Archive | August, 2011

Missouri GFRC Projects

GFRC Missouri Area Projects

West North Central GFRC: Commerce Bank, Afton, Missouri

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is America’s tallest man-made monument, and people from all parts of the country and other regions of the world are familiar with its imposing and impressive appearance. As engineers, architects, and contractors know, however, this is just one of many impressive structures in the state. At Stromberg Architectural, we provide GFRC for masons, designers, and other professionals in Missouri interested in creating their own architectural masterpieces.

Featured Missouri GFRC Projects

  • St. Louis GFRC: Federal Reserve Bank, St. Louis, MO
  • Lee’s Summit GFRC: Summit Fair, MO
  • Afton GFRC: Commerce Bank, Afton, Missouri
    Summary: Stromberg created a custom GFRC clock surround that is lightweight, moisture resistant, low maintenance, and stunning in its elegant simplicity.
  • Kansas City GFRC: Ameristar Casino, Kansas City, Missouri
    Summary: Using GFRC and GFRG, Stromberg created columns, surrounds, sills, wall caps, and panels to improve the aesthetic appeal of this 140,000 square-foot dining, entertainment, and gaming space.

We Have Dozens of GFRC Elements For Your GFRC Missouri Project:

  • GFRC columns–choose from ionic, composite, Greek Corinthian, Roman Corinthian, Greek Doric, and custom columns
  • GFRC fountains and pools
  • GFRC domes and cupolas
  • GFRC wall caps and window surrounds
  • And many more gorgeous and durable elements

Why Work With Stromberg to Complete Your GFRC Missouri Project?

  • More than 1,600 successful GFRC projects and counting
  • A wide range of styles, including Modern, Colonial, Beaux Arts, and Federal
  • World’s largest capacity and selection of GFRC elements
  • Free initial consultations and complimentary estimate

We Can Provide Local GFRC Service Wherever You Are Located in Missouri:

Kansas City GFRC, Saint Louis GFRC, Springfield GFRC, Independence GFRC, Columbia GFRC, Saint Joseph GFRC, Lee’s Summit GFRC, Saint Charles GFRC, Saint Peters GFRC, Florissant GFRC, and all other Missouri cities and towns.

Visit the Stromberg Architectural website to view our complete GFRC shop, which includes GFRC specifications and information about our services and our diverse selection of GFRC elements. To arrange a free consultation or get answers to your GFRC questions from a knowledgeable representative, call us at (903) 454-0904 or send us an email at [email protected].

Ohio GFRC Projects

Ohio GFRC Projects

Ohio Area GFRC: St. Peter Church, Canton, Ohio

With more than 60 National Historic Landmarks–including the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus and the 47-story Art Deco LeVeque Tower–Ohio is home to shining examples of an array of architectural styles, from Greek Revival to Gothic. Those in charge of renovating or overseeing the creation of new elements for Ohio churches, restaurants, hospitals, and other structures have chosen GFRC elements by Stromberg for more than two decades.

Featured Ohio GFRC Projects

  • Canton GFRC: St. Peter Church, Canton, Ohio
    Summary: Extensive renovation with GFRC–The Stromberg team designed and manufactured more than 3,000 custom pieces of GFRC for this project, including a seven-foot GFRC rose window. Each piece was crafted to seamlessly match the color and texture of the original structure.
  • Youngstown GFRC: Seventh District Court of Appeals, Youngstown, OH
    GFRC Elements: Majestic GFRC columns
    Lyndhurst GFRC: Atrias Restaurant, Lyndhurst, Ohio
    GFRC Elements: GFRC pilasters and GFRC half columns
  • Westlake GFRC: Chico’s, Westlake, OH
    GFRC Elements: GFRC molding and GFRC panels
  • Cincinnati GFRC: Restoration Hardware, Cincinnati, OH
    GFRC Elements: GFRC columns
  • Brooklyn GFRC: Staples, Brooklyn, Ohio
    GFRC Elements: GFRC pilasters
  • Dublin GFRC: Embassy Suites, Dublin, OH
  • Westerville GFRC: Liebert Learning Center, Westerville, Ohio
  • Cleveland GFRC: St. Vincent’s Charity Hospital
  • Lebanon GFRC: Wal-Mart, Lebanon, OH

