North Carolina Construction News staff writer
A Greenville businessman recently received national recognition for his contributions to the nation’s masonry industry.
Gary Joyner, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Joyner Masonry Works, Inc. in Greenville was inducted into the National Masonry Hall-of-Fame at the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) closing banquet during the August MCAA Annual Mid-Year Meeting held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Joyner launched Joyner Masonry Works, Inc. in 1978 primarily performing residential masonry. Since then, the firm has grown to become one of the larger masonry contracting firms in the state and has performed work on prominent projects across eastern North Carolina including work at NC State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Gary’s son Chris is now the president of the firm.
Two-time past president of the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMCA), he continues to serve on national and state masonry associations’ action committees and legislative teams and is an MCAA Regional Vice President and is the Chairman of the MCAA Masonry Foundation, which has raised millions of dollars and has provided thousands of dollars in grants for projects across the nation that promote, support, and ensure the future of the masonry industry.
In 2006, he was on the leadership team that created the NCMCA Masonry Contractor Certification Program.
The Masonry Hall of Fame was created by the MCAA to recognize and award individuals who have dedicated their lives to the masonry industry. Gary Joyner joins 40 other individuals previously inducted into the Hall-of-Fame, including four from North Carolina.