Our involvement with stone exceeds one hundred years of experience, in the course of which we managed to leave our personal footprint but also to create an inseparable relationship with the stoneware construction sector, in the local market of Crete.
We started our activity in the 1912, when Crete united with the rest of Greece. Georgios Stylianou Diakoumakis (mastro-Giorgis) lives most of his life nomadically, implementing a number of important projects at the time by making use of new construction techniques, leaving his mark throughout Crete and parts of Greece. He carried out at least 105 community projects, undertook important restorations of monuments of great cultural value (Fortezza fortress, Arkadi monastery, Rethymno Venetian lighthouse, Holy Trinity Monastery of Tzagarolon, Holy Monastery of Gouverneta Kastrouitos, Akrouthis). Towards the end of his life he collaborated with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymno due to his experience and practical knowledge, while his contribution to plumbing projects was also important, where he received patent praise from the Ministry of Public Works for his technique of knitting wire bags.
Assistants in this course of Georgios S. Diakoumakis and on this rich technical and construction legacy, his children Georgios, Efstathios, and Iakovos who worked with him and were "baptized" with his craft, after completing their studies, continued their professional activity in the field of stoneware construction.
Georgios Georgiou Diakoumakis combining the science of engineering with the construction site experience in stone construction projects, at a time when the mechanical properties and behavior of load bearing stone masonry buildings were generally inadequate and superficial, since there was a limited number of courses regarding load-bearing masonry in the undergraduate studies programs of Greek Technical Universities, followed many new techniques, which led to solutions to stone construction problems.
He worked on stone-related construction projects, such as monument reconstruction and restoration stone built buildings, hotels, churches, infrastructure projects, stone houses, repairs, restorations and renovations.
Having implemented great projects throughout Crete, in our long course, there are projects that fill us even today with emotion, pride and honor.
Since 2008, in order to ensure full project quality (construction and raw material), our offices have been located in a modern, privately owned, craft facility for cutting and processing natural stone.
Today, after a century of continuous presence in the sector of load bearing stone masonry and stoneware construction, with man as axis, guided by his wishes and needs, moving within the technical parameters of each project separately, the company delivers high quality construction projects of the latest technical specifications.