Greenville masonry contractor, Chapel Hill construction project win award


A Greenville, North Carolina, masonry contractor and a recently completed construction project at Chapel Hill were recognized with an architectural award in Milwaukee.

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Loudermilk Center for Excellence won the award in the Education: College/University at the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Mid-Year Meeting in Early September. The annual “Tribute to Exemplary Achievements in Masonry” (TEAM) awards were presented at a banquet held at Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson Museum.On hand to receive the award was the project’s masonry contractor, Gary Joyner, of Joyner Masonry Works in Greenville, North Carolina.

The project, completed in August 2011, included expansion of club seating and private suites, a mezzanine, a student athlete academic support center, an Olympic sports training center, offices, visitor’s lockers, a lacrosse team facility and stadium maintenance facilities. The masonry job is a work of art displaying many different ways of installing brick masonry. The 170,000 sq. ft. facility is a concrete frame with CMU (155,000 units) backing up a brick (500,000 units plus 50,000 special shapes) and architectural precast skin, which were installed in five months.

Gary Joyner, who is an active member of several construction trade associations, serves as chairman of the board of the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMCA) and as a regional vice president of MCAA.