We spoke to the Attley Brothers who are the owners of Attley Stone, a local stonemason company that severs Vancouver to the Sea-to-Sky corridor. They are a cool duo who have been in business for over 10 years and are go-to people when it comes to anything stone related. We managed to take a few moments to chat with them last week about their job and why they like working with PLE Painting.
About Attley Stone:
Co-owned by John Attley and William Attley, these brothers are dedicated to keeping Stone Masonry an art, paying attention to every detail and creating a surrounding that feels right. With a background in Heritage & Traditional Masonry, Attley Stone works hard to keep an authentic look and quality to our stonework while delivering the utmost in craftsmanship.
How did you first get into your trade?
William: We always loved working with my hands and working with other people. I always like to see what I can create and see my customer’s reactions to what we built.
What do you like best about your job?
John: Building relationships with other trades and other people. I think that is kind of the foundation of what we’re doing. It’s one of the most enjoyable things: when you can come together with another company or trade and execute a job.
What are some of the biggest challenges you face on the job site?
William: I think it’s, being efficient with what we do and making sure that everybody’s working together as a team and really doing everything together so nobody’s higher than anybody else. We’re just all on the same level, trying to get the job done.
What is one thing most people don’t know about your trade?
William: That it’s a dying trade. Not many people are doing it anymore. It’s very rare to have young people into this trade and it’s good to see younger people getting into it.
What is the favourite project you’ve worked on?
John: I think probably a project we did with IKO Building Group on Angus Drive. It was a restoration of an old home in Shaughnessy. The stone was big focal point of that and I think the project turned out really nicely. And it’s, it’s definitely a marquee home in the area.
What do you like best about working with PLE painting?
William: I think their leadership really goes a long way and looking up to them and how they work with their employees. I think they’re just really leading the way with how to run a company properly.
John: To build on that, I think that their selflessness on-site and the ability to work with all their peers is really exceptional.
How does working with PLE painting make your job easier?
William: I think just the communication with them is probably the best aspect of it. just knowing where we are on the project and what needs to get done next.