A History of Advancement

Since its founding in 1891, Acme Brick has continually advanced the art and science of brickmaking, to make brick an affordable, sustainable, enduring, and beautiful choice for America's homeowners, builders, contractors, institutions, and businesses.

Bright Ideas

In ways large and small, Acme Brick associates work hard to make brick a sustainable, high-performance building material that's as good for the environment as it is for the people who build with it.

Serving Our Community

Turf’s Up! And Homeowners Are Catching the Big Green Wave

In 1966, the groundskeepers of the one-year old Houston Astrodome - known at the time as “The Eighth Wonder of the World” - were having difficulty getting grass to grow in the domed stadium. They made a decision that would spawn an entire industry; installing artificial turf, which became known as “AstroTurf.” Sports fields would never be the same again.

The 2 Reasons for Building and Decorating with Stone: Timeless Beauty and Rock-Solid Durability

Since the dawn of civilization, builders, artisans, and artists have quarried and refashioned stone to create beautiful buildings that can withstand centuries of use. This article notes the critical contribution stone has made to such structures as the Parthenon of Greece, the pyramids of the Egyptians, the great stone faces on Easter Island, the solar clock at Stonehenge, Roman roads and aqueducts, and German castles.

The 2 Reasons for Building and Decorating with Stone: Timeless Beauty and Rock-Solid Durability

Since the dawn of civilization, builders, artisans, and artists have quarried and refashioned stone to create beautiful buildings that can withstand centuries of use. This article notes the critical contribution stone has made to such structures as the Parthenon of Greece, the pyramids of the Egyptians, the great stone faces on Easter Island, the solar clock at Stonehenge, Roman roads and aqueducts, and German castles.

Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Rain and Hail Are No Match for Brick

For centuries, buildings constructed of brick have withstood the ravages of hurricanes, tornadoes, high winds, hail and punishing rain. When used in conjunction with modern building codes, brick homes can remain standing when others on the same block might be destroyed. Since 1891, Acme Brick has been manufacturing these almost indestructible building blocks!

Want a Great Way to Make a Brick Home More Beautiful: Add Wrought Iron Doors. Here are 10 Reasons Why.

Just like brick constructionwrought iron has a colorful history dating back to the dawn of civilization. Because of their timeless beauty and virtual indestructibility, both of these materials have been important structural and design elements of homes since ancient times. They also look great when they are used together in one structure.

Glass Brick is Back! Here’s How it Can Light Up Your Home

Don’t look now, but that 1980’s look made popular by TV’s “Miami Vice” is baaaack! However, for those who had quite enough of the running and gunning of Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs when they owned primetime shouldn’t worry. Parachute pants are NOT back in style! This look is all about the resurgence of the use of glass brick or glass block in upscale residential and commercial design.

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