The Masonry Heater Association of North America Announces the 2012 Masonry Heater, Bake Oven and Masonry Project Awards

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Professional masons entered their master pieces in the categories of masonry heaters, bake ovens, and masonry project in the MHA contest. The masonry heaters are clean and efficient bio-mass fueled residential heaters with or without bake ovens. Winners showed great talent in construction and design.

First Place: Dan Givens Stonecastle Masonry, Ltd. Ester AK

The Masonry Heater Association of North America sponsors an annual Design/Build contest with three categories: Masonry Heaters, Bake Ovens, and Masonry Design. Judging was done based on aesthetics, skill in craftsmanship, creative use of materials, and overall design. Judging was done by three ex-presidents who are certified heater builders.

Winners of the 2012 Masonry Heater Association’s Design Contest are:

Masonry Heater
1. Dan Givens from Stonecastle Masonry, Ester AK
2. Jessica Steinhauser from Stonehouse Pottery, Guelph, Ontario,
3. Paul Anderson from Dale Anderson Masonry, Inc. Allenton, WI

Bake Oven
1 Mike Wurzbacher from Squirrel Tail Ovens, Red Lion, PA and
Walter Kelly from Fire and Stone Masonry, Danville, PA.
2. Max and Eva Edleson from Firespeaking, Deadwood, Oregon

1. Hendrick Lepel from Bakehus, Coolibah, Belgooly, Kinsale, Co.Cork, Ireland
2. Dan Peltier and Jay Krabe from Design Masonry, LLC., Tomah, WI 64660
3. Dan Givens from Stonecastle Masonry, Ltd. Ester AK

Congratulations to the winners.

For more information about entering projects for 2013 contest, please contact Richard Smith at the Masonry Heater Associations office:

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