2105 3rd Avenue North. Bessmer

Proudly in business for over 30 years



Masonry Arts, Inc is a 300 person single- source speciality contractor installing masonry, architectural precast and stone, Masonry Arts has worked on projects in Europe, the Caribbean, Russia, the Middle East and throughout the United States. Other services provided by us are forensic invesitgations, budge and systems analysis, and emergency stabliziation/dry in measures for damaged, unstable or leaking masonry and stone exteriors. We also specialize in historic restoration for both interior stone and exterior stone cladding. 



/ what we specialize in
  • Architectural Design Consultation

  • Preliminary Design Review

  • Exterior Feasibility Analysis

  • Comparative Cost Analysis

  • Materials Review and Selection

  • Stone Working Facility

  • Forensic Analysis of Exterior Facades


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/what we are made of

John E. Swindal

John E. Swindal, CEO Emeritus/Consultant, founded MasonryArts, Inc. in 1979 with his son Roy V. Swindal. Prior to opening MasonryArts, Inc., Mr. Swindal owned shares in S & W Masonry and John Swindal Masonry. My. Swindal has more than 50 years experience in the masonry industry. Masonry Arts, Inc. was founded on Mr. Swindal's uncompromised principles of quality, integrity and on schedule. While Mr. Swindal officially retired in 2001, he remains quite active in MasonryArts, Inc.'s day-to-day operations.

Roy V. Swindal

Roy V. Swindal, President of MasonryArts, Inc. received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management in 1974 from the University of Alabama, He first apprenticed as a bricklayer in high school and later worked with his father at John Swindal Masonry as a journeyman bricklayer and superintendant while continuing his college education. At the same time, he developed skills in estimating, project management and sales, leading to the opening of MasonryArts in 1979 as a merit shop operation. Mr. Swindal has worked closely with high profile architects and designers such as Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Pei Cobb Freed Partners, S.O.M. New York and HOK as well as General Contractors nationwide. In addition to over 40 years in masonry, Mr. Swindal's expertise in the selection and procurement of all types of stone throughout the world have earned him the reputation as a reliable partner in the field of stone contracting.

John B. Swindal

John B. Swindal, Vice President Business Operations and Corporate Counsel, is a 2007 graduate of Samford University where he received a Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law and a Masters of Business Administration from the Brock School of Business. He earned a B.A. in History from Middlebury College in 2002. Mr. Swindal was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2007. He began working for MasonryArts while in high school as a construction site laborer and later as an apprentice brick mason. Mr. Swindal reviews/drafts all construction contracts and functions as liaison with outside counsel. In addition to his duties as Corporate Counsel, Mr. Swindal provides support to the Project Management and Estimating teams at Masonry Arts.

Shane Campbell

Shane Campbell, Corporate Safety Director since 2007. Mr. Campbell has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and over 20 years construction experience, 10 of which are with commercial and industrial construction projects. Mr. Campbell oversees our employee training and certifications and is also a certified OSHA Trainer helping us to ensure a safe environment and continued training for our employees. Mr. Campbell also travels to all jobsites as part of our own safety inspection monitoring to ensure the safe environment we all deserve and expect is there for our work force. He also serves as our Workers Compensation officer handling our claims management with medical, insurance and insurance provider networks. Mr. Campbell has also served on the Safety Committee for the Alabama Subcontractors Association (ASA) since 2008.

Marcia Hastings

Marcia Hastings, Assistant to the President, attended Cal Poly Pomona/Cal State Fullerton in California from 1979 until 1981, General Studies, while working as a Human Resources Assistant. Since 1986, she has been employed by MasonryArts, in consecutive positions including Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, and the Assistant to the President, Roy V. Swindal. Her proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project lends itself to her involvement in various construction management operations. In addition, Ms. Hastings is responsible for executing all directives initiated by the president. Since 1988, she continues to be a member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) having served alternately as Board Member, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, Vice President and President.

Candice Lee

Candice Lee, CFO/CPA, graduated with a BS in accounting in 1995 and a Masters Degree in Accounting in 1996 from the University of Alabama. She became a certified public accountant in 1998. She began her career as a senior accountant for a national healthcare company and then began working as a public accountant in 1998. During her years as a public accountant, Mrs. Lee specialized in accounting and taxation for the construction industry. After many years working as MasonryArts's external auditor, she has been Controller for the company since 2004.

Ashley Whisenant

Ashley Whisenant, Senior Project Manager has been with MasonryArts since 1997. Prior to his employment with MasonryArts, Mr. Whisenant was in the United States Army and trained in Communications and Assault School. After the Army, he worked in construction and landscaping. His first position with MasonryArts was in stone sales and installation and later he held a position as Project Manager/Estimator. Mr. Whisenant was promoted to Senior Proect Manager in 2005, completing numerous large projects in both Alabama and Florida. He has been instrumental in involving MasonryArts with various charitable projects in the community.

Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams, Senior Project Manager/Estimator, received his Bachelor of Science in Building Science from Auburn University in 1987. Certified as a Masonry Inspector, he was first employed by MasonryArts in 1987 as a Project Manager/Estimator and in 2003 he became a Senior Masonry and Stone Project Manager/Estimator. With over 20 years in commercial and residential construction management, Mr. Williams has been responsible for managing world-wide award-winning and multi-million dollar projects.


Monday8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday8:00AM - 5:00PM


/ keep in touch

Masonry Arts

2105 3rd Avenue North,

Bessemer, AL 35020

Phone. 205-428-0780

Fax. 205-326-4439

Email. info@masonryarts.com