Addison Kalish is the Owner and founded Kalish Masonry in 2000. At the age of 18 his career began as a mason tender and before he knew it he was a head foreman running large commercial masonry projects. Addison is very involved in the day to day operations and he makes it a point to visit every job site. It’s extremely important to him that he is available to his employees whenever they need him.
Anna Weickhardt is the Project Administrator and handles everything from customer service and sales to advertising and marketing, since June 2011. In February, 2015 , Anna was appointed to the Wisconsin State Chairman for the Mason Contractors Association of America. She is incredibly passionate about her job.
MASON is our company mascot. He is a 4 year old French Bulldog who occasionally visits the job sites but spends most of his time laying around our office. In August 2016, Mason passed the AKC “Canine Good Citizen” exam and will continue to further his therapy dog training in order to visit with kids in hospitals (Mason is a cancer survivor). Just like all dogs, he wants to bring joy to other peoples’ lives in whichever way he can.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT US…
I want to thank Addison and Anna for the wonderful masonry work they performed on the Stevens Construction corporate headquarters in Madison. Kalish’s willingness to go the extra mile and make sure that the masonry work was the best that it could possibly be is a testament to the company’s commitment to excellence.
This attention to detail resulted in beautiful masonry adorning a beautiful building. It is easy to recommend a subcontractor like Kalish Masonry that has a team that really cares.
Geoffrey Vine, President (Stevens Construction)
We’d like to throw kudos to you and the guys that installed the stone. Having built our house not too long ago, we are able to recall the frustrations we experienced with the builder and some of the subcontractors. It was such a relief not to have those same experiences while working with you. Your follow through and communication skills are well beyond what we’ve experienced in the trades. We would not hesitate to use Kalish Masonry in the future or to recommend your company to our friends and family.
Brenda and Eric H. (Cottage Grove, WI)
I have dealt with a lot masonry subcontractors over the years. Most of them don’t handle things very well when there are issues. You and your guys handled everything that was thrown at you very professionally. You always had solutions instead of complaints. That is rare!
On a job that was a handful, you were one of the only subcontractors that was always honest with me. I don’t think I lost any sleep worrying about the masonry work. I did with a lot of the other subcontractors! In my opinion you have a first class operation, I hope I get to work with you again.
Tim Stormer (McGann Construction)