Daniel Hiltebeitel, Williamson’s director of masonry from 1998 to 2016, was inducted into the Mason Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) Masonry Hall of Fame during their midyear meeting on Sept. 20.
Many of his former masonry students came out to watch him receive this prestigious honor, which is given to those who have given back to the masonry trade and left their mark on the field.
During his time at Williamson, Hiltebeitel established Williamson’s SkillsUSA membership and helped many masonry students, as well as students in the other trades, win top awards at the state and national level, establishing Williamson as a top competitor.
He also oversaw masonry students on numerous community service projects over the years, giving them practical trade experience along with the pleasure of helping others.
Hiltebeitel started his masonry career at the age of 14, laboring for a general contractor in Downingtown. By 16, he was laboring for a masonry contractor and shortly after started his apprentice training which he continued through high school and college.
While serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he did concrete jobs on weekends in Southern California. He continued to apprentice after being discharged from the Marines.
He taught masonry at Central Chester County Vo-Tech in Coatesville from 1979-98 and then came to Williamson to teach.
Over the years, he became known for his passion for masonry which continues to this day.
In 2021, he was given the honor of Faculty Emeritus at Williamson for his dedicated years of teaching.
Congratulations to Dan!