East Coast Masons

11007 Drumm Ave
Kensington, MD 20895240-606-5258



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Consumer from Washington, DC
Jul 27, 2018
After much research on Checkbook, I got three price quotes from masons. East Coast Masons provided a quote that wasn't the cheapest or most expensive, but based on reviews here, seemed like the best value for the buck. It took a couple months to get on the work schedule due to Declan's (the owner) busy schedule, but it was worth the wait. I'm happy with the end result and using my brick patio more than ever.
Consumer from BETHESDA, MD
Feb 02, 2018
Declan works the job himself with 2 helpers (José and Louis - they are brothers who have worked with Declan over 9 years). I have never met someone so amazing in terms of knowledge, experience, skill, and even fair pricing. We interviewed over 9 brick masons and companies for our extensive home addition and renovation. We have a mixed brick color and an orangey mortar. Each mason would declare the mortar to match would be C81...but, that mortar was clearly a beige and not a match at all. I am very picky and I also knew my project was complicated.

Declan made his own mortar and mixed bricks in such a way that NO ONE can tell where the new and the old home is. Even the 2nd floor French door entry which was made into a window has brick filled in seamlessly. Declan is very popular due to his word of mouth recommendations. Don't be surprised if he takes time to visit or to start - he is well worth any wait. He kept us informed as to the start date. He also made sample boards to show me. In fact, we had to wait for him as we had not signed the contract soon enough and he had already committed to another job. He did keep us informed as to his start day. On the 2nd project, we have had cold weather cause a small delay. This is all weather delay. Declan has always been true to his word.

When on the job he and his 2 helpers don't talk much as they know what to do and follow Declan's lead. The team's efficiency and work is a pleasure to observe. They know when to mix more mortar and when to pass more brick. Declan and the team are constantly measuring and keeping all plumb and square. Our 1st project was brick walls for 2 additions. The 2nd project that they are completing today is for afront patio and walkway as well as repairing our 77 year old stone walkway, backyard walkways with an ADA access, a large entertaining patio, a smaller garden patio, and a large complicated grilling patio with a seating wall steps and retaining wall. Declan is using stone and brick. We did meet with the landscape designer, Elin Haaga, several times. They worked very well together - they both asked great questions and came to wonderful solutions. There were elevation concerns and even water management to carefully consider. All has gone perfectly. In addition, I trust Declan. He is from southern Ireland (I actually have driven through his home town when I was on vacation with my family) and he has a great sense of humor and will also ask questions of the homeowner to assure that your project is picture perfect. I am pleased to send you pictures as well as well as to speak to any potential customers. I do know since Declan has worked here that a friend of mine also has used him and thinks highly of his work. My number is 301.717.9501. Kindly submitted - Marina
Consumer from SILVER SPRING, MD
Jan 23, 2018

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