About The Saskatchewan Masonry Institute
The Saskatchewan Masonry Institute (SMI) was incorporated in 1980 when members of the Saskatoon and Regina Masonry Contractors Associations joined together to form a province-wide organization.
But the roots of SMI go much deeper – back to the province’s early years. The first building boom attracted skilled bricklayers and stone masons from eastern Canada and Europe. Their workmanship lives on in many of our finest buildings – land titles offices, court houses, schools, hospitals and more.
Today, SMI is the official voice of the masonry industry in the province. It is comprised of professional masonry contractors, producers, and suppliers who are dedicated to the promotion of quality masonry wall systems.
Saskatchewan Masonry Institute’s Core Values
- SMI promotes and markets masonry to a variety of stakeholders – design professionals, owners & developers, government agencies and municipalities.
- SMI represents employers on apprenticeship training through the Apprenticeship Trade Advisory Board and the Curriculum Review Board.
- SMI is a founding Venture Partner of the Canada Masonry Design Centre (CMDC) and is proud to support CMDC’s local and national technical initiatives including the new Saskatchewan CMDC office which will provide technical support to the local design and construction communities.
2017 Board of Directors
|President||Rob Walchuk||Walchuk Masonry Ltd.|
|Vice President||Ryan Leech||Brxton Masonry Inc.|
|Treasurer||Dominic Iula||City Masonry Contractors Ltd.|
|Past President||Burleigh Hill||Brxton Masonry Inc.|
|Directors||Todd Hasen||Brock White Canada Company|
|Russ Lebell||Cindercrete Products Ltd.|
|Jerrett Bergovich||Scorpio Masonry SK Ltd.|
|John Heffernan||Expocrete, an Oldcastle Company|
|Luc Durette||Scorpio Masonry SK Ltd.|
|Darrell Kennedy||Timberstone Distribution|
|Bobby Hill||Brxton Masonry Inc.|
|Cliff Kobelsky||Frontier Masonry Ltd.|
2017 Association Representatives
|Canadian Masonry Contractors Association (CMCA)||Dominic Iula|
|Saskatchewan Construction Association (SCA)||Dominic Iula|
|Saskatchewan Bid Depository Inc. (SBDI)||Jerrett Bergovich|