ROY TARGIA MASONRY is EXCEPTIONAL! If you are looking for a true "mason" who has vision, creativity and is authentic in his craft, then you want Roy & his team to do your outdoor project! I received no less than 5 estimates for an outdoor project for our small space that would involve a seamless tie-in of an original lower tier patio of lilac bluestone, new stairs installed (old demolished) leading from our French doors; a retaining wall along our fence line and the addition of an outdoor kitchen that is approximately 14 foot long AND jacking out old mortar and "re-gritting" to look like new! I was insistent on using natural stones - lilac bluestone- irregular stones + Pennsylvania field stone with bluestone toppers... Roy was the only mason that actually wanted to WORK with the materials that I wanted to use; but better than that, added incredible suggestions that captured what I was trying to accomplish in the limited space. He understood how impactful a small space could be. Other estimates from Stone masons included the run of the mill- "slap down" of pavers where the company wanted to "get in and get out". Roy came the same day that I called for an estimate. We discussed at length the project inclusive of the details, timing and challenges as well as my budget. He met me at the stone yard to review products & ensure that each detail was covered. His price was at the top of my budget; but I KNEW based on the interaction with him on the project that I would get EXACTLY what I wanted and not be disappointed! In hindsight now, his price was very fair and there was not 1 additional "over run". The contract was clear, concise & on point. His team was nothing short of EXCEPTIONAL (and I have worked on many projects over the years, with many ranges of contractors). Roy's team were ARTISIANS in every sense of the word. Roy was on sight every morning to review the day with myself, his team and his foreman. Joe (his foreman) was outstanding in every way! He kept me in the loop at all times, and ensured that even when we were met with a challenge (which all projects do) - we could devise our next steps and we both were on the same page. At his impeccable direction daily with the team members on site, they were able to complete my project EARLY!!! (A renovators dream)!!! The team arrived early each day & left late each day. They cleaned their work areas each evening, and did the best they could to ensure that there was no damage to my existing structure or outdoor flower beds throughout the 12 day project - working in VERY tight spaces. When a flower bed stone wall was slightly damaged by the big equipment, I didn't even have to ASK to have it repaired back to its original state. It was automatically done. This also included the sidewalk slate that incurred damage. Repaired without any discussion... You will NOT regret calling Roy Targia to have your project done! I will recommend him exclusively for any work such as this. He is exceptional, and it doesn't hurt that he is authentic in every way. The real deal.