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Upstate Masonry Institute was established to open communication between design professionals engineers, spec writers, suppliers and mason contractors.

UMI Executive Board

Managing Director - Todd Helfrich 

President - Andrew Sciocchetti, A.J.S Masonry

Vice President - Brian Casler, Casler Masonry Inc

Treasurer - Joe Ciliento, JC Structures

Lew Houghtaling, Debrino Caulking Associates

Scott Lupini, Lupini Construction, Inc.


UMI Advisory Board

David Biggs – Biggs Consulting Engineering

Nick Carparelli – Executive Director, NYS Concrete Masonry Association

Earl Hall- Construction Employers Association of CNY

Keith Lashway – Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, IMI Northeast Region

Bob Mantello – President Bricklayers Local #2

Tom Murray – Retired contractor and past president of Capital District Masonry Institute

Pat Tirino – Vice President Bricklayers Local #2



Interested in helping the cause? Contact UMI today!