For more than 42 years Walton & Sons Masonry has been serving homeowners, contractors and architects from Carmel to San Francisco.
Dennis oversees the operations of his construction company, which includes a staff of six plus fifty-some field managers, masons and hoddies. He has fifty-three years experience in the masonry industry and has been a licensed masonry sub-contractor for 42 years. Dennis began an apprenticeship in 1961 in Utah, then moved to California in 1963 where he began work as a hodcarrier for Lynn Gion Masonry in Los Gatos. He returned to his apprenticeship program and became a mason and ultimately a Journeyman Mason working on jobs all over the Bay Area. In October 1972 he obtained his license and started Summit Masonry based in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In 1983 he changed his business name to Walton & Sons Masonry and moved his base to Mountain View. Since then, the specialty of the company has been high-end custom masonry work.
Born and raised on a farm in Pleasant View near Ogden, UT, Dennis has an entrepreneurial spirit and loves the challenge of business. He believes the best advertisement is word of mouth. Early on, he set out to provide the very best in masonry service with high quality installation augmented by prompt and efficient work. He believes in clear communications to prevent mistakes. His years of experience often provide solutions to masonry problems on complicated high-end projects.
In 1983 Elsa met Dennis Walton and began to help with the organization of the new Walton & Sons Masonry office in Mountain View, CA. In the early years she wore many hats as she answered phones, set up computer programs and handled accounts and payroll. As the office staff grew, she took on special projects.
In recent years Elsa has taken classes for Adobe software products such as Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver. She designed the original Waltonsons website. Over the past few years she has collected images, written text and revised the organization of the website. Using WordPress and with the help of Jamie Carney of JC Designs, the new website was uploaded in November 2014.
Born in New York and raised in Redondo Beach, CA, Elsa is a teacher and writer. She attended the Univ of Hawaii in Honolulu before graduating from the Univ of Oregon in Eugene. Elsa has a BA in English Literature and she earned an MA in Instructional Technology at SFSU. After teaching high school English and History in Riverside, Torrance, Sacramento and Palo Alto, she took time out when her two boys were small and then returned to the work force. She worked as a Technical Writer and Educational Writer at ITEL, Tymshare, and Catalyst before teaming up with Dennis.
The sons of Walton & Sons Masonry, Inc.
At one time or another some of the sons did work for Walton & Sons Masonry as drivers, hoddies and masons. They have since departed to follow their own pursuits. Scott is still a mason and lives near Hwy 49 in the gold country. David lives in Fallon, NV and Brent lives in Lake Havasu City, AZ.