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  Omega Products International     |     8111 Fruitridge Road Sacramento, CA 95826  

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 12pm. 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.

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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.

John Chrysler

Company NameMasonry Institute of America

Years in Business53 years

Specialties or QualificationsChair 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.

Richard Rydel

Company NameMasonry Institute of America

Years in BusinessOver 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.

Ron Bennett

Company NameE&S Masonry (Ret), No California Mason Contractors Assoc, California Masonry Council

Years in Business54 years

Notable Customers/ProjectsSubcontracted with more than 75 general contractors, municipalities, and specialty owners Specialties / qualifications: entered brick apprenticeship in 1970, first place winner of the Western States Apprenticeship Contest in 1973, started in the masonry business in 1975, presently President of the NCMCA and Co-Director of the California Masonry Council.

Judges_Julie Trost
Julie Trost

Company NameMason Contractors Association of California (MCAC)

Years in Business20 years

Specialties or QualificationsCurrent member of the American Subcontractors Association of California (ASAC) Government Affairs Committee and 2-term President of the Construction Industry Legislative Council (CILC) in 2008 and 2009, Co-Chair of the California Construction Silica Coalition in 2006/07 and 2016/17. Obtained the IOM (Institute for Organization Management) designation in 2016 from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce nonprofit management program. Has advocated on behalf of the masonry industry on such issues as silica, heat illness, prompt payment, retention release, and fire resilient construction.

Doug Mantell
Doug Mantell

Company Name: Mantell Masonry Construction 

Mantell Masonry Construction has developed a history of successfully completing challenging projects in the greater Sacramento area since 1983. Our market focus on natural stone installations combined with architectural precast concrete detailing has earned Mantell Masonry Construction a reputation of being an industry leader.