We make stuff
We make the best mortars, plasters, and paints for historic masonry preservation and restoration.
We make a whole new approach to green construction that is easy to build, healthy, sustainable, disaster resistant, and quite frankly, absolutely incredible.
We make a difference.
And we love what we do.
We laughingly say “we make history”. It’s not a joke. It’s our mission. We make historic mortars. We make CO2 absorbing block, stuccos, and paints. But we can’t make history without you.
So for the homeowner wanting their house to be there for their children and grandchildren, the contractor wanting to be the go-to company in their location for historic building, the architect that is obsessed with restoring buildings back to their former glory and ANYONE who wants to build the greenest building possible… it will be an honor to work with you.
We will be part of your team.
We will help you.
We will make history…together.
So how the heck did a working class family from rural Virginia end up becoming a leader in historic preservation? Quite frankly, we never imagined we’d be doing what we do today. All we wanted to do was make the most traditional lime possible for our own use in historic preservation. Our founder Jimmy Price, was a bricklayer specializing in historic masonry and wanted to do the best possible thing for our projects. But over the years, people found out what we were doing, and they wanted to make a difference too.
So we started sending a hand filled bucket of lime here and there. And the more we helped people, the more people kept calling and wanting more. So we gave ourselves a name…Virginia Lime Works. Next thing we know we are studying castles in Scotland. We’re sending pallets of material to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We’re at the White House helping restore the West Wing.
Then a long loved hardware store calls to ask to stock some of our products for our customers in Washington DC, next a masonry yard in Philadelphia. A masonry supplier with a half of dozen locations covering half a state wants our products on the ground, followed by a company with locations in half a dozen states. A specialist mortar manufacturer is eager to make our range for us and expand into historic masonry servicing the mid-west… all because we wanted to do the best thing for historic brickwork.
Every day when we head to the office and plant, we realize that a lot of what has happened has been being at the right place at the right time. But we hope that our attitude, that "we can help people make a difference" has been a part of it too.
Meet the family
At Virginia Lime Works we're not big on labels. There's no "big boss". We're a family and everybody has their job to do to make things work. It's that simple.
Head Lime Guy
It's because of Jimmy that we're doing all of this. If you need to talk to a mason with 40 years of making a difference you want to talk to him.
Chief Lime Maker
Husband/ Brother in Law/Son in Law
You like the feel of that Mix&GO? You love the consistency of LimePaint?
Yeah, Mike did that.
Mike helped Jimmy build our first kiln and can tell you more about every one of our products than anybody.
Explainer in Chief & Design Guy
From the first Virginia Lime Works logo, to lecturing at conferences and setting up distributors, to explaining repointing to a homeowner, Jeff does a little bit of everything.
Chief Money Person & Order Handler
Tara is the mom of the company, making sure that orders go out as quickly as they can and taking care of everybody.
Ever say to yourself "Man, that color is perfect?" Well, that's because Ashley
scours hundreds of colors and then tweaks your mix to make sure it couldn't be better.
Building Designer and Associate Guru on Everything
You know that guy that seems to know a little or a lot about every single subject on the planet? Mike is that guy. He is our in-house designer and lends a hand to anyone that needs it.
Where to buy the stuff we make
Over the past few years we've greatly expanded our distribution and our network is growing constantly. Most locations have many of our products in stock, but any of our products can be ordered through the knowledgable sales staff at each of our retailers.
© 2013 Virginia Lime Works
111 Highview Dr.
Madison Heights VA 24572
1-877-309-9015 (toll free)