Holiday Season Planning Guide

Christmas Kitchen

The editors at Houzz have provided a holiday season planning guide that will help you stay on top of what’s important to you so you can enjoy this special time of year.

Is your home “Holiday Ready?” New granite or quartz countertops can be the gift you give your family or yourself.

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Canaan Stone Works | Fabricators of Natural and Engineered Stone Countertops | 913.351.3500 |

CSW | Featured Partner Pro Builders, Ryan T Propheter

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Nestled in the hills near historic Parkville, Missouri, this beautiful home is located in The Hills of Monticello in Parkville, MO

Home owners, Kim and Lynn Hill, considered buying a new home, however, after reviewing their options, chose to take on a remodel of their current home. Their contractor of choice, Ryan Propheter, owner of Pro Builders in Weston, Missouri.

CSW. ProBuilders Kitchen.4In planning the remodel, this couple turned to Ryan Propheter of Pro Builders. They had used Ryan for other updates in their 3,000+ sq. ft. home in the past. Their experience with Ryan on previous remodel projects had been nothing short of exquisite. The Hills knew that Ryan would deliver on quality and continuity for this 430 sq. ft. addition and remodel. “Ryan’s work and attention to detail is exactly what we wanted as we planned for this remodel.” stated Kim Hill.

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Wood work and trim done by Ryan Propheter

Pro Builders is owned and operated by Ryan T Propheter who has years of experience in all aspects of home construction including, but not limited to, rough-in, roofing, concrete, siding, windows, interior trim, painting and drywall. Since 1994 Pro Builders has been building speculative and custom homes. For this project, Ryan and his team would be using all of their talents.CSW. ProBuilders Kitchen.1

The kitchen includes custom-made, solid pecan cabinets, designed and made by Ryan, one of his many talents. The upper cabinets have color-changing interior lighting with options for red, yellow, blue or green light. Wood floors, a large pantry, and beautiful hanging lights to accent the space were planned.

The team at Canaan Stone Works were Ryan Propheter’s choice for the fabrication and installation of the granite used throughout the kitchen. Kim wanted a large island that would be the center focal point of the remodeled kitchen. This island, planned at 10′ x 10′,  would include 2 under-mount sinks and would be custom fabricated of Mascarello granite. Mascarello granite is also used on surrounding kitchen countertops. This type of granite is a very beautiful stone with a variety of colors and veins that flow in different directions. In order to strengthen this type of granite to be used as countertops, they undergo a process called resinization, where epoxy resin is used to fill the weak spots of these stones.  These slabs, with careful handling, do not break or crack once they are installed, with proper care.  If any problem does happen, it will happen during fabrication or transportation. “I was extremely concerned about the fabrication, transportation, and installation of this island,” said Wendell Maness, sales for CSW. “This is the largest island we had done to date and I did not want to disappoint our client.”

Granite DeliveryNeedless to say, great care was taken during fabrication, transporting and installation to ensure best quality was delivered for the finished island. The island consists of two large slabs of mirrored Mascarello granite carefully seamed together, resulting in a stunning menagerie of color. “We call it our ‘Polar bear’ counter,” states Kim. “When you stand at the end of the counter and look at the pattern, you can see the colors and veining appear to form the shape of a white bear.”CSW.Polarbear Granite Countertop

Additional contractors included Edwards Design Company, Christopher Edwards,  Genesis Home Improvements, Damon Fowler, and Works of Art.CSW. ProBuilders

“We are very delighted with the finished space,” states Kim. “Ryan Propheter did a beautiful job. It did take much longer than we anticipated, but it was well worth it. We highly recommend Pro Builders, and the team at Canaan Stone Works. Our countertops are the first things guests mention when they visit our home.”

To contact Ryan Propheter of Pro Builders, call 816.812.5555 or email
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We are now a proud member | HBA of Greater Kansas City


CSW.Home Builders Association of Greater KCThe team at Canaan Stone Works looks forward to working with all the great members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City.

Canaan Stone Works | 4851 S. 13th St., Leavenworth, KS 66048 | 913.351.3500 |

The Work of Canaan Stone Works

Yeah, we can do that. Watch on to see how we “Rock-on.”

