Reviews

-- ANGIE'S LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD SINCE 2011....reflecting exemplary service in the MASONRY category. Super Service Award winners meet strict eligibility requirements, including: an "A” rating, the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
 
-- WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE - March 2011 - The Kings Masons is included in the Top 200 List of Home Improvement Experts.  "Since 1980, this firm has done masterful masonry, including patios, driveways, walkways, and fireplaces.  Clients have included senators and CEOs."
 

-- 9/14 CLIENT COMMENT - Our courtyard is beautiful, and the envy of the neighborhood!  Richard hand-placed each rock around our pond and now… it looks so natural I enjoy sitting outside and staring at the elegance!  The crew was great… very professional, clean, tidy, and efficient. 


-- 1/14 REPAIR JOB COMMENT - I was extremely pleased with my entire experience with your company - from my initial phone call with Mimi through the job completion. Charlie and crew were polite and professional but took time to answer all my questions thoroughly. I felt like I had their complete attention and my concerns were treated seriously. My sincere thanks to everyone involved. I have additional brick-work projects in mind and look forward to consulting with your design exerts in the near future.

-- 1/14 CLIENT COMMENT - We were absolutely impressed with our experience dealing with The King's Masons. We solicited several quotes for installation of a large paver patio. Richard from The Kings' Masons walked us through his approach to the project, which was straightforward and much more technically sound and engineering-based than other bids. To our surprise, his bid was also one of the most reasonable in terms of price. When it came time to execute the project, the crew was extremely punctual, efficient, and highly professional. The finished product looks great!

-- 8/13 CLIENT REVIEW - This has been a wonderful experience for us.  We, and all our neighbors and friends, love the masonry.  I've been sending email photos to my daughters too.  All the staff - Mimi, Oscar, Charlie, etc. demonstrate the qualities we most desire when we contract for work.  Of course, we attribute it to your leadership.  Thank you Richard.

-- 8/13 CLIENT COMMENT - The pillars look absolutely beautiful.  Your team did a terrific job.  I must add, we've worked with various contractors in the past, and working with your company was the best experience we've ever had--start to finish. Your team is so pleasant, has great communication, and the whole project (planning to completion) exceeded my expectations in terms of quality, time to order/time to finish, the crew showing up exactly when you said they were going to, etc.  We sincerely appreciate your time and work.  I would strongly recommend your company in the future.

-- 8/13 CLIENT COMPLIMENT - Thank you for delivering such excellent service and high quality work!  I am very pleased with the stone fireplace - everyone clearly takes great pride in their work.

-- 7/13 CLIENT REVIEW - Covered our concrete steps with stone and installed a crushed stone based brick paver walkway.  We were delayed a few days due to rainy weather, no fault of Kings Masons, and then our job was scheduled.  When the weather finally permitted work to begin the construction portion of the job was completed in just one day.  Erwin, the master Mason guided his crew professionally and with great care to our surrounding property and flower beds.  He then returned 5 days later to acid wash the stone steps to complete the job.  I would recommend this company to anyone looking for quality work at a reasonable price.

-- 7/13 CLIENT COMMENT - We really appreciate how TKM does everything on time and when they say they will.  The workers were true professionals.

-- 6/13 REPAIR JOB COMMENT - I spoke with Mimi first on the phone and she was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She handled the arrangements for Charlie to come to our home.  He was there right at 7:00 am as scheduled.  He went to work quickly and diligently after explaining what he was going to do.  He finished his work in a timely manner and with great care. The brick entry to our home now looks great.  The entire job was handled courteously and professionally.  Thank you.

