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Conecuh County, Alabama GFRC Projects

Evergreen, Alabama Modernizes its County Courthouse

The Conecuh Courthouse in Evergreen, AL

The Conecuh Government Center in Evergreen, AL

In 2005, Evergreen, Alabama had to make a tough decision. Their old county courthouse was rundown, and needed approximately 10 million dollars in repairs. At the same time, Conecuh County was growing, and even with a fully repaired courthouse, they would still need more elbow room for government offices. Rather than pony up the 10 million, the industrious people of Conecuh County found a better solution: build a new courthouse. With the assistance of Stromberg Architectural, their brand new, modernized “Government Center” is even larger than the original, and they only had to spend $6.5 million. How did they get such great value? The answer is simple: GFRC from Stromberg Architectural.

Versatile, Inexpensive and Light-weight: GFRC Can Do It All

GFRC is a veritable modern marvel. Not only is it light-weight and inexpensive compared to traditional building materials, it is extremely versatile. In the hands of the experts at Stromberg, GFRC can be customized to emulate any other building material. GFRC can imitate expensive, lavish materials like gold and marble, but it can also appear to be something as basic as brick or concrete. Furthermore, because it is so light-weight, GFRC requires very little in the way of architectural support or special installation accommodations. This allowed Evergreen, Alabama to afford to decorate their beautiful new courthouse with stately columns, cornices and an architrave, all fabricated from GFRC.

Weather-proof and Durable: Leave a Lasting Mark With GFRC

The old county courthouse in Evergreen was classic, but the outdated building materials that were used to construct it required constant maintenance, and they were doomed to eventually give out. GFRC  has higher stability than other materials, and since it’s smooth, it requires very little maintenance. Furthermore, GFRC is extremely tough, so they won’t have to worry about it getting blown around in big storms, nor do they have to worry about it corroding due to exposure to acid rain and smog. The new Conecuh County Courthouse may be a modern building, but it is sure to leave a lasting mark on the county.

Benefits of GFRC: Why Stromberg GFRC? 

  • GFRC is light-weight, low-maintenance and highly durable.
  • GFRC is affordable, and it is versatile enough to emulate more expensive building materials like marble, gold and granite.
  • GFRC is extremely weather-resistant and can stand up to high winds, acid rain and even hurricanes.
  • Stromberg GFRC will not rot, corrode or delaminate over time.
  • GFRC does not require specialists or experts to install.

Providing GFRC to Alabama

Evergreen, AL GFRC, GFRC in Birmingham, AL, GFRC in Dothan, AL, GFRC in Mobile, AL, Montgomery GFRC, Jasper, AL GFRC, GFRC in Dothan, AL and more.

For More Information on GFRC

For more information on GFRC or Stromberg’s Alabama GFRC Projects, 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 FRP, the initial consultation is free. Call  (903) 454-0904 for more information.

By: Rachel Curling

Walla Walla Washington GFRC Projects

Stromberg GFRC at Walla Walla University

Stromberg GFRC at Walla Walla University

Stromberg GFRC at Walla Walla University

In 2005, Walla Walla University, a small liberal arts college  in College Place, Washington, was in need of a new administration building. The school was founded in 1892, and after over a hundred years, it was time for the school to grow again. However, Walla Walla University understood the importance of keeping new construction architecturally similar to the old architecture on campus, so they called Stromberg Architectural to make use of their world famous GFRC.

A New Beginning with Stromberg

For the Walla Walla University administration building project, Stromberg Architectural provided GFRC columns and cornices that were in keeping with the visual and architectural aesthetic of the rest of the campus. Matching the architectural style of other buildings can be a challenge, but Stromberg makes it easy. That’s because the master craftsmen at Stromberg are so competent with their usage of GFRC, that they can emulate virtually any building material and architectural style with this unique product.

Stromberg GFRC Products are Built to Last

All of Stromberg’s GFRC Products are built to endure the elements and look great for years. Like all other GFRC products from Stromberg, the columns and cornices at Walla Walla University will be able to stand up to freezing cold and sweltering heat without cracking. They will be able to endure hurricane strength winds, pounding hail and even acidic rain. Their administration building may be new, but it is a living classic that will surely be around for ages.

