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Omega Products International along with Pacific Clay, Creative Mines, Eldorado Stone, and IQ Power Tools will be hosting The Veneer Masters Competition. This exciting new event will bring together the best Masons in the California region to showcase their skills, craftsmanship, speed, and teamwork in the masonry veneer industry.

Save The Date April 22 2023-02
Save The Date Oct 7 2023-02

Event Overview

The Mason/Tender teams will compete against each other and the clock in this unique competition. Teams will go head-to-head in three unique and challenging masonry projects installing a thin brick profile, a grouted profile, and a dry stack profile. They will have 45 minutes to complete each profile. This event will bring the very best of the masonry industry together for an amazing day of fun filled, veneer competition, industry recognition, networking, and future bragging rights for the winners. Mark your calendar, you don’t want to miss this event!

Kid's Corner

We will also have a fun area for the Kiddos called Kid’s Corner from 8am to 1pm. Bring the whole family for some great fun, delicious food, music, prizes, and more. Most importantly come and find out Who Will WIN 1st Place and $3,000 in this amazing Masonry Veneer Competition. 

Event Partners

Eldorado Stone
Pacific Clay
Creative Mines
IQ Power Tools

Event Sponsors

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Masonry Institute Web
Koni Materials Web
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Sunstate Equipment Co. Web
Arto Web
AAA Natural Stone Web
ValoriPrecast Web
Western Web
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Southeast Construction Products Web
Modern Web
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SoCal Event Judges

John Brackenbury

Company NameHirschi Masonry

Years in Business21 years

Notable Customers/ProjectsUTAH and Las Vegas- City Creek, NuSkin, NSA Data Center, Las Vegas master planned communities Reverence, Custom home communities- The Summit and Escaya.

Specialties or QualificationsExperience in CMU Block Walls, MSE Walls, Natural and Manufactured Stone veneer, Thin and Full bed Brick, Tile, and fiber cement siding.

John Chrysler

Company Name: Masonry Institute of America

Years in Business: 53 years

Specialties or Qualifications: Chair of TMS 402/602, the referenced Standard by the International Building Code and California Building Code. ICC Certified Structural Masonry Inspector, also on the ICC SMSI (Structural Masonry Special Inspector) Exam Development Committee. DSA Certified Structural Masonry Inspector, also on the DSA SMSI Exam Development Committee.

Val Murillo

Years in BusinessMason Tender 7 years & Bricklayer 42 years

Notable Customers/ProjectsWorked for Stone Manufacturer Eldorado Stone for 17years as a Technical Field Service Coordinator. Was involved with MCA San Diego Chapter Helped in building large scale booths at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas and Orlando FL shows.

Dan Ricketts

Company NameGBC Concrete & Masonry Inc.

Years in Business43 years

Notable Customers/ProjectsGBC works with more than 45 Generals and owners throughout Southern California

Specialties or QualificationsHave been in the same trade for more than 43 years and counting, love to build. 

Richard Rydel

Company Name: Masonry Institute of America

Years in Business: Over 20 years, 6 months with MIA

Notable Customers/ProjectsMasonry industry in California including: Masonry contractors throughout the state and beyond and Masonry products manufacturers.

Specialties or QualificationsOver 20 years of structural engineering design in concrete, masonry, steel, & wood.

Greg Davis

Company Name: The Davis Company

Years in Business: 37 years

Notable Customers/ProjectsLocal projects such as Tom’s Farms in Corona, Ca. Brick Award winner and Best Hardscape award for Custom Homes in Redlands and City of Riverside and have worked on international masonry projects for Non-Profit organizations.

Specialties or QualificationsExperience in CMU Block Walls Residential/Commercial, All brick types (thin and full brick), and stone installations including natural and manufactured.