Recent News:

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.

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.

Best New Residential Construction – Over 2500 Square Feet

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.

Featured projects in published books:

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My sidewalk project was featured in this publication by Cody Macfie.

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Featured Magazine articles:

Our latest project D'aquino/Monaco in Architectural Digest – 2015

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:

-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"

-May 2003 Country Home Magazine

I helped to restore a beautiful 1780's home

located in Blooming Grove NY. My client, Pierre Chanteau photographed the home

and property for a photo shoot as part of this wonderful magazine.