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ICF Specialist in the Media

SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: ICF SCHOOLS

By: ICF Builder Magazine

Gary Fetters of ICF Specialist, who did the ICF install says, “John and Pat have done so much. We had a meeting with the Arizona school board, and they were willing to come along. They said, ‘The money you’re going to save is huge.” 

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PHOENIX AREA BUILDER SEES INCREASED DEMAND FOR 'INDESTRUCTIBLE' HOMES

By: Preston Phillips

With the threat of terrorist attacks and civil unrest, some people in the Phoenix area are choosing residential and security construction that is virtually indestructible.Two veteran brothers are at the forefront, building homes and bunkers that can not only save your life but can help you conserve energy as well.

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SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS CHURCH

By: ICF Builder Magazine

“There is no building in northern Arizona that utilizes the ICF concept as this project has,” says Rick Chalupnik, a project manager at ICF Specialist who supervised the install. The building is named after St. Francis of Assisi.

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SOLUTIONS FOR TOUGH BRACING ISSUES

By: ICF Builder Magazine

So, Fetters invented his own tall-wall bracing system that—instead of fastening to the floor—fastens to the lower section of the already completed wall. The patent-pending design, based on...

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SETON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

By: ICF Builder Magazine

Fetters faced tight deadlines, as Redden Construction, the general contractor, had committed to an ambitious schedule. In the end, the crew from ICF Specialist erected 117,000 sq. ft of ICF walls in 135 days.

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BROTHERS BUILD LEGO-INSPIRED HOUSE IN THE WEST VALLEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

By: Mary Wakeford

The neighborhood leading to the Lego-like house is currently under construction north of Luke Air Force Base by a few miles.

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HOWELL RESIDENCE

By: ICF Builder Magazine

Built on a hilltop in a prestigious neighborhood overlooking Phoenix, Ariz., the Howell Residence is a masterpiece. The Southwest-style home features clean lines, an open floor plan and a functional layout.

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ST. JUAN DIEGO CATHOLIC CHURCH

By: ICF Builder Magazine

“The overall complexity of the tall radius walls and the multitude of elevation changes make this church one of the most difficult we have ever completed,” says Rod Fetters of ICF Specialist.

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ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC NEWMAN CENTER

By: ICF Builder Magazine

Rod Fetters, the ICF installer for this project, says, “The level of complexity and creativity on this project had no limits.” The 21,000 sq. ft. building used more than 32,000 sq. ft. of forms in the exterior walls, plus an additional 13,000 sq. ft. in interior walls and landscaping.

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GOLF RESIDENCE

By: ICF Builder Magazine

Rod Fetters, the ICF installer for this job, says, “From the very beginning, the complexity of this project was apparent.” Because of the various parapets, the home had 22 differing wall heights, topping out at 38 feet above grade. Some of these walls have no intermediate floors.

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LEGO HOUSE

By: ICF Builder Magazine

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are often compared to Legos, but an Arizona ICF installer recently took the comparison to a new level. 

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COMMERCIAL ICF HOTSPOTS: ARIZONA

By: ICF Builder Magazine

ICF use is well-established in Arizona. The hot climate and extreme daily temperature fluctuations make foam-and-concrete construction attractive for energy savings.

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OUR LADY OF SORROWS 

By: ICF Builder Magazine

ICF use is well-established in Arizona, and church construction played an early role in driving commercial market growth in the area, with more than a dozen ICF religious buildings completed in the region.

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NEW FOUNDERS HALL AT XAVIER COLLEGE

By: ICF Builder Magazine

“We hosted approximately 25 field trips over the last few months for architects and engineers who were very interested in an up-close look at Xavier and how ICFs were utilized, and all the creative ways ICFs can enhance a structure as grandiose as this,” says Gary.

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ICF Specialist on the News

We were featured on Channel 5 for the many benefits of building an ICF and why many families are deciding to build an ICF home.

 

"With the threat of terrorist attack and civil unrest, some people in the Phoenix area are choosing residential and security construction that is virtually indestructible."

-Channel 5 AZFamily.com

ICF Sepcialist & Castle Rock Homes were LIVE on AZ Family 3TV CBS 5 from our Concrete Lego Like Home for Field Trip Friday.

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