Stonemasonry has been my career since 1997. I design, restore, and build a wide range of mortared stonemasonry and dry stonemasonry features using best-known practices for durable, safe, long-lasting, attractive stonework.
This portfolio of stonemasonry installations and restorations reflects work that I have designed, built, and photographed since I began my own business in 2003. As of this writing, these are my 100 Greatest Hits! from my first 20 years. The work reflects the methods I learned during seven years of apprenticing with master stonemasons in Kentucky. In addition, these photos also reflect changes and evolution in the styles of stonework I do. One of the distinctive characteristics of my stonework is that I align my stone landscape installations with cardinal directions, lunar cycle, and solar cycle in as many ways possible.
In considering potential projects, I first talk with prospective clients to discuss their ideas, look at images of stonemasonry including colors and sizes of stone, and envision a timeline. Then, I measure and photograph the site and assess a range of site characteristics such as access, utilities, function, view, etc. Next, I propose a budget.
Once a client agrees on a budget, I design imagery of the project or build to an existing drawing provided by landscape architects, architects, engineers, or landscape designers.