Samuel A McGee Memorial Masonry Skills Contest (2024)


Samuel A. McGee Memorial Masonry Skills Contest - 2024

Employer Address(Required)


Contest Rules and Regulations

1) Must be sponsored and employed at the time of the contest by a masonry contractor member of NCMCA in good standing to win contest championship and advance to additional contests representing NCMCA. (Con-tractor member sponsored contestants not employed by the member contractor may compete but are not eligible for the championship.)

2) Must furnish tools including trowel, level, square, hammer, modular rule, concave jointers, etc.

3) Must wear proper clothing and footwear, safety goggles or safety glasses, and an approved hard hat.

4) *Must not have completed more than 6,000 hours or three years of training before the competition. Limit of three NCMCA Apprentice Masonry Skills competitions, regardless of hours

5) Entry fee is $50 for each contestant. Fee must accompany this complete application.


*Upon receipt of this completed application, the NCMCA member employer company sponsoring the apprentice will be emailed a link to use to complete the registration process. Please return the application and complete the email-linked form in a timely fashion.

North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association, PO Box 308, Mount Pleasant, North Carolina 28124

Questions? Phone (704) 791-5240. Email:

Contest winner will receive the “David R. Sigmon Award” as the 2023 NCMCA Apprentice Skills Contest Champion.


See NCMCA’s best apprentices compete for cash and tool prizes!

Come join the fellowship and fun Saturday, May 18 in Waynesville.

This form may be photocopied. Donations of cash and tools for prizes are solicited. Donors recognized. Special thanks to Adams Products and the NCMCA Land of the Sky Chapter for hosting this year’s event. Contest Chairman: Cliff McGee, McGee Brothers Company. Judges’ decisions are final. Ryan Shaver, Contest Coordinator.


Mr. Sam’s Contest

Samuel Alexander McGee (1939-2015) was co-founder and President of McGee Brothers Company in Monroe. Recognized as an innovator in the industry, Sam was inducted into the Masonry Contractors Association of America “Hall-of-Fame” in 2014. He was inducted into the National Masonry Instructors Association “Hall-of-Fame” in 2012 and was among the first individuals to earn the designation “Certified Masonry Executive” in the NCMCA Masonry Contractor Certification Program. He had a passion for the masonry industry and for encouraging and teaching young people craft skills, especially masonry. In recognition of his contribution and dedication to masonry in the Carolinas, the annual contest is named in his memory.


The David R. Sigmon Award

The apprentice that finishes with the top score will be presented the “David R. Sigmon Award” as first place finisher of the Annual NCMCA Samuel A. McGee Memorial Apprentice Skills Contest. The award is named in memory of David Sigmon, a journeyman mason from Hickory who passed away in 1998 while serving as NCMCA president-elect and who had been active in promoting this contest and other programs around the state to recruit and develop young craftsmen for masonry careers.


Mark your calendars for next year’s NCMCA Samuel A. McGee Memorial Masonry Skill Contest on May 17, 2025 hosted by Custom Brick Co. in Raleigh, NC.