About Grande Masonry

Grande Masonry is a third-generation full line masonry, masonry restoration, and waterproofing general contractor. We have been providing historic restoration and new construction for both brick and stone for more than 60 years.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our commitment to safety, quality, performance, and professionalism is the foundation of Grande Masonry’s customer service philosophy. Our dedication to these principles ensures that our clients receive reliable, responsive service, and that the projects they represent are constructed and restored with the utmost integrity.

Our team comprises more than 150 skilled craftsmen whose individual and collective expertise spans multiple disciplines. From preserving and enhancing the unique characteristics of New England’s historical and landmark structures, to erecting aesthetically pleasing modern buildings, we deliver a consistent commitment to excellence and a sustained dedication to developing innovative solutions to even the most challenging masonry projects.

OUR CLIENTS

Grande Masonry’s clients have included construction managers, owners, and institutions that represent a diverse and impressive list of some of New England’s most treasured and noteworthy historic structures. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your project.

OUR TEAM

Stephen J. Grande

President

As President of Grande Masonry, Steve is responsible for direction and oversight of all operations. He is in charge of all business development and is involved with all projects currently under construction.

Steve has worked in the masonry business for over 35 years and has risen through the industry by holding positions of Estimator, Project Manager, Vice President and President.

Steve is on the Board of Directors for the Mason Contractors Association in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island along with BuildRI, a labor-management partnership that promotes union construction. He also serves as a Trustee on the New England Bricklayers Benefit Fund and Apprentice Committees.

A graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a BS degree in Civil Engineering, Steve brings his vast experience and a unique hands-on style of management to bear in leading the Grande Team.

Mark C. Grande

Vice President, Field Operations

As Vice President, Field Operations, Mark is responsible for all construction activities in Grande Masonry’s new masonry, restoration, and waterproofing programs. Mark has directly organized and run the three largest and most comprehensive historic restoration projects that have been performed in Massachusetts in the last decade. He has also had direct operational responsibility for the largest masonry and stone project built in New England over the last decade. His duties include establishing all construction means and methods, manpower scheduling, logistics,  quality control assurance, and implementation and maintenance of all safety programs.

Mark has worked in the masonry field for over 35 years, holding positions as Foreman, Superintendent, and Vice President of Restoration, and Vice President of Field Operations..

Mark has been a member in good standing of the International Laborers Union of North America for 35 years. He is a graduate of CCRI with an Associates Degree in Business Administration.

Timothy W. Withers

VICE PRESIDENT - PRECONSTRUCTION/TECH SVCS

As Vice President of Preconstruction, Tim has the overall responsibility for operational management of each restoration project. Tim works with our preconstruction support staff on development of work scopes, general conditions, and special conditions. Tim directs all phases of pricing, budgeting, conceptual estimates, bidding, and proposals. His duties also include client relations, presentation, and technical support, specializing in historic restoration. Prior to joining Grande Masonry in 2004, Tim founded and served as President of Capital Precast from 1989 until its sale in 2003. He also founded and served as President of JSI Construction Corp., a nationally certified historic masonry and masonry restoration company from 1985 until 2001.

Tim brings over 38 years of masonry experience to the Grande team. Tim is or has been active in APT International, Associated Builders and Contractors, Boston Society of Architects (Professional Affiliate) and other professional organizations. He attended Columbia College and NY State University with a degree in Business Administration.

Alexander F. Grande, Jr.

Vice President- Safety and Quality Control

As Vice President of Safety and Quality Control of Grande Masonry, Alec is responsible for all development and implementation of Grande’s Corporate Safety Program. Alec also serves as our Quality Control supervisor. His duties include safety inspections, quality control inspections, and documentation,  reporting, and records for each.

Alec has over 40 years experience in the masonry field having directly supervised some of the most complicated and comprehensive projects completed in New England. During his long career he has held positions as Mason Foreman, Field Supervisor, Vice President, and Vice President of Safety and Quality Control.

Alec has been a member in good standing of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen for 40 years and is a skilled master mason. He is a graduate of Dean Junior College with a BA in Business Administration.

Justin Grande

PROJECT MANAGER

As a 4th generation Grande mason, Justin has embraced his love of the masonry craft that was instilled into him since he was able to start working for the family company and has 15 years of experienced field work.

Justin became a member of the International Laborers Union in 2007 and later joined the International Brick Layers Union in 2008, where he has been a member in good standing since that time. He graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a bachelors degree in construction management in 2011 and is presently working in the field as project manager on high profile restoration and new building projects.

Justin now splits his time between the field and the office, enveloping all aspects of the masonry business.

Stephen Kearns

Senior Project Manager- Waterproofing Division

As Senior Project Manager for our Waterproofing Division, Steve is responsible for for planning and managing all of Grande’s waterproofing, damp proofing, coatings, and sealants projects.  His duties include client contact, planning, product selection and submission, and management of projects from inception through closeout. Steve works closely with architects, engineers, and clients to ensure smooth performance and documentation of each project.

Steve brings over 25 years construction experience to the Grande team with over 13 years as Waterproofing Project manager. He has managed up to 20 projects simultaneously and brings vast experience to the unique challenges that this work presents.

A graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, MA, Steve’s experience and education bring  a unique skill set to each waterproofing project Grande undertakes

Blake Twerdy

Senior Estimator

As Senior Estimator, Blake has responsibility for takeoffs and estimates on all new and restoration masonry work. His duties include preparation of bid documents, spreadsheets, and RFI’s for all projects and working with Vice President of Preconstruction in preparation of all proposals.

Blake brings 27 years of masonry experience to his work. He joined the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen in 1993. He has since held positions of mason, mason foreman, project manager, estimator, and senior estimator. He is fully trained and proficient in all of the latest take-off, bid, and spreadsheet programs.

His vast and varied experience, attention to detail, and exceptional work ethic help ensure successful completion of all projects awarded as a result of his efforts.

AJ Medeiros

Estimator

AJ has a been involved in the construction industry since he was teenager working for several construction companies. After graduating with a bachelors degree in civil engineering from Florida Institute of Technology in 2010, he joined the Grande team directly from college and has quickly become a valuable asset.

Working with both the project management and estimating teams, AJ has learned all aspects of the business. He is detail oriented, technically proficient, and possesses skills in Autocad and other building software systems. These skills make AJ an important part of Grande’s staff.

GRANDE MASONRY AFFILIATIONS

  • Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA)
  • Association of Preservation Technology (APT)
  • Boston Society of Architects-Professional Affiliate (BSA)
  • International Masonry Institute (IMI)
  • Mason Contractors Association of Massachusetts
  • Mason Contractors Association of Rhode Island
  • Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Unions in MA, RI, and CT
  • Laborers Unions in MA, RI, and CT

“The scope of the exterior masonry restoration on both of these projects was comprehensive and detailed and required intricate planning and coordination to complete successfully. Your commitment to the teamwork concept, precise planning, and exceptional execution was key to the completion of these projects within the highly aggressive schedule.”

Ryan Lynch
Project Executive
Shawmut Design & Construction

“Grande Masonry was selected by John Moriarty & Associates and Boston Properties to provide masonry restoration services for the high-visibility Atlantic Wharf project in downtown Boston. We were very pleased with the attention to detail and the quality of the final product. Grande worked closely with the entire team and the historical consultants to make this a successful project.”

Barry Gehron
John Moriarty & Associates, Inc.

“The scope of the exterior masonry work on the George J. West Elementary School project was comprehensive and detailed and required intricate planning and coordination to be completed successfully within the exceptionally limited time allowed. This project was completed on time and on budget and the finished work is of the highest quality. The tremendous efforts and contributions made by your team were key.”

Anthony Murgida
Senior Project Manager
Gilbane Building Company

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank your organization for flawless execution of an extremely difficult project. We are now in great shape to deliver an excellent finish but none of this would have been possible without Grande Masonry rising to the challenge and reinforcing everyone’s faith in our ability to execute. Thank you for your commitment and continued effort to ensuring our mutual success.”

Joubin Hassanein
Senior Project Manager
Shawmut Design & Construction

“We wish to express our gratitude and appreciation for the performance of your team during the $80 million renovation to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The tremendous efforts and contributions made by your team are credited specifically with success of the project. We look forward to working with your team again in the future.”

Steve Duvel
Senior Project Manager
Gilbane Building Company

“Grande Masonry exemplifies all of the depth and strength that a Construction Manager, Owner and Architect are looking for when building a high performance Project Team. Safety, Quality, Competitiveness, Knowledge, Experience and Schedule are consistently delivered at the highest standard in the industry. Couple this with unmatched sophistication and responsiveness and any project that involves large scale detailed masonry/stone or complex and sensitive masonry/stone restoration would be well served to bring Grande Masonry onto their Project Team.”

Stephen F. Rutledge
Chief Operating Officer - Executive Vice President
Dimeo Construction Company
2017
BAC Craft Award
Best Brick and Stone Project | New Residential Colleges, Yale University | New Haven CT
2019
Cambridge Historical Commission Preservation Award
Preservation Award | 139 Main St. | Cambridge MA
2015
BAC Craft Award
Most Innovative Use of Masonry | Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building | Boston, MA
2015
BAC Craft Award
Best Restoration / Rehabilitation / Maintenance Project | St. Mary's Hall, Boston College | Chestnut Hill, MA
2013
BAC Craft Award
Nelson Fitness and Coleman Aquatic Center at Brown University | Providence, RI
2011
OSHA-sponsored CHASE (Construction Health and Safety Excellence) Partnership
Red Level Award Since 2003
2011
Boston Preservation Alliance Preservation Achievement Award
Atlantic Wharf | Boston, MA
2010
Cambridge Historical Commission Outstanding Preservation Award
MIT W-1 Building | Cambridge, MA
2008
IMI Golden Trowel Award
Providence College Suites Hall | Providence, RI
2002
IMI Golden Trowel Award
Courtyard by Marriott at Union Station Plaza | Providence, RI
2002
IMI Golden Trowel Award
Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center | Southbridge, MA
2002
IMI Golden Trowel Award
Providence Place Mall | Providence, RI
2002
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen National Craft Award
Best Dimensional Stone Project | Edward W. Brooke Courthouse | Boston, MA