Bio

Chris Winnegar has been and remains one of the foremost and respected ornamental stone voices in the world.

 

Chris is respected worldwide, not only for his twenty plus year career as a ornamental supplier, but also for his inspirational leadership qualities. He is highly regarded as an engaging public speaker and is sought after around the globe as a moderator, juror, and keynote speaker on the stones used thoughout antiquty and the middle ages.


Born in Queens, New York, Chris developed his life-long love and passion making geology relevant in our modern society. 


Having become infatuated by the world of stone at a very young age, Chris truly believed a market could exist for high-end stone creations with which affluent customers could adorn their homes and projects. In this vision  over 20 years ago, he partnered with the Cavallacci family of Marble Modes to market and grow the New York ornamental stone industry representing quarrys around the world and supplying stone exclusively for renovations of historic Landmarks like The Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral and The Basilica of Regina Pacis in New York City.


From this experience and exposer to rare and uncommon stones, he set out on a lifetime’s worth of research and practices to distinguish between the different quarrys throughout the Mediterranean, Northern Africa & Europe that were used in the times of antiquity and the medieval period..