"Rod brought a craftsman's eye into the design of our custom-built heater. Rod integrates soapstone with brick, and mixes several stones in one piece while maintaining beautiful lines - that is true craftsmanship... I see our heater as 'functional art'."
"Rod worked closely with us and was always willing to please. He delivered a unique product that is also quite efficient... what we save by burning wood should amount to full return on our investment in four to five years."
"The [bake oven] looks great, and I'm sure it will be the focal point of the kitchen for as long as the house exists. Your installation was professional and the extra effort... greatly appreciated."
"Your work and care and expertise have helped me stay warm and comfortable in the cold winters!... My faith in your excellent work was unshakeable... Your caring expertise was invaluable to me -- and still is."
"The soapstone is... warm and lustrous, the touch silky and somehow soft. The overall effect is of substantial yet understated elegance.."
Little Compton, RI
"Rod's work is meticulous. The fireplace is the centerpiece of our home... And the product is just tremendous... this is a very, very efficient way of heating.. we put in vents in case we needed a back-up heating system -- we have not."
"Rod puts the art in artisan, he talks with the client to see what is important to them, and to their home. He gathers information, and then interprets that into a personalized design. My intention was to build an environmentally sound and conscious home. We began with the heater, then discovered what Rod could do with soapstone counter tops. The counter tops are low maintenance and self-sustaining; because they offer a natural surface, they complement the rest of our home."