who we are. how we operate. what to expect.
Stone Escapes is a masonry company that services all of Long Island, NY for residential and commercial exterior renovation needs. As vast as the island may seem, you can expect the owner, Iain Traynor, personally on every estimate and job site. That being said, we excel in making our customers comfortable and confident in their choice to entrust us with their exterior renovations, no matter how large or small the scope of work is. It's no wonder a large portion of our prospective clientele comes from word of mouth referrals of satisfied family members, coworkers, friends and neighbors.
Before owning and operating a business (which years ago was pictured through the eyes of a prospective Chiropractor- yes really), Iain soaked up as much construction knowledge as he could.
During his younger years when he wasn't at baseball practice, he spent his time working with and learning from his father, a master carpenter who immigrated from Scotland. After finishing high school, Iain joined the Local 1 Bricklayers Union in Manhattan. His career and experience ascended as quickly as the scaffolding he worked on. Shortly after starting he was promoted to head Masonry Foreman as a result of his natural ability to manage and execute.
As the years went on, his appreciation for brickwork and clean, detailed design became overwhelmingly obvious. Following his passion and leaving behind the benefits and job security, Iain left the union to pursue his own masonry company and Stone Escapes was born! For those of you we left hanging, he never made it to medical school.
"The hot days, the hard work...It's all worth it when you leave a customer who is beyond thrilled. NOTHING beats that feeling. I recently realized that's why I'm in business."
- Iain Traynor, Owner, Masonry Contractor, Design Specialist
Iain has a variety of certifications and currently holds licenses in Suffolk County, Nassau County and the Townships of Southampton and East Hampton. Iain is proficient in design and installation of patios, walkways, driveways, stoops, cultured stone, pool patios, pool coping, retaining walls, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, sheer descents, outdoor lighting, outdoor fireplaces, aesthetic and water features, asphalt, finished concrete, decks, chimneys and the list goes on. We install quality materials distributed by Cambridge, Techo-Bloc, Unilock, Nicolock, Eldorado and Boral. In the first year of business Stone Escapes landed a feature in Cambridge Pavingstone's magazine, an amazing accomplishment and honor for any masonry contractor in the tri state area.
Iain is currently awaiting a bid proposal for a complete renovation of a home that will be gifted to one lucky veteran. Iain continues to expand his business while staying current to changes and new developments within his masonry niche. However, sacrificing the development of personal client relationships that are essential to maintaining transparency and trust is not an option. It's what Stone Escapes is built on.