Builders & Assemblers

This page contains listing of builders & assemblers by state. American Ingenuity’s concrete dome homes can be owner built or hire builder who hires the independent Kit Assembly Consultant for kit assembly.

Top five Cupola Panels installed after concrete beam and concrete legs poured. (top of cupola consists of the five top dome panels lifted up to set on concrete legs.)

Prefabricated Panel Being Lifted into Place. Then mesh overlapped & locked from adjacent panels with fiber concrete hand troweled into the seams.

One of the advantages of the American Ingenuity (Ai) dome building kit is that it can be owner-built. In fact about 40% of Ai’s domes are owner-built. All the component panels are marked with letters or numbers to match the Building Plans and Assembly Manual.  American Ingenuity’s Building Plans are new and improved. An Expanded Assembly Manual is now available with each new dome order.

To view pictures of the Dome Kit Assembly process, click on Dome Kit Assembly and Construction Overview.

For those who prefer to stick with what they do best and leave the building to others, Ai knows can be of help. Some previous dome owners and dome builders have expressed an interest in assisting others and have authorized us to give out their names. All of these builders have succeeded in the construction of their dome home and/or have worked to build a dome for someone else.

Although we would not pass on a builder who we know to be a problem, this list does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement. These individuals are not American Ingenuity employees and therefore we can not guarantee their performance. As with any builder, acquire references and recommendations from recent customers. Before selecting a contractor read our information sheet on Choosing a Contractor and before committing to a builder, call us for our latest review/input.

If you do not have the time or do not want to assemble the dome shell kit, Ai knows of a Kit Assembly Specialist that will supervise your laborers or your contractor’s laborers to get the kit assembled with the first layer of concrete in the panel seams and on the entryways and dormers. The Specialist charges a daily rate, round trip airline ticket, car rental for time at the site and local motel accommodations .  Using three to five good laborers and depending upon the size dome and type of hoisting mechanism, the shell assembly with the first layer of concrete applied in the panel seams and on the entryways and dormers (kit with two entryways and four dormers) can take from 9-16 days or more depending on the number of entryways and dormers your floor plan calls for. Click on Kit Assembly Specialist to view estimated assembly times by dome size.

Once your Building Plans have been ordered, use the information in the Consultant/Specialist web site link to estimate the number of days needed for the shell assembly (entryways and dormers take longer to install than triangles).

You or your contractor will hire local subcontractors to do the normal jobs like forming and pouring the slab, plumbing, electrical, framing, drywall finishing, the installation of your locally purchased doors and windows, etc. The subs follow the Dome Building Plans and call us when they have questions.

The Kit Assembly Specialist travels all around the USA and the world supervising your or your builder’s concrete workers or subs to get the dome shell assembled. If you are considering utilizing the Consultant, call American Ingenuity at 321-639-8777 Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 eastern time.

A few years ago prior to the Specialist, some of Ai’s dome owners had to hire contractors or individuals that had never assembled an Ai dome shell kit. As a result the contractor had to overcharge the dome owner because they did not know what problems they would run in to. Customer after customer, tells us that the Specialist saves them two to three weeks of labor costs….plus the dome kit is assembled accurately per the building plans.

Please call Ai for Kit Assembly Consultant names

James Randy Dixon with R. Dixon Construction. Inc was the contractor on a 36’ dome in Trenton Florida in 2015. He is interested in bidding for future Ai dome shell assembly and interior construction within 200 mile radius of Bell, FL.  He built the inside of the Walker 40′ & 34′ domes in Bell. FL.   Gilchrist County.  His address is 1549 SW 22nd Court, Bell Fl.  Phone: 352-949-2166  Email: dixonjames444@gmail.com  He will also travel as a Kit Assembly Consultant through out the USA and internationally supervising your workers or your builders workers to get the dome kit assembled.

Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under an Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946 Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

Jeremy Stewart Construction:  499 N Ferdon Blvd, Crestview Fl 32536.  Work 850-682-6156.  In 2014 he & his crew built a 34′ Ai dome on a poured concrete basement in northwest Florida. He is willing to travel into Alabama, Georgia and Florida with his crew to assemble an Ai dome kit.

