2012 MHA Design/Build Contest

Thank you to judges  Stephen Bushway, current president, and Glen Overk, and Norbert Senf, both past presidents of MHA.The following are the winners of the 2012 Contest:

Masonry Heater Category

Custom designed stone heater and bake oven by Dan Givens

First Place: Dan Givens Stonecastle Masonry, Ltd. Ester AK PH 907-474-3465 stonecastle@gci.net


Second Place: Jessica Steinhauser, Stonehouse Pottery, Guelph, Ontario, CA 519-836-4326 www.stonehousepottery.com Custom tile design and construction by Jessia Steinhouser.  Jessica is a professional potter and tile maker. _____________________________________________________

Third Place: Custom stone masonry eater and bake oven by Paul Anderson, Dale Anderson Masonry, Inc., Allenton, WI 53002  www.damasonry.com


Bake Oven Category

First Place: Historic oven rebuild by project by Mike Wurzbacher and Walt Kelly Mike Wurzbacher, Squirrel Tail Ovens, Red Lion, PA www.squirreltailovens.org mikross53@yahoo.com  and Walt Kelly, Fire and Stone Masonry, Danville, PA 17821 PH 570-275-2619 fireston@ptd.net _________________________________________________________

Second Place: Adobe and brick finished wood-fired bake oven with wood bin by Max and Eva Edleson, Firespeaking, Deadwood, Oregon Ph 541-964-3536  www.firespeaking.com


Masonry Category

Outdoor kitchen project by Hendrick Lepel

First Place: Hendrick Lepel, Bakehus, Ireland/Germany Ph 00353 86 8838400 www.bakehus.com This custom designed mediterranean Outdoor Kitchen by Hendrik Lepel consists of an open bar area, a chef’s kitchen with a stainless steel charcoal grill and pizza oven as well as a dining area with a Rumford fireplace and a cozy seating corner. _________________________________________

Custom Stone Fireplace by Design Masonry

Second Place: Dan Peltier and Jay Krabel, Design Masonry, LLC.,  Tomah, WI 64660  PH 608-387-9449 www.designmasonryllc.com

Stone fireplace, 5″ thick stone hearth, mantels, valance arch with key stone, and Alder wood pillars. The 16′ wide shelf is 40 inches deep on the sides for future animal mounts.  This project included two other fireplaces and the entire exterior of the house finished in Owens Corning Ledgestone mix.


Stone stream and waterfall by Dan Givens, Stonecastle Masonry, Ltd.

Third Place: Dan Givens, Stonecastle Masonry, Ltd, Ester AK 99725 PH 907-474-3465 www.damasonry.com ______________________________________

 Other Entries worthy of mention:

Custom designed stone faced masonry heater by FireSpeaking, Deadwood, OR

Masonry heater/bake oven by Max and Eva Edleson, Firespeaking, Deadwood, Oregon 541-964-3536 www.firespeaking.com ________________________________

Masonry fireplace by Gene Padgitt, HearthMasters, Inc. Independence, MO

Man-made stone two-sided circulating fireplace and chimney by Gene Padgitt, HearthMasters, Inc.Kansas City, MIssouri www.chimkc.com


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