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Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews

Inducted 2016

After being discharged from the Marines in 1955, Dick was encouraged by his uncle (past president of Ohio's Local 22 Bricklayers) and his father (also a mason) to become a mason apprentice.

In 1960, he became Vice President of Hoying Masonry, which was a charter member of the MCAA, and attended his first MCAA convention in Cincinnati that year. Twelve years later he became a partner in KMCO, Inc. a masonry contracting firm working in SW Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Western Indiana and accepted the position of President in 1982 staying until his retirement.

He maintained his affiliation with the MCAA over the years and was elected Regional Vice President in 1978, elected to the Board in 1984, served a term as President of the MCAA from 1992-1993 and in 1998 received the MCAA Leadman Award.

In 1992, Dick proposed the development of the Masonry Quality Institute and with the cooperation of NCMA President John Heslip and Al Roach during 1991 and 1992 the first of classes was held May 1992 and has continued since.

In 2014, Dick was named Honorary Member of the Ohio Masonry Association for service to the Ohio Masonry Industry. Locally, he was past President of MCAD (Dayton), past Chairman of the Masonry Institute of Dayton and was a board member of the American Subcontractors Association.

George Miller, MCAA's Past Executive Director, commented that Dick's term as president was one of the most turbulent times in MCAA's history due to the removal of the MCAA as trustees of the pension fund. George and Dick made numerous trips to Washington DC in 1992 and 1993 to discuss this issue, but in May of 1993 the bricklayers removed the MCAA as the organization representing management.

Plaque Engraving

Became a mason apprentice after being discharged from the Marines in 1955. Named Vice President of Hoying Masonry in 1960. Named President of KMCO, Inc. in 1982. Served as MCAA Region C Vice President (1978), MCAA Board member (1984-1993), MCAA President (1992-1993), President of Mason Contractors Association of Dayton, Chairman of the Masonry Institute of Dayton, and board member of the American Subcontractors Association. Proposed the development of the Masonry Quality Institute (MQI). Awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award (1998). Named Honorary Member of the Ohio Masonry Association for service to the Ohio Masonry Industry (2014).

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