Magstone was started as a venture in 1997. Jerry Stambaugh was working for his brother in a family ran business. There was a huge work load at the time and Jerry saw an opportunity to create a company that over time could reduce that work load. In the beginning Jerry spent many nights and weekends with his 9 year old son, Ian, and other qualified friends and acquaintances in completing any type of sediment control work he could acquire. After a while Jerry started to feel that it was time to move on from employment at the family business and have Magstone as his primary occupation. With the help and support from his wife and children, Magstone became a full time business in the summer of 2000.