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"The history of man is the history of his architecture, and the history of architecture is the history of masonry."

- Christine Beall, AlA

Masonry Design & Detailing for Architects, Engineers and Builders


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Concrete Masonry is the Block of Ages

A Solid Foundation... The Beginning

The course of masonry’s history transcends back in time to civilizations. Man’s creative genius transformed sand and stone structures to safeguard their families and possessions from their enemies. Solid, dependable walls, towers, bridges and roads employing masonry evolved. Later, designs incorporated practical and ornate arches and domes. Not only did the product receive acclaim, but communities highly regarded masons for their skilled hands and craft in shaping cathedrals and other buildings of social and religious significance.

Time and ingenuity advanced masonry. Machines began to replace manual production of masonry units. Product ingredients became more consistent, creating stronger, more durable concrete masonry units.

Color started to appear. Textures were created. Unit sizes evolved. Masonry staked its claim as a primary building source because of its structural integrity, permanence and beauty. With every generation through every century, masonry has become increasingly appreciated as the building product of choice.

Masonry has outlived its people but not its purpose!

Why Masonry

Building life-cycle costs are substantially less than other forms of construction without loss of quality or performance. Masonry in the 21st century will continue to offer all the performance advantages that have stood the test of time for many centuries. Masonry is an enduring material with many long-term benefits. It is the proven product of choice among owners and developers from the standpoint of design flexibility, product quality, construction timelines, project cost and return-on-investment. Structural integrity; fire safety and energy savings further support masonry’s value. Your masonry building will be valued for its beauty today. Centuries from now, the same will hold true!



  • Centuries of proven performance.

  • Your building will last a lifetime.

Superior Strength and Integrity

  • It will stand fast to both time and the elements.

Durable Long-Lasting Construction

  • Maintenance and care will be minimal.

  • Increase return on investment.


Timeless Beauty

  • Concrete masonry; The most versatile of all building products.

  • Select from a wealth of design options to create a lasting impression.

  • Vast array of sizes, textures & colors. Create the identity you seek to express.


Concrete Masonry Exhibits Solidity

  • Your corporate image of strength and stability will be richly presented.

  • Every king's castle built around the world was constructed of masonry.

  • Making a statement that will stand the test of time.

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