2020 SPEC MIX ILLINOIS REGIONAL CHAMPION,
Marty Marrs has been laying brick for over 20 years. Marty grew up around bricklaying as his dad started working as a bricklayer in the late 1970s. Marty states that he didn’t practice at all for the competition this year as he has been so busy with work, there just hasn’t been the time to fit in practice.
When asked about the future of masonry, Marty shares, “I feel like brick will never be out of style no matter what and how building styles change. Hopefully, we can get younger people interested in the trades, all building trades, because there is a major shortage of younger workers right now.”
This is Marty’s 5th time competing in a regionals competition and his 2nd time winning! He is excited to get back to Vegas to win the title as WORLD’S BEST BRICKLAYER and the truck. He gives the advice that this competition is something that gets a bit easier and more relaxing the more you do it.