“Only 10 years old, my front porch stone steps were cracked and breaking apart. I knew this would be an expensive job and cursed the contractor who had built them for me. I. C. Masonry happened to be working at a neighbor’s home. I talked with Ion about replacement of the steps. After checking, he told me that the steps had been well built but that the railings were improperly installed and were the cause of my problem. I asked for an estimate and a timeline. Both were extremely fair and actually the price was much lower than I had expected. Throughout the job, Ion kept me informed about what he was doing. He and his terrific crew worked full days and focused only on my project. Because of his integrity, work ethic, and competence, I highly recommend Ion and I. C. Masonry.”
Paul M. of Beverly, January 2020
"Ion is a true professional and did outstanding work. I would highly recommend I.C. Masonry."
Henry L. of Wenham, March 2021
"After at least 30 years of major wear and tear, our bluestone patio around our swimming pool required a MAJOR restoration. The bids we got from folks ranged widely, but only Ion seemed to understand what it would take and came in with a more than reasonable bid. This was no small project and took over two weeks to complete, and every step of the way Ion and his one-person crew were on the job promptly each morning and took care to consult us on every issue that came up. He also took the time to make certain we could deal with various daily tasks and even a major crisis (our water heater tank broke, flooding the basement in week two -- meaning they had to deal with heavy traffic in and around their working area at times). Despite the tumult, the progressed nicely throughout.... The restoration itself looks wonderful and enhanced the look (and certainly the value) of the property. We were constantly consulted on decisions related to material and design, and the Ion's craftsmanship is evident in the final product. We highly recommend I.C. Masonry and Ion will be our first call whenever we have need for his skills."
Melvin D. of Beverly, September 2020
"I do not usually take the time to write recommendations but I.C Masonry is a 5 star business. We had Ion deal with a water drainage issue in the yard that caused damage to flagstone porch floor and outside patio. Ion knew exactly what needed to be done and gave us a very reasonable estimate. Ion worked hard for every minute he was there. It was amazing to watch. The job came out beautiful. Ion was so patient with my elderly Mom and explained every step of the job. Ion has extraordinary work ethics which is hard to find now a days. We would definitely use him again if needed."
Ann & Sue of Danvers, January 2020
“Regarding business in general, contractors can be very difficult. The total opposite is true of you. I am very pleased to have hired a PROMPT, caring and concerned tradesman. One who will show up when they say they will. A person who wants to make sure that your project is completed in a timely manner and looks exceptional when it is done. Looking forward to doing business in the future.”
Alan R. of Peabody, January 2020
"My basement was a dirt patch that needed a lot of work. So I called around knowing it would take a skilled mason. I.C Masonry came out and looked at the job. They were prompt and professional. I knew right away they were the company for this specific job. Communication was great through the entire job. Ion and his crew worked extremely hard paying close attention to all the detail that this job required. The finish product was perfection. They also left the job clean everyday they left. I have used them for other projects since and wouldn't hesitate to call them for any future projects."
John A. of Rowley, January 2020
“I hired I.C. Masonry to repair/replace damaged and loose bricks on an exterior chimney and a portion of front stairs. After meeting with several contractors, I decided to go with I.C. Masonry and I'm glad that I did. If you're looking for quality work at a fair price then I.C. Masonry is the right choice!”
David P. of Beverly, January 2020
"We had Ion do a repair job to our front stairs. Everything was done correctly with good quality materials and excellent workmanship. Even though it was a small job, attention was given to the details which we appreciated. We will definitely hire Mr. Chitoran again for any masonry needs we have."
Paul D. of Beverly, January 2020
"Working with I.C. Masonry was a very pleasurable experience. They were extremely professional, accommodating and efficient. The experience from the initial estimate visit to the final completion of the project was pleasant. We are extremely happy with the results and the opportunity to work with them."
KC & RO of Rowley, January 2020
“We had a great experience with I.C. Masonry. Ion is a great communicator and easy to work with. He arrived on time and did a great job on several projects, from brickwork to bluestone and repointing. We will definitely hire him again in the future.”
Stephanie S. of Marblehead, January 2020
“He’s a very good worker, constantly working, did a very good job. He was always out there checking everything and making sure everything was done right.”
Marie C. of Peabody, January 2020
"It's great to find a professional who knows and takes pride in his work. He is pleasant, courteous, prompt, and hardworking. The patio is beautiful, and Ion left a clean and neat area. I recommend Ion without reservation!"
Maureen O. of Beverly, June 2018
"The work was perfect. He's capable of addressing both basic masonry work as well as more detailed, complex and intricate masonry work. He is a diligent, hard worker. His price was extremely competitive as well. He's honest and delivers as he promises. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again. He's absolutely top notch."
Mark W. of Beverly, April 2018
"We could not have been happier with IC Masonry's installation of gray pavers in our driveway! The owner, Ion's, quote for the project came in exactly the same as another contractor's and we were really torn about who to hire, but I'm SO happy we went with Ion. His communication with us both before and during the project was excellent. The project ended up being more than he'd bargained for, since we had no idea that when our house's previous owners had demolished their old garage, they'd never actually removed the foundation; yet without complaint, Ion was out there jackhammering away for hours. He clearly takes great pride in his work and did every step of the process so thoroughly and professionally, and he's just such a nice guy as well--a real pleasure to work with. We had multiple neighbors go out of their way to compliment his work. In the words of one such neighbor, "What a find!"
Kira A. of Beverly, July 2018
"prompt, courteous, timely and he did a great job."
David J. of Hamilton, April 2018
"Polite, courteous, on time, came when he said he would, informative, and kept me updated throughout the process."
Bill L. of Beverly, May 2018
"Really nice, accommodating company to work with."
Maureen D. of Beverly, March 2018
"As part of the process, they had to move a very large pile of firewood. He moved it and put it back as it was before. He also had to work in an area that was new grass and he left it looking just as it was before the job. It was nicely done and he cleaned up well when finished."