Limestone contains calcite from deposits on the bed of seas and lakes that have evaporated, and from the shells of animals. Limestone has always been popular in architecture because it is readily available, easy to cut into blocks, compliant to elaborate carving, long lasting, and stands up well to exposure. Limestone is used for building stone. Continental Cut Stone is an architectural cut stone specialist company with almost 28 years experience as a supplier of cut stone. Since its founding in 1987, CCS has been a nationwide producer of architectural cut limestone elements for high-end residential, commercial and restoration projects. Because of the growing demand for Lueders Limestone in quarry block, building stone, patio stone and landscaping materials to area businesses, in 1999 Continental Quarries was established to better meet this demand.