J.T. Payne Wins the 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Missouri Regional
J.T. and his wife are raising three kids, all under the age of seven. For the past six years he has been working for his grandparent’s commercial masonry contracting company, Foeste Masonry. His uncle and mentor is no stranger to masonry madness, having won the Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition in 1994 and 1996. With that kind of coaching, we expect big things out of this rookie team.
When it comes to going the route of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 to inspire future masons, J.T. Payne has this advice, “As journeyman bricklayers, we should all be able to obtain a certain quality. There’s a lot of rules, plus trying to get that many brick in an hour. In our area we tend 800 to 900 brick a day, 1,000 is great. On average, a mason will lay 500 to 800 a day, we’re out there trying to get that done in an hour.”
When he isn’t practicing for the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 or spending time with his family, J.T. like to go deer hunting, duck hunting, and participate in antique tractor pulling.