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stonework after 20 years

20 Years Later

This driveway in Long Grove survived 20 years of Chicago winters, went vacant in foreclosure for 5 years. Finally after foreclosure the new owners, needed a new driveway. We salvaged the old neglected brick and reinstalled it with a different border detail, Brussels Block and...

stone cutting

Back to Pool

THE MAKING OF A BULLNOSE EDGE @ HQ. Handmade for L.Cohen Highland Park, IL. Bluestone Pool Deck Coping being fabricated for a Highland Park Residence. I couldn't pass up this photo op.   ...

thank you carved in stone

Thank You.

CARVED IN STONE and engraved in stone; written in stone Fig. permanent or not subject to change. (Often in the negative.)    ...

low quality hardscape

Beware the Water

Over the years We have estimated and designed many projects. Some of them we get and some of them we don't. Such is life.   But a contractor that doesn't have the skills to perform his trade properly, should not be in a position to estimate or...

augusta flowers

2015 Masters Tournament – Augusta, GA

The 2015 Masters Tournament is the 79th Masters Tournament and the first of golf's four major championships to be held in 2015. It is being held from April 9–12 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. [caption id="attachment_2479" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Dry stacked Stone Bridge leading...

spring construction

Spring is Here!

SPRING IS HERE!! CALL TO GET STARTED ON YOUR NEXT PROJECT.     New construction in Wadsworth IL. Stone veneer on the home and new stone fireplace....

skippy the pom

Photo of the Week: Skippy

Skippy is an adorable 7 yr old Pomeranian that loves her patio. She likes the sound of water and eating treats in the shade. She prefers these cool nights and can't wait till fall to lay by the fireplace.     Send us your "Skippy" photos, we'd love...