Practical capabilities within the team:

  • Stonecarving
  • Stonecutting
  • Stone setting
  • Stone cleaning (Laser, micro abrasive, chemical)
  • All stone conservation treatments (pinning, filling, patching, poulticing, chemical consolidation)
  • Mould making and design


Kevin Carter

Senior Masonry Conservator, president, co-founder of Capital Conservation Services


Kevin is heritage masonry conservation expert with over 35 years of experience in the field. With hands-on and management experience in restoration, rehabilitation, and conservation of heritage masonry, Kevin has worked on a wide range of projects

with diverse philosophies, which has honed his problem-solving skills.


In addition to his management skills, Kevin is also highly skilled in various hands-on tasks like stone carving, stone cutting, stone setting, drafting, stone cleaning (using laser, micro abrasive, and chemical methods), and all conservation treatments,

including poulticing and chemical consolidation.


His expertise and attention to detail ensure that every project he works on is completed to the highest standard. With Kevin on board, you can be confident that your heritage masonry conservation project is in good hands.

Aliaksei Fedarenka

Senior Masonry Conservator, CAHP, CAPC


Aliaksei graduated in Art History and Archaelogy fron the University of Aix-Marseille I in France in 2004 and then went to earn a BA in Diagnosis and Restoration of Built Heritage from the same University in 2006 and then an MA in Restoration of Built Heritage from the University of Montréal in 2013.


Following graduation in France he worked on various important monuments such as St.Trophime in Arles and the Cathedral of Orléans as well as the Maison Carrée, a 2nd Century AD Roman building in Nîmes where the carried out chemical consolidation and laser cleaning as well as other techniques.


From 2013 to 2018, Aliaksei worked in consultant's team on the major rehabilitation program at the West Block building on Parliament Hill, Ottawa. For this work the team was honoured with an Excellence award by CAHP.


In 2018, Aliaksei participated in ICCROM's 20th Stone Conservation Course held in Mexico. During two months course all aspexts of stone conservation were reviewed from principles and theories to hands-on work in Maya region.


Since 2018, Aliaksei is part of the Capital Conservation Services and works on all company projects.

William Shotton

Intermediate Masonry Conservator


Will Shotton combines his passion for history and preserving Canada’s built heritage with over two decades of hands-on experience, teaching and continuous learning. Trained as a heritage stone mason, Will has worked on internationally recognized heritage stone buildings in Canada as both a mason and conservator, taught heritage stone masonry conservation at a recognized college and is currently providing quality assurance for the conservation of the exterior of Centre Block on Parliament Hill.

Sujan Shrestha

Intermediate Masonry Conservator/Structural Engineer/Ph.D., P.Eng


Sujan is an internationally trained Civil/Structural Engineer with more than fifteen years of experience. Before moving to Canada, he was employed by the UNESCO Kathmandu Office in the restoration of heritage buildings damaged by the Gorkha Earthquake of 2015.


In 2015, he achieved his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, and was later awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Carleton University in Canada in 2016. His research interests include the digital documentation of cultural heritage using advanced technologies such as photogrammetry and laser scan, as well as the structural evaluation of existing buildings.


Since 2019, Sujan has been working as a Masonry Conservator at the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project with CCS.

Nadia Grogan

Intermediate Masonry Conservator


Nadia has worked in the stone industry across Canada in a variety of roles- as a conservation technician, draftsperson, project manager, stonemason, and now, as a masonry conservator at CCS.


In 2012, Nadia earned her HBSc in Archaeology, Human Biology, and Art History from the University of Toronto. During her studies, she developed an interest in built heritage conservation, which led to her obtaining a college diploma in Heritage and Traditional Masonry in 2013. She is currently working towards an MSc in World Heritage Conservation through University College Dublin.


Her experience in the stone industry has been multi-faceted; she has worked on residential, commercial, and heritage projects. She has hands-on experience cleaning, repairing, cutting, and installing stone, as well as managing stone installation and fabrication projects.


Nadia joined the CCS team in 2019 and is currently working on the interior masonry conservation scope on the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project.

Matthew McMillan

Intermediate Masonry Conservator


Matthew is an experienced mason with a passion for heritage masonry conservation. He is currently a Masonry Conservator at Capital Conservation Services for the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project, where he assesses heritage assets and documents damage for both interior and exterior stone and marble.


Matthew was previously a banker mason and worked on notable projects such as the Government Convention Center and Parliament Hill visitors center.

He has also taught Mathematics for the Trades at Algonquin College (Perth Campus) and holds a Diploma in Heritage and Traditional Masonry Construction.


His expertise and dedication to the craft make him an ideal candidate for any heritage masonry conservation project.



Alex Blades

Intermediate Masonry Conservator


Alex Blades is a stone conservator that has over 8+ years of experience working on masonry buildings, sculpture and monuments. She graduated from Carleton University in 2008 with a BA in History, followed by a Diploma in Heritage Conservation from Willowbank School of the Restoration Arts in 2015 and then in 2018 a MSc in Historic Building Conservation from the University of Portsmouth, where she concentrated her research on the use of hot mixed lime mortars in Canada.


She has worked in both Canada, and in the U.K carrying out conservation treatments and cleaning on high value heritage assets and structures in both the public and private sectors. Some projects she has been involved with include Lincoln Cathedral Connected, The Leaves of Southwell Minster Project, Saint Marie among the Hurons masonry ruins, The Saskatchewan Legislative Building Rehabilitation, and the West Block Parliamentary Precinct project.


Alex joined the Capital Conservation Services team in 2022 and works as a masonry conservator within the company.