As a fourth-generation stonemason, Jamey DeMaria follows a professional path forged by his great-grandfather. The elder family member came to the Monterey Peninsula from Italy in 1918 to work on the Crocker mansion in Pebble Beach.
“Quite often, I’ll find myself working within a few blocks of that same house my great-grandfather came all those miles to build.” DeMaria says.
He’s operated Carmel-based Jamey DeMaria Masonry, Inc. for 25 years, applying old-world techniques he learned from the generations who came before him.
DeMaria works on everything from stone pathways to waterfalls to entire homes, concentrating mainly on local projects in Carmel and Pebble Beach.
In Addition to taking on the family trade, he developed a passion for performance with growing up in a musical home. Today, the drummer plays with bands throughout the Central California Coast.
He’s honored to carry on well-established traditions. “We take a lot of pride in our work,” DeMaria says. “The way I look at it, what we build stands for generations.”