This passionate promoter of education spearheaded many initiatives that benefited the entire masonry industry, not just his own company, during his 23 years with Fort Worth, Texas-based Acme Brick Co.

Bailey is best know for his efforts in educating professors and students of architecture and civil engineering throughout Texas on masonry materials, design, and detailing. He was instrumental in encouraging several Texas universities to add courses devoted exclusively to masonry. Bailey was also a driving force behind the formation of the Professors' Masonry Roundtable, which encompasses educators from various Texas schools that gather for 2 days to discuss the industry.

In addition, Bailey is actively involved in several national associations including The Masonry Society, ASTM, and the Masonry Standards Joint Committee.