Tom’s Story

“John Silveri was a mason who, along with his brother Dominick, came to this country in 1912 from a small town in the north of Italy called Castelnovo. They stepped off the boat with not much more than the clothes on their backs.

Photo of John Silveri, first generation mason, early 20th century
John Silveri, Toms’ grandfather and first generation mason
When I was a young boy, my grandfather showed me some small rubber forms which he then filled with a strange liquid concoction. To my amazement, the next day he pulled out a solid rock figurine that looked just like an Indian chief. I couldn’t believe it! That was my first understanding of how concrete works!

My father, Orlando Silveri, learned masonry from my grandfather literally from the ground up – and I in turn learned from the ground up from my dad, making me the third generation of Silveris to follow the mason’s trade. I learned a long time ago the right way to do this kind of work, whether it be pointing a brick wall, constructing the foundation of a house, or the precision of building a set of brick steps.

So! When I started my company in 1983, I was pretty confident in my ability, but by no means knew everything. For my first couple of years, I can honestly say it wasn’t easy. But I always had my father to ask questions about certain situations on some jobs, because there was one thing that I was sure of – the customer would always get the best job possible – done right the first time. My father and I one day had a heart to heart talk, and he told me something I will never forget. He told me that if I wanted to be successful in my business, I was to do each and every job better than the other guy, and for less money.

After 35 years in business, I have to say that his advice was dead on – and I continue to use this philosophy in my career.” -Tom Silveri

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For every job, it’s important to know the cost involved before any work begins. These days, especially, everyone is concerned with keeping costs in line. I will come out to your home, office or job site, and will prepare an accurate estimate for any type of masonry or construction work. There is never a charge for estimating your project.

I am fully insured, so there is never a worry about potential legal problems on the job. Safety is always my primary concern, no matter what the project.