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

  1. Exceptional Service & Professionalism: Whether the job is large or small, Johnston Masonry always provides exceptional service and professionalism.
  2. Prompt Service: Johnston 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

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 journey below that takes place from the first phone call until the project is complete.


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

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 in 1993 and has been involved ever since.

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


Joel Bruckelmyer
Operations Manager

Number of years at Johnston 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
Project Consultant

Number of years at Johnston 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.

Willie Bruckelmyer

Number of years at Johnston Masonry: 3

Work/Education Experience: Out of high school, Willie worked as an electrical apprentice for 4 years before earning his Journeyman’s licence. He started for JM in 2017 as an estimator and moved into purchasing after a couple years, he also takes care of the marketing. He is currently working on a 2 year Associates degree in Business Administration.

Hobbies: Willie enjoys bow-hunting, fishing, dirt-biking, snowmobiling, hockey, and camping.

Kurt Hendrickson

Number of years at Johnston 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
Customer Service Representative

Number of years at Johnston 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.

Valerie Townley
Administrative Assistant

Number of years at Johnston 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
Project Manager

Number of years at Johnston 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
Project Manager

Number of years at Johnston 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
Project Manager

Number of years at Johnston 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.

“I selected JM Masonry to repair my retaining walls after being severely damaged during the June 20, 2012 storm in Duluth. I received a competitive estimate to do the work. The work was completed in a timely manner and under cost estimates. I was impressed with the efficient and professional manner in which the repairs were planned and implemented. It was obvious that the crew that did the work knew what they were doing. I highly recommend JM Masonry as a company you can trust to do excellent work.”

Tom Tonkin