What Our Clients Are Saying…


Cortese put in retaining walls and a beautiful stone patio for us, using natural bluestone. They were professional, easy to get in touch with, helped with the design process (including guiding us on how to remain in budget), and finished the project early and on budget. They worked well with the contractors who were also doing work. They were a real pleasure to work with and I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone contemplating a large or small stonework project.
— Lillian A.

I hired John Cortese Masons to replace my front steps and walkway with bluestone. The completed job looks fantastic, exactly what we wanted. The staff was always very personable, on time, and very involved in the job. I am extremely happy with the finsihed product and would definitely reccomend them to anyone who is interested in stone work.
— Lauren M.

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 Cuozzo Family

The Cortese mason’s work was a treat to watch unfold here at the Church... Their craftsmanship is excellent and the improvements they made to our front entryway is both beautiful and welcoming.

They recently transformed the back yard of our parsonage with a beautiful stone/bluestone sidewalk, which has changed the whole feel of the property!

Thanks, Cortese Masons
— Edward C.

Can’t write enough about their excellent work. I’ve had them build a wall, steps, irrigation system. To illustrate their quality, my neighbors have come over to ask “who did that work”.
And, they stand behind what they do, if there is an issue (I am describing something that occurs 5 years after the work was completed), they will re-mediate that issue quickly, well, and without cost.
— Michael B.

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 Z.

I have been working with John Cortese Masons for many years. This is a family business that is all about customer service. The work they do is timeless. They take the time and focus attention on each and every project no matter how small or large. I highly recommend John Cortese Masons to anyone looking for a fantastic job well done!
— Abby J.

A pleasure to deal with from getting the estimate to completion of our job, which was the replacement of a broken concrete walk with paving stones and replacement of brick steps with a slab finish. The work crew was professional and did incredible work. Price was very reasonable. Couldn’t ask for a better mason firm to work with!
— William S.

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 B.