Committed to the Craft. I have committed my entire adult life to the masonry trade, I was fortunate to start working with a talented stonemason in Peacham, VT in 2005. After two seasons, life circumstances landed me in southwestern Montana where I cut my teeth in high end masonry construction. Working in Big Sky, MT for Continental Construction over a period of 4.5 years, I worked in every capacity from laborer to crew foreman. In 2010 I decided to move back to my home state of Vermont, and start my own business, Old Goat Masonry.
Committed to the Craft.
I strive to do the best job possible out of respect for the trade and its traditions. I exhaustively study all aspects of masonry, from architectural stone cutting to commercial wall systems. I feel that a more thorough understanding of the trade's past results in a clearer understanding, and more thoughtful execution of today's practices. Continuing education is a priority for me, each year I commit to no less than 10 hours of classroom time in workshops and seminars. My goal for the 2015 season is a certification with the Masonry Heater Association, enabling me to build functional, efficient and beautiful masonry heaters.
My team and sustainable growth. The past few years have treated my business well, resulting in me needing to expand my workforce. I am very fortunate to have two hard working, intelligent and deliberate young men working with me. Their ability for self direction and solid work ethics free me up for the administrative duties that come with growth. Another exciting addition to my business is the purchase of a 2014 Caterpillar 303.5E CR compact excavator. This piece of equipment has enabled me to work with larger format stones, and allows for more economical site preparation and clean up. As my business moves forward, I pledge to err on the side of integrity. Maintaining a smaller crew allows me to maintain the quality of work that I wish to stake my name on.
Serving the Upper Valley and beyond. I am proud to ply my trade in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. While I primarily work in Norwich, Hanover, Lebanon and Woodstock, I am glad to serve Windsor, Orange, Caledonia, Washington, Lamoille and Chittenden counties in Vermont, and Grafton and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire.
Thank you for visiting Oldgoatmasonry.com -Alfred N. Dedam