Local GFRC Ohio Services

  • 3-D renderings, mock-ups, and models
  • GFRC connection details and drawings
  • Custom GFRC molds and finishes
  • Packaging and GFRC shipping
  • Other services to simplify the GFRC design, manufacturing, and installation process

GFRC Advantages Over Traditional Concrete

  • GFRC elements weigh a fraction of ones made with precast
  • The glass fiber reinforcement means there is no metal to rust or corrode
  • A practically endless number of GFRC shapes, textures, and sizes

Stromberg Offers a World of Local GFRC Options for Contractors, Designers, Engineers, and Other Professionals:

Columbus GFRC, Cleveland gfrc, Cincinnati GFRC, Toledo GFRC, Akron GFRC, Dayton gfrc, Parma GFRC, Youngstown GFRC, Canton GFRC, Lorain GFRC, and more.

The Stromberg Architectural website contains numerous resources to make the GFRC shopping process straightforward and stress-free. To speak with a professional about your GFRC design needs or arrange a free initial consultation, call us at (903) 454-0904 or send an email to [email protected].

Indiana GFRC Projects

Indiana Area GFRC Projects

Midwest Area GFRC Projects: Staples, Brooklyn, Ohio

If you’re searching for local GFRC service in Indiana, Stromberg Architectural is here to help. Our Midwest GFRC projects have included restoration and new construction work for banks, retail stores, churches, courthouses, and restaurants. We have a knowledge of traditional and more modern architectural styles, so we can assist with a wide array of GFRC Indiana projects. Whether you need a GFRC dome for a massive sporting arena in Indiana or are overseeing a renovation of a historic cathedral in Vincennes, we can probably meet your needs.

Indiana GFRC Projects

  • Schererville GFRC: American Savings Bank, Schererville, IN
  • Portage GFRC: Ameriplex at the Port, Portage, IN
  • Muncie GFRC: Books-A-Million, Muncie, IN

Local GFRC Indiana Services

Our GFRC Indiana services can be tailored to meet the needs of designers, landscapers, engineers, contractors, and architects. In addition to providing assistance with GFRC design and specifications, GFRC manufacturing, GFRC shipping, and even GFRC installation in some cases, we also specialize in producing custom Indiana GFRC elements. Provide us with the following information and we will work with you to create a memorable and one-of-a-kind finished product:

  • The shape, texture, and color you want for your Indiana GFRC
  • Your GFRC Indiana budget
  • The production schedule for your GFRC Indiana project
  • Your vision–we can work with everything from detailed computer-generated drawings, to photographs, to rough sketches

Why Consider GFRC as an Alternative to Cast Stone?

  • There are a wide array of GFRC applications–from GFRC planters to GFRC columns, this material is a superb choice when you want versatility and strength
  • In a cast stone versus GFRC comparison, one noticeable difference between these two materials is their weight–lightweight GFRC can simplify both transport and installation
  • GFRC is reinforced with glass fibers–not steel–so rusting and corrosion will not occur

Stromberg Serves Clients in All Areas of Indiana:

Indianapolis GFRC, Fort Wayne GFRC, Evansville GFRC, South Bend GFRC, Gary GFRC, Hammond GFRC, Bloomington GFRC, Muncie GFRC, Anderson GFRC, Terre Haute GFRC, and many other Indiana cities and towns.

Stromberg Architectural has the largest selection and the largest capacity of all manufacturers who sell GFRC. Visit us online to learn more about our GFRC projects and how we can help you meet your GFRC design goals on time and within budget.

