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Brick and mortar has been in Adam’s DNA since he was a boy, spending summers in the warehouse of his family’s masonry business. After graduating from high school, he immediately went to work for the family business as a laborer, where he carried brick and block, mixed mortar, operated equipment and built scaffolding. Five years later, Adam transitioned from the field to the office, trading in his hammer and gloves for a pencil and a scale rule. He performed as an estimator, reading blueprints and bidding projects. He then went on to become a project manager. After several years wearing many hats, Adam became more integral with the day-to-day of the company and, as his dad would say, he began “overseeing the entire shoe store, not just the individual shoe box.” Adam was recently promoted to President of Harris Masonry Inc.

Adam believes that the trades are a great career path, and he is committed to championing the building trades. He serves on the Construction Advancement Program of Western PA, the Builders Guild of Western PA, and he is involved with numerous high school career technical centers.