About Us

Established in 1987, Van Kessel Contracting Inc. is a true family business, that has been serving the trade for over 30 years.

Specializing in custom residential and commercial projects, Chris Van Kessel Masonry provides professional installation of footings, insulated concrete foundations (ICF), masonry veneers including: cultured stone; natural stone; Bradstone; Shouldice; Arriscraft Stone; brick, chimneys; fireplaces and block.

The business proudly serves Durham Region, the Township of Brock, Uxbridge, Port Perry and The City of Kawartha Lakes. Chris Van Kessel Masonry is very pleased to work with award winning builders like Steve Snider.

Please consider us for your next project, you’ll be glad you did!

Certified installer/reseller of NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF).

Meet the Team

Chris Van Kessel

Chris studied under a master Dutch craftsman thereafter venturing out on his own as a fully licensed brick and stone mason. Chris has always dreamt of doing some of his own building so in 2011 he decided to get his builders license and add this to his line of work. Now Chris builds beautiful custom houses in addition to being a masonry contractor. Integrity and quality workmanship have been the hallmarks of Chris and the company he started more than two decades ago.

Lori Van Kessel

Lori has been a critical part of Van Kessel Masonry since it opened its doors in 1987.  You can find her working with Chris with everything from estimating, designing, scheduling to general office administration. Lori even pitched in on the job site, as a labourer, for 5 years off and on, while Justin and Trevor were going to school for their apprenticeships.

Justin Van Kessel

Following in his father’s footsteps Justin is fully licensed as a mason and was at the top of his class.

Trevor Van Kessel

Like his father and his brother, Trevor became a fully licensed mason after competing in a bricklaying competition in 2011.

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