Jonathan Appell

Jonathan Appell

Jonathan Appell

Board Member

West Hartford, Connecticut

Jonathan is a historic masonry specialist with expertise in gravestone, monument, sculpture and masonry structures In 1986 he founded the New England Cemetery Service, performing excavation, foundations, monument installation and restoration. Since 1999, he has concentrated on the preservation of historic gravestones, cemetery monuments, training, education and planning projects.

Jonathan has conducted workshops throughout the United States and Canada. He has performed conservation projects on many of the oldest colonial tombs and gravestones in America. In 2016, in collaboration with his sons he founded Atlas Preservation, which brings all the varying tools, products, supplies & training to service cemeteries, towns, contractors and the general public.

During 2017 Jonathan worked with historic Jamestown to conserve one of the oldest gravestones in America.