Paul Odom Inducted Into The 2021 Masonry Hall of Fame
By Dan Kamys
Paul Odom, of Legacy Masonry based out of Waco, is among the most recent inductees into the Mason Contractors Association of America’s Masonry Hall of Fame. Paul’s official induction occurred on September 15th, 2021 at the Closing Dinner of the MCAA’s Midyear Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee at the historic Peabody Hotel.
“If you’re planning to go to work, you’ve got to get up in the morning, you’ve got to be there on time. You’ve got to make it happen for your life, and remember that you have the opportunity to make it happen. You can’t depend on life to be easy. In order for [me] to have gotten here, I must have done something right,” said Paul during his Hall of Fame induction interview.
Paul began as a mason laborer in 1979 and eventually became a mason or what he calls “an artistic manipulator of a burnt clay product.” In May 1987 he started P and S Masonry, Inc. with his wife, Susie. He was a founding member of the Central Texas Masonry Contractors Association and has served multiple terms as president of both the CTMCA and Texas Masonry Council. He has been active in numerous committees at local, state, and national associations.
He served on the MCAA board from 2011-2019 and as Chairman from 2018 – 2019. He was awarded the C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award in 2021. Paul’s hard work and ability to bring people together has helped lay the foundation to keep the masonry industry strong for generations of masons to come.
As part of the induction process into the MCAA’s Masonry Hall of Fame, Paul completed a video interview that will be shared on YouTube and social media channels within the next few weeks.
The Masonry Hall of Fame was created to recognize and award those individuals who have dedicated their lives to the masonry industry. Each year, nominations are accepted to recognize individuals who have been a part of the masonry industry for 25 years or more and have had a major impact on the trade.
All inductees are nominated by their peers and carefully reviewed by a panel of judges. Nominees must receive two-thirds of the eligible votes in order to be accepted into the Hall of Fame.
About the Author
Dan Kamys is the Editorial Director of MASONRY Publications.