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Testimonials

“ Al was very prompt in responding to my initial inquiry and came out the next day to look at my project. He provided a reasonable estimate. Al and his workers completed the job as contracted. They were pleasant and easy to work with. I was glad to find someone who could do masonry work on my foundation, as well as a new driveway.”

– Dorothy K.

 

“ We found Modern Masonry by pure luck. My husband and I were driving in Westwood when we saw a sign in front a beautifully paved driveway. We called and got a response, a visit to our home, and a great quote right away. Instead of the cracked and deteriorated driveway we once had, we now have a freshly paved driveway that greets us each night when we come home. Thanks for all your help Modern Masonry! We really appreciate all that you’ve done for us.

– Rita Gurin, Needham

“I recently contracted Contemporary Masonry & Paving, Inc. for a job at our facility at Brandon Residential Treatment Center. I put the project out to bid and found that Contemporary Masonry provided me with a timely appointment and fair price. Al was very insightful and offered us multiple options and improvements that we could make to mitigate the issue with ice that we were having. The job entailed the removal of some EIFS, some brick installation, EIFS repair and installation of some steel roof guards. During the work Al pointed out two other issues on the building’s exterior that he was able to repair. The project was completed in a timely manner and the site was left clean.
My overall level of satisfaction was extremely high. I will definitely recommend this company to others and I will certainly be using Contemporary Masonry again, when the need arises.”
-Daniel Brenn, Director of Facilities, Brandon Residential

A good experience, all things considered. Al Kemmett and the crew are hard working and professional. They were on time from the beginning and the contract price was reasonable.I am pleased with the quality of the job and would hire again and recommend to others.

– Dennis M., Dorchester

Al, the owner, with whom I dealt, was very accommodating and easy to communicate and deal with since he has a fine personality. I have been very satisfied with my experience and the job that was done.

– Paul K., Dedham

Hi Al! I want to thank you for the quick service you gave me in removing that boulder under my porch and building me a new retaining wall. Things came out great. Attention to little details make a big job easier and come out right. I like that. I’m a detail guy myself. I will call you for future projects.

-Jim Zyntell

“Al Kemmett was the only mason that provided the quote the day after we met with him and his quote was below all the other masons.  In addition, he provided a very detailed explanation of the process for repointing our building.  Mr. Kemmett’s experience was very apparent from the start and he translated his knowledge about the process into layman’s terms so we could understand what needed to be done.  Because our building is quite tall and close to other building, he had to bring in swing staging, so his workers could power wash the building, grind out all the old mortar, replace any broken bricks, and then re-point the entire 2 sides of our building.

Mr. Kemmett and his employees did a wonderful job. It was a messy job due to all the grinding of the mortar yet they took extra pains to clean up each day so that the owners would experience a minimum of inconvenience. Of great importance to us was that they stayed on budget and on schedule.”

– Eileen Bernadette Moran, Head Trustee, Ovelook Condo Trust

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10 Outstanding Facts About Estonia

Estonia is a Northern European country that has suffered more than its fair share of occupation. Centuries ago, Estonia had to deal with rule by the Danish, then the Swedish, and—more recently—the Soviet Union. However, despite these challenges, Estonia has thrived and came into its own as an independent, democratic country. The most extraordinary thing about Estonia is its grasp of technology. When it comes to Internet access, Estonia is one of the most connected countries in the world, and its education is also top-notch.

10. Kiiking

When we were kids, just about all of us probably used a swing-set at some point. They are at found in most public parks and are a pretty ubiquitous part of everyone’s childhood. However, in Estonia, swinging is much more than just something children do to pass the time. As children, we probably all tried to swing over the bars at some point, and found it was pretty much impossible, due to the design of our swing-sets. We would compromise by simply getting really high and then seeing how far we could leap out. (more…)

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10 reasons why you would love this theme

1. Helps you create a beautiful Video site

This theme will help you create a beautiful video portal where you can embed videos from different video sharing websites or you can also upload your own video using the WordPress media uploader. A new custom post type is created for Videos so that will help you separate your blog posts from videos.

