About

Our History

BWS HistoryBest Way Stone Limited®  was established in 1965 by a father and son team of professional landscapers.  Starting as a small patio slab production facility in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Best Way Stone®  was able to show strong growth throughout the Greater Toronto Area.  In 1978, expanding from producing patio slabs, it became one of the earliest Canadian concrete manufacturers to begin producing interlocking paving stones.

By 1986, the company had outgrown its early roots and took a step to expand its operations by opening a new location in Woodbridge, Ontario.  With a larger production facility and greater capacity, Best Way Stone®  began to develop industry-leading products, including the Strada®   Antico®  tumbled paving stone and the Parkwall®  retaining wall system.  This patented locking system brought ground breaking features to the landscape industry.

In the new millennium, the addition of state-of-the-art production equipment saw Best Way Stone®  revitalize precast concrete paving slabs with standards-exceeding products previously unheard of.  These additions also added incredible capacity to satisfy the growing demand for quality products.

Best Way Stone® continues to grow, adding a full production facility in Uxbridge, Ontario.  This facility helps to meet the ever increasing desire of homeowners to beautify their outdoor living spaces with quality made decorative hardscapes.

Best Way Stone® has a continued dedication to quality, innovation, and service that can only be found in a family owned and operated business.  We offer only the best, from our family, to yours.

Our Promise

SUPERIOR QUALITY

Since 1965, Best Way Stone® has been dedicated to providing superior quality products to the landscape market.  We exceed all CSA and ASTM industry specifications, and hold our products to the highest standards.  Every Best Way Stone® paving stone is slip resistant, resistant to de-icing salt, salt water and chlorine, and will not deteriorate from oil or gas spills.  All Best Way Stone® paving stones are backed by our transferable lifetime guarantee.

TRUSTED SERVICE

As a family owned and operated company, we know how important it is to build strong loyal relationships with our customers.  We do this through creating a positive experience from inspiration to the delivery of our product.  Our experienced staff are ready to help you with your product questions, and provide great solutions for your landscape needs.

CONTINUED INNOVATION

For almost 50 years Best Way Stone® has been creating new and innovative products, pushing the limits of design functionality and decorative appeal.  Always searching for new ways to add creativity to your landscape, we are dedicated to ensuring our products are both unique and beautiful.

Innovation

Best Way Stone has a deep history of quality, innovation and product design and we continue to hold our products to the highest standards.

1965 – Best Way Stone® limited is established in Richmond Hill, Ontario, producing concrete slabs.

1978 – Best Way Stone® becomes one of the first Canadian manufactures of paving stones.

1986 – Best Way Stone® moves to a larger state-of-the-art facility in Woodbridge, Ontario, producing paving stones, slabs and other builder products.

1996 – The rustic Strada® Antico® tumbled paver is released.

1996 – The patented Parkwall® retaining wall system is released, revolutionizing the strength and versatility of the precast concrete retaining wall.

1996 – The Garden Lock™ and Palladia® Antico®, a retaining wall featuring three sizes, one of which can be installed vertically is released.

1998 – Best Way Stone® expands its Antico® line with the textured design of the Adora™ and Pathway™ Antico® pavers.

2005 – Best Way Stone® expands its Antico® line with a large format textured paver called the Bellagio® Antico®.

2005 – Best Way Stone® celebrates 40 years of business. Family owned and operated since 1965.

2009 – A second state-of-the-art production facility is opened in Uxbridge, Ontario, answering the increasing demand for Best Way Stone’s® quality landscape products.

2010 – Best Way Stone® releases the Moderna® paving stone, a decorative L-shaped single size paver that can be laid in a herringbone pattern creating an advanced locking feature, or in a runningbond making the Moderna® a permeable paver.

2010 – Best Way Stone® unveils the Ardesia® paving stone, mimicking the beauty and texture of natural stone, but in a single shape design fit for efficient and easy installation.

2011 – The SR (Solar Reflective) Rooftop Paver is introduced to the commercial market, an answer to aid in the reduction of the heat island effect found in large city environments.

2012 – Best Way Stone releases the Corso™ paving stone.  A highly textured cobblestone paver, the perfect ingredient in accentuating any landscape surface.

2012 - The Barollo™ Round Edge Coping is unveiled, expanding Best Way Stone’s wall coping line. This 10″ wide bullnose provide the ideal soft finish to steps, planters, counters and garden walls.

2012 - Best Way Stone expands its antiqued paver line with the Strada® Nova paving stone. Developing on the beauty of the Strada® Antico, this paver takes advantage of an antiquing process that provides a revitalized cobblestone surface.

2013 – The Trevista® Paving Stone, an 80mm slate textured paver is introduced to the market.  This large format paver is on the cutting edge of large format paving luxury

2013 – Best Way Stone expands its 80mm paving stone offering with modern and sleek Adelaide Paver as well as the Rustic yet contemporary Richmond paver.

2013 – Best Way Stone releases the RidgeWall®, a large format modular SRW(segmental retaining wall) system, answering the increasing demand for walls that retain large areas of earth.  This unique wall combines highly versatile functionality with fast installation capabilities.

Experienced Staff


With a friendly culture that provides continuous education and support, our staff gain quality experience and in turn create a standard of excellence in customer service.

Our office and manufacturing staff combined boast hundreds of years of industry experience, and many of our employees have been with us for over 10, 20 and 30 years.

Best Way Stone has been Canadian owned and operated since it’s establishment in 1965. Our senior management team have a combined experience of over 200 years of industry experience, and continue to lead and promote a platform built on three pillars: quality products, continued innovation trusted service.

Best Way stone is committed to enhancing our tools and manufacturing capabilities as new innovations became available, and we can continue to push our products to the greatest quality possible.

Being a family owned and operated company, we understand the importance of family, and continue to provide manufacturing quality and great customer service from our family to yours.

Distribution


With two state-of-the-art production facilities Best Way Stone is able to effectively service our customers in a timely manner. We have an extensive dealer network throughout Ontario, Quebec, Michigan and New York State and it continues to grow each year adding new dealers throughout these and new areas.

Our reliable delivery service means your projects can be scheduled more accurately. As well, our extensive dealer network means our products are always available at a landscape supplier near you.
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