Our commitment is to the research and development of innovative masonry products and systems designed to reinforce, and enhance the performance of the building envelope and structure. We bring over 84 years of proven quality and technical expertise to the masonry industry.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. serves both the Commercial/Institutional markets and the Residential market as the leading developer and distributor of reinforcement, anchoring and air barrier systems for masonry.
Reinforcement and Anchoring Systems
Flashing and Waterproofing Systems
Mortar Dropping Collection and Ventilation Systems
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. is also committed to the green building industry by offering a complete line of environmentally friendly products for the construction of sustainable masonry structures.
Carbon Steel Reinforcement and Masonry Wire Ties made from 99% post industrial recycled material.
VOC and HAP Free Green Flashing and Air Barrier Products
Re-bonded Rubber and Cork Products
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. products have been used on many well-known green projects, including the renowned Solaire at Battery Park City in New York, known as the first Green Residential High Rise in North America. Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. supplied The Bronx Zoo Madagascar Lion House Renovation, which was the first LEED Gold NYC Landmark.
Hohmann & Barnard Company History
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. , founded in 1933, is known worldwide for quality fabrication and innovative design of anchor and reinforcement systems for masonry. Visit our history page to learn more.
Hohmann & Barnard, Inc. offers a diverse range of products for the building envelope: masonry reinforcement, anchors and ties; water protection systems featuring flashing and air barriers; and masonry restoration products.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. Commercial Division
Reinforcment and wire ties Systems, waterproofing, and air barrier systems.
Hohmann and Barnard Residential Division
Residential building envelope systems: roofing, waterproofing, termite protection, and air barrier systems.
Sandell Manufacturing, A Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. Company
A leading manufacturer and supplier of moisture protection systems.
Diedrich Technologies, A Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. Company
Manufacturer and supplier of environmentally friendly new masonry cleaning, restoration, and water repellent products
Blok-Lok, A Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. Company
A leading manufacturer and supplier of masonry repair and resorations systems.
Dur-O-Wal, A Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. Company
A historic brand, synonymous with wire joint reinforcement for masonry.
Foamtastic, A Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. Company
Expansion joints, Neoprene Sponge, Flashing, Rebonded Rubber, Wall Foam and Pool Line, Backer Rods.
Oldest HB Picture, 1937
Hohmann & Barnard was founded in New York City, NY by Herman Hohmann in March of 1933, in the Great Depression era, with financial participation of the Barnard family. Originally the main business consisted of the manufacturing of window sash weights, which were built into the frames of windows to facilitate proper opening and closing. The business was affected by World War II, but Mr. Hohmann began doing light manufacturing for the government to sustain the business during the 40’s. In the 50’s, Mr. Hohmann bought out the Barnard family interest, and began to take advantage of the economic rebound and the strong New York area construction market to focus on masonry accessories. Hohmann & Barnard products began to be used on many of the massive housing projects that ensued in the 60’s, including LeFrak City in Queens and Co-op City in the Bronx, which is still considered the largest cooperative housing project in the world.
With the passing of Mr. Hohmann in 1969, second generation Hohmann family members began to take the reigns, and advanced the company into more diversified areas of masonry reinforcements and accessories, as well as the special fabrication of stone anchoring systems. The company moved its headquarters to Hauppauge, NY, in 1972 where it remains today.
The 80’s saw the construction of numerous skyscrapers with marble and granite facades, with Hohmann and Barnard becoming the industry leader in façade anchors, with design and fabrication of anchors for such notable buildings as the AT&T Headquarters (now the Sony Building) and the IBM Tower, both on Madison Avenue in New York City. The latter was well-documented at the time in a New York Times article (link to article).
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In the 80’s H&B also began to advance the quality of masonry wall construction with a series of innovative patented products. These products were designed to enhance the performance of masonry wall construction, while offering ease of installation and labor savings. The company developed a countrywide network of quality distributors, and also began to gain international exposure with many large overseas projects, primarily in the Middle East. This continues today, with recent projects such as the Dubai International Airport.
While the second generation of Hohmanns remained with the company, and still participates fully in the day-to-day business, the third generation has also been fully involved since the early 90’s. In that period, innovation and growth have continued with numerous proprietary products being developed and entire product lines added, including a wide variety of flashings, air barriers, residential products and an array of foam and rubber products. Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. is committed to enhancing and promoting the benefits of environmentally sound, masonry wall construction.
On May 1, 2008, Hohmann & Barnard was acquired by Mitek Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathway, Inc. H&B continues to operate as a separate subsidiary of Mitek Industries, and envisions an even greater growth trajectory going forward.
On October 3, 2008, Hohmann & Barnard acquired Blok-Lok, LTD., one of the leading manufacturers of wire reinforcement and ties for masonry in Canada. Blok-Lok, LTD. has built a 50-year reputation for excellence in new construction, restoration, and preservation. Download a PDF of the press release.
On March 31, 2010, Hohmann & Barnard announced that it acquired the assets of Dur-O-Wal from Dayton Superior Corporation. Dur-O-Wal, one of the pioneers in the masonry reinforcement industry, has established one of the most well-known brands, widely recognized in the masonry construction and architectural communities. The transaction closed April 23, 2010.
On April 13, 2011, Hohmann & Barnard announced that it acquired Sandell Industries Inc, a company established over fifty years ago; with a reputation for innovation, Sandell manufactures state of the art flashings, drainage products, and building envelope accessories for the residential and commercial construction industry. Another component of the acquisition was Diedrich Technologies, a leader in high-performance detergent products for building restoration and maintenance.
On August 1, 2013, Hohmann & Barnard announced that it completed the purchase of the assets of Astoria, NY based RKL Building Specialties Company. RKL manufactures and distributes custom stone and masonry anchors and accessories throughout the northeast, with an especially strong presence in the New York City market.