throughout the process and we welcome your questions and input at any stage. We also offer free estimates with cost breakdowns to ensure that you clearly understand the project scope and budget from the start.

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