2. Embed Different video types

We have provided oEmbed support which will help you embed videos from different websites. Here‘s a list of websites which will work with oEmbed. Let‘s see some examples:

YouTube

Vimeo

DailyMotion

Blip.tv

WordPress.tv

Metacafe

Spotify

3. Beautiful blog

Along with the video portal you can create a beautiful blog too, yes like always we did not forget the blog! Every element like different headings, lists(ordered, unordered), blockquote, different HTML tags, post formats, image alignments, text alignments are designed with special care to make your blog look beautiful. You name an element and we have designed it for you.

4. Different sidebars for blog/video

We have given different custom sidebars which will help you showcase relevant content in the sidebar on all pages. You can have different sidebars on the following pages: home page, blog listing page, blog detail page, video listing page, video detail page, and all other WordPress pages. We have given different custom sidebars which will help you showcase relevant content in the sidebar on all pages. You can have different sidebars on the following pages: home page, blog listing page, blog detail page, video listing page, video detail page, and all other WordPress pages.

5. Customize the theme without touching code – color customizer, body background image, header background image

You read it correct, with the inbuilt color customizer you can literally change colors of all the elements of your website. 5 color options are given which will help you create unlimited color schemes of this theme. You read it correct, with the inbuilt color customizer you can literally change colors of all the elements of your website. 5 color options are given which will help you create unlimited color schemes of this theme. Along with the colors you can also have a beautiful body background image and a header image for your website and remember all of this can be done from theme options without touching a single line of code.

Along with the colors you can also have a beautiful body background image and a header image for your website and remember all of this can be done from theme options without touching a single line of code.

6. Video Slider

With the help of an awesome looking slider you can show videos in slider on your home page, there is an option to select the number of videos you can display in the slider. You can also select specific categories from which you want to display videos in the slider.

7. Different widgets for showing posts/videos

We have created a few custom widgets which will help you showcase posts and videos in different way. Here‘s a list of the widgets:

  1. T → All Categories First Post: Helps you display all your video categories in home page content area along with the thumb of latest video in that category
  2. T → Latest Posts/Videos: Helps you display latest posts/videos along with their thumbnail in list/grid view on home page. There are options in the widget to limit the number of posts and also from which categories the posts/videos should come
  3. T → Popular Posts: Can be used to display popular posts/videos either by number of comments or by total page views. Can be used in both sidebar and home page content area.
  4. T → Related, Popular, Latest Posts/Videos: This widget will display Related, popular and latest posts in the sidebar in different tabs. Ideal to have in the sidebar of your blog.

8. Custom.css editor in backend

You think you are good with CSS and want to make some customization in the theme? We have given an option in the backend where you can write your custom CSS. You must be wondering how this is different from a custom.css file? Well the problem with the custom.css file is theme updates. While updating the theme you need to make sure that you backup your custom.css before updating the theme and put it back again after updating. With custom.css editor in backend we will save your custom CSS in database so you will not have to worry about the theme updates. You can update your theme without backing up the custom.css file and all your customization will be intact.

9. Localization and WPML ready

Like all of our recent themes, this theme is also localization ready and also WPML compatible which will allow you to create a website in multiple languages. Like all of our recent themes, this theme is also localization ready and also WPML compatible which will allow you to create a website in multiple languages. Like all of our recent themes, this theme is also localization ready and also WPML compatible which will allow you to create a website in multiple languages.

10. Automatic updates and unlimited support for a year

The Automatic updates feature will allow you to update your theme directly from your WordPress backend without having a hard time playing with an FTP program to upload the updated files. By purchasing the theme you also get unlimited support for a year from our support forums and helpdesk. The Automatic updates feature will allow you to update your theme directly from your WordPress backend without having a hard time playing with an FTP program to upload the updated files. By purchasing the theme you also get unlimited support for a year from our support forums and helpdesk.