With over a century passed since our company was founded in 1882, we have faced many changing seasons and most often with great optimism for the future of our industry. Through it all, we have continued to manage the unique challenges each new year presents, while deepening our experience, strengthening our skills and improving our capabilities to grow our business. This year we will continue to invest in our growth, expanding resources to meet the needs of our customers and help play our part in solving some of the present and future challenges of our industry.
FFS has always looked to stay abreast of industry trends and new technologies which add value to our clients. Starting these Constant Contact newsletters are one way we have recently started to help keep our customers informed of changes and innovations.....click here for the rest of the President's Message
"THIN BRICK": MAKING DESIGN WAVES, DELIVERING SPEED AND REDUCING COSTS FOR ARCHITECTS, OWNERS AND DEVELOPERS:
"Thin Brick" The name sounds strange. Bricks, by definition are big, thick and heavy. "Thin" has never been part of their description or an image you'd associate with them. That is, until now. "Thin Brick" refers to slim wedges of a real brick bonded to a base material like concrete, metal or wood and installed in a variety of ways. These wedges of real brick are making waves among architects and in the construction-development industry, and are also turning the ages-old brick-making industry itself on its head.
What's the secret behind thin brick's growing popularity? It can be boiled down into one adjective: faster. Thin Brick has increased the speed of installation and these corresponding reductions in total construction time are proving to be major drivers in reducing total construction costs and helping it gain wide market acceptance. In addition to speeding the construction process and compressing timelines, thin brick offers similar innovations in building design.
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Client: HyVee Construction
HY-VEE GAS - ALBERT LEA, MN
Type: New Construction
Project Summary: We provided this complete furnish and install building package for HyVee Construction. They are a repeat business client with a long standing relationship with FBS. This project was completed in Albert Lea, MN and is a home to a HyVee Gas/Caribou Coffee. This project started in January 2014, during the frigid Minnesota winter and the building shell was up in 3 days. The exterior finish had Brickwal from FFS in Endicott Red Blend, Medium 77 and Ivory. Dryvit was also used in Light and Dark Senergy. This was a scrape/rebuilt of an existing store so they wanted to get the new location up and running as soon as possible: to view the full project profile, please click here