Western Forms and Mercedes Homes are pleased to announce Western Forms acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Solid Wall Systems Inc. (SWS) from Mercedes Homes Inc., a Melbourne, Fla.- based homebuilder, effective May 9, 2008.

Since its inception in 2001, SWS has been a leading production builder of cast-in-place concrete walls in Florida and was featured in several publications and national broadcasts, such as the Bob Vila and ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.television shows. With such a recognized brand name in Florida, the company will continue to operate as Solid Wall Systems.

Western Forms is not currently in the construction business, nor will it be in the future. Therefore, Structura Technologies LLC, an affiliate of Western Forms that provides services to assist builders and contractors in the transition from block, wood, or other materials to cast-in-place concrete walls, will work in conjunction with SWS to develop third-party installer licensees to perform the actual cast-in-place wall construction in Florida.

Mercedes Homes has been instrumental in developing cast-in-place concrete technology for abovegrade walls in Florida and continues to recognize the value and benefits of poured-concrete walls. Their divestiture of SWS will now allow Mercedes Homes to concentrate on their core business while still offering the option of solid wall construction to their customers.

Mercedes Homes Inc. (MHI) is the 30th largest single family homebuilder in the United States based upon number of homes settled/closed as reported in the May 2008 issue of Builderâ magazine. MHI is principally engaged in the marketing, sale and construction of single-family detached/attached homes generally ranging in sales prices between $100,000 to $800,000 for each home. MHI primarily builds in four (4) geographical regions, consisting of ten (10) separate housing markets:

  • East Florida - Jacksonville, Space Coast, and Treasure Coast
  • West Florida - Orlando and Tampa
  • Carolinas - Charlotte
  • Texas - Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio

For more information, visit www.westernforms.com.

This article is a press release from the Western Forms. It was not written by a member of the CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION editorial staff.