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July 26, 2015 7:00 AM CDT

Congratulations 2015 Masonry Excellence Awards Winners

2015 Masonry Association of Florida Masonry Excellence Awards


Art, Innovation and Endurance: the projects submitted for the 2015 MAF Masonry Excellence Awards are the embodiments of all of these qualities. The Masonry Excellence Awards are the celebration of the art and craftsmanship of the mason, the innovation of the contractor and architect and the endurance of masonry materials produced here in Florida.

Projects submitted were reviewed and judged anonymously by a distinguished jury of masonry and design professionals. Consideration was given to the overall design and use of masonry, as well as the technical aspects of each project. The winning projects listed showed superiority in technical design and craftsmanship.

2015 Masonry Excellence Award Winners


1st Place: Plant Street Market – Chris Bettinger Oldcastle
Merit: Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center – Bill Parsons, Pyramid Masonry

Gordon Drive
Gordon Drive


1st Place: Private Residence 1 (Gordon) -- David Nelson Masonry
Merit: Private Residence 2 (Sheetz) – David Nelson Masonry

Tequesta Residence
Tequesta Residence


1st Place: Tequesta Residence – Lisa Pelham A1 Block
Merit: Ocean Avenue – Greg Strickland Titan Block
Merit: Eatonville Gateway – Chris Bettinger Oldcastle



1st Place: Palladio – Joel Blackmon Oldcastle
Merit: Steelhouse – Steve Bischke Oldcastle

Heavener Hall
Heavener Hall


1st Place: Heavener Hall – Steve Bischke Oldcastle
Merit: Zephyrhills Public Library – Doug McCall Oldcastle

Firemen’s Statue
Firemen’s Statue

Creative Use of Masonry & Special Features

1st Place: Firemen’s Statue – Jerry Painter, Painter Masonry
Merit: Santa Fe College – Kem Butler – Argos US

Project of the Year (Tie):

Plant Street Market – Chris Bettinger Oldcastle
Private Residence 1 (Gordon)– David Nelson – David Nelson Masonry

Winners were honored at the MAF Awards Reception being held on June 25, 2015 at the Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida. Additionally, winning projects will be featured in the MAF Masonry Excellence Awards publication.

The Masonry Association of Florida, Inc. (MAF) is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1987. Our mission is to promote masonry construction and support the mason contractors in Florida.

Additional information is available on our website: or by contacting, Deb Bartolucci, 954-295-9926 or

About the Author

Deborah Bartolucci is the Marketing Director for the Masonry Association of Florida.


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