John J. Smith Masonry Co. of St. Louis has become certified through the Mason Contractors Association of America's (MCAA) new Masonry Certification program.

MCAA developed the program to provide customers with a tool to select mason contractors who are committed to quality and have backed it up with a commitment to continually educate themselves and all of their key employees. Quality of work and end-user satisfaction are the foundation of the program. Companies must renew their certification every three years.

“I went throught the certification process to bring our company above the industry standards,” said John Smith Jr., president of Smith Masonry. “Our customers are very knowledgeable about their needs and their expectations are higher than in the past. To achieve this, our total workforce must be receptive to change and the most up-to-date industry requirements.”

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