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We numbered every brick then completely dismantled this historic brick chimney and re-built it to its original design. Merion, PA.
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Roots of trees grew right through the chimney.
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Marble chimney pediment/cap was restored by deGruchy Masonry at Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Philadelphia, PA.
 


Marble dividers between the flues were replaced in-kind.
 
 


The replacement dividers.
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Owners described to Andy deGruchy that they wanted to really cook in a fireplace. Andy designed a stone fireplace where circular seating could go around and a bake oven ''Dutch'' door was placed in the back with a pot crane installed in the firebox.
 


Outside, a small bake oven was installed with another ''Dutch'' oven door so that in the summer, the fire could be fed in from the outside. The entire masonry bake oven was built with a gas-jet system with controls set in the kitchen area so that the bake oven could be used conveniently with gas for fuel instead of wood when desired. Little openings are fresh air-intake, viewing ports and clean-out doors. Located in Walnutport, PA.

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The old footprint of a walk-in style cook fireplace was found in this old home. We reconstructed the stonework and a small bake oven to reproduce the original layout of the room.
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Budget did not allow a complete squirrel tail bake oven so we made a warming oven.
 


The warming oven.

 
 

 


Custom fireplace built by deGruchy Masonry

 

 


This photo is an example of our own effective numbering system whereby we can put stones or bricks back in the exact location of their original position when we rebuild something that we first have to dismantle.
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The owner had T-111 wood siding on the wall we stoned up. DeGruchy Masonry, Inc. simply installed Natural thin veneer or real stone only 2" thick to give an accent to the newer house of stonework.
 


No foundation is required. This stone is hung on wire lath much like manufactured stone only this is natural stone. It is located in Kitnersville, PA.

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The owner was going to stucco over his block chimney and foundation.
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DeGruchy Masonry installed Natural thin veneer (or real stone only 2'' thick) to give an accent to this newer house.
 
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deGruchy Masonry often subcontracts extensive woodwork, roofing and metal work to qualified professionals.
 
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This is a solid stone archway with a wrought iron gate. It was designed and built by deGruchy Masonry. The stone is local Granite with the Argillaceous Voussoir stones placed on the intrados for contrast. The cap is cast-in-place concrete.
 


This is an ''Oeil-de-boeuf'' window with a stained glass lense which operates. The window was designed and installed by deGruchy Masonry along with the surrounding stonework. The operating oval woodwork frame and glass was built by one craftsman named Matt Markle of West Chester, PA.

 


Owners had a beautiful view of a babbling brook outside their otherwise dark interior room of an old farmhouse.
 
 
 


deGruchy Masonry installed the ''I-Max'' window and now the theatre is always playing the Nature show for these NY city residents at their get-away Stewartsville, NJ home.

 


Letters that deGruchy Masonry inscribed into a stone placed in a ruin.

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New Mercer Tiles were used.
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Historic tile were reclaimed and incorporated into the new tile layout.
 
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Customer comments:

Job Location Customer Comment
Allentown, PA Work was timely Very good job. The match to existing work was excellent.
Bethlehem, PA Believe the end product speaks for the quality of workmanship.
Quakertown, PA The beauty of the stone gave our room a very warm feeling and we are happy we have used natural materials. It's gorgeous!
Center Valley, PA There is nothing we can say that appropriately expresses our satisfaction and appreciation for your work and it's quality.
Quakertown, PA Thank you for the excellent workmanship you used on my wall. It is a definite improvement to my home.
Walnutport, PA We are very pleased with the extreme attention devoted to detail; the workmanship performed proves to us that details are what make the finished job extraordinary! Thank you for a job well done!
Bath, PA Dear Mr. deGruchy, The Governor Wolf Historical Society would like to thank you for your donation of bricks for the fireplace, and in addition, for donating your time and energy for installing them. We are most appreciative of your aid in our efforts to restore the McKeon House. Thanks so much. Rusty Herd, Corresponding Secretary
Quakertown, PA We are very pleased.
Quakertown, PA The work was done quickly on schedule and everything returned to its original place. Thank you for a job well done
Kitnersville, PA An excellent - over all job.
Emmaus, PA Completed work met our high expectations. We appreciate the suggestions that were made to enhance the appearance of our home. It is rewarding to find people who have high standards of craftsmanship.
Kitnersville, PA Thank you all for a job well done. The stone wall is beautiful and adds a special touch to our home.
Allentown, PA The stone and brick work have made such an improvement in the appearance of our house! We were very pleased with Mr. deGruchy and his staff.
Quakertown, PA The focal point of our house is the stone work. Everyone comments on the beautiful workmanship. The job was completed timely and professionally. I'd recommend your work to anyone!
Mohnton, PA Excellent job - another bid was slightly lower, but we are happy we chose you because of the excellent quality of your workmanship. Joe Volk
Kitnersville, PA As a result of attention to detail, a good sense of balance in size, color and texture of stones and good skills; our job is better than anticipated.
Allentown, PA The bathroom veneer wall exceeds my expectations - matches our natural stone and will be a beautiful part of this custom designed bathroom. The stone chimney is beautiful work! Thank You.
No Location Thank you for the great job you did. It was nice to deal with somebody who was prompt, reliable and returned your phone calls.
Forest Grove, PA Thorough and thoughtful work. Great attention to details. Had group here for the second time, and if more work is needed, would like deGruchy people back the third time.
Coopersburg, PA Very hard working group - True gentlemen
Germansville, PA ... I would highly recommend Andy deGruchy and his staff. I feel a great burden has been lifted in the solving of my water problem.

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No Location We are very pleased with the work Andy, Jeff, Tex, Charlie and all of the crew performed. The project was bid and executed as described. Everyone was pleasant. There was a lot of attention to details, and they all asked for our opinions whenever there were any questions to resolve.
Riegelsville, PA I had over 20 different contractors on my job and deGruchy was the most reliable and customer-minded of all of them. Everyone from Andy to the helpers were polite and a pleasure to have around my project site and home. There is enough room on paper, but I would gladly talk to prospective customers of deGruchy.
Durham, PA We were impressed with the courteous nature of the workmen. They were friendly, yet professional. We've received more compliments about the stone work than any other restoration we've undertaken.
Stewartsville, NJ A terrific job - staff was wonderful, completely trustworthy, did a thorough clean-up. A beautiful addition to our house - we completely endorse deGruchy.
Newtown, PA DeGruchy Masonry has been involved in the restoration of the historic gravestones in our cemetery for the past 2 years. They have handled a variety of gravestones and we have been very pleased with the quality of their workmanship. We will continue to use them in further projects.

Karen Dorward
Project Director
Cemetery Restoration Commitee
Langhorne, PA Working with your company was a great experience. Thanks to your cooperation, working with 3 separate entities worked well and all was finished on time and on budget. We love the look of our chimney thanks to your suggestions. We'd hire you again in a heartbeat! Thanks again!