Our goal was to update our fireplace which had originally been been built in 1972. After interviewing a number of contractors and getting quotes, we hired McAree Mason Contractors. We liked the owner, Bob McAree because he returned our call promptly, reviewed the job, and then provided a quote. Although his price was not the lowest, we trusted his knowledge and his A+ rating with the BBB. He guided us through the process of finding new stone for our fireplace and worked with the design we had in mind. Bob was on time and always responded to our texts or phone calls. He actually does the work himself, with the support of his assistant, Dave. The job was started and completed within the projected time frame. We were very pleased with the outcome of our remodel and have recommended to others seeking a qualified and knowledgeable mason.
McAree Mason Contractors did a repair job on our chimney. I got an appraisal and estimate in a matter of one day and work started the following day. Bob an one assistant tore the whole chimney down to the roofline and replaced all the tiles and bricks. They added a nice little detail to the brickwork to add architectural interest. Instead of slathering a taper of mortar on top of the bricks for runoff, Bob pours a complete cap as the top layer of masonry. Add to that a nice stainless triple cap, and I have the prettiest chimney in the neighborhood. Bob showed up on a Monday and was done in 2-1/2 days. My application required a little extra flashing and labor and Bob was very fair in adding that to my final cost. He's a crafty mason and a good businessman. I would have him back to do other work and would also highly recommend him to anyone looking for great work and honest labor. Thanks you, Bob. A+
Our house was built in 1938 and never had rain gutters until just recently, to direct roof runoff away from the foundation. As a result, the cement foundation had substantial spalling on the interior. The house is built on ledge (we sit higher than neighboring houses), so our basement never had an issue with water otherwise. The spalling was merely a cosmetic problem and created a recurring mess to clean up. That said, we had difficulty tracking down a company willing to tackle the issue, for a number of reasons. After contacting Bob McAree and explaining the condition of the foundation, he visited our home and agreed to our preferred solution: apply Quikrete RapidSet (best for vertical applications) wherever needed. We would purchase the Quikrete ourselves for his use. Having lived in our home 30+ years, there was a lot of stuff in the basement, so we had to divide the project into three separate appointments in order to move stuff away from the walls but still be able to get around. We had tried to do a portion of one wall ourselves, but couldn't apply the RapidSet fast enough before it started to harden in the bucket. Then we realized it was best to hire a professional, someone experienced enough who could apply it in their sleep: They would have the right tools, expertise, and muscle! Bob McAree came through for us. He was willing to work with our schedule (one day in each of three consecutive months), he quoted us a fair price for his labor and travel time, and he agreed to our supplying the Quikrete. We took care of prepping the walls ourselves by wire-brushing any areas of spalling and vacuuming up the debris. Bob showed up promptly each of the three days and got right to work: misting the areas to be repaired, mixing a workable amount of mortar, troweling it in patches, and floating it before hardening. He even repaired a difficult-to-reach area from under the oil tank. Afterwards he cleaned up any mortar that had splattered onto the floor, followed by wiping with a wet rag. We are grateful for his help resolving this chronic problem, and we would not hesitate to hire him again for other masonry related projects. Check out the portfolio on his website; beautiful workmanship.
I heard about McAree Mason through a friend. Their work is amazing. They made sure everything was done to last and hold up for a very long time. They went above and beyond to make sure I was happy. I would definitely call this company if I needed more work done.
We had extensive work done by McAree Mason Contractors. They built retaining walls, designed and constructed a patio, and a custom walkway. From start to finish the work was done with precision and professionalism. Our property was totally transformed. We would highly recommend Bob to anyone in need of masonry work.
Highly recommended! We are more than happy to recommend Robert M***** and his company, whose name we found here on the BBB website. He is really all that you are looking for in a contractor. We appreciated his responsiveness and punctuality. His quote came when promised, was carefully detailed and the figures looked like they were honestly worked out, and not like a ballpark number. He was understanding and willing to adapt to our needs. Most importantly, he was personally on the job. (So often in the past we have met with what looked like knowledgeable contractors, but who later sent crews who did not seem as experienced and ended up disappointed, but not this time!) The work -resurfacing our basement wall so it could be left exposed- was very well done, with no waste of time and looks great. We are very pleased with the result and with the entire process. We are also very glad we will not need to look any further for a reliable mason!