The New Era

By Mickey Wakenigg

There’s a new era approaching both at UGA and The Stone Store. While Coach Kirby Smart brings out the best in the ‘dawgs, The Stone Store is going to bring out the best in your outdoor living, as we are introducing pizza ovens! The photo rendering is what our future outdoor living display will look like, and we’re excited!
At The Stone Store, we carry high end products to ensure the best for your outdoor living space. Make the great outdoors a little cozier with Belgard’s Modular Design Hardscapes. The Stone Store offers a wide selection of wonderful pieces, including patented Belgard Elements outdoor fireplaces and brick ovens, to provide some warmth and create a more social atmosphere. Your backyard will come to life with a fire pit, fireplace, or outdoor kitchen and allow you to get more out of your yard. Browse our outdoor fireplace kits and kitchen designs to find the right centerpiece for your al fresco experience.
Belgard Brick Ovens provide beauty and practicality. They are inspired by traditional oven designs first used over four thousand years ago. The secret is Belgards authentic, low-height Neapolitan dome design. The design creates a unique “flame roll,” which generates high but even temperatures for balanced cooking and a genuine wood fired taste. The reliability and long-lasting performance is unmatched, as Belgard’s ovens are made from high-strength, cast-refractory materials. All components are built in the USA, and have been specifically designed to withstand North American climate extremes. The ovens are available in bundled kits for custom designs or modular and mobile units for smaller installations. From compact urban spaces to expansive suburban backyards, there’s a Belgard Brick Oven product to fit your family’s wants and needs!
With UGA football and tailgating season right around the corner, now would be the perfect time to renovate your backyard into a football party paradise. Entertain with a new fire pit and s’more cookouts for those upcoming crisp, fall evenings. Serve up some fresh, wood-fired pizzas or use your new outdoor grilling area to delight your friends and family while watching Coach Smart guide the ‘dawgs into victory!
The Stone Store strives to provide the best selection of natural stone products as well as landscaping materials by quality manufacturers that you can trust. We carry a huge selection of natural and manufactured stone as well as boulders, fieldstones, rubble, flagstones, pebbles, just to name a few. We also carry a large selection of quality sand, mulch, soil, gravel, and anything else to serve your landscaping needs.
We will work with you to help you determine the right materials and amounts needed for any of your projects, large or small. If you can’t find what you need from our large selection, we can also special order any specialty item we don’t stock.
Come out in the fall to see our outdoor kitchens and pizza ovens, and enjoy some pizza on us! We wish Coach Smart and the players an amazing season. Go Dawgs!


Mickey Wakenigg is the new owner of The Stone Store. He went to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for agriculture and forestry and immediately started work in the landscaping industry. Mickey was the former owner of Green Acre Supplies and Georgia Ground Cover, and has been in the industry for 30 years.

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