A Review of 5 of the Best Masonry Contractors in Winnipeg
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A Review of 5 of the Best Masonry Contractors in Winnipeg

Despite weathering, many old homes still have their masoned parts well-preserved. If you’re eyeing such rustic designs for your walls, pathways, or chimneys, you may do so by hiring masonry contractors.

If you’re reading this, you’re in luck – we’ve reviewed some of them and selected Winnipeg’s best and most trusted masonry contractors for any home building project.

But first, let’s talk about the potential prices of hiring these specialists.

How much do masonry services cost?

Like most building projects, masonry work costs anchor on the type of tasks to be done, labourers’ fees, and the area to be covered.

If you’re unsure about how much you’ll need to shell out for hiring masonry contractors to do repairs and upgrades in your home, take a look at these two tables:

1: Average Price of Masonry Contractors per Hour

MASONRY JOBAVERAGE PRICE/HOUR
Mason$27
Bricklayer$29
Apprentice bricklayer$25
Brickmason/block mason$28
Labourer$18
Construction labourer$19
Stonemason$29

2: Average Price of Different Masonry Tasks

MASONRY WORKAVERAGE COST RANGE
Repointing$16 – $25
Bowing$34 – $54
Spalling$1,200 – $3,200
Restoration$6,400 – $25,736
Crack repairs$579 – $1,300
Mailbox$643 – $1,300
Chimney$230 – $1,930
New brick installation$225 – $1,930
Ledges$540 – $675
Lintels$1,080 – $2,160
Plastered foundationStarts at $8.1/sq. feet

The Best Masonry Contractors in Winnipeg

For this review, we’ve selected masonry contractors based on these factors:

Quality of Work – Do the contractors deliver exceptional results? Does the masonry stay beautiful and durable over a long period of time?
Contractor Competence – Are the contractors professional, prompt, and knowledgeable? 
Price – Are the prices worth paying for, even if there are additional costs while the project is ongoing?
Customer Service – Is it easy to contact the contractor and avail of their services? Do the staff promptly accommodate clients’ requests and offer viable plans?

1: Lead Masonry

Lead Masonry
WEBSITEhttps://leadmasonry.ca/
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +1 (204) 396-3900

Email: [email protected]

ADDRESS862 Dufferin Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2X 0A3, Canada
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

CRITERIARATING
QUALITY OF WORK★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Clean and beautiful★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Durable★★★★★ 5/5
CONTRACTOR COMPETENCE★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Skilled★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Punctual★★★★★ 5/5
PRICE★★★★★ 5/5
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★☆☆ 3/5

Lead Masonry is a well-known masonry contractor boasting of quality projects in the commercial and industrial sectors. However, it is also said to be excellent in doing masonry work for homes all over Winnipeg!

Upon checking their portfolio, we were impresseed to know,that they have helped build major structures such as multitenant residences, educational institutions, government offices, commercial structures, and medical centres.

Some of their notable works include the Easton Place Medical Centre, Sage Creek Condominiums, St. John Ravencourt School, and the ongoing construction of Canada’s Diversity Gardens.

We’ve learned that this company also builds artificial environments for movie and TV show sets. So, the next time you see cobblestone roads or red brick houses in your favorite flicks, Lead Masonry may have done those projects.

What we love about Lead Masonry is that it doesn’t limit itself to large-scale projects, despite being a prime contractor for these bigger engagements. It is also great for doing masonry work in smaller spaces, such as a kitchen, bathroom, or studio apartment.

Besides building and replicating old-style masonry features, we found that this contractor also does repairs. It employs emergency maintenance teams to restore and reinforce old masonry constructions as fast and efficiently as possible.

Additionally, most of the masonry crew were said to be kind and respectful towards clients’ wishes. We’ve received positive feedback on them being punctual, organised, and conscientious with their work.

On the other hand, we’re just a bit iffy after hearing that Lead Masonry can be reportedly hard to reach and work with. 

We’ve also received a handful of comments that some of the installers were quite stubborn with what they wanted to do and were not as accommodating to clients’ requests.

We’re hopeful that management has already taken the necessary steps to address the gaps in their communication and client servicing.

Pros

  • Does masonry services for small and large spaces
  • Known as an excellent masonry contractor for commercial properties

Cons

  • Some reports of difficulty reaching the contractor

Customer Reviews

Love working with such an awesome and professional crew

“Awesome crew, very professional, and respectful of other crews on-site. We had a movie set with a very tight schedule, the staff coordinated materials, and a crew to meet our schedule. Will definitely use them again!” – Russell Normand

Highly recommend it, even for smaller spaces

“Excellent job done by Lead Masonry on extensive parging repairs at our 30-unit bungalow condominium complex. Jared did a beautiful job and Lead was great to work with! I highly recommend them.” –  B R

2: Simmons Masonry, Inc.

