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Memphis Tennessee GFRC Restoration

GFRC Restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in Memphis

GFRC Restoration in Memphis, TN

GFRC Restoration in Memphis, TN

Built as a missionary chapel in 1939, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in Memphis has contributed to the spirituality and community of worship in Memphis for over seven decades. However, in addition to a place of worship, the Church of the Holy Communion also shares its grounds with St. Mary’s Episcopal School, a nationally recognized college preparatory school for girls. Despite its solid foundations, in 1990, the church was undeniably due for a visual touch-up, so the good folks at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion contacted Texas-based Stromberg Architectural, one of the premier architectural restoration companies in the United States.

GFRC Restoration by Stromberg Architectural

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion has always featured beautiful white columns along the outside of the main building. These signature columns were in a sad state in 1990, but Stromberg knew exactly what to do. Building materials have come a long way since 1939, and Stromberg’s mastery of GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) is unrivaled. Due to the amazing versatility of GFRC and the world class craftsmanship at Stromberg, brand new, ornate columns were manufactured to perfectly complement the original architecture of the church while ensuring that the new columns would last for decades to come.

Custom GFRC Restoration is Built to Last

All GFRC products fabricated by Stromberg Architecture are significantly more durable, resilient and easy to maintain than the alternatives. GFRC is resistant to even the most hazardous environmental dangers such as hurricanes, acidic rain and extreme temperature fluctuation. GFRC will not rot, rust or delaminate over time. It will not erode like stone, concrete or brick and it will not crack like ceramics. No one can tell what the future holds, but one thing is certain, Stromberg GFRC will be there.

Key Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Advantages

  • GFRC elements can be used outdoors in areas that receive salt spray and acid rain
  • GFRC elements have stood up to category 5 hurricanes, and have been lab tested for excessive wind speeds
  • GFRC weighs a fraction of traditional precast concrete
  • GFRC offers more design options compared to traditional concrete–dramatic curves, textures, and shapes are all possible

Local GFRC Service is Available Throughout the State of Tennessee:

Memphis GFRC, Nashville GFRC, Knoxville GFRC, Chattanooga GFRC, Clarksville GFRC, Murfreesboro GFRC, Jackson GFRC, Johnson City GFRC, Kingsport GFRC, Hendersonville GFRC, and all other Tennessee towns and cities.

Choosing the right GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) supplier is never an easy decision. To make finding your best source of affordable GFRC for GFRC planters or GFRC columns easier, Stromberg Architectural offers free initial consultations and free estimates to all potential clients.

Call us at (903) 454-0904 or send an email to info@strombergarchitectural.com to set up a no-obligation meeting with a knowledgeable representative.
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GFRC Renovation in Canton, Ohio

St. Peter’s Church GFRC Renovation by Stromberg

GFRC Renovation at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Canton, Ohio

GFRC Renovation at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Canton, Ohio

Stromberg’s artisans, craftsmen and architects are truly a talented group of individuals, and when it comes to GFRC renovation, they are some of the best in the world. When they heard about how talented Stromberg Architectural is at GFRC renovation and restoration, St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Canton, Ohio, knew that Stromberg would be perfect for renovating their church while sticking to the original design. Stromberg’s mastery of GFRC renovation allows them to restore architecture to its original glory, and the best part is that their renovations are virtually undetectable due to their seamless matching of color and texture.

Undetectable GFRC Renovation by Stromberg Architectural

GFRC is an incredibly versatile material, but in the hands of an expert crew, GFRC can imitate nearly any other building material. St. Peter’s in Canton has a unique appearance due to its gray, chunky stone exterior. This old world-inspired aesthetic can be difficult and expensive to repair since masons who can work in this style are few and far between. However, thanks to the ingenuity of Stromberg Architectural, St. Peter’s was able to get a first rate renovation that perfectly matches the original architecture, making the repairs seem invisible.

GFRC Renovations by Stromberg will Last for Ages

Another admirable quality of Stromberg’s GFRC restoration work is that these are fixes that are meant to last. GFRC is an incredibly sturdy material that can stand up to all kinds of environmental punishment that would beat down and erode lesser materials. GFRC can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations, vicious winds, acidic rain and even kinetic impacts that would destroy other building materials. With Stromberg Architectural, you don’t get a temporary fix, you get a lasting solution.

GFRC Advantages Over Traditional Concrete

  • GFRC elements weigh a fraction of those 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

Providing GFRC Renovation and Restoration to Canton and the Mid-West

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 info@strombergarchitectural.com.