GFRC Illinois Projects

Stromberg Architectural: Illinois GFRC Projects


Midwest GFRC Projects: Chico’s, Westlake, Ohio

Building exteriors constructed by meticulous stone masons and legendary skyscrapers grace the landscapes and cityscapes of the populous state of Illinois. Design professionals in the state looking for GFRC for contractors, engineers, and landscapers have turned to Stromberg for decades because of the quality of our products and the scope of our services. Our Illinois GFRC experience includes renovating a wide variety of historic structures and designing and manufacturing GFRC elements for universities, communities, and well-known retail stores.

Illinois GFRC Projects

  • Mount Vernon GFRC: Armed Forces Reserve Center, Mount Vernon, IL
  • Chicago GFRC: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Millennium Park, Chicago, IL; Wal-Mart, Chicago, IL
  • Ford Heights GFRC: Atlantis Gentleman’s Club, Ford Heights, Illinois
  • Champaign GFRC: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
  • Evanston GFRC: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Rosemont GFRC: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois
  • La Grange GFRC: Village of La Grange, Illinois

GFRC Illinois Services Provided by Stromberg

From preliminary design assistance through to production, our services will help you complete your Illinois GFRC projects on time, within budget, and according to your exact GFRC specifications. Local GFRC services offered to customers in Illinois include:

  • Free initial consultations
  • GFRC samples
  • Load to structure calculations
  • Assistance specifying GFRC for construction
  • GFRC models and molds
  • GFRC shipping

Compare GFRC With Traditional Concrete

  • GFRC uses glass fibers for reinforcement–not steel–so GFRC columns, entryways, and other elements will not rust
  • GFRC uses a thin, hollow construction, and weighs far less than traditional precast
  • The fibers in GFRC have a higher tensile strength than steel
  • High quality GFRC has a typical compressive strength of 6,000 to 8,000 psi

We Offer Local GFRC Service to All Regions of Illinois:

Chicago GFRC, Rockford GFRC, Aurora GFRC, Naperville GFRC, Peoria GFRC, Springfield GFRC, Joliet GFRC, Elgin GFRC, Waukegan GFRC, Cicero GFRC, and dozens of other cities and towns in Illinois.

The Stromberg Architectural website has a number of helpful GFRC resources, including GFRC specifications and information about GFRC applications. If you require more information, or you would like to arrange a free initial consultation, call us at (903) 454-0904 or send us an email at [email protected]. Our representatives are here to help.

Michigan GFRC Projects

Michigan GFRC Projects by Stromberg

GFRC Michigan: D.A. Blodgett Building, Grand Rapids, Michigan

From the towering skyscrapers of Detroit–some of America’s most recognized and elaborately designed–to the traditional brick facades of the historic buildings of Ann Arbor, Michigan is a state with a character and identity all its own. The one thing several of the state’s most gorgeous structures have in common is that they were constructed, embellished, or renovated with GFRC.

Michigan GFRC Projects

Over the past three decades, Stromberg Architectural has successfully completed more than 1,600 GFRC projects, several for GFRC customers located in Michigan.

  • Grand Rapids GFRC: D.A. Blodgett Building, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    – During this GFRC Grand Rapids project, Stromberg extensively renovated this historic building that was once an orphanage. Faced with the monumental task of making the building look not only attractive but exactly the same as it did on opening day, our team turned to versatile GFRC and TerraGlas. We painstakingly crafted GFRC columns, GFRC planters, GFRC balustrade, and GFRC cornice to complete the project, and nobody was any prouder than us on the building’s second “opening day.”
  • Grandville GFRC: Cinemark Theaters, Grandville, MI
  • Detroit GFRC: Greektown Casino, Detroit, Michigan
  • Lansing GFRC: Lexington Lansing Hotel, Lansing, MI

GFRC Michigan Services

To make buying GFRC from us as simple and stress-free as possible, Stromberg offers the following to all of our potential and current clients:

  • Free initial consultations and estimates
  • Mock-ups and 3-D models upon request
  • Custom options for all GFRC elements
  • Help designing and specifying GFRC
  • Michigan GFRC installation (ask about availability)

