Testimonials

As a designer and amateur landscaper, I had a pretty clear idea what I wanted for my stone patio. However, Ethan made thoughtful suggestions for modifications that I warmed to — mixing flagstone with the bluestone, carving out a garden bed against the house, tapering the lawn up to meet the stone rather than leaving a short step to trip over. Now I can’t imagine having it any other way. He’s extremely hardworking and has the eye of an artist. I absolutely love my patio. I highly recommend him to anyone considering stonework.”
Wendy Clark, Freeport, ME

My stone patio has become the favorite spot in my home.  The design, execution and surrounding landscape of plants transformed an ugly corner lot into an intimate and beautiful outdoor living space.  Visitors agree and the space is used and appreciated all year round.  It was a wise decision that enhanced the enjoyment of my home as well as the resale value.”
JoAnn Palmacci, Portland, ME

“A few years ago Ethan constructed a beautiful stonewall from what was, basically, a pile of stones from a crumbling wall.  He conceived the entire design himself, showed me plans and estimates, finished it after weeks of arduous, exacting work, and then planted a lovely garden to accent it.  He was a solitary, steadfast worker and only stopped to chat when neighbors approached him to give praise or solicit his help with their own projects.  The finished wall looks as if its been there forever.  It’s covered with moss and I have no doubt it will outlast us all!”
J. Callahan, Cumberland Foreside, ME

Walking through Portland one afternoon I spotted a beautiful rock garden being built.  I asked the young man working there if he would come out for an estimate on hardscaping and landscaping.  This agreement turned into a beautiful bluestone patio, two raised fieldstone vegetable gardens and an outdoor fire pit.  This particular project gained national attention in a feature article in Rachel Ray’s winter 2008 magazine shoot at our location.  We’ve had the pleasure of seeing the trees and shrubs he added to the landscape grow and fill in over the years.”
—Christine Pekar, East Baldwin, ME

My wife and I had Ethan construct two 28 foot walkways and install a set of granite steps at the front door. Ethan has an amazing work ethic.  He showed up every day on time ready to work.  He has excellent skill and ability and his artistic touch made the finished product uniquely attractive.  We highly recommend him, and will gladly let him show his work at our new home to any prospective clients”
Glenn & Barbara Porterfield, Raymond, ME