By Ramona du Houx
Masonry is a lost art but in high demand. The Maine School of Masonry has twelve businesses ready to give MSM graduates jobs once they’ve completed the courses. The school helps line up the positions if students so desire.
The Maine School of Masonry will hold an open house on May 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be information about the school’s Masonry certificate program and the Historic Restoration & Preservation courses. MSM offers an unique opportunity to work on historic sites like Fort Knox during the course.
The MSM open house welcomes everyone who has an interest in the school or attending classes. Personal at the school look forward to answering any questions
The following are the businesses looking for skilled masons who graduate from MSM courses.
Job Placement Opportunities:
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland -Restoration of churches, year round
- Ed McGarrity, Maine Masonry - Steady Work, Competitive Pay Rates, Affordable Health/Dental Insurance
- Doug Sanford - Eastland Construction and Development, Biddeford. Lifetime of masonry employment, Repointing, rebuilding, restoration
- Gottlieb Landscape Design -Mount Vernon.
- Dawn Pauley Hodsdon -North Monmouth
- Hall Landscaping – Rockland.
- S&S Masonry - Levant
- Dimillo Construction & Masonry. Chimney rebuilds and repairs, retaining walls, stone work etc. North Yarmouth.
- Freshwater Stone & Brickwork Inc., Orland.
- G. Drake Masonry INC., Looking for Masons and tenders
Out of state:
- Rustic by Design – Fire Place & Patio, Morgantown, W.V. Jim does very high-end fireplaces
- John Fabb, Twin Fork Landscape Contracting - Cutchogue, NY 11935
This historic building needs a lot of love and attention. The MSM class in Historic Renovation and Preservation has started work on the project, thereby helping to save a national treasure.