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DesignStone LLC

DesignStone LLC

DESIGNSTONE is a hurricane and fire-proof wall system for residential and commercial construction.

Company Overview

The Business

DesignStone LLC, a U.S. building materials & construction methods start-up is launching their high-performance disaster resilient modular building system. The DesignStone building system is architecturally beautiful, easy & fast to install, hurricane-fire-flood resilient & is price point competitive to traditional systems & more affordable than resilient systems.

Proof of concept has been established in Australia boasting 50 years of successful placement in extreme climatic regions frequented by cyclones.The company now plans to locall manufacture & distribute DesignStone`s patented resilient building technologies in the state of Texas & eventually via a mix of direct sales & IP licensing options throughout North America & beyond.

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The Market

Weather-related events such as floods, hurricanes, windstorms & forest fires are increasing in frequency resulting in record breaking billion-dollar catastrophes. As a result, new technologies & improved methods are now forcefully demanding attention exposing current techniques as inadequate or too expensive in today`s markets & climate shaping a deadly scenario which places human life & infrastructure in harm’s way.

DesignStone presents an opportunity to reverse the status quo by leveraging proven USP`s & price differential`s. Builders, contractors & architects being the target customer focusing on deadly weather regions.

Progress/Proof

  • 50+ years product development & placement in Australia.
  • Developed strategic relationships with national and global corporate entities.
  • Expanded our operations & BD teams in the U.S & Asia.
  • Developed 2 x U.S. patents to support existing IP portfolio.
  • Currently setting up 1st U.S. manufacturing product line in San Marcos Texas.
  • Launching product demonstration centre in San Marcos at the start of 2020.
  • Specified for a $100mm USD coastal resort in The BVI.
  • Working closely with a developer in Asia on a large-scale urbanization project to locally produce approx. 106,000,000 ft2 of product over 10 years.
  • Build 1st DesignStone model home in Texas which will be a collaboration initiative supported by our supply partners.

Objectives/Future

Launching in Texas, DesignStone aims to be the go-to high-performance building method for architects, engineers, builders, contractors & developers in disaster-prone regions across the U.S.

The seasoned DesignStone team plan to challenge & disrupt current trends within the lagging building methods sectors, our aggressive, yet calculated business model proposes several upside strategies beyond the launch state of Texas. In year 5, DesignStone plans to be operating in Texas, Florida & Gulf Coast regions.

Additionally, the company is negotiating international opportunities, strategic corporate partnerships with national & international building material company`s all of which will enable the company to greatly exceed its current projections.

Scale/Revenue

DesignStone`s business model is designed with scale in mind. The two primary materials being light gauge metal framing components & small form concrete cladding will all be sourced by via licensed producers with established national distribution webs. This enhances roll-out speed & eliminates the expensive manufacturing establishment costs allowing DesignStone to quickly scale.

Primary revenue shall be generated via direct sales & IP licensing however, the company`s business model accommodates many subsidiary revenue generators & upside opportunities within different markets & via aggressive product innovation advancements some of which are already conceptualized – our technology is wide-ranging with scope for substantial profit margins.

Highlights

  • Texas launching pad established, ultra-experienced management team…
  • Manufacturing plant set-up in Texas, model home programmed for mid-2020…
  • Proof of concept with multiple award-winning projects in Australia...
  • Specification status on a $100+ mm BVI resort currently being designed…
  • Patented technology, unprecedented global upside opportunities…

Team Overview

Seasoned construction ecosystem professionals with over 200 years of combined experience in the construction & building materials industry and close to 100 years of working specifically with the DesignStone building system and associated technologies.

With reach into the U.S., Australia, Asia and the UK, DesignStone`s team possess a holistic understanding of what is required to grow and scale a building materials company.

Bolstered by national material supplier, architectural, engineering & construction industry partnerships DesignStone has the external resources at hand to successfully distribute at scale & to grow its brand exponentially all the time cultivating potential future M&A transactions.

KPIs

2 Issued Patents
6 Employees

Pitch Deck

Traction

  • Specified for a $100mm USD coastal resort in The BVI.

    October, 2019
  • Expanded operations & business development teams in the U.S & Asia.

    August, 2019
  • Developed strategic relationships with national and global corporate entities.

    December, 2019
  • Developed 2 x U.S. patents to support existing IP portfolio.

    November, 2019
  • Collaborating with a developer on a large-scale ASEN urbanization project to locally produce approx. 106,000,000 ft2 of product over 10 yrs.

    October, 2019
  • Established 1st U.S. manufacturing product line in San Marcos Texas. Manufacturing equipment landed in Texas, set-up 80% complete.

    February, 2020
  • Building 1st DesignStone model home in Texas, currently in the design phase, construction mid-2020.

    April, 2020
  • 50+ years product development & placement in Australia including multiple industry award winning projects.

    January, 2020
  • Invitation to attend the “Disaster Reduction and Digital Health, Global Education and Technology” symposium at Windsor Castle.

    February, 2020

Testimonials

Robert Wong
Robert Wong
Developer
"In 2017 hurricanes Irma & Maria destroyed the Caribbean including my own personal home in the BVI. I have selected DesignStone as the primary material of choice due to its proven Hurricane resilience, beautiful aesthetic appeal, thermal properties & ease of installation (to name a few benefits). This is an important combination of benefits for me from a construction, operational & ultimately weather resilience viewpoint especially in today’s age where the threat of hurricanes is ever increasing."
Mike Sander
Mike Sander
Structural Engineer
"I personally have designed and been involved with a number of DesignStone projects and have been able to see the features and benefits of the system first hand. The projects have been located around Western Australia in some of the most severe environmental conditions, including the highest design wind speeds required on the Australian mainland."
Jon Jessop
Jon Jessop
Developer
"The DesignStone Walling System is a cost effective, strong & attractive alternative masonry system that is user-friendly & suitable for builders & owner builders alike. The speed of construction using the DesignStone Walling System is a proven way of keeping tight construction deadlines."
Ian Molyneux
Ian Molyneux
Architect
"Fast, dry and clean erection, reduced scaffold hire, early lock-up and finishing, all reinforce major economies in hoisting and handling. This can mean substantial savings of interest on bridging finance, of rent for temporary accommodation, as well as through earlier commencement of income flow from investment properties."
Jason Curtis
Jason Curtis
Commercial Client
"We decided to use the DesignStone product as the material of choice for our business' new commercial offices and warehouse facility in Waroona, Australia. The finished product exceeded all expectations, aesthetically and from a zero maintenance viewpoint, plus having peace of mind knowing our investment will stand up to bush fires and extreme winds reaffirms our decision to use DesignStone."
Martin Barnett
Martin Barnett
Residential Client
"I have built 2 homes using DesignStone and the finished products were amazing. The process far exceeded our expectations in all aspects, from the fast construction time