Lusco Brick, Innovative Stone form partnership

Two Wichita masonry materials companies have announced that they are forming a strategic partnership.

Lusco Brick & Stone Co. and Innovative Stone Products said the partnership will give Lusco access to additional lines of manufactured and natural stone, including some that were exclusive to Innovative Stone, the companies said in a news release Monday.

Lusco president Bruce Gilkeson said in the release that the partnership should enhance its customer service and help with long-term growth.

Innovative Stone president Ken Havener said in the release that the partnership should make both companies one-stop shops for masonry materials for home builders, architects and other customers.

“We intend for this alliance to be a win-win situation for everyone involved,” Havener said.

Lusco Brick is a 105-year-old company. Innovative Stone was founded about 14 years ago.