Why Choose Stromberg GFRC?

  • Decades of experience completing large and small GFRC projects on time and within budget
  • Knowledge of many architectural styles, including Federal, Beaux Arts, and Art Deco
  • Durable GFRC elements that can withstand severe weather and environments with salt spray and acid rain
  • A commitment to quality and outstanding customer service

 

Stromberg Offers Local GFRC Service to All Regions in Washington State:

Seattle GFRC, Spokane GFRC, Tacoma GFRC, Vancouver GFRC, Bellevue GFRC, Everett GFRC, Federal Way GFRC, Kent GFRC, Yakima GFRC, Bellingham GFRC, and all other areas in Washington.

Whether you’re considering GFRC as an alternative to cast stone or searching for a GFRC shop that offers excellent selection, the Stromberg Architectural website contains useful information that can help you in the GFRC selection process.

To obtain a free estimate or arrange a complimentary initial consultation, contact us at (903) 454-0904 or [email protected]
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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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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.

 

GFRC Renovation at the Atlantis Resort, Bahamas

Constructing a Dream with GFRC

Stromberg Provies a GFRC Renovation of The Atlantis

Completed in 1999, the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas remains one of the most exotic projects that Stromberg Architectural has ever undertaken. Featuring a massive marlin sculpture, sky-scraping spires and majestic finials, the Atlantis Resort is a sight to behold. However, not every day in the Bahamas is fair wind and sunshine, so the project planners contacted Stromberg Architectural to custom fabricate these architectural details from GFRC. That is because glass fiber reinforced concrete, or GFRC, can withstand the toughest weather better than any other building material.

Stromberg Presents Elegance in GFRC

A world class resort needs world class architecture, and that is exactly what Stromberg provides. The custom finials, spires, domes, and sculpture at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas distinguish the resort as one of the finest in the world. These architectural details evoke a sense of exoticism that adds unique character to the resort. Visitors are transported to a magical, tropical landscape that seamlessly merges the high-class, luxury hotel with the paradisaical land and seascape of the Bahamas. This level of sophistication cannot be picked out of a catalog. The architectural details at the Atlantis Resort are the product of vision, careful consideration and flawless, custom fabrication. It’s more than just fiberglass, it’s Stromberg GFRC.

GFRC is Beautiful even on a Budget

While the Atlantis Resort is undeniably a high-class destination, they are motivated by finances just as much as any other business. As such, they recognize the value of GFRC. Since GFRC can be manipulated to emulate nearly any building material, it provides a clear, financially savvy alternative to traditional building materials like stone or metal. Additionally, GFRC details from Stromberg arrive at the work-site mostly preconstructed, making for an easy installation. Whether you are a small businessman or a massive corporation, Stromberg Architectural GFRC will save you money without compromising on quality.

Grace with Grit: GFRC Will Weather the Storm

While the value alone would be enough to make GFRC appealing, Stromberg has another ace up the sleeve. GFRC is extremely weather resistant, and has been known to stand up to extreme weather that has toppled other, nearby structures. Hurricanes, floods, even acid rain have very little effect on GFRC. Naturally, this particular quality makes GFRC an attractive building material when doing construction in high risk areas like the Bahamas, Florida or New Orleans.

Benefits of GFRC: Why Stromberg GFRC? 

  • GFRC is light-weight, low-maintenance and highly durable
  • GFRC is affordable and versatile enough to emulate more expensive building materials like marble, gold and granite
  • GFRC is extremely weather-resistant and can stand up to high winds, acid rain and even hurricanes
  • Stromberg GFRC will not rot, corrode or delaminate over time
  • GFRC requires very little in the way of architectural support, and can be installed just about anywhere

Providing GFRC to all of the Bahamas

Bahamas GFRC, Nassau GFRC, Freeport GFRC, West End GFRC, Coopers Town GFRC, Grand Bahama GFRC, New Providence GFRC, Abaco 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 Brickwork at Time Square Hershey Store

Authentic Brickwork in Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

 

Authentic Looking GFRC Bricks at the Hershey Store in Times Square.

Located in one of the busiest and most famous commercial centers in the world, the Hershey’s store in Times Square has a quiet secret. The stressed, authentic brickwork is not actually made from bricks! Rather, it is made from a unique building material called GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete).

