Preserve A Stone Masonry Restoration
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    At Preserve A Stone, we are proud to have received the following recognition for our contributions to the Cattaraugus, Erie, Genesee, Monroe, & Wyoming communities.  Our specialists are rigorously trained to provide the highest quality services.
Katherine S. Evans, Pastor of Alden Presbyterian Church, New York 14004.
"The Session, Congregation, and Stewardship Team is very pleased with the quality of the work, performance, knowledge and safety demonstrated by Preserve A Stone Masonry" "Without hesitation, we would recommend James Kohl and his craftsman."

Kim, Owner of Wills Carpet One Batavia, New York 14020.
"Thanks for a great job! - job site kept clean & neat - thanks for making sure my customers were able to get in + out of my store while you worked."
David W. Engdahl – Chairman of the Management Commission – Scottsville, New York 14546.
At The Union Presbyterian Church
"We were impressed with knowledge of the masonry restoration process and the attention to detail shown throughout the process. This was particularly noted in the color matching of the mortar used for the brick and in the matching of the overall appearance of the repaired foundation to the original. We would highly recommend Preserve A Stone and James Kohl for restoration work on historical buildings. James Kohl and his associate went beyond the scope of work proposed by other contractors yet completed the job at a competitive price. The more obvious deficiencies of loose mortar and brick were addressed on all sides of the structure with care taken to match mortar appearance to the original. In addition, a missing lintel was installed, the stone foundation was tuck pointed to a depth of about 12 inches below ground level and a missing chimney cap was installed. The work was done in a timely and professional manner. The small sculpture made from left over stone and historical artifacts unearthed around the foundation was a nice touch." 

News and Reviews for Preserve A Stone Masonry Restoration
​        Donald & Sandra Moran Residence in Clarence, New York 14031
"We are pleased to recommend your business in the future and you have excellent service and follow through. Worker shows up when scheduled and explains job to be performed in detail." 

      ​  Ms. Aylsworth Residence of Attica, New York 14011
"Very polite & explained everything before starting the job. He lived up to the proposal/estimate given to me before starting" and "Provided and installed new gutters. Also, installed blocks and support posts under the porch. Repaired exterior wall. In basement, make repairs and posts for stairs." 

​        Kevin McCarthy, of Alexander, New York, 14005
"The work was completed in a timely fashion and James provided high quality work. James was reliable and came right over when I called him. He started the work when he said he would and didn't stop until the work was complete."

          Deborah Stankevich, of the Genesee County Inn, Mumford, New York 14511
​Were you satisfied with the professionalism, and the quality of the work? 
"Yes, Richard and I are very happy with the work on the basement wall of the Genesee Country Inn Bed and Breakfast. The superior quality of workship was evident. We will definitely call James back as we continue to restore."

           Bob Swanson, ABCD School, Batavia, New York 14020
​"During the summer of 2014, James Kohl of Preserve A Stone Masonry Restoration did a considerable amount of restoration on the building for ABCD. James and his crew were highly professional and were extremely considerate of our staff and more importantly our students.

His work was outstanding and we would highly recommend him and his company."

Robert Swanson, Facility Maintenance Manager

Recommendation from First United Presbyterian Church of Mumford, New York 14511

In the spring of 2014 we noticed a crack in the top portion of our steeple. And because our church is constructed of rare bog limestone, we knew it was not a job for amateurs. We did some research and decided to speak with James kohl of Preserve A Stone. When we met with James, he was very knowledgeable and confident. Within the next few days he did an inspection and assessment of our church’s condition, gave us a detailed quote and answered all of our questions. He also gave us a date of when he could begin work. We gave him the OK.

Here is summary of the work that James and his crew did.
 Foundation: 100% removal of mortar joints around perimeter 12 to 18 inch depth below grade. Cleaned areas of debris, and relayed any stone where needed, including side walls of two entrances. The beaded mortar joints matched original style perfectly. 

Steeple repoint: This was an important repair. James needed a 60 foot boom lift for the outside repair. The inside steeple repair was a little tricky. Because of the steep angle of the roof, it was a very tight squeeze. But the repair was made and it looks great. They made all necessary restorations to ensure the original integrity. When they were through, they cleaned out all of the dust and debris.

The detail and quality of the work could not have been better. All of our expectations were met and we will continue to recommend Preserve A Stone to our friends and neighbors.