"The way things should be! I was told what he would do, when he would be there and what it would cost. Everything was as promised. The work he did was top notch, and I will be using him again in the spring. Call Craig & Son Creative Stonework, you will be happy you did!"
R Hastings, Ridgefield, CT
"They did an excellent job. I have never dealt with a contractor that is so detailed, very nice people. They are very hard workers."
Sophie Rubin, Trumbull, CT
"The cap on the top of the chimney was concrete and had cracked in several places over its 45 year life. In addition, the top several layers of brick became loose as the mortar deteriorated. The project we agreed on was to rebuild the top with same bricks and high performance mortar. Spent the time to review the job and prepare and estimate. When we decided to do the work, he came with a crew as scheduled and completed the work. Very impressed with his communication style, we always knew where the project schedule stood. On time and at quoted price, what more could you want? Ended up buying 2-3 new bricks and they match perfectly."
B. Wade Anderson, Danbury, CT
"I was very satisfied with them. They did what we asked and did a really good job. I would use them again! I would give them high recommendation."
Stuart Duty, Greenwich, CT
"Craig & Son Creative Stonework did the job as promised at the agreed price, no scamming."
John Taylor, Fairfield, CT
"They removed broken cement from top of chimney and applied new cement, cleaned out loose cement between bricks, filled in with new cement or mortar where needed around the chimney and in two areas around the house. Craig & Son Creative Stonework were very polite and professional. They did the work we stated and cleaned up afterwards."
Anthony Andriolas, Bridgeport, CT
"Craig & Son Creative Stonework were very responsive, and stopped by to look at the work needed within the week. They then sent me an email summarizing the work required, and attached a contract. His son then called and we discussed a time to perform the work. The work was initially delayed by Hurricane Sandy and the following Nor'Easter, but they were prompt about completing the work as soon as possible. We are very happy with the work done, and will use this contractor again. Craig Nelson and his son are very courteous, personable, and professional. I highly recommend them."
Jann Draper Elliott, Bethel, CT
"They added on to existing stoop with steps, bluestone, and larger landing. Replace old flagstone walkway with pavers. Deliver pavers and firepit for patio. The guys showed up on time every day and finished ahead of schedule. The pavers look great and the new steps/landing is perfect. Craig & Son Creative Stonework really up'ed the curb appeal of my house with this project. His price was reasonable, they were efficient, and the finished project looks great. Couldn't ask for more."
Bryan Lenker, Easton, CT
"I had some minor repairs on my front walk and steps. I also needed consultation on additional work on the property. Craig & Son Creative Stonework came promptly as scheduled and did a thorough job explaining both the problems and the right fix for the walk and steps. Discussed a range of options for the other work we were interested in. Craig got back to me with a detailed estimate, thorough and understandable. Craig's son came to perform the repair work. Again, arrived promptly as scheduled and got the work done quickly. I am very pleased with the results. Would definitely use them again!"
Frank McGarey, Darien, CT
"I hired them to reset a set of bricks that had come loose from my front steps. Craig's son came and did the work. They were timely and professional throughout. Considering the fair cost of the labor, I thought this was fair. The job itself was done well."
Allon Ivri, Stamford, CT
"Craig & Son Creative Stonework repointed the front walkway including cutting out cement joints between stones and Belgian Blocks and then re-pointing the flagstones with cement. After the work was complete, the walk was power washed and sealed. Excellent work and good people to work with. We would definitely use them again; the project went well - no problems with agreement on the scope of the project or the timetable for completion."
Lynda Bluestein, Bridgeport, CT
"Repair of mortar on the stone steps at the entrance to our church. They also did repair and rebuilding of a brick retaining wall. When we met to review the job, he asked good questions and offered helpful suggestions on the best approach to take on the job and the materials he would be using. He came up with what I thought was a competitive estimate for the job and he was responsive to phone calls and e-mails. Once the work started, he and his team worked efficiently and neatly until the job was completed. The members of our church positively commented on the job that was done and we were happy to get the work completed before winter."
Robert Orr, Ridgefield, CT
"Craig & Son Creative Stonework power-washed rear masonry and repaired cracks in basement walls and patio. Craig St. came to my home and gave me the estimate; son Craig Jr. did the work well, professional, and quickly."
Raymond Oliver, Trumbull, CT
"They repaired or rebuilt our brick walks, patios, front steps, and retaining walls. They did very nice work on the brick walk, patios and a good job of rebuilding the retaining walls. He also did some repair work on our chimney. Their estimates were very low, but we asked for some additional work and in some cases, like our front steps, ask them to completely replace rather than repair them. While the final bill was higher than their estimate, it was still very reasonable for the amount of work that they did. As with any complex construction task, there are many decisions to be made along the way, so you need to work with them on a daily basis."
Gordon Sloat, Ridgefield, CT
"Craig provided a detailed written estimate within 2 days of our first meeting. When we confirmed to proceed with the job he and his team arrived as agreed. Craig is very hands-on with his skilled team. They rebuilt a wall at the front of our property and replaced multiple broken flagstones on our front walkway. They thoroughly cleaned up after they completed all the work. I will definitely use Craig & Son Creative Stonework again for future masonry work. Work completed as scheduled with extra care taken to ensure a quality job."
Hope Sim, Norwalk, CT
"Craig & Son Creative Stonework repaired two damaged stone walls and resurfaced a cement stair riser on my front porch, charging me only for materials. They then agreed to refinish the riser and the face of the adjacent front porch, again for the cost of materials. Excellent - the labor was all done for the original price plus the actual cost of materials, and their assistance, work and service were first-rate."
Christopher C. Burdett, Norwalk, CT
"They were very nice people to deal with. I had a small job and it was concrete work. We had a hard time getting them here because of the hurricane. They got here they did a good job it looks nice. I would recommend them. The price was good. I will use them again."
Rudy Polanski, Norwalk, CT
"Coated front steps with cement and repaired hole in foundation. Repairs were discussed with me and I was satisfied with the results. I would use this company again."
Evelyn Kinney, Shelton, CT
"The project consisted of the removal of a small wooden deck and installation of a larger patio 300 SF with pavers. Craig provided us with an estimate of the project in mid April. The estimate was very thorough and the price very reasonable. We had gotten at least two other estimates as a basis for comparison. He described the project in sufficient detail to leave no uncertainties. We really appreciated he and his team prioritizing our work and being able to start the project sooner than expected. His team completed the project in two days and their work was outstanding. My husband and I observed the workers and their attention to detail. The patio turned out beautifully. We are very pleased. Only one very minor disappointment encountered when making the final payment. Craig had not recalled correctly the price associated with a small modification made to our plans. Once we reviewed the original estimates and quotes, it all ended well. However, I would have expected that this last minute scramble could have been avoided. Very pleased with the workmanship, quality of work and the reasonableness of the price."
Linda Guyden, Easton, CT
"I needed my hearth extended to meet city code for a pellet stove install. Craig was very focused on keeping things neat and not making a mess. There were other contractors with cheaper options, but they didn't really listen to me and I didn't have a good comfort level w/ them. I felt it was worth it to pay a little extra to make sure it was done right the first time without any BS/problems."
Thomas A Rourke, Shelton, CT
"We had a stone wall running along side of the house that stuck out into the driveway, and they removed the part that stuck out into the driveway. We were happy with the job they did and the quality of the work. They did it at the price that they had quoted to us. There was a wait of about a month from when we first contacted them, but that was the best we could find. They were in fact, the only ones that really called us back. Apparently the other companies thought the job was too small for them."
Melissa Bennett, Ridgefield, CT