Basilios Nims has dreamed of this trade ever since he was a little boy. Admiring construction sites and the Parthenon in Greece, he was overwhelmed by the beauty and permanences of this structure standing over 2000 years old.
Inspired by this ancient temple Basilios decided he wanted to create art in the form of construction that would be marveled at for generations to come. When Basilios was on a construction site at the age of 17 and met master mason, Bill Parsons, he built up the courage and asked if he could apprentice under him. At first, Bill was hesitant because of his youth but after learning that Basilios had been attending college since the age of 15, he decided the boy had potential. Since then, Basilios continues down the path of artisanal masonry apprenticing under Bill Parsons as well as one on one with world-renowned mason, Richard Rhodes, and professional bricklayer, Simon Wehrmeyer. Some might call it destiny, that for years after Basilios devoted himself to the trade, he learned that his heritage comes from a bloodline of Greek masons. Influenced by his pride, Basilios plans to raise the standards of today's masonry to that of the past.