Did you know that our stone carvings are completely hand carved from start to finish?
Before this memorial carving began (as seen in photo #1) the limestone weighed approximately 235 pounds ---- it's since had over 45 pounds of limestone carved out by hand. The progress seen here took our Stone Carver, Ryan Watson around 40 hours.
Next up, Watson will hand pitch its limestone base to include the clients last name then it's off to the sandblasters before its final resting place at the cemetery in Dinsmore, Saskatchewan.
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Our masonry crew just wrapped up the installation of a natural thin veneer in quartzite to this homes exterior. Meanwhile, our Stone Carver, Ryan Watson has recently completed the homes hand carved limestone address marker. The photo on the left shows the design sketched directly onto the stone in pencil with the progress to its completion on the right.
Above is a close up of the completed hand carved Indiana limestone address marker for our residential project located in Saskatoon, SK. Stay tuned for our next carving; a hand carved book memorial with a wheat sheaf to represent the prairies. It's going to be magnificent and will certainly be sure to stand out at the cemetery. Find us on twitter, instagram and facebook @roccomasons
Our home owners loved their entryway so much that they decided to add an additional stone feature wall to their main family room which wraps around into the kitchen. Our Stone Masons dry laid this sandstone to perfection with no visible mortar joints and again, all outlet surrounds were customized in limestone.
Do you see the two red bricks? These bricks have sentimental value to the family and are from Saskatoon's historic Farnam Block building, better knows as Lydia's pub on Broadway Avenue. The Farnam block building was more than a century old and was unique in Saskatoon because of its walk-up style architecture as seen here: Farnam Block
The limestone for this homes exterior is on it's way so stay tuned for our one-of-a-kind masonry design. #happysaintpattysday
Stone Carver, Ryan Watson just completed the final touches to this hand carved Indiana limestone address marker. Next week we ship it off to Signature Stone and Stucco, a Masonry company located in Greenville, South Carolina. Soon this piece will be installed at the homes entryway. Stay tuned and follow us on twitter and facebook @roccomasons
Nicolene Watson, Co-Owner of Rocco Masons since 2013. "Nicolene is the brains behind the scenes at Rocco Masons. She naturally knows how to run a business. When she wants something there's no stopping her", says Ryan Watson, Nicolene's husband and the companies Founder & President. Since 2013 Nicolene manages the office and directs all aspects of the business including Accounts Payable/Receivable, Human Resources, Web Design, Marketing, Advertising and Social Media. "I finally found my dream career at fourty that fits me like a glove"!