MCAA Gateway: January 2017

Words: Dan Kamys

Arch Masonry, Inc. Becomes Certified

(Algonquin, Ill.) Nov. 14, 2016 – Arch Masonry, Inc. of Pittsburgh is the latest company to have earned certification through the Masonry Certification program, sponsored by the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA). The MCAA has developed the national Masonry Certification program to provide customers with a tool to select mason contractors who are committed to quality and end user satisfaction. Quality of work and end user satisfaction are at the foundation of the certification program. Companies must earn 75 credit hours and pass an exam in order to become certified. In addition, companies must obtain 45 credits every three years to renew their certification. “We congratulate Arch Masonry, Inc. in their commitment to quality service. Our goal is to provide architects, designers, construction contractors and consumers with an easy way to select and specify professional mason contractors,” said Jeff Buczkiewicz, President and CEO of the MCAA. “Certification now gives them the tools to seek out contractors who have committed their entire firm to meet the stringent requirements of the program.” For more information about certification, visit

‘Thank You’ from the MCAA’s MAC PAC

Make an impact on federal elections! The MCAA’s MAC PAC would like to thank the following individuals for their generous support in 2016:

President's Club - $5,000 Annual Contribution

Executive Club - $500 Annual Contribution

Mackie Bounds (Waco, TX) Robert Barnes (Dallas, TX)
Calvin Brodie (Raleigh, NC) Danks Burton (Cary, NC)
Pete Groetzinger (Waco, TX) Bill Dentinger (Las Vegas, NV)

Capitol Club - $3,000 Annual Contribution

Bill Dentinger (St. Paul, MN)
Tommy Daniel (Lake Elsinore, CA) Richard Dentinger (St. Paul, MN) 
Mark Kemp (Butler, WI) Lindsey Geeslin (Waco, TX) 
Michael Sutter (El Mirage, AZ) Jim O'Connor (Park Ridge, IL)

Congressional Club - $1,200 Annual Contribution

 Roy Swindal (Bessemer, AL)
Joe Bonifate (Pittsburgh, PA)

Director's Club - $250 Annual Contribution 

Kevin Camarata (Houston, TX) Lisa Prichard (Phoenix, AZ) 
Richard Felice (Des Moines, IA)

Grassroots Club - $100 Annual Contribution 

John Jacob (Cincinnati, OH) Becerly McCauley (Leesburg, VA) 
Charles Newsome (Salisbury, NC) Andy Sneed (Nashville, TN) 
Paul Odom (Hamilton, TX)  
Paul Oldham (Batesville, IN)  
John Smith (St. Louis, MO)  
Christian Stein (Pittsburgh, PA)  
Larry Vacala (Des Plaines, IL)  

MCAA New Members

The Mason Contractors Association of America is proud to welcome the following new members to the Association. The MCAA would like to thank them for joining their fellow mason contractors nationwide in helping build a strong and successful masonry industry.
BKG Masonry Inc. Westhampton, NY
Gostomsky Masonry LLC Englewood, OH
M3-Marshall Contracting & Masonry, Inc. Charlottesville, VA
MCNE Masons, LLC North Haverhill, NH
MFB, LLC Hartford, CT
Pruett-Schaffer Pittsburgh, PA
Show Low Block Co. Inc. Show Low, AZ
Speedy Mason Sparta, WI
Texas Lath & Masonry, Inc. San Antonio, TX
Titan Masonry Enterprises Peotone, IL
Top Hat Masonry Repair Waterford, MI
Discover the many benefits your company is missing by not becoming a member of the MCAA. Call 800-536-2225 or visit to join the MCAA today. Together, we are stronger.
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