Top Reasons to Choose GFRC as an Alternative to Traditional Concrete

  • GFRC does not contain any metal and will not rust like traditional concrete
  • Shipping GFRC elements, whether large or small, is relatively easy and affordable since they weigh significantly less than ones made from conventional concrete
  • GFRC design options are practically unlimited–many sizes, shapes, and textures are possible

Looking For Local GFRC in Michigan? We Offer:

Detroit GFRC, Grand Rapids GFRC, Warren GFRC, Flint GFRC, Sterling Heights GFRC, Lansing GFRC, Ann Arbor GFRC, Livonia GFRC, Dearborn GFRC, Clinton GFRC, and more. Whether you are searching for GFRC for engineers or stone masons, we can likely meet your needs with our product selection and comprehensive GFRC services.

Visit Stromberg Architectural to access our GFRC resources and find out about the many GFRC options we  can offer you.

Wisconsin GFRC Projects

Wisconsin Area GFRC Projects by Stromberg

GFRC Midwest Region: Atrias Restaurant, Lyndhurst, Ohio

The 72 counties in the Midwestern state of Wisconsin boast an incredible selection of architectural triumphs. The entryway of the Farmers and Merchants Union Bank designed by Louis Sullivan in 1919, which features lion sculptures and an engraved ornate lintel rendered in green marble, is just one example. If you are a restoration professional in charge of “turning back time” to make a historic building look beautiful again or want to find GFRC for architects that will help you create your own masterpiece, Stromberg’s services and products can likely benefit you.

Featured Wisconsin GFRC Projects

Our portfolio of GFRC Midwest projects includes several Wisconsin GFRC clients and commissions, such as:

  • Milwaukee GFRC: Miller Park
  • Milwaukee Area GFRC: Potawatomi Bingo Casino

Wisconsin GFRC Services

Stromberg Architectural can use GFRC to produce a range of gorgeous and strong architectural elements, including GFRC fountains and pools, GFRC barrel vaulting, and GFRC cladding panels. When you visit our GFRC website, you can also:

  • Order GFRC samples to evaluate the texture, weight, and appearance of this material for yourself
  • View general GFRC specifications and GFRC specs for specific elements (GFRC balustrade specifications, GFRC benches specifications, etc.)
  • Fill out our simple contact form to request more GFRC information or schedule a no-charge initial consultation

Why There Are Few Materials That Are Better Than Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

  • GFRC is highly resistant to moisture and can even be installed under water
  • GFRC is a lightweight alternative to stone and traditional precast concrete
  • GFRC design possibilities are practically endless–our professionals can cast this material into many textures and shapes, and we offer numerous GFRC finishing options

If You’re Searching for Local GFRC, Stromberg Architectural Can Provide:

Milwaukee GFRC, Madison GFRC, Green Bay GFRC, Kenosha GFRC, Racine GFRC, Appleton gfrc, Waukesha GFRC, Oshkosh GFRC, Eau Claire GFRC, and West Allis GFRC. You can also purchase GFRC from Stromberg if you are located in one of Wisconsin’s smaller cities or towns.

Our GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) website contains a wealth of information about our products, past clients and commissions, and popular GFRC applications. Visit Stromberg Architectural to access this GFRC information and find out how you can get in touch with one of our representatives.

Pennsylvania GFRC Projects

GFRC Pennsylvania Area Projects by Stromberg

GFRC Mid-Atlantic Region: Mamaroneck Avenue School, White Plains, New York

The state of Pennsylvania is home to several buildings constructed by legendary architects such as Henry Hobson Richardson and Frank Lloyd Wright. Building styles common in the state include Victorian, modern, and even post-modern. For professionals who are called upon to restore historic structures or design and build entirely new shopping plazas or churches in Pennsylvania, there are few materials that are better than GFRC in terms of durability and versatility.

