On the job: Eight questions for mason Neal Gillman

The owner of Colonial Masonry Systems grew up in the brick industry. "I've been on job sites since I was young," he says. "It's all I've ever known." Here, the 33-year-old shares his thoughts about working in the trade, the history of "shiny shoe" brick layers, and why homeowners should never toss salt onto a brick paver patio.


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