Close-up photo of a mason laying fresh bricks on a wall with a "Top 10" label

As it has for thousands of years, masonry remains one of the most foundational elements of the construction industry. 

Any building intended to be long-lasting requires a top-notch masonry provider. While most of the contractors listed below have held steady in previous years, Engineering News Report’s most recent data notes some movement in the rankings. 

With a consistent dedication to the craft, these 10 companies have proven their ability to provide quality masonry services. 

RankCompanyRevenuePrevious Rank
1Sun Valley Masonry Inc.$93.8 million3 (+2)
2Western Specialty Contractors$78 million1 (-1)
3Northland Concrete & Masonry Co. LLC$68.9 million4 (+1)
4IMS Masonry Inc.$68.6 million5 (+1)
5J&E Companies$62.1 million2 (-3)
6Telligent Masonry$58.8 millionUnranked
7Otto Baum Co. Inc.$34.7 million9 (+2)
8Seedorff Masonry$33.9 million11 (+3)
9Mid-Continental Restoration Co. Inc.$33.1 million6 (-3)
10John J. Smith Masonry $32.5 million7 (-3)

1. Sun Valley Masonry Inc.

2020 revenue: $93.8 million

Previous rank: 3

Emerging from its previous third-place ranking in Engineering News Report, Sun Valley Masonry Inc. is a masonry and concrete contractor with locations in Arizona and Oklahoma. The company offers a variety of services, such as brick, block, tile, adhered stone, concrete foundations, and tilt panel construction, among others.

Sun Valley has experience in sectors such as education, hospitality, commercial, healthcare, residential, municipal, houses of worship, and sports venues.

Marketing its professionalism and reliability for over 35 years, Sun Valley Masonry advertises its use of “the most proactive training and communication tools to ensure a safe site on every project.” 

According to Levelset data, the company has a positive payment history. Sun Valley’s payment score is an A, with 85 points out of a possible 100.

Some of the company’s major projects include: 

2. Western Specialty Contractors

2020 revenue: $78 million

Previous rank: 1

Western Specialty Contractors (formerly Western Waterproofing Company) is a specialty contractor with expertise in masonry and concrete restoration, architectural sheet metal, remedial waterproofing, and roofing services. 

Despite being bumped from its number one position this year, Western Specialty is still a major player and has developed a huge reach in the United States. With 30 locations spread throughout 19 states, Western Specialty Contractors has made a significant impact on the masonry industry, primarily in the midwest.

Focusing on the restoration and preservation of buildings, the company prides itself in building, protecting, and improving upon structures in a variety of markets, including commercial, educational, religious, governmental, and more. In addition, Western Specialty also touts a long history and has been family-owned since 1915.

Western Specialty Contractors has an average payment history, earning a C payment score from Levelset, with 75 out of 100 points. This, however, ranks the company at the bottom 25% of large companies’ payment scores.

Some of the company’s nationwide projects include:

3. Northland Concrete & Masonry Co. LLC

2020 revenue: $68.9 million

Previous rank: 4

Northland Concrete & Masonry Co. LLC is a concrete and masonry contractor based in Shakopee, Minnesota. The company has broad experience in masonry, concrete construction, BIM modeling, green building, and more.

Though only established in one state, the company has spent over 40 years earning plentiful awards and recognition for its work in sectors like education, healthcare, industrial, and office, among others. Northland places a premium on sustainable design and employs LEED® Accredited Professionals to ensure compliance and best practices.

Northland Concrete & Masonry Co. LLC’s payment history scored a B according to its Levelset payment score, earning 81 points out of 100, with no recorded instances of slow payment in the last year.

The company has a large portfolio, featuring the following major projects:

4. IMS Masonry Inc.

2020 revenue: $68.6 million

Previous rank: 5

Leveraging its expansive size as one of its most consistent strengths, IMS Masonry Inc. is a masonry contractor providing services such as traditional masonry, insulated concrete forms, paving, flooring, and precast facades. 

While marketed as “one of the largest masonry contractors in the Western United States,” IMS Masonry Inc. has spread nationwide, building structures in over 25 states. The company has a huge portfolio, featuring projects from a wide range of sectors.

IMS Masonry Inc. markets itself as completing “some of the largest and most technical masonry projects anywhere in the nation all while logging over 1.5 million man hours without a safety incident.”

