This beautiful home on Chautauqua Lake, owned by Mary & Bill Rapaport, stands out for its unique architecture, stone workmanship, creative design and close attention to details.
Sivak Stonemasonry was the stone crew for this venture. Jason Sivak started his passion in 1999 after going to Scotland & England with his wife Trish on their honeymoon. Each estate and castle filled him with new ideas & dreams of how he could utilize his creativity using his hands for a full Body Mind Spirit profession. And the stone provided that practical “art” element that he was looking for.
Starting with small family jobs, hiring friends and family along the way, he was soon recognized as a visionary in his field. The more he was allowed to work with the customer’s personality, tastes and space, the more that custom artistic piece emerged. Early in his career he was featured in Log Home Living Magazine and numerous front page articles in local papers. More recently he and a few of the masons on his crew worked hand in hand with 15th generation Japanese masons for a public installation in California. This endeavor was also filmed as a documentary. Sivak Stonemasonry has worked on many sites throughout the country, California, Montana, Pittsburgh & Philadelphia areas & Niagara Falls to name a few.
What started as a one man company has grown to be a thriving business. Current owners of the company are Jason Sivak, Tom Sivak, Josh Stelmack and Jason Sproveri. Their team of talented and artistic masons include Jason Sproveri, Mickey Chwazik, Roger Paquin and Kyle Gentz. We can’t forget their valuable and hardworking crew which consists of Jimmy Thompson, Kevin Lawson, Brock Pendred and Tage Aiken.
The stone used for this home was Eldorado’s Hillstone Verona and the quoins were Prestige Tan Native Stone. The pavers used for the patio and walkways were Cambridge Ledgestone XL 3 piece design in Sandstone and for the driveway Cambridge Belgium Cast Stone 5 piece. When we asked what they liked most about this project, Jason replied that this was a prime example of “best customers” for their ability to be open to ideas, empowering others to use their strengths and natural talents in an easy going manner that allows the creativity to flow. Kudos to All, Keep Beautifying those Neighborhoods!