Let our satisfied clients speak for our work

Loved the work that Krugel Cobbles performed replacing our front sidewalk and porch. It looks beautiful! The workers were extremely diligent, creative and friendly. Jon Hirsch was accommodating and responsive to our needs, and always so kind in his emails and communication with us. I wholeheartedly recommend Krugel Cobbles to anyone thinking about doing stone work at their home.

Holly S., GOOGLE

We highly recommend Krugel Cobbles, Inc. for driveway work. Our old driveway needed to be excavated and replaced with permeable pavers. We interviewed several companies, and it came down to: who had expertise, who did we want on our property, and who cared enough to do a perfect job? Jon Hirsch (President) and his crew are simply top-notch. Jon came out personally for the estimate, put in hours doing the required engineering design, and was detail-oriented and thorough. He visited the site throughout the project and was always happy to explain his ideas and make sure we were getting exactly what we wanted. The crew worked hard and was always discreet and polite. Not only is Jon an expert; he is also professional, generous with his time, and has perfect manners. Now we have a clean, beautiful driveway that functions well. It was a good experience and worth every penny.

Lydia C., HOUZZ

I am a landscape designer who subcontracted Jon Hirsch of Krugel Cobbles on a residential project in the northern suburbs of Chicago. The project involved replacing a front walkway, parkway, driveway and a courtyard. I also involved installing a new, circular bluestone patio. Jon interpreted my design extremely well and the customer was very pleased with the finished product. Throughout the project Jon was very professional, prompt in his delivery of proposals and he was very true to his word throughout. He delivered everything on time and the quality of the work was outstanding. Jon's crew reflected his attention to detail and on-time work ethic. I have since used Krugel Cobbles on other projects and they have performed at an extremely high level. I would recommend Jon to others without hesitation.

Katherine G., President KG Designs, Inc. HOUZZ

I have used Krugel Cobbles for two projects and plan to use them for my third and final one. The first project was to remove my cement walkway and replace it with brick. I chose a combination of 3 colors, brick red, gray and taupe. I was concerned that the colors wouldn't flow as I had seen in a picture. However, it turned out spectacularly. The workers told me they'd be aware of the color balance and they lived up to their word. My second project was to fix my sunken brick steps from house to patio, level the surrounding bricks and put a sealer in between my patio pavers to rid the weeds of summer. The job was on time, well managed, and turned out great. The interaction I had with Jon, the president of the company, was personalized, comfortable and not a hard sell routine. It was a pleasure. I plan to put in one more area of patio this Spring and I wouldn't think of using anyone but Krugel Cobbles. Truly, they are reliable, know what they're doing and deliver on their word.

Susie D., HOUZZ

What a fantastic experience we had working with Jon Hirsch and Krugel Cobbles! After completion of a pretty extensive home facelift which involved relocating our front door, adding a covered entry and re-siding our entire house, the final phase was the installation of a new front walk. To say we love the way it turned out doesn’t even begin to cover it and everyone who sees it tells us how much they love it, too. The hardscape is really stunning and adds such value to our home. I am not talking in monetary terms, although there is no doubt of that. It is really special and totally completes the house makeover — beyond what we had envisioned, especially the beautiful retaining wall, which I must admit may just be my favorite part of the ENTIRE project. When I saw Jon's design plan featuring beautiful endicott bricks in the perfect herringbone pattern, I jokingly said we would have the best front walk in the neighborhood, but it turned out to be so true. It was, by far, the most seamless part of the whole remodeling process and Jon and his entire crew were such a pleasure to work with from start to finish. So professional, so thoughtful, so conscientious and right on time and budget. I would not hesitate to call on them again. Can't recommend Krugel Cobbles highly enough.

Evan F., HOUZZ

Krugel Cobbles, Inc. has installed the hardscapes for most of my designs and so I highly recommend them for any project. They have built numerous stone, brick & cobble custom paving designs for my clients. They are able to work with a wide variety of materials and installation types including dry-set and wet-set. They communicate and coordinate well with the client, landscape architect and other contractors which is essential for all my projects. They are good at sticking to a schedule and trade sequencing. The supervisors and crews are highly professional and skilled which reflects in the high quality of their installations.

Prassas Landscape Studio LLC, HOUZZ

I couldn’t be happier with the customer service and quality project provided by Krugel Cobbles. Our 1923 home’s original driveway was crumbling. The rear flagstone and pea gravel walk was a maintenance nightmare. So we decided on installing more attractive and durable brick pavers. Through every step of the process, Jon Hirsch provided top-notch advice and customer service. For example, we were not totally happy with the appearance of the first set of sample bricks Jon brought. So, Jon without hesitation provided more samples. Similarly, Jon proposed a design that would reduce our pavement footprint and save us money on installation (which we actually rejected). The quality of the installation is superb. It looks great. Our paved areas drain much better than before. And there is less maintenance. Krugel's price for the project was on par with other large competitors, but their communication and service was much more personalized. It was an easy choice to go with Krugel Cobbles. We strongly recommend them.


