Backstory

Albert Valles enjoying retirement

Joe Valles' roots extend back to Europe. His grandfather, Albert Valles, was a native of Giulianova, Italy and spent a lifetime in the building trades. Joe served as his masonry apprentice when he was younger. 

Under his grandfather's quiet guidance, he learned to appreciate excellence and the value of building things right the first time. Within a few years, Joe established European Stone Masonry LLC and continued a family tradition of fine craftsmanship.

 

Fine Craftsmanship

Today, European Stone Masonry LLC provides quality stonework which adds simple luxury and lasting value to your home. Joe enjoys the creative process of working in stone and collaborating with clients. Every project is different, every hand-picked stone unique.  
 

"I love using the most ancient material to build something out of nothing."


Traditional materials appeal to him perhaps because of a lifelong interest in all things old. He employs classic construction methods and traditional materials to create a solid, handsome and authentic look that's designed to last a lifetime.

 

Lifetime Guarantee & Personal Service

Joe Valles, Owner

Much of Joe's work is generated through referrals and repeat business because of his passion for quality workmanship. Artisan projects are custom-crafted by him so you know what you can expect. All the work featured on this site was done personally by Joe. 

European Stone Masonry LLC offers a lifetime guarantee because your project will be built to last. Allow Joe to share his expertise, commitment to detail and design solutions with you. He's happy to meet with homeowners for a free estimate. There is a difference for those who appreciate the timeless beauty of fine craftsmanship.
 

What Sets Us Apart?

  • A+ rating with Better Business Bureau
  • Stonework is all we do
  • Fine craftsmanship
  • Great references
  • Free estimates  
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Featured in The News & Observer, Stone Business, Period Homes, Architectural Stone & Landscape Design and City of Raleigh Neighborhood Success Stories
     
 

Why Stone? 

Natural stone imprinted by time

Stone Is Inviting  -  Stone accents furnish a rich backdrop for elegant entertaining. Imagine holidays with loved ones near a warm hearth or dining à deux on a lighted terrace.

Stone Is Elemental  -  It connects us to nature and reminds us of a simpler time. A turn down a garden path invites beauty into daily life. A lingering moment on a sitting wall offers respite from a hectic day. Natural stone offers a vitality - the nuance of textures, the play of colors and patterns - that can't be duplicated.

Stone Is Practical  -  It lasts a lifetime, needs no upkeep and adds significant value to your property. As a design material, natural stone has timeless appeal. It's at home within any landscaping or architectural style.