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About Forrest & Associate

Iowa’s Trusted Masonry Construction & Restoration Contractor for More than 60 Years

Masonry is the most versatile building material available – and the most challenging. That intriguing combination drew Dick Felice into the masonry business more than 60 years ago.

After graduating from high school, Dick partnered with his friend, Dale Forrest, to launch their own masonry firm in 1960. The company began with 10 employees, with Dick serving as Forrest & Associate’s President & CEO.

Dick purchased Dale’s stock in 1993, and the company continued to flourish. In 2021, he decided to step back from company ownership and sold the business to three longtime employees: Rob VanHeesyk, Anthony Sergio, and Jon Merk. They continue to hold to the high standards that Dick and Dale provided for more than 60 years.

An aerial view of a courtyard with a fountain and brickwork surrounding a waterfall.
An aerial view of Clive Behavioral Health West.
An aerial view of the courtyard at the District at Prairie Trail in Ankeny that features an artistic brick inlay, a stone water fountain, and green spaces.
An aerial view of the Court Avenue Bridge spanning the Des Moines River in Des Moines, Iowa.

High-Quality Craftsmanship. Decades of Experience.

Over the years, Forrest & Associate has grown in size and reputation, becoming one of the most knowledgeable and experienced masonry contracting firms in Des Moines.

Today, Team Forrest uses a variety of masonry materials like block, brick, limestone, granite, marble, tile, and terra cotta to construct commercial, industrial, educational, and residential buildings across the state of Iowa. Through our quality craftsmanship and superior expertise, our team has played a significant role in aiding the beautification and growth programs of cities across the state of Iowa.

Our Mission Statement

It is the mission of Forrest & Associate to provide the highest standard of total quality masonry construction and service to its customers, and to meet its customer's expectations 100 percent of the time by employing the highest degree of quality, skilled, and professional people. Forrest & Associate will accept no less than a total quality commitment to its customers, enabling Forrest & Associate to remain the premier masonry contracting firm in Iowa.

Our Association Memberships

We may have been around for decades, but we remain at the forefront of the masonry industry. Forrest & Associate has adapted year after year to changes in construction practices, and we’ve remained active in industry organizations, working to ensure that masonry is a major part of building design.

Our ownership remain an active part of the rapidly changing masonry industry through the following organizations:

Meet Our Leadership Team


Anthony Sergio, Safety Director

Jonathon Merk, Chief Estimator

Robert Van Heeswyk, Project Coordinator


Richard C. Felice


Ruth Beyer

Tricia Lane

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