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Donald Grant

Donald Grant

Inducted 2013

Mr. Grant has dedicated his entire professional life advancing the use and quality of masonry both locally and nationally.

Don Grant has made a lasting impact on the masonry industry through his active participation and valuable leadership among mason contractors over the course of his 56 year career.

The following list highlights the many volunteer responsibilities and significant accomplishments that exemplify Don Grant’s tireless dedication and his impact on the masonry industry.

National

  • Mason Contractors Association of America: C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award 1999
  • Mason Contractors Association of America: President 1996
  • Mason Contractors Association of America: Board 1990 - 1998
  • Mason Contractors Association of America: Chairman Safety Committee 1988 - 1992
  • Mason Contractors Association of America: Finance Committee
  • Mason Contractors Association of America: Manpower Committee
  • Mason Contractors Association of America: Membership Committee
  • Mason Contractors Association of America: Nominating Committee
  • Mason Contractors Association of America: Quality Control Standards Founding Member 1992 - 1994
  • Mason Contractors Association of America: Regional Executive Vice President - 6 years
  • North American Masonry Conference: Lecturer, Excellence in Masonry Judge, Equipment Chairman
  • International Masonry Institute: Research &Development Program Board Appeared before Department of Labor and OSHA to present standard on
  • Overhand Bricklaying
  • Guest Technical Lecturer at numerous universities and vocational schools on Masonry Quality and Standards including Washington University (St. Louis) and Clemson University and Job Corps
  • Authored numerous articles on Masonry Quality and Standards in national publications including Masonry magazine
  • Active in national contractor legislation efforts: 1990 - 1998 Lead negotiation for national union contract: 1996 - 1998

Regional & Local

  • Midwest Masonry Research Foundation: President 1988 - present
  • Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis: President 1980 - 1982
  • Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis: Arbitration Board Chairman 1976 - 1992
  • Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis: Board of Trustees 1972 - 1982
  • Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis: Vice President 1978 - 198
  • Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis: Secretary 1976 - 1978
  • Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis: Treasurer 1974 - 1976
  • Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis: OSHA Safety Partnership
  • Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis: Chairman Research Committee
  • Masonry Institute of St. Louis: Chairman 1978 - 1990
  • Masonry Institute of St. Louis: Board of Trustees 1974 - 1990
  • Certified Masonry Contractor: 1986 - present
  • Active in local and state contractor legislation efforts: 1990 - 1998
  • Lead negotiation for local union contract: 1980 - 1982
  • Vocational Technical Board: Sponsor 2006 - 2010

Standards & Trade Associations

  • The Masonry Society: Founding Member 1978
  • The Masonry Society: Editorial Review Committee
  • ASTM: Mortar &Standards Committee 1980 - 1990
  • ASTM: C-12 and C-15 Committee Member
  • Wall Bracing Committee: Founding Member 1995 - 2000
  • Construction Laborers Pension Fund of St. Louis: Trustee 1988 - present
  • Mason Tenders Vacation Fund of St. Louis: Trustee 1980 - 1992
  • Mason Tenders Apprenticeship Training Fund of St. Louis: Trustee 1982
  • Bricklayers Local #1 Pension/Welfare: Chairman 1974 - 1988
  • Missouri Society of Professional Engineers: Life Member
  • Engineers Club of St. Louis: 50 Years of Service
  • American Society of Civil Engineers: 1982 - 1998
  • American Subcontractors Association Midwest: 1980 - present
  • Association of General Contractors (St. Louis)

Personal

  • Grant Bricklaying Company: Vice President 1959 - 1971
  • Grant Masonry Contracting: Founder and President 1971 - present
  • Washington University (St. Louis): Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering 1955
  • Structural Design Engineer: 1956 - 1959
  • Registered Professional Engineer in State of Missouri: 1960
  • Peter &Paul Community Services: Board of Directors 2000 - 2006
  • Peter &Paul Community Services: Program Board 2006 - present
  • Christian Brothers College High School: Hall of Fame - 2002
  • St. John Vianney High School: Board of Directors 1998 - 1994
  • St. John Vianney High School: Hall of Fame - 1999
  • Greenbriar Hills: Long-range Planning Committee 2002 - 2008
  • U.S. Army Corp of Engineers: Captain (Active/Reserve) 1956 - 1964

Plaque Engraving

Made a lasting, positive impact on the masonry industry through his active participation and valuable leadership both locally and nationally. Highlights of his distinguished career, spanning more than 50 years, include founder of Grant Masonry Contracting 1971; MCA of St. Louis Board of Trustees 1972-1982; MCA of St. Louis Board 1974-1982; MISL Board of Trustees 1974-1990; MISL Chairman 1978-1990; MCA of St. Louis President 1980-1982; MCAA Safety Chairman 1988-1992; Midwest Masonry Research Foundation President since 1988; MCAA Region E Vice President 1984-1990; MCAA Board 1990-1998; MCAA President 1996-1998; Masonry Industry Leadman Award 1999.

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Building relationships with great people in our industry has been invaluable.”

Alan Johnson
IMS Masonry, Inc.
MCAA member since 1996

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