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A new dream house constructed in Southern Illinois confirms the claim that masonry is outstanding in its field. This 30,000 square foot masonry mansion is literally out standing in a 60-acre field formerly used to grow corn. This dream house was built to match the lifelong vision of its owner… Read the full article here.
Three hundred and fifty tons of limestone blocks make an impressive pile of rocks. When this buff colored stone is assembled into a custom home and barn on sixty acres of rolling pasture and woodland, it becomes an architectural treasure… Read the full article here.
A two story, four bedroom weekend getaway made of sonte, perched on towering bluffs with the river running below, is exactly what John and Tracy Spencer envisioned… Read the full article here.
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It takes a great deal of skill and experience to be an effective masonry foreman. He has to know every aspect of the job as well as guide the members of his crew who work on demanding projects often under harsh conditions. The following four men, members of Bricklayers’ Local Union #I of Missouri, all […]
Alan Griffin (right) presents John Spencer with the C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award Each year, the Mason Contractors Association of America presents the C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award to an individual who has provided exemplary leadership in advancing the masonry industry. All of the individuals who have received this prestigious award have demonstrated a tireless […]
John Spencer and his wife, Micheila, started Spencer Brickwork, Inc., in 1979 with three other employees: his two younger brothers, Doug and Dave, and his father, John Sr. Twenty-four years later, they now run 13-14 crews and employ 96 people. Spencer Brickwork’s business volume runs between 11-13 million a year based solely on residential work […]