MHA Design/Build Contest 2013

The following are the winners of the MHA Design/Build Contest 2013

Thank you to our esteemed veteran judges Pat Manley, Glen Overk, and Gary Hart for taking the time to carefully judge each entry.  The judges did not know who did the work – they looked at photos and descriptions only. The entries were judged on the following: Skill in Craftsmanship, Aesthetics, Creativity, and Overall Design.  The scoring was very close, and in some cases only one point separated third from fourth, etc.

Masonry Heater Contest
First place:
Chris Prior
Adirondack Chimney Co.
Middle Grove NY
Prior1 (2)Prior1 (3)_____________________________________

Second place: Matthew Helicke
Lefthand Masonry, LLC
Fort Collins CO
Helicke1 (2)

Third place: Jean-David Morneau
L’esprit du Lieu / Spirit of Place Masonry
Val-David, QC J0T 2N0 Canada
Spiritof Place (1) Spiritof Place (2)

Bake Oven Contest

First place: Western Masonry, Inc.
Western Masonry Inc.
Woodinville, WA

WesternMasonryOven (2)WesternMasonryOven (3)____________________________________

Second place: Jessica Steinhauser
Stonehouse Pottery
Guelph, ON N1H 3V2  Canada
Steinhauser (2) Steinhauser (3)________________________________

Second Place (tie): Hendrick Lepel
Coolibah, Belgooly Co. Cork Ireland
Bakehus1 (1) Bakehus1 (2)____________________________________

Third place: Dan French
French Masonry
Imperial, MO


Masonry Contest

First place: Jeffrey Owens
JTO Masonry
Allen Park, MI

OwensMasonry (1) OwensMasonry (2)__________________________________

Second place: Jon Santiago

Santiago (2) Santiago (1)
Third place: Dan French
French Masonry
Imperial, MO

French (2)French (1)

* Note: contest entrants without websites have their e-mail links above.


The following are the rest of the contest entries:

Albie Barden
Maine Wood Heat Co.
Skowhegan, ME
Barden1 (1) Barden1 (2)
Barden2 (1) Barden2 (2)

Marty Pearson
Stone Comfort Fireplace Gallery
Plainville, MA
Pearson1 Pearson2__________________________________________
Western Masonry, Inc.
Western Masonry Inc.
Woodinville, WA
WesternMasonry (1) WesternMasonry (2)
Gene Padgitt
HearthMasters, Inc.
Kansas City, MO
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Ira Glick/Mike Wurzbacher
Squirrel Tail Ovens
Red Lion PA

GlickOven (1)GlickOven (2)



French (6)

French (4)

Last modified: June 23, 2013, by norbert
Created: June 22, 2013, by marge