Mike M Johnston

Mike Johnston is a 2nd generation Mason Contractor. Johnston Construction Company, Inc. was incorporated in 1966, 56 years ago. Mike is one of few, if any, that holds a degree from the college of architecture at the University of Washington and a journeyman bricklayer card.

Mike began his involvement in local masonry industry and business organizations in the 1970’s. He immediately rose to a leadership position and served as President and Chief Wage Negotiator for the Tacoma/Pierce County Mason Constructors.

He later was elected a Trustee to the Washington State Conference of Mason Contractors and was instrumental in the development and creation of the Masonry Institute of Washington (MIW), eventually serving as its Chairman. Several years later Mike began getting involved at the national level with the MCAA attending conventions and educational programs. His invaluable experience and positive attitude has been a key to mentoring younger contractors and after having served as Regional Vice President for several terms (as did his father), he was elected President of the MCAA in 2000. During his tenure as President, he was involved in finance, conventions and the acquisition of the property that currently houses the MCAA office near Chicago.

Mike also served as President of the Associated Subcontractors of the State of Washington, Inc. from 1993 through 1994. Additionally, Mike was invaluable to the Washington delegation in the 50 year lifecycle debate regarding the MIL-CON project.

From building code regulations to high lift grouting processes in Washington State, Mike has assisted our industry and our association in becoming a leader in quality masonry construction.


Johnston Construction Co., Inc.

Employee 1980-2030

4527 S Orchard St
Tacoma, Washington 98466-6621 US

The Johnston Construction Company provides the Tacoma, WA area with high quality brick, block, and stone installation at the best value. You can count on our experienced team of professionals to deliver excellent craftsmanship and durability.

MCAA Board

Chairman 2000-2001

1481 Merchant Drive
Algonquin, Illinois 60102 US

On August 27, 1950 the first convention of the Mason Contractors Association of America was held in Sun Porch of the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Mich. Pictured around the table (left to right) are: Norman Bourchard, Gregor Pichler, William Ouweneel, William Picco, George Hill, John Taheny, Joseph Cachey, Dominic Manprisio, Jack Downs, Carl Yantz, Marshall Harrison, Harry Cohen, John Hawkes, Floyd Elliott, Bob McKean, R.R. “Bob” Sneed and Bob Fulcher. Not pictured are: Evan L. Harris, Fred Steinhoff, Fred Slather and George Miller.

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is the national trade association representing mason contractors. The MCAA is committed to preserving and promoting the masonry industry by providing continuing education, advocating fair codes and standards, fostering a safe work environment, recruiting future manpower, and marketing the benefits of masonry materials.

Since 1950, the MCAA has educated, trained, and represented the mason contractor. The MCAA promotes the use of masonry, recruits and assists in training of the industry’s workforce, impacts federal legislative and standard issues affecting contractors, and provides educational programs for the key employees of member firms.

Through strong programs, publications, and services, the MCAA promotes the interests of its members. By promoting the use of masonry, influencing reasonable codes and standards, workforce development and public affairs, the association actively advances the use of masonry.

Help us build a strong and successful masonry industry for you and your company. Call 800-536-2225 or visit www.masoncontractors.org/join for more information.

MCAA The Masonry Hall of Fame Alumni

Hall of Fame 2023-2023

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