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CSW Rocks the Tops in Overland Park Q39 and Q2GO

Q39.CSW BBQJohnson County residents have a new, mouth-watering barbecue place to delight their senses and tickle their taste buds. Chef, and Pitmaster, Rob Magee, at Q39, places all of his energy and passion into making KC’s best barbecue and other amazing foods from scratch. Q39 BBQ Serving Station

Q39 is the brainchild of Magee and his wife, Kelly. Just two years after opening on 39th Street’s restaurant row, Q39 , has a second location in the former Hayward’s Pit Bar-B-Que space at 11051 Antioch Rd.

After a major interior and exterior renovation, including new landscaping and a new parking lot, Rob Magee and his team are now ready to serve Johnson County, expertly and efficiently in this friendly urban rustic setting.

Q39 BarArizona-based Realm Architecture + Design designed the original Q39 location and  the new 7,100-square-foot restaurant in Johnson County, with a similar urban-rustic decor. Complete Construction Services, (CCS), of Kansas City was selected to provide construction management of the massive remodel. The team at Canaan Stone Works was contracted to custom fabricate and install quartz countertops for the massive bar, serving stations, bathroom vanities, and the countertops in the carry-out area, Q2GO.

Q39.HostCounter.CSWThe dining room seats more than 200 people. There is also a full-service patio seating up to 104 people on the north side, and a private dining space for up to 25 people. The full-service bar seats up to 20.

Q39 Resturaunt.CSWIn keeping with the look and feel of the original location, Magee and his wife Kelly, have carried over the rustic urban interior with large windows that bring in plenty of light. There is also a huge, full- service bar offering beer, wine and a list of more than two dozen seasonal hand-crafted cocktails. A special To-Go entrance for pickup orders called Q2GO is located next to the frond door for easy access.


One of the most unique changes to the Q39 Overland Park location is the state-of-the-art smoker that can hold 1,400 pounds of meat, compared to the 500-pound capacity of the original location. This will allow them to cater large-scale parties for up to 3,000 people in addition to supplying the restaurant each day. “We built a butcher room where guests can watch the Q39 team preparing the meat for the grill or smoker through a large glass window while waiting to be seated.” Magee says. “We also have a much larger dining room with comfortable outdoor patio.Q39 patio.OPKS

With the surrounding offices, hotels and residential area, as well as easy access off Interstate 435, Magee said he “couldn’t ask for a better demographic.”

Q39 South is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm.

Canaan Stone Works | 4851 S. 13th St., Leavenworth, KS 66048 | 913.351.3500 |

Leinenkugel’s – Power & Light District KC


If you haven’t had a chance to stop by Leinenkugel’s in the Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City, you need to make a plan to do so.

Leinekugels.Bar CSWLocated at  1323 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64106, this bar and restaurant is the place to celebrate with friends, enjoy great food, oh, and of course, great beer!

CCS.Liney.CSWThe team at Canaan Stone Works was chosen as the fabricator and installer of the massive bar made of Calacatta Vicenza Quartz. Yeah, we do enjoy admiring our work while drinking a cold one, (on our off hours, of course.)

CSW also fabricated the custom vanities in the bathroom  made of Soapstone. Hey, you will probably be having a beer or two, so the bathrooms are not to be missed!

Leinekugels.CCS.CSWLeinenkugel’s is on the first level of the Kansas City Live block with entrances on Walnut Street and the Live block. The remodeled space has a large, centralized bar featuring Leinenkugel’s beers on tap as well as a variety of communal tables and seating in a bright space with natural light. A landscaped patio with two-sided fireplace and fire pits connects the bar to KC Live.leinenkugel patio

Enjoy responsively!

Canaan Stone Works | 4851 S. 13th St., Leavenworth, KS 66048 | 913.351.3500 | |

Planning your kitchen island

Don’t let a good visual get in the way of functionality. Before you renovate or give your island an update, consider these options for how to choose the best dining arrangement to save your household — and your knees — a lot of bumps down the road.

Here you can discover the best way to plan for a kitchen island that fits your family and your lifestyle.

Canaan Stone Works | 4851 S. 13th St., Leavenworth, KS 66048 | 913.351.3500 |