Paul A. Mastenbrook

Page 646-647 - Paul A. Mastenbrook, executive head of the firm of Paul A. Mastenbrook Company, general contractors, with offices in the Michigan Trust Building, is one of the enterprising and public-spirited young men of Grand Rapids who has made his way to prominence and honorable prestige through his own well-directed energy and efforts. He was born at Grand Haven, Michigan, August 17, 1887, and obtained his education in the grammar and high schools of that place, graduating from the latter with the class of 1905. He began his business career with the firm of Williamson & Crow, architects, with whom he later became an associate member. This alliance proved most valuable, and was destined to have important influence in directing his subsequent activities. He later became associated with the Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, one of the largest concerns in construction work in the city of Grand Rapids, and he was identified with this concern for five years. In 1919 he embarked in business for himself and has since conducted a business in an individual way. He has built up a large and remunerative business in Grand Rapids and the surrounding country and is recognized as one of the leading contractors of this community. Besides his business connections Mr. Mastenbrook is also loyal and public-spirited in his civic attitude, and gives generously of his time and means to all measures tending to the public good. He is a thirty-second degree Mason, and a member of the Grand Rapids Association of Commerce, Grand Rapids Engineering Society, Lions Club and the Masonic Country Club. He is also secretary and treasurer of the Schubert Club and a member of the Grand Rapids Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Mastenbrook was married October 5, 1916, to Miss Velma F. Saunders, of Grand Rapids, and they have two children, John F. and Mary Elizabeth.

Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 17 January 2004