WHO WE ARE

Luis Puig
President 

Following the foundation his father, Luis Puig Sr., laid down, Luis Puig set to make his mark in the masonry construction industry. After graduating from Bradley University in 1986 with a degree in Construction Engineering, Luis went right to work for ALL Masonry. Starting as an estimator, then project manager, Luis became president of the company in 2014. Since then, he has dedicated his efforts to creating a sustainable business model that spurs positive change for the city of Chicago. In 2016, the Chicago Cubs recognized this hard work when they announced ALL Masonry as the recipient of the 10th Annual Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner. The award recognizes businesses who reflect Jackie Robinson’s character and commitment to excellence and continue to break barriers. This award reflects the culmination of perseverance and determination that Luis and ALL Masonry as a whole have been striving towards ever since his father started the company in 1962.

Nicholas Parente
Director of Preconstruction

Working 40 years in general contracting, Nicholas Parente has made a name for himself as an industry veteran whose knowledge and work-ethic help differentiate ALL Masonry as an industry leader. His credentials can be seen all over Chicago, with buildings like The Aqua, District 7 Police Station, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, and Graduate Hotels. As the director of preconstruction, Nicholas plays a substantial role in the company’s general contracting division. By handling estimates, negotiation conditions, value engineering, and more, he makes sure each general contracting project starts and ends as smoothly as possible.

Thomas Sucich
General Superintendent 

Thomas is an accomplished construction professional with comprehensive experience and an intimate knowledge of horizontal and vertical construction. Over the years he has been a leader in municipal, governmental, private, institutional, commercial, industrial, site development, transportation, and environmental projects. Thomas has served as a construction manager, MEP coordinator, and field supervisor of large teams, contractors and design professionals. He is an accomplished owner/client relationship builder with an inherent awareness of the individual needs of the client and their facilities concerns and operations. Thomas is proficient in value engineering, construction costs, design intent, code compliance, quality control, and means and methods. He has extensive experienced in all types of construction including mass excavation, utilities (sewer/water, retention/detention, electrical, gas, voice/data), foundations, drilled/driven, shoring, structural steel, MEP coordination, and architectural finishes.

Jesus Cruz
General Superintendent

Mr. Cruz started with ALL Masonry in 2015 as a superintendent with years of experience under his belt. He oversees new projects from the bidding process to the total completion of the job. He started his career as a journeyman tuck pointer and has worked his way up to general superintendent. He has more than 28 years of experience in the construction industry with the last fifteen years as a superintendent. His constant professional demeanor with our customers, subcontractors, and field personnel makes him an exceptional member of our staff.

Robert McLaren
General Superintendent

Mr. McLaren joined the ALL Masonry team in 2003 with over 25 years of supervision experience. He began work as a project foreman before moving into a project estimator and project manager role and finally to his current role as a general superintendent. Mr. McLaren has worked on all types of new, remodeling, and restoration masonry projects. He is accustomed to leading coordination efforts for multiple crews on multiple projects. He is also experienced in masonry takeoff estimating, negotiating in final scope/contracts, project management, manpower, field supervision, overseeing of quality control, construction sequencing and phasing. His leadership has been instrumental to our team through coaching and mentoring to achieve project cost and completion schedules goals and objectives.

Michael Benstent
Vice President, Director of Operations

With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Mike has an extensive amount of experience in managing high profile projects and management of large budgets and diverse staffs. Mike has a consistent track record with successful projects while developing and maintaining lasting client relationships. He has been instrumental in the development and implementation of cloud-based project management systems including quality control, safety, scheduling, and cost control. His extensive background in the construction industry makes him an invaluable mentor as a member of our senior staff.

Arthur Ghiotto
Chief Estimator

Arthur’s extensive experience dates back to 1960, when he first started working as an apprentice. From there he worked his way up from a bricklayer, foreman, superintendent, and now the current chief estimator. His job requires a keen eye for detail, as he reviews every project and puts the final numbers on each one. He oversees the bidding and dollar spending while simultaneously tracking the money required for each build. After his retirement nine years ago, Arthur realized that he wasn’t quite done with the masonry construction business. It was at this time that he came on board ALL Masonry, and his presence has been impactful ever since.

William Kleidon, MPM, PSM I
Senior Project Manager

William Kleidon is an accomplished results-driven project manager offering over 10 years of progressive experience applying traditional and agile project management methods to the successful execution and delivery of large complex projects. Will holds his masters degree in project management with a graduate certificate in business administration. He is currently pursuing his project management professional (PMP) certificate.

