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Employee Spotlight

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Who: Jerry Fountain – Driver for Keego Clay Products

Length Of Service: 49 years

Favorite Memory Working At Keego: “My favorite memories of working for Keego all involved working for Jim Martin in Ft. Walton. He was the manager at the time. He took me under his wing and really treated me like a son and he was just like a father figure for me.”

Favorite Technological Advance: “Moving from Boom Trucks to Moffett trucks really changed our lives. With Boom Trucks you had to be able to get right up next to the house to get the brick close. When they came out with the Moffetts it allowed us more breathing room and really helped us move faster and more efficient. It really made our lives so much easier”

Favorite Part About Working for SABCO: “It’s just a real family environment. Mr. Thompson, when he was able, made sure to always come check on us personally every two weeks or so. That just always meant a lot to me that he cared enough to make that drive even when I’m sure he didn’t want to. He always made me feel like more than just one of his drivers. I guess that’s why I’ve been able to do it for so long.”

We at SABCO want to wish Jerry a happy work anniversary and look forward to many more years of laughs and fellowship together!

MVIS™ Veneer Mortar

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MVIS™ Veneer Mortar is a patented, versatile polymer fortified mortar designed specifically for the installation of adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick. A high performance mix provides maximum non-sag performance for vertical installations and also obtains maximum bond strength to the substrate and selected veneers.

Keep up with the increasing popularity of adhered masonry veneers with MVIS™ products. Trust your installation to a complete productivity-boosting system designed to deliver superior, long-term performance on masonry projects of all types including residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Utilizing proven materials, MVIS includes air and water barrier products, sealing tapes, various polymer fortified adhesive mortars that provide non-sag performance, latex admix and epoxy adhesives, pointing mortar, sealants and paver joint fillers.

Unlike traditional methods and materials, the Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS™) is engineered to provide a permanent, high-strength installation that uses a revolutionary waterproofing air and water barrier membrane to provide a barrier against air and water penetration into the structure. The MVIS system is designed for thin-brick, manufactured stone and natural stone veneers for interior and exterior applications.

LATICRETE® coverage calculators allow you to calculate product coverage for your specific project. Choose from our online calculator below, or our mobile app for your smartphone or tablet.

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Have a smartphone or tablet? You can calculate coverages right on your device!

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How to Install a Gathering Grill

Happy Homeowners Install a Gathering Grill

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At South Alabama Brick, we love hearing from happy homeowners. This family recently purchased a DIY Gathering Grill from our Mobile location, Riley-Stuart Supply, and graciously shared some photos of their installation.

“We are bringing the campground feel to the house for our family and friends. The kids have already started enjoying grilled burgers, hotdogs, and s’mores by the moonlight.”

Visit one of our 6 locations today & let us help you create your beautiful backyard!

Pensacola Parade of Homes 2017

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From accent brick water tables to all brick homes, W.R. Taylor & Co. is honored to have been featured on many of the homes in this year’s Pensacola Parade of Homes. The Dream Home, built by Westerheim Properties, is a beautiful application of Sandy Crest brick with buff mortar and Easy Fit Bayshore Cultured Stone.

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Homes from Lillian & Perdido to Gulf Breeze & Navarre offer a wide selection of styles, colors, and trends. From siding & painted brick to warm earth tones with stone accents, this year’s parade offered a multitude of options for every homeowner.

Which Brick? Tips For Selecting Brick

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Magnolia Bay with Ivory

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Cypress Point with Ivory

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One of the toughest decisions most builders and homeowners must make is the brick selection. Brick is not only permanent, but sets the tone for the entire exterior style of your home.

Several things should be considered when selecting brick – location you’re building in, your style preferences, and various other factors to come up with a vision that matches your goals.

Style: Determine what style you like – Mediterranean, old world, Tuscan, French Colonial, French Country, traditional, farmhouse, contemporary, transitional, rustic, etc. There are countless different exterior styles and will help you determine style & color.

Color: Once your style has been decided, determining what colors would work better with your style is easier. Brick colors range from light neutral tones to deep dark shades. Some ideas include:

  • Tudor – typically red and lightly red variegated bricks
  • Old World – Earth tones, more browns grays
  • Country French – Warm tones of orange, peach, neutrals, some white and gray flurries
  • Hill Country – Lighter neutrals with warm accents and flurries

Texture: Brick is made with several textures, the most popular currently including smooth, velour, rolled, tumbled, split face. The texture of the brick greatly affects the overall appearance of the project – a smooth texture gives a precise, refined, modern look while a tumbled texture creates an old, weathered, rustic or even used brick appearance.

Drive through your future neighborhood & take photos of existing houses you like. Make notes of those addresses so your brick sales representative can go to the houses you like if the photo doesn’t provide enough information. Create an inventory of your brick preferences using your smart phone camera or perhaps with a Pinterest board or Houzz idea book. These are excellent tools & provide a reliable visual reference for you and your builder. Be sure to note the mortar color when you are viewing and evaluating brick samples from your builder.

Choosing a brick without seeing how the mortar affects the finished look could leave you with an outcome you aren’t prepared for & don’t like. Planning ahead means you won’t make an uninformed decision that might affect either your final design or your budget.

To ensure the design process is as productive as possible, bring the following to your brick selection appointment:

  • Location of the project – physical address or lot number
  • Plans for your home or project, if applicable
  • Look & feel of neighborhood
  • Your personal design preferences, including any photos or addresses of homes you like

“Give What You CAN” Kicks Off

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Give What You CAN

 

Riley-Stuart Supply has issued a challenge to all SABCO locations! As part of their community outreach, RSS collects food boxes for The Joseph Project Food Pantry that is located within blocks of their location. It is a partnership between Ashland Place Methodist Church and the Dumas Wesley Community Center.  Each year during the holiday season they ask that each employee bring non-perishable items for this food drive. Employees are asked to only provide what they feel is comfortable for their budget.

“We feel that we are truly blessed to be able to provide for our families and would like to pass those blessings along to those in the community who cannot help themselves at this time. We think this would not only help the local communities but show good fellowship among all the employees of South Alabama Brick.” said Laura Dearmon, Riley-Stuart Supply.

This year, each SABCO location will host a “Give What You CAN” food drive during the month of November. Clean out your pantries, tell your friends fill a box with canned food items to be donated to a local food pantry. December 1st, each location will report the total weight of the food collected at their locations, along with the number of employees. The location with the highest pounds per employee wins.

Capital Brick – Montgomery Area Food Bank

Whatley Supply – Wiregrass Food Bank

Riley-Stuart Supply – Joseph Project Food Pantry

WR Taylor & Co. – Manna Food Bank

Keego Clay Products – Sharing & Caring Inc

North Florida Brick – Panama City Rescue Mission

Stop by your local South Alabama Brick location today & help us kick-off the holiday season by giving back!

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Outdoor Living Open House Tour

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General Shale outdoor living trailer

As the air turns crisp, take it outside for a setting that is sure to impress. More and more families are moving their living rooms outside, so why not do it in style? Let us help you create your ideal outdoor living space.

South Alabama Brick Co. will be hosting a tour of Outdoor Living Open Houses at 6 locations during the month of October. We invite you to stop by our locations and see our complete line of masonry outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, pavers, garden features & much more! Our product lines range from beginner DIY to custom, high-end.

Fun for the whole family, each Open House will feature fun fall snacks –  trail mix bar & s’mores bar, as well as games & prizes. Walk through the General Shale Outdoor Living trailer, featuring several assembled products from their Outdoor Living Line to help you discover new ways to make your home’s outdoor living space even more beautiful and enjoyable this year. The complete line of General Shale outdoor living products includes fireplaces, fire pits, grills, wood boxes, benches, columns, & pavers varying in level of difficulty.

Mark your calendar for the Open House event closest to you:

10am-4pm each day

Together, we can create a space beyond your imagination!

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