• September 22, 2020

Building Blocks: Sturdy and True - Odessa American: Business Weekly

e-Edition Subscribe

Building Blocks: Sturdy and True

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 6:00 am

George Rood is no stranger in the Odessa area. He came to West Texas from Michigan in 1979 when a friend convinced him business was better in Texas. After much deliberation, George decided he would come down and spend one winter working in the South and has never looked back. He has built an incredibly successful business in masonry that has been thriving for over 35 years.                       

Masonry is a confusing term that most people do not understand. It is an art that requires absolute skill and knowledge. It is exceptionally durable when assembled properly with quality materials and appropriate construction.  Brick and concrete block are the most common types and have many advantages for your home such as: keeping your home well insulated, sturdy fences, and have a very useful, long life for structures. It is said that if you don’t like the weather in West Texas, just wait a minute. These extreme changes in weather are hard on brick and concrete blocks. Rood explains, “When the weather dramatically changes, everything shifts causing your bricks and block fences to crack and become less stable.” During frequent weather changes, the constant shrinking, swelling and shifting compromises the durability of the brick and concrete blocks because most have not been installed properly.    

In his block fence building, George Rood uses columns built into the fences. This reinforcement allows for impressive strength and staying-power. He takes no short cuts in brick repair either. Rood has a system in which he can replace the brick; not just patch it up. Most people are unaware they even have a problem with rotting brick. When they finally realize the extent of the damage, they feel it will be too timely and far too costly to fix. Simple cosmetic repairs will only hide your problem, so George Rood will come out and give you a free estimate allowing customers to realize it cost less than they imagined and takes very little time to repair.    

George Rood’s reputation speaks for itself. He is a hands-on boss and has decades of experience with quality, affordable workmanship. Rood is often working with his highly qualified crew, and is very well rounded and never sacrifices quality.              

If you are in need of a durable concrete clock fence or brick repair at an affordable price, call George Rood Masonry today at (432)362-1030.

Odessa, TX

Current Conditions

Sunny
73°
Humidity: 55%
Winds: NE at 1mph
Feels Like: 73°

Your Extended Forecast

Tomorrow

weather
High 85°/Low 59°
Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 50s.

wednesday

weather
High 87°/Low 60°
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 60s.

thursday

weather
High 89°/Low 63°
Sunshine. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 60s.
Online Features

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




  • ALL-ACCESS: Subscribe to our e-edition and premium website at myoaoa.com.
    You can read your daily newspaper without taking a walk to the driveway.
    Look back at yesterday's newspaper, or issues from months ago with our archive feature.
    Call circulation at 432-337-7314 to sign up today.