Curing Spokane, LLC is funded by Larry Stone, a lifelong Spokane resident.
EDUCATION AND CAREER
Larry Stone has lived his entire life in the City of Spokane. He attended Hutton Elementary, Sacajawea Middle School and Lewis & Clark High School. After earning a BA in Economics from Whitman College, Stone started his career in steel manufacturing and distribution in 1977 with SCAFCO Grain Systems Company. Since then, Stone has become the president and founder of three companies including SCAFCO Steel Stud Manufacturing Company, L.B. Stone Properties Group and CWallA Building Materials. Stone is also the president and owner of Steel Construction Systems and Kern Building Materials, all headquartered in Spokane, Washington, both acquired in 2016. Today, Stone employs 332 staff members across three manufacturing plants and eighteen distribution facilities.
SCAFCO Grain Systems (1977-2022)
SCAFCO Grain Systems is a market leader in grain storage and handling systems with over 60 years of custom design, engineering, and manufacturing experience. SCAFCO Grain Systems manufactures a complete line of bins, hoppers, elevators, conveyors, accessories and more.
In 1981, Stone made his first foray into the international scene by exporting to Nigeria. Since then, SCAFCO has steadily expanded its reach, now exporting to 85 countries and 40 states worldwide. Bringing business to these countries has not only facilitated international trade but also provided essential grain storage solutions that have had a profound impact on those communities. Providing grain storage facilities has bolstered food security, reduced post-harvest losses, and enhanced agricultural productivity, thus contributing to the overall well-being and prosperity of the people in these regions.
These international efforts were recognized in 1989, when SCAFCO received the United States President’s “E” Certificate for Exports from President George H. W. Bush in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution to the Export Expansion Program of the United States of America.
SCAFCO Steel Stud Manufacturing Company (1994-Present) 130 Employees
SCAFCO Steel Stud Manufacturing Company began manufacturing steel framing products in Spokane, WA in 1994. SCAFCO manufactures a complete line of steel framing products and accessories including studs, track, furring, custom brake shapes, curved track and angle, resilient sound channel, shaft wall studs, pony wall supports, slide-clips, and much more. All SCAFCO materials are manufactured from mill certified USA steel.
SCAFCO also carries many specialty products like the priceless header and Kwik jamb system and SoundGuard. This engineered header in jamb system is cut to length and ready to install, saving 70% to 80% labor costs over traditional methods. SoundGuard offers a revolutionary noise barrier wall system that has many advantages over all other methods. SoundGuard eliminates sound by reducing the vibration transferred through the assembly. SoundGuard Framing System is expertly designed to provide a cost effective and practical solution to noise control. SoundGuard studs and track are quickly assembled to provide complete or partial walls for residential condos, apartments, conference rooms, equipment rooms, hospitals, and more. SCAFCO’s website has over 15 technical catalog and brochures available at www.SCAFCO.com. You will also find information related to architectural specification review, continuing education, BIM software, fire and acoustic data, LEED and Sustainability, Buy American Materials, SDS sheets, etc.
SCAFCO materials are available at over 18 CWallA distribution locations with large inventories in the Western United States. SCAFCO expanded their manufacturing abilities in 2012 with a new manufacturing plant in Stockton, CA. This allowed SCAFCO to better serves the customer in California and Nevada markets.
CWallA (2016-Present) 150 Employees
CWallA, established in 2016, is the distributor of SCAFCO steel framing products, offers a special connection between our customers and the manufacturer. Expect full access to SCAFCO’s talented team of engineers who can help you cut costs, improve installation, and maximize your use of leading-edge steel framing techniques. Along with our exceptional selection of products, depend on us for help creating submittal packages, easy ordering, timely delivery, stocking, or providing just the right tool or accessory. CWallA is your source for high-quality construction products. CWallA provide materials to 18 distributions facilities located throughout six western states: Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, and Montana.
In addition to steel framing products, CWallA also provides pins and fasteners, insulation, tools and supplies, and FRP paneling. Our California and Nevada CWallA locations also provide gypsum, trims and corner bead, and ceiling systems.
