The Sullivan County Stone Mason Blog

Natural Stone Design, Construction, Application, and Methods from an Experienced Stone Mason in Sullivan County, New York

Beaverkill Covered Bridge Rehabilitation Project Receives 2017 New York State Historic Preservation Award

December 18, 2017

The Beaverkill Covered Bridge, which was rehabilitated earlier this year featuring stone masonry work by Kelly Masonry & Design, Inc., has received the 2017 New York State Historic Preservation Award to honor excellence in the protection and rejuvenation of a beloved state historic landmark. Click here to read the full article. At the Awards Ceremony in Albany on December 7, 2017, Patrick Kelly and his work was mentioned in remarks … read more

A Part of History: Kelly Masonry & Design Contributes to Beaverkill Covered Bridge Rehabilitation

June 21, 2017

A rehabilitation project led by New York State Department of Transportation concluded with a grand re-opening of the Beaverkill Covered Bridge in the Town of Rockland in Sullivan County. Kelly Masonry & Design was responsible for replicating the stone veneer that was once affixed to the old approach ramp. Both eastern and western abutments were reconstructed by the DOT and resurfaced by Kelly with the same fieldstone that once adorned … read more

Outdoor Fireplaces Featured in Top Design Trends for Residential Landscape Architecture

April 27, 2016

As a stone mason with professional experience in design and residential landscape architecture, I pay attention to current design trends. Many of my clients are second-home owners from New York City who buy property in Sullivan County to afford them open space. It provides an opportunity to design an outdoor living space for friends and family to enjoy that would not otherwise be available to them in the City. Maintaining … read more

Western Sullivan County Home Transformed With Pool, Bluestone Patio, and Landscaped Yard

September 23, 2015

Kelly Masonry & Design recently completed the first phase of a project for a family at their weekend getaway home in North Branch, NY. The family desired to transform their backyard space and engaged Kelly Masonry & Design to create a Master Plan that was to include the following: In-ground pool design with adjacent pool deck and outdoor entertaining space Landscape plan for the property Identification and creation of scenic … read more

Ask Your Local Stone Mason: How Do You Calculate The Amount Of Stone Needed For A Stone Wall?

February 23, 2015

As your Local Stone Mason in Sullivan County, I am often asked by some local “do-it-yourselfers” with small stonewall projects… …”how do you calculate the amount of stone needed for a stonewall?” My first answer is almost always…”More than you think…!” This answer often yields confused expressions on a person’s face…But it IS true! I have been building stonewalls in Sullivan County for a very long time and have always … read more

Kelly Masonry & Design on Instagram

June 1, 2014

It’s a busy Spring at Kelly Masonry & Design! With this past winter finally out of the way, our project schedule is in full swing so that our clients can enjoy their outdoor spaces this summer. We’ve decided to start an Instagram account to highlight some of our projects, both past and present. Instagram, as well as our Facebook account, will show our stone masonry projects in various stages of … read more

Proper Planning For Your Stone Project

March 10, 2014

Proper project planning isn’t something that is performed occasionally by Kelly Masonry & Design….It’s always performed!  It’s a service that all clients receive for their stone masonry project, large or small. Outdoor living spaces easily become the most popular area of your home and will yield one of the highest returns on investment compared to other improvements you could do to your home’s exterior.  Understanding why you want an outdoor … read more

New Interior Fireplace Veneer Project

February 22, 2014

Working on interior fireplace veneer is a nice change of pace from my typical outdoor projects. During the winter months it gets me out of the cold, which is always welcome! I’m currently working for a homeowner who desired a change to his fireplace. Previously clad with granite veneer, the aesthetic no longer matched other upgrades to the home. The warmth and beauty of fieldstone was much needed to bring … read more