-- 5/13 CLIENT REVIEW - We retained the King's Masons to take out a large failing retaining wall at the bottom of our driveway and replace it with a new wall.  We also had them take out our old walkway in the front of our house and replace it with an elegant design made up of new pavers.  Finally we had them bring in both large boulders and large rocks to improve the landscaping and the flow of rain run-off. The work started on time with the removal of the retaining old retaining wall...The new wall is so solidly built and attractive that I wish it faced the front of the house rather than the back.
Once that was done the walkway was removed and work began on the new walkway.  The new walkway was made with pavers we selected from choices they provided.  The design and installation are absolutely first rate.  We did have a little trouble with water flow after the first major rain and the King's Mason came back immediately to improve the situation - all work and materials were done at no cost to us.  My wife and I are very proud of all the new work that Richard and his men have done for us.  While they are not inexpensive, there work is absolutely first rate.
 
-- 4/13 CLIENT COMMENT - I found this company on Angie's list.  They were highly rated and I was impressed with the projects that they had previously done for other homeowners.
I made an appointment and met the owner of the company at my house.  I explained what I had in mind and he suggested 2 designs for an upgraded walkway.  I am not the type of person that can visualize significant changes.  Therefore, I had the company provide me with a drawing of both proposals.  I also had them mock-up the proposal for a curved walkway in my front yard.   In the end, I went with the curved walkway.  The company provided me with several samples of brick so that I could determine which color would be appropriate for my house.  The owner of the company made himself available when I had questions and was helpful in providing me with the information that I needed to make the right choices.
It took me several weeks to get approval from my homeowners association.  The company provided me the drawings that I needed for that process. The work had been quoted for the period between January and February.  I received a discount for having the work done during that time period.
Once I received approval from my homeowner's association, I scheduled the work.  The company arrived on the scheduled start date with an army to start the project.  After the demolition was completed, the primary crew stayed behind to construct the new walkway, and cover the landing, stairs and front porch  with brick.   The project was completed in a timely manner.  When they were constructing the walkway, I was working from home and I got to watch the project from start to finish. The team that executed the project were skilled craftsman that took pride in their work.  They completed the job during the scheduled period and answered the questions that I peppered them with on a daily basis.  They kept the job site clean and kept us informed.
The most import ant part of the project was the end result.  The completed product was exceptional. It is the envy of the neighborhood.
I would not hesitate to hire them again.
 
-- 3/13 CLIENT COMMENT  - with a front walk made of curving slate, trim work around front door, and a rock path to the pool area with steps cut into a brick wall....We had a great experience with Kings Masons! This was very refreshing after dealing with 2 inexperienced contractors. We found them on a Washingtonian list and Richard came out and gave us a quote. It was slightly higher than other quotes we got but the company's reputation was excellent and they had done a significant amount of work in area that was high quality. They paid very close attention to detail and made every effort to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. Even where there was miscommunication and they started going in one direction, they immediately fixed the problem when I pointed it out. They also offered some new ideas that worked well with our initial plans. Recently I found some minor issues and they are coming back to fix them at no additional cost.  I plan to use them for future projects.
 
-- 10/12 CLIENT COMMENT with a new patio on the side of house.....We hired the professionals at The King's Masons and it was worth it --Richard did the initial design and MOVED our idea for a patio from the backyard to the SIDE yard. Because he moved it we were able to get a larger patio and fix the old and dog-legged fence. It was quite a transformation from the "mud pit!"  The previous owner of our home saw it and said "We never would have thought of that." My point exactly. We wouldn't have either. Thanks to Richard for the vision that set us on a much better course than we could have imagined.
 
-- 6/12 COMMENT FROM CLIENT with a front walk repair job and new patio.....I wanted to write and let you know that we are very happy with with the work of The King's Mason.  The new patio in back is beautiful and our walkway in front looks like new again. Mark and Oscar were very professional and all your workers were very conscientious, polite, and hard working.  They arrived promptly and kept their tools well organized.  The end product reflects their hard work and their skill.  I would also like to thank Mimi for pleasantly and promptly answering all my questions and making sure that everything was well coordinated.  Thank you for working with us and making our home a better place.
 
