Besides the fact that you should have your brick fireplace up and burning by now, there are more things to consider in masonry when these winter months are upon us. As the construction industry fights back from the recession, contractors may not want to stop large construction (or small for that matter) projects because of … Continue reading Cold Weather Masonry Construction
Union Station: Grand Opening Celebration
Thousands of people gathered in Denver Friday for a monumental opening in the Mile High City. Union Station has been renovated and restored to be a remarkable and ambitious transportation hub in the heart of Downtown Denver. Speeches from Colorado senators, the U.S Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, RTD, DUSPA, Kiewit, and Governor Hickenlooper were followed … Continue reading Union Station: Grand Opening Celebration
Buying Summit, is buying local
The question is perhaps best answered by Michael H. Shuman, author of Going Local. As Shuman writes, "Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less … Continue reading Buying Summit, is buying local
Bringing the outdoors, in!
There is a trend we love for interior spaces right now, and that is bringing the outdoors in! Large windows, indoor plants, natural décor, and how about what is on the exterior of your home? Thin brick looks great inside, too! It gives a vintage yet trendy ambiance to a kitchen, living room, bedroom, or … Continue reading Bringing the outdoors, in!
New year, new look!
It is Summit Brick Company’s mission to provide quality clay and building products accompanied by great and personalized customer service. With the utmost respect for safety, the environment and the community, Summit looks to maintain growth and be a leader in the industry through the future. It's February of 2014 and we want to highlight … Continue reading New year, new look!
Brick and Mortar
Mortar is the bonding agent that integrates brick into a masonry assembly. Mortar must be strong, durable and capable of keeping the masonry intact, and it must help to create a water-resistant barrier (The Brick Industry Association). Although we like to focus on our quality brick, mortar makes up 17% of any brick work so … Continue reading Brick and Mortar
2013 MasterWorks in Masonry Awards
Summit Brick Company is proud to announce that this past weekend we were awarded the Grand Award and Honor Award for the Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute's 2013 Masterworks in Masonry Awards! As the only brick manufacturer to win a Grand Award, we feel pretty special! We are proud of our product and were honored to … Continue reading 2013 MasterWorks in Masonry Awards