Academy Stone was recommended to us by our neighbour when we were first considering redoing our front and back patio stones. We went there as well as several other places, and found the customer service and selection at Academy to be the best. We were allowed the opportunity to take samples of each stone type and colouring home with us to look at next to our house and to see how it would look with the sun and light patterns that hit our front and back yards. They also talked to us about different sealers and provided recommendations that did not seem based on 'upselling' us. We really appreciated the 'no pressure - here is our expert opinion - then you decide' kind of attitude and service. We have recommended them to others in our neighbourhood.