L. Thorn Company Blog

  • Home of Excellence!

    Check out the Home of Excellence "model home" featured by the Home Builders Association of Lexington. The project was supplied by Boyle Block Company (a Sister Company of L. Thorn Company, Inc.) and features Henry Cypress Point Brick with Shouldice Kingston Blend Estate Stone.

    This amazing home will be open to the public during the 2013 Grand Tour of Homes, July 13th-14th & July 20th-21st in Lexington, KY.

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  • Are you fired up?

    What is that glowing on I-65?!?!

    When traveling Northbound on I-65 take a look at the electronic billboard at exit "0" on the Southbound side.  

    The campaign will run for approximately 11 weeks.

    Go to  www.brickgetfiredup.com to get the latest information on the benefit of brick and why it is the exterior product of choice. Feel free to send builders and homeowners to www.brickgetfiredup.com for the latest features and benefits of brick. Special thanks to Neil at Brickcraft …

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  • Step One, Step...wait, that's it! Just One Step!!

    http://www.onestepbuildingsystem.com/

    Steve Mace with One Step Building Systems conducted a hands-on seminar on the proper details and construction of their products with the Masons from Koetter Construction, Inc. He explained that although their products may look different, the units are still laid using standard masonry installation techniques. He also explained that after the completion of the wall, you have a completely finished (both structurally and architecturally) exterior and …

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  • don't forget to wipe your feet!

    Yesterday we wrapped up "Day Two" of the installation on our new paver display at our Middletown location. We are almost finished with laying the new pavers, only a few cuts to make and then add some polymeric sand! We started out with an Oaks Centurion Dark Oak Border around the whole display, then added Oaks Centurion Buff Mix (using a 3-piece system), then we added an Oaks Centurion Onyx border around Oaks Ridgefield Silversand pavers. Finally we laid down a Uni-lock Courtstone Pebble Taupe …

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  • " You got to crack some eggs to make an omelet!"

    New paver display taking shape at Middletown location!

    Check in from time to time to check on our progress on our new paver display area at our Middletown location. Terry Chapman, Hardscape Specialist at L. Thorn is overseeing the project. We are excited about the new area and will update with new photos as we progress.

          

          

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  • It is better to travel well than to arrive...

      Representatives from Majestic, L. Thorn and Boyle Block visited Lehigh Cement manufacturing facility in Mitchell Indiana. Lehigh has been producing cement at this location for over 100 years. "Get knee-high in Lehigh!"

             

    Get Educated on Mortar.

    Type N mortar is most commonly used for brick and block structures.   This cement type is ideal in concrete applications involving foundations and basements or structures such as …

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  • Eaco Chem NMD 80... No Scrubbing Here!

    Brian Geary with Eaco Chem, Inc. demonstrated the way to properly clean a masonry wall with NMD 80 New Masonry Detergent.  NMD 80 is designed for safe and effective cleaning of all masonry surfaces. L. Thorn, Majestic and Boyle Block representatives were on hand for the presentation.

    NMD 80 is the safest, most effective and profitable way to clean new masonry. NMD 80 is a powerful detergent-based solution designed for safe and effective removal of efflorescence and mortar smears …

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  • Home Garden and Remodeling Show 2013 was a success!

    L. Thorn would like to thank Clint Hayden with Hayden Landscaping for displaying products from Isokern, Buechel Stone, Eldorado Stone and Oaks Pavers at the Louisville Home Garden and Remodeling Show. L. Thorn employees assisted with the set-up of the outdoor kitchen area with support from Ross Cates with Isokern. Terry Chapman, L. Thorn Hardcape Specialist helped man the booth and assisted with the Belgard Challenge set-up.   The overall feedback regarding the show was very positive …

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  • Unilock... Designed to Connect!

    Stoney Suski the Territory Manager for Unilock, Chicago, Inc  conducted a seminar for Hardscape Contractors, L. Thorn and Boyle Block staff.  For over 40 years Unilock has been manufacturing pavers and retaining wall blocks and is considered the industry leader. Topics included banding and borders, general product information, 3D design and finishing touches to gain referrals. L. Thorn is proud to represent the Unilock line.

    Visit www.unilock.com to see the Unilock difference.

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  • From cart to kiln... "A True Tumbled Experience!"

    A group from L. Thorn Company and Majestic Block and Brick recently toured the Statesville Brick Manufacturing Facility in Statesville, North Carolina. We have represented Statesville Brick for over 10 years. Sonny Rankin, the owner, explained how the "authentic wood fired tumbled series" brick is produced. This labor intensive product is unique given it is a "true tumbled product" which means the brick travel down a series of conveyors and hoppers in which the bricks …

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