John Cortese Masons

Artistry in Stonework

 John Cortese Masons, Inc. is a contracting company known for pure excellence in the craftsmanship of stone masonry, building on four generations of experience, strong customer relationships and a true commitment to our local communities.  Serving northern New Jersey for over forty years, John Cortese Masons continues to distinguish itself by offering the highest quality in stone work.

 A master in the art of stone masonry for over forty years, John Cortese Masons demonstrates excellence in its work, building on tradition, experience and innovation.  Operating out of Morris County, John Cortese Masons focuses on offering the finest quality in stone masonry, and prides itself on tailoring our stone work to meet our customer’s needs and to deliver a product that always satisfies.




Thank you so much for not only supporting my children’s education (donation to Tricky Tray for the Hebrew Academy of Morris County by John Cortese Masons), but for making my home the most unique, gorgeous home I have ever dreamed of!

-Rev. Christopher Brdlik, rector – Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit, NJ  


Just heard from the Park Commission - they are very happy with the end product and with the manner in which the work was performed. Thanks for the great job. Thanks.  

Jennifer Barer Zaire Mendham, NJ"


Thank you so much for your sponsorship of Tony Cuozzos’ team at Nutley’s Relay For Life. With your generosity, his family and friends helped lift his spirits so he can continue his courageous battle.

The American Cancer Society and the Cuozzo family


History of John Cortese Masons


The origins of the business date back to the early 20th Century with the arrival from Italy of the present owners’ grandfather, John Cortese Sr.  He settled in Morristown, NJ where he labored for years as a stone mason, saving his hard earned-money and supporting his wife and children in Southern Italy.  Unable to persuade his wife to move to America, he returned to his homeland where he passed the art of stone masonry on to his son and namesake, John Jr.