Wasco is the largest masonry company in Tennessee. Established in 1966, we are family-owned through three generations. Wasco’s predecessor, Bush Building Company, was established in 1890 by William Bush Sneed and W.G. Bush, our current CEO’s great grandfather and great uncle, respectively.
Bonding capacity exceeds $35 million
Certified Masonry Contractor with the Masonry Contractors Association of America
Nationally recognized training program - Masonry Training Institute, Powered by WASCO
Full-time safety director
Excellence in industry cutting-edge technologies, such as Hydro-Mobile scaffolding systems, SAM (semi-automated mason) and the MULE (block laying assistant).
More than 400 projects annually
with project budgets up to $30 million dollars
site supervisors average 20 years’ experience
in 8 States
TN, KY, AL, GA,
MS, LA, VA, AR
Founding the company in 1966, WASCO, Inc. patriarch, Bill Sneed, bore the titles of Founder and CEO. Working at the company for thirty-one years, in 1996 until his passing in 1997, Bill served as Chairman of the Board and mentored then WASCO President, Brad Procter.
Bill began his career in the military and then became an apprentice mason. With varied roles throughout the years, including Civil Engineer at Vanderbilt University, pilot and estimator, he carried the title of Vice President Division Manager at Bush Building Company before starting WASCO, Inc. The limestone work the company has done at various buildings at Baptist Hospital, presently St. Thomas Midtown, were some of Bill’s favorite projects, and his restoration of the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower is well done and inspiring.
Believing every person was deserving of a chance and a position could always be found for one’s skills and abilities were values which Bill led his life by. Fishing and flying were two of Bill’s favorite hobbies.
Brad began working with WASCO in 1977 and currently bears the title Chairman of the Board Emeritus. Though limited responsibilities at present time, Brad’s role includes visits to WASCO’s Knoxville office and job sites to oversee safety and productivity. In the Nashville office, he serves as a sounding board for current management and is able to answer questions related to jobs from thirty and forty years ago.
Entering the masonry business in 1968, working the yard and delivering materials to job sites for Bush Building Co., Brad later moved into a position in estimating which allowed him to begin his career at WASCO as Estimator/Project Manager. Enjoying several roles since then, including Corporate Secretary and Treasurer, a title his son currently holds, and working his way up to President, then Chairman of the Board once he stepped down, Brad’s WASCO career has held quite the progression.
Citing multiple favorite projects, Brad highlights the amount of work WASCO performed at Ft. Campbell, as well as the creativity they engineered to manage and staff five to six simultaneous projects with a variety of materials. Watching the project come together was fun for him. The most inspiring part of his job has been seeing WASCO admired by others as not afraid to tackle difficult projects, due to their expertise and equipment availability.
Brad has found it satisfying to instill an employee mindset of value in experiences and growth in their WASCO careers and to achieve the levels of success in which they aspire. Seeing individuals enter the industry as green laborers, then later sit at the table in management meetings; this sort of accomplishment continues to drive him.
Spending time with his wife is one of Brad’s favorite activities. Known to some as Grumps and Mimi, he and his wife do their best to attend all their grandchildren’s sporting events and enjoy hearing how much they were missed on the rare occasions they are unable to make it. When the whole family is together, whether during holidays or on vacation, are Brad’s happiest times.
Andy has been employed at WASCO since 1977. Even as the son of company founder, Bill Sneed, Andy began his WASCO career track as a delivery driver and held eleven other progressive job titles before landing his current role as President and CEO. Andy describes his main responsibility as ensuring the company accomplishes their mission: Engineered Masonry Excellence.
Driven by doing his best and upholding his word, Andy enjoys supporting others’ growth in their careers and being part of constructing quality and aesthetically pleasing buildings. Waterproofing the Legislative Plaza in Downtown Nashville has been his favorite project WASCO has worked on.
Andy is a man of family and faith; when not working hard in the office, he can often be found fishing.
Adam has been employed at WASCO, Inc. since 2004 and currently serves as Vice President of Operations where his primary responsibilities are project management and managing the yard and equipment. Part of the WASCO/Sneed family legacy, Adam started his career track as a laborer, working up to foreman, superintendent and project manager before landing his current role.
Taking part in building new, key projects is the most inspiring part of his job, and Adam cites Bechtler Museum, Vanderbilt and Belmont as his favorite projects with the company.
Adam is driven by relationship building and providing quality work. When not on the clock, he can be found fishing, spending time at the lake and having quality time with family.
Trey currently serves as Vice President of Field Operations at WASCO, Inc. An employee since 1998, he started working a summer job as a laborer for the company his grandfather founded. Coming aboard full time in 2002, Trey worked as a laborer for the New Masonry and Restoration divisions. Starting a bricklayer apprenticeship with Lovell’s Masonry, a WASCO subsidiary, in 2004, he was promoted to New Masonry Foreman a few years later. In 2008, Trey began training in estimating and received the opportunity to manage a few small projects. This career track led him to the position he is in today, where he is responsible for overseeing all manpower coordination.
A fifth generation bricklayer, masonry is in Trey’s blood; seeing projects progress from start to finish inspires him. Managing and developing personnel and interacting with customers are also helpful in keeping Trey’s work life inspired. Gibbs Middle School, MBA Wallace Hall and the Nashville Sounds Ballpark are several of his favorite WASCO projects. Trey values taking care of WASCO employees and getting work done correctly the first time, without employing shortcuts.
Appreciating work-life balance, spending time with his wife and three daughters is when Trey is happiest, and fishing is his favorite hobby.
Brian, a WASCO employee since 1993, currently bears two titles: Vice President of Business Development and Secretary/Treasurer. Overseeing office administration and sales, Brian works closely with the CFO, acquiring costs to complete information, distributing accounts receivable reports and assisting with collections. Additionally, he maintains relationships with a group of customers for whom he bids work and assists with estimating, as needed.
Starting out as a laborer, Brian was accepted to WASCO’s masonry apprenticeship program where he spent two years before entering into an estimating role. After eleven years as an estimator, he transitioned into project management, during which time he opened a WASCO office in Bowling Green, KY, performing work across the state of Kentucky and up to Dayton, OH. In 2012, Brian entered a role in business development and became Corporate Secretary; both roles he has remained in since that time.
Interacting with people, employees and customers alike, is the most inspiring part of Brian’s job. He says there are really good people in the construction industry. Treating others with respect and following through with his words are values which drive him. The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKYPAC) in Bowling Green, KY, has been Brian’s favorite WASCO project.
When not in the office, Brian can often be found watching his kids compete in sporting events, enjoying live music or playing golf.
Currently serving as WASCO’s Chief Financial Officer, Kenneth is responsible for the areas of finance and accounting. He joined WASCO in November 2012 and replaced the retiring CFO. Bringing people together towards a common goal is what most inspires him most about his job, and implementing procedures to reduce their month end closing process has been his favorite project so far.
Kenneth is driven each day by the values of showing respect and treating others the way he wants to be treated. When not working, he enjoys travelling with his wife, music and theatre.
Johnny serves as WASCO’s Safety and Insurance Vice President where he ensures compliance with company policy and government safety regulations. Among his responsibilities include developing and communicating project site safety plans, safety training, conducting inspections and investigating accidents. He also develops and completes annual reviews of company property and casualty insurance programs.
In the four decades Johnny has been with WASCO, he has worked his way up the career ladder. In 1974, he entered masonry construction as a laborer earning four dollars per hour. He worked hard each day to learn all he could about the trade. Many years and projects later, he moved into management and has been there since. Johnny’s favorite projects have been difficult or challenging projects where they performed on time, had no serious safety issues and were lucrative. He continues to be inspired when employees come to him with an issue, on or off the job, and he is able to give good advice or help to solve the problem. Treating people fairly and respectfully is what drives him daily.
When he is not working, spending time with family, friends, fishing and sports is what Johnny most enjoys.
WASCO Vice President, Mike Kincaid, oversees operations of the company’s Sitescapes and Restoration divisions. With sixteen years of dedicated service, he has seen and worked in many facets of the company. Originally hired to the WASCO team in 2003 as a Job Superintendent in the Restoration Division, he was later transferred to a company subsidiary, Lovell’s Masonry. In 2005 he transferred back to WASCO and has since served in management.
Mike feels fortunate to have worked on a variety of interesting projects over the years – many special to him because of their unique architecture, unusual locations, their functions, or even the challenges of the builds. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jackson, TN, remains his favorite project. This 1850’s construction was damaged by a tornado, and WASCO was hired to completely disassemble the masonry structure of the historic church and reconstruct it with a combination of new and original, salvaged material. The combination of new and old was seamless, and St. Luke’s is restored as a beautiful landmark in downtown Jackson.
For Mike, a career in any construction field offers many motivations. Working in the field of masonry, recognized for both aesthetics and durability, he soon recognized the projects he works on are intended to last and serve their intended purpose in the community for many years. This knowledge inspires him daily, and he finds restoring and renewing historic buildings particularly rewarding.