New Haven GFRC Renovation at Pierce Laboratory

New Haven GFRC Renovation at the Pierce Laboratory

New Haven GFRC Renovation at Pierce Laboratory

Founded in 1933, this Yale affiliated research institute specializes in cardiovascular biology, circulation, energy metabolism and sensory neuroscience, but in 1992, it was in dire need of renovation. Enter Stromberg Architectural, a Texas based architectural firm that specializes in glass fiber reinforced concrete, or GFRC. GFRC is a light-weight and versatile building material, which was perfect for new, long lasting renovations that were in aesthetic keeping with the original building.

GFRC Renovation by Stromberg

Stromberg is your one stop shop for GFRC architectural elements, and the Pierce Laboratory in New Haven is a great example of the diversity of their GFRC products. Stromberg supplied cornice molding, urns, threshold, wall cap, pier cap, coping, panels, keystones, a chimney cap, sills, fascia and heads. Nearly all of Stromberg’s GFRC products arrived at the site pre-fabricated and ready to install, making the renovation quick and easy.

Preserve your Style with Stromberg GFRC Products

One of the most impressive strengths of the master craftsmen at Stromberg Architectural is their ability to fabricate GFRC products perfectly to specification. Their mastery of the material, years of expertise and use of advanced software, like CAD, means that they can create custom architectural elements that work perfectly with any style of building. Their New Haven GFRC renovation project at the Pierce Laboratory represents strong evidence of this skill since it is nearly impossible to differentiate the original architecture from what was added by Stromberg in 1992.

Features and Benefits of GFRC

  • GFRC is lighter than concrete.
  • GFRC is significantly more resistant to erosion than concrete.
  • GFRC is more resistant to concussive force, making it less likely to chip if struck.
  • GFRC can endure extremely hot and cold temperatures.

Providing GFRC to all of Connecticut and New England

New Haven GFRC, Hartford GFRC, Bridgeport GFRC, Stamford GFRC, Waterbury GFRC, Norwalk GFRC, Boston GFRC, Providence GFRC.

For More Information on GFRC

For more information on GFRC, visit Stromberg Architectural Products. The experts at Stromberg will help you make your GFRC project a success. They offer design assistance, specifications, and CAD details. If you have questions about Stromberg GFRC, the initial consultation is free. Call  (903) 454-0904 for more information.

 

GFRC Restoration at 100 Beacon Street, Boston

Turn of the Century Restoration in Boston

GFRC Restoration at 100 Beacon Street by Stromberg

GFRC Restoration at 100 Beacon Street by Stromberg

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston, Massachusetts is home to some serious history. While some of the architecture in Boston dates back to well before the Revolutionary War, it is the turn of the century brownstones that truly embody the architectural spirit of the city. A prime example of the Boston brownstone, 100 Beacon Street is one of the city’s finest condominium communities, thanks to the restoration efforts of Stromberg Architectural.

The History of 100 Beacon Street

Built in 1900, this primo real estate overlooks the Charles River and the City of Cambridge from the Boston side of the river. In 1960, the property was purchased by Emerson College to serve as a dormitory, but the property was simply too valuable, both in terms of location and history, so it was sold in 2006. Today, this building houses several multi-million-dollar condominiums for some of Boston’s most well-to-do residents.

Restoration with Stromberg GFRC

In 2007, shortly after the sale by Emerson College, Stromberg Architectural was hired to restore some of the external architectural elements that had been damaged over time. However, while the original construction employed plain cement, Stromberg used GFRC (glass-fiber reinforced concrete.) GFRC can be made to appear identical to the original concrete that was used in the building, however it is drastically lighter, more durable and easier to work with than concrete. To complete the restoration, Stromberg supplied over 2,000 square feet of brackets, cornice, egg-and-dart  and dentil features, all in GFRC.

GFRC Restoration by Stromberg at 100 Beacon Street

GFRC Restoration by Stromberg at 100 Beacon Street

Features and Benefits of GFRC

  • GFRC is lighter than concrete.
  • GFRC is significantly more resistant to erosion than concrete.
  • GFRC is more resistant to concussive force, making it less likely to chip if struck.
  • GFRC can endure extremely hot and cold temperatures.

Providing GFRC to all of Massachusetts and New England

Boston GFRC, Worcester GFRC, Cambridge GFRC, Braintree GFRC, New Bedford GFRC, Fall River GFRC, Ipswich GFRC, Cape Cod GFRC, Brookline GFRC.

For More Information on GFRC

For more information on GFRC, visit Stromberg Architectural Products. The experts at Stromberg will help you make your GFRC project a success. They offer design assistance, specifications, and CAD details. If you have questions about Stromberg GFRC, the initial consultation is free. Call (903) 454-0904 for more information.