The Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 in Arizona was just over a month ago, but we’re still thinking about it! The winner- Matt Jones & Jose Mondragon of Sargon Masonry- will now have the chance to compete in the 2020 World Championship on February 5th in Las Vegas. They won with a brick count of 729 … Continue reading Bricklayer 500 THROWBACK
We are pretty fond of our ability to create custom blends! This allows you to match super tricky brick blends on existing buildings or to create something all your own. Both of our plants, Lakewood and Pueblo, specialize in blending, allowing you to have our entire color pallet at your fingertips. Try out our Custom … Continue reading Create A Look All Your Own!
The 2019 Excellence in Masonry awards through the Arizona Masonry Guild were announced and Summit Brick is an award winner! 3 times! A distinguished panel of out-of-state jurists judge the entries each year. The Arizona Masonry Guild recognizes “the professionalism and expertise of the individual jurors, encourages and supports the jury’s discretion in its choice … Continue reading We’re Winners!
At our Lakewood plant we currently have thousands (and thousands!) of what’s considered “painter brick”. This brick of ours is perfectly fine to use, but only “off” because of its color. A lot of times we can sell the off-colored brick as a whole, but when we can’t it’s put into our “painter brick” pile. … Continue reading 8 Incredibly Creative Ways to Use Painter Bricks- ON SALE NOW!
Painting the brick inside or outside your home is a huge growing trend these days, but is it actually a good idea? Here are some pros and cons to painting brick. PROS: 1. Change the look: Painting brick is a relatively easy way to change the look of your home. Whether you’re painting just … Continue reading To Paint Brick or Not to Paint Brick…?
In March of 2016, Phoenix Brick Yard in Arizona joined Summit Brick Company! They are a clay product manufacturer and distributor that was founded by the Campbell family in 1917. The Campbell family played a major role in the formulation of the Western Clay Products Association and the rise of brick construction in Arizona. Summit … Continue reading Did you know Summit Brick is in Arizona too?!
With the winter weather quickly approaching you might be asking yourself, “How will my brick home hold up in the coming weather?” Luckily, brick is one of the most durable and long-lasting materials out there! Here are some reasons why brick is always the right choice, especially in the winter: 1) Holds Heat: No need … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Brick is Better- Winter Edition
Installing a thin brick wall on your own is WAY easier than you think! With just a couple tools, your favorite Summit Brick thin brick, and a blank wall- the world is really your oyster! There are so many different things you can do with thin brick from covering walls, re-doing your fireplace, or adding … Continue reading HOW TO: Install a Thin Brick Wall
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
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