My name is Craig Smith and I’m the owner of Smith’s Stone Masonry. I moved to Canada in 1997 from Wales – UK. My father first got me involved in masonry back in my teen years while living in the UK.
After settling down in Ottawa I worked for a couple of local stone mason’s and Public Works for a good couple of years. It was a great experience working with Public Works as it allowed me to work on some well-known landmarks in Ottawa. After my contract ended at Public Works I decided with the help of my old boss to start my own company.
I started out taking on some sub-contract work from a good friend who I’d previously worked for as a stonemason. Needless to say, it wasn’t long before my company name started to get around via word of mouth. A few years later I built my first website for MadeWithStone.com https://web.archive.org/web/20040301000000*/madewithstone.com
At Smith’s Stone Masonry we generally only take on small residential projects as it’s normally just me and a helper doing the work. I very much enjoy doing stonework because every job is unique in its own way. Plus I always tell friends that you should enjoy doing the work they do perhaps they’re in the wrong field/industry.
Our main specialty is installing flagstone patios and walkways. But we also do all types of stonework, whether it’s stone restoration, building stone walls or installing man-made stone products so even if it’s not listed under our main services, feel free to contact us for a free quote. If it’s not a service we offer I’ll gladly provide and recommend another local company that can help.
As I often take photos of my stonework and many of them will be upload to this website. It’s important to remember that every project is different in so many ways, the final result and look will change depending on the customer’s requests and type of stone used.