WHO IS THE WORLD’S BEST BRICKLAYER?
NORTH TEXAS REGIONAL
Benefiting Bricks, Blocks & Bags for Bikes
Builders Equipment and Supply, 3521 Hemphill St., Fort Worth, TX
Angel Ramirez Named North Texas’ Best Bricklayer
Ft. Worth, TX – The best masons in North Texas came together to test their skill, speed and stamina by battling to see who could build the largest and best 26-foot-long brick wall in one hour. The competition is one of 24 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Series competitions to be held across North America in 2019. The winner of the each regional qualifies to compete in 2020 World Championship on February 5th, at the World of Concrete expo in Las Vegas.
12 teams of masons and tenders lined the arena at Builders Equipment and Supply in Ft. Worth, TX ready to prove they’re the best craftsmen in the region. Mason Angel Ramirez and mason tender Adolfo Gonzales of Artisan Masonry in Royce City, TX took home top honors with a brick count of 579, winning a free trip to Las Vegas for the World Championship, a cash prize of $1,000, a Marshalltown tool bag, Stabila Level and the title, “North Texas’ Best Bricklayer.”
This year high school students also had the opportunity to compete in the JR. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500, an event designed specifically for their skill level. They were given 20 minutes to build an abbreviated version of the wall being constructed during the day’s journeymen bricklaying battle. 6 teams of students from Birdville and Grand Prairie ISD took part in specialized JR. event. Mason Eulices Casiano and tender Cesar Leon from Grand Prairie ISD took home top honors and a cash prize of $300.
Contractors and suppliers from around the region came together in support of a charity auction, Bricks, Blocks and Bags for Bikes, hosted by SPEC MIX in conjunction with WFAA Santa’s Helpers. The auction raised $50,000 to help purchase bikes for under privileged kids in the Dallas/Ft. Worth region. This is the second year in a row the North Texas Regional Series site hosted a charity auction, organized by SPEC MIX Sales Manager Trey Harris. The auction is a passion project for Harris, and started as a tribute to his late friend Mike Blackburn. Last year the auction brought in over $35,000 and also went to benefit local children.
Royce City, TX
1st Place: $1,000
Second Place: $750, TOP CRAFTSMAN: $500
Third Place: $500