The Baltzegar Family, StoneWorks
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Family Legends: The Baltzegar Family

This family-owned stone manufacturing company has been serving the Lowcountry for 30 years

The Baltzegar Family, StoneWorks

Shannon, what’s the most gratifying part of working with your family? 

Our alignment and togetherness are incredibly gratifying. We are a close family; all three children are similar in age and drive. I see families that grow up and grow apart. We are stronger and more aligned than anyone could realize. We have a bond that defines a family business.

John III, what challenges have your family overcome while working together and having different positions within the company? 

With kinfolk there can be problems of sibling rivalry or someone being the boss over other family members. It takes time to find out in which areas each person excels. We’ve overcome these issues. Knowing that the family can cover all bases makes our business run smoothly.

Shannon, what is one piece of advice you’d give to others wanting a successful business career? 

Our bond and any successes we have achieved together come from our values rather than our business sense. And this is learned at home.

What three lessons have you learned from starting a family business?

1. Don’t expect if you don’t inspect. Years ago we learned you cannot entrust a company’s assets without clear oversight. Know what you own and owe. Keep tabs on the money.

2. Not all situations are as bad as they may seem initially. Share the load with your work family — the more eyes and minds involved, the more help you’ll get solving the problems. 

3. Don’t rush. When I was younger, I wish someone had told me that slow and steady means a lot. Make a plan and work it. — John Baltzegar III

Meet John IV, Shannon, John III & Brian


Call: 843-689-6980

Connect:, #stoneworksofthelowcountry, @stoneworkshhi

Come in: 11 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton

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