CWallA recognizes the benefit of coupling superior products with outstanding people. Our unparalleled in-field service and support team is passionate about understanding your goals. The CWallA staff has the technical skills to meet your expectations and resolve your toughest problems quickly and efficiently. We manage our inventories based on commonly specified materials and years of will-call history to meet your project needs.
Steel Construction Systems (2016-Present) 33 Employees
Steel Construction Systems was established in Orlando Florida in 1995 and provides light gauge steel framing products to the residential and commercial construction market through a network of distribution partners. In 2016, Stone acquired Steel Construction Systems. Steel-Con services Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee construction markets with an approximate population of over 30 million in this fast-growing region.
Stone founded and currently serves on the board of directors for the national group, Steel Stud Manufactures Association (SSMA) and the Supreme Steel Framing System Association (SSFSA), showing his commitment to the steel manufacturing business.
L.B. Stone Properties Group (1988-Present) 15 Employees
L.B. Stone Properties Group is a developer, owner, and property manager of warehouse and industrial properties in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, and Montana, and Florida with over 75 properties and approximately 2,700,000 ft.² of building area, including Playfair Commerce Park which is in the heart of Spokane. L.B. Stone Properties Group started developing the 58-acre park in 2009. The Park currently has 9 buildings with approximately 650,000 ft.² of building area.
The Playfair land has a rich history in Spokane. It was once Playfair Race Course, the horse-racing showpiece of Spokane. Before that, the Spokane Interstate Fair built a track and the grandstand, offering races during the fair every autumn starting in 1901. During the Great Depression, Spokane secured New Deal funding to build a baseball stadium, Ferris Field, in the western portion of the land, right next to the convergence of the Northern Pacific and the Union Pacific railroads.
LB Stone has also acquired multiple parcels of vacant land located in Stockon, San Jose, Portland, and Spokane which are being developed into industrial spaces like Playfair Commerce Park. In 2019, LB Stone acquired 1400 Waterloo, Stockton, CA, a former Ragu Foods Plant with approximately 360,000 ft.² of building area on 30.8 acres. It has since been repurposed into a multi-tenant industrial warehouse park.
CIVIL RIGHTS INVOLVEMENT
Stonewall News Spokane (1992-1995) (2007)
In 1992, Stone founded a flagship gay and lesbian newspaper called Stonewall News Spokane under the corporate umbrella of Stonewall Publishing, Inc. In 1995, he sold the magazine to a new publisher, John Deen who renamed the publication Stonewall News Northwest. A decade later in 2005, the publishing torch passed to Mike Schultz when he bought all the shares and assets of Stonewall Publishing. During its 15-year run, the newspaper served as an important platform for championing equality and highlighting social and political events in Spokane and the Inland northwest.
Freedom to Marry Referendum 74 (2012)
For the Freedom to Marry Referendum 74, which allowed same-sex couples to marry in Washington State, Stone was the second largest individual contributor after Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. Stone’s contributions were greater than other major contributors to Referendum 74 including Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and 27,000 other contributors.
Privacy Fund Board Member (1986-1993)
Stone served as a member of the Privacy Fund in Seattle, WA, which worked to end discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. As a board member, Stone not only made decisions about policy and finances, but also promoted acceptance and understanding.
URBAN TREE PRESERVATION AND REVITILIZATION
Spokane Ponderosa (2011-Present)
Stone Group further contributes to improving Spokane through his dedication to its natural landscape. Stone is the president of Spokane Ponderosa, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of the native ponderosa pine urban forest found throughout Spokane County. From its inception in 2011 to now, Spokane Ponderosa has been responsible for planting over 100,000 Ponderosas on public property within Spokane County. In 2014, after successful lobbying by Spokane Ponderosa and other groups, the Spokane City Council designated the Ponderosa Pine as Spokane’s official city tree.
The Lands Council (2010-2020)
For several years Stone was the largest contributor to The Lands Council, a non-profit environmental organization dedicated preserving and revitalizing Inland Northwest forests, water, and wildlife. Among the initiatives supported by his generous contributions is SpoCanopy. The primary objective of SpoCanopy is to enhance Spokane’s urban canopy by strategically planting free street trees in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods with insufficient tree coverage and glaring environmental disparities. This approach aims to ensure that all communities can equally enjoy the numerous benefits of having street trees and accessible green spaces.