Last summer Jon and his crew created a beautiful backyard patio with a firepit and built-in grill for our home. We got several different bids but there was no question we were going to go with Jon after talking with him the first time. He is incredibly knowledgeable and personable. Equally important is that he has a team of highly skilled and experienced employees. Many of them have decades of experience. There are many companies out there that do hardscapes but very few, if any, that do as well as Krugel Cobbles. We also really appreciated that he was always available to answer our questions by phone and/or email. As we watched the patio being built you could tell his team are true craftsmen and we really appreciated the attention to the small details of the project. We couldn't be happier with how the project turned out. They also coordinated well with our landscape designer and the project was completed on-time and on budget. There were no surprise charges. We have already hired Jon and his team again this year to replace worn out door sills. That project also turned out flawlessly. We will have some more projects down the road and will only be using Jon because we know the craftsmanship, attention to detail, and professionalism will be second to none.

Todd N., HOUZZ

Highly Recommended! Very professional, start to finish. Their professional and detailed proposal is a reflection on what you can expect. They maintained budget quotes and completed the project on time. Excellent communication and project management throughout the process. The crew provided precision execution of laying pavers in a complex project around the pool and home. The end result is a stunning transformation that our family and friends will enjoy for many years! Krugel Cobbles provided a wonderful experience and a beautiful outdoor retreat. And, competitively priced.


We had investigated several companies to perform this work. Only Jon Hirsch, President of Krugel Cobbles, provided a quote to remove the materials that were highly detailed, competitive, and had a FIRM PRICE and time schedule. Other quotes were open-ended (no firm price) or absurdly high. Also, Krugel's has a lot of experience doing roof deck work on condo buildings in Chicago, and Jon explained why his approach was most cost-effective and minimized neighbor disruption. We contacted Jon three months later to actually perform the work; his quote only changed to include disposal of material. We also asked him to do this as quickly as possible; miraculously he was able to squeeze us in to accomplish all of this within one week of our request. The work team was polite, professional, super-efficient and highly experienced at moving this type of material through the interior of our condo and the condo building common elements. They were most careful not to touch any interior walls or damage floor surfaces. They moved material in small amounts to be well under any weight limits AND they inspected and cleaned after the job was finished. Jon gave us a commitment to get the work done in two days, and he put extra people on it to make sure he met the deadline, while the price of the job remained the same as his quote! We have had over 30 years experience with a variety of contractors and landscapers as we remodeled or built homes. Very few contractors did work with such speed, quality and care, and even fewer honored their commitments as Krugel Cobbles did. This company did MISSION IMPOSSIBLE! We can't wait to work with them again.


I have worked with Krugel many times - they install a lot of my hardscape for jobs I design. The work is always meticulously engineered and installed, and their follow-up customer service is pleasant and efficient. They take worries off my shoulders!

Calafia Design, HOUZZ

We were having water collecting by the house (a tri level) and starting to look like it could seep through a back door. Krugel Cobbles gave us an estimate that was higher than most, but the confidence Jon inspired and the customer service response was amazing. In addition to a solution for our drainage issues, we were given a gorgeous patio. We were told the timetable for installation and an email confirming that we were ready for the work on the day before. The work was done as described with care taken every step of the way. The employees were artisans in their crafts. We had a misunderstanding that was cleared up within 5 minutes. The result was so beautiful, more than we could imagine. We are having our pool demolished and I called Jon to see if I could convince him to take over. Unfortunately, this was not his forte so almost 6 weeks later, I still don't have my pool gone, but I do have a backflow sitting on my front lawn so maybe tomorrow? Krugel Cobbles exemplifies the way a company should work with its customers.

Caryl A., HOUZZ

Krugel Cobbles was referred to me by my landscape architect, Califia Designs. Katy had worked with Jon before and highly recommended him and Krugel. It was a smooth process from the first time I met with Jon until Krugel's last worker left. The design was wonderful ... The execution was perfect and professional. The workers were very respectful and hard working. The finished product was even better than I expected. I am hiring them to do more work. I highly recommend them.

Linda K., HOUZZ

I have had the pleasure of working with Jon for more than ten years. This man thinks five steps ahead to prepare unique and creative masonry work for clients of all kinds. His many years of experience cause him to anticipate and avoid deadline and budget overruns. That foresight drives him to coordinate with us from a project's early stages to provide features like piping for electricity needs down the pike. He goes to great lengths at personal cost to himself in the pursuit of excellence. I love working with Jon because he not only genuinely cares for the client, but also for everyone else involved. He is consistently level-headed; I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "No problem, partner," in response to curveballs I've had to throw at him. I and anyone else who's had the opportunity to work with Jon would recommend him as a trusted advisor on all things masonry. He is truly an expert.

Night Light, Inc. HOUZZ

We have a steeply sloping rear yard, and heavier rains have taken their toll on old retaining walls. Jon knew the solution for handling the water, and he constructed new retaining walls and steps. They look beautiful. His stonemasons also made a new bluestone entrance, which we continue to receive compliments on. His crew is organized, efficient, experienced, and they do outstanding work.

