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OCT. 1st, 2022
7:30am PST

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First Annual Veneer Masters Competition

Teams check-in 6:00am to 6:30am
Event 7:30am to 12:30pm

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 Southern California to showcase their skills, craftsmanship, speed, and teamwork in the masonry veneer industry.

Additionally, we will be incentivizing the teams competing in the competition. Each team that completes the competition will receive $500 *

*($500 is paid if the team check-in on time, completes all three profiles, does not get disqualified, and cleans-up a the end of the event)

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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!

Event Partners

Omega
Eldorado Stone
MAVS
Pacific Clay
Creative Mines
IQ Power Tools

Event Sponsors

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CSI Web
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Bon Tool Web
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Sepulveda Building Materials Web
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Lonestar Web
Thompson Building MaterialsWeb
Makita Web
Sunstate Equipment Co. Web
Arto Web
AAA Natural Stone Web
ValoriPrecast Web
Western Web
Husqvarna Web
Southeast Construction Products Web
Modern Web
SiteOne Web
White Cap Web
MITA Web
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Event Judges

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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.

I started as a Hod Tender in Utah and learned all aspects of the field from field mixing mortar to becoming a part time CDL driver and crane rigger, hauling materials. After a shoulder surgery, I enrolled at Utah Valley University in their construction management program before coming down to Vegas. I hired on with Hirschi Masonry and spent a year in the field as a superintendent before moving on to business development and eventually overseeing Hirschi’s Veneer Division. We have a great team in place and a reputation of being the premier mason in Las Vegas, whether it’s a home owner’s remodel or installing miles of block walls around a community we are often the first contact.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.