Village Stonesmith Gardens & Masonry aims to express the art and craft of landscape construction, and specializes in work with natural stone.
Our mission is to build high quality long-lasting landscapes that increase a homeowner’s enjoyment of their home, and can be considered works of art in and of themselves. We collaborate with architects, designers, homeowners and others to ensure the landscape design vision is well-executed and brought to life.
Owner Patrick McEneaney brings over 20 years of experience in the landscape industry in New England, including 10 years with a premier Japanese-influenced design & build landscape architecture firm. Patrick holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Design from the University of Massachusetts, and has earned an Intermediate Level 2 certification with the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain through The Stone Trust in Vermont. He is also a Certified Dry Stone Walling Instructor with The Stone Trust. He is a skilled and experienced machine operator and holds a valid MA hoisting machinery license. Patrick serves as an on-site project manager, and loves to build naturalistic landscapes that have a special whimsy and magic, to look like they've always been there.
Co-owner Erika Baehr brings her experience at plant nurseries, farms, and as a floral designer, as well as her work in the nonprofit field, to the business management and design. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Hampshire College, a Certificate in Design from the Landscape Institute of Harvard University/Boston Architectural College, and a Certificate in Native Plant Studies & Botany from The Native Plant Trust (formerly the New England Wildflower Society). She is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist (MCH) and a member of the Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA). Erika manages the administrative, design, and horticultural aspects of the business. She sources plant material, supervises plant installations, and loves to create planting designs with New England native plants that support ecological principles and provide four seasons of interest.
The Village Stonesmith Core Crew: (back l-r: Patrick, Andy McCarthy; front l-r: John Callahan, Harrison Doamaral, Francky Cledomin)
Village Stonesmith crew members bring many years of experience in dry stone walling, masonry, general contracting, tiling, landscape design, and horticulture to the team. All have been working in masonry and construction since their teen years, and continue to support their family masonry and contracting businesses on the side. Each crew member takes pride in their work and supports the efforts of the team to build beautiful and lasting landscapes and stoneworks.