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The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® will be held in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® will be held in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
January 15, 2014 7:00 AM CST

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional winners heading to Vegas

2014 National Event being held at the WOC in Las Vegas, January 22

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The 2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional season that included 16 separate qualifier competitions across North America ended in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 7th. The winners of each contest have earned a spot to take on the returning 2013 Champion and Top Craftsman at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National event held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, January 22nd at the 2014 World of Concrete/World of Masonry tradeshow. With as many as 4,000 spectators in attendance and 20 world-class masons competing for over $100,000 in cash and prizes, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 is the single largest masonry competition in the construction industry. The champion is awarded the title “World’s Best Bricklayer” and handed the keys to drive home in the grand prize, a new Ford F-250 4x4 SuperDuty Truck.

Established by SPEC MIX, Inc. in 2003 to showcase the skill and craftsmanship of professional masons, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 is a two-person team competition consisting of a mason and a mason tender that are given 60 minutes to construct a 26 foot 8 inch, double wythe brick wall while meeting strict quality standards. Judged by over 20 highly qualified industry experts, the award places are based on the highest brick counts meeting the quality standards and competition rules. Following the Champion distinction, the second most coveted title is the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN award that the panel of judges rate ”the most sellable wall” meeting the required 500 brick count.

The list of 20 mason and mason tender teams competing in the 2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National Event are as follows:

1. 2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National Champion

Mason: Fred Campbell

Mason Tender: Tony Shelton

Contractor: Creative Masonry, Jonesborough, TN

2. 2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 TOP CRAFTSMAN

Mason: Steve Cleveland

Mason Tender: William R Hill III

Contractor: Midwest Masonry, Mundelein, IL

3. Ohio

Mason: Justin Jakubisin

Mason tender: Jason Jakubisin

Contractor: Foti Contracting LLC, Wickliffe, OH

4. Washington

Mason: Eric Kent

Mason tender: Raul Black

Contractor: Cascade Construction, Tacoma, WA

5. Illinois

Mason: Brad Riordan

Mason tender: Rob Waite Jr.

Contractor: Adam's Masonry – Dyer, IN

6. Utah

Mason: Brian Tuttle

Mason tender: Scott Tuttle

Contractor: Quik Trowell Masonry, Clearfield, UT

7. East Tennessee

Mason: Darrell Evett

Mason tender: Joey Evans

Contractor: Evett Masonry, Scottsboro, AL

8. Wisconsin

Mason: Nick Brock

Mason tender: Mike Miller

Contractor: Exteriors Plus LLC, Jefferson, WI

9. Colorado

Mason: Bob Boll

Mason tender: Jason Boll

Contractor: Boll Masonry, Littleton, CO



10. West Tennessee

Mason: Zac Guire

Mason tender: Oscar Herrera

Contractor: WASCO Inc., Nashville, TN

11. Florida

Mason: Ray Robinson

Mason tender: Luis Mejia Garrido

Contractor: JAM Construction, Gainesville, FL

12. North & South Carolina

Mason: Jerry Goodman

Mason tender: Heidi Albea

Contractor: Jerry Goodman Masonry, Blythewood, SC

13. Oklahoma

Mason: Leif Reints

Mason tender: Josh Hardy

Contractor: Reints Masonry Works, Neosho, MO

14. Ontario, Canada

Mason: Filipe Orafo

Mason tender: Jose Orafo

Contractor: Res Group, Cookstown, ON

15. Iowa

Mason: Bruce Miller

Mason tender: Jorge Goita

Contractor: Bruce Miller Masonry, Riverside, IA

16. California

Mason: Tracy Newkirk

Mason tender: David Jones Jr.

Contractor: Bratton Masonry, Fresno, CA

17. Alberta, Canada

Mason: Dave Sontag

Mason tender: Sonny Harvey

Contractor: Gunther’s Masonry, Lethbridge, AB

18. Arizona

Mason: David Puga Arce

Mason tender: Filiberto Granados

Contractor: G&G Enterprises, Glendale, AZ

19. Utah

Mason: Kim Pierce

Mason tender: Adam Pierce
Contractor: Kim Pierce Masonry, Spanish Fork, UT

20. Oklahoma

Mason: Darian Douthit

Mason tender: Fernando (Andy) Zepeda
Contractor: Providence Masonry, Fairland, OK

For more details about the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 masonry competition go to www.specmixbricklayer500.com.


About the Author

Jeff Farmakes is the Marketing Communications Manager for SPEC MIX®, Inc.

 

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