About Cliffstone Corporation
Cliffstone Corporation was established in 2019. With over 40 years of experience, Cliffstone Corporation is the combination of two superior companies- Woolard Contracting and Paladino Landscaping- coming together to provide a full-service company to enhance your back-yard living experience.
We specialize in full-service landscaping, masonry, hardscape and irrigation.
Cliffstone Corporation employs licensed-trained masons and landscapers capable of completing the most delicate masonry and hardscape projects. We take pride in our safety protocols and procedures. Our foremen are registered with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as licensed construction supervisors. We assure you that all our work is done according to local requirements and state code. Our staff attends annual training seminars to enhance their knowledge on the most up to date landscape and masonry products and technology.
Ryan Bennett, Owner
Ryan Bennett founded Cliffstone Corporation in 2019. He is a graduate of Austin Prep and went on to get his Bachelor’s Degree at Bridgewater State University. Ryan worked as a foreman at Woolard Contracting for over 15 years along side his father, Dan Woolard, prior to acquiring Paladino Landscaping in 2017. Ryan has a wealth of knowledge in both landscape and masonry services and holds a Construction Supervisors License. His attention to detail and his willingness to work closely with each individual customer sets him apart from others in his field. Ryan is a member of the Woburn Kiwanis Club. He enjoys being on the lake in the summer and skiing in the winter. Ryan also enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, Riley and Taylor.
Dan Woolard, Masonry Division
Dan Woolard owned and operated Woolard Contracting, a high-end masonry/ contracting company out of Woburn, MA for 40 years. Dan and Ryan worked together for many of those years on both large and small masonry projects. Dan, a skilled mason, brings significant experience and expertise to the masonry division at Cliffstone Corporation. Dan is a long time member and past president of the Woburn Kiwanis Club. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially his 14 grandchildren.
John McElwain, Foreman - Masonry Division
John graduated from Billerica Memorial High School. He worked as a roofer for a year and a half prior to being hired by Woolard Contracting in September 1989. John spent the first 4 years as a laborer (masons tender). This is where he learned the masonry trade prior to becoming a mason and working with all types of stone, brick, stucco, and concrete. In addition to masonry, John has extensive experience in the set up of scaffolding and roof staging on all types of roofs including asphalt, slate, and wood. John’s 30 years of experience provides leadership to the masonry crew and ensures that all jobs are done to perfection.
John Paladino, Foreman - Landscape Division
John graduated from Woburn Memorial High School. He worked in heating and plumbing as well as construction and excavation prior to joining the Paladino Landscaping crew in 1979 as a maintenance foreman. He is part of the Charlestown Militia, Woburn Historical Society, Woburn Historical Commission and a Chairman of the Trustees of the Thompson Library. John enjoys spending time with his wife Carole, and his two sons, Mike and Alex.