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

Restoring a legend

Restoring a legend

While visiting San Francisco last fall, I had the privilege of touring Alcatraz Island. Walking through the depressed cell blocks changed what I thought I knew. Full story

masonry

The software revolution

The software revolution

Almost six years ago, when I first entered the world of masonry, I was highly impressed with the different types of software available to contractors. Full story

masonry

Investing in ourselves

Investing in ourselves

A joint effort between the MCAA and the NCMA will result in more research, increased education and much-needed promotion. Full story

news and events

Trends of the trade

Trends of the trade

Covering a trade show is a lot of work. Thank goodness, trade shows do have some incredibly redeeming qualities. Full story

masonry

Here’s the good news...

Here’s the good news...

How’s this for good news: In 2013, economists are forecasting growth throughout the residential construction industry – all 50 states. Full story

masonry

BIM investment and fundraising

BIM investment and fundraising

An initial industry fundraising effort for building information modeling will take place to raise dollars in development of the initial software. Full story

masonry

Masonry and BIM: The next level

Masonry and BIM: The next level

Building information modeling, or BIM, has been in the construction industry’s vernacular for several years. It’s time for the masonry industry to hop aboard. Full story

masonry

A better year

A better year

The year 2012 is ending, and we have a new opportunity before us: to make 2013 better. Full story

masonry

The masonry heater revealed

The masonry heater revealed

Perhaps one of the most opulent examples of a mason’s talents can be showcased in the work of a fireplace, chimney or masonry heater. Full story

industry news

The Bilco Company releases new Architectural Products Catalog

The Bilco Company releases new Architectural Products Catalog

The Bilco Company has released its 2012 Architectural Products Catalog, detailing the company’s line of fire vents and safety products. Full story

industry news

South Atlantic Region Design Awards announced

South Atlantic Region Design Awards announced

The South Atlantic Region (SAR) Design Awards were announced at the Woodruff Arts Center recently in Atlanta. Full story

masonry

The future, near and far

The future, near and far

As 2012 leaves the building, here’s what I know: We have an industry full of people just as strong as masonry itself. Full story

masonry

You need to be pushy

You need to be pushy

With so many players in our industry, each with a personal mission, an overall theme rings true: We need to promote our industry better. Full story

masonry

What it takes

What it takes

Three mason contractors get real about keeping their businesses thriving and surviving. This is what they had to say. Full story

mcaa

What I learned out West

What I learned out West

In September, I was able to immerse myself among the best and brightest in the masonry industry, when I embarked on a two-legged trip. Full story

mcaa

Together, we are stronger

Together, we are stronger

I have been able to experience firsthand networking among mason contractors — connections that make MCAA membership so incredibly valuable. Full story

safety

(Not) Living dangerously

(Not) Living dangerously

Recently, the IPAF accident database reported 17 fatal accidents involving aerial work platforms, worldwide, during only the first half of 2012. Full story

masonry

Markup & Profit Revisited: A Contractor’s Guide

Markup & Profit Revisited: A Contractor’s Guide

For a construction business to beat the odds and survive, the owner needs to know how to price jobs, write contracts, manage crews and collect on their work. Full story

masonry

The freedom to prosper

The freedom to prosper

“Freedom isn’t free.” I believe this saying. I have the freedom to make a living at journalism, and have done so for the last 20 or so years. Full story

masonry

Cutting-edge saws

Cutting-edge saws

Following is a roundup of a few the masterful saws and saw accessories available to help you get your job done as efficiently, effectively and safely as possible. Full story



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Cummer Masonry, Inc.
MCAA member since 2003

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