A True Rock Star

Dawn Carroll is rock solid when it comes to her work. Literally. Creative designers like Carroll, who source granite and marble for the design of exquisite kitchens, baths and foyers, are an invaluable resource for the Who’s Who of top builders, architects and designers. Anyone looking to incorporate the finest stone into their projects will immediately turn to a stone designer to make it happen. Whether a luxury home or a commercial development, Carroll will find a distinctive, one-of-a-kind product.”Dawn is a true stone professional who understands that selecting a particular type of stone for a specific application is only the beginning to a successful project,” says Jean Verbridge, of Siemasko + Verbridge of Beverly. “her expertise is in pursuing the exact stone to satisfy the aesthetics and the dimensional requirements of a project, in overseeing on-site templating, and supervising the final installation.”

Dawn’s participation in residential design and construction 2009 contributed to wealth of intellectual energy that is priceless. I know from personal experience the significant effort Dawn had to invest in preparation for this event and I am grateful. BSA president Jim Bachelor FAIA asked me to express his appreciation as well.

Nancy Jenner

Director, Boston Society of Architects

Dawn Carroll is just plain awesome.  She is a blonde dynamo when she enters the room, giving 200% to anything she applies herself, and her great generosity of spirit is the best part of the package.  Her compassion, her sense of humor, her artistic sensitivity and intuition, her intelligence and quick wit, are only a few of the reasons she is beloved by all who know her.  She gets the job done, and she gets it done right.  She makes no excuses, demands the best of herself and encourages those around her to do likewise.  I am honored  and humbled to call her my friend.
Jessica Locke

Executive Director, Firefighters Fund

It is a great pleasure that I recommend Dawn Carroll. dawn has worked with our firm on numerous projects, the most recent a home in Stonington, CT. Throughout the duration of the project Dawn remained professional, energetic, and extremely customer oriented. her knowledge of various kinds f stone proved to be incredibly helpful when deciding which would suit the home best. dawn’s character stayed positive and friendly even after she tirelessly went out to find different slabs of stone. With all the different samples she brought, all were distinctive and of the highest quality. her commitment and dedication resulted in a beautiful home that the client loves. I reccomend Dawn without hesitation.

Marryann Thompson


When Eric Roseff called me last Winter and said he was doing a fun project at Neiman Marcus, I never guessed that we would be teaming up with Dawn Carroll and Cumar to light very beautiful, very tall, 3 dimensional columns!

The room was amazing! Complete with a gold leafed frame surrounding a malachite colored stone and a stunning blue Venetian plaster adorning the wall, we were able to back light the columns to make them really POP!  You could see the columns from far down the hall ~ it was enough to draw many admirers into these beautiful rooms over the course of the holidays ~

The collaboration was a success! Everyone who touched the displays added their own type of flavor and expertise ~ I can’t wait to see what we do next!!


I thought it was a very successful event. The M-Geough owners and staff were great hosts. Patti and Taniya were pros.The panelists had a great vibe and a similar set of values and the people form the audience who I spoke to at the reception really seemed to not only have enjoyed the discussion but felt they got something meaningful out of it. WOW is right––that is mentoring at its best and fun too.

Andrew Goldstein

I have been lucky enough to have known Dawn Carroll for about 4 years. Ironically, I had heard many outstanding things before that time as I had started a small granite fabrication company and was unfortunately in direct competition with her impeccable service and technical knowledge as it related to the stone industry. What I had not been exposed to was the amazing work she does with mentoring young people and those within our tight-knit industry. I have attended various Over My Shoulder Foundation events and have been awe-struck with how Dawn and her colleagues have touched so many lives. My first experience with the foundation was at the Michael Dukakis Event at the Liberty Hotel a few years back. Attorney Rick Dyer honored Governor Michael Dukakis and the policies he implemented which enabled Dyer to turn his life around. Rick Dyer served 8 sentences for drug and criminal offenses but with the help of lawyers, judges and his family rehabilitated himself. Received his GED and law degrees and was eventually pardoned by Dukakis in 1983. It was an inspiring event and Dawn, along with Patti Austin presented this worthy foundation in spectacular fashion. It was well attended by over 300 people and the individuals who were highlighted brought the fundamentals of the foundation to life. The event was a perfect mix between content and conversation!

We consider Dawn a friend and close industry partner and the projects we deliver are better with her involvement. Thank you Dawn and keep up the outstanding work in the field and with the foundation!

Jon Fox

Director of Business Development, Ken Vona Construction, Inc.

Thank you Dawn! 
What a fantastic night!!
I personally want to thank you all for being so awesome! It was a fun and informative night and you guys made mine and Patti’s job as moderators very easy!  
All the best!
Taniya Nayak

TV Personality, Restaurant: Impossible

I really enjoyed working with Dawn. her assistance was invaluable in helping me to select the stone that I wanted for my kitchen. I really appreciated how she took me to the Design center to look at Irish Limestone, and offered to take me wherever needed to look at stones that i might b interested in.I felt like she was on top of my project all the way through. I would (and have) recommend dawn to anybody I know who needs stone, and hope to work with you again soon on our commercial projects.

Linda S. Smiley

Senior Associate, Burt Hill

As the producers of Boston Design Week we have been honored to host several events created and produced by Dawn in the past two years, both for the festival itself and a special kick-off event Dawn co-produced with us last fall. The kick off event, “Home for the Holidays” was hosted by the Boston’ location of Neiman Marcus department store and required the complete construction of three designer showcase rooms within the store’s gift department.  The showrooms were on view from October through the holidays.  The kick off event was attended by more than 200 individuals representing the highest levels of the design industry in Boston. Both of the events which Dawn produced for the Boston Design Week festival in 2014 and 2015 had mentoring as their theme, reflecting her deep commitment to the next generation.

Tony Fusco

Producer, Fusco & Four/Ventures, LLC