GFRC Pennsylvania Projects

Stromberg Architectural has completed many Mid-Atlantic GFRC projects for schools, city halls, malls, condos, and many other types of buildings. Our GFRC Pennsylvania clients and commissions include:

  • GFRC Fern Rock, Pennsylvania: SEPTA
  • GFRC Scranton Area: University of Scranton
  • GFRC Plymouth Meeting, PA: Plymouth Meeting Mall

GFRC Pennsylvania Services

Our services can benefit a wide array of design and construction professionals, including those searching for GFRC for architects and GFRC for interior designers. We offer our clients all of the following and more when they get GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) from us:

  • Free initial consultations so you can learn more about your GFRC options
  • Complimentary estimates so you can decide whether the GFRC price is right for your budget
  • GFRC plans, models, and CAD drawings
  • Manufacturing and GFRC detailing and finishing
  • GFRC installation upon request

Advantages of Stromberg’s Affordable GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete)

  • Choose from a full line of GFRC products to complete your project, including GFRC cornice, GFRC pedestals, GFRC window surrounds, GFRC benches, and more
  • GFRC weighs up to 90 percent less than conventional concrete, which makes shipping GFRC to your location easier
  • When you buy GFRC from our company you can be confident it will be manufactured in accordance with the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship

Stromberg Architectural can provide local GFRC services to all Pennsylvania towns and cities, including:

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Levittown, Altoona, Beaver Falls, Beech Creek, Wexford, Zion Grove, Glen Hope, and many others.

Visit the Stromberg Architectural website to access our GFRC resources and find out more about why you should consider using GFRC as an alternative to cast stone or traditional concrete for your next construction or renovation project.

New Jersey GFRC Projects

New Jersey GFRC Projects by Stromberg

New Jersey Area GFRC: Schenectady City Hall, Schenectady, NY

New Jersey is a state that is difficult to describe in just a few words because it straddles several worlds. Some sections of New Jersey are considered part of the New York metropolitan area, while others unofficially belong to Philadelphia. Then there are areas such as the Jersey Shore that have their own one-of-a-kind character. The architecture of New Jersey reflects the disparate nature of the state. The Princeton campus has sprawling stone buildings that exemplify the Gothic style, while Modern and Post-Modern works dominate the architectural scene in other regions of New Jersey.

New Jersey GFRC Projects

  • Newark GFRC: Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Turnersville GFRC: Kennedy Health System
  • Seacacus GFRC: Embassy Suites
  • Westfield GFRC: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
  • Atlantic City GFRC: Ritz Condominiums

New Jersey GFRC Services

Our New Jersey GFRC services can help you:

  • Complete a new construction project–we are the world’s leading producer of dozens of architectural elements
  • Beautify an existing building–add GFRC cornice, sculptures, balustrade, or other embellishments to the interior or exterior of your New Jersey hotel, shopping plaza, church, courthouse, or hospital
  • Restore a historic structure to its former glory–we can replicate the appearance, color, and texture of many traditional materials to make fixes that are practically indistinguishable from the rest of the structure.

GFRC Advantages

  • GFRC weighs up to 90 percent less than conventional concrete, which reduces the load on the surrounding structure and simplifies installation
  • GFRC can be produced with cast-in colors or in a finish that can be painted
  • GFRC can be used to create geometric shapes and more complex forms, including spheres and curves

Stromberg GFRC serves all New Jersey towns and cities, including:

Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Toms River, Trenton, Camden, Clifton, East Orange, Augusta, Crosswicks, East Brunswick, Hamburg, Kendall Park, and others.

We offer free initial consultations and estimates so you can make an informed decision about the manufacturer you want to partner with for your New Jersey GFRC project. Visit the Stromberg Architectural website to learn more about our past clients and commissions and how our products and services can benefit you.

New York GFRC Projects

New York GFRC Projects by Stromberg

New York GFRC: Caramoor Arts, Katonah, New York

The most well-known area in the state of New York is of  course New York City, dubbed the Big Apple and the Capital of the World. In addition to museums, theaters, and shops, New York also boasts some of the most remarkable works of architecture on the planet. The Empire State Building and other towering skyscrapers, the Grand Central terminal with its stone facade, and the shining example of Gothic Revival architecture that is Saint Patrick’s Cathedral are all found in the massive city. In the other regions, too, there are beautiful buildings constructed according to the rules of traditional and more modern architectural styles.

