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“Our new fireplace is a work of art”

“The Rock Pirate is great and a very talented artisan. My wife and I had a custom fireplace built by him and it is beautiful!! The stone work is hand crafted and well placed. Our new fireplace is a work of art, and fits the decor in our home very nicely. I would strongly recommend The Rock Pirate to anyone wanting stone work of any kind.”
Danny Pierce, Durango CO

“He took great pains with the artistic placement of the stones”

“Ricki came to my home early morning he was scheduled to build my fireplace. He was expecting to find my gas log fireplace fully installed and the framing for the fireplace already built and ready for tim to ‘work his magic’ and create a rock fireplace. He was surprised to find that the framing had not been built (as had been promised by the vendor handling the arrangements). Most people would have left saying, “Call me when you are ready to have the rock work done.” Ricki did not say that! Instead, he went back home (quite some miles from my home to his), got his truck and the tools he needed; went to Lowe’s to pick up the lumber and materials necessary for the job and returned to my home and built the framing and the fireplace. Ricki worked non-stop for many hours and finished the job. I could not even get him to take a lunch break. A job which was supposed to take a few hours, turned into an all day task. During the entire day, Ricki was very pleasant, hard working and professional. He took great pains with the artistic placement of the stones to make a beautiful fireplace out of the river rock simulated stones. His craftsmanship is a beautiful addition to my log home. The fireplace looks like it has always been there. I am happy to recommend Ricki Pierce for any size job. He is contentious, hard working, very neat in his work and clean up, and such a nice person to know!”
Gail B. Waddell, Asheville NC

“We would highly recommend him and will definitely use him again.”

“Ricki was wonderful! He is professional and friendly. We would highly recommend him and will definitely use him again. He was the first to respond with his estimate and had the job finished quickly. My four year-old daughter absolutely fell in love with Ricki The Rock Pirate!”
Asheville NC

“Just what we wanted!”

“Hi Ricki, just wanted to let you know how very much Jerry and I are enjoying our fireplace. It is awesome! We have had the nicest compliments from folks–most can’t believe that it’s cultured stone. When my son and daughter-in-law came to visit at New Year’s they both were taken back when they saw it, and couldn’t get over how cozy it made the cabin look and feel. The “rustic-ness” of its appearance is just what we wanted. You certainly have a gift for working with rock. Thanks, Ricki!”
Ann and Jerry Vaughan
Saluda, NC

“A great first impression and fantastic curb appeal!”

“Ricki has very much become part of our team. His personality, pride in his work and coordination with others on our jobs have made our lives much easier. His rock work is the first thing our buyers see when they get ou tof th ecar. It makes for a great first impression and fantastic curb appeal. We believe it’s these things that are greatly responsible for driving our sales.”
Mayfair Partners LLC