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Evart Helms was born in Cadillac and raised on a dairy farm near McBain, MI. After graduating from high school in 1963, he moved to Grand Rapids and began work in the masonry trade as a laborer. In the spring of 1975 Helms Masonry was founded. After a short time, Evart hired his only brother Dean, as the companies first employee. Soon the company grew and added more people. In 1984 Dean became a co-owner. Helms Masonry Inc. currently has 25-30 men in the field, along with a full time estimator and two part time office staff.
The company has expanded from residential into full scale Commercial, Industrial, Institutional and Educational work. Estimating is done with state of the art computer program with 3D capabilities. Accounting and job costing is done in-house utilizing Quickbooks software. All labor is recorded using The Job Clock system which ties in with the job costing program. All field employees are compensated hourly as well as incentive based on production. Annual sales average $3-4,000,000.
"Our goal at Helms Masonry Inc. is to provide the highest quality and prompt service at a competitive price. We recognize that our clients expect and deserve to receive the maximum return on their investment. We at Helms Masonry Inc. are committed to demonstrate the unequaled value, beauty, flexibility and permanence of masonry, resulting in extended life cycle and lower maintenance at a reasonable cost."