About Us

About The Saskatchewan Masonry Institute

The Saskatchewan Masonry Institute (SMI) was incorporated in 1980 when members of the Saskatoon and Regina Masonry Contractors Associations joined together to form a province-wide organization.

But the roots of SMI go much deeper – back to the province’s early years. The first building boom attracted skilled bricklayers and stone masons from eastern Canada and Europe. Their workmanship lives on in many of our finest buildings – land titles offices, court houses, schools, hospitals and more.

Today, SMI is the official voice of the masonry industry in the province. It is comprised of professional masonry contractors, producers, and suppliers who are dedicated to the promotion of quality masonry wall systems.

SMI Chief Sabitawasis School

Saskatchewan Masonry Institute’s Core Values

  • SMI promotes and markets masonry to a variety of stakeholders – design professionals, owners & developers, government agencies and municipalities.
  • SMI represents employers on apprenticeship training through the Apprenticeship Trade Advisory Board and the Curriculum Review Board.

  • SMI is a founding Venture Partner of the Canada Masonry Design Centre (CMDC) and is proud to support CMDC’s local and national technical initiatives including the new Saskatchewan CMDC office which will provide technical support to the local design and construction communities.
2024 Board of Directors
President Dominic Iula City Masonry Group Ltd.
Vice President Scott Boyd Brick City Masonry Ltd.
Treasurer Ryan Leech Brxton Masonry Inc.
Past President Ryan Leech Brxton Masonry Inc.
Directors Todd Hassen White Cap
Rob Walchuk Walchuk Masonry Ltd.
Jesse Iula City Masonry Group Ltd.
Jamie Windjack Timberstone Distribution
Ryan Winkler Brxton Masonry Inc.
Jeffrey Dolovich Gillis Quarries Ltd.
Darrell Kennedy Timberstone Distribution
Nikolay Kachurov Cindercrete Products