Power Breakfast for Construction Workers

This National Nutrition Month is a great time to remind construction workers the importance of eating a hearty, healthy breakfast each day. Although the famous line “Breakfast the most important meal of the day” was invented by Caleb Jackson and John Harvey Kellogg as a marketing technique for […]

EIFS vs stucco

EIFS vs. Stucco: Here’s what you need to know

To the untrained eye, stucco and the newer synthetic alternative, Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS), can appear identical. It’s the actual properties and the installation of the two that sets them apart. Here are the basics on EIFS vs. stucco. Traditional stucco siding dates back to ancient days […]

5 masonry shortcuts to avoid

When you’re a builder, architect or general contractor, it’s essential to work with a masonry business you trust.  That’s because there’s a lot more to masonry than bricks, stone, mortar and grout. From the outside, nearly anyone in the field can make a structure look good. But, the […]

5 Safety Tips for the Winter Construction Site

In Chicago’s unpredictable winter, managing conditions on the construction site is always a challenge. With the cold and ice, conditions could become extremely dangerous on the construction site almost immediately.  Of course, safety is always our priority, especially in the winter with the possibility of slippery surfaces, cold-related […]

25 Gifts Every Construction Worker Needs in 2019

What could possibly be harder than a hard hat? Giving gifts! This holiday season, take some of the stress out of gift-giving for your favorite loved one in the construction business with our holiday gift guide for construction workers. Whether your friends or family work in masonry, construction […]

4 Power-Packed Snacks for Masonry Workers On the Job

Imagine grabbing a power tool and right when you try to start working you realize the battery is dead. That could be exactly how you are feeling when not bringing the right fuel for your body to the masonry construction site.  It’s no secret that eating healthy foods […]

Staying Safe and Warm on the Construction Site

One of the most challenging times to do masonry construction work is during the winter months. Equipment can be cold, conditions can be difficult and the risk of cold-related injuries can be high. Stay warm this winter with these 5 ways to keep warm on the construction site. […]