Throughout the years, many values have helped him in his career. According to Mike, calm rational thought results in better decisions, better strategies, and better relationships at work and home. He is intentional in thinking before he speaks and accepting challenges whether he will succeed or fail; increasing resourcefulness, innovation and confidence. Finally, he has learned to commit himself. Whether to family, career or hobbies; committing and fully investing himself gives him the passion and drive to make the very best efforts for success.
As WASCO Vice President and Head Estimator, Jason Kinnard’s extensive career speaks for itself. In 1984, Jason started out as a laborer and truck driver and soon moved up in the organization, serving as clerical liaison between the yard and main office. He was put in charge of the yard in November 1985. He has since served as estimator, department head, and in 2000, was promoted to Vice President. In his current role, Jason tracks and reviews bids on new construction projects in Middle Tennessee.
Jason’s favorite project at WASCO was earlier in his career; a large addition to a prison complex in West Liberty, KY. Then department head, Brad Procter, was attending a masonry conference and left Jason to bid the job alone. The bid was just under two million dollars. Without oversight, Jason bid the job and secured it. He later saw Brad at the conference, sat quietly beside him, and softly told him of his success. Brad quickly sat up in his chair and spat out “Oh shit!”
Teaching others how to estimate is what inspires Jason most at WASCO. He developed a crash course in estimating many from other departments have taken. He has also trained several full-time estimators from the ground up. Watching the light come on in others’ eyes as they begin to understand the process, start producing bids and being able to celebrate with them as they do, continues to fulfill Jason.
Honesty, attention to detail, thoroughness, communication, respect for others’ personal lives and keeping his word are the values which drive him. When not working, Jason enjoys exercising, reading books, watching classic TV and doing lunch.
Shawn has been employed at WASCO, Inc. since 1996, where he started out working with his tools in the field. He has worked in most positions within the company and currently serves as Vice President of Eastern Operations at our Knoxville, TN branch. His duties include, but are not limited to project management, estimating, administration, training and workforce development, marketing, equipment, new construction, restoration, stucco, EIFS and lightweight panels.
Embracing the values incited in Proverbs 27:17 – As iron sharpens iron, may one friend sharpen another, Shawn believes in holding each other accountable to be better each day. He is inspired when driving past a completed project and knowing he helped build something which makes the end user happy. The Library at University of Virginia’s College at Wise has been one of Shawn’s favorite projects at WASCO – a beautiful construct featuring a blend of Crab Orchard and Pennsylvania Blue Stones, precast, brick and stone paving.
When he’s not hard at work in the office, Shawn can be found spending time with his grandchildren and getting out on his motorcycle and spending a few hours in the wind with his wife.
Harry’s commitment to WASCO extends nearly four decades. Though he currently serves as Senior Project Manager, there are few jobs Harry has not performed over the years. From laborer to bricklayer, foreman to superintendent, Harry has done it all. Over the years, his favorite projects have been the Omohundro Water treatment restoration project and the Clarksville Montgomery County Courthouse rebuild, after it was damaged by a tornado.
In his current role, Harry manages WASCO’s Restoration Division. Inspired by making a difference and educating others about the industry, his deeply rooted faith in Jesus Christ drives him to offer the same grace and assistance to those who may need a second and third chance, just as he has been shown. When not working, Harry is happiest when he is spending time with his grandchildren and fishing.
David currently serves as the Operations Manager of WASCO’s subsidiary, Lovell Masonry, Inc. With company experience spanning more than two decades, his commitment began when he was just a boy and would help his late father and grandfather at Lovell’s. After a ten year hiatus, David found his way back and began climbing the ladder eventually leading to management. He is proud of all of the projects he has worked on, but a couple which stand out as the most challenging, yet satisfying are Westhaven Amenities Center and the more recent 231 Public Square, both in Franklin, Tennessee.
With four generations of masons in his family line, carrying on the craft inspires him; he has proudly recruited his own son into the fold. Along with continuing the legacy, David is driven by strong relationships and a superior reputation. In his downtime, he loves spending time with his wife and kids. Next to that, you’ll find him at his happiest when fishing.
Shawn Gallant – Knoxville, TN
Phil Haneline- Nashville, TN
Trey Sneed – Nashville, TN
Harry Smith – Nashville, TN
Terry Hayden – Nashville, TN
Jonathan Roske – Knoxville, TN
Jody Stewart - Nashville, TN
Mike Kincaid – Nashville, TN
Adam Sneed – Nashville, TN
Lovell’s Masonry, Inc.
David Lovell – Columbia, TN