Top 10 Reasons to Join the Masonry Team
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN...DEBT FREE
College tuition is a 4+ year financial commitment that comes with a mountain of debt. Conversely, masonry training programs are very cost-effective and provide an income while learning on the jobsite. What’s more, masonry construction is in high demand, which means there’s a good paying career waiting for you the day you graduate.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND
Advancements in technology and innovation have made masonry a progressive industry full of career opportunities. From jobsite roles such as mason and laborer, foreman, and superintendent to executive responsibilities like estimator, project manager, marketing and management, the ability to grow within an organization is always present.
BE YOUR OWN BOSS
Owning your own mason contracting business is a natural progression for many individuals who enter the field. Large or small, mason contracting companies require strong leadership and people with vision. Regardless of where you start in masonry, every day is a learning experience that fosters the opportunity to create an enterprise that fulfills your entrepreneurial aspirations and successes.
I BUILT THAT!
Leave your mark on the world’s skyline and take real pride and satisfaction with the work that you do each day. Whether the project is house, school, hospital or sports stadium, as a mason every brick, block or stone you install in the building is a special token of your commitment to expanding history and meeting the needs of mankind.
As a mason your “office” is the great outdoors, not a boxy cubicle surrounding a desk and chair. In construction every job offers a change of scenery, keeping things as fresh as the outdoor air and full of new challenges.
FREEDOM TO TRAVEL
Skilled masons, foremen and superintendents have the ability and confidence that you and your expertise can pack up and go wherever you choose because they are in demand throughout the world. When you’re ready for a change of scenery or a new adventure, the masonry industry has a new experience and destination waiting you!
HEALTH & FITNESS
The best way to maintain good physical and mental health is through exercise. While working in masonry there’s no need for a gym membership or dedicating hours of your personal schedule to cardio and weight training. The work you perform each and every day keeps you active, in shape and healthy …just like the doctor ordered.
IT’S A TEAM SPORT
Masonry crews function like a well-oiled machine where all teammates work together to meet the challenges of the job and achieve a common goal. Much like the military or team sports, it’s a business of camaraderie where working relationships often become lasting friendships built on mutual respect.
Masonry is moving forward...fast! Yes it has a strong history of traditional practices, yet it is a construction method that constantly integrates new technology and innovations to meet the competitive demands and safety expectations of the industry. Today’s advancement in products, equipment and systems are continuously creating careers and expanding new markets.
NO INCOME LIMIT
The masonry business is performance driven. On the jobsite where superior craftsmanship and productivity are highly rewarded, income levels are based on your skills, creative thinking, ambition and commitment to success. The formula is simple and you control your future. The more skilled you become the higher your income and value to the organization...which may be your own company someday.
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