Located in the Treasure Valley, AB Masonry has been servicing customers for over 13 years
I came to the beautiful Treasure Valley approximately 16 years ago. Originally hailing from the great state of Washington in Spokane and having just recently graduated from high school, I packed up my bags and headed to Idaho after receiving an offer from a mason to start working with him in October of 2004. Previously working as a supervisor at A & W Restaurants I was very excited about the opportunity to learn a new trade and find what I was passionate about. At the age of 14 years old I knew that I wanted to do masonry at some point in my life. When kids would ask me at school if I was going to college or what I wanted to do with my life I would tell them that I wanted to do masonry when I graduated high school. It has been one of the most rewarding and best decisions I have made. I learned from a very gifted mason in Mitch Fairweather, one of the best! He was a mentor and took me under his wing. Mitch learned under his father Rob who owns Fairweather Masonry one of the largest masonry companies west of the Mississippi. Under his tutorship I had carried for the first 2 years and learned how to keep several masons busy at one time, setting up more work areas for them to go and keeping the job site clean. This taught me to think ahead and be prepared before the material was installed. Hod carrying was grueling work and there were a lot of struggles along the way, but I learned how to follow orders and see a job through until it was completed. Quality was very important and when I became an installer in the early part of my career, I had to fix several jobs as Mitch was hard on me and it seemed that he demanded perfection. I remember one particular job I did, and I had to do it 3 times. Each time I did it I learned something new, but it taught me to keep going forward and never give up. I learned more of an appreciation for details and high-quality work. When I look back on many of those experiences, they shaped me into who I am today. I wouldn’t be half the mason I am without all the struggles and Mitch being so hard on me to strive to be better every day. Those first 3-4 years were like Bootcamp and it was a grind. In year 3 I was trained to install stone, (real and manufactured) brick and block. I have done many jobs and consider myself a lifetime learner of the trade and enjoy each new challenge that every job presents. I love masonry and landscaping and it has provided me with amazing opportunities to help many people all over the world as well as give me a trade that I can provide a living by for my family and I. It has been a great 16 years in the trade.
In 2007 I was hired at Performix when the recession hit. I continued to do masonry on the side but it wasn’t the right time to fully get back into the trade based on the market. I worked at Performix for about 10 years and met a lot of amazing people and added new skills that I wouldn’t have learned anywhere else. During part of my time at Performix is where I learned and started installing sprinkler systems and doing winterization in the fall. Since I worked on pumps and learned about flow and pressures it was an easy transition to learn about sprinklers. On top of doing paver patios, outside retaining walls, rock walls and decorative rock sprinkler installs, and repair became a vital part of the business. I thank Performix for all the opportunities they provided me and the awesome people I met. It was truly a stepping stone in my journey to owning my own business.
Since coming to Idaho, I have been blessed with a beautiful wife and family. We have been married 14 years and have 2 wonderful children. In the last year, we also added 2 puppies to the mix as well. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family, some of the activities that we enjoy are hiking, bike riding, skiing, fishing and playing sports.
I moved here with little to no knowledge of how the trade worked. It didn’t take long to realize that I enjoyed working with my hands and creating beautiful things for our customers to enjoy for years to come. I have done many jobs in the Treasure Valley including, but not limited to, fireplaces, paver patios, paver driveways, stonework inside and outside, backsplashes, and chimney brick repairs. Being a mason brings deep satisfaction. I am well versed now in the different areas of masonry. I offer brick, stone, block, and pavers.
Additionally, I started doing sprinkler blowouts in the Treasure Valley as well. I have been doing this for 8 years. I also offer spring sprinkler startups and installation of sprinkler systems as well. This is a service that I turn the water on, make sure all the heads are functioning at full capacity, and double-check to make sure there aren’t any sprinkler heads broken. It’s a great way to start off the season and to ensure that your lawn is being watered properly.
At AB Masonry & Landscape, I pride myself on customer satisfaction. I believe in a very strong, moral work ethic. I also hold myself to high integrity standards. I always want to provide exceptional service for all our customers. Quality is highly important, and the most rewarding part of the job is seeing the finished product. Customer Service is a top priority and leaving each home with the owner completely satisfied with the final result. Whether you are in the Treasure Valley or extended out beyond, I make your satisfaction my top priority.