Form-A-Drain: A Century of Innovations

Through innovation and creative product design, CertainTeed Corporation has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Company, its slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed” quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American manufacturer of vinyl and fiber cement siding; vinyl and […]

Cranes & Equipment: We’ve All Come a Long Way

By: Joan E. Ausbury, President Cranes & Equipment Corp. Peoria, IL It was July 18, 1986, Kansas City, Missouri and the vision is still clear in my aging mind. The hole is dug, the footers are in, and there’s a busload of CFA members milling about the typical mounds of dirt around an excavation. The building site […]

Western Forms: Working With the CFA to Help the Industry Grow

ABOUT WESTERN FORMS® What started 50 years ago as a form tie producer has grown into a leading aluminum forming systems manufacturer. Today, Western Forms delivers high quality, high performance form panels, hardware, tools, and accessories. With unique technological innovations, Western Forms continues to improve its position as a leader, in the minds of both […]

Butler Construction: The Most Efficient on Efficiency

By: Talia J. Nelson, Marketing & Member Services Butler Construction formed in 1978 by president, Daniel Butler, in Auburn, Indiana. A small family owned business, it expanded from pouring basements to include pouring large walls for machinery press prints and retaining wall work. It specializes in total site and foundation construction. A CFA member since 1998, […]

Purinton Builders, Inc.: On the Right Path

Talia J. Nelson, Marketing & Member Services Purinton Builders, Inc of Granby, Connecticut, is the type of company that CFA was created for. As with many businesses, it started out as one man with the desire to succeed. Dennis Purinton, President of Purinton Builders, Inc., started the journey to success in the spring of 1984. Originally, […]

Dependant Foundations: Moving On Up

Byline: Talia J. Nelson, Marketing & Member Services You may have seen the name Mark Markovich beside “Treasurer” on the list of Concrete Foundations Association’s Board of Directors, but that is not the only organization in which Markovich actively participates. Markovich has been president of Dependant Foundations in Brighton, Michigan for the past 20 years. Dependant […]

Foundation Builders, Inc.: A Solid Company with Loyal Employees

Foundation Builders, Inc. of Greeley, CO started out as a four-man company in 1972; however, it is far from a small concrete company now. There are currently 70 men and women employed at Foundation Builders, Inc. Owner Jack Renfroe and son Scott, are thankful for the quality of people working at Foundation Builders, Inc. and […]

H and B Foundations Profile

As one of CFA’s oldest members, H and B Foundations of Elizabeth, Colorado proudly touts the benefits that membership in the CFA has provided to their company. “When I think I am the only that could have possibly experienced something,” said Bryan Herboldsheimer, Vice President of H and B Foundations, “there is always a CFA […]

Saldana Concrete Profile

As the first poured wall contractor in the St. Cloud, Minn. area, Mark Saldana quickly realized the battle his company would face in changing perceptions and battling the region’s traditional construction methods. But, through ingenuity and persistence – as well as assistance from fellow CFA members – Saldana has quickly built a market for poured walls in Minnesota. Originally a block foundation company with roots dating back to 1987, Saldana Concrete, […]

Basement Contractors Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Education and innovation the keys to success for building a market “Constantly strive to obtain more knowledge,” may be the mantra for Mike Hancock of Basement Contractors, but “willingness to take a chance” are certainly the words most would use to describe the firm that has successfully built a basement market from scratch in Oklahoma. […]

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