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 Robert L. Merrill, NCMCA’s fourth president (1977-1978) and a founding member of the association, passed away November 16, 2017. He was 88 years old and lived in Brevard. Mr. Merrill founded Merrill Masonry in 1957, the firm his daughter Debbie and her husband Steve Stout continue to operate. He attended Mars Hill College where, in 1991, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in acknowledgment of his long-time service as a benefactor, advisor, and trustee for the college. The community of Brevard benefited from his leadership as Bob served multiple terms on both the Transylvania County Board of Education and County Commissioners. Mr. Merrill delighted in using his construction management skills on many local volunteer projects as well as mission trips to Paraguay, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic. Since beginning Merrill Masonry, at least twenty masons who worked for him went on, with his help, to form their own masonry companies. The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Brevard or the W. Scott Merrill Scholarship Fund at Mars Hill University. The picture was made July 2000 at a Land of the Sky Chapter fund-raising event installing masonry for Macedonia Baptist Church near Asheville.






The Metrolina Chapter held its Annual Golf Tournament in November at the Mooresville Golf Course. The winning team pictured left to right: Bob Gates, Ray Love, Chad Frye, and Dink Mitchell followed in second place by the team of Carson Greif, Kent Cloninger, Trey Tuttle, and Cory Huneycutt. The team of Phil Franchino, Justin Bamonte, Nick Ferrucci, and Paul Murdock finished in third place. Justin Bamonte had “Closest-to-the-Pin” honors and Dylan Riddle was recognized for the day’s “Longest Drive.” CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PICTURES






 At their fall meeting, the NCMCA Board of Directors adopted a new logo for the Association. The designer, Jeffrey Dale of Cary, offers this description of the new mark: “The brand incorporates a strong, meaningful logo. Modern lettering conveys new life, next generation leaders, and growth of an association, which is recognized on the national and international stage as a leader in the masonry industry. The trowel symbolizes the history and individuals who provided the foundation for an association, which set the standard for the masonry industry. The trowel also serves as a bridge connecting the foundation’s history to the industry of tomorrow.” NCMCA Regional Vice Presidents Doug Burton and Brandon Hartsell are serving as co-chairs of the rebranding committee. The new logo comes with a “Style” and “Guidelines for Use” book, which will be provided to any chapter or member company that requests permission to use the logo. The new logo will be phased in beginning this fall.




Several Metrolina Chapter area NCMCA masonry contractors are working with the Southeastern Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) and the staff at Mount Pleasant High School on a masonry workforce development initiative at the school. Former masonry instructor Ryan Shaver, now with Johnson Concrete Products, is coordinating six, hour-long “Power Block” sessions conducted during the school day during the 2017 fall semester to introduce students to all aspects of the masonry industry, culminating with a “Career Fair” recruitment event for the last session December 13th. The effort at Mount Pleasant could be a pilot program for implementation at other schools around the state. In the picture, Mount Pleasant students line up for a picture and a biscuit at the October 18th Power Block. For additional information and to learn how you can participate, contact Ryan Shaver (704) 791-5240 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Photographs by Kent Huntley





NCMCA LOGO mark only RGB copy72ppiWhen you review the list of NCMCA benefits and services, you'll understand why Association members across the Carolinas and Virginia consider NCMCA membership to be an important investment in their companies and in their industry.

Contests And Events

metroawards2014gall3NCMCA sponsors and partners to provide apprenticeship contests and training each year.  The Association participates in exhibits and promotional activities to promote masonry as a great career option and as the building material of choice. 
Check the NCMCA Events Schedule for opportunities to participate.