Simmons Masonry, Inc.
WEBSITEhttps://www.simmonsmasonry.ca/
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +1 (204) 296-2054

Email: [email protected]

ADDRESS180-235 Vermillion Road, Suite 303, Winnipeg, MB R2J 3M7, Canada
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
CRITERIARATING
QUALITY OF WORK★★★★☆ 4/5
⮕Clean and beautiful★★★★☆ 4/5
⮕Durable★★★☆☆ 3/5
CONTRACTOR COMPETENCE★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Skilled★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Punctual★★★★★ 5/5
PRICE★★★★☆ 4/5
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★★ 5/5

One masonry contractor we found to be excellent for various home projects is Simmons Masonry, Inc.

From what we’ve found, this contractor doesn’t just do masonry work for profit or because many clients avail of these services. 

It treats masonry as a form of art that needs precision, passion, and discipline, which we think is a rarity these days.

That said, many customers highly recommend them to anyone dreaming of a Tudor- or medieval-style home.

We’re not surprised that Simmons Masonry also gets hired for brick repairs and renovations of historical structures. This just goes to show that they have indeed mastered all aspects of masonry work.

On the other hand, we’ve also found some drawbacks to this company. 

First off, we’ve heard reports of untidiness. Unfortunately, tidiness is one of the first things clients look at when booking services like this so we hope management has beefed up their staff training in light of this.

Second, we’ve received some regrettable feedback on subpar work. If this goes on, some may experience accidents due to lifting stones or bricks, which could lead to unhappy clients filing lawsuits against the contractor.

Additionally, people won’t appreciate having to spend more due to repairs or replacements, especially since masonry work doesn’t come cheap.

On the bright side, we appreciate Simmons Masonry for coming to some customers’ homes to offset the faulty masonry work, albeit its staff arrived a few months after the complaints.

That said, management may also have to upskill staff to be more punctual and responsive to clients’ requests and concerns.

Pros

  • Highly skilled in brick repairs and heritage home renovations

Cons

  • Reports on crew not cleaning the site after completing the project

Customer Reviews

A job well done on my chimney

“It was a chimney repair that caused us to contact Simmons Masonry. Many other companies we called to ask for quotes could not find the time or to even make an effort to submit a quote. Simmons was at our place in a timely manner, provided a quote that was reasonable. The work and finished product was outstanding! I would recommend them anytime, in fact another home on our street is currently having work done from them as well.” – Mike Clementson

Did an excellent and detailed job on our sidewalks

“Simmons Masonry did a professional and detailed job from the design stage forward through to the completed project. Super attention to both the look and function of the project, as well as prompt service at the quoted price. Having the front of the house and front steps done has given great curb appeal. Greg and his crew are fantastic. We had them back to do our sidewalks. I highly recommend Simmons Masonry.” – Marsha Simmons

3: Total Yardworks

 Total Yardworks
WEBSITEhttps://www.totalyardworks.ca/
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +1 (204) 291-8616

Email: [email protected]

ADDRESS200 Wharton Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R2Y 0T2, Canada
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

CRITERIARATING
QUALITY OF WORK★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Clean and beautiful★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Durable★★★★★ 5/5
CONTRACTOR COMPETENCE★★★★☆ 4/5
⮕Skilled★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Punctual★★★☆☆ 3/5
PRICE★★★★☆ 4/5
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★☆☆ 3/5

Primarily known as a fence builder and lawn installer, Total Yardworks also does stone masonry for outdoor spaces. And from what we’ve found, many praise the company for its ability to install strong brick and stone surfaces beautifully.

So if you need professional upgrades for your garden and pool area, we’re fairly certain that this contractor can realise your vision of a well-designed and stunning outdoor space.

From what we were told, this contractor also offers repair services, which adds convenience to clients availing of its installation services. Some of the most common parts of structures where customers ask for fixes are chimneys, walls, and garden steps.

Clients love how they go the extra mile in their repair work. Not only were the masonry features reinforced, but original details were restored, making them look the same as the day they were built.

On the downside, we heard that this contractor’s service can be inconsistent. A handful of clients who requested and paid for repair services were disappointed when the staff were a no-show. 

Apparently, some of them who experienced this were also not refunded, which to us is concerning. We hope that Total Yardworks can look into these specific projects and address errors made on their part.

Pros

  • Ideal contractor for outdoor masonry work
  • Does repairs for brick masonry

Cons

  • Some feedback on inconsistent service quality

Customer Reviews

Excellent and prompt crew

“Total Yard Works was great to deal with and I would not hesitate to use them again. The estimate and deposit process was good and even though this is a very busy year for renovators, they were responsive. The crew came very well prepared for the work and built my fence in under two hours, leaving not a trace of the demolished one.” – Allison Lund

Professional from the beginning to the end

“From the quote to the build, Total Yard Works made the process extremely simple. Very professional from start to finish. The fence looks fantastic!” – Raf & Jocelyn A.

