We have worked with Zach on several projects at our home. We had a great experience (and a great outcome) with Zach’s creative energy and knowledge of his craft. He welcomed our ideas and was totally into using our input so that we ended up with an end result that we loved. We hope that another project utilizing Zach’s expertise will soon be in the works.
– Bryan and Hope Ellis, Boulder CO
Zach and his associate John did a great job in putting a beautiful stacked stone face on our newly installed gas fireplace. We couldn’t be more pleased. They worked with us to make sure we got the stone we wanted and then installed it. They were extremely sensitive to making sure we got the look we wanted and took great care to protect and keep our home clean as they cut stone and installed it. They are true perfectionists; we would highly recommend Zach and John to anyone.
– Bruce and Liz Robinson, Boulder CO
I replaced my rear patio and faced my concrete front porch entryway with red sandstone installed by Zach Johnson who also assisted with both the design and selection of the stone. The whole experience from the initial design discussions to the final installation could not have been more collaborative and professional. Zach’s experience as a designer and a masonry craftsman produced a project that not only exceeded my design expectations, but was kept within the budget and completed ahead of schedule. The completed work has added a strong architectural feature to my Frank Lloyd Wright styled house entry and anchored the rear yard’s landscape and garden design. I would highly recommend Zach Johnson as a designer, masonry contractor, and stone craftsman for any project that requires a high level of professionalism, design coordination, follow through from start to finish, and sensitivity to the client’s home environment and outdoor surroundings. Zach provides these services in both a friendly and approachable manner that minimizes the construction impacts and that creates a positive remodeling experience.
– Ron & Debbie Geary, Boulder CO
My husband and I were extremely impressed and pleased with the beautiful artistry created from rock by John Engelland and Zach Johnson. Not only were they were able to stick within our budget to the dollar, but they also were able to produce a work of landscape design that was unique, pleasing, functional and interesting. They were professional in all interactions, honest and trustworthy. We highly recommend John and Zach and will continue to use them for our future landscape projects!
-Faith and André Carvalhaes, Boulder, CO
John brought me home late last night and I walked in to the loveliest, coziest and warmest (physically and psychologically) fireplace I could imagine, one which truly welcomed me home. I still find myself looking at it in admiration and awe for the vision and talent on display from both of you. Zach, your proposal to go with the Berthoud Pink and Colorado Buff, based on one short visit with us MONTHS earlier and our very amateurish snapshots (especially those of the rainbow hearth – a truly unique piece of vivid stone that had to make your choices even more difficult) was a vivid example of your artistic eye. Your talent as a stonemason showed in the perfection of the corners and edges, and in the way each individual piece comes together to make a masterful and beautiful whole. And Kimmer, your knowledge, critical eye, wisdom and talent for looking beyond the obvious, for understanding how to turn an unfortunate stumble into an opportunity to explore a different vision turned what would have been truly a fine fireplace into truly an outstanding one. Certainly the keystone would have been something entirely different had not you, Zach, kept bringing up the idea of using piece of rainbow stone, and had not you, Kimmer, chosen the exact, perfect cut of that stone to put in the place of honor. Thank you so much!
-Laura and John Miller, Shoreham NY
Zach and John are true craftsman, artists and stone masons not to mention just all around good human beings. They built a dry stacked sandstone retaining wall/seat wall for a landscape project I designed and installed this past summer. They provided excellent input during the design phase and the perfection of the wall they ended up building exceeded my expectations as well as my clients. Every piece of stone in the wall was hand worked to fit the unique demands of the site. Next time I have the need for stone work on any of my projects I will be using Z-Stone.
-Kurt Munding, CID, CLIA, RLA, ASLA president Colorado 2011. Munding Design, LLC, Lafayette, CO
Zach and John are highly skilled and passionate masons that truly define the term “living your work”. They are stone artistan’s with amazing attention to detail and are some of the few left who are creating beautiful work with dry stone. It was an absolute joy to work with them.
-Lisa Lee Benjamin, EVO Catalyst Design
We worked with Z-Stone to put in a flagstone patio at our home. I highly recommend their work. Zach Johnson, the owner of Z Stone, is great at both design and building. Plus, he is super reliable and trustworthy.
-Ellen Teig, Boulder, CO, owner of PlantedNutrition.com
After doing some inquiry at a stone quarry close to Boulder, Zach Johnson and John Engelland of Z-Stone came up to be highly recommended by people in the rock business. Zach and John were professional from the start and able to present creative ideas and communicate the scope of the project with related obstacles to us.
Once the project started my wife and I were amazed by the quality that Zach and John performed. They are not just stone layers. I would consider them to be more stone artists. This was a turnkey bid job with a few twists and it would have been easy to shortcut, but they persisted with high quality work to a successful finish. Both during and after the patio construction we have had a steady stream of passerby’s stopping and complimenting on how it has improved the property and the whole neighborhood.
– Chris and Eva Nelson, Boulder, CO