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Fast Moving Residential Fires Can Be Deadly. Is Vinyl Siding the Culprit?

In the past 50 years, the economics of home construction have changed dramatically both in Colorado and the rest of the country. When vinyl siding and synthetic insulation materials were introduced in the 1960’s as a substitute for traditional brick and wood, tract homebuilders found their costs were reduced dramatically. In recent years, it is estimated by trade associations that homes wrapped in vinyl siding and synthetic insulation are purchased by 33 percent of new home buyers.

Step into the New Must-Have for Custom Homes: The Killer Kitchen!

The “mid-century modern” image of a wife like Harriett Nelson toiling away in the kitchen while her husband, Ozzie, sits in his easy chair and scans the afternoon newspaper or doles out Socratic wisdom to sons David and Ricky is a black and white relic found only on the Retro Television Network. These days, Ozzie would most likely be enjoying the company of his lovely wife while helping prepare his favorite gourmet dish.

The Original “Green” Building Material: Brick

One of the hottest topics in the construction industry today is “green buildings.” This is a catch-all phrase that describes construction materials and building techniques which are environmentally friendly. These buildings require less energy to heat and cool and save their owners thousands of dollars over the life of the building. They can withstand the ravages of elements for generations and they are most likely constructed of materials that come from the earth.​

Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce honors Acme Brick Company with 2015 Spirit of Enterprise Award

Fort Worth, Texas, June 14, 2016 - The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce honored Acme Brick Company with the Chairman’s Spirit of Enterprise Award at the Chamber’s annual meeting, presented by The Dannon Company, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. The Spirit of Enterprise Award, the Chamber’s highest honor, is given annually to a local organization that has demonstrated true commitment to local business growth and community development. 

New Estate Size Brick From Acme Brick Company Offers Manufacturing and Installation Efficiencies

June 8, 2016 - A new brick product from Acme Brick Company has a face that is one inch taller than the company’s King Size brick that is typically used on homes. Estate size brick is 3 5/8” tall by 9 5/8” wide contrasted to King Size which is 2 5/8” by 9 5/8”. This increased dimension makes Estate Brick more efficient to manufacture, ship and install.

This new brick lays up like modular brick and should match door and window heights without the need to cut brick.  When laid in a one-third bond, Estate brick turns corners easily.

Acme Brick Company Earns Nationally Acclaimed “Partners of Choice Award” From David Weekley Homes For Fifth Consecutive Year

Aug. 1, 2016 - Acme Brick Company is one of only 14 companies nationwide that have received David Weekley Homes’ highly coveted 2015 “Partners of Choice Award” with an “A, A” ranking.  Acme achieved the “A” rating for both Quality and for Service.  This is the fifth consecutive year that Acme has been chosen a “Partner of Choice” - one of only four in this group of 14 national companies to have done so.

Acme Brick Company to Distribute Bautex Block in Texas Markets

Fort Worth, Texas  (December 20,  2015) – Acme Brick Company today announced it has expanded its agreement with Bautex Systems to distribute Bautex Block, an insulated concrete block whose wall system meets and exceeds 2015 building and energy codes. As part of the expanded agreement, Acme Brick will now represent Bautex products in most major Texas markets including Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston.

Acme Brick Company Breaks Ground for New Showroom in Northwest Arkansas

SPRINGDALE, ARK., Apr. 1, 2016 - Acme Brick Company executives joined Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse and other officials to turn the first shovels of soil for Acme’s new showroom and warehouse at 4877 N. 45th Street. The 6,256 square foot showroom and office, and 14,494 square foot warehouse will sit on 5.78 acres of property which will provide ample customer parking.

“This new facility is a demonstration of our confidence in the growth potential for this dynamic region of Arkansas,” said Acme President and CEO, Dennis Knautz.

Belden Brick Products Now Available From Acme Brick Company

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, Sept. 30, 2015 - Acme Brick Company’s Texas showrooms now offer the full line of architectural brick products from the Belden Brick Company of Canton, Ohio. Acme has the exclusive right to sell the Belden line in the state of Texas. Like Acme Brick, Belden is a highly respected company with over a century of experience in brickmaking.

Acme President and CEO Dennis Knautz has been named top CEO for 2015

Dennis Knautz, President and CEO of Acme Brick Company

Fort Worth, Texas - Acme Brick Company President and CEO Dennis Knautz has guided Acme Brick through a challenging decade that included the best of times and the worst of times.  For his leadership during what was one of the worst housing recessions in U.S. history, Fort Worth Business has named him the publication’s Top CEO of a public company for this year.

2016 Pocket Guide to Brick Construction Now Available

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, April 28, 2016 - In 1984 Acme Brick Company introduced its first edition of the Pocket Guide to Quality Brick Construction.  Since then, over 25,000 copies of this reference book have been distributed to individuals in the construction industry across America.  The newest edition is 25% larger, increasing from 128 to 160 pages. 

Among the changes/updates for the guide are:

Acme Brick Company Backs New Masonry Schools in Texas

Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 21, 2015 - Acme Brick Company is providing funding for the new Brick Block Masonry Certificate course offered through the University of Texas at Arlington, at facilities in Grand Prairie and Houston.

Acme Brick Company Begins Direct Sales to Houston Commercial Construction Market

Acme Brick Company commercial sales team in Houston

Fort Worth, Texas  (February 4,  2016) – Acme Brick Company announced that the company’s expanding line of brick and other construction related products will be promoted directly to architects and sold directly to masonry contractors in the Houston market. “Our ever growing list of diverse products has prompted us to make this change from our former arrangement,” said Rusty Haile, Acme’s South Texas Regional Sales Manager.    “We have always called directly on architects in all our other markets and Houston is now consistent with the rest of our company.”

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