Craig Pedroni, president of Pedroni's Cast Stone and Precast Solutions, has a family heritage of artisans. His grandfather, Andrew Frank Pedroni, immigrated to the United States in 1910, after receiving his training from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Carrera, Italy, majoring in sculpture and modeling, and doing advanced work in marble and granite stone cutting. In the 1920's, Andrew Frank Pedroni began working as a sculptor in the Jacksonville area and soon after World War II ended, Andrew Frank Pedroni and his sons, Frank and Chris, formed Southern Ornamental Cast Stone Works in Jacksonville, Florida by purchasing Jacksonville Concrete Products.
Southern Ornamental furnished precast products for many high-end homes, federal buildings, churches, and state universities throughout Florida and was one of the first precasters to begin experimenting with colored cast stone. Craig's father, Frank Pedroni, was one of the founding members of the Architectural Precast Association (APA) and assisted in developing the industry's Specifications.
Craig Pedroni continues the tradition by using the knowledge provided by his family, his own artistic creativity, as well as the innovative techniques that are constantly being developed to provide the best quality cast stone/architectural precast products available on the market today. Craig Is currently on the APA board of directors.
Pedroni's Cast Stone is now owned and operated by both Craig and Pat Pedroni (a husband and wife team). Pedroni's Cast Stone operates from their 4 acre location with a state-of-art production facility (15,000 sf under roof) includes automated concrete batching system, large capacity crane wa hoists, and modern mold making machinery.