New York GFRC Projects

Stromberg’s New York GFRC projects include:

  • Katonah GFRC: Caramoor Arts
  • White Plains GFRC: Mamaroneck Avenue School
  • Schenectady GFRC: Schenectady City Hall
  • New York City GFRC: Hershey Store, Times Square, NYC; Hotel St. George; Tommy Hilfiger Fifth Avenue
  • West Point GFRC: West Point Military Academy
  • St. Lawrence County GFRC: St. Lawrence County Courthouse
  • Other New York GFRC Projects: The Container Store

New York GFRC Services

With our team of passionate and experienced professionals and more than 100,000 square feet of production space, Stromberg Architectural can provide comprehensive service to simplify your New York GFRC project. This includes giving free estimates, producing CAD drawings and mockups, manufacturing GFRC elements in your chosen finish, color, and texture, and even installing your New York GFRC elements upon request.

GFRC Advantages

  • GFRC is an excellent choice for restorations since it can be finished to match almost any color sample and many traditional construction materials
  • GFRC is made of minerals–it will not burn and actually protects materials behind the fiberglass reinforced concrete in the event of a fire

Stromberg GFRC serves all New York regions, including:

New York City, Hempstead, Brookhaven, Islip, Oyster Bay, Buffalo, Katonah, North Hempstead, White Plains, Rochester, Babylon, Schenectady, Yonkers, Albany, Brier Hill, Queens Village, Redfield, Walden, and others.

Stromberg Architectural should be at the top of your list if you’re searching for a manufacturer that provides comprehensive support, offers a large selection of products, and uses superior materials and production techniques. Contact us at (903) 454-0904 or email us at [email protected] to discuss your New York GFRC project with a knowledgeable representative.

Connecticut GFRC Projects

Connecticut Area GFRC Projects by Stromberg

Connecticut GFRC: Pierce Laboratory, New Haven, Connecticut

Home to the prestigious Yale University, Connecticut was the first region in what is now America to develop a constitution during colonial times. The architecture of the “Constitution State” is a fascinating blend of old and new. Here you will find the modern Glass House constructed by architect Philip Johnson as well as New England Vernacular style homes built in the 1600s.

Connecticut Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Projects

GFRC elements Stromberg has produced for buildings in Connecticut include: custom cornice, wall caps, keystones, cladding panels, and decorative urns. A few of the Connecticut GFRC projects we’ve completed over our more than three decades in business are:

  •  New Haven GFRC: Pierce Laboratory
  • Connecticut GFRC: Several branches of the Webster Bank

Connecticut GFRC Services

When you work with Stromberg Architectural to complete your Connecticut GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) projects, we will support you throughout the process. In addition to manufacturing elements for your Connecticut GFRC project and performing restoration work, Stromberg Architectural can:

  • Provide a complimentary initial consultation to help you decide whether GFRC is the right material for your application
  • Give you an estimate at no charge
  • Complete detailed CAD drawings
  • Create mockups so you can make sure every detail is flawless
  • Work with you to create custom solutions if your project poses unique design challenges
  • Install your Connecticut GFRC elements upon request

GFRC Advantages

  • GFRC can be finished to match virtually any color sample to ensure the GFRC element will work harmoniously with the rest of the design
  • GFRC is more resistant to harsh weather and freeze-thaw cycles than traditional precast concrete
  • GFRC can be cast to create a staggering variety of stock and custom shapes and textures

Stromberg GFRC serves the entire state of Connecticut, including:

Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, West Hartford, Greenwich, Bristol, Amston, Plymouth, Portland, Quaker Hill, South Kent, and others.

Visit the Stromberg Architectural website to learn more. Here you’ll find information about GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) and our products and projects. When you’re ready to take the next step, contact us at (903) 454-0904 or email us at [email protected] to arrange a free initial consultation.