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"I have to say, Bill Davis is one of the best contractors we have ever dealt with. From start to finish-he was just a joy to work with. He came out immediately after we contacted him to look at everything and give an estimate. He was on time and enthusiastic about having the chance to give us his thoughts and ideas. This was almost the entire front area of our home that was in desperate need of a makeover so we had a lot of questions and concerns to make sure we were all on the same page with regard to the overall look and vibe. Bill listened to every neurotic question I asked and always gave thoughtful answers. He had so many great ideas that we had not even thought of. He seemed to understand very well what we wanted and assured us it would be beautiful when complete. We felt comfortable with him and gave him the green light. He was booked out for a couple of months, but we decided to wait it out:) When he finally started it was all day and so exciting to see the progress that was made every day. He had a crew of two amazing guys and Bill was on site every day. Any minor concerns we had along the way-Bill and his crew were always there to come up with a solution. He was never dismissive or annoyed with us. I really felt like we were a team-that rarely happens with hired contractors. They were done in about a week. Everything he completed exceeded our expectations. It's all simply beautiful. Our home has so much more curb appeal now and we cannot wait until spring to be able to paint and add landscaping. I know how tough it is to find good contractors and good people. Bill, is indeed, both. He is not the cheapest guy on the block, but you get what you pay for. If you need serious stone, paver or masonry work done-hire a guy like Bill that is an expert in this area. I have full confidence that he will always be available if we have any questions or if anything needs tweaking in the spring. Don't hesitate to hire him for a second. He's a an excellent contractor and an excellent human being. And that counts in our book."
Earth and Stone Masonry's clients home was recently featured in Architectural Digest, where Bill had the honor of working with a team of designers from NYC. D'aquino/Monaco as well as the homeowner, designed the master plans and we supplied the materials and expert installation over the course of one year. Everything from 10' tall retaining walls to a custom water feature were all elegantly constructed one stone at a time.
See all the details in these two links:
2010 FINALIST: Pine Lake Drive, Wurtsboro
Owner: Phil Milo
Contractor/Builders: PB Majestic Homes, Mason-Bill Davis/Earth and Stone Masonry
This project included 3,500 square feet of cultured stone work that was installed on the foundation,
front porch, pillars, outdoor barbecue and three custom fireplaces. A pool patio was installed on the
back side of the home using over 2,300 square feet of teco-bloc pavers with a beautiful stone pool coping.
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-July 2010 Old House Journal
Based out of Manhattan NY, this client bought a home in New Paltz NY and has been
working since 2009 to bring her home back to its original condition. She sent some photos
and this letter which was used as part of the article.
This was her letter:
"Bill is wonderful and his craftsmanship is exceptional! We were in the middle of major house repairs
when we realized our 200 year old foundation needed repair; Bill was able to squeeze us into his schedule
and he did a great job, even the new mortar matches the old. Because his work was such good quality,
we had him come back and rebuild the opening to our home's original 200 year old cooking fireplace and
three stone walls around our gardens that the previous mason did not construct properly"
I have recently been invited to work with The Stone Foundation to help restore Opus 40 located in Saugerties NY. I will spend three days helping to assist a team of master stonemasons. This project is currently awaiting funding approval.
A BRIEF HISTORY about Opus 40:
In 1938, Harvey Fite (1903-1976), one of the founders of the Bard College Fine Arts Department, purchased an abandoned quarry (reportedly for $250) in the town of Saugerties, NY, in Ulster County, about 100 miles north of New York City.
Over a period of 37 years he created the monumental world-acclaimed 6 ½-acre bluestone sculpture now known as Opus 40.
Opus 40 has been featured in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, on network TV, and in many other publications and media.
Opus 40 has been designated A National Historic Place.