"I WRITE TO LET YOU KNOW how pleased I am with the terrific job you and your workers did restoring the old chimney at the Kelly Road property to its former grandeur. I don’t consider myself an easy guy to please. I am in a profession requiring care, precision and attention to detail. I place high expectations on myself and others, including contractors.
I’ve done historical restoration work for many years. As in my profession, things have to be done just so. Many contractors simply do not appreciate the difference between repair, renovation and “restoration.” Restoration is more time consuming and difficult. It requires an appreciation of historical construction techniques, re-use of original materials where possible, compliance with current construction and safety standards and a keen eye to insure exact replication.
You did a great job in every respect. Not only did you make use of original materials in the visible aspects of the job, but you showed up on time, did the work, cleaned up and came in on budget. I enjoyed your enthusiasm, dedication to purpose, attention to detail, the discussions we had insuring we were on the same wavelength and your many creative ideas and suggestions.
I will have no hesitation in recommending your company to others and look forward to doing so. Thanks again for a job well done."
-Henry L. Rigali, Esq.
"OUR CHIMNEY HAD STARTED to fall away from the house. We contacted EMC Masonry and Eric came out to give us an estimate. During our initial meeting, he described in detail what the work would entail. It was a major job because the chimney had moved off any foundation that was there originally and was a hazard. Both the chimney and the foundation had to be rebuilt from scratch.
Eric and his crew were wonderful. They showed up when they said they would and did the work with dedication and attention to detail. Eric is a true artist and craftsman. He added special details to the work, was very attentive to city code issues, and the final product is truly a work of art. It was a delight to have him and his crew around. They were polite, respectful and fun to have around the house. They did their best to minimize the intrusion to us and were very appreciative of things we did (provide snacks and beverages) to make their experience with us enjoyable. When they left they cleaned up beautifully. We would hire them again and recommend them to others."
"FROM THE FIRST MOMENT I began dealing with EMC Masonry, it was obvious this was a professional outfit. Calls were always returned quickly. They communicated every option before work began, and then kept us apprised of what was going on while the work was being completed. After seeing the finished product and what was involved in the process, I am confident that the reconstruction work performed on my chimney will ensure it lasts for many years to come. I would recommend EMC Masonry for any type of chimney work."