• Member Directory MHA News Gallery  Member Login

  • 2011 MHA Contest Winners

    Seven winners took trophies home at the fourth annual Masonry Heater Association contest at Wildacres Retreat in North Carolina April 9, 2011.  The contestants were required to design and build their own project alone or with assistance from others in their company. Entrants submitted their best work to be judged by a panel of experts who scored each entry on a point system based on skill in craftsmanship, aesthetics, creative use of materials, and overall design.  The judges did not know who the entrants were.  Judging was particularly difficult, because all of the entries were completed by skilled craftsmen and all of the work was exceptional.

    Masonry Heater Category:

    First place– Jim Frisch of Western Masonry, Inc. in Spokane, W
    ashington. Custom stone masonry heater.


    Second place-Dave Wilcox of Wilcox Masonry in Wapakoneta, Ohio.



    Third place– Sean Johnston and Juha Ahokas of Warmstone Fireplaces and Designs in Livingston, Montana.


    Bake Oven Category:


    Custom tile bake oven and cookstove by Jessica Steinhauser

    First place– Jessica Steinhauser of Stonehouse Pottery in Guelfph, Ontario, Canada. 


    Second Place– Dan Givens of Stone Castle Masonry in Esther, Alaska.


    Outdoor stone bake oven with roof and wood bin by Marty Pearson

    Third Place– Marty Pearson of Stone Comfort in Cumberland, Rhode Island.


    Masonry Category:

    First place—Jeffrey Owens of JTO Masonry Construction, Inc. in Allen Park, Michigan.