For over two decades, Dean Agency International, Ltd. has infused the American architectural landscape with the highest quality natural stone and craftsmanship available in the industry. Our methodology is simple; we bring the best of two worlds together to get amazing results for a wide array of residential and commercial customers. Our enduring, trusted relationships with renowned stone manufacturers makes us the foremost choice for builders, designers, installers, architects, dealers and distributors who want to provide unsurpassed quality to their customers. From value-boosting residential renovations to impressive executive boardrooms atop city skylines to the opulent homes of many famous public figures...Dean Agency Int'l, Ltd. is the uncompromising leader in providing natural stone solutions.

We pave the way for the world's best stone artisans to connect with the American market.

Meet President & CEO, Diana Dean


Diana Dean founded her agency in 1991 after her experience at an international honorary consulate revealed a growing need to help foreign companies successfully reach the U.S. marketplace. Dean used her wealth of knowledge and global relationships as a bridge to introduce the world's top purveyors of natural stone to American companies. Today, Dean Agency Int'l, Ltd. brings the quality and expertise of several renowned stone operations to residential and commercial companies, as well as the public, throughout the Southeast. Along with being fluent in French and Spanish, Dean is a proud alumna of East Carolina University, and attended both Clemson University and the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg in pursuit of her master’s degree. Over the years, she's been honored with many awards and accolades from her academic and business communities.




  • Nominated for the Charlotte Observer's first annual "Business Women of the Year" Award, Charlotte, NC.

  • Served as a liaison between the Mexican Consulates in Charlotte, NC, and Washington, DC.

  • Received a Letter of Commendation for Volunteer Work in the Kanawha County Schools, Charleston, WV.

  • Selected by the Union des Constructeurs de Matériel Textile de France as their official representative to the Comité Européen des Constructeurs de Matériel Textile (CEMATEX) for ATME-1.

  • Nominated for "Women in Unusual and Outstanding Careers" award by Greenville, SC, daily newspaper (Daily News) for work as a Trilingual Interpreter at the American Textile Machinery Exhibition.

  • One of three honorees in NC chosen by a national sorority for "Outstanding Work and Loyalty to the Community and Sorority".

  • One of only 20 U.S. recipients selected by the French Government for the Grenoble "Stage de Perfectionnement" scholarship. This program focuses on improving how the French language is taught and helps to promote the importance of learning a foreign language in the U.S.

  • A certified Marble Institute of America (MIA) Continuing Education Unit (CEU) speaker for architects, landscape architects, interior designers and other related industry professionals.

  • Developed French courses for U.S. corporations merging with French corporations.

  • Centennial Honoree, East Carolina University, Foreign Language Department, Greenville, NC.