Project Challenges and the Stromberg Solution

In 2002, the architects who designed the Hershey’s store in Times Square were faced with a design question: how do you make an authentic, early 20th century building without the problems inherent to early 20th century building materials? Traditional bricks, though sturdy, are difficult to work with, and have a tendency to disintegrate over time. Moreover, they are heavy and require an equally heavy-duty foundation. These are major impediments to building a lasting structure in Times Square, but Stromberg Architectural had a solution: GFRC. GFRC bricks are lightweight, high impact, and will not swell, disintegrate or rot over time. However, despite these modern conveniences, they can be designed and installed to be a perfect facsimile to the real thing.

Authentic Brick Masonry in GFRC Costs Less

Traditional brick masonry is a complex, multi-staged process that requires expert bricklayers. Due to the specialized nature of the task, brick masonry can get expensive, quick. Not only is it expensive, but it is a timing sensitive craft. The bricks have to be cemented at exactly the right time in suitable weather conditions. This extra element of timing coordination is a logistical nightmare for foremen when they are trying to organize their jobsite. Bricks in GFRC from Stromberg Architectural are easily installed under any conditions. They do not require specialists to install, and they do not require special timing or any other coordination. This convenience is a relief, not only for your planner, but also your checkbook.

The Many Benefits of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

  • GFRC constructs are water tight and will not leak or take on water.
  • Stromberg can custom-build a near perfect reproduction of any masonry from bricks to stones.
  • Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete is weather resistant and will not rot or dissolve over time.

World Class Architecture from Stromberg

No matter what manner of architectural conundrum you might find yourself faced with, Stromberg Architectural Products has a solution. Our wide variety of GFRC and GFRP products provide a plethora of architectural solutions, and our first-rate artisans and craftsmen are standing by to take your custom order. So what are you waiting for? Contact Stromberg Architectural Products today, and get started with your own GFRC project.

Massachusetts GFRC Projects

Massachusetts Area GFRC Projects by Stromberg

Nicknamed the Bay State, Massachusetts is comprised of the huge metropolis of Boston, dozens of smaller cities, and hundreds of towns. This large New England state is home to many buildings that exemplify numerous well-known architectural styles. Several Georgian and Federal homes in Salem have been transformed into museums and national historic sites, and many buildings in Boston constructed centuries ago are still in use today.

Massachusetts GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) Projects

Stromberg Architectural has completed a variety of Massachusetts GFRC projects over the years. Major commissions have included renovating a multi-million dollar condominium in one of the state’s premier real estate areas and fabricating architectural elements for prestigious educational institutions. A small selection of our Massachusetts GFRC projects is presented below.

Boston GFRC: 100 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Amherst GFRC: James Hall GFRC, Amherst College; Stearns Hall GFRC, Amherst College, MA
North Shore GFRC: North Shore College

Massachusetts GFRC Services

Stromberg can manufacture dozens of stylish and durable architectural elements to complete your Massachusetts GFRC project. Our glass fiber reinforced concrete elements are suitable for many types of structures, including universities, homes, commercial buildings, government buildings, hospitality establishments, hospitals, churches, and retail stores. Styles include Modern, Colonial, Georgian, Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and Federal.

If you are overseeing a restoration of one of the countless historic buildings in Massachusetts, glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) could be just the material you need. Stromberg GFRC can be manufactured to closely match the cut limestone used to construct many buildings in the Boston area, the famous Quincy granite, as well as the old architectural terra cotta used on many Boston buildings. By creating a near seamless match to the original material using GFRC, we can often preserve a greater portion of the original structure and eliminate the need for complete replacement.

Stromberg GFRC serves all of Massachusetts, including:

Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Salem, Plymouth, Berkshires, Allston, Lexington, Waltham, North Shore, Brockton, New Bedford, Fall River, Lynn, Quincy, Newton, Brighton, Needham, and more.

Wherever you are located in Massachusetts, Stromberg Architectural is here to help!  Visit our site to learn more about the many advantages and uses of GFRC, and contact us at (903) 454-0904 or email us at [email protected] to arrange a complimentary initial consultation.