A Cary businessman is the new president of the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMCA). In April, Danks Burton, general manager and president of Pinnacle Masonry, Inc., was elected to head the 145 member firm professional trade association.
Raised in Altavista, Virginia, he is a 1985 graduate of Virginia Military Institute and has a degree in Civil Engineering. Burton, a founding member of Pinnacle Masonry in 1992, is now the sole owner of the company based in Cary. Pinnacle Masonry presently employs 40 and specializes in masonry for commercial, industrial, educational and residential projects.
NCMCA has eight local chapters across North Carolina, including the Raleigh Chapter for the Triangle area. The association is made-up of firms that contract the installation of brick, block, stone and other masonry related building products, and companies that supply goods and services to the masonry industry. NCMCA promotes masonry as the building material of choice and as a good career option for young people.
Burton’s 2020-2022 term as NCMCA president will be his second time as association president, having also successfully served for the 2004-2006 term.
NCMCA and masonry are a family affair. Danks’s brother, Doug Burton of Whitman Masonry in Raleigh, was president of the association from 1995 to 1998 and remains active in association and in masonry industry leadership. Danks’s wife Joanne and their son Jake both work at Pinnacle Masonry.
Danks and Joanne have three adult children.
Also elected for the 2020-2022 term are Kent Huntley, Huntley Brothers Company, Mint Hill, chairman of the board; James “Bo” Black, Jr., Carolina Masonry Unlimited, Fuquay-Varina, president-elect; Cliff McGee, McGee Brothers Company, Greensboro, secretary-treasurer; and as regional vice-presidents, Doug Burton, Whitman Masonry, Raleigh; Brandon Hartsell, Gates Construction Company, Mooresville; and Don Caldwell, C & R Masonry of WNC, Candler.