My goal is to provide a quality service to our customers in a orderly and mannerly fashion. To have open communication between employer and employee. In short, to lay stone, and to be happy and successful in doing so.
I believe that the art of stone work in todays fast and modern times has been forgotten for the most part. The old timers from generations past for over 5,000 years have been passing this laborious and beautiful trade down the line.
I myself have been doing stone work for about 14 years and see no end in site for it. I feel it is my destiny to be a mason. I love stone and the way it takes shape, much like a puzzle. I started in dry stack retaining walls and then moved on to stone veneer and flagstone work. To me each job or project takes on a life of it's own. Each one so different from the other.
I often encourage home owners to throw out concepts and ideas so that we can make their vision of what they want come true. Because after all "it's set in stone.
One of the ways I ensure the highest quality stonework to our customers is to incorporate sustainable materials and techniques into all projects. There are several ways to incorporate sustainability into stonework.
The first step is through careful material selection. The use of natural local stone types, of which there are many, is typically a more sustainable choice than the use of manufactured cultured stone products. Stone harvested within one hundred miles (Western North Carolina and East Tennessee) has a lower embodied energy than cultured stone or stone from outside of this region. This means that the overall amount of energy that is consumed to place the stone into your project is much less than stone that travels farther. Another way to reduce embodied energy is to use non quarried local stone.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work on many types of stone masonry projects.
Some of the projects I have worked on, but not limited to are: Dry Stacked, Stone Fireplaces, Column Work, Cultured Stone, Custom Work, Grottos, Veneer, etc.. Check out the examples of my work by visiting my