In the summer of 2015, we were honored when Strata Developments asked us to participate in the restoration of this landmark on Saskatchewan Crescent West, a home built in 1910 for Mayor William Hopkins. Since our company specializes in Heritage Restoration and natural stone fabrication, we were definitely in our element and ready to dive right in. So when we learned that this project would be featured this winter in Saskatoon's HOME magazine, we were absolutely delighted. Thanks go out to the lovely Publisher, Amanda Soulodre for recognizing such a historical landmark in Saskatoon, and for telling its story so well.
ROCCO MASONS scope of work included replacing the homes disintegrating concrete stair treads with limestone, each tread weighing in at 650 pounds. We tore down the two brick posts at either side of the staircase, cleaned each brick piece by piece (as pictured above) before re-using them to return the posts to their original state. Once the posts were rebuilt, we capped off each post with 1900 pound limestone caps. We were very pleased when the home owner decided to use our recommendation of limestone for the bases of the homes ionic columns to replace the homes original wooden ones. Next, we laid limestone flooring throughout the patio which starts at the front entrance and wraps around to the back of the home.
For the HOME magazines full story CLICK HERE and stay tuned for more exciting projects to come.
Nicolene Watson - Director of Media
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"!