Wilks Masonry President
Wilks Masonry’s President, Chris Struve, is no stranger to the masonry industry. He has over 32 years’ experience building commercial and government masonry projects.
As a California native, Mr. Chris Struve, began his career within the masonry industry immediately from his service in the United States Air Force. Mr. Struve, served our country as a young adult in active duty from 1983 to 1987, joined reserves and was honorably discharged in 1993.
Outside his assignments from the United States Reserves, Mr. Struve began working for a masonry contractor in Sacramento California. There, he enrolled in the bricklayers’ union as an apprentice with a four year training school. After 3 years of school he graduated early and began a full-time position as a foreman. Mr. Struve acquired vast knowledge in the masonry trade from 1987 to 1996 and with this experience at hand and his strive to succeed further, in late September 1998 Mr. Struve founded Ca Straight Line Masonry Inc. As President and Founder, Mr. Struve succeeded to maintain a multi-million-dollar masonry business until 2013. He served as President of the MCAA of Northern California in 2004 and 2005.
After facing drastic changes with the 2007-2008 economy and bidding process with union and non-union contractors, maintaining a successful business was challenging and Mr. Struve decided to close the doors to Ca Straight Line Masonry in 2013. He proceeded to work as an independent contractor until 2017.
Mr. Struve and family moved to Houston, Texas in late 2017 with his transition to Wilks Masonry in mid-2018. Since becoming part of the Wilks Masonry family, Mr. Struve has brought forth considerable amount of value, experience and essential key knowledge to his current position as President.