2019 SpecMix Bricklayer500 Regional Competition

The 2019 Bricklayer500 Regional Competition was held at Midwest Brick & Block on Thursday, Sept 12, 2019. All 10 teams competing were Union members employed by Bricklayers Local 1 of Missouri Signatory Contractors.  Photos below courtesy of SpecMix.

We are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, brothers JT Payne and Jakob Payne, employed by Foeste Masonry, won first place and will advance to the World Championships in Las Vegas in January 2020.  

The Craftsman Award winner was Local 1 Journeyman Bricklayer Shane Bredensteiner, with his mason tender Local 1 Journeyman Bricklayer William Tackaberry, who is also a previous Craftsman Award winner. The Craftsman Award goes to the team with the wall with the least amount of imperfection and their wall had no deductions. 

2019 Bricklayer500 Craftsman Award winner Local 1 Journeyman Bricklayer Shane Bredensteiner, employed by JDS Masonry.




Second Place winners Local 1 Journeyman Bricklayer Terry Daniel with his mason tender Braden Palmer, employed by John Smith Masonry.


Third Place winners Local 1 Journeyman Bricklayer Adam Loeffler and his mason tender Mike McAlexander, employed by The Harlan Co.





The list of winners is below. Congratulations to all winners and participants, we are proud to have you represent us as the "Best Hands in the Business!" 

More photos of the event can be viewed here.