A Brief History of the Beehive Kiln

One of Summit Brick’s early ways of firing brick was through a beehive kiln. These kilns replaced our scove kilns in 1922 and were far more effective. With a scove kiln unfired bricks were stacked inside the kiln and then a layer of plaster was put on the outside. This helped to lock in the … Continue reading A Brief History of the Beehive Kiln

Do you have what it takes? Spec Mix Bricklayer 500.

We are SO excited for the annual Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 Regional Series coming up on Friday, September 6th, 2019. This year the competition will be held at General Shale- 1845 W Dartmouth Ave Englewood, CO 80110. Teams of masons will battle for the title of “Colorado’s Best Bricklayer”, as well as a shot at … Continue reading Do you have what it takes? Spec Mix Bricklayer 500.

HOW-TO: Install a Brick Paver Patio

Brick pavers are a simple and relatively cheap way to upgrade your backyard. The best part is you can do it yourself! Here’s how: Create a plan. Create a blueprint for your patio, figure out how many pavers you will need, and head to http://www.summitbrick.com to pick out the exact pavers you’re wanting! Be sure … Continue reading HOW-TO: Install a Brick Paver Patio

SHOWCASE- Creative Mines

We LOVE being able to distribute Creative Mines in our showrooms. They have both Craft Stone Veneer and Natural Stone Veneer. The Craft Stone Veneer is made from “natural pumice pozzolan that enhances natural color and strength, minimizes efflorescence, resists sulfate attacks, reduces permeability and improves durability.” The Natural Stone Veneer has a “rigorous evaluation … Continue reading SHOWCASE- Creative Mines

Two Become One

Summit Brick Company was first established in Pueblo, Colorado under the name of Summit Brick & Tile Co in 1902 by Joseph Welte. With only some earnings from a previous job, Joseph set out west in hopes of striking it rich in gold. When that didn’t pan out, he moved to Colorado to manage a … Continue reading Two Become One

Pavers Perfect for Projects

Pavers are always a great addition to areas with heavy foot traffic- such as walkways, patios, or driveways. These solid clay bricks are created without holes to help ensure they can withstand a lot of weight and use without moving or breaking. Here are some other reasons to choose brick pavers for your next project: … Continue reading Pavers Perfect for Projects

UPDATES: Website redesign

Our website was in need of a good update…so we did a little redesigning! Head on over to our website to see the new look- http://www.summitbrick.com. If you scroll down on the front page you will see some new tabs that showcase our amazing Blend Generator, the Brick Color Selector, Thin Brick, Paving Brick, and … Continue reading UPDATES: Website redesign

Grab your THIN BRICK before it’s gone!

We’ve updated our website to show our current surplus thin brick! There are currently seven colors of thin brick on it- Alaskan, Cork, Dark Pewter Smooth, Dark Pewter Grain, Fossil Gray, Light Gray Grain, and (our new favorite) Light Gray Groundface. Our Thin Brick is perfect for adding the classic look of brick in your … Continue reading Grab your THIN BRICK before it’s gone!

SHOWCASE: SPEC MIX

You really cannot beat the quality and look of the mortar from SPEC MIX. Their mortar is formulated for superior bond, water retention, and board life. It’s produced under strict manufacturing standards and always meets their high quality control measures. With 25 colored mortar to choose from, you truly can create a look all your … Continue reading SHOWCASE: SPEC MIX