BuildBlock Blog: News, Projects & Information

BuildBlock Blog: News, Projects & Information. Discover the latest tips, answers to technical questions, educational videos, BuildBlock ICF projects, and more. 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 From our hearts to yours, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from your friends at BuildBlock Building Systems. Thank you for being our partner in business and part of a wonderful year. We look forward to another successful year in 2013. Related Pages & Articles Winter Photos to wish you Merry Christmas & H…


Winter Photos to wish you Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

A few shots in the snow from Dennis Micoff our sales representative in Indian River, Michigan. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.


Sandown, New Hampshire Home

ICF Builder: McGregor Chadwick, Northstar Contractors New Hampton, New Hampshire, The Home Located on a small lake in southern New Hampshire and offering peaceful views from its privately positioned outdoor living room, this gorgeous open concept home was designed with preservation of the native landscape in mind. Offering main level living, beautiful hand milled native New Hampshire black oak wide plank flooring, a great room with cathedral ceilings, a 16-foot floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplace, a grand wrought iron staircase leading to a top floor loft with a view that takes your breath away, custom cherry kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops with a


Project Highlight: The Commons at Sea Shell Drive

The Commons at Sea Shell Drive Port Aransas, Texas ICF Builder: Todd Humphreys, CircleT Construction Builder: Nick Lorette Developer: Seashell Village Associates The Commons at Sea Shell Drive is the first all ICF development in the Texas Gulf Coast Region. The developers approached ICF technology for this project because of the need for energy efficiency, lower maintenance and utility costs and safety. This region enjoys wide fluctuations in temperature from the 20s in the winter to 100-degree plus in the summer. Hurricanes, storms, high winds, and even tornados are not uncommon in the area. Related Pages & Articles White Paper:


BuildBlock South Texas Spring Branch Project

Spring Branch Project, Spring Branch, Texas 5418 sq.ft. Under Roof, 2872 sq.ft. Conditioned January 9th-July 3rd 2012 Designed by Greg Setzer Contractor Custom Homes, Ltd. IFC Installer: BuildBlock of South Central Texas BuildBlock ICF Products The home posed several challenges. Many corners were close together and windows were close to corners. There were 5 different plate heights throughout this home, and ICF walls extended above the roof line without load-bearing walls beneath. Related Pages & Articles Building Safer Homes & Schools with BuildBlo… White Paper: The ICF Effect Upping the R-value in ICF Construction Press Release: Reiner Family Builds Ultimate


Lego House BuildBlock Habitat House

BuildBlock products and Master Distributor Chip Gauthier of VA Gauthier Construction supported local Habitat for Humanity projects during their Blitz Build 2012. The Marquez family at 136 Green Mountain Loop in Grass Valley, California will now live in a home built with BuildBlock ICF’s. Congratulations to Chip and Chad Gauthier for their service.   Blitz 1 Blitz 2


BuildBlock Product Labeling

As we roll out our new marketing image and brand identity resources, we are updating the labeling used on the blocks themselves. The code information is still present and has been updated. The look simplifies the number of colors and makes some changes to the material itself. These changes will carry on the brand redesign and will continue to trickle down into new materials, literature, and displays. You should start seeing the new labels on shipping products in the next few weeks.


Brian Corder joins BuildBlock as Marketing Director

Brian has a solid background in event production, business analysis, and information technology planning. Most recently responsible for leading marketing, communications and business development with NineCollective, a creative, software design, and web services company. NineCollecive transitioned to ERP product development for the oilfield services industry. At Freightliner Specialty Vehicles, SportChassis he created and managed brand identity, design, and advertising. SportChassis partnered with national organizations such as SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association), National Finals Rodeo, NRHA, Sturgis, Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, and Barrett-Jackson to present the products at more than 60 events per year.


Delynn Merrick joins BuildBlock Customer Service

Delynn joined BuildBlock as an administrative assistant and will support the entire BuildBlock team. She is also responsible for lead distribution and is the friendly voice behind the phone. Delynn is married to her husband Steve and just celebrated her one year anniversary. She has a son, Josh, who is married to her wonderful daughter-in-law, Angela and anxiously waiting for grandchildren to come. She grew up in a small town in West Texas but has spent the last 25 years in Oklahoma. She loves to travel, play at the lake/beach, and just be with her family.


BuildBlock Expands into Egypt

BuildBlock Expands into Egypt BuildBlock has completed its latest international expansion into the Egyptian market. Our new facility will be located in Cairo. We are pleased to welcome another distributor and production facility to the team. The region is seeing dramatic increases in building and ICF construction is timely, viable, and highly sought after. Product molds were recently shipped and the manufacturing facility should be operational in the next 30 days. Expansion into international markets is critical for BuildBlock. The financial returns and brand recognition abroad allows BuildBlock to stay strong financially and continue to develop new products and serve


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