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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | February 15, 1998
In announcing their merger, Lawrence M. Macks of Macks Homes and Martin K. P. Hill of Masonry Contractors Inc. boasted of their increased vitality as a new homebuilder in the Baltimore market.It would give them increased market share and a higher profile.It would give them more muscle to secure financing.It would allow them to contain costs and be more profitable as Masonry Macks Homes."We are probably two of the strongest financially of any of the independent building firms in the area," said Hill, whose company was the largest builder in Carroll County.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | October 31, 2003
Phillip I. Johnson, a retired masonry contractor who built rowhouses in city neighborhoods and was an advocate for fellow minority builders, died of a heart attack Wednesday at his Forest Park home. He was 81. Born in Baltimore and raised on old School Street on the west side, he was a 1939 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. He joined the Army during World War II and rose to become a staff sergeant. Assigned to the Pacific, he drove an ammunition truck in the supply corps and participated in the battles of Okinawa and Iwo Jima.
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September 9, 1992
Manchester firm honored by councilMasonry Contractors Inc. of Manchester, owned by Martin K. P. Hill, was honored recently for 15 years of participation in the Home Owners Warranty Council of Maryland.
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October 8, 1999
PoliceWestminster: A resident of Stacey Lee Drive told police Monday that property was stolen from her vehicle. Loss was estimated at $100.Westminster: An employee of Masonry Contractors told police Monday that someone damaged windows in a house under construction on Slate Drive. Loss was estimated at $300.FireWestminster: Units responded at 7: 17 a.m. Tuesday to a fire alarm in the 100 block of E. Green St. Units were out 22 minutes.
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October 13, 1994
Masonry Contractors wins pump house jobA $17,789 contract for a pump house in the Roberts Field subdivision of Hampstead was awarded to Masonry Contractors Tuesday night.Martin K.P. Hill, president of Masonry, was the only contractor to return a bid, town Manager John Riley said. The pump house is to be completed by December.FIRE* Hampstead: Firefighters from Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia of Baltimore County were dispatched to investigate the report of smoke in a building in the 4400 block of Black Rock Road at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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October 8, 1999
PoliceWestminster: A resident of Stacey Lee Drive told police Monday that property was stolen from her vehicle. Loss was estimated at $100.Westminster: An employee of Masonry Contractors told police Monday that someone damaged windows in a house under construction on Slate Drive. Loss was estimated at $300.FireWestminster: Units responded at 7: 17 a.m. Tuesday to a fire alarm in the 100 block of E. Green St. Units were out 22 minutes.
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March 10, 1996
The Carroll Community College Foundation has received a $15,000 donation from Martin Hill, president of Masonry Contractors Inc., for the Rotary Amphitheater Campaign.A Carroll County developer, Mr. Hill sponsored the college's President's Breakfast and Dinner series to introduce members of local organizations and businesses to the college's community oriented goals.A total of $210,000 has been pledged to the new amphitheater, to be built at the 1601 Washington Road campus.Information: 876-9639.
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December 10, 1992
Union National begins renovations in FinksburgUnion National Bank's Finksburg branch, at 2926 Baltimore Blvd., will undergo renovations during the next several weeks.The bank's drive-through window will be closed, but other transactions and business will be conducted as usual.The bank's hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.Information: 876-2051.Jim Piet elected HOW council secretaryJim Piet of Masonry Contractors has been elected secretary of the Home Owners Warranty (HOW)
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By Cindy Parr and Cindy Parr,Contributing writer | November 27, 1991
Town planners turned down a request Monday for final approval of plans for the Robert's Field development, citing the lack of state approval of the project's storm-water management system.Masonry Contractors Inc., of Manchester, is planning to build 34 single-family dwellings and four duplex homes on 13.5 acres near the corner of Route 30and North Woods Trail.But members of the town's Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously meeting to refuse final approval in the absence of state approval of plans for the storm-water management system for the development.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | August 9, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- The younger group of 4-H'ers screeched "higher, higher," as the auctioneer called out the latest bids on the animals at Friday night's livestock auction at the Carroll County 4-H Fair.The children, at least, were audible.But no matter how garbled the auctioneer's words became, no one had trouble understanding that the event was raising money -- big money.The 159 animals sold during this year's installment of the annual event brought in $111,000, $8,400 more than last year.The animals raised by the 4-H'ers are cared for and groomed to near-perfection and then auctioned off, first for donations, later for to be butchered.