Kathryn, HOUZZ

We met with Tristan from Krugel and since the first meeting we were comfortable. His input with our ideas helped us come to design a beautiful patio. The timing with the rest of our projects was perfect. The professionalism of Krugel was outstanding, Tristan, Moira and the workmen were great. The work was done very well, they cleaned up and in the end it's beautiful. I could not recommend them highly enough.


Jon, Moira, Manny, Alex and their crews were all great to work with every step of the way. We had a major reconstruction of demolition of the old sidewalk and asphalt driveway and a re-laying of a large cement paver patio that included putting in a matching addition . The driveway had to be moved, and there were curb cuts and city approvals and grading, so it was major. It all took place during the pandemic but you would never have known it. It was surprisingly pretty stress free because of Jon and Moira. Jon really took time to hear our ideas and our design plan for which he and his architect Moira implemented with extreme ease and excellent communication . There were timely responses to tweaks and modifications. Manny and his crews, (for which they have specialized crews for different parts of the project) were all fantastic. Very nice guys, very respectful, hard, hard workers, and amazing with their skills. I have never experienced such professionalism. We had to have a few things fixed after everything settled in, but they came out and made it all look great . We now have a beautiful permeable gray paver driveway, blue slate sidewalks and a refreshed patio with an extension that is such a match you cannot tell much difference. We could not have dreamed of anything better. It transformed our property, and everyone who walks by comments on how wonderful it looks.

Liz & Jeff, HOUZZ

Jon and Matt were fantastic to deal with. By far the most professional and organized hardscape company I have dealt with. They were on time on budget and they created an absolutely amazing backyard kitchen fire pit and bluestone patio. All of Krugel’s employees have been very hard workers and extremely honest. We have used them for two projects and this year they rebuilt our fronts stoop and steps. The workmanship is second to none. The front came as amazing as the backyard. Krugel stands behind their work and is always available with questions or follow up maintenance. We will be using them again in the future and we can’t say enough about this entire company.


My experience with Krugel was excellent from start to finish. My project involved not only paver work with Krugel but exposed aggregate concrete by another contractor, who Krugel works with on similar projects. Krugel's project director, Tristan, did a wonderful job from start to finish. He listened, made meaningful suggestions, coordinated with the other contractor, responded, anticipated issues, executed and managed the project flawlessly. The team that performed the paver work was skilled in their craftsmanship and a pleasure to have at my home. I would recommend Tristan and Krugel without reservation.


Working with Jon and his crew was a complete pleasure in every way. They were professional, on time, clean & respectful. They clearly took their time to do the job correctly & when hiccups arose they were calm and provided excellent workarounds. In the end the finished product was everything we hoped it would be. Our patio looks fantastic! JON and his crew even came back to clean a stain we caused after the pavers were installed. A+++ experience!!


Krugel helped us with a complex project in our front area and they knocked it out of the park. I cannot recommend them enough. They understood our vision immediately and drew up a beautiful design and we made no edits! They removed an old concrete walkway for us and leveled out a large slope with a new retaining wall, steps, and a path to the front door. Krugel was extremely responsive and the crew was thorough, meticulous, and quick to complete the job. Do not hesitate to complete your next hardscape project with Krugel! Thanks to Jon, Moira and the rest of the team, we now have a usable and beautiful front space.


Jon and his crew completely rebuilt all of the hardscaping at our home. They also did a big project for us many years ago and we were thrilled to work with them again. We used some extremely oversized, difficult to handle pavers on this project and the results are amazing. The crews were great, Jon was incredibly responsive and I couldn’t be more thrilled with our ‘new’ old home.

Linda M.

Jon came into my construction remodel per the request of my contractor and rescued me from a difficult back door transition that had to change on the fly! Then he worked his magic as we resculpted the entire front entryway, stairs and significant planting beds of my 1927 Tudor which had been woefully 1970-ized, and brought it back to its Tudor glory. Finally he sculpted an outstanding patio in my back which we just love!!! He listened to what I wanted and then made it happen in landscaping reality. In the photos - all flagstone is his work.


The project completed by Krügel's Cobbles was above our expectations. We received excellent design help, and the crews did a fabulous job with the installation. Appearance and drainage are top-notch. Ultimate professionalism in every respect.

Angie’s List

The folks at Krugel are complete professionals and worth every penny. They were timely with their installation and provided updates as we went through the project. I regret that I didn't hire them initially when we installed our blue stone pathway as they needed to redo the previous contractor's work.

Justin B., HOUZZ

We hired Krugel Cobbles to install a large paver patio in our backyard. My initial meeting with Jon was terrific. He immediately understood the project and made suggestions to improve it. He subcontracted with a fence company as we needed a new back fence as well. His team did excellent, careful work, and were a pleasure to have in our yard for a few days. The project turned out just as my wife and I pictured it. We've had some not-so-great experiences with home improvement projects in the past. But Krugel Cobbles took care to get it just right, and gives us hope for future projects. We will definitely call Krugel again if we ever do another hardscape project.

Peter W., HOUZZ