Some of the group’s projects include:

5. J&E Companies

2020 revenue: $62.1 million

Previous rank: 2

J&E Companies dropped three rungs in Engineering News Report’s revenue ranking ladder this year, but is still a heavy-hitter — especially for working primarily in a single state. J&E calls itself one of the most respected specialty subcontractors in Texas. Its areas of expertise lie in masonry, drywall, plaster/stucco, and waterproofing, among others.

The company markets its ability to provide services in industries like healthcare, hospitality, industrial, education, houses of worship, office, and government. Its reach mainly covers the entirety of Texas, with projects completed in cities such as Arlington, Dallas, Roanoke, and Forth Worth. J&E Companies has left its mark on some of the most recognizable buildings in the state, including Texas Live! and UT Southwestern William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

Since its founding in 1995, J&E Companies has successfully worked on over 1,000 projects thanks to its network of 1,100 employees. 

Some of the company’s major projects include:

6. Telligent Masonry

2020 revenue: $58.8 million

Previous rank: Not previously ranked

Telligent Masonry is a Maryland-based masonry contractor specializing in masonry construction, air/vapor barriers, and restoration services. 

A self-proclaimed “leader in the masonry construction industry,” the company has developed a huge reach throughout the nation. Its scope consists primarily of projects for public and private institutions, government facilities, retail establishments, resorts, and apartment/condominium complexes. 

Telligent Masonry’s history of payment is passable, according to its C payment score of 75 out of 100. This lands the company in the top 75% of small companies.

Though considered a small company, Telligent Masonry has dominated the east coast, constructing for high-profile clients. Some of these projects include:

7. Otto Baum Co. Inc.

2020 revenue: $34.7 million

Previous rank: 9

Climbing two ranks in ENR’s data, 85-year-old company Otto Baum Co. Inc. is a masonry contractor serving Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. In addition to its experience in masonry, the company also provides extensive concrete, civil, and restoration services. 

Otto Baum prides itself on its safety practices, claiming its “proactive approach helps assure the safest possible construction.” In fact, the company has spent over a decade earning a sweeping list of awards recognizing its safety programs.

With a C payment score of 75 out of 100 points possible, Otto Baum Co. has a mid-range history of payment habits in the last 12 months.

Major projects include:

8. Seedorff Masonry

2020 revenue: $33.9 million

Previous rank: 11

Calling itself a “full-service masonry construction company,” Seedorff Masonry has experience offering services in both preconstruction and construction, as well as continuing education.

The company emphasizes its steady growth since its founding over 60 years ago. While its scope consists of only two states, Seedorff Masonry’s three offices in Iowa and Nebraska have completed a significant portfolio of projects. 

Seedorff Masonry’s team has introduced a unique addition to the company’s offerings: Seedorff University, a continuing education program designed to expand the knowledge of its business team members.

The company has a decent payment score from Levelset, earning a C with 75 out of 100 points in the past year.

Currently working primarily in the education sector of construction, some of the company’s projects in-progress include:

9. Mid-Continental Restoration Co. Inc. 

2020 revenue: $33.1 million

Previous rank: 6

Mid-Continental Restoration Co. Inc. is a masonry contractor with over 75 years of experience offering historic restoration and preservation, remedial building repairs and waterproofing, architectural and structural repair, and more. 

With six branches in 11 states, the company has completed notable work on schools, churches, hotels, commercial and civic buildings, and historic structures. Mid-Continental Restoration has an extensive list of services offered, including brick and stone repair, sealant/caulking installation, and masonry cleaning.

Though the company has a fair payment score of 75 out of 100, earning a C according to Levelset data, it has a good reputation with its clients. One contractor said they “highly recommend this company and without reservation,” stating that “all of their crew members have been absolute professionals.”

Some of the group’s major projects include:

10. John J. Smith Masonry 

2020 revenue: $32.5 million

Previous rank: 7

John J. Smith Masonry is a St. Louis-based contractor that works in the commercial and institutional sectors. The company’s experience ranges from brick, block, and stone to landscaping and hardscaping work. 

Headquartered in Missouri, John J. Smith serves a huge portion of the midwest. Calling itself an elite masonry company, the business markets its craftsmen for having “earned several awards for their skill and dedication,” and prides itself on fostering “the knowledge base, experience and ability to continue to create wonderful landscaped and hardscaped projects that people can be proud of.”

In the last 12 months, John J. Smith Masonry has a C payment score of 75 points out of 100. While this score is admittedly moderate, on-time payment reports land the company in the top 5% of small U.S. contractors.

Some of the company’s major projects include: