Justin X Breithaupt

These days most folks will recognize Justin as the founder and developer of Non-Stop Scaffolding. No surprise there, as both the product and company have been very successful.

But I first met Justin long before that scaffolding was developed. Back then he was a successful masonry contractor, and we were both active in the Mason Contractors Association of America. To me, Justin was a fooler. With a German name like Breithaupt, he sure could have come from my city, Milwaukee, or even Saint Louis. But his self-described North Louisiana accent and style sure would not have fit. Like I say, he was a fooler. Justin was bright, and sharp as a tack. He was totally dedicated to masonry, and he was obsessed with making it more efficient.Back in those days, self elevating scaffolding was not unheard of. But the main tower scaffolding product available back then had issues. It swayed in the breeze.

Bricklayers needed ‘sea legs’ to work on it. Some would not work on it. Justin’s alternative was well thought out, simple, sturdy and far more stable. How good was it? Well, the existing tower product it replaced is no more. And look how many companies are making and selling scaffolding that is nothing but a ‘badge change copy’ of Justin’s product.

Well, they say such competitive copies, are in fact the strongest form of compliment. Self elevating scaffolding was not the only innovation Justin tinkered with. He was also coming up with new ideas like variations on “speed pole’ lead systems, hand tool upgrades, and so on. In his early NON-STOP days, he would call on masonry contractors to sell his scaffolding, and he always had some new masonry gimmick along with him. In that North Louisiana accent he would look you in the eye and say, “Here! Give this little thing a try.” Justin Breithaupt Sr. has left his finger prints on the masonry industry, and he certainly deserves to be considered as a nominee for the Masonry Hall of Fame.

Born into a family of masons. Started his own masonry company after college in 1954 at the age of 24. Got fed up with scaffolding choices and invented his own. Founder and developer of Non-Stop Scaffolding in 1975. Totally dedicated to masonry, and obsessed with making it more efficient. Innovator of self-elevating scaffolding, ‘speed pole’ lead systems, hand tool upgrades, and more. Active member of the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) since the 1960s. Left his finger prints on the masonry industry.


Non-Stop Scaffolding

Employee 1980-2030

1314 Hoadley St
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104-2007 US

Non-Stop Scaffolding was the brainchild of Justin Breithaupt, a successful masonry contractor. He started Non-Stop in 1975 when his new scaffolding invention caught the eye of other contractors.

MCAA State Chairman

State Chairman

1481 Merchant Drive
Algonquin, Illinois 60102 US

The State Chairman position job description is as follows:

Attend both the Annual and Midyear Meetings
Attend quarterly conference calls
Communicate with chapters and members within the state about the MCAA
Recruit at least one new member each year
Assist Regional Vice Presidents with activities in the state
Provide written reports as to the economic, labor, promotional and membership recruitment activities in the state once per year to the Regional Vice President
Communicate information about and work with The Masonry Foundation to make people in the region aware of The Foundation

MCAA The Masonry Hall of Fame Alumni

Hall of Fame 2018-2018

1481 Merchant Drive
Algonquin, Illinois 60102 US

Masonry Hall of Fame
The Masonry Hall of Fame was created by the Mason Contractors Association of America to recognize and award individuals who have dedicated their lives to the masonry industry.
Do you know someone who has dedicated their life to the masonry industry? If so, nominate them to be part of the Masonry Hall of Fame.

Individuals must have had a major impact on the masonry industry, not necessarily with just the MCAA.
Nominations must state the significant accomplishments of the individual nominee.
Individuals must have been or be in the industry for a minimum of 25 years.
Individuals cannot be a current executive officer of the MCAA.
Masonry instructors can only be submitted by the National Masonry Instructors Association.
Submissions will be reviewed and voted upon by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Nominees must receive two-thirds of the eligible votes in order to be accepted into the Hall of Fame.
Involvement in the industry is open.
Nominees can be but are not limited to contractors, employees, instructors, architects, engineers, and association staff.
Each recipient will receive one plaque.
A high resolution photo must be provided for each inductee to be used on the Hall of Fame plaque.

Submit a Hall of Fame nominee