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Todd Sternfeld Debuts the Colorado Cool – a Towable Tiny Home Designed for Those Who Like the Permanence of a Tiny Home with Ease of Relocation

EULESS, TexasAugust 5, 2016 – When Todd Sternfeld, CEO and owner of Superior Concrete Products makes up his mind to pursue a goal, nothing stops him.

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Todd Sternfeld, CEO of Superior Concrete Tiny Houses, puts the Finishing Touches on the Colorado Cool, the nation’s first towable precast concrete tiny house.

And, so it is with his new company – Superior Concrete Tiny Houses (SCTH), which started earlier this year. Inspired by Superior Concrete Products, the well-known producer of decorative precast concrete fence and retaining wall products, SCTH will focus on building tiny homes and other modular buildings and structures.

AN ORIGINAL IDEA – THE RANCHETTE

The father of four daughters, Sternfeld realized that millennials and others are purchasing tiny houses in increasing numbers, and with thirty years of experience in modular prefab construction, he knew his modular steel-reinforced precast concrete fence panels were the perfect material to use in the building of tiny homes.

Clad in a Superior Brick™, the company’s maintenance-free precast concrete panels, the first tiny home SCTH built was a 600-square-foot two-bedroom rustic ranch style house, dubbed the Cleburne Ranchette™. Filled with deluxe amenities such as granite countertops, full-size stainless steel appliances, and a full-size bathroom, the Ranchette epitomizes the look and feel of well-appointed Western-themed home, perfect for singles, young couples, empty nesters or people looking for a weekend retreat in the country. In fact, the company’s craftsmanship and design expertise, was recently recognized by the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA). The organization named Superior Concrete Products the 2016 first place winner of the Creative Use of Precast Concrete (CUP Award) in the Above Ground Category for the Ranchette in March 2016.

“People of all ages love tiny houses,” said Sternfeld. “They provide an attractive and affordable solution for those who want to own a home, but don’t want to go obligate themselves to a big mortgage. And, let’s face it, no one likes to spend good money on something that depreciates and deteriorates within a few short years.”

“When manufactured correctly, precast concrete is an extremely attractive and versatile product. Crafted to look like wood, stucco, brick or stone, the Superior Concrete team infuses tinted pigments during the production process, so there is no need to paint or stain the outside walls of one of our precast tiny homes – ever, unless you elect to change the color. Better yet, with steel reinforced concrete, Superior Concrete Tiny Houses are designed to be safe and strong, outlasting any stick-built home on the market,” he added.

THE CHISHOLM TRAIL CABIN

Since the completion of the Ranchette, the Superior team has been moving fast, building one home after another. While the Ranchette was constructed on an engineered concrete foundation, the second tiny home – the Chisholm Trail Cabin is a convertible model that was built on a strong steel frame, giving this tiny home ease of portability. With an exterior structure made of Superior Wood™, a precast concrete product that duplicates the look of rough-cut cedar siding, the 375-square-feet, two-bedroom cabin was designed as a park model. This design enables tiny house enthusiasts to put wheels on the axles and move their tiny home to a new location, if they desire. The Chisholm Trail can also be constructed on a fixed concrete foundation should the owner prefer to establish permanent residence on a piece of land.

THE COLORADO COOL DEBUT

The newest home in the SCTH line-up is the 200-square-foot, one-bedroom Colorado Cool. Built on a rugged goose-neck trailer, “The Cool” gives tiny home enthusiasts the option of parking this residence permanently, or hooking it up to a truck for travel. By their nature, tiny homes are not meant to be travel trailers. However, some tiny home enthusiasts enjoy the freedom of the road, so the Colorado Cool gives these free spirits the flexibility of a permanently parked home, or the ability to take their home with them should they decide to move.

“Colorado Cool is unique,” said Sternfeld. “We know of no other tiny home builder who has created a home like this one. This structure of this tiny home is maintenance-free Superior Brick™, and we’ve put every luxury we could incorporate into 200-square-feet of living space. Not only is this home energy efficient, but it is decorated in a sophisticated and care-free industrial style. We used cool muted tones of soft white, gray and blue combined with stainless steel appliances and textured metal cabinetry throughout the home to give a restful, but edgy contemporary feel.”

“This tiny house also features wood laminate flooring, paneling, marble countertops, mosaic tile, a full-size shower with curved glass doors, a utility room with a Dometic washer/dryer combo unit, hidden storage under the stairs, even a cedar-lined closet in the Great Room. And, this unit even includes a 40-square-foot outdoor living space configured as a private deck marking the entrance leading up to the front door. Truly, this home has it all,” he added.

2016 TINY HOUSE JAMBOREE

The recently completed Colorado Cool will be debuted during the 2016 Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs, Colorado which starts on Friday, Aug. 5. Lasting through Sunday, Aug. 7, the Second Annual Tiny House Jamboree is a gathering of like-minded tiny house devotees who want to learn the latest building innovations as well as view this year’s collection of tiny homes. The event drew more than 40,000 visitors in 2015, and this year the Jamboree is expected to attract an even larger crowd.

This year, the event will be held on the grounds of the United States Air Force Academy Campus, close to Falcon Stadium. The gates open at 9 a.m. and close each evening at 6:00 p.m.

An affiliate of Superior Concrete Products, a Texas-based manufacturer and nationwide installer of precast concrete fence and retaining wall products, Superior Concrete Tiny Houses launched these cutting edge new homes in January 2016 when Sternfeld and his team recycled some concrete panels to construct the company’s first tiny house. Created and built out of the company’s proprietary line of precast concrete fence panels, the Colorado Cool was built on the company’s property in Euless, Texas.

DISCOVER MORE

To learn more about Superior Concrete Tiny Houses or Superior Concrete Products, or any of the company’s other state-of-the-art line of fence and retaining wall merchandise, phone 817-277-9255 or visit ConcreteFence.com and ConcreteTinyHouses.com. Information is also available through social media channels.



Precast Pioneer Todd Sternfeld Showcases Security Barriers During the 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society Transmission & Distribution Conference and Exposition in Dallas

Todd Sternfeld
CEO
Superior Concrete Products

EULESS, Texas – May 4, 2016 – Todd Sternfeld, owner and CEO of Superior Concrete Products (SCP), a Texas-based manufacturer and installer of fence and retaining wall products, is known as a pioneer in the precast concrete industry. For the more than 30 years, Sternfeld has been designing and building some of the nation’s most secure, cost effective and maintenance-free fencing for the Utilities market. Sternfeld, along with team members of Superior Concrete Products, will be showcasing the company’s innovative line of products at the 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society Transmission & Distribution (IEEE PES T&D) Conference & Exposition this week in Dallas.

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, and the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), are hosting the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Conference to address important topics related to electrical power distribution and the nation’s energy grid. “One thing that all electric utility providers have in common is the need to screen and secure their power-generating equipment,” said Todd Sternfeld, CEO of Superior Concrete Products. “Over the years, we’ve installed numerous security barriers and screening walls for power substations throughout the United States. Because of our decades-long commitment to serving power generating companies, we’ve become experts in producing fences that look attractive and fit seamlessly into all kinds of neighborhoods and communities. Our fences are more than rugged enough to protect valuable high-voltage equipment, while delivering decades of performance without maintenance.”

With a Superior Concrete Fence, power grid installations are surrounded by a solid, yet attractive wall of protection, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And since all SCP fence systems are modular, they can be built faster and less expensively than traditional masonry structures: this keeps barrier costs down. Another advantage of a Superior Concrete Products’ wall system is that the modular units can grow with the size of the installation. The company’s wall systems can be expanded or reconfigured, if need be, and they can be built up to 30-feet high with the option of adding galvanized steel barbed wire to ward off intruders.

“Industry officials are all too aware of the security issues facing our power grid, and the fact is that the day of securing equipment with chain link fencing is long past,” Sternfeld noted. “Rules adopted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have mandated that power companies nationwide must identify key installations vulnerable to blackouts or power outages and safeguards must be put in place to protect these facilities by 2016.”

A high-powered test bullet
fired at close range fails to penetrate the
Superior Ballistics Reinforced Fence.

For substation operators that have a greater need for security, the company has developed Superior Ballistics™. Created through the development of a proprietary process, Superior Ballistics is a membrane that makes any of the company’s solid fence panels resistant to close-range rifle fire. In addition to protection from rifle fire, Superior Concrete Products also engineers and installs gates and security systems for customers who need added protection for their property.

This past year alone, we’ve installed more than ten substation projects, and one of the best compliments we’ve received is the fences are designed to blend into the environment. “We spend much time and effort designing fences so that the texture compliments the surrounding landscape” Sternfeld said. Our fences are manufactured in a variety of popular textures, including Superior Brick™, Superior Board-on-Board™, Superior Cobblestone™, Superior Fence™, Superior Ledgestone™, Superior Rail™, Superior Stucco™, and Superior Wood Plus™ all of which provide the realistic finish of the fence that their name suggests. Specializing in customized colors and finishes, Superior Concrete Products creates fences that will complement any décor or job specification.

In addition to fences, the company manufactures decorative Superior Stone Columns™ and heavy-duty commercial grade ReCon™ Retaining Wall blocks. And, the company’s innovation doesn’t stop there. Sternfeld has used fence panels to construct buildings, which has spawned a new product line — Superior Buildings.

To learn more about Superior Concrete Products and its innovative line of fence and barrier merchandise, phone 817-277-9255 or visit www.ConcreteFence.com. Todd Sternfeld and members of the company’s sales team will be in the Superior Concrete Products’ booth #550 throughout the duration of the 2016 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition held May 2-5 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

About Superior Concrete Products:
Founded in 1986, Superior Concrete Products engineers, manufactures and installs precast concrete walls, fences, structures and other barrier systems for the utility substations, residential developments, golf courses and the farming/ranching industries throughout North America. The company also has installations abroad and licenses precast mold products and services in countries around the globe. Certified by the National Precast Concrete Association, the company is headquartered in Euless, Texas. For more information, go to www.ConcreteFence.com.


Todd Sternfeld Honored for the Creation of the Tiny House Precast Ranchette

Oftentimes good things come in small sizes, and this is certainly true in the case of the precast Superior Ranchette™, a rustic tiny ranch house designed by Todd Sternfeld’s team at Superior Concrete Products. In recognition of the company’s hard work, the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) has named Superior Concrete Products the 2016 first place winner of the Creative Use of Precast Concrete (CUP Award) in the Above Ground Category for the Superior Ranchette.

A Texas-based manufacturer and nationwide installer of precast concrete fence and retaining wall products, Superior Concrete Products created and built the innovative new home out of the company’s proprietary line of precast concrete fence panels and other products on the company’s property near the newly opened Chisolm Trail Parkway in Cleburne, Texas.

The CUP Award was presented during a special recognition luncheon at the 2016 National Precast Concrete Association tradeshow in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, March 3rd, at 1 p.m. NPCA chairman Andy Weiser presented the award to the Superior Concrete Products CEO and founder Todd Sternfeld, and Raul Rodriguez, the company’s vice president of manufacturing.

As part of the largest trade show dedicated to the precast concrete industry in North America, CUP Awards have been highly coveted by industry professionals since the NCPA recognition program was started in 2004. After the awards committee evaluated the various entries, NPCA president Ty Gable said, “The Superior Concrete Products entry captures the imagination. The Ranchette very clearly shows the amazing versatility of precast concrete. The judges were impressed not only with the beauty of the structures, but also with the technical design and how the display demonstrates the ability of precast concrete to emulate the look of other materials.”

Using precast concrete molded to resemble brick and other traditional finishes, the Ranchette showcases the diversity among the product lines manufactured by Superior Concrete Products, while also demonstrating the adaptability and novel uses of concrete as a building material. “Building the Ranchette was a group effort,” said Sternfeld. “I’ve always believed that our products could be used in a variety of creative ways, and the CUP Award is proof of what happens when you combine a versatile product with the great people that work at Superior Concrete Products.”

A scalable and customizable prototype, the Superior Ranchette is a 600 square-foot ranch house that offers all the sophisticated features of a full-sized two-bedroom home – complete with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. “While we built the house in a rustic ranch style design, the home could be of any size or architectural finish,” said Sternfeld. “Our goal was to build the Ranchette to demonstrate the various looks and finishes of the modular precast concrete products that we manufacture. Using a green-build approach, we recycled surplus materials to showcase the versatility of our product line. We are deeply pleased to win this award, but also want to thank the members of our industry for taking notice of the work created by the Superior Concrete Products staff.”

The exterior of the Ranchette is composed of Superior Brick™ fence panels which has been hand-tinted to resemble the warm weathered look of aged masonry. The posts supporting the roof of the front porch are Superior Stone Columns™ designed to look remarkably like water carved river rocks. The home’s interior has utilized Superior Wood Plus™ and precast fence panels to accent the interior of the house.

Naturally, no ranch house would be complete without a fence, and the Ranchette has two. A six-foot tall Superior Cobblestone™ privacy fence duplicates the look of stacked stone, and is trimmed with the decorative Superior Lattice, a one-foot tall precast product that simulates the hand-crafted appearance of a wood trellis sitting atop the precast cobblestone. The privacy fence gives an attractive backdrop for the home’s patio – shielding the house from the late afternoon sun, while providing a welcome retreat for evening cookouts and friendly gatherings. Additional applications incorporated into the hardscape utilize Superior Rail™ and Superior Fence Caps for parking, patio and walkway paths.

The Superior Rail and post fence is strong and beautiful, tricking a trained eye with its deep rugged woodgrain molded texture. Superior 3 Rail™ (4’ high) was used to build a sturdy livestock corral, while other areas of the property used Superior 2 Rail™ (3’ high) as a decorative accent to frame the front of the Ranchette and walkway around the house. Other products were used as trim and for additional accent pieces, complementing the exterior landscape design.

Strategically located in the middle of the country, Superior Concrete Products designs, engineers, manufactures, ships and installs products across the continent from the company’s NPCA certified plant in North Texas. “Since we are based in the Southwest, I naturally have a soft spot for cowboys and horses, so it just made sense to build a ranch with products made in our own factory,” said Sternfeld. “We are constantly working on product development and experimenting with new decorative finishes and textures. The Ranchette shows that precast concrete can be a sophisticated, affordable and versatile alternative to traditional building materials when you look at home design with a creative and imaginative eye. Plus, no other building material is as strong and durable as concrete.”


Todd Sternfeld Uses Precast Concrete Fence Panels to Build a Rustic Mini-Ranchette

EULESS, Texas – Feb. 09, 2016 – Superior Concrete Products, a Texas-based manufacturer and installer of precast concrete fence and retaining wall products, is unveiling an innovative new concept in home design during the 2016 World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. Called the Superior Ranchette™, the customizable home is a 600 square-foot tiny house constructed primarily of precast concrete fence panels molded to resemble brick and other traditional surfaces. When finished, the precast house offers the sophisticated features of a full-sized two-bedroom home, complete with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. And, being a ranch, the house comes with an oversized front porch and a livestock corral. Yet, despite all of these amenities, the Superior Ranchette has a surprisingly small footprint.

When it comes to home design, the Ranchette demonstrates the versatility of precast concrete as a building medium, while showcasing the depth and breadth of Superior Concrete Products line of merchandise. According to Sternfeld, all of the concrete used in the project was manufactured at the company’s NPCA certified plant in Texas.

“I’m a cowboy at heart, and the Ranchette is both rustic and comfortable — a perfect way to demonstrate the practicality of precast concrete panel construction,” said Sternfeld. “When it comes to home design, people forget that concrete can be a beautiful, affordable and versatile alternative to traditional building materials, plus it goes without saying that it is much more durable.”

According to Sternfeld, the company incorporated many of the company’s products into the design of the house and into the surrounding property. For instance, the posts supporting the roof on the front porch are Superior Stone Columns™. The outside of the house is made up of Superior Brick™ fence panels that have been hand-tinted to a warm weathered stone color. The home’s interior is made of a deep earth-toned Superior Stucco™ fence panels that resemble the smooth textured feel of hand-troweled adobe.

The outside of the Ranchette has a tall Superior Cobblestone™ privacy fence which looks like stacked stone trimmed in Superior Lattice surrounding the home’s patio for those afternoon cookouts. Superior Rail™, which looks remarkably like real wood rails, was used to build a corral for the livestock, and to create a rustic walkway. Other Superior products were used as trim and for other accent pieces to complete the Ranchette’s design.

To learn more about Superior Concrete Products, the precast concrete Ranchette, or any of the company’s other innovative line of fence and retaining wall merchandise, phone 817-277-9255 or visit www.ConcreteFence.com. Todd Sternfeld and members of the company’s sales team will be in the Superior Concrete Products’ booth #DX32 located in the Farm Credit Dairy Center Building of the 2016 World Ag Expo.


Decorative Precast Fencing Pioneer Todd Sternfeld Attends 33rd Consecutive Tradeshow

EULESS, Texas – Feb. 2, 2016 – Thirty years is a long time in the construction business, and Todd Sternfeld, the CEO of Superior Concrete Products, a Texas-based manufacturer and installer of precast concrete fence and retaining wall products, has learned a thing or two about fences. Today, with the start of the 2016 World of Concrete Tradeshow in Las Vegas, Superior Concrete Products is celebrating thirty years in business, and this marks the 33rd consecutive time that Sternfeld has attended the event.

Starting out in the landscaping business, Sternfeld was tasked with patching and repairing a lot of worn out fences. Seeing those battered fences frustrated him, and he set out to find a better solution to wood, vinyl, metal and masonry. Sternfeld’s search led to precast concrete: the most durable and malleable – if properly engineered – building material known to man.

“Back in the day, concrete fencing held all the charm of a military bunker. The fences were either thick and solid, or poorly engineered stamped walls that cracked and began to lean within a few short years after they were built,”

said Sternfeld. “It took some time and effort, but we perfected the process that allowed our Superior fences to be molded, colored and textured into the beautiful natural finishes that rival the look of wood, stone, brick or stucco that you see today. And, not only are our fences beautiful, but they are strong. With our proprietary pillar and post construction design, we’ve had fences that have weathered tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes, because they flex in the face of adverse conditions, yet stand firm.”

Available in a variety of popular textures, the company’s product line currently includes Superior Brick™, Superior Board-on-Board™, Superior Cobblestone™, Superior Fence™, Superior Ledgestone™, Superior Rail™, Superior Stucco™, and Superior Wood Plus™ all of which provide the realistic finish of the fence that their name suggests. Specializing in customized colors and finishes, Superior Concrete Products can build fences up to 30-feet in height that will complement any décor or job specification.

In addition to fences, the company manufactures decorative Superior Stone Columns™ and heavy-duty commercial grade ReCon™ Retaining Wall blocks. And, the company’s innovation doesn’t stop there. Sternfeld has used fence panels to construct buildings, which has spawned a new product line — Superior Buildings. The company also introduced a ballistics fence that was created through the development of a proprietary process that makes its products resistant to close-range rifle fire. In addition to ballistics defense, Superior Concrete Products also engineers and installs gates and security systems for customers who need added protection for their property.


Radio Hosts Bob Gibbons and Steven Neuner Interview the CEO of Superior Concrete Products on a New Business-Themed Show Featuring Entrepreneurs

EULESS, Texas – Jan. 19, 2016 – Todd Sternfeld, the CEO of Superior Concrete Products, a North-Texas-based manufacturer of precast concrete fence and barrier products, is being featured on a new, cutting-edge radio program focusing on North Texas entrepreneurs. Called “The Next Level – Conversations That Propel Business,” the show highlighting Sternfeld airs on KAAM AM 770 Legends radio in the Dallas-Fort Worth market on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. (Central Time).

Hosted by entrepreneurs Steven Neuner and Bob Gibbons, The Next Level features business owners discussing what it takes to successfully grow their businesses. Sternfeld talks about pioneering a new industry and running Superior Concrete Products, a company that makes unique decorative concrete fences and barriers which duplicate the natural look of wood, stone or masonry finishes.

“Anyone that owns a business or has the desire to be an entrepreneur will understand the challenges and rewards that come with building a company,” said Sternfeld. “For more than 30 years, I’ve been passionate about creating and running a concrete business that makes the best fences money can buy.”

“Before the 1980s, precast fences were plain, even ugly and oftentimes poorly made. To be successful, I had to prove that concrete could be molded, colored and customized into a wide variety of natural finishes that were strong, attractive and engineered to last. I’m proud of the accomplishments that the Superior Concrete Products team have made, and appreciate the opportunity to share these lessons with The Next Level listeners,” Sternfeld added.

“Our program is an open dialogue with seasoned business owners throughout the DFW market,” said co-host Steven Neuner, founder and CEO of Alkali, LLC, a Plano-based employee benefits and insurance agency. “We want to expose our listeners to the wisdom shared by these entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their business.”

Bob Gibbons, co-host and founder of REATA Commercial Realty, Inc., a corporate real estate advisory firm based in Plano, Texas, continued, “our goal is to facilitate fun and meaningful conversations that give listeners an opportunity to learn, experience and share the experiences that our guests have used to take their businesses, families, and communities to the next level.”

Copies of the January 19th show and a video clip are archived, and can be heard or viewed directly from The Next Level Website – www.nextlevelshow.com. To learn more about Superior Concrete Products and the company’s line of fence and barrier products, phone 817-277-9255 or visit www.ConcreteFence.com.

The Next Level:
Airing on KAAM –AM 770 Legends radio, The Next Level is a radio program focused on successful North Texas entrepreneurs, and how they grow their businesses. Hosted by insurance executive, Steven Neuner, and real estate expert, Bob Gibbons, The Next Level takes listeners behind the scenes to hear the secrets that savvy business owners use to help their companies thrive. To learn more about The Next Level, visit www.nextlevelshow.com.


Superior Ballistics doubles the strength of Superior Concrete Products’ (SCP) solid barrier and fence panels, making them impervious to close-range fire from high-caliber ammunition. It is a product enhancement that strengthens and reinforces fencing for use at electric and gas utility substations, local government facilities and other security-minded public agencies.

The product is made of reinforced precast concrete. It protects vulnerable equipment, infrastructure projects and personnel from sniper bullets.

“With recent attacks on electrical substations in California and Arizona, protecting the nation’s power grid is a top priority for utility executives and government officials,” says Todd Sternfeld, founder and president of Superior Concrete Products. “And, at SCP, we recognized that the time had come to develop a new type of security fencing – one that fit seamlessly into the environment, yet engineered and designed to withstand the force of close-range fire arms without looking like a military bunker.”

The Superior Ballistics membrane hardens the precast concrete panels, making for a heavier, more bullet-resistant fence. Choose from custom finishes that take on the appearance of ledgestone, brick, or the deep wood-grain look of board-on-board or other traditional type of fencing textures.

The company’s ballistics-enhanced panel looks similar to the firm’s line of Superior Brick, Superior Cobblestone, Superior Stucco, or other solid fencing and barrier products.

Prior to launching Superior Ballistics, SCP subjected the new barrier to testing at a U.S.-based independent laboratory. Standing 30 feet from the test sample, an experienced testing technician fired a .308 Winchester caliber round from a high-powered rifle directly into a section of the reinforced Superior Fence panel. While the fence sustained damage, the bullet was unable to punch a hole through the fence — even at close range.

The product provides an affordable and safe option that can help utilities comply with the mandates issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, adds Sternfeld. “Utility companies across the country have chosen Superior Concrete Products to protect and screen electrical transformers because of the product’s strength, affordability and low-maintenance design.” The product can be customized to the exact size, color and texture needed by the customer.

Superior Concrete Products engineers, manufactures and installs precast concrete walls, fences, structures and other barrier systems for utilities, residential developments, golf courses and the farming/ranching industries throughout North America.

In the video, Todd Sternfeld talks about his firm’s products and how they are made.


EULESS, Texas – Nov. 30, 2015 – Superior Concrete Products, a North-Texas-based manufacturer of precast concrete fence and barrier products, was selected by a Southlake homeowner to replace a wood fence that had seen better days. Richard Asprey and his wife Michaela were surprised when they realized their pricey wood fence was deteriorating and needed to be replaced with just over a decade of service. Replacing a fence every decade or so seemed like throwing away good money, so the homeowner started researching alternative fence materials. Spotting an attractive concrete fence in their neighborhood, the Aspreys reached out to the manufacturer, Todd Sternfeld the CEO and founder of Superior Concrete Products, to learn more about his products and services.

“While traditional fences look good when installed, the Texas heat, ground movement and weather deteriorates them quickly. It only takes a few years before home or business owners must start an endless cycle of patch and repair as rotting lumber, rust or cracking mortar erode the integrity of conventional fence materials. With precast concrete, you have all of the advantages of old-style fencing without any of the headaches,” said Sternfeld.

“Superior Concrete Products has been producing fences in a variety of sizes, finishes and colors for more than 29 years. The key advantage of precast concrete is that it is strong, and you can duplicate the look and feel of wood, brick, stucco, or stone, while manufacturing a product that is pleasing to the eye. For homeowners who are tired of spending their spare cash and weekends making repairs, a custom fence made of precast concrete will be the last fence you purchase for your property. I guarantee it,” he added.

After speaking with Sternfeld, the Aspreys selected a stately 8-foot-tall Superior Ledgestone™ fence and column system in White Portland precast concrete. “I’m from England, and it was surprising to learn how quickly the Texas climate and those brutally hot summers damaged our wood fence,” said homeowner Richard Asprey. “I like my home and wanted a permanent fence solution that offered privacy. And, the fence needed to be attractive, compliment the exterior of my home and yard, while being maintenance free. I couldn’t be more pleased with my new precast concrete ledgestone fence. The install went smoothly and the crew left my yard in shape for the new landscaping that was planted the following week.”

“Everything looks beautiful! And, now that the fence is installed, I like it so much that I’ve decided to order two additional fences for other properties that I own. The concrete looks like stacked ledgestone, but without the expense and mortar problems. Better yet, I will never have to pay for another repair or replace the fence – ever,” Asprey said.

Specializing in the manufacturing of precast fence and barrier products for home and business owners since 1986, Superior Concrete Products makes fences of various designs that are as good-looking as they are strong, and easy to construct. Composed of a proprietary post and panel system, Superior Concrete Products’ fences are designed to flex during adverse weather conditions and ground movement without failing – effectively withstanding hurricane-force winds and earthquakes. Impervious to damage from insects, rot and rust, all of the company’s fences can be customized by height, color and finish to compliment any décor.

For security-minded customers, the company has developed another new product enhancement – Superior Ballistics, a proprietary membrane that makes the company’s strong fences even more powerful. Targeting customers that need a high level of security, Superior Ballistics can be manufactured into Superior Ledgestone or any of the company’s other solid fence panels. Once the barrier is embedded, the fence becomes durable enough to withstand the impact of high-caliber ammunition. Most importantly, a ballistics-reinforced fence is virtually identical to all of the company’s other fence products.

In addition to fences, Superior Concrete Products offers a variety of other products and services. The company manufactures concrete columns, Recon™ retaining walls and precast buildings.

The company even installs security gates and systems that work with SCP fence products. “Good fences make for good neighbors, and all of our products are designed to be affordable, attractive and guaranteed to last a lifetime, which keeps you and your neighbors happy,” Sternfeld added. To learn more about Superior Concrete Products and the company’s line of fence and barrier products, phone 817-277-9255.


EULESS, Texas – Nov. 5, 2015 – Superior Concrete Products, a North-Texas-based manufacturer of precast concrete fence and barrier products, is launching a revolutionary new product – the Superior Board-on-Board™ concrete fence. A pioneering leader in the precast concrete fence industry, Todd Sternfeld, owner and CEO, is introducing another industry-first – a product that duplicates the grain and appearance of popular cedar board-on-board wood fencing.

“Early in my career, I realized the frustration my customers felt as they struggled to maintain, repair and replace fences that deteriorated after a few years of service. The search for a better fence led me to precast concrete. During the past 29 years, the Superior Concrete Products team has created a number of concrete fences in a variety of sizes, finishes and colors. And, our latest product innovation is the board-on-board precast concrete fence, which was cast directly from rough-hewn cedar fence planks,” said Sternfeld. “This fence looks and feels much like wood, and is unparalleled for its beauty, strength, and ability to outlast any other decorative barrier product in the market today.”

One of the first installations of this ground-breaking new product is in North Texas. A homeowner who was tired of ongoing maintenance issues with his wood fence was looking for a permanent fence solution.

“Wood fences may look good while they are new, but no one tells you how much time to takes hammering nails and inserting screws to maintain the appearance of the fence over time,” said William Hennington. “Spending so much time on fence repairs is no way to spend a weekend, so I started researching alternative materials for the privacy fence surrounding my new home. I discovered a different kind of fence material – concrete. Since the Superior Concrete Products corporate office was close by, I stopped in to look at product samples and meet the company’s owner – Todd Sternfeld. The look and design of the product combined with the attentive service I received from the Superior Concrete Products team convinced me that purchasing a board-on-board concrete fence was a good investment for my new home.”

“Now that it is installed, I absolutely adore my new fence! It looks exactly like a cedar board-on-board fence, and the fence is so solid and strong that I have no doubt it will last a lifetime. Better yet, it requires no maintenance. To test the reaction of my friends I invited a few over to look at my new concrete fence. They couldn’t believe it wasn’t real wood. Some were so stunned they had to actually touch the fence to be convinced that it is made of concrete instead of cedar,” Hennington continued.

Since 1986, Superior Concrete Products has specialized in developing fence and barrier products for home and business owners that are as good-looking as they are strong, and easy to construct. Composed of a proprietary post and panel system, Superior Concrete fences are impervious to rot, insects and rust. In addition, they are also designed to flex during adverse weather conditions and ground movement without failing – effectively withstanding hurricane-force winds and earthquakes.

Available in a range of sizes, finishes and colors, Superior Concrete Products currently manufactures precast fences that duplicate the look of brick, stacked stone, and stucco. In addition to Superior Board-on-Board, the company also makes split rail fencing and other concrete products in a wood finish. And, as with all Super Concrete Products fences, each one can be customized to compliment any décor.

In addition to Superior Board-on-Board, the company has also developed another new product enhancement – Superior Ballistics, a proprietary membrane that makes the company’s strong fences even more powerful. Targeting customers that need a high level of security, Superior Ballistics can be manufactured into the board-on-board fence or any of the company’s other solid fence panels. Once the barrier is embedded, the fence becomes durable enough to withstand the impact of high-caliber ammunition. Most importantly, a ballistics-reinforced fence is virtually identical to all of the company’s other fence products.

Superior Concrete Products offers a variety of other products and services in addition to concrete fences. The company manufactures concrete columns, marina blocks, Recon™ retaining walls and

precast buildings. Superior Concrete Products even installs security gates and systems in conjunction with their fence products. “We believe in providing superior products and superior service, and we design all of our products to be affordable, attractive and guaranteed to last a lifetime,” Sternfeld added. To learn more about Superior Concrete Products and the company’s line of fence and barrier products, phone 817-277-9255 or visit www.ConcreteFence.com.

About Superior Concrete Products:

Founded in 1986, Superior Concrete Products engineers, manufactures and installs precast concrete walls, fences, structures and other barrier systems for the utility substations, residential developments, golf courses and the farming/ranching industries throughout North America. The company also has installations abroad and licenses precast mold products and services in countries around the globe. Certified by the National Precast Concrete Association, the company is headquartered in Euless, Texas. For more information, go to www.ConcreteFence.com.

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EULESS, Texas – July 1, 2015 – Todd Sternfeld, CEO and owner of Superior Concrete Products (SCP), a North-Texas-based manufacturer of precast concrete fence and barrier products, has a soft heart. When his 18-year-old daughter Sydney mentioned the idea of starting an educational program at Diamond Ranch Academy to help homeless pets and small animals, Sternfeld promised to build a shelter and provide the precast concrete materials for the project.

“Diamond Ranch Academy has a wonderful program that pairs students with horses and other large animals,” said Sydney Sternfeld. “And, while I enjoy working with the barnyard animals, my own dog, a big yellow Labrador Retriever named Lucky, inspired me to serve others by caring for homeless pets. Starting this new educational program will give more students an opportunity to learn how to work with rescued pets and other small animals that had been living on the city streets.”


Company to Manufacture and Build a Superior Concrete Fence;
Launches Superior Ballistics Product Innovation

EULESS, Texas – Feb. 3, 2015 – Superior Concrete Products, a North-Texas-based manufacturer of precast concrete fence and barrier products, plans to exhibit at the World of Concrete Tradeshow in Las Vegas on Feb. 2-6, 2015. This is the 30th time the company has participated in the international tradeshow which features companies from around the globe that dominate the commercial concrete and masonry construction industry.

A pioneering leader in the precast concrete fence industry, Todd Sternfeld, owner and CEO along with his management team, will demonstrate how Superior Concrete Products (SCP) manufacturers and builds a Superior Fence. In addition, SCP will launch Superior Ballistics, an exclusive product enhancement that strengthens and reinforces the company’s fence panels, making them impervious to close-range rifle fire.

“At Superior Concrete Products, we make fences for home and businesses owners that are as attractive as they are strong, and easy to construct,” said Sternfeld. “Composed of a proprietary post and panel system, our fences are designed to flex during adverse weather and ground movement without failing – effectively withstanding hurricane-force winds and earthquakes. And, we’ve developed Superior Ballistics — a new product that makes our strong fence even more powerful for our security-minded customers that need a barrier durable enough to withstand the impact of high-caliber ammunition.”

“Aside from the strength and attractiveness of SCP’s precast concrete fence panels, our fences are also designed to be a quick and simple install. In fact, a three-man crew can easily complete the construction of a fence for the average homeowner in only 2 to 4 days,” Sternfeld added.

To showcase Superior Ballistics and the company’s other fence and barrier products, Superior Concrete Products will host two booths during the World of Concrete Tradeshow this year. The larger booth, located in the Outdoor Silver Lot — booth #O31644, will feature molding and construction equipment that will be used to build a full-size replica of a Superior Concrete fence during the show. The live demonstration will be ongoing daily, as the staff demonstrates each step in Superior Concrete’s manufacturing process. Event participants are invited to ask questions and observe as the SCP team demonstrates the versatility, strength and attractiveness of the Superior Fence.

In North Hall booth #N951, the Superior Concrete Products sales team will be on hand to discuss the full line of SCP fencing and other products, while Todd Sternfeld will field questions on Superior Ballistics and other related topics. Todd will highlight the need for a ballistics security fence that can be desirable by industrial users such as utility companies and other security-oriented customers as they seek to protect electrical substations, equipment installations, and critical personnel.

To learn more about Superior Concrete Products and the company’s product lines, please stop by the North Hall booth #N951. The live fence-building demonstrations will be ongoing daily in the Outdoor Silver Lot — booth #O31644 on February 2-6.


Superior Concrete Products Introduces an Industry First Superior Ballistics – an Exclusive Process That Transforms Security Fencing

Reinforced Precast Concrete Protects Vulnerable Equipment, Infrastructure Projects and Personnel from Sniper Bullets

EULESS, Texas – Dec. 3, 2014 – Superior Concrete Products, a North-Texas-based manufacturer of precast concrete fence and barrier products, announces Superior Ballistics, an exclusive product enhancement that strengthens and reinforces fencing for use by electric and gas utility substations, business owners and other security-minded consumers. This new proprietary feature doubles the strength of Superior Concrete Products (SCP) solid barrier and fence panels, making them impervious to close-range fire from high caliber ammunition.

“Today, security is an issue for many businesses, and protecting valuable equipment and personnel is a major concern — especially for utility companies,” said Todd Sternfeld, founder and president of Superior Concrete Products. “With recent attacks on electrical substations in California and Arizona, protecting the nation’s power grid is a top priority for utility executives and government officials. And, at SCP, we recognized that the time had come to develop a new type of security fencing – one that fit seamlessly into the environment, yet engineered and designed to withstand the force of close-range fire arms without looking like a military bunker.”

With custom finishes that take on the appearance of ledgestone, brick, or the deep woodgrain look of board-on-board or other traditional type of fencing textures, the Superior Ballistics membrane significantly reinforces and strengthens the precast concrete panels, making for a heavier, more bullet-resistant fence. Based on appearance alone, a ballistics enhanced panel looks similar to the company’s line of attractive Superior Brick™, Superior Cobblestone™, Superior Stucco™, or other solid fencing and barrier products. However, the proprietary process that SCP uses to encase the ballistic-resistant barrier within precast
concrete makes the difference.

Prior to launching Superior Ballistics, SCP subjected the new barrier to rigorous testing at a U.S.-based independent laboratory. Standing a mere 30-feet from the test sample, an experienced testing facility fired a .308 Winchester caliber round from a high-powered rifle directly into a section of the reinforced Superior Fence panel. And, while the fence sustained damage, the bullet was unable to punch a hole through the fence – even at close range.

In view of the sniper attacks on power generating equipment and other security threats, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a think-tank for Congress, urged lawmakers to take action. In June 2014, the CRS recommended that regulations be put in force to require greater physical security around electrical substations. And, under a new rule adopted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday, Nov. 20, power companies nationwide must identify key installations that could may cause blackouts or power outages. These utilities must put defenses in place to safeguard these facilities by 2016.

“Superior Concrete Products provides an affordable and safe option that can help utilities comply with the mandates issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,” noted Sternfeld. “Utility companies across the country have chosen Superior Concrete Products to protect and screen electrical transformers because of the product’s strength, affordability and low-maintenance design. As a leader in developing new products and cutting-edge innovative applications, Superior Concrete offers an attractive precast concrete fence that is bullet resistant and can be customized to the exact size, color and texture needed by the customer regardless whether the project is for an industrial installation or the residential market.”


Texas Company Develops New Version of Precast Fence Product to Secure U.S. Electric Grid

Euless, TX – Aug. 13, 2014 – Superior Concrete Products, Inc., a North Texas-based company, reinforces its exclusive precast concrete Superior Fence™ product and passes an independent ballistic laboratory test affirming the material is bullet resistant when fired upon with .308 caliber FMJ 7.62 NATO ammunition. Utility companies across the country use Superior Fence™ to protect electrical transformers because of its strength, affordability and low-maintenance design. Superior Concrete developed the new reinforced version after gunmen shot through a chain link fence surrounding a substation in California in 2013. In June, the Congressional Research Service, a think-tank for Congress, urged lawmakers to put regulations in place requiring greater physical security around electrical substations.

“Physical security is the most important issue facing the utility industry. An attack on a substation could leave thousands of people without power for weeks. We re-engineered Superior Fence™ in order to make it even stronger, and to provide an affordable, safe option to the market place,” said Superior Concrete Products Founder and President Todd Sternfeld. Superior is the only company in Texas to offer a bullet resistant precast concrete fence. Superior Fence™ is customizable and can be specified to exact size and color, making it an ideal product for other industries, including the residential market.

The test was performed by Close Focus Research, an independent ballistic testing company located in California. An engineer fired a .308 Winchester caliber, 7.62 NATO round from 30 feet away into a section of Superior Fence™, and the precast concrete section of material defeated the round. The test was a modified version of the UL 752 Level 5 Ballistic Standard set forth by Underwriters Laboratories, an independent agency setting safety standards for several industries.

About Superior Concrete Products
Superior Concrete Products, www.ConcreteFence.com, engineers, manufactures and installs precast concrete walls, fences, structures and more for the substation, residential development and ranching industries. Founded in 1986, the company’s headquarters are based in Euless, Texas. The company wins bids internationally. Superior Concrete’s manufacturing facility is located in Cleburne, Texas, and is certified by the National Precast Concrete Association.


EULESS, TX – Aug. 1, 2014 – Where the Caribbean Sea meets the northern shore of Venezuela, a housing developer is utilizing Superior Concrete molds and technology to cost-effectively build interior and exterior walls of attractive single and multi-family homes.

Our strong, durable products are especially ideal for this tropical geography, where trade winds of great force are common. Superior’s unique formula is engineered to withstand wind, soil and thermal movements, as well as extreme weather conditions. Unlike conventional building materials, Superior Concrete Products won’t rot, decay, decompose, corrode, or succumb to insects or fire damage.

Our client, who received a license from Superior to manufacture these modular building systems, is benefiting from the molds and production equipment, all the standard operating procedures for engineering and installation, as well as assistance with production line start-up, operations, and consulting. For more information on becoming a Precast Concrete Innovator in your country, click on the International Opportunities tab above.


Texas-based precast concrete construction company has fresh look online

Euless, TX – Jun 25, 2014 – Superior Concrete Products, a Euless, Texas-based company that engineers, manufactures, and installs unique engineered precast concrete walls, fences, structures, and more for the substation, residential development, and ranching industries, launches a new website, www.ConcreteFence.com. “Superior Concrete Products became a leader in the precast industry through planned, strategic growth. We win bids all over the globe, and our new website communicates the benefits of our products, which are strong, long-lasting, beautifully designed, and different from everything else on the market place today,” said Superior Concrete Products Founder and President Todd Sternfeld.

The new website offers visitors a clean look with improved functionality and in-depth product details, new photography of recent projects, case studies that demonstrate the real world applications for precast concrete, and more. Architects, engineers, developers, general contracts and other prospective customers can view the wide variety of uses for precast concrete view the multiple color options and other customizable features available. Additionally, customer service representatives respond to customers in real-time via the site’s live chat function.

Sternfeld founded the company in 1986, and moved the company’s corporate offices to Euless in 1998. The manufacturing plant is located in Cleburne, TX. The company’s product list includes: Superior Brick™, Superior Board-on-Board™, Superior Cobblestone™, Superior Fence™, Superior Ledgestone™, Superior Rail™, Superior Stone Columns™, Superior Stucco™, Superior Wood Plus™, Recon™ Retaining Walls, Marina Blocks, Superior Security & Gates, Superior Buildings.


EULESS, TX – Jun 13, 2014 – Builders, developers, architects, and engineers from Argentina to New Zealand were on hand in Las Vegas for the World Concrete Show. This was an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate the superior quality and versatility of our products.

It was also an ideal setting for discussing the licensing of our molds, equipment, business processes and systems with entrepreneurs from around the world. These people will be using Superior Concrete Products to revolutionize building processes in their respective countries. 40% of the leads we generated from the show were international!


EULESS, TX – Jun 13, 2014 – Our CEO, Todd Sternfeld is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Victory Therapy Center in Flower Mound. The Center blends equine therapy and compassionate counseling to heal and enable people of all ages and abilities. Todd approved a massive donation of Superior Concrete fencing to protect 30 horses and dozens of acres, as well as enough concrete paneling to build stables for a dozen horses.

The Victory Therapy Center offers therapy for mentally and physically challenged children and adults and for military veterans and their families. If you’ve ever wondered how equine therapy works, it does two things: Physically, the rolling motions of the horse’s hips and pelvis work like a therapy ball, but provide a much more dynamic surface that moves with the rider. This exercises all of the body’s core muscle groups. Psychologically, the horse acts as an emotional bridge through which trauma can be more easily treated, including PTSD. The horse provides a safe contact point for the counselees, and then counselors are able to build upon that trust by working in the outdoor environment with the patients and horses. We believe this is one of the area’s best charities, making a profound difference in the lives of over 2000 patients a year.


A Better Showcase

We’re currently remodeling our corporate office to showcase a variety of creative applications for our product. Here are just a few of the highlights you’ll see when you visit us in Euless.

  • Precast concrete rails in wood finish delineating our parking spots
  • Precast panels in wood finish as an interior veneer
  • Wood finish concrete panels forming our administrative cubicles
  • Precast panels in modern metallic finish in our contemporary conference room
  • Precast fences surrounding the property in a variety of shapes and styles

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