TCB Walls Inc. in Melbourne, Florida is a cast-in-place concrete shell contractor. The company markets a concept as quite literally “The Cure for Block.” In a state which has seen the most dramatic increase in design wind speed and some of the most severe storms, TCB Walls tells their customers that they build poured concrete walls as an alternative to block because of the many advantages that poured walls provide. With over 1,000 walls in Florida along with continuing the original family business of poured walls in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana they have completed over 30,000 poured wall projects. Timothy Ball is president and a second generation owner, now with the firm TCB, which has been operating in the Central Florida area since 2005 and has grown their business across a broad expanse of the state.
Jim Baty, host of Behind the Mic sits down with Timothy during the World of Concrete 2020 (#WOC2020) to discuss the legacy that passed down to him from his dad and uncles along with what it means today to be part of the new generation leading the concrete industry. As Timothy unfolds his story, the two cover topics of innovative solutions and the hurdles that can truthfully be overcome by concrete shell contractors that realize the value of cast-in-place and how it can trend from the traditional below grade market to the viable and burgeoning above grade for the future of affordable and storm-resistant housing.
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