John, in front, volunteering first aid every year with injured soldiers in Ottawa's Canada Army Run.
John: an experienced Mason:
Starting in Montreal more than twenty-five years ago, we've learned both the theory and practice of masonry. We've worked with a wide range of masonry materials and situations.
In the wintry off-season from masonry we've learned about the rest of a home's construction and alot of the Building code, a complementary education that better serves our clients.
Indeed there have been advances in masonry since John first joined an older mason to learn the trade. Reading books about older homes and methods, the latest textbooks and articles in the field's Canadian and American publications, annual supplier seminars, Merkley U., and relationships with peers, suppliers and building code officials, help John keep up-to-date.
John enoys doing experimentation, and spent several years associated with Algonquin College's Masonry Lab, leading experiments with students. He's been involved in National Research Council masonry work, and most recently is now retained by the University of Ottawa's Engineering Department where he gets to help Masters and PhD students conduct experiments. It's nice to see the actual numbers instead of just learning the general idea from textbooks.
Please call upon us. We'll use the right materials properly, keep the area clean, approach it safely, and aim to meet or exceed your expectations.
John has also done alot of volunteer work in Ottawa, appreciating that many people need help due to circumstances beyond their control. He is an instructor in Advanced First Aid with the Canadian Ski Patrol.
In advance, thank you for the opportunity to become your mason!
Here, in the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, during April 2016, John did masonry repair with Chinese masons on the Great Wall.
Yoshi, my 7 yr old Border Collie-Lab, comes wherever he can.
Morning exercise in the rock pile?