Testimonials

RipRap Stone Lake Ledge Dam Installation

Cherokee Stone Center installed a riprap stone ledge on our lake dam and replaced our wood posts.

We were in good hands because Mario DaSilva, the owner of Cherokee Stone Center, is an expert at road work. He used to do contract work for New York State’s highway system.

Flagstone Patio – Stone Fireplace

You and the rest of the crew at Cherokee Stone Center did an outstanding job this spring on our new flagstone terrace. Your design, choice of flagstone, and workmanship far exceeded our expectations.

The flagstone floor, the huge, amazing fireplace and cookout area, and the wall around the terrace truly has a real “WOW” factor. Working with you and your crew was always friendly and professional.

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Stone Waterfalls on Terraces

Mario da Silva has the eye of an artist but certainly doesn’t display the temperament of one. He incorporated our ideas into his design and patiently worked out the details with us so that we could fit the project into our budget.

During construction, he was open to our suggestions and concerns. He and his crew managed to transform our headache of a backyard into a wonderland of stone walls and waterfalls – a place where we can garden, relax, and entertain.

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Under Deck Concrete Pavers

Having just completed an extensive deck rebuild, we were searching for a contractor who could not only make our under deck area special, but do so within a budget and time constraint. I met Mario DaSilva and within a few moments asked some probing questions and reviewed the landscape.

From Junkyard to Garden Park

Mr. Silvers was a trash collector who moved discarded treasures to the backyard of his lake home. Even though his backyard was an eyesore, neighbors tell stories of this junkman with a heart of gold, a love for his community and “the nicest man you would ever meet.”

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Stone Walls For Japanese Garden

Creating a Japanese backyard garden for our Atlanta home has been an ongoing Do It Yourself project for several years. My wife and I read books, magazines and travel for inspiration. Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois is one of our favorite Japanese gardens.

The stone walls for our garden were beyond our Do It Yourself skills so we interviewed several stone artisans.

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Garden Rooms and Patios

Working with Mario of Cherokee Stone Center was a GREAT experience!! My husband and I have remodeled a great deal of our house over the past few years and have worked with many different contractors.

BY FAR, Mario was the best and easiest contractor that we worked with. First of all, he is more than a contractor. He is an artist.

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Adding Curb Appeal To An Older Home

I have a 30 year old house and needed to have my front stoop, retaining wall and driveway replaced. Mario with Cherokee Stone Center came highly recommended by a friend of mine.

Mario far exceeded my expectations. I had expected to replace what was there, but he redesigned the whole look of my house.