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The Ins and Outs of the Masonry Process: An Interview with Ronnie Hester of Hester Stone Masonry

By Ronnie Hester

Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

I have been in business since 1978, We do a wide range of masonry work primarily stone work.

What are some of the most popular masonry products for homeowners?

We offer most everything involved in getting a home masonry {hardscape) project completed. .we take care of all aspects of the project from removing old decks, grading , installing footings, everything involved. We can even help plan your project.

Can you briefly explain the basic steps in a new masonry project?

The steps in a masonry project is knowing what you want out of the project and knowing what it should look like. Selecting a contractor , Researching the products that you want to use . A good contractor can help with the planning.

It seems that at this time a lot of homeowners are not traveling quite as much and are spending time in their backyards. Patios, pools, fireplaces, fire pits, and so on. Just a flagstone path or and arbor threw the garden.

What are some of the main decisions that a homeowner will need to make?

First the homeowner needs to have a idea of what they are looking for. Planning is essential. They must have a vison of what the finished product should look like and what they can do. They must be aware that with construction there will be some extra traffic around their home, noise, debris and so on until completion of the project.

What's one of the biggest challenges when it comes to construction?

Some of the biggest challenges in a masonry project new or a repair job is deciding what they want the finished project to look like. A lot of people cannot vison changes in the land scape or what the finished product will or should look like.

How do you help homeowners solve that problem?

The best way to approach this problem is research. They should view similar projects and photos to get an idea of what something is going to look like.

What's the best way for people to you and your company?

The best way for people to contact me is threw email. or

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