Save The Date Oct 7 2023

SoCal Event Information

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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2022 Winners

Veneer Masters Winner Overlays
Veneer Masters Winner Overlays
Veneer Masters Winner Overlays

2022 Event Partners



Creative Mines New

Eldorado Stone

Pacific Clay

IQ Power Tools

2022 Event Sponsors

Pure Masonry Products Web


San Diego MCA Web

Bon Tool Web

Masonry Institute Web

Koni Materials Web

Sepulveda Building Materials Web

Sunstate Equipment Co. Web

Southeast Construction Products Web

Orco Web

Arto Web

Modern Web

Statewide Web

AAA Natural Stone Web

SiteOne Web

Lonestar Web

ValoriPrecast Web

White Cap Web

Thompson Building MaterialsWeb

Western Web


Makita Web

Husqvarna Web

2022 Teams

Brix Web


Independent Masonry Web

J Ginger Web

Joe Tinsley Web

Lonestar Web

Masonry Solutions Web

Masonry Solutions


Superior Masonry Web

2022 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 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.

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 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.

Greg Davis

Company NameThe Davis Company

Years in Business37 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.