"We're on the level. Our reputation is built on it."
103 Chesapeake Avenue - Bridgewater, VA 22812-1602
Phone: 540.828-2803 - Fax: 540.828-2806
At Shen-Valley Masonry, we build character along with walls...
Our team is strongly committed to the belief that educating our youth today creates a more
productive tomorrow for us all. To strengthen this belief, in partnership with the Virginia Department
of Labor and our local technical schools, we have developed a brick/block mason apprenticeship
and a work-in-training program to provide career options for teens in our area.
It is our hope that these options will enable students to make positive real-life decisions about their future.
Our work-in-training program in action: Massanutten Technical
Center students Matt Price and Andy Shoemaker on a jobsite.
Our registered Apprenticeship Program allows employees to have to opportunity of on the job
training from skilled masons during the workday, and in the evening, attending classes at
Massanutten Technical Center. Classes are approved by the Department of Labor and range from
Architectural Drawing and Blueprint Reading to Industrial Health and Safety and Supervisory Skills
among others. Upon successful completion of the program, the apprentice receives a Brick/Block Mason
journeyman's card from the Department of Labor and Shen-Valley Masonry, Inc.
Our Architectural Drawing and Blueprint Reading class at MTC
In Shen-Valley's Work-In-Training program, high school students work under the supervision
of some of the finest mason craftsmen in our area, learning additional skills on the jobsite in conjunction
with their regular classroom training. We are proud to be able to work together with such dedicated
teachers such as Mr. Dave Suba of Massanutten Technical Center in Harrisonburg, VA and
Mr. Gordon Follin of Triplett Tech School in Mount Jackson, VA. Together we hope to inspire our
promising young masons toward a goal of quality workmanship and pride in their achievements.
Mr. Robert Ham's unique classroom at Valley Vo-Tech
Note the Grandfather's Clock and Masonry sign designed by his students.
Please check back often for more pictures of our apprentices and their progress.
To further encourage today's youth, we are members of the Massanutten Technical Center Foundation
and support their masonry program.
Please visit them at http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/mtc/MTC.html
One of our mason apprentices, Matthew Beahm was recently recognized as one of Virginia's "Outstanding Apprentice 2007". Click here for full story and pictures.