La Cantera Clubhouse Palmer Course features rustic stone masonry exterior.

San Antonio masonry contractor Shadrock and Williams Ltd. recently received a prestigious award from the San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association.

In recognition for superior stone craftsmanship, SAMCA presented the 2001 Golden Trowel Award to Shadrock & Williams Masonry for their work on the La Cantera Club House Palmer Course.

Anton & DeAun Shadrock and Guy Williams are the principals of the award-winning masonry contracting firm.

“One of the challenging features of this project was a special request by the owners and architects to take new masonry and make it look old and rustic,” Anton explained. “To accomplish that we used five different types of stone - San Saba stone. Dryden stone and three hues of hill country limestone. We hand picked character stones, which feature indentures, embedded fossils and other great irregularities, from some ranches in this region. I estimate we used about 800 tons of stone altogether.”

In addition to the exterior masonry, Shadrock & Williams also rocked-in a massive fireplace and a bar. “The fireplace features a tapered stone wall stretching from the floor to a 15-ft. height,” Anton continued. “The total width was about 24-ft. and the hearth spanned an 8-ft. width. In a smoother stone with profile pieces in it. Rather than a rustic look, I would say the bar reflects a southwestern flair. Complimenting those interior projects, we added a lot of stone trim throughout the clubhouse.”

La Cantera Club House - Palmer Course

16641 La Cantera Parkway

San Antonio, Texas


Winner of the 2001 Golden Trowel Award for Superior  Stone Craftsmanship from the San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association

Stone arched entry and surround create an old mission-style ambiance.

Out on the golf course the masonry contractors accepted another challenge. They made two modern restroom facilities have the appearance of 200-year-old weathered ruins. One of those restrooms was perched at the apex of a steeply graded hilltop, resulting in a strenuous balancing act for the stone-bearing masons.

The 4-month project was on a fast tract and as soon as the cut stones arrived at the jobsite they were placed and set. The craftsmen who labored tirelessly on this rustic /mission /southwestern project included Superintendent David Collins, Mannuel Flores, Juan Monsiviaz, Arnold Trevino, Javier Valdes and Rueben Hernandez.

Shadrock & Williams Masonry, Ltd. extends a gesture of gratitude to Joeris General Contractors, Ltd., and General Contractor, William Zinstowski. It required textbook communication skills to translate the project’s final vision from the minds of the craftsmen.

“SAMCA’s 2001 Golden Trowel Award means a lot to us because this type of masonry craftsmanship is greatly appreciated in the South Texas and San Antonio area. I’m especially grateful to Project Manager John Cassteveos and Project Superintendent Billy Carter, Joeris General Contractors, Ltd., for their detailed supervision of the project,” Anton concluded.

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