4: The Pavingstone Pros

 The Pavingstone Pros
WEBSITEhttps://pavingstone.pro/
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +1 (204) 803-6464

Email: [email protected]

ADDRESS92 Arnold Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0W1, Canada
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

CRITERIARATING
QUALITY OF WORK★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Clean and beautiful★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Durable★★★★★ 5/5
CONTRACTOR COMPETENCE★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Skilled★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Punctual★★★★★ 5/5
PRICE★★★★★ 5/5
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★★ 5/5

The Pavingstone Pros is a landscaper known for being proficient in installing turf and designing gardens. But from what we’ve found, it is also quite competent in masonry work!

We hear that this company is especially good when it comes to driveways, walkways, garden walls, fire pits, and patios.

We’re impressed that the team also knows how to work with stone veneers. This material is perfect for creating texture to your walls and fireplace, or perhaps for simulating the look of natural stones on waterfalls and fish ponds.

Perfect for snowy and cold Winnipeg weather, The Paving Pros also uses reinforced stones and bricks that withstand freezing and moisture.

That way, patios, garden steps, fire pits, and pathways stay intact and protected from cracking due to freezing and thawing cycles.

Clients appreciate that masons lay out their plans to them first to show how the building process will go. We like that they also ask for their clients’ design input and offer expert insight on their requests.

On the downside, we’ve heard reports of some staff not being as thorough with the clean-up process after finishing their masonry tasks. 

The good news is that the staff apologised and returned right away to clean up the mess they left.

Pros

  • Known for excellent masonry work for outdoor spaces
  • A great place to get stone veneers

Cons

  • Some reports on staff not cleaning up after completing tasks

Customer Reviews

Love the new look of our brick sidewalks

“My wife & I are very pleased with the work done to remove our previous front concrete sidewalk and install interlocking brick with a border on each side. It looks very good and even comes with a guarantee.” – Rob Wark

Did excellently in replacing our old limestone rock walls

“We were seeking a contractor to replace old limestone rock walls around the gardens in our backyard with modern stack stone retaining walls.  The Pavingstone Pros did a great job of replicating all the winding bends and terraced levels of our gardens and managed to do it all without damaging any of the existing perennials and shrubbery.  The finished job is beautiful. Their quote was competitive, and the work was carried out in a timely fashion.  We highly recommend The Pavingstone Pros for any project requiring this type of contractor. Adam and his team have earned all five stars.” – William R. Grossberndt

5: Timberstone Distribution

Timberstone Distribution
WEBSITEhttps://www.timberstonedistribution.com/
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +1 (204) 777-8663

Email: [email protected]

ADDRESS811 Panet Road, Winnipeg, MB, R2K 4C9, Canada
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

CRITERIARATING
QUALITY OF WORK★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Clean and beautiful★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Durable★★★★★ 5/5
CONTRACTOR COMPETENCE★★★★☆ 4/5
⮕Skilled★★★★★ 5/5
⮕Punctual★★★☆☆ 3/5
PRICE★★★★☆ 4/5
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★☆☆ 3/5

Timberstone Distribution uses bricks and stones from renowned building material brands in Canada.  

We highly recommend visiting their wonderful showroom where you’ll see tiles, bricks, stones, and veneers from different brands. It’s a great place to get inspired for your own home project with them.

Speaking of veneers, this contractor uses materials derived from natural stone, which is an excellent choice for creating natural textures on your walls, fireplaces, chimneys, and outdoor kilns.

We also enjoyed looking at Timberstone’s online portfolio. Their website features all of their commendable projects and milestones, which makes for great reference material for those considering hiring them.

Another thing we appreciate about Timberstone is that it has a visualizer programme that allows you to see a rendering of the masonry features you’re eyeing for your home. 

This visualizer also helps you decide if you want to push through your initial masonry plans, or make changes according to what the mason workers suggest. 

It’s a great way to see a sketch of your desired design, so that you still have a chance to amend it if it doesn’t look like what you expected.

From what we’ve heard, clients are satisfied with this contractor’s services as it employs highly skilled craftspersons. This is coupled with great client servicing, which just basically makes for an overall pleasant client experience.

A word of caution, however: we’ve heard some complaints about inaccurate calculations of costs for labour and materials. This may be upsetting and stressful for those who are on a tight budget to begin with.

In this regard, we appreciate the contractor for apologising to the specific clients and promising to take responsibility for the errors.

Pros

  • Offers quite a selection of stone and bricks from renowned brands
  • Excellent for building stone walls and floors

Cons

  • Some feedback on inaccurate cost proposals

Customer Reviews

Exceptional staff, services, and products

“Best service and stone selection at the best price. Love this company and the ppl there.” – Tommy TV

Great place to find all sorts of exteriors

“One of my favorite suppliers for all my exterior needs! Whether it be luxury siding materials, aluminum building products, or any kind of stone product, timberline is great!! The staff is always willing to help in any way and does it with a smile! Thanks, guys, keep up the amazing work.” – Donald Pike

FAQs About Masonry Contractors in Winnipeg


And that ends our review of the best masonry contractors in Winnipeg! Which one do you think will repair your brick surfaces or help you build your dream rustic spaces?

Take your time in assessing which contractor will give you the best service, and contact them via phone or email.

While you’re waiting for your quotes and project plans, you might want to look into these other home maintenance-related reviews: