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Mike

72 months ago

masonking02 in cleveland, Ohio said: hows the work where you live here in cleveland work is slow, few schools , no houses and company men get all the work

Are you a Union worker?

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Ken Bush

66 months ago

yea im union brick layer

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Ken Bush

66 months ago

but i just work till i get benifets then work no union more money that way. scabings the way to go......

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mike2584@att.net in Danville, California

55 months ago

20 year mason

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masonking02 in Cleveland, Ohio

55 months ago

work been picking up around here we passed the casino on the ballet and a bunch of school will be going up all over the place outlook should be good for us brickys in cleveland

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Ramon Cruz in Rock Hill, South Carolina

52 months ago

I'm a mason in South Carolina and there is no work here, i have two kids and a wife, it is hard to call my self the man of the house when i am not working, I am in need of some work bad and all i can do is hope for the best.But i do know this will pass and try to keep your head up you guys it's all we can do...

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Doug Casady in Sun City, California

52 months ago

I've been in the Masonry Trade since 1971. These are tough times. I am out of work now due to an injury back in June 2009. I fell off of a ladder and tore all but one muscle in my left shoulder, my left hamstring muscle and my right knee. I had surgery to repair my shoulder in July of 2009. I hope to get back to work in a couple of months, but the work has slowed down so much since my accident I'm not sure what to expect. I wish everyone in the construction industry best wishes at this tough time... we will all survive... we just need to hang in there and be positive!

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masonking in Cleveland, Ohio

52 months ago

man sorry about ur accident bro..good luck with work

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Ramon Cruz in Rock Hill, South Carolina

52 months ago

masonking in Cleveland, Ohio said: man sorry about ur accident bro..good luck with work

Cleveland Rocks!!! I,m from Ashtabula Ohio, and live in South Carolina now. Is there any Mason wrok there now? good to see some one from cleveland Let,s go caves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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masonking in Cleveland, Ohio

52 months ago

we been up and down cleveland schools been keepin some of us busy stillnot how itwas in the 90s .. hows work in s carolina

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mastercraft in Brooklyn, New York

51 months ago

masonking in Cleveland, Ohio said: we been up and down cleveland schools been keepin some of us busy stillnot how itwas in the 90s .. hows work in s carolina

im a bricklyer in brooklyn ny & i will have to say this is the worst its been in years we have 500 bricklayers outer work & 150 apprentice not working i got layed of 4/1/10 for the first time lol im looking at doing somthing diff with my life,

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Doug Casady in Menifee, California

51 months ago

I know what you mean mastercraft! In a previous post I explained about an injury I had last year that knocked me out of work. I've worked in Cincinnati OH and Denver Co in my life, and still have many friends in those areas. Same report everywhere. My injury forced me to take a look at other options for my life. I am working online these days... it's not easy, but at least I am learning some new skills. Computers are here to stay, and the people I am meeting and working with have a positive outlook on life, which is rare these days! LOL I'm building a blog about my life as Mason for the last 39 years... it's kinda fun and it gives me something to do! Here's a link to it if you care to take a peek: mybricksandstones.com Please remember... it's a work in progress and it's being built by a bricklayer not a computer programmer. Any comments there would be appreciated!

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adventureinhifi in Westlake, Ohio

50 months ago

I live in Cleveland and need my brick front steps repaired. Any interest anyone? Thanks.

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theone123 in New York, New York

45 months ago

mastercraft in Brooklyn, New York said: im a bricklyer in brooklyn ny & i will have to say this is the worst its been in years we have 500 bricklayers outer work & 150 apprentice not working i got layed of 4/1/10 for the first time lol im looking at doing somthing diff with my life,

Hey mastercraft,I'm actually trying to join an apprenticeship in nyc.The way you make is sounds like there is no point to it lol. Have you found any job? Sorry i've been laid off as well.

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tonyd513 in Cincinnati, Ohio

44 months ago

if you are an experienced mason, I could use a couple guys right now to knock out some jobs in cincinnati, ohio

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Doug Casady in Menifee, California

44 months ago

tonyd513 in Cincinnati, Ohio said: if you are an experienced mason, I could use a couple guys right now to knock out some jobs in cincinnati, ohio

Hey Tony,

I live in California now, but I worked in Cincinnati for about 5 years. Give these guys a call. They can probably help you out.
Pete Langenbruner His son Greg is in charge of the company most of the time, or at least I think that is the case. The company name is G&G Langenbrunner. They are on the West side of town but they work everywhere. I hope this helps you. Tell them hello for me! Doug Casady

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tonyd513 in Cincinnati, Ohio

44 months ago

Would you have a number, looked them up online and couldn't find them.

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Doug Casady in Menifee, California

44 months ago

I tried to leave you the number here, but it's not allowed here in this forum. E-mail me at: doug@dougcasady.com and I will get it to you.

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jpetter75 in Bridgeport, Ohio

43 months ago

tonyd513 in Cincinnati, Ohio said: if you are an experienced mason, I could use a couple guys right now to knock out some jobs in cincinnati, ohio

Email me at jpetter75@yahoo.com I'm interested in working for you.

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JRoss in Wilmington, Ohio

42 months ago

tonyd513 in Cincinnati, Ohio said: if you are an experienced mason, I could use a couple guys right now to knock out some jobs in cincinnati, ohio

I'm a union apprentice in Cincinnati and am about to be laid off. Are you union? I'm really interested in working for you.

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tonyd513 in Amelia, Ohio

42 months ago

not union, right now going into a slow period. when i pick up, i will contact you and see if still interested.

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gtmasonry in Cincinnati, Ohio

42 months ago

tonyd513 in Amelia, Ohio said: not union, right now going into a slow period. when i pick up, i will contact you and see if still interested.

Tony - are you looking for a good bricklayer? Please contact Gary at cntyl(@aol.com. I really need the work. Thank you.

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Larry in Newburgh, Indiana

41 months ago

jpetter75 in Bridgeport, Ohio said: Email me at jpetter75@yahoo.com I'm interested in working for you.

Hello from Indiana!
I am an experienced brick and block layer and am looking for work. I ran across your entry and was wondering if you have found the help you need. I do very neat work and am looking to supplement my income. Please email me if you run into a bind. Thank you so much. Larry turnbloomlarry@yahoo.com

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gtmasonry in Loveland, Ohio

41 months ago

I HAVE 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN BRICK / BLOCK . HAVE BEEN SELFEMPLOYED FOR THE PAST 14 YEARS DOING NEW HOMES FOR A LOCAL HOME BUILDER HERE IN CINCINNATI,OHIO. LATELY WITH THE ECONOMY I'M HAVING TROUBLE STAYING BUSY AND AM LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL WORK . I HAVE ALL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED AND READY TO GET STARTED . I AM AVAILIBLE FOR ALL TYPES OF BRICK / BLOCK JOBS . IF ANYONE HAS ANYTHING NEEDING DONE FROM NEW BRICK HOMES TO BRICK / BLOCK REPAIR PLEASE CONTACT GARY @ G.T. MASONRY @ CNTYL9@AOL.COM

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Local 14 I hope in Ft Mitchell, Kentucky

41 months ago

So I'm just now walking into bricklaying after tech school dose anyone have any advice? besides go back to school and do something else. lol any jobs non union for now?

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Stephanie

40 months ago

Hello everyone if anyone knows of the hiring of bricklayers anywhere in US please shoot me an email. I have someone who is very dedicated and skilled in the craft. Unfortunately he too is currently unemployed. If I here of anything on this end (Cleveland, Ohio) I too will inform this site. (trueborngoddess@gmail.com)

Best of Luck to all of you.

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Arkael in Montreal, Quebec

39 months ago

Doug Casady in Sun City, California said: I've been in the Masonry Trade since 1971. These are tough times. I am out of work now due to an injury back in June 2009. I fell off of a ladder and tore all but one muscle in my left shoulder, my left hamstring muscle and my right knee. I had surgery to repair my shoulder in July of 2009. I hope to get back to work in a couple of months, but the work has slowed down so much since my accident I'm not sure what to expect. I wish everyone in the construction industry best wishes at this tough time... we will all survive... we just need to hang in there and be positive!

Since you have a good experience in bricklaying, i was wondering what were the most common used connectors in the u.s. I'm a canadian bricklayer and i want to know more about american way of doing things. thanks

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david samaripa in Austin, Texas

36 months ago

AM from austin,texas no mason jobs here!never seen it like this before.am not giving up yet.thank you 4 reading.

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gtmasonry in Milford, Ohio

35 months ago

wow I had heard there was alot of work in Texas , but figured it was all being given to the illegals

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JackieO in Teaneck, New Jersey

35 months ago

i don't think illegals are necessarily getting union work, but i think union books are being handed out to people who may not be qualified (or capable) of doing the job. i'm not a b/l, but i know several here in nj - no one is working. i'm talking about guys who have 20+ years in...it is just a horrible time right now. governor is making sure no union is left standing; his campaign against teachers' unions have turned middle class nj folks against each other. no better way to destroy the house...come on you masons....than to break it down from the inside out. sad to say our POTUS is no better. he allegedly did something on Dec 17 extending unemployment benefits - for whom i do not know - but not for any people i know: all "99ers" (people who have been unemployed long enough to go through the 4-tiers of payments). in my life i never would have thought this dry spell would last so long: in fact, i literally banked on it. past jan 2011, we decided against refinancing our home (66 more months and it's ours free and clear - just over 5 years!) and paying for another 20-30. now i'm the only one working, but we're borrowing any shortage from our home equity. even at 300-800 monthly, it's not going to last long.

i've always got my ears open for potential job opps outside the construction realm - something less strenuous and not so political for a middle-aged man.

i don't know how this country can possibly dig itself out from the hole that was dug for us by a very small group of very greedy people. and now they're down in dc deciding our fate. the country's credit rating goes down and guess whose interest rates will go up? yours & mine. forget about a student loan for your kids; better to work on the jump shot or the long ball.

to all on this forum (and everyone else scared and unemployed tonight): i wish you all only success in this, the hardest job market in history. (worse than 1929 b/c there are WAY MORE people now).

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Real mason in Lebanon, Oregon

35 months ago

Something has got to be done, construction is the backbone of America and right now it's broken.

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BrickGuy in Des Plaines, Illinois

34 months ago

Chicago is terrible, everyone I know is out of a job. A few nonunion gigs mostly but I can't land them. Anyone thinking of going into this field needs to think againa.

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JackieO in Minneapolis, Minnesota

34 months ago

Speaking only for real masons & bricklayers, my husband says nobody in their right mind decides, "I'm gonna be a mason" - the profession chooses the man. It truly is a calling, not a job.

All the bricklayers I know talk about bricklaying, and measuring, and concrete - all the time - whether they are working or not.

It really is a calling; and you can tell the good ones by how long their work holds up. My husband remembers every single job like a serial killer remembers victims. His first job, 2 brick steps w bluestone treads, still stands at the little house he worked at.

Guys...what was your first job? Do you still love it like nothing else?

~Jackie O

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otwellred

33 months ago

JackieO in Minneapolis, Minnesota said: Speaking only for real masons & bricklayers, my husband says nobody in their right mind decides, "I'm gonna be a mason" - the profession chooses the man. It truly is a calling, not a job.

All the bricklayers I know talk about bricklaying, and measuring, and concrete - all the time - whether they are working or not.

It really is a calling; and you can tell the good ones by how long their work holds up. My husband remembers every single job like a serial killer remembers victims. His first job, 2 brick steps w bluestone treads, still stands at the little house he worked at.

Guys...what was your first job? Do you still love it like nothing else?

~Jackie O

Well i started out hod carrying like most bricklayers but the first time i broke out on my own i laid up a fireplace and was so nervous. I had an idea what the homeowner wanted but when it was done and they were so happy it makes you feel like it was worth it. And I know when I'm laying up a house and the homeowner shows up every once in awhile and says it looks great, we joke after there gone. But they are not use to seeing what we see everyday. What I'm trying to say is thank you for the good job's

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brickman chuck in Tampa, Florida

31 months ago

brick have been in my fam. for gen. got a scar on my leg from droping a tong of brick on my leg when i was 10 years old i am 30 now and everything i know and been touhgt my whole life seems pointless cant find anything anywhere just wanna wake up tomorrow and lay some brick even if its only a couple of soldiers somebody help get my brick fix

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frewsy in Lytham, United Kingdom

30 months ago

Bricky from glasgow scotland work is really slow in scotland at the minute do brick block stone for past 10 years wheres all the work at i have family in cinci, loveland

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Willie in Lake Elsinore, California

30 months ago

Doug Casady in Sun City, California said: I've been in the Masonry Trade since 1971. These are tough times. I am out of work now due to an injury back in June 2009. I fell off of a ladder and tore all but one muscle in my left shoulder, my left hamstring muscle and my right knee. I had surgery to repair my shoulder in July of 2009. I hope to get back to work in a couple of months, but the work has slowed down so much since my accident I'm not sure what to expect. I wish everyone in the construction industry best wishes at this tough time... we will all survive... we just need to hang in there and be positive!

