Dougherty Stone Masonry is headed up by Rob Dougherty a retired firefighter Captain form the town of Renfrew. Growing up in the Ottawa Valley and always a sport fan Rob played ball and hockey all over Renfrew County were he evolved into a staple figure in the community. As his family grew with a wife and then children community involvement became an everyday occurrence for Rob. Being the first to lend a helping hand he has coached minor hockey teams, volunteered at community events and currently sits as a board member for the Renfrew Hospice. Now living in Burnstown on the banks of the Madawaska near Calabogie Rob enjoys boating and fishing with his grandchildren on weekend while he continues with his passion for heritage restoration.
His hard work and skill haven’t gone unnoticed. In 2010-2011 he was awarded the prestigious Award of Excellence in Architectural Conservation for his work on the Van Barr owned Captain Fraser House in Kinburn. A historical site that was refurbished in accordance with Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. Dougherty Stone Masonry has also had the distinct pleasure of restoring such historical sites as the James Naismith House in Almonte where he worked on both interior and exterior limestone and mortar repairs. Other major projects through out Ottawa and Valley include the St. Michael’s Church in Douglas and St. Puis Church in Osceola.
Proud of his Irish heritage Dougherty Stone Masonry is founded on the belief that history needs to be remembered and more importantly preserved. What better way is there to respect and honour the men and women that came before us than to maintain what the worked so hard to build.