Native Custom Stone Completes ICC-ES Evaluation - Popular Architectural Grade Manufactured Stone Veneer Achieves Important Milestone with ICC-ESR# 3246

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Native Custom Stone of Dawsonville, Georgia, has completed a lengthy evaluation process to certify its manufactured stone veneer products meet the strict building code requirements established by municipalities and other authorities nationwide. The U.S.-based manufacturer's products are known for their quality, ease of installation, and aesthetic appeal. Architects, custom builders, and remodelers can now be assured that the Native Custom Stone products are among the finest available on the market today.

Native Custom Stone of Dawsonville, Georgia, a U.S. manufacturer of architectural grade manufactured stone veneer, has completed the product evaluation process and received an evaluation report and ESR number from ICC Evaluation Service.

The report provides the company with ICC-ESR# 3246 and certifies that Native Custom Stone’s architectural grade manufactured stone veneer products meet building code requirements. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize the ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving manufactured stone veneer in construction projects.

“Native Custom Stone can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements,” said Mark Johnson, president of ICC-ES.

The construction industry and building officials have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource for building professionals. Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency, but this serves as an important reference for making their decisions, according to Johnson.

ICC-ES thoroughly examined Native Custom Stone’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code compliant.

“The process for receiving this evaluation report is a long and arduous one, requiring documented testing and certification of our quality control methods. We chose to go through the process in order to provide our customers with the assurance from a credible third party that our manufactured stone veneer products are top of the line in quality and that they meet all building code requirements,” said Billy Bennett, president of Native Custom Stone.

ICC-ES is the United States’ leading source of technical information on building products and building technology for code compliance. A nonprofit, public-benefit corporation, ICC-ES performs technical evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials. The evaluation process culminates with the issuance of reports on compliance with the major U.S. building codes, which are available at

Native Custom Stone offers six different varieties of manufactured stone, and all are lighter and easier to install than natural stone, making it an ideal choice for use as siding, or for covering foundations, pillars, and chimneys to achieve a distinctive architectural look. A variety of different colors are available, and Native Custom Stone will adhere to almost any surface, providing a virtually unlimited range of possibilities.

For more information on Native Custom Stone, visit or contact 706 216 5545.

About ICC-ES
ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention that develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt codes choose the International Codes developed by the International Code Council.

About Native Custom Stone
Native Custom Stone manufactures synthetic stone products that look and perform just like natural stone. The company makes six different varieties, including Castle Rock, Stacked Stone, Ledge Stone, River Rock, Rubble Stone, and Field Stone. Each of the products is designed to be used in both exterior and interior applications. The company also makes accent stones for window sills, cap stones, and electrical boxes, providing everything a builder needs for a custom look on new construction or remodels. For more information, visit

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