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Brendan Sheehan, Senior Corporate Recruiter

BrendanSWhat do you do in your position at the recruiting office? I am a Senior Corporate Recruiter for our Architectural Products Group (APG). I work on the exempt level positions for seven of our regional companies in both the U.S. and Canada. I support the western region, as well as the northeast and Texas.

When did you join Oldcastle?
I started with Oldcastle in January of 2015.

Where is your job located?
All of the recruiting efforts for Oldcastle in North America are centralized in our offices in Rochester, NY.

What are the best parts of your job?
The people in the organization.  Even though we are the largest building materials manufacturer in North America, the company has a very blue collar feel to it. The management, from the regional presidents, to the local sales and operations managers, are all very accessible and very open. The needs for each Oldcastle company and region can vary, so having that open communication with numerous levels within the organization is a huge asset for us in the recruiting center.


Brendan receiving ‘Recruiter of the Quarter’ Award 2016

What do you like about working here?
Getting to know the hiring managers and really being able to get a feel for their local needs. Like I mentioned, Oldcastle has a great culture of openness and working together for the greater good of the company. I love being able to get a real understanding of what we are trying to accomplish, both in business and as a leader in the building materials industry.

How would coworkers describe you?  Hopefully they would say that I’m a hardworking, fun-loving guy and team player. I try to bring a positive attitude into the work place.

What was your first job ever?
My first job was working at Silver Stadium where the Rochester Red Wings play. I worked the grill that was on a deck down the 3rd base line. It was right next to the visiting team’s bullpen, so I would talk with the players while I was setting up for the game.

Do you have any fun or interesting work stories?
We went to the National Sales Meeting in Nashville in 2015. This was at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.  There are nine acres of indoor gardens there, a river flowing through it and waterfalls. It took 15 minutes to walk from one end to the other! It was a great event – especially getting to meet over 200 people on the teams we work with all over the country.

Tell us about your family.
My mom lives in Rochester in the same town as I do, and my brother lives just outside of Philadelphia with his wife, my niece and nephew. He has three books published, and is the food editor for Philadelphia Magazine. We all like to travel, and both my brother and I have lived out west on a couple of occasions.

Connect with Brendan on LinkedIn. 

Want to learn more about working for Oldcastle?
Visit us at Oldcastle Careers.


Oldcastle is North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials. With more than 2,000 locations throughout North America, we are in constant pursuit of the next generation of successful decision makers, leaders and problem solvers. Learn more about joining the Oldcastle team HERE.

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Northfield Block, an Oldcastle Company


Northfield Block is a family run, leading manufacturer of commercial and residential masonry products in the Midwest. They operate under Oldcastle Architectural, yet each location “works to service their local markets, while leveraging the group’s best practices and resources.”


1949 – Became a part of the masonry industry
– Purchased by Oldcastle Architectural Products Group (APG)
2009 – Merged with Bend Industries of Wisconsin
2010-present  Continues to operate under Oldcastle (parent company of APG)

Facility Locations
Mundelein, Illinois
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sheffield Village, Ohio

Products include:
– Cordova Stone
– Franklin Stone
– Harvard Brik & Quik Brik (structural veneers)
– Waterford Stone
– Belgard Pavers
– Segmental Retaining Walls

Hardscapes Photo Gallery

Architectural & Residence Masonry Photo Gallery

Sustainable Solutions

Want to work for us?
Learn more about joining the Northfield/Oldcastle family HERE.
Check out a behind-the-scenes tour: 
Mundelein, Illinois Plant

Official website: http://northfieldblock.com/

About Oldcastle Architectural – the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. Other products include packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime.
Locations: 206 in 38 states and 6 Canadian provinces
Employees: 7000+

About our parent company:
Oldcastle – 
North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials. We have more than 2,000 locations throughout North America.

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