Bob & Jennifer A.   FOREST LAKE, MN
“We were new lakeshore homeowners who really wanted to spruce up our shoreline. We happened to notice Ben’s advertisement on a postcard that was mailed to our home. The photography on the postcard was eye catching enough to prompt the call to Ben. From the minute we made the phone call to Cold Stone and talked with Ben, to the visit at out home for the estimate, to the actual installation, we experienced nothing but the utmost in professionalism, customer service, and just plain talent.

“Ben was very detailed in his explanation of his services, the bid, and the installation method. We felt immediately confident that we were dealing with a very honest man who knew exactly what he was doing. He made our concerns of getting our shoreline installed in early spring a priority and delivered even sooner than expected. 

“Ben took great care with the installation using pads for the equipment to drive on and protecting our lawn. It was like watching someone put a piece of artwork together. We were both in awe of how well Ben operated his equipment and how incredibly beautiful our shoreline turned out. There isn’t a thing we’d change. We feel we have the best looking shoreline on the lake and take every opportunity to tell others about the wonderful experience.


“We have done several projects with Ben at Coldstone Shorelines. We selected Ben after meeting with several of the ‘big name’ companies based on his honest approach, previous projects, and very competitive bid. We could not be more pleased with the end results. The projects were completed in a timely manner, with great attention to detail, careful preservation and protection of existing structures and landscaping, and prompt response to questions, changes, or additions. 

“The rock that Ben has available and his expertise in utilizing it in a structured or unstructured manner is quite remarkable. From the massive shoreline restoration to the simple driveway border, to the inner rock wall garden, Ben and Coldstone provided a unique, and outstanding landscape product. I would be happy to have any potential clients view our projects.”


James T.   HUDSON, WI
“It has been a wonderful experience working with you on what I thought would be a nearly impossible job. Pondering for years how to rip rap 330 feet or shoreline with limited access and challenging grades eroded by washout has caused me many sleepless nights. When together we determined that we would need nearly 250 tons of boulders I realized this could soon become one of the more challenging projects of my life.

“Although your optimism and forthright approach in such a massive project was well received it wasn't without concern contracting you (or anyone) to perform a project of this magnitude. Your foresight, creativity, coordination, attention to detail and follow through during every aspect of what has become the largest rip rap project on our lake has left me with the confidence I chose the right person for the job. The outcome is simply spectacular and has become the talk of the lake.

“I highly recommend you to anyone who is in need of shoreline control or lake beautification. Thanks again for a job well done!”


Terry & Colleen Gorham   SCANDIA, MN
“We were especially impressed with Ben's reliability, integrity, and care for the surrounding area. He moved all of his equipment and the materials from his trucks, across our lawn and down a steep hill to the lake, with no damage or impact to our existing lawn or to the area around the work. After the first winter, there was no damage or movement in the landscaping after the first freeze/thaw cycle. A sure sign of well engineered and installed landscaping.”