Blake’s knowledge in the masonry industry and his desire to stay ahead of the curve allows him to execute even the most challenging projects on deadline. His extensive background in construction and grade planning allow him to make decisions that take the design build to the next level.
Blake relies on his integrity and ingenuity to make sure all clients have a perfectly planned and perfectly executed project.
Head of Operations
Raleigh Miller is a jack of all trades, which makes him the perfect fit for Head of Operations. There isn’t a problem he can’t solve. Raleigh is a skilled heavy machine operator, our Chief Mechanic and welder.
Raleigh has been with Nature’s Touch for 10 years and manages our Quarry Rock Department. In addition to running our equipment with precision, he has a strong reputation for building beautiful, natural stone retaining walls.
If you can dream it up, Joel can build it. Joel is a master craftsman and artist whose attention to detail often has homeowners asking for Nature’s Touch to come back for another project. Joel relies on his artistic skills from the very first sketch until the last rock is placed.
He is known for intricate designs and is responsible for training future masons and craftsmen.
Lead Mason & Project Manager
Nicholas Scott is the best of the best. As a fourth generation stone mason, he was taught by brilliant men who truly mastered the craft. If you live in the Kansas City area, and have asked questions about hardscapes, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about Nick Scott around town.
As one of the last true masons, not only does Nick have masonry in his blood, he has an in depth knowledge of all different types of stone and how to maximize their potential within a project. Nick is also responsible for training future masons and craftsmen.
We are a committed team of professionals often recommended by the best architects, landscape designers and pool builders in the Kansas City area for both residential projects and commercial developments. Our masonry team is full of skilled craftsmen who enjoy the opportunity to work on every type of project – from smaller retaining walls to the most exclusive jobs in the region. Nature’s Touch was founded in 2002 by mason Joel Tiffany. He met Blake Watson, the former owner of a construction company in 2007. From there, the two combined their strengths and passion for small business and hardscape design.
The duo are the yin and yang of Nature’s Touch; Blake managing most business operations and Joel overseeing artistry design in the field. They have 25 years of business experience between them and have developed a team that enjoys taking innovative design to the next step. This brotherhood of masons would tell you that they each have their own master skill set, but we will tell you they are each able to manage any masonry task asked of them. From pool coping and custom cuts to block and brick, each member contributes an individual, valuable talent. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Nature’s Touch recently purchased land in Kansas City, Kansas with plans for future development and a place to call home.
We’ve built our company relying on 3 philosophies to ensure that we exceed homeowner expectations.
- We create a turnkey environment for the homeowner, so that you have a flawless installation and pleasurable experience developing the project from design to finish. We take great pride in our work; we want you to take great pride in your property.
- We always push the envelope when it comes to artistry in design. Stonework plays a central role in mountain architecture; it is one of the most aesthetically fascinating and durable building materials. Cut by cut, we make sure that each and every masonry project will be admired for generations to come.
- Our mess won’t be your mess. We leave the job site every day cleaner than we found it. Masonry work is messy work, but we want to make sure your mind is at ease by keeping your environment as clean as possible.