This is the second time I've contracted with Matthew and his team for stonework done (different house this time). My first job with him was about 6 years ago and at that time, he finished my small front walkway in my townhouse - a job that 4 other contractors either refused to quote (too small) or gave me an outrageous quote (again, because it was too small....they didn't actually want to waste their time so priced the job 3x what it should be). I found Bluestone on Homestars and have since referred this company to ALL my friends in Glen Abbey (about 4 of whom have since had him do their jobs). Well, fast forward 7 years, I'm now in a new home, and just put a pool in.....and guess what.... I didn't even bother getting quotes from others as I knew there was nobody better than Matthew and Bluestone. He put in a 12x20 stone patio off the pool, a flagstone pathway from our gate to the pool area and finished down the whole side of the house with the same pavers as the patio. The work, as always, was first rate, completed quickly and I know, at about half the cost of what other companies would've charged. Matthew himself is honest, integrous and says it like it is. He will tell you straight up of all the ins and outs (e.g. for our patio, he was clear with us about the risk of heaving after the pool install while the ground settles....but he was honest and did what he could to mitigate that happening....so far, so good and it's still perfect). I trust this man like no other contractor I've ever had to work with .He actually recommended the flagstone as the pathway, and while I couldn't visualize, we went with it.....and it's stunning. I truly think a huge difference is that this is his own company and he is right there every day doing the work with his small crew. There is obvious pride in their work and a business ethic that other companies could take a lesson from.
Our next project will be the front walkway, and there will only be one phone call made.....to Bluestone Project. If I could give more than 10 stars, I would.