BUSINESS
By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | February 15, 1998
In announcing their merger, Lawrence M. Macks of Macks Homes and Martin K. P. Hill of Masonry Contractors Inc. boasted of their increased vitality as a new homebuilder in the Baltimore market.It would give them increased market share and a higher profile.It would give them more muscle to secure financing.It would allow them to contain costs and be more profitable as Masonry Macks Homes."We are probably two of the strongest financially of any of the independent building firms in the area," said Hill, whose company was the largest builder in Carroll County.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1998
Increasing competition and ebbing market share are prompting the merger of two prominent metropolitan Baltimore homebuilders, including the largest in Carroll County.Lawrence M. Macks, president of Macks Homes in Owings Mills, and Martin K. P. Hill, founder of Masonry Contractors Inc. in Manchester, Carroll County, announced yesterday the creation of Masonry Macks Homes, which when combined, will be one of the largest private, independent builders in the area.Macks will serve as chairman, with administrative and financial responsibilities, while Hill will act as president and chief executive officer in charge of day-to-day operations.
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March 10, 1996
The Carroll Community College Foundation has received a $15,000 donation from Martin Hill, president of Masonry Contractors Inc., for the Rotary Amphitheater Campaign.A Carroll County developer, Mr. Hill sponsored the college's President's Breakfast and Dinner series to introduce members of local organizations and businesses to the college's community oriented goals.A total of $210,000 has been pledged to the new amphitheater, to be built at the 1601 Washington Road campus.Information: 876-9639.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | December 14, 1994
To Gary Blucher, recipient of the 1994 Joseph P. Meyerhoff Builder of the Year Award, being active in the Home Builders Association of Maryland is the least he can do to support the industry that supports him."Anybody, no matter what business you're in, should do whatever you can to promote that kind of work," said Mr. Blucher, director of construction for Masonry Contractors in Manchester and the association's president last year."I've just been active in being a spokesman for the association and an advocate, dealing with items both beneficial and potentially detrimental to the industry."
NEWS
October 13, 1994
Masonry Contractors wins pump house jobA $17,789 contract for a pump house in the Roberts Field subdivision of Hampstead was awarded to Masonry Contractors Tuesday night.Martin K.P. Hill, president of Masonry, was the only contractor to return a bid, town Manager John Riley said. The pump house is to be completed by December.FIRE* Hampstead: Firefighters from Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia of Baltimore County were dispatched to investigate the report of smoke in a building in the 4400 block of Black Rock Road at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | June 21, 1994
While some county officials attempt to write an ordinance to deter builders from burying debris on construction sites, several residents of an Eldersburg subdivision are dealing with sinkholes caused by the decay of such debris.Wooded lots attracted buyers to the High Point development six years ago, and the builder tried to preserve as many trees as possible.Of what was cut down, much was buried on the properties. Now it is rotting away and creating sinkholes, which are eyesores and potential hazards in the neighborhood of $200,000 houses.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | April 3, 1991
The county's unemployment rate hit 7.4 percent in February, more than double a year ago.February's increase, from 6.9 percent in January, was the fourth straight monthly rise in Carroll unemployment. The latest state figures show 4,716 people in the county were unemployed in February.In February 1990, the county jobless rate was 3.6 percent.Butthe outlook for spring is better. Builders and construction-related companies are beginning to hire workers again, although in fewer numbers than last year, said the manager of the state Department of Economic and Employment Development in Westminster.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | December 14, 1994
To Gary Blucher, recipient of the 1994 Joseph P. Meyerhoff Builder of the Year Award, being active in the Home Builders Association of Maryland is the least he can do to support the industry that supports him."Anybody, no matter what business you're in, should do whatever you can to promote that kind of work," said Mr. Blucher, director of construction for Masonry Contractors in Manchester and the association's president last year."I've just been active in being a spokesman for the association and an advocate, dealing with items both beneficial and potentially detrimental to the industry."
NEWS
December 10, 1992
Union National begins renovations in FinksburgUnion National Bank's Finksburg branch, at 2926 Baltimore Blvd., will undergo renovations during the next several weeks.The bank's drive-through window will be closed, but other transactions and business will be conducted as usual.The bank's hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.Information: 876-2051.Jim Piet elected HOW council secretaryJim Piet of Masonry Contractors has been elected secretary of the Home Owners Warranty (HOW)
NEWS
September 9, 1992
Manchester firm honored by councilMasonry Contractors Inc. of Manchester, owned by Martin K. P. Hill, was honored recently for 15 years of participation in the Home Owners Warranty Council of Maryland.
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