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Milestone Imports Inc
1000 Cordova Place
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Company Description: Milestone, Inc. is a major supplier of tile and natural stone located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We offer and stock in our yard a variety of stones, including slate,... more
Milestone Imports has been importing and distributing Porphyry in the United States and Canada since 1998. Today it is a leader in bringing exceptional value and service to our customers by representing Porphyry quarries from around the world includ...
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Miles Chaffee is the founder and president of Milestone Imports, the largest importer of Mexico Porphyry in the U.S.
Copyright 2009 Landscape Architect And Specifier News
Miles Chaffee is the founder and president of Milestone Imports, the largest importer of Mexico Porphyry in the U.S. with exclusive rights to the largest porphyry quarry in Mexico.
For more information about Milestone Imports including a free Installation Manual and project photos CD, contact email@example.com or call (866) 641-1999
Copyright 2009 Landscape Architect Trades
Miles Chaffee is founder and president of Milestone Imports, the largest importer of Mexican porphyry in the United States.
or call 866.641.1999
Copyright 2009 Landscape and Irrigation
Porphyry has lasting economical and environmental benefits for the local community which is why owner of Rozelle Stone, John Rozelle decided to feature this seminar.
The seminar was led by Ettore Fagoni, a master mason from Italy, and Miles Chaffee, owner of Milestone Imports, the nation's largest importer of Mexican porphyry.
"The stone is basically indestructible," said Chaffee. "When it is set correctly, it can be used as a permanent pavement. It also is very green, because it allows 80 percent of rainwater to go back into the ground which is called storm water management."
He said they set the stone the same way the Romans set it.
"Porphyry's durability, beauty and functionality is fantastic," said Chaffee.
There are infinite possibilities with the stone.
Chaffee describes it as an artist expression.
"People buy this not only because of the green movement, but also because of the appreciation for its aesthetic beauty," said Chaffee.
He has seen the stone used for sidewalks, crosswalks, city streets, in shopping centers, whole roads in Mexico and smaller sections of roads in the U.S.
"I have done work in Charleston and Savannah, but I haven't done any work in South Carolina yet. said Chaffee.
ABQ Uptown is among the retail sites that has used Milestone's porphyry, which is used as a component in sidewalks and roadways. The volcanic rock has an "old world" feel without the high cost of marble, granite and other luxury building materials. Impermeability, chemical resistance, resistance to freeze-thaw cycles, and environmental sustainability are its selling points. Chaffee's clients include Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton's Palm Beach hotel and Stanford University.
"Traditionally, much of the porphyry coming out of Europe and China has a gray to muddy color, but our porphyry from Mexico is reddish and gold and this is our competitive difference," said Chaffee, whose Milestone retail store in Santa Fe carries a variety of tiles and stone flooring.
The business, at 1000 Cordova Place, had sales of $4 million last year.
Copyright 2009 New Mexico Business Weekly
"Builders, architects, developers and consumers are catching on to porphyry and its numerous advantages in paving and other projects. It's more that just a pretty stone," said Chaffee. "Porphyry and its enduring, and endearing, qualities of old world beauty, hardness, impermeability, chemical resistance, resistance to freeze/thaw, 'green' attributes and long-term affordability is making this material a major player in the multi-billion dollar stone-paving industry."
With the Mexico porphyry quarry being a mere six hours from Laredo, Texas, Milestone Imports has the crucial advantage to provide porphyry faster and more economically than most competitors, Chaffee says.
"With exclusive rights to the quarry in San Luis de la Paz, Mexico, Milestone Imports provides the clients with superior product and expertise, as well as affordablitity that is unrivaled from porphyry importers that are getting their stone from quarries in Europe, South America or the Middle East."
Having already contributed to high-profile porphyry projects for Stanford University; Hong Kong Disneyland; Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach; Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel Valley, Calif; and the Hyatt Regency Denver, Milestone is helping to build a solid reputation for porphyry - and his company.
"Our mission at Milestone Imports extends beyond the selling of porphyry to the task of educating consumers and building professionals that porphyry is a beautiful, sustainable and cost-effective option for paving and construction needs."
For more information about Milestone Imports contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 641-1999.
Copyright 2009 Masonry Design Magazine
Miles Chaffee, at right, formed Milestone Imports to introduce the volcanic rock porphyry to New Mexico's landscape, as seen to the right. the magenta stone is being used to pave driveways, paths and courtyards.
Company Name: Milestone Imports Owner: Miles Chaffee
Address: 1000 Cordova Place, Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 989 . 1999
Revenue: $4 million in 2008