From Akron To Cleveland, we help families create lasting memories at home

The Best Place For You To Reconnect With Those Who Matter

Spending time outdoors with friends and family is something we all look forward to, especially in the summer. You want to enjoy the nice weather, have a drink, and host a barbecue on the weekends—and for that, you need a proper space.

By building an inviting outdoor living space in your backyard, all of that is possible. You deserve more time for the things that really matter, like reconnecting with your loved ones and yourself. We partner with you to provide this experience.

A Private Retreat Just For You

Life can get pretty hectic—a stressful job, hectic commute, and a seemingly never ending list of errands.

Even a quick moment in a soothing outdoor setting can alleviate some of this tension and provide a moment of peace and reflection.

Now, imagine never having to leave the comfort of your own home to do so. Combine the enjoyment and solitude of your own outdoor oasis with the convenience of never having.

Beat The Summer Heat And Feel Refreshed At Home

Everybody looks forward to long summer days with energizing sunlight and festive family gatherings. 

But with the scorching heat July brings, you’re probably going to need a bit more than a cold drink and some shade to cool off in your backyard.

Building your own custom pool is an excellent way to make the best of summertime, even on the hottest days of the year. Cool off, relax and recharge in the privacy of your own backyard.

Our Services

Whatever you have in mind for your home, we’re committed to helping you transform your surroundings into a destination you can’t wait to escape to.

Outdoor Living Spaces

Create a private retreat to reconnect with yourself and with nature.

Paver Patio Installation

Design a perfect space for weekend gatherings in your backyard.

Deck Construction And Renovation

Build a cozy spot outdoors and extend your home's usable space.

Pool Design And Construction

Make the best of summer days with a custom pool that everyone will love.

Creating Beautiful Spaces For Long-Lasting Memories

My name is Anthony Pryor and I am the owner of Burning River Masonry. My love for the outdoors started in my childhood—when things went bad at home, I found refuge and cleared my mind in a beautiful park nearby.

Later in life, I decided to found a forward-thinking masonry company that focuses on outdoor living and bringing beauty into people’s lives. The name I chose for my company was inspired by the story of the Cuyahoga River, which in 1969 became so polluted that it caught on fire, encouraging the resilient residents of Cleveland to take measures into their own hands and turn their city into a healthy and beautiful place to live in once again.

My team and I share the same commitment—we aim to bring joy to our clients and community by creating custom outdoor living spaces that are beautiful, functional, and enduring.

This is What your backyard can look like

Browse our gallery below to find the inspiration for your perfect outdoor retreat.

A Hands-Off Process

We care about building you the perfect outdoor living space for you just as much as you do—that’s why we plan each step carefully to avoid any errors or delays. We aim to give you an excellent experience from start to finish.

1. Phone Consultation

Fill out our form with any ideas and details you have about your project. We'll schedule a phone consultation to discuss the steps needed to transform your home outdoors into your very own private oasis.

2. Construction And Installation

We'll do a walkthrough of your outdoor space to get a clear idea of what your project entails. Once we have all the details confirmed, we get to work—all you need to do is relax while we complete a project that exceeds your expectations.

3. Love Your New Outdoors

We’ll perform a final walkthrough to make sure every detail of your new space is exactly as it should be. Get ready to plan for more relaxation and entertainment time outdoors with those who matter the most.

The Promise Of Quality

We always offer you the best options available when it comes to the products we use in your home. Whether it's pavers, retaining walls, or shade structures, we only use the highest high-quality materials from Cambridge and Oberfields.

Happy Customers Recommend Us

Nothing makes us happier than making our customers happy. When we hear how pleased homeowners are after working with us, we get all the encouragement we need to keep going and to deliver our best work.


In all of our years of dealing with contractors, this was one of the only times that we felt heard. It was such an easy process. We sent some photos, I scheduled a call with the owner and we had a great conversation about what we wanted.

Before we were done with our call, I had a price, a start date and know what to expect. They were polite, respected our property, and did exactly what they said they were going to do.

They were not the lowest bid that we received for the work, but the process they have created made me feel extremely comfortable that they understood what we wanted and could make it happen.

Couldn’t be happier with our experience, and would highly recommend them to anyone who is in the market for their services.

Steve Spinelli


Burning River Masonry did an amazing job at installing my patio. During the initial consult appointment, Anthony listened to what I wanted and made several suggestions of what he thought would fit my ideas.

He walked through the entire process with me, answered all of my questions thoroughly & timely, and verified all details before starting the project.

The crew was courteous and nice….and didn’t leave a mess like other companies I have worked with!
I definitely recommend Burning River Masonry for your outdoor escape needs!

Jeneane Favaloro


Burning River Masonry installed a concrete floor in our garage. They went above and beyond by helping us moving things out of the garage and providing tarps to keep our belongings safe and dry.

The team that came out was professional and worked hard. They also got the job done right on schedule! The owner came out personally before, during and after the job to make sure everything was perfect. He took the time to take care of little things like making sure the edge between the garage floor and driveway were level.

Burning River Masonry didn’t just come and pour concrete, they made the unfinished garage at our new home usable! Thank you Anthony and Burning River Masonry!

Katelyn Koppelberger

Enjoy Life To Its Fullest Right At Home