About 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.

  • 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.

2015 Board of Directors

PresidentRob WalchukWalchuk Masonry Ltd.
Vice PresidentRyan LeechBrxton Masonry Inc.
TreasurerDominic IulaCity Masonry Contractors Ltd.
Past PresidentBurleigh HillBrxton Masonry Inc.
DirectorsTodd HasenBrock White Canada Company
Russ LebellCindercrete Products Ltd.
Jerrett BergovichScorpio Masonry SK Ltd.
John HeffernanExpocrete, an Oldcastle Company
Luc DuretteScorpio Masonry SK Ltd.
Darrell KennedyTimberstone Distribution
Bobby HillBrxton Masonry Inc.
Cliff KobelskyFrontier Masonry Ltd.

2015 Association Representatives

Canadian Masonry Contractors Association (CMCA)Dominic Iula
Saskatchewan Construction Association (SCA)Dominic Iula
Saskatchewan Bid Depository Inc. (SBDI)Jerrett Bergovich


Rob Walchuk
Walchuk Masonry Ltd.

Vice President

Ryan Leech
Brxton Construction LP


Dominic Iula
City Masonry Contractors Ltd.

Past President

Burleigh Hill


  • Todd Hassen – Brock White Canada Company
  • Eddy Steinhubl – Steinhubl’s Masonry Ltd.
  • Russ Lebell – Cindercrete Products Ltd.
  • Jerrett Bergovich – Scorpio Masonry SK Ltd.
  • John Heffernan – Expocrete Concrete Products
  • Luc Durette – Scorpio Masonry SK Ltd.
  • Darrell Kennedy – Timberstone Distribution
  • Bobby Hill – Brxton Construction LP
  • Cliff Kobelsky – Frontier Masonry Ltd.

Association Representatives

Canadian Masonry Contractors Association (CMCA): Jerrett Bergovich

Saskatchewan Construction Association (SCA): Dominic Iula

Saskatchewan Bid Depository Inc. (SBDI): Jerrett Bergovich