Testimonials

Doug and Fred are skilled craftsmen who do fantastic work. It was a pleasure working with them through every step of the project. They are able to come up creative solutions that can make a huge transformation on even the smallest budget. My new Cambridge Paver patio and rock garden wall look amazing!

Two great guys to know, many thanks for your hard work!

-Matt in Burlington, VT

“We are pleased to endorse the professional and expert services of Stonescapes, Inc. Co-owner, Doug Nolan, met with us and interpreted our vague concepts into a beautiful stone-walled entryway to our house. Doug showed us a portfolio of their work that helped us decide stone type and design. During construction, we enjoyed watching the team dry lay the wall—what craftsmanship! Plus, they have great taste in music! It was a fun project that has enhanced the beauty and value of our home. We couldn’t be happier with the end result!”

—Ann and Barry Cousins Richmond, VT

“This past spring 2009 my wife and I employed Stonescapes to design and construct a bluestone patio, walkway, knee wall and retaining walls with planting areas. They also constructed a four feet deep by four feet high by 2 feet wide French drain to handle the water coming off of the hillside we live on. The project was done in conjunction with the conversion of a deck to a sunroom/porch. Doug and Fred provided us with excellent advice and guidance to make decisions concerning all aspects of the project. They also coordinated well with the other contractors and alleviated any additional involvement on our parts. The project was completed on time and on budget, with a bonus fire pit built by Doug and myself on the last day. The end result has changed our lives. We have a yard we can use thanks to the French drain and a gorgeous bluestone patio to relax or entertain on. I am a gardener and as the project moved toward completion Doug and Fred assisted me as to the design for all the new planting space. I have annuals in the retaining wall gardens and perennials next to the knee wall. My wife loves looking out our kitchen window and seeing butterflies and hummingbirds. Give us a call and see for yourselves. Doug has our number.”

—David Merves and Patricia Mueller

“Our project demanded the best in craftsmanship and Doug and Fred performed among the highest quality work of any of the subcontractors on our job. They are among the few subcontractors who I immediately turn to on future jobs that demand attention to detail, high value, and commitment to doing whatever the particular demands of the job involve. They were clear communicators and easy to work with through the entire process as well.”

—Ben Falk, Whole Systems Design, LLC

“We all know how stressful building a house can be. Making decisions outside the house can be a little nerve racking because you want the outside to make a statement. Making the right statement will define you, so you better make the right decision. For us making that decision was very simple. At the end of the day, (well each day) both Doug & Fred are not masons, but artists.

Not only did they respect my house, they respected the outside and created a masterpiece. They have only half finished on my property and I look forward to the Spring for the finishing touches. Not only did I choose the perfect builder for my home, but I landed two of the best masons/ “stone-artists” in Vermont!”

Let me make it simple for you—choose Doug and Fred. You will not be disappointed.

—Mark Bove

“Doug and his team not only did great work but they were great to work with. From design to problem solving along the way, everything was done in a thoughtful and intelligent manner. They took time to help us understand what they were doing along the way. The end result was functional, beautiful, and will last for decades — likely forever.”

—Thomas Hark, President, VYCC