Masonry & Tile Setting

Associated Teachers/Faculty

Mr. Tim Lavoie and Mr. Dave Collins

Career Program Description

Masonry and Tile Setting Students learn the fundamentals of masonry for construction and landscaping. Included is the art of laying brick, concrete block, glass block, and stone. Students also pour concrete and set tile. Through a series of projects, students will have hands-on experience constructing segmented retaining walls, installing concrete pavers, building chimneys, designing and installing brick, stone facing, decorative stone, and concrete, as well as various floors and walks using stone, slate, brick, tile or pavers. In theory, students learn technical theory, blueprint reading, estimating and the use of appropriate power equipment are also included. Students in grades 11 and 12 participate in the outside project program working on projects in the community.

Career Paths 

  • Mason/Bricklayer
  • Mason Tender
  • Mason Contractor
  • Sales
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Tile Setter
  • Plasterer
  • Estimator
  • Stone Mason
  • Hard Scaper
  • Masonry Foreman


  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction
  • RAMSET Powder Activated Fastener License

Industry Partnerships

  • Massachusetts Trowel Trades Association
  • New England Concrete
  • Manufacturer Association
  • Local 3 Bricklayers
  • Allied Craftsmen Apprenticeship Program
  • SkillsUSA

Meeting Documents

Advisory Committee Members

Gabrielle Argentino
Danielle Argentino
John Belko, Belko Landscaping
Jonathan Costa, Costa Masonry
Fred D’Agata, M O’Mahoney Company
Stephen D’Agata, M O’Mahoney Company
Sam D’Agata, M O’Mahoney Company
Richard Demers, Demers Masonry
Pamela Dibello
Dave Dimmick, New England Concrete Manufactures Assc.
Jay Foster, Bonito & Foster Masonry LLC
Lee Gastonguay, Lee Masonry & StoneScape
Dan Hagan, H&L Masonry
Sean O’Leary, Attorney at Law
Cory Paulette, C&P Wood Furnaces
William Piper, Bil-co Masonry
Lexie Spiewak

Alumni Spotlight 

Simeon Dunwell, Class of 2001

Where are they now? MJS Construction (Owned by Michael Selig, North Shore Masonry alumni)

What is their job title? Union Bricklayer

“Going to Essex North Shore was the best decision I made in my life because it provided me with the skills needed to have a lifelong career in Masonry.”

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