Welcome to Fiore Stone, Inc.
Manufacturers of Al's Garden Art
Since 1949, the Al's Garden Art brand is renowned for its designs of authentic, handcrafted and finished water features and garden art adored by residential and commercial clients alike. Manufactured exclusively by Fiore Stone, Inc., the Al's Garden Art product line can be found on display at select retailers. We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to your local authorized retailer. Simply enter your zip-code to find a dealer nearby.
Although Fiore Stone, Inc. is relatively young, the art of statue making in Italy can be traced back to biblical times in Tuscany. The archives of the village of Lucca mention a ‘figuri di gesso’ (figure of plaster) as early as 1373 A.D. The Italian word for statue maker is ‘figuristi’ and it is their trade that has beautified the world for centuries.
In 1922, a father and his eight sons immigrated to North America, hoping to bring their centuries-old trade to a new land. Alfeo Bracci, the youngest apprentice of the group, made his way to Chicago to begin a new life. By day he produced small plaster pieces of saints and figurines that he sold door to door at night. In 1945, after years of hard work and faced with the new responsibility of providing for a family, Alfeo and his wife Anna moved to Southern California with their two sons, Ron and Don. It is here in 1949 that the Al’s Garden Art brand was born.
Alfeo and Anna began sculpting and making molds like in the “old days”, finishing and painting each piece by hand. After more than half a century, their skills and passion for creating top quality cast stone art have been handed down to their sons and grandsons.
Today, these unique sculptures are produced by Fiore Stone, Inc., a manufacturing company committed to providing quality cast-stone fountains and statuary, you and your family will enjoy for generations to come.
Fiore Stone is a wholesale manufacturing company supplying quality cast-stone garden décor nationally and abroad from Las Vegas, Nevada. Approximateley 1,000 hand made castings are produced, warehoused in large quantity to meet demand. Each item purchased is finished custom-to-order available in a wide variety of designer finishes, packaged and shipped to fine independent retail dealers and their clients nationwide. All the cast-stone reproductions produced by Fiore Stone are created in fiberglass molds with latex liners able to duplicate the significant detail sculpted in the original design.
Each item is inspected and finished by hand before being warehoused. Products are available in a wide variety of designer finishes. First, production ensures availability for all the products ordered. Second, our finishing department finishes all the individual items by color, by base, and the faux antiques applied over the base color. As each group of colors becomes available, items are sorted by individual order and staged for packaging.
Fiore Stone, Inc. is invested in the success of its dealers and looks to reinvest in consumer driven advertising through publications targeting key markets, committed to support the investments made by its dealers in placing products on display in their stores. Coincidentaly Fiore Stone promotes fountains and statuary nationally through television coverage by providing products to home remodel shows like DIY's "Extra Yardage," "Family Under Construction" and past shows like "Grounds for Improvement" and the Discovery Home Channel's "Garden Police."
Fiore Stone, Inc. maintains a sales force of currently 10 factory representatives who focus their support on assisting current and potential dealers with their success of the fountain and statuary category. These category managers, professionals in the Lawn and Garden Industry, qualify potential dealers, manage current displays and quarterback our services.
Fiore Stone, Inc. is committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Our corporate office located in San Bernardino, California employs a full time staff of experienced customer service personnel who are trained to assist dealers and consumers with any questions regarding their potential, current and past purchase(s). Simply start an e-mail on our ‘contact us’ page and we'll promptly respond to your Fountain and Statuary needs.
As a wholesale manufacturer, Fiore Stone, Inc. provides a range of financial services which are designed to accommodate the dealer with their fountain and statuary investments. Fiore Stone, Inc. partners with independent entrepreneurs, members of ACE Hardware, Tru*Value, M.N.G.C. and others and is proud to supply a predominantly small business environment. Fiore Stone is a proud supporter of "Shop Small Business."
We understand that timely deliveries are important to our dealers and their clients so Fiore Stone uses reputable LTL Carriers to ship orders.
Fiore Stone freight is business-to-business without liftgate service.
Although we can ship most products in a standard pallet-sized box there are a few limitations and so some ‘larger’ items have additional charges. These charges are related to a specific component that is part of the item ordered and is considered “per shipment.” In other words, this means that if two (2) of this specific oversized component are on one shipment (as part of the same item in different colors or a different item altogether) the charge may not be double however, if the shipment of the order involves a scenario where multiples of these components cannot be consolidated together, and-or exceed what can reasonably be shipped, charges may be added per oversized item.