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AMG mission statement, board of directors, directors and staff.
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AMG member list with company names,  addresses,  contact information and link to website.
Information on careers in masonry and where to begin.
Detailed information on masonry products and alternative masonry products & systems.
Links to the websites of state, regional and national masonry organizations.
Masonry information specifically for consumers.
Building with masonry offers a number of benefits for the homeowner including protection, low maintenance living, savings and value.
Masonry homes are energy efficient...learn how to evaluate the efficiency of various building material options.
Answers to questions regarding cost, home builders, insulation, R-value, pest resistance and sound-proofing qualities.
A List of Arizona Home Builders that Specialize in Masonry Design & Construction
The tools needed for masonry projects and how to use them.
Three terrific projects you can do to add to the beauty of your home.
Discover masonry within your community.
AMG and Habitat for Humanity team up to build earth friendly homes for families in need.
Winning projects of competitions that showcase the beauty and quality of masonry construction.
Building methods and materials that are ecologically responsible.
AMG meetings, seminar and conferences and community events regarding masonry.
Masonry industry news.
A publication designed to keep AMG members informed and up to date.
A monthly publication from Israel Torres, director of the  Arizona Registrar of Contractors.
Masonry projects in Arizona that are featured in High Profiles Arizona, a cover-to-cover development business news publication.
Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards & Masonry: It Makes a Village Winners.
News on  masonry events.
AMG phone numbers, email address, mailing address and location.
Mission Statement
Enhancing awareness of the durability, beauty and design capabilities of masonry.

The Arizona Masonry Guild
The Arizona Masonry Guild, Inc. (AMG) was established in 1958 to service the masonry industry statewide. Its members include manufacturers, suppliers, cement companies, masons, retailers and a variety of business support organizations. Masonry products include block, brick or stone. Masonry is known for its strength and its natural ability toCommercial Building blend with the surrounding environment. The Guild has played a significant role in shaping the residential and commercial building industry during the past 52 years with programs of value, (mainly educationally oriented) for both the industry and general public. The Guild has contributed to the economic development of Arizona and the advancement of technology and education, new product development, improved construction standards, enhanced safety policies and increased the energy efficiency of masonry products.

AMG also has a long-standing commitment to education, supporting programs for architectural and engineering students at Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. It sponsors a number of professional state-approved continuing education programs and workshops for the real estate, engineering and architectural communities.

The Guild continuously underwrites educational programs with university professors to conduct studies on energy efficiency, develop Internet engineering courses and write specification manuals and handbooks for the industry. AMG also sponsors speakers for public and industry-related functions throughout the year.

Guild members serve on numerous local, regional and national technical committees for research, to improve the standards of products, update building codes and enhance safety at construction sites.

The Arizona Masonry Guild is also committed to providing educational programs for the general public that are helpful, from small projects like laying brick or patio pavers, to building their next home with masonry Churchproducts. The Guild is leading the way in supporting versatile products with more options in color and texture, while still maintaining its durability, fire resistance ratings, and energy-savings features."

AMG is also active in local community issues, and has helped programs like the Sojouner Center, by donating labor and materials to help expand their facility so they can provide more beds for homeless and battered women and children. Or helping kids in Avondale design and build a skateboard park and by donating labor and materials to help build new facilities at Camp Geronimo, a Boy Scout facility in Payson. Our most recent involvement is with the Sunshine Acres Children's home where we have donated materials and labor to assist in building a girl's dorm.

The Guild has helped Habitat For Humanity/Tucson to build homes featuring green build concepts or homes that are environmentally sensitive and has also contributed to Sunshine Acres Childrens Home.

2007 Board of Directors
Dave Endres
Superlite Block
Vice President
Jay Donkersloot
Western Block Company
Steve LeClaire
AZ Block 2000 LLC
Chris King
Phoenix Brick Yard
 Past President
Todd Nessler
Sun Valley Masonry, Inc.

 Brent Almquist
Marvel Building & Masonry Supply, Inc.
Brad Belt
Drake Cement LLC
 Becky Connelly
Show Low Block Company
Ed Fink
Lhoist North America of Arizona
 Clem Hellmann
Quality Block Company
Kim Kirkendoll
Salt River Materials Group
 Jim Lange

Mike Meskimen
Thunderbird Masonry, Inc.

 Bret Reinhard
Paragon Concrete Products
Chris Ross
Block-Lite Company
 Doug Schlueter
Cam Smith
Yavapai Block Company
 Mike Sutter
Sutter Masonry, Inc.

AMG Staff

Executive Director
Lisa A. Prichard

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To improve the quality of life for all people through the creation and development of timeless and environmentally friendly masonry structures.