OWNER AND MASTER MASON, ALEXANDER SKELLON
Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Alex began his masonry apprenticeship at the young age of 15. From 1979-1983, he worked for Hugh McKendry Stonemasons before starting his own business in 1984.
For over a decade, Alex Skellon Stonemasons provided an invaluable service to Scotland and England, restoring a multitude of historic buildings, sites, and monuments using traditional building techniques. In 1997, he moved across the pond to Savannah, GA and formed Scottish Stone Craft, re-directing his focus on America's historic treasures.
Like the fine landmark buildings that we restore, Scottish Stone Craft embodies many of the same old world traditions and values that set us apart from our competition – a care for the craft, attention to detail, and a vast body of experience on which to draw.
Over the years, Scottish Stone Craft has built and maintained a reputation for excellence in the field of masonry preservation and restoration. We have earned local and national recognition for superior craftsmanship, and continue to be honored with the privilege of working on the low country's most significant historic structures.
Some of our more notable local projects include the: Telfair Museum of Art, Pulaski Monument, Mickve Israel Synagogue, Owens-Thomas House, SCAD Museum, Tybee Island Light House, Armstrong-Kessler Mansion, Ossabaw Island's plantation site, Jepson House Education Center, Davenport House, and Riverside Power Plant.
On a national level, we have played a key role in several large projects, including the Opal Award winning relocation and restoration of the Armstrong-Quinlan House in St. Paul, MN, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, NC, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse in Ponce de Leon, FL, and the Canton Junction Train Station in Canton, MA.