Joe’s Stone Masonry Process:

Stone Masonry in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Drystone masonry installations have been my career for the past 24 years. I first of all talk with prospective clients to discuss their project ideas. I also measure and photograph the site and assess a range of site characteristics and materials. Then, I propose a budget.

Once a client agrees on a budget, I design imagery of the project or build to an existing drawing.

Finally, I  assemble a crew of qualified builders specific to each project and build it with them. I remain involved in all phases of hands-on construction. All drystone masonry installations I build use best known practices, as quantified by the Dry Stone Walling Association and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites

My installations are built to last.

  • Evaluate

    Meet with client and assess the project

  • Design

    Creates or obtains a blueprint of the project

  • Build

    Construction begins and project is built to last

Bench,-North-Carolina-2013-(2)

Benches

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Fences

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Fire

Stepped Patio, North Carolina 2008

Patios

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Restorations

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Retaining Walls

Sculpture-Junior-in-summer,-North-Carolina-2011

Sculptures

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Sitting Walls

Spiral-Steps,-North-Carolina-2008

Steps

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Walkways