Department Articles

August 2015: From The Editor

I live in the small, North Georgia town of Cumming. With all its charm, this quaint city is exploding with growth – both residential and commercial. A close proximity to Atlanta is coupled with an excellent school system to make……

Read more

August 2015: Chairman’s Message

I am excited because, in a month, my family and I will be in Margaretville or Key West, Fla., and I hope you and your family will be joining us. You can register online through the MCAA website. The MCAA headquarters will be the Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa, located on the Gulf of Mexico.…

Read more

August 2015: Government Affairs

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Senate Appropriations Committee considered the FY16 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill and passed the bill out of committee and to the full Senate for consideration. We are pleased to report that, during consideration of the bill, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) offered……

Read more

August 2015: Business Building

Construction is a difficult business, with lots of moving parts. On every project, there are 5,947 chances for things to go wrong. Contractors find themselves at the mercy of project plans, changes, payments, scheduling, weather, labor, equipment, materials and deliveries. So much is out of their control. At the end of every job …

Read more

August 2015: Full Contact Project Management

Face it: We are at a fork in the road. Which direction will we take? Will we choose principled leadership or simply go for “free stuff?” That’s the question of the day, whether in national elections or even in our own local businesses. …

Read more

August 2015: Contractor Tip of the Month

It’s family vacation season. Whether it is a delayed flight or an 800-mile road trip, you’ll probably hear, “When are we going to get there?” On the road, even as teens, with smart phones and Google Maps in hand, my daughters often ask, “How much longer, Dad?” …

Read more

July 2015: From The Editor

On the cover of this issue, you’ll see the Mason Contractor’s Association of America’s South of 40 group in front of the U.S. Capitol building. The group attended the MCAA’s Legislative Conference, touring the U.S. Capitol as well as the U.S. Library of Congress.…

Read more

July 2015: Chairman’s Message

For those of us in colder climates, there is nothing like building a fire in your fireplace. Or, perhaps, you have a fire pit in your backyard and, at night, you build a camp fire and tell old war stories. While watching the flames of a fire flicker is relaxing and provides warmth, these flames can be one of the most destructive things one can encounter.…

Read more


Zachary Zuldema 1st Place (2nd Year) Winner Interview at the World of Concrete

Zachary Zuldema 1st Place (2nd Year) Winner Interview at the World of Concrete

Bill Dentinger 2015 Inductee MCAA Hall of Fame

Bill Dentinger 2015 Inductee MCAA Hall of Fame

John Smith, Jr.

John Smith, Jr. receives the 2015 MCAA C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award

2015 MCAA Fastest Trowel On The Block Winner

2015 MCAA Fastest Trowel On The Block Winner

Daniel Furr 1st Place Winner

Daniel Furr 1st Place Winner (First Year), Masonry Skills Challenge

Synpro Products

Masonry Magazine Video News Interview: Michael Goyne

Hydro Mobile Inc

Interview with Kevin O'Shea of Hydro Mobile, Inc.

Interview with Mark Kemp – Chairman, MCAA

Interview with Masonry Contractors Association of America Chairman, Mark Kemp

Mortar Net Solutions

Interview with Steve Fechino from Mortar Net Solutions

Pullman Ermator

Interview with Lyndon Kelsey of Pullman Ermator

Keene Building Products

Interview with Jim O'Neill of Keene Building Products