For the third year in a row, Artistic Stoneworks has been voted the Best Masonry Contractor in the City of Malden. We are very proud to have been honored with this award for a third consecutive year. This distinction has also qualified us to be inducted into the Malden Business Hall of Fame. We will always continue to provide our customers top notch design and installation. We realize that without our customers complete satisfaction, we could never win. Thank You!
Rachael B | Cambridge MA on 7/29/2016 gave [5 our of 5 stars]
We recently hired Anthony to build a front path using pavers after calling a number of references who gave him rave reviews. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Anthony definitely earned the title “artistic” in his company’s name! The path looks fabulous and definitely has a creative flair, as he accommodated our request to make sure not to damage the roots of a tree that abuts our property, and in doing so had to fan out the path around the trunk of the tree. The results look great–the path meanders seamlessly around the tree and looks like a flowing river, or a path through the woods. In addition, Anthony did other things to protect the tree roots, some of which were recommended by a tree guy we consulted, while a different mason we got an estimate from simply told us he was going to cut the roots and that there would be no problem with doing so, and that the tree would be fine, which was simply wrong. Anthony was also very reliable, coming every day and putting in a solid day’s work even in a 95 degree heat wave. He also cleaned up the property every day, left things tidy and put away his tools. He even excavated some relics from days gone by in the digging up that was done, producing a well-preserved unbroken medicine bottle that was likely more than 100 years old! Very cool, and also a testament to the carefulness with which he does his work. In addition, when he encountered a difficult situation with some of our neighbors’ stonework that he would need to change in order to make the project come out best, he not only spoke to the neighbor very diplomatically and got their O.K., he also charged minimally for the additional stonework that was not originally in the quote and that was unforeseen. If I could give him 10 stars or more, I would. He is an honest businessman and does what he promises. We recommend him highly without reservation.
Donna U | Saugus MA on 8/21/2016 gave [5 our of 5 stars]
In the summer of 2016, we hired Artistic Stoneworks to remove our old retaining wall (which was collapsing) and replace it with a new retaining wall. Part of the job was to redirect water runoff away from our house, because our basement was prone to flood after heavy rains. Another part was to incorporate stairs so we could reach the upper terrace.
Anthony replied quickly to our request for an estimate. There was a one-week delay in starting the work, because of another of his jobs that needed to be finished first; Anthony kept us up-to-date on the change in schedule.
Anthony and his men disposed of the old wall, dug a trench which they lined with crushed stone for water drainage, installed PVC drainage pipe for additional drainage, and built a new wall of Genest Highland Wall stone. Anthony designed a beautiful L-shaped wall, with a curve at one end and a short flight of stairs at the angle of the L-shape. Loam was put in to fill in the dirt behind the wall. As a final step, Anthony put in grass seed, since the heavy equipment had torn up the lawn.
We are extremely pleased with the appearance of the wall, the efficiency of Anthony’s work, and the reasonable cost. We are extremely happy with our gorgeous new wall!