I was sad to hear about your accident! How are you doing now? doing handy-man work because there are few construction jobs is for the birds. But being disabled and not being able to work with your hands must be disheartning! You made me feel better, Thanks!

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Dave Brickie in Melbourne, Australia

29 months ago

Hi fellow masons i'm from down under{australia} and there's a bit of work here but not like it was. I've been a brickie for 16 years now since i was 15 this crapy, time draining, soul sucking, up and down paying but very rewarding job is all i know. I have worked for myself and ran gangs of blokes my whole life but now i'm thinking that it's not all that i thought it would be... I wish i could do something else but what.. I can't go back to school i'm married with 3 beautiful kids and my amazing wife dosent work {for money} but she works harder than me with our kids so i can't just change jobs it want pay the same.

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jgldnx in Denver, Colorado

29 months ago

not much in denver its slow

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Greg in Westchester, Illinois

29 months ago

mike2584@att.net in Danville, California said: Im mike thomas a bricklayer and blocklayer and a forman know how to read plans.My father was a contractor,know the biss.Just no work here,some butt not enough to pay my bills.Im in Cotati not Danville.I dont know why it says that.Im in the bay aeraSF oakland.Looking for steedy work.U got some?They call me crazzy Mikey,I dont know why

I am planning a project and looking for a cost estimate on the masonary work.
It's a rectangular residential house in Glencoe IL approx. 42'x35'x22'H which is getting 4" limestone block all around with Quoins at all corners. The stone company estimate is 80 tons.

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Gilbert in Lansing, Michigan

28 months ago

Got my card 2yrs ago never been to work as a Journeymen help

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ghinshaw in Chicago, Illinois

28 months ago

Are you employed now? If so, doing what, and what kind of salary are you making. What kind of construction work have you done in the past, and what type of work are you interested in doing in the future?

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Jackie O in Hackensack, New Jersey

28 months ago

dude that totally sucks. I really have a good feeling about work picking up for everyone this year. Just gotta stick together and be supportive to each other.

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JackieO in Hackensack, New Jersey

28 months ago

Gilbert in Lansing, Michigan said: Got my card 2yrs ago never been to work as a Journeymen help

dude that totally sucks; hang on to your card. I really have a good feeling about work picking up for everyone this year. Just gotta stick together and be supportive to each other.

Seems bad right now, but if GOP/Reps get in Nov'12 we are all SUNK. Keep the faith!

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JackieO in Hackensack, New Jersey

28 months ago

Jackie O in Hackensack, New Jersey said: dude that totally sucks. I really have a good feeling about work picking up for everyone this year. Just gotta stick together and be supportive to each other.

guys ignore my comment here; i meant it to respond to michigan journeyman

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mattie in Brooklyn, New York

27 months ago

mastercraft in Brooklyn, New York said: im a bricklyer in brooklyn ny & i will have to say this is the worst its been in years we have 500 bricklayers outer work & 150 apprentice not working i got layed of 4/1/10 for the first time lol im looking at doing somthing diff with my life,

check schools out

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Fred in St louis

26 months ago

Mason in St louis Been working Brick, Block & Stone for 30 Years Commercial and Residential used to be a Respected Trade? Was told when i got in this trade I would never be without a job if i did quality work! Means very little now! Slap it up and go, No one wants Quality work anymore! Sad ;) Now i am BrokeDown and Wore,out! What does an old Mason do Now? Fishing doesn't pay enough! There is Plenty of work if you are willing to work With Idiot's for Peanuts.

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SER Masonry

24 months ago

I am hiring Masons right now. 15 positions available. Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA.
Steve@serdevelopment.com

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Bricklayer97 in Du Bois, Pennsylvania

24 months ago

masonking02 in Cleveland, Ohio said: im a union bricklayer forced to do non union work

I know what you mean nowork in the Clarion Chapter. And it seems like only the B.A.`s favorites get to work all the time.

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brickies australia in Perth, Australia

24 months ago

looking for americas best bricklayers fully exp in all aspects,inc tendering for sponsorship in australia

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