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Ryan M. O'Brien

Ryan M. O'Brien

Inducted 2016

The California Conference of Mason Contractors Association, (CCMCA) was incorporated in California as a non-profit corporation on April 1, 1963. Ryan M. O’Brien, who operated as a mason contractor from 1948 until 1962 and was very active in the Mason Contractors Exchange of Southern California, Inc. proposed in 1960 that the Association establish an Executive Council of the Exchange and invite the other surrounding mason contractor associations to join in the establishment of this Executive Council. Local associations in the San Fernando Valley, Long Beach, Orange County, San Bernardino, and Ventura County became members of the Executive Council and Ryan M. O’Brien served as its first Chairman.

This organization gave the mason contractors much greater voice in labor negotiations representing almost all the signatory mason contractors in Southern California. The idea of establishing a single organization to represent Southern California prompted the idea that expanding statewide would provide even greater benefits. Ryan O’Brien agreed to stop contracting for three to six months and visit the other mason contractor associations in California and encourage them to join this new statewide organization. O’Brien flew his Cessna 195 to the meetings of these associations and obtained their signatures on the Articles of Incorporation of the CCMCA.

The Mason Contractors Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties was the first to join with the Los Angeles group to establish a statewide organization. They were followed by the Mason & Builders Association of California, Inc. in San Francisco, the Associate Mason Contractors of Santa Clara and San Benito Counties, and the Mason Contractors Association of Sacramento, Inc. These four (4) organizations along with the six local chapters of the Executive Council of Southern California became the Charter Members of the CCMCA, Inc.

CCMCA continued to expand its membership and mission, ultimately, representing both open-shop and signatory mason contractors of all sizes and specialties on a variety of issues related to the trade. Its 10 regional chapters were comprised of mason contractors as well as suppliers with ties to the masonry industry.

In 2012, the Association restructured broadening its geographic territories from chapters to 3 primary regions (northern California, southern California, and San Diego/Imperial Counties), extending member voting rights, and taking on a new identity as the Mason Contractors Association of California, Inc. (MCAC).

The San Diego Mason Contractors were the first Local Chapter outside the Los Angeles area to join and to help establish the CCMCA.

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Operated as a mason contractor from 1948 until 1962. Active in the Mason Contractors Exchange of Southern California, Inc. Proposed in 1960 that the Association establish an Executive Council of the Exchange and invite surrounding mason contractor associations to join in the establishment of this Executive Council and served as its first Chairman. Stopped contracting for three to six months to visit other mason contractor associations in California to encourage them to join this new statewide organization. Obtained signatures on the Articles of Incorporation of the California Conference of Mason Contractors Association, Inc. (CCMCA).

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