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Meet our Staff


Zachary J. Powers
Owner/Operator
I wanted to take a few moments and tell you what you can expect from me as an owner and as a mason. My heart and work ethic drives me to be on top of my game. I am always hungry to learn more and be better than what I was yesterday. Every job comes with it a challenge that I meet with eagerness and determination. I am chomping at the bit to help drive and grow my company to its highest potential. I promise to give 110% on every job, every day.

In 2008 I graduated from the WWU Masonry Trade School, where I learned about building leads and running a brick line. While working with previous employers, I started as a grunt and worked my way up to a lead. I started from the bottom, mixing mud and moving brick, and advanced to designing and executing complex patios, chimneys, pizza ovens, and various masonry jobs. My passion lies with the knowledge and ethics I have. Taking these tools, I decided to open up my own company and strive for excellence.



Melody Yost
Office Manager
Melody has worked in an office her entire career. She came to Powers Chimney & Masonry in December 2012. She started with us as a part time office assistant. But shortly her talents were shown to be needed in the Office Management. She is very detail oriented and loves to take care of the duties in the office.

Melody is new to the construction industry, but has a lot of experience running the office. In the last year she has become extremely knowledgeable in the masonry field and process.

Melody is married and has a 2 year old daughter. Her family takes up a lot of her free time. Melody married her husband in October of 2009. She loves Cake Decorating and scrapbooking as her hobbies. Melody loves playing softball with her husband, and playing with her little girl. She loves to have fun, and is very involved in her church.

Melody is very excited for the opportunity to work with the great staff at Powers Chimney & Masonry and loves to do anything to help out the team.


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Scott Schwake
Journeyman Mason
Scott Schwake has an extensive career as a custom brick and stone mason. He served his apprenticeship in the affluent preferred custom neighborhoods of Chicago, establishing his lifelong dedication to high standards in product quality and customer satisfaction. Scott is a craftsman and master of his trade. He imparts this standard to his team at Powers Chimney & Masonry resulting in a superior job completed on time.


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Ekraam Shah
Chimney Sweep and Technician
Ekraam has 7 years experience and has seen just about every type of chimney. This includes wood stoves, free standing and inserts. I have also seen Pellet stoves and pre-fab fireplaces, open fireplaces, and even Russian designed fireplaces. I am also trained to perform safety inspections , diagnose problems, and repair issues that need to be done. Ekraam truly enjoys what he does. He takes a lot of pride in providing a service. An important service that helps keep our customers homes safe and comfortable.

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