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Here are our top six reasons to call JM Masonry for any of your masonry needs:

  1. Exceptional Service & Professionalism: Whether the job is large or small, JM Masonry always provides exceptional service and professionalism.
  2. Prompt Service: JM Masonry provides full and punctual service. Every time.
  3. Environmentally Conscious: New systems can save you a fortune in energy and repair costs. If energy is one of your concerns, we’ve got you covered.
  4. Up to a 10 Year Workmanship Guarantee! (ask for more details)
  5. No Surprises: Just honesty. After many years in this business, we strive for 100% satisfaction.
  6. Quality Products: When you use only the best products for reliability and quality, you don’t have to worry about product failures.
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JM Inc. (formerly Johnston Masonry) started in 1993 with Ken Johnston. During the early years JM worked mostly with custom stone and brick masonry. As the years progressed and the company grew, the demands also changed. Soon JM expanded into other services (such as the Home service line now offered) to serve the demands of our clients. With the constant changes JM has stayed true to an important value, client commitment. In anything we do we make sure our clients are satisfied with their experience.


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Concrete Driveways – Stamped / Colored / Textured
Stone Work – Full Thickness Stone / Thin Veneer Stone and Brick / Brick / Stucco
Fireplaces – Masonry Heaters / Inserts / Fire pits
Chimney Repairs – Brick / Stone / Stucco
Basement Repairs – ICF / Block / Poured Walls/ Waterproofing
Sidewalks & Patios – Brick / Stone Veneer / Pavers / Concrete / Stone / Stamped concrete
Retaining Walls – Stone / Block / ICF
Building Restoration and Repairs – Historic Restoration / Masonry Maintenance
Yard Grading & Water Control – Residential / Commercial
Tuckpointing – Public / Private

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JM Inc. Core Values

  1. Client Commitment: We develop relationships that make a positive difference in our clients lives.
  2. Quality: What we do we do well. We provide outstanding solutions and unsurpassed service that, together, deliver premium value to our clients.
  3. Teamwork: We work together, across boundaries, to meet the needs of our clients and to help our Company win.
  4. Respect for People: We value our people, encourage their development and reward for their performance.
  5. Accountability: If it is to be, it is up to me. We look for solutions in the mirror first.


Client satisfaction; by creating an exceptional construction experience every time.


To give our clients and our team members a higher quality of life through innovation, continuous improvement, and setting new standards on the entire construction experience.

At JM we are constantly trying to improve our systems so your experience goes as smoothly as possible. Take a look at your experience below that takes place from the first phone call until the project is complete.


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Our Organization.

Three generations of masonry experience, time tested values, and experience, will give our valued clients the comfort that they deserve.

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Meet the Team

Ken Johnston
Ken Johnston

Founded Johnston Masonry (JM Inc.): year 1993 (27 years)

Work/Education Experience: Ken started in the masonry trade at a young age with his dad. He brought this experience to Duluth where he started Johnston Masonry (now JM Inc) in 1993 and has been involved ever since.

Hobbies: Ken is an avid outdoors-man and especially enjoys fishing.


Joel Bruckelmyer
Joel Bruckelmyer
Operations Manager

Number of years at JM Masonry: 21

Work/Education Experience: Joel started for JM as a laborer while finishing high school. He worked is way to becoming a mason, foreman, and continued into the office where he took the role of sales and project manager. As the company grew he became operations manager and more recently including finance.

Hobbies: Joel enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing, and biking.

Dean Johnston
Dean Johnston
Project Consultant

Number of years at JM Masonry: 18

Work/Education Experience: Dean has worked for JM from a young age where he gained much experience in masonry and concrete. He started as a project consultant (sales) in 2015 and has been helping people ever since.

Hobbies: Dean is an avid bow-hunter and makes yearly trips to Colorado elk hunting.

Kurt Hendrickson
Kurt Hendrickson

Number of years at JM Masonry: 11

Work/Education Experience: Kurt started for JM in the year 2009, where he worked as a laborer for 2 years and a mason for 3 years before moving into the office. He worked as the office manager/estimator for 4 years and moved to IT specialist.

Hobbies: Kurt enjoys hunting, cycling, basketball, and woodworking.

Dean Townley
Dean Townley
Customer Service Representative

Number of years at JM Masonry: 2

Work/Education Experience: Dean attended Delaware Tech where he completed part of a Business Marketing and Management degree. He joined JM with over 20 years of sales experience. Dean takes care of the consulting schedule/AR and AP, and goes on a project consulting call when he can!

Hobbies: Dean enjoys mountain biking the trails around Duluth.

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Valerie Townley
Administrative Assistant

Number of years at JM Masonry: 1

Work/Education Experience: Valerie is currently attending PSEO at Lake Superior College to finish out high school.

Hobbies: Valerie likes to be outside when she can snowboarding, swimming, tubing, four-wheeling, fishing, boating, shopping, camping, kayaking, and sometimes likes to read.

Travis Johnston
Travis Johnston
Project Manager

Number of years at JM Masonry: 13

Work/Education Experience: Travis continued working for his dad after graduating high school. He worked as a laborer for 4 years, a foreman for 8 years, and moved into project management. He gained much experience in every aspect of masonry. He also completed the CCI concrete training and received certification.

Hobbies: Travis enjoys the outdoors by hunting, fishing, hiking, biking and camping.

Ty Redinger
Ty Redinger
Project Manager

Number of years at JM Masonry: 7

Work/Education Experience: Ty gained 17 years of experience in the concrete and masonry trade prior to becoming project manager. His specialty is concrete and is also ACI certified. He also earned his welding vocational degree certification.

Hobbies: Ty enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.

Eric Bruckelmyer
Eric Bruckelmyer
Project Manager

Number of years at JM Masonry: 1

Work/Education Experience: Eric brought 9 years of custom home carpentry experience to JM. His experience proves to be a big help with the home service division we recently created. We hope Eric continues to grow with this division.

Hobbies: Eric enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping.

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Our Clients Say.

***** (five stars) – Loved it!  “Hire them! The team at JM Masonry is just awesome.  They worked with us to re-engineer what turned out to be a major structural issue in our walk-out basement.  The masons were hard-working and skilled, as well as considerate and friendly. The management was excellent, communicating fully and problem-solving with us along the way.  We also hired them to do stonework repair on our fireplace mantle, which required special matching of stone. We are so pleased with and grateful for their work.”

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