Amerimix
BMJ Stone
Echelon Masonry
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Pullman Ermator
SPEC MIX LLC
Stabila
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.

Jennifer Morrell

Jennifer Morrell was the editor of Masonry magazine. She has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry as a writer and editor, covering such topics as real estate and construction, insurance, health care, relationships and sports. A graduate of The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in magazines and is an award-winning newspaper columnist.

150 articles by Jennifer Morrell:

masonry

Brick matching

Brick matching

We are having our house painted this summer. Matching our brick and mortar with the perfect paint and trim doesn’t seem like a big deal, until I consider the possibilities. Full story

mcaa

Circling back

Circling back

In addition to loving my job, I appreciate and admire the people I have met through the masonry industry. Two of those people include Justin Breithaupt and Bill Dentinger. Full story

masonry

Mixing it up

Mixing it up

Which mixer is right for your crew on your jobsite? Here’s a place to start. Full story

legislative

Leave your mark in Washington

Leave your mark in Washington

It’s right around the corner: The MCAA Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., will happen May 12 – 14. Full story

masonry

A world of skills

A world of skills

Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training, so no baseball reference will be left unturned: This year’s Masonry Madness Day really knocked it out of the park. Full story

masonry

Modern thinking

Modern thinking

When Big River Industries and the MCAA conducted a survey in September 2014 for mason contractors, no one really knew what their attitudes would be toward lightweight block. Full story

masonry

Hello, Mr. Roboto

Hello, Mr. Roboto

Like many of our readers, the idea of masonry robotics seems almost oxymoronic in nature. How can masonry – true masonry – be anything but a hands-on, skilled human labor? Full story

masonry

Hands down the best handhelds

Hands down the best handhelds

Look around any jobsite, and you’ll see a wide variety of handheld tools. A tool exists for seemingly every task imaginable. Full story

masonry

I’m a believer

I’m a believer

A few years back, we began hearing talk of masonry wall systems. A system? Many components working together? It was a provocative concept, to be sure. Full story

masonry

Easy ways to make your jobsite a great place to be

Easy ways to make your jobsite a great place to be

From warming cold feet in winter to quick methods for performing the simplest of tasks, we’ve rounded up several new products that can help increase efficiency on the jobsite. Full story

masonry

Restoring the Capitol Building

Restoring the Capitol Building

I had the rare opportunity to tour the exterior of the U.S. Capitol building with Mary Oehrlein, Architect of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. I learned that the upkeep is ongoing. Full story

masonry

LEEDing the way

LEEDing the way

The Masonry team just returned from a vibrant and well-attended Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, this year held in New Orleans. Full story

mcaa

Three acts of kindness

Three acts of kindness

Last month, the MCAA held its annual Midyear Meeting, this time in Milwaukee, Wis. – the hometown of MCAA chairman, Mark Kemp. Full story

masonry

Cleaning manufactured stone

Cleaning manufactured stone

Manufactured stone is extremely fragile, and cleaning experts always are cautious when recommending how it be cleaned. Full story

masonry

Feng shui on the jobsite

Feng shui on the jobsite

Remember that neighbor you had as a kid with the messy house? Our mothers would compare our messy rooms to those messy neighbors’ homes. Full story

masonry

To rent or buy: Contractors chime in

To rent or buy: Contractors chime in

Masonry sampled contractorto assess their thoughts on when buying is best, and when renting fills the bill. Full story

technical

Designing for Disaster

Designing for Disaster

A new exhibit at the National Building Museum is changing the way we think about designing buildings to withstand the elements. Full story

careers

Footsteps to the future

Footsteps to the future

I have had this conversation repeatedly with mason contractors around the country. It’s a common theme: We don’t have enough skilled labor. Full story

masonry

Streamlining the masonry industry

Streamlining the masonry industry

It’s no secret: software and technology play an important role in how mason contractors not only run their companies, but perform on the jobsite. Full story

legislative

Friends in high places

Friends in high places

After nearly seven years covering the masonry industry, I fully understand that the industry can become a small world. Full story



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Addison Kalish
KMI-Kalish Masonry, LLC
MCAA member since 2011

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