Modern Hieroglyphics Inc.—operating as MH Stoneworks—traces its beginnings to 1997 in Ottawa, Canada where our founder, David Watson, saw the need for highly skilled architectural stone masonry. MH Stoneworks was incorporated the following year in 1998. Steeped in a strong foundation of Heritage Stone Restoration and a background in architectural stone sculpture, we began to take on specialized projects by reaching out to other masonry contractors and working as a subcontractor.
It quickly became apparent that our skillset was rare and in high demand as the whole restoration movement in Canada was still in its infancy. We had the knowledge base and expertise to take on projects ourselves. We began one project at a time and over the following 22 years worked on many projects for Parliament Hill, PWGSC, provincially and municipally owned buildings as well as many private churches and various private clients. During that time, we developed a considerable body of work and a strong reputation for honest, responsible and quality workmanship.