J&E Duff employee Matt Van Vuren (right) adds a brick on his wall while his partner Sam Van Vuren prepares the mortar Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Bricklayer 500 competition at Tri-State Cut Stone and Brick in Frankfort. Megan Schuller/22nd Century Media
Runner-up team Michael Boll and Ken Huizenga, of JE Duff, build a wall Thursday, Aug. 23, during the Bricklayer 500 competition held at Tri-State Cut Stone and Brick in Frankfort.
Contestants from around Chicagoland compete for the title of “Illinois’ Best Bricklayer." Photos by Megan Schuller/22nd Century Media