Noel Buckner
Estimator

Starting as a laborer and working his way up the ranks to an estimator, Noel Buckner has taken his 32 years of experience in masonry construction to lead our restoration division with a keen eye for detail and a results oriented mindset. His eight years teaching at IMI and six years serving as secretary for the local 74 further strengthened his knowledge of restoration masonry, honing his vision for what needs to be done in order to drive ALL Masonry to the best it can be. Experience coupled with hands on management allows Noel to handle critical situations with ease.

Tim Blume
Project Manager and Estimator

Working as a project manager and estimator, Tim has worked on a wide range of projects such as schools, government buildings, high rises, and much more. His education in architecture from Iowa State University and over 23 years of work at ALL Masonry allows him to successfully bid and manage these different types of projects. Tim’s presence and work ethic set the standard for what to expect from any member on the team.

Kacey Motley
Project Manager and Estimator

Facets of masonry construction can be complex, often requiring a variety of expertise in order to complete a project or task. Project Manager and Estimator Kacey Motley utilizes his diversified background to find solutions to some of our most complex projects. Kacey’s background includes his first eight years spent in interior construction, followed by six years in general contracting, and currently over four years in masonry construction. All of this is incorporated into how he handles the quantitative surveying for every project. His attention to detail and level of consistency are crucial in making sure the construction process goes well from start to finish.

Blake Peter
Project Manager and Estimator

With 25 years working as a mason and foreman, Blake Peter has taken this extensive knowledge and made himself a crucial team member for ALL Masonry. Blake heads up the rainscreen division of ALL Masonry, a job that demands high standards and even better results. He has been working as an estimator and project manager for five years, which has allowed him to incorporate a unique skill set into each build and create solutions for any obstacle a jobsite may have.

Bill Powell
Project Manager and Estimator

Since he started laying brick at 13 years old, Bill Powell has been intertwined with masonry construction. His stepfather had a masonry company, so his knowledge of the inner workings in the industry started at a very young age. Having owned a masonry company starting at the age of 22, Bill understands what it takes to make sure a masonry construction project is running successfully and efficiently. Taking his 45 years of experience and 30-hour OSHA card, he brings a level of know-how to his job as an estimator and project manager that ALL Masonry finds essential to our business.

Michael Cotton
Project Manager

Taking his Construction Management degree and combining it with 13 years of industry experience, Michael Cotton plays a pivotal role as a project manager at ALL Masonry. From overseeing builds to handling of any drawings and making corrections when necessary, he ensures that every project is delivered on time and on budget.

Jake Jakelski
Project Manager

With over 10 years of construction experience both in the field and in the office, Jake has a background of working in both the public and private sector. He brings to the table an extensive knowledge of MEPs and safety. Through the years, with his hands-on approach, Jake has specialized in coordinating and managing a working relationship between the field and the owners in order to deliver projects on time and under budget.

Mathew Briski
Controller

As the controller at ALL Masonry, Mathew Briski plays a pivotal role in the company. His responsibilities range from financial statements, cost accounting, budgeting, safekeeping of company assets, and dealing with insurance/audits/taxes. His reports directly influence how the company operates on a daily basis, therefore his credibility and accountability are at a premium. Working with ALL Masonry for 22 years, he has consistently proved himself to be an important cog in the wheel. With 29 years in construction and 30 years in accounting, Mathew has made the most of his MBA from Roosevelt University and Bachelors in Finance from Northern Illinois University. His CPA Certification truly allows ALL Masonry the comfort in knowing our company is in the best hands possible.

Erica Puig
Support Accountant

After graduating with a Business and Economics Degree in 2011 from Monmouth College, Erica Puig began working as a support accountant at ALL Masonry. Since then, she has provided an indeterminable amount of help in regards to the accounting department of ALL Masonry. From helping with day-to-day cash activities, financial statements, and safekeeping of company assets, her can-do attitude has made the workload of those around her much more efficient.

Elida Betancourt
Office Manager

While her title is office manager, Elida Betancourt does so much more for the company that it is difficult to pinpoint an exact description. For 33 years, Elida has managed the union reports, workman’s comp, legal issues, and a variety of other tasks for the more than 400 employees of ALL Masonry. Her interests lie in the success of the company, which is why her Human Resource position is such a critical part of how business is handled at ALL Masonry.

Cynthia Delatorre
Administrative Assistant

Working as an Administrative Assistant for 16 years at ALL Masonry, Cynthia Delatorre provides help with accounts payable, works with orders for mortar, enters invoices, and handles all the incoming phone calls. Her high energy and positive mindset sets the tone for the office that keeps operations running efficiently.