NON-PROFIT BOARD ASSOCIATIONS
Whitman Board of Trustees (2008-2012)
The Trustees work with officers and the president of the college to help support and govern the college in certain areas, from diversity to student life to investment. They have a judiciary responsibility to the college, handling the legal assets as well as responsibilities appointed by the chair.
Washington State Boundary Review Board (1993-2005)
The Washington State Boundary Review Board for Spokane County reviewed proposals for boundary changes by cities, towns, and special-purpose districts (such as fire districts) within Spokane County, including city or district annexations and incorporations.
City of Airway Heights Planning Commission (1984-1987)
The Airway Heights Planning Commission is a seven (7) member voluntary citizen board, whose primary purpose is to review and make recommendations to the City Council for Airway Heights’ future growth through continued review of the Comprehensive Plan and development regulations.
Spokane Regional Transportation Commission (2013-2021)
The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) is the lead agency for transportation planning for the area covered by Spokane County. SRTC offers services that include conducting transportation studies, census information analysis, air quality conformity and analysis, traffic count data, travel demand modeling and distributing state and federal funds to local transportation projects and programs.
East Spokane Business Association (2014-Present)
The East Spokane Business Association is committed to ensure community and economic revitalization for the benefit, enjoyment, and pride of all Spokanites through a belief in hard work, risk taking and a positive vision for our area.
Stone Group and its companies contribute to the following charitable organizations (see below).
In addition to his business and philanthropic involvement, Mr. Stone is also a staunch believer in civic engagement and public service. He has a long history of supporting elected leaders and candidates for public office, on both sides of the aisle, who share those values and work hard to better our community, state, and country.
Food and Hunger Relief:
- 2nd Harvest Food Bank
- Food Lifeline
- 4H – California
- Ace Mentor Program
- Billings West High School
- California Future Farmers
- Gonzaga University
- Ham on Regal – Ferris High School
- Highline Schools Foundation
- Lewis and Clark High School
- Missoula College – Applied Science Department
- Philomath Community Foundation
- Roosevelt Parent Teacher Group
- Tucker Maxon School
- Whitman College
- Whitman County Library
Youth and Children:
- 49 Degrees North Ski Patrol
- American Childhood Cancer Organization
- Best Buddies Challenge
- Bridgeway House
- Camp Ukandu
- Casa Partners
- Detroit Lake Foundation
- DSHS – Children’s Christmas Fund
- Friends of the Orphans
- Interlochen Center for Arts
- Invictus Youth Foundation
- Make a Wish Foundation
- March of Dimes
- Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
- Odyssey Youth Center
- Odyssey Youth Movement
- Salvation Army Sally’s House
- Spokane Hope
- Spokane Humane Society
- Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
- Youth Eastside Services
Arts and Culture:
- Allied Arts Association
- Art On The Ave
- Frick Museum Collection
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
- Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC)
- Portuguese Cultural Center
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- Spokane Civic Theater
- Washington Trust for Historical Preservation
Health and Medical:
- American Heart Association
- American Lung Association
- Frontier Behavioral Health
- JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Neurofibromatosis Network
- Susan G. Komen
- The Swinerton Foundation
- Susan G. Komen
Environmental and Conservation:
- Arbor Day Foundation
- Dishman Hills Conservancy
- Friends of the Centennial Trail
- Lands Council
- Northwest Wall & Ceiling Bureau
- Spokane Preservation Advocates
- The Exchange Club of Spokane
- Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation
- Community Minded Enterprises
- East Spokane Business Association
- INBA Outreach
- INBA Scholarship
- Innovate Washington Foundation
- Innovia Foundation
- Inland NW Community Foundation
- Spokane Eastside Reunion Association
- Upper Columbia Conference
- AmeriCares Nepal Relief Fund
- Beyond Pink
- HRC/Federal Club
- Night Out Against Crime
- Pride Public Schools
- Race 2 Place
- River Church
- St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
- St. Paul Episcopal Church
- The Swinerton Foundation
- Union Gospel Mission
- We Care Oregon
- Women’s & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen
- World Relief
International Aid and Development:
- AmeriCares Nepal Relief Fund
- NPH USA
- World Relief
- World Strides