I met Bernd (B & B Masonry) this year while he was at one of my job sites, dealing with one of my sub trades.
I am a 35 year contractor, with over 100 houses and commercial projects completed.
I know average work, and I know good work.
Bernd is the best mason that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. (and I have known many over the years)
Our first project together was a wine cellar.
It was quite complicated with many corners, cabinets, and glass walls to contend with.
We talked about what I wanted, and what he suggested, then he went to work.
It became obvious, that he didn't need any assistance or direction from me, but he still gave me the courtesy of daily comments and suggestions.
Bernd created the perfect "vintage, stone, wine cellar".
Our next project was stone facing on the side and front of one of my houses in the British Properties.
They were very difficult stones to work with, and I actually had one mason decline the job, because of the difficulty.
It is not an exaggeration to say that he cut and chiselled more than 90% of the stones on two or three sides because they were not perfect for what he wanted.
It is the best stone work that I have ever had on one of my houses in all my years in the business.
We have had customers, tradesmen, contractors, and other masons come by to look at it.
Bernd is that good.
Besides being the best mason I've ever met, Bernd (and his assistant, Danny) both have good work ethic.
They keep their work area organized and clean.
They worked well with my owners, with me, and with the other trades on my job site. (not always an easy thing)