GEN NXT: Max Berry

Words: MASONRY Magazine Photos: Max Berry, DS Masonry    Editor’s Note: We had the opportunity to chat with Max Berry, a Mason Foreman at D.S. Masonry in Chandler, Arizona. Max works with his step-father at DS Masonry and already has accomplished much in the masonry industry. Max reached out to us with some impressive pictures of a …

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GEN NXT April Ruiz

Words: MASONRY Magazine   Photos: April Ruiz    Editor’s Note: We sat down with April Ruiz, an apprentice with Ramirez Masonry in Azusa, California. April competed in the 2020 Masonry Skills Challenge at World of Concrete and has been working in the industry since 2016. She is currently working on completing her apprenticeship to be a full-time mason. …

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GEN NXT: Julie Rainville

Words: MASONRY Magazine  Photos: Julie Rainville   Editor’s Note: We had the opportunity to chat with Julie Rainville of FRACO for this month’s special edition of GEN NXT. Julie is the Co-President at FRACO in Canada, her and her sister run the company. She grew up in the masonry industry as her father was a mason contractor and was immersed in …

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GEN NXT: Ron Adams

Words: MASONRY Magazine  Photos: Ron Adams   Editor’s Note: We are starting the year off with a GEN NXT interview with Ron Adams, President of Cascade Construction Co. Inc. in Lakewood, WA. Ron has been in the masonry industry all of his life and enjoys being a part of it. We want to thank him for talking with …

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GEN NXT: Will Quam

Words: MASONRY Magazine Photos: Squatch Media Editor’s Note: We had the opportunity to sit down with Brick Enthusiast Will Quam for this month’s installment of our GEN NXT series. Will is a self-taught architecture and brick enthusiast who offers brick tours in the Chicago area. He has studied all things brick and knows a significant amount about …

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GEN NXT: Natltaly Razo

Words: MASONRY Magazine  Photos: Natltaly Razo, NCMCA   Editor’s Note: This month we had the opportunity to talk with former Butch Hardy Memorial Masonry Competition winner Natltaly Razo. Natltaly is currently a Brick Apprentice with Brodie Contractors Inc. in Raleigh, NC, and is excited for what the future has in store for her. We would like to thank Natltaly for taking the time to chat with us, and JagClamp for continuing to …

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GEN NXT: Kelby Thornton

Words: MASONRY Magazine  Photos: Kelby Thornton  Editor’s Note: In this month’s installment of our Generation Next series, we talked with mason Kelby Thornton of McGee Brothers in Monroe, NC. Kelby will be heading to Russia to represent USA in the WorldSkills masonry competition. We’d like to wish Kelby the best of luck in Russia and to thank him …

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GEN NXT: Evan Schroeder

Words: MASONRY Magazine  Photos: Evan Schroeder   Editor’s Note: We had the opportunity to talk with Evan Schroeder of Schroeder Masonry in Leipsic, OH. Evan is a third generation mason and Vice President of Operations in the family business. He is proud to continue his father and grandfather’s legacy and of his place in the masonry industry. We …

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