About Our Masonry Business.

We are a family business dedicated to the highest standards of preserving, restoring, and reproducing historic masonry, matching original materials and workmanship exactly. Our craftsmanship is supported by our unique combination of knowledge and experience, combined with our extensive inventory of antique bricks from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries as well as oven doors, cranes, antique iron fireplaces, and cookstoves.

Our work conforms to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation National Code. Fully insured and licensed. Massachusetts Construction License #109238

Meet Richard Irons.

Richard Irons has over 38 years experience as a professional masonry contractor and consultant. He specializes in historic, period restorations and authentic reproductions. He and his work have been featured in numerous publications including Early American Homes, Old House Journal's New Old House, Old-House Interiors, and Old-House Interiors' Early Homes. He has lectured widely throughout New England on various topics related to masonry preservation and restoration.

Richard Irons was awarded the Maine Historic Preservation Award in 1998 for "his excellence in historic restoration, his craftsmanship and dedication to the preservation of Maine's irreplaceable architectural history." He is the first tradesperson ever to receive this award.

Richard is an active member of Maine Preservation, Portland Landmarks, the Old York Museum & Historical Society, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Historic New England (formerly SPNEA).

Learn more about Richard's work:

"Restoring Antique Masonry," by Gladys Montgomery Jones, Early American Homes, April 1999. [PDF]
"Fire Irons" by April Paffrath, Old-House Journal's New Old House, Summer 2005. [PDF]

Fort Knox baking oven consultation
Evaluating conditions inside a massive baking oven at Ft. Knox in Maine.

Irons inspects chimney work

Reviewing restoration progress on one of the chimneys at the House of Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts.

Team member at work on the Longfellow House in Portland, Maine.