Bob Bailey built his own 40′ dome in Rapid City South Dakota and is willing to travel to be a Kit Assembly Consultant on Aidomes.  His number is 605-923-6569. Email boba.bailey@gmail.com

A helpful book that gives you overall insight in building your own home is called The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Building Your Own Home by Dan Ramsey.   It has construction manuals, construction estimating CD’s, etc.  Another helpful web site to assist in your cost estimating is rsmeans.com

**Be Prepared to send a copy of your building plans to your prospective builder. He won’t be able to discuss working with you with out them.**

Finding a Reliable Contractor or Subcontractor

 Locating a contractor in your area with the requirements you need can be time consuming.  HomeAdvisor.com maintains a list of Reliable Contractors and Sub contractors and Engineers.  Others have used Home Advisor (used to be named Service Magic) and found them to be very helpful. It is assuring that they follow up on each referral to assure that professional quality service was provided.

Once you are on their web site do the following.  If you have any difficulty, you can contact them directly at 877-800-3177.

  • Click on “Start Request”
  • Then “Find Contractors”
  • Follow the prompts.  You’ll be asked for your specific requirements: framing, electrical, plumbing, etc.
  • And your specific location and zip code is requested.

Possible Builders and Sub-Contractors

Although we would not pass on a builder who we know to be a problem, this list does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement. These individuals are not American Ingenuity employees and therefore we can not guarantee their performance. As with any builder, acquire references and recommendations from recent customers. Before selecting a contractor read our information sheet on Choosing a Contractor and before committing to a builder, call us for our latest review/input.

Due to the number of cell phones in use, telephone companies have to change area codes quite often. We never know when an area code is changed. So if you call one of these numbers and you get a message like, “This number is no longer in service,” the first thing you should do is see if the area code has been changed. If you still cannot get through, please email us by clicking on Contact Us and let us know the name of the person you can’t get a hold of so we can investigate and correct the number.

ALABAMA:

  • James Randy Dixon with R. Dixon Construction. Inc was the contractor on a 36’ dome in Trenton Florida in 2015. He is interested in bidding for future Ai dome shell assembly and interior construction within 200 mile radius of Bell, FL.  He built the inside of the Walker 40′ & 34′ domes in Bell. FL.   Gilchrist County.  His address is 1549 SW 22nd Court, Bell Fl.  Phone: 352-949-2166  Email: dixonjames444@gmail.com  He will also travel as a Kit Assembly Consultant through out the USA and internationally supervising your workers or your builders workers to get the dome kit assembled.
  • Jeremy Stewart Construction:  499 N Ferdon Blvd, Crestview Fl 32536.  Work 850-682-6156.  In 2014 he built a 34′ Ai dome on a poured concrete basement in northwest Florida. He is willing to travel into Alabama, Georgia and Florida with his crew to assemble an Ai dome kit.

ARKANSAS:

  • Jeremy Stevens P.E. Owner, Southern Domes Construction in Arkansas.  501-301-4870.  2017: He has never built an Aidome but wants to bid Aidome projects and assemble Aidome kits and finish the dome.  Willing to travel.

CANADA:

  • Gord Harris has built an Ai Dome 519-588-5239.

Caribbean-St Kitts-Nevis:

  • Dr. Mervyn Laws and Henry are American Ingenuity’s Dealer Builder for St. Kittts. Dr. Laws, Henry, and Brian Henry purchased two 40′ A.I. Domes.  Tel: 869-465-2837, Fax 869-465-2897.
  • Dr. G. Astaphan with Pirates Nest Development Co LTD, POBox 168, #1 Church St, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies. Fax 869-466-6455, phone 869-466-6456. He has not built any of our domes, but is a developer and builder in St. Kitts-Nevis.

COLORADO:

  • If you are looking for a reputable Geothermal Company, contact Major Heating: main office in Wheat Ridge 303-424-1622  and outlet in Steamboat 970-870-0983.

CONNECTICUT:

  • Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under a Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946   Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

DELAWARE:

  • Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under a Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946  Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

FLORIDA:

  • For Lee and Collier Counties: Contact Bill Towler with Philip C Lemke Construction Company. His cell is 239-989-8140 email is BillT@PhilipCLemke.com   Their company address is 4290 Sunshine Blvd, Saint James City, Florida 33956. They will be finishing a 27′ Aidome and are interested in bidding the dome kit assembly and finishing of other Aidome projects in Lee and Collier Counties.
  • Andy St. Laurent is licensed builder in the Ft Lauderdale area. He is building a 40′ Aidome on concrete columns, concrete platform in the Florida Keys.   His phone number is 954-789-6544.  During the assembly of the dome kit, the independent kit assembly consultant was hired to supervise Andy’s workers.  He is interested in building other Aidomes.
  • Joe Galloway was the slab sub and assembled a 36′ kit with the assistance of a Specialist in Palaka Florida.  Joe is now a Florida certified builder.  He will travel to job sites outside Palatka. His phone info: W 386-684-4213, cell 386-972-4544.
  • James Randy Dixon with R. Dixon Construction. Inc was the contractor on a 36’ dome in Trenton Florida in 2015. He is interested in bidding for future Ai dome shell assembly and interior construction within 200 mile radius of Bell, FL.  He built the inside of the Walker 40′ & 34′ domes in Bell. FL.   Gilchrist County.  His address is 1549 SW 22nd Court, Bell Fl.  Phone: 352-949-2166  Email: dixonjames444@gmail.com  He will also travel as a Kit Assembly Consultant through out the USA and internationally supervising your workers or your builders workers to get the dome kit assembled.
  • Hernando County:  Jeff West with Cornerstone Builders will bid the installation of the foundation and the finishing of the dome once the kit is assembled.  His number is 352-279-6855.
  • Polk County:  Barry Shick of Barry Shick Inc in Lake Wales Fl  is a licensed builder who has assembled and finished a 34′ Aidome.  He is willing to travel with two workers few hours to assemble dome kit.  His number is 863-258-2547.
  • Escambia County: Lance Madril of Madril Builders in Cantonment, FL. He is a licensed builder who is bidding an Aidome project of 27′ dome home linked to 22′ garage dome. His work number is 850-912-8640. His cell is 850-450-9822.
  • Okaloosa County.  Jeremy Stewart of Jeremy Stewart Construction is licensed builder:  499 N Ferdon Blvd, Crestview Fl 32536.  Work 850-682-6156.  In 2014 he built a 34′ Ai dome on a poured concrete basement in northwest Florida. He is willing to travel into Alabama, Georgia and Florida with his crew to assemble an Ai dome kit.
  • Jeff Hoot Bryceville: 32009 904-266-4000, hoot@thequadruped.com Built his own Ai 40’ dome. He is interested in building domes for others. Nassau County. 
  • Charles Lovelace North Ft. Meyers: 33917 N Ft Meyers Fl 33917 239-823-7044. He is a subcontractor, will coordinate all subs for the job and help get the building permit, with client being owner builder.  Lee County.
  • David Jones Midwest Florida: 904-795-3722 Has built Ai domes. He knows of carpenters/cabinet installation, will travel within 40 miles of Citrus County. 
  • Rickey Schrader New Smyrna Beach: Built an Ai dome in New Smyrna Beach FL, 2414 Juniper Dr. Edgewater Fl 32141 Phone (904) 428-5488. Volusia County
  • Liz Davis Live Oak: 32060 386-658-2122, Cell 941-456-5696. She did a good job as owner builder of her own Ai dome. She has good workers to pass on.  Suwanee County

Florida Slab Subcontractors:

  • 36’ slab was installed in the Palatka area for $6,000 a few years back. The man that installed that slab is Joe Galloway.  He is now a licensed Florida contractor.  His number is 386-684-4213.  His email is jgallowayconstruction@yahoo.com
  •  Rockledge is slab subcontractor named Billy Brooks who has installed slabs for a dome owner that had three domes: 36’ screen dome, 40’ dome home and 27’ garage in Lee County.  Billy’s info is 321-863-8911  His email is billybrooks25@yahoo.com
  • Alfred “Billie”  Brinkley is located in Palatka Fl. Has not installed a dome slab but is willing to bid on and install.   386-697-3562
  • Hamilton Masonary –  Gray Hamilton is owner (yes GRAY) address is 2805 Kirby Circle, Palm Bay. Work 321-837-1447  Built stem wall under 40’ dome in Melbourne Beach, Fl. in 2013.

GEORGIA:

  • James Randy Dixon with R. Dixon Construction. Inc was the contractor on a 36’ dome in Trenton Florida in 2015. He is interested in bidding for future Ai dome shell assembly and interior construction within 200 mile radius of Bell, FL.  He built the inside of the Walker 40′ & 34′ domes in Bell. FL.   Gilchrist County.  His address is 1549 SW 22nd Court, Bell Fl.  Phone: 352-949-2166  Email: dixonjames444@gmail.com  He will also travel as a Kit Assembly Consultant through out the USA and internationally supervising your workers or your builders workers to get the dome kit assembled.
  • Bill Moorehead 706-213-0455 built his own 27’ wood dome and has also built an Ai Dome. He is interested in building domes for others. Elberton GA 30635.
  • Peter Kelley W: 404-782-2524, H: 404-782-6300 fax: 1-800-332-3827, PO BOX 167 or Oasis Dr. Lake Mont, GA 30552. Has built many domes including an Ai dome.

IDAHO:

  • Ron Reese Construction. He has built an Ai Dome in Sagle, ID 208-263-6193, 208-265-0702.

 

 

JAMAICA:  Robert Stephens with Decor and Dash LTD,  Kingston 6, Jamaica     876-909-6338- Lime mobile

KENTUCKY:

  • Billy House 16 Pottery Lane Sturgis, KY 42459. He has built an Ai dome.

MAINE:

  • Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under a Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946  Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

MARYLAND:

  • Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under a Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946  Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

MASSACHUSETTS:

  • Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under a Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946   Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

  • Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under a Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946  Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

NEW JERSEY:

  • Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under a Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946  Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

NEW YORK:

  • Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under a Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946  Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

NORTH CAROLINA:

  • Randall H Ayers: licensed NC contractor.  He finished the interior of an assembled Ai dome. He wants to build and finish Ai domes.  He would utilize the Kit Assembly Specialist for the first domes shell assembly.  His info is Green Mountain, NC 28740  #828-682-3088.  Green Mountain is 9 miles from Burnsville NC using Hwy 197.

Oklahoma:

OHIO:

  • Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under a Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946   Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

Pennysylvania:

  • Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under a Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946   Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

SOUTH CAROLINA: – Spartanburg: Subcontractors that worked on an Ai Dome

  • AC/Heating: Peter Bartsch Heating & Air 864-579-7247, 4450 Clifton Glendale, Spartanburg Septic.
  • Inside Plumbing: Huston Brothers 921 Old Canaan Rd, Spartanburg.
  • Drywall: Werner Lamb Drywall 461-7918 336 Revels Rd, Chesnee SC 29323.
  • Cabinets: JK Petty Cabinet Shop 864-599-0906 210 Gyles Dr, Spartanburg.
  • Stucco: Kings Stucco & Plaster 999 Mt Shoals Rd, Enoree SC 29335.

South Dakota: 

  • Bob Bailey with engineer built is 40′ dome in Rapid City, SD.  He is willing to be a consultant/specialist to supervise dome assembly in S.D. and other areas. Number is 605-923-6569. Email boba.bailey@gmail.com
  • Mike Carlow:  POBox 276, Pine Ridge, SD 57770  cell is 605-381-3906. Company name is Carlow Enterprises been builder 26 years. He will be working on 36′ dome in 2016 and is willing to be builder on other American Ingenuity domes.

TEXAS:

  • David Jaquess.  He is a Contractor who has built Ai domes. 817-965-6545.

Virginia:

  • Mark Vaughn is a Virginia Licensed Class A Contractor. His company Great Oaks Contracting has been in business for over 20 years. His company has installed an ICF Logix basement under a 40′ dome and his crew assembled a 40′ dome on the basement. The assembly was under the supervision of the Senior Kit Assembly Specialist. He has experienced construction workers.  His business is an expert at installing Logix ICF basement walls. His crew can bid installing the Logix ICF basement under the dome and the dome assembly. Then yourself or your local builder can finish the dome.  His number is 540-392-5361.
  • Frank Roth, he works for Battlefield Homes located at 11932 Cherry Road – Fredericksburg, VA 22407.  He supervised the assembly of 48′ dome in 2014/2015.  His office phone is 540-786-2388.
  • Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under a Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946   Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

WASHINGTON:

  • D W Murphy has built an Ai dome. He will build domes in North Central Wa. Wenatchee WA 98802. Email dmu2975057@aol.com

WEST VIRGINIA:

  • John Crock Drywall finisher in Ft. Ashby 304-298-4872. He is interested in finishing drywall in Ai domes.
  • Bill Rall with Tioga County Builders in PA has installed an ICF basement under a Ai 40 dome, assembled the 40’ kit and is finishing the dome in 2014/2015.  His info is: 3081 Ridge Rd, Tioga Pa 16946   Work: 570-835-0377. He will consider traveling in the northeast and southeast with his crew.

WISCONSIN:

  • Bob Marquardt Sunset Custom Homes 920-829-6350. He may be building an Ai dome and using the shell consultant.
  • Kent Maclaughlin 190 Heil St Waterloo, WI 53594. He built his own Ai 45′ custom, 9″ EPS on basement 414-478-3699. Wants to assist others.

WYOMING:

  • Greg Friesen Is building his own 40′ Ai dome. May help others in same area. 307-235-1742.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS:

  • Mona Robles 5 Star Construction. 340-773-9447, stx5starconstruction@yahoo.com wants to build Ai domes but wants to use the shell consultant to supervise his laborers to get the dome shell assembled.