-- 5/12 COMMENT FROM CLIENT with a terrace that includes an inlaid compass rose pattern...It’s beautiful!!  Thank you so much for your commitment to excellence
 
-- RECENT COMMENT FROM CUSTOMER...Over the winter, one of your competitors stopped me as they drove by and asked who did the work on our stairs. So I told them and his comment was, "that's the best brick matching job that I've ever seen."
 
I have to agree, it's amazing how well the brick and mortar match our original, 80 year old brick and mortar. Kudos to you guys. I know now, why your staff argued about what brick to place where. They're like artists.
 
Pass along our continued love of the work you did to Richard and your staff.

  
-- RECENT CHIMNEY REPAIR - The guys did an excellent job.  Efficient.  Great communication keeping me informed throughout the process.  And Great craftsmanship.  You can tell they take great pride in their work.  My house is over 100 years old.  They did such a great job, you would be hard pressed to notice it was recently repaired.  Blends in perfectly!  Will be more than happy to recommend your company to my neighbors and anyone else. Feel free to use me as a reference for future clients.

 

-- Model Home and Personal Residence - Work done on our model home was more than exceptional. I am a home builder/remodeler who uses his home as a model, the stone work done by The Kings Masons was just beautiful and shows both his work and mine in the best possible light. Through the years of knowing Richard Baker it has been a pleasure to refer him to my clients as well. I always get back thanks and compliments for his artistic skills and exceptional work crews. Conversly I have been recommended by TKM and what a pleasure to go to a customers home and find them delighted with the work already completed by The Kings Masons. What a pleasure to still find workmanship, skill and integrity in our construction field.


-- More than just a Patio Richard came out to our house and spent over an hour just talking with us about what we wanted to do with our patio before he made any suggestions. He took the time to walk around the entire yard and listened to how we used the various spaces throughout the year. He then offered a plan (and a space) that we hadn't even considered. Not only was the patio beautiful, but the entire space was more useful. The previous owner stopped by last month and was totally amazed at the placement of the patio. He said "I never would have thought of putting it there (meaning an ugly spot in the yard.)" That is why we hired him. We got design help and a great patio. The value we received was worth much more than the price we paid.
 
-- Great work Richard Baker and his crew did an outstanding job on our neighborhood entrance. We wanted a quality look for our front entrance but most designs were too expensive for our budget. The Kings Masons created a beautiful front entrance sign with custom stone work. Richard was very helpful with design proposals and found affordable solutions to our needs. He was even accommodating to our changes! His crew came on time and cleaned up after their work. We are very pleased with the final product- it creates a great entrance to our neighborhood. Holly Forest HOA
 
-- Fantastic Working with Richard Baker and his team at The King's Masons was a pleasure. From the initial design process through the end product my eyes were opened to the beauty and possibility of what can be done through quality masonry. Richard went above and beyond our expectations for our patio project and was professional and thorough. Everything was completed on time and we have now used Richard for several smaller paver projects and love his work.

 
--  RECENT COMMENT FROM A CUSTOMER...What started out to be a fairly simple and inexpensive plan, by the end, turned into a more complex job, especially for The King’s Masons – all the more reason to sing your praises for a job well done in fulfilling a backyard that is very hospitable to us, and, of course, our dog.  We are extremely pleased that after three years the plan has matured into what we were hoping it would.  The stylistic patio is still fresh to us and has created a center of entertainment and pleasure.  The curving stone wall has added texture, and a raised bed that is the main feature of the environment that your plan and work was supposed to, and did, very effectively create.  Our real desire was not to create a look that people would say "oh, wow” about but to replicate and extend the comfortable nature of the interior of the house to the outside.  With our large screened-in porch transitioning the house atmosphere to the patio and privacy of the yard, you have very effectively accomplished our goals.

Richard, thank you for your successful design, creation, and completion of our project.  Mimi, thank you for your behind the scenes coordination and communication efforts.  And, no….no one asked us to write this note.  This is just sincere appreciation to a vendor that said what he could do, and, then did it.