Merrickville District Heritage Society Award of Merit

“When Heather and Daniel engaged Merrickville stone mason, Keith Kennedy to remove the stucco and repoint the stone, they discovered the treasured features long hidden from view by the protective stucco.”

“For their sensitivity and care in rejuvenating the Charles Holden general store, and for recognizing the importance of maintaining the historic character of the Village, we are pleased to present Kennedy Historical Masonry with the Merrickville & District Heritage Society Award of Merit”

Merrickville District Heritage Society Award of Merit

“When Heather and Daniel engaged Merrickville stone mason, Keith Kennedy to remove the stucco and repoint the stone, they discovered the treasured features long hidden from view by the protective stucco.”

“For their sensitivity and care in rejuvenating the Charles Holden general store, and for recognizing the importance of maintaining the historic character of the Village, we are pleased to present Kennedy Historical Masonry with the Merrickville & District Heritage Society Award of Merit”

George Lang

To whom it may concern:

I own a heritage house (Fraserfield) classified by the Ontario Heritage Foundation as one of the three most important large historical and architectural houses in Ontario. In partnership with the Ontario Heritage Foundation, we did some restoration a few years ago. We employed Keith Kennedy to do extensive repairs to the stone façade as well as to replace stone lintels, sills and some of the stone walls.

Our architect and ourselves were extremely impressed with the professional way Keith did the job, while keeping his commitment to time. In areas that had to be reconstructed from nothing you could not tell Keith’s work from the original stonework of 1812.

Anyone who hires Keith Kennedy to do any stone, whether quarrying, splitting, laying, pointing or any other work with stone would not be disappointed.”

George Lang

To whom it may concern:

I own a heritage house (Fraserfield) classified by the Ontario Heritage Foundation as one of the three most important large historical and architectural houses in Ontario. In partnership with the Ontario Heritage Foundation, we did some restoration a few years ago. We employed Keith Kennedy to do extensive repairs to the stone façade as well as to replace stone lintels, sills and some of the stone walls.

Our architect and ourselves were extremely impressed with the professional way Keith did the job, while keeping his commitment to time. In areas that had to be reconstructed from nothing you could not tell Keith’s work from the original stonework of 1812.

Anyone who hires Keith Kennedy to do any stone, whether quarrying, splitting, laying, pointing or any other work with stone would not be disappointed.”

Rob McDonald, Munroe’s Mills

“Keith Kennedy is the best stone mason in eastern Ontario. By that I mean, Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall and everyplace in between. He has the history, the client base and the awards to prove it. We could not be happier with the work he did on our home.”

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Rob McDonald, Munroe’s Mills

“Keith Kennedy is the best stone mason in eastern Ontario. By that I mean, Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall and everyplace in between. He has the history, the client base and the awards to prove it. We could not be happier with the work he did on our home.”

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Letter of Recommendation from architect, Dominique Thériault

“To whom it may concern,

We have had professional dealings with Keith Kennedy for well over a decade. His experience as a stone mason extends beyond our dealings and is self-evident.

In every project in our experience he has shown skill, energy, diligence and an eagerness to develop his skills and knowledge. Most importantly, Mr. Kennedy has a natural talent for masonry and a love of stone.

We have recommended him to our clients in the past without regret and intend to continue to call upon his talents in the future.”

David G Anderson, Bethune-Thompson House (1784)

To whom it may concern,

In 1996, as a member of the Board of Stewards of St Andrews United Church in Williamstown, Ontario, we made a decision to retain the services of Keith Kennedy, then of Brockville, to restore the masonry fabric of our stone church.

This is the mother church of Presbyterianism in Ontario, the present stone structure dating from 1912. Over that time it had suffered from parging with Portland cement over the original soft lime mortar and other well-meant but inappropriate masonry work.

Keith Kennedy quoted our board on an entire reworking of all mortared joints in the structure. He completed the work ahead of time and within budget as well as handling exceptional details in an open and professional manner. The result was to the entire satisfaction of our board and continues to be so.

My competence in the matter is based on my degree in chemistry, coupled with a lifelong dedication to the principles of heritage conservation. I am a past president of the Glengarry Historical Society, a director of the Friends of the Ruins of St Raphaels ( a National Historic Site) and a longtime tenant of the Bethune Thompson House (also a National Historic Site and owned by the Ontario Heritage Foundation).

David G Anderson, Bethune-Thompson House (1784)

To whom it may concern,

In 1996, as a member of the Board of Stewards of St Andrews United Church in Williamstown, Ontario, we made a decision to retain the services of Keith Kennedy, then of Brockville, to restore the masonry fabric of our stone church.

This is the mother church of Presbyterianism in Ontario, the present stone structure dating from 1912. Over that time it had suffered from parging with Portland cement over the original soft lime mortar and other well-meant but inappropriate masonry work.

Keith Kennedy quoted our board on an entire reworking of all mortared joints in the structure. He completed the work ahead of time and within budget as well as handling exceptional details in an open and professional manner. The result was to the entire satisfaction of our board and continues to be so.

My competence in the matter is based on my degree in chemistry, coupled with a lifelong dedication to the principles of heritage conservation. I am a past president of the Glengarry Historical Society, a director of the Friends of the Ruins of St Raphaels ( a National Historic Site) and a longtime tenant of the Bethune Thompson House (also a National Historic Site and owned by the Ontario Heritage Foundation).

Ian McLeod, Vice-Chairman of Friends of the Ruins of St Raphaels

To Whom It May Concern

[Kennedy Historical Masonry] has just completed a masonry repair/restoration project in the amount of $445,000.00 on the Ruins of a Church at St. Raphaels, Ontario.

The work was completed in a very efficient, proficient and competent manner. Each task was completed on schedule and within budget.

I would highly recommend [Kennedy Historical Masonry] for any similar project.

Ian McLeod, Vice-Chairman of Friends of the Ruins of St Raphaels

To Whom It May Concern

[Kennedy Historical Masonry] has just completed a masonry repair/restoration project in the amount of $445,000.00 on the Ruins of a Church at St. Raphaels, Ontario.

The work was completed in a very efficient, proficient and competent manner. Each task was completed on schedule and within budget.

I would highly recommend [Kennedy Historical Masonry] for any similar project.