Awards & Achievements

Western Masonry has been recognized for our masonry skills with an abundance of awards. These awards include Excellence in Masonry Design-citation award, honor award, award of commendation, The International Excellence in Masonry-first place in residential masonry, first place - Masonry Heater Design & Build contest and first place in the Brick Oven Design & Build contest.

Many of our projects have been featured in magazines and newspapers exemplifying our high standards of old world craftsmanship and leadership in our industry. James Frisch has also written many articles about the masonry industry featured in the Masonry Construction Magazine. Jim currently resides on the RMCA board as President. Jim is the founder and teacher of the Western Masonry Apprenticeship Program, one of only three Washington State Labor and Industries sanctioned apprenticeship training programs. This training program is offered to all mason contractors looking to improve their workforce through formal training in the art of masonry. For more information on the apprenticeship school visit