TELLA FIRMA FOUNDATIONS FEATURED ON DESIGNING TEXAS WITH JOCELYN WHITE

Tella Firma Foundations Featured on Designing Texas with Jocelyn White

Jocelyn-White's-PR--Tella-Firma-Foundations-Featured-on-Design2(FRISCO—February 23, 2016) Designing Texas with Jocelyn White featured Tella Firma Foundations (www.tellafirma.com) in the show’s February episode. Tella Firma is providing foundations for numerous custom homes, including two Show Homes that are featured on Designing Texas and serve as models for the exclusive Hills of Kingswood neighborhood in Frisco, Texas.

“We are thrilled to be featured on the show and to be working with many of the great custom builders in the Hills of Kingswood,” said Jim Fontaine, CEO of Tella Firma. “The soils in this part of Frisco require an elevated foundation to minimize the risk associated with soil volatility, and our foundation is a great solution for active soils. It gives clients peace of mind to know their foundation is strong and isolated from the active soils.”

Tella Firma has become the go-to foundation for several builders in the neighborhood, but Fontaine is quick to point out it is not just for custom homes.

“Until recently, most elevated-slab foundations were used only for commercial buildings or custom homes,” said Fontaine. “Tella Firma is the first company to bring a commercial foundation to the production home market at an affordable price. Viewers can get the same foundation they are seeing on this episode of Designing Texas by just asking their builder.”

John Zouzelka, President of The Tower Group, the developer of the Hills of Kingswood, said the partnership with Tella Firma is creating a solid foundation for the community.

“Every custom home begins with the foundation, and this new technology will be a great complement for home owners in the Hills of Kingswood,” said Zouzelka. “Because of the topography, which includes beautiful rolling hills along with steep drop-offs, builders wanted to give their clients a worry-free foundation that would take the soil volatility into account.”

By using a field-tested, patented process of elevating a slab-on-grade foundation, Tella Firma creates a protective void between the ground and the home itself. This application isolates the slab and guards it from damaging soil swells, contractions and unexpected movement caused by light earthquakes. Most foundation damage results from soil movement that can be caused by expansion and contraction of clay soils due to moisture change or by seismic activity.

The Tella Firma foundation system is based on commercial engineering principles used for over 50 years. The system provides the strength and protection of a pier-and-beam foundation yet is much more affordable and takes less time to install when compared to most traditional, suspended foundations. Tella Firma foundations also utilize a green installation process to avoid the need for any type of chemical or water injection into the soil under the home.

The Tella Firma segment can be seen here: https://youtu.be/y5ZUkgVlpn4 Designing Texas airs locally at 11 am on the third Sunday of every month on WFAA-TV.

About Tella Firma Foundations
Dallas-based Tella Firma Foundations, is revolutionizing the way home foundations are built. The Tella Firma name is from the Latin “strong home.” Foundations with the company’s product have been installed throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, and Tella Firma plans to expand into new residential and commercial developments throughout the area. For more information, go to tellafirma.com.

THOMAS SIGNATURE HOMES CHOOSES A TELLA FIRMA FOUNDATION FOR A PRESTON HOLLOW HOME

Thomas Signature Homes Chooses a Tella Firma Foundation for a Preston Hollow Home

Logo- Thomas Signature Homes(DALLAS—January 19, 2016) Thomas Signature Homes has selected Tella Firma Foundations (www.tellafirma.com) to provide the foundation for one of its clients in the exclusive Preston Hollow neighborhood located in Dallas, Texas.

“We’ve worked with Tom on about ten custom homes,” said Jim Fontaine, CEO of Tella Firma. “He originally saw the process presented at an educational session at the Dallas Builders Association. He was in the middle of building a house with piers, and after seeing the benefits of Tella Firma foundations, he decided to do a cost comparison. It was about the same, so the decision to use Tella Firma was a no-brainer.”

By using a field-tested, patented process of elevating a slab-on-grade foundation, Tella Firma creates a protective void between the ground and the home itself. This application isolates the slab and guards it from damaging soil swells, contractions and unexpected movement caused by light earthquakes. Most foundation damage results from soil movement caused by expansion and contraction of clay soils due to moisture change, or by seismic activity.

Tom London's PR- Thomas Signature Homes“Everything starts at the foundation,” said Tom London, owner of Thomas Signature Homes. “All of our homes are built with the highest quality in mind, so a Tella Firma foundation was right in line with that. My clients are very educated and have previously bought homes, so they understand the issues around soils. When I tell them about Tella Firma, it is an easy choice for them to make.”

The Tella Firma foundation system is based on commercial engineering principles in practice for over 50 years. The system provides the strength and protection of a pier-and-beam foundation, yet it is much more affordable and takes less time to install when compared to most traditional, suspended foundations. Tella Firma foundations also utilize a green installation process to avoid the need for any type of chemical or water injection into the soil under the home.

Thomas Signature Homes is renowned for its award-winning quality, design and innovation. More importantly, it is known for the high level of personal service, experience and expertise they offer families considering building or purchasing a new custom home in Dallas. Tom London supervises each project himself to ensure that every detail is taken care of and every question is immediately addressed. His team of creative architects, artisan craftsmen and artistic design professionals are also service-oriented and focused on achieving and exceeding the clients’ expectations.

NEW FOUNDATION SYSTEM APPEARS TO LEVITATE ABOVE HARMFUL EXPANSIVE SOILS

New Foundation System Appears to Levitate Above Harmful Expansive Soils

(Colorado Springs, CO—(ReleaseWire)— January 7, 2016) A groundbreaking new building foundation system is being introduced to Colorado. This innovative system provides solutions for expansive soil problems that are prevalent throughout our State.

RMG – Rocky Mountain Group, a Colorado Springs based architectural and engineering company, is the pioneer of the technique that is gaining fast recognition throughout the Front Range as a viable solution to a century’s old problem. RMG is excited to announce that the Tella Firma™ Foundations system is becoming the answer to most expansive soils problems. “Builders are constantly asking us for better ways to address our expansive soils problems,” says John Clarke, President and Owner of RMG-Rocky Mountain Group.

A new home is now being constructed by Vanguard Homes on this advanced new technique. The home will utilize the Tella Firma™ system in the basement and garage. This unconventional system, designed by RMG-Rocky Mountain Group, lifts the foundation supporting the house off the ground from a grid of deep foundation piers, creating a more stable structure.

Expansive soil is defined as soil containing clay that swells when it is wet and often shrinks when it dries, creating havoc for many buildings foundations. When RMG conducts a soils test on a future home site, they may determine that the soil has certain expansive characteristics that could affect a traditional foundation system. The most common solution in the El Paso County area, is to recommend an over-excavation scheme which involves the removal of three feet or more of the expansive soil and replacement with non-expansive soil. “The conventional approach of overdigging these sites is getting more expensive every year,” says Clarke. However, to avoid this costly over excavation option and promote a more stable foundation for the new home, Vanguard Homes has chosen to incorporate this innovative foundation design known as Tella Firma™. This patented system greatly reduces the potential for foundation and slab movement caused by expansive soil by literally suspending the foundation platform above the troublesome soils.

The patented process works by installing a grid of deep piers designed for the anticipated expansion in the soil. A structural concrete slab floor is poured on top of the ground and then raised six or more inches above the soils with the use of specially engineered lifting mechanisms supported on the piers; this creates the desired gap from the harmful effects of the expansive soil.

Constructing a structural floor above expansive clay soil has typically been considered the best approach to maintain a stable floor. Most structural floors require crawlspaces that are difficult to ventilate and involve deeper excavations and taller foundation walls. Using a concrete structural floor eliminates these requirements. But in the past, it had been costly to construct concrete structural floors which require elaborate form systems that were necessary to support the floor above the ground. This process was limited to more expensive homes and commercial buildings. Tella Firma™ Foundations system offers a unique and patented approach by lifting the concrete foundation without the use of the form system (as described above) at a more affordable cost, significantly reducing the required material, labor and construction time.

Tella Firma™ Foundations system also utilizes a post-tensioning structural concrete floor that is based upon existing engineering principals that have been in use for many years in commercial buildings and parking garages. Adapting a similar fundamental approach, RMG – Rocky Mountain Group, has designed a stronger structural concrete floor that requires fewer support piers, further lowering the cost.

This current project is a residential home that will utilize the Tella Firma™ Foundations system for the basement and also the garage. While Tella Firma™ is not the only foundation system for a new home; it is the most cost effective in terms of protection from our volatile soils. “This system has already been used on the highly expansive soils in Texas in over 1000 homes,” adds Clarke.

Colorado Foundation Solutions (CFS) is the only supplier of the Tella Firma™ lifting mechanisms in Colorado. CFS also provides cost estimates to compare Tella Firma™ to traditional systems and training of, or references for, installation contractors. RMG, or your engineer, designs these foundations through our elaborate finite element analysis software systems.

CFS and RMG will be demonstrating the revolutionary process at the Vanguard Homes building site in a local Colorado Springs subdivision. RMG will be providing tours of the home site to all interested parties. Engineers, Architects, residential and commercial Builders, General Contractors, Land Developers and future home buyers are encouraged to tour the site and observe engineering innovation take place.

About RMG-Rocky Mountain Group
RMG-Rocky Mountain Group is a multi- service line architectural and engineering firm, headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO., with offices throughout the Rocky Mountain Front Range. The firm has been serving the Western States and Mid-West for 30 years. Staffed with a diverse team of licensed engineers and design professionals who are committed to delivering the highest level of quality in design, land planning and engineering services. Project experience ranges in scale from residential to large commercial structures, land planning, geotechnical, forensics and provide an onsite lab for materials testing. Whether it’s a brand new design for a building, land development, a renovation, a remodel of a living space, or an addition to their home, RMG offers personal service and innovative design solutions through close collaboration with everyone involved.

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About Tella Firma™ Foundations
Tella Firma™ Foundations is revolutionizing the way home foundations are built. Tella Firma translates “strong home” in Latin. The leadership team is leveraging a proven technology that was patented in 2011. Foundations with the Company’s product have been installed in Colorado and Texas.

Please contact RMG to schedule your tour or to learn more about the revolutionary Tella Firma™ Foundations system.

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TELLA FIRMA NAMES INDUSTRY VETERAN TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tella Firma Names Industry Veteran to Board of Directors

Jamie-Roger's-PR--Industry-Veteran-Joins-BoD2(RICHARDSON—November 13, 2015) Tella Firma Foundations announced today it has added Jamie Rogers as an Independent Outside Director. Jamie was previously the Chief Operating Officer of TXI, a company focused on heavy construction materials in the southwestern United States and the largest producer of cement in Texas.

“We are very pleased to have Jamie join our board,” says Jim Fontaine, CEO of Tella Firma. “He is a highly accomplished and forward-thinking executive and we are fortunate to attract someone with his experience, which is critical for a young company. We welcome and encourage his feedback and direction.”

Rogers spent 18 years in various positions at TXI. As COO, he held full profit and loss responsibility, managed 1,800 employees and oversaw assets of over $1 billion in 100 locations and six states. Rogers was also a key member of the senior executive team that negotiated the sale of TXI to Martin Marietta Materials in July 2014 at a 75% premium to the pre-transaction share price.

“Tella Firma has the potential to revolutionize the home building industry,” said Rogers. “I am excited to join the board of such a young, dynamic company and lend my expertise to help make it successful.”

Rogers received his MBA from Southern Methodist University in 1993. He served on the Board of Directors for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the Texas Aggregate and Concrete Association and is an Alumni Board Member for St. Marks School of Dallas. He is also a Trustee for the UNT Dallas Foundation and the DGBB Foundation. Rogers and his wife, Anne Marie, reside in Dallas and have two sons.

By using a field-tested, patented process of elevating a slab-on-grade foundation, Tella Firma creates a protective void between the ground and the home itself. This application isolates the slab and guards it from damaging soil swells, contractions and unexpected movement caused by light earthquakes. Most foundation damage results from soil movement that can be caused by expansion and contraction of clay soils due to moisture change or by seismic activity.

The Tella Firma foundation system is based on commercial engineering principles in practice for over 50 years. The system provides the strength and protection of a pier-and-beam foundation yet is much more affordable and takes less time to install when compared to most traditional, suspended foundations. Tella Firma foundations also utilize a green installation process to avoid the need for any type of chemical or water injection into the soil under the home.

About Tella Firma Foundations
Dallas-based Tella Firma is revolutionizing the way home foundations are built. Tella Firma gets its name from the Latin “strong home.” Foundations with the company’s product have been installed throughout Dallas-Fort Worth, and Tella Firma has plans to expand into new residential and commercial developments throughout the area. For more information, go to tellafirma.com.

TELLA FIRMA FEATURED ON DESIGNING DFW WITH JOCELYN WHITE

HINES TO HOST REALTOR OPEN HOUSE AT PARKSIDE DEVELOPMENT

Hines to Host Realtor Open House at Parkside Development

Hines, the international real estate development firm, will be hosting local realtors to tour model homes within the new Parkside development in Irving, Texas on October 21, at 11:30 A.M. The tour includes a walk through of both the Lennar and Village Builders models, each of which utilizes a Tella Firma foundation. This will be another opportunity to educate the realtor community on benefits of installing a Tella Firma foundation. Hines will be giving away $5,000 in prizes. Valet and tour buses will be available, as well as appetizers, a meal and a dessert.

RON DAVIS CUSTOM HOMES CHOOSES TELLA FIRMA FOR FOUNDATION IN HILLS OF KINGSWOOD EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOOD

Ron Davis Custom Homes Chooses Tella Firma for Foundation in Hills of Kingswood Exclusive Neighborhood

(FRISCO, TEXAS — October 13, 2015) Ron Davis Custom Homes has selected Tella Firma Solid Earth Foundations to provide the foundation for one of its clients in the exclusive Hills of Kingwood neighborhood located in Frisco, Texas.

“The terrain in this part of Frisco required an elevated foundation to minimize the risk associated with soil volatility,” said Jim Fontaine, CEO of Tella Firma. “We’ve worked with Ron on about 15 custom homes in the last two years and each one has unique circumstances where our foundation was a good solution for active soils. We are thrilled that Ron chose us to give his client peace of mind.”

By using a field-tested, patented process of elevating a slab-on-grade foundation, Tella Firma creates a protective void between the ground and the home itself. This application isolates the slab and guards it from damaging soil swells, contractions and unexpected movement caused by light earthquakes. Most foundation damage results from soil movement that can be caused by expansion and contraction of clay soils due to moisture change or by seismic activity.

“The foundation is so important when building a home,” Ron Davis said. “Each of our sites has a soil report to determine how active the soils are, and then solutions are evaluated to see what would be appropriate. Tella Firma is our go-to foundation for situations like this.”

The Tella Firma foundation system is based on commercial engineering principles in practice for over 50 years. The system provides the strength and protection of a pier-and-beam foundation yet is much more affordable and takes less time to install when compared to most traditional, suspended foundations. Tella Firma foundations also utilize a green installation process to avoid the need for any type of chemical or water injection into the soil under the home.

Ron Davis Custom Homes (rondaviscustomhomes.com) is a family-owned luxury home builder serving clients in the $1 to $3 million price range. Owners Ron and Shirley Davis have one-of-a-kind home designs and a reputation of quality finish-out and transparency in the home building process.

The Hills of Kingswood is nestled in the heart of Frisco, within 10 minutes of Legacy Business Park. A place of extraordinary beauty tucked away amid the wooded greenbelt that borders Lake Lewisville, the exclusive gated community offers premier homesites for exceptional luxury homes.

TELLA FIRMA SPEAKS AT INDUSTRY EVENT

Tella Firma Speaks at Industry Event

Tella Firma recently spoke at the most recent Building Savvy Magazine Class – a recurring session created for industry professionals to share trends and insights important to local builders, remodelers, designers, engineers and architects. In the latest class, Tella Firma discussed soil volatility, its effects on the local area, and how Tella Firma’s method of elevating the slab is a viable solution for the future.

REALTORS INTRODUCED TO TELLA FIRMA AT PARKSIDE OPEN HOUSE

Realtors Introduced to Tella Firma at Parkside Open House

Realtors got a first hand look at the Lennar Homes Parkside model home during the Hot On! Homes Private realtor event held on September 22, 2015. This special event was an intimate introduction into this exciting new Irving development, as well as an opportunity to educate the DFW Realtor community on the wealth of benefits Tella Firma Foundations brings to Lennar Homes in Parkside.