As a second generation stone mason/designer Derek has been working in the industry for over 25 years. Having worked in every aspect of masonry Derek realized that the attention to detail in outdoor living and hardscapes interested him the most. At a young age his father educated him on plants and landscaping, so combining that into his hardscape designs in an added feature to his work. With education in communications and years of construction under his belt, Derek enjoys focusing on public speaking at various trade venues around the country. Working with PBS and DIY helped him hone his skills in the t.v world of construction. He jokes that “t.v.production and construction are two worlds that should never meet, but when it worked it was great.”
With over 200 episodes, 7 years on t.v, speaking at international trade shows and teaching hands on classes at quarries, he enjoys the variety of work. Trained in the old world school of hand cutting stone with hammers and chisels he looks forward to those projects that call for the full veneer stone bringing him back to his roots of working with his family. Derek lives in the South Shore of Boston, MA, with his wife and two kids.