My wife had been asking me to enhance our front entranceway. After a rough winter and seeing the bricks on the side of my house crumbling, I decided it was time to take action. I called 4 different masonry companies researched on Homestars. 3 of the 4 companies came back to me with estimates starting from $25K to $40K, all well out of my budget. I called Daryl (DJ Mason) who came by the house at the designated time and quoted me literally thousands of dollars below the lowest quote & more or less in line with my budget. The scope of work was to chip out the damaged brick, insert concrete block & parge, reuse & relay the existing interlocking stone for the entrance, replacing some damaged block & lay down stone on the front porch.
Daryl said to leave it up to him to find the right colours and I did. He could not have found a better colour to match up everything than if he built the house himself. During the course of the repair & reno, he told me he thought he could get new interlocking that would match up with my existing driveway & to leave him with the decision to do something other than parge the new block as he wanted the entrance to look attractive.
Not only did he find once again find the perfect interlocking stone for us but the way he chipped out the stone used on the porch to fit under the brick was pure genius. Because he was doing such an amazing job and things were looking really good, I made another change & told him I did not want to use the existing block for steps but we would pick out new rock for the stairs.
So we found a great match to everything and for a few thousand dollars more than originally planned on, we have a gorgeous entranceway as you can see from the pictures.
Not only was Daryl's price so extremely reasonable, he was extremely easy to work with, helpful, courteous, meticulous and a true craftsman.
I would highly recommend this man to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable and skilled professional. He is more than fair and reasonable and will leave behind work that all who see will have nothing but positive comments to make. I definitely would have no problem asking him to come back for other projects.