Phoenix Masonry’s team is forty-people strong and counting. With over 300 years of combined experience, our knowledgeable team brings a passion for excellence and smart work practices to every project.
Founder and President
Christy Crook, Founder and President of Phoenix Masonry Inc., earned her BA in organizational communication and business management from the Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2002, followed by an international MBA from the University of Denver in 2007. She worked at multiple masonry construction firms in various roles, including safety director and director of business development, until she left to found Phoenix Masonry in 2010.
Active in the community, Christy sits on the board of the American Subcontractors Association as well as Transportation and Construction Girl, a nonprofit that encourages young women to explore careers in the transportation and construction industries.
She is an active member of the American General Contractors Association, Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute, and the National Association of Women in Construction.
When she’s not working with the community or running Phoenix Masonry, Christy is on the hunt for her next travel adventure, be it the next state over, or halfway around the world.
Adam Gutierrez, Vice President of Phoenix Masonry, has been with the company since its founding in 2010. A Denver native, Adam is an outdoor enthusiast. His favorite recreational activities include riding his side-by-side utility vehicle, a Polaris RZR, and practicing marksmanship. Adam most enjoys sharing the Colorado sunshine with his family, including his three boys.
Senior Project Manager
Brad Steppins, Phoenix’s Senior Project Manager, joined the team in 2016.
A native to Missouri, the “Show Me” state, Brad has been married for 39 years. He has two children and in his free time, enjoys watching ice hockey and following the Colorado Avalanche.
Assistant Project Manager
Mike Miller, Phoenix Masonry’s Assistant Project Manager, was brought into the company in 2019. Mike is originally from Oklahoma and is a fervent sports fan. He likes watching college football and is sure to attend the NCAA Wrestling Tournament each year. A supportive grandfather, Mike enjoys attending his grandchildren’s’ sports events as well.
Miranda Krajewski, Phoenix’s Project Coordinator, joined the company in 2018. She lives an active Colorado lifestyle with her four dogs, three sons, three daughters, and her spouse. Miranda is an avid baseball devotee and enjoys sharing her love for the game with her children. Between team practices and Rockies games, baseball is an important part of her life, and she wouldn’t have it any other way!
Ryan Brandenburg, one of Phoenix’s expert foremen, joined the company in 2016. Originally from Riley, Kansas, Ryan spends football season cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys.
Erik Garber, a skilled Forman at Phoenix Masonry, has been with the company since 2017. Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, he has been married for 16 years and is a father of two daughters. In his free time, Erik enjoys hiking in the great outdoors.
Al Koscheski, one of Phoenix’s adept Foremen, joined the company in 2011. Originally from Oklahoma, Al moved to Colorado in 1993. He has been married 25 wonderful years, and is father to two children, a son and daughter, who both reside in Oklahoma. In his free time, Al enjoys spending time with his family, and playing with his grandnephew, Levi.
Alfredo Lopez Federico
Alfredo Lopez hails from Durango, Mexico and is a dedicated Denver Broncos fan. When he isn’t watching football, Alfredo is likely enjoying a good action movie or riding around on one of his ATVs. Alfredo also loves spending time with his family; his wife, three teenage daughters, and their cat, Nina.
Bernado Lopez, an experienced formen, joined Phoenix Masonry shortly after its founding in 2011. Bernado is originally from Durango, Mexico, and is a proud cat person. In his free time, he enjoys riding his ATV and spending time with his wife and four children.
Jodi Michel, Account Administrator at Phoenix Masonry, has been with the company since 2012. Originally from Colorado, Jodi loves to escape into the Rocky Mountains to spend time with her husband and three children at their newly finished condo. Her jack russell terrier and flat coat retriever are never far behind on her travels!
Certified Payroll Administrator/Accounts Payable Assistant
Linda Garcia joined our team in October of 2019. Though she retired from Sturgeon Electric in June 2019, she still wanted to contribute to the construction industry and found a good fit with Phoenix. In her free time, Linda enjoys gardening, decorating, and cycling, and during football season you can find her cheering for the Dallas Cowboys and CU Buffs.
Assistant Project Manager
Chris Steppins joined Phoenix Masonry in May 2020. Hailing from Southern California, Chris and his wife Diana have a two-year-old daughter who is their entire world. In his free time, Chris enjoys music, skateboarding, hockey, and hanging out with his black lab/border collie mix, Luna, and his tortoiseshell cat, Alice.
Genghis (the office cat)
Director of Pest Management
Genghis was rescued in 2015 and joined the team as director of pest management. He takes job accountability seriously, occasionally leaving evidence of a successful hunting mission for all to appreciate. An ideal employee, Genghis is always actively engaged during team meetings. He promptly greets all participants who enter because he knows each has come just to see him!
When We Look You In The Eye, Shake Your Hand, And Give You Our Word It Means Everything To Us.
That’s how our founder, Christy Crook does business and how we believe business works best. We believe our word is our bond. Excellence in craftsmanship is a sacred pursuit. And you, our customer are our reason to be. We love technology and look for ways to modernize, but one thing that will never change is how we do business through personal relationships built on trust and integrity.