Since 2006 Margaret “Mimi” Moore has been designing and carving top quality architectural moldings, historic replacement, and details for buildings of every type.
Mimi has been trained by master stone carvers from England and Germany to produce work of the highest caliber.
Moore Carver was founded by Margaret Ann (Mimi) Moore in Missoula, Montana and is a dedicated stone carving studio that specializes in Historic Preservation Carvings and Architectural Ornament Carvings in our studio.
Moore Carver is proud of its versatility and ability to a replicate historic carving.
One of the unique advantages that Moore Carver brings you is that it offers you the opportunity to have your own stone carver on site which facilitates communication and eliminates product transit times and shipping costs.
Mimi has worked with other larger stone fabricators on large scale projects including the remodeling of the Kansas State Capital Building in Topeka, KS and the historic restoration of the New York State Capital Building in Albany, NY.
This collaborlaboration allows Mimi to stay abreast of new techneques and inovations in the industry as well as forging new connections.
She has been fortunate to work with many skilled stone carvers and she was able to learn from them the skills necessary to completing a large scale production job in a timely and efficient manner.
At Lincoln Cathedral in the United Kingdom, Mimi spent time working with the Cathedral Works Department in the stone shop. The Works department and the stone masons gave Mimi an in depth look at their work and trained her in Cathedral preservation. There is no better way to learn about a Cathedral and the foundations of stone carving than by working in one.
The Works Department has been methodically restoring/updating their Cathedral since its inception 1092. Their most resent restorations are the Romanesque Frieze, and the Dean’s Eye. You can see their beautiful work at
The American College of the Building Arts
Mimi Moore graduated from The American College of the Building Arts and earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Architectural Stone Building Arts in 2010.
The American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) is a school dedicated to educating the next generation of building artisans and to preserving the building arts in a manner never before seen in America.
The Architectural Stone Carving curriculum for ACBA consists of eight semesters that prepare students for a career as a stone specialist. The course is designed to give a broad overview of the skills required to work in all aspects of the modern American stone industry. The program specializes in two main fields: 1) the development of architectural stone carving/cutting skills, and 2) conservation/installation techniques.
This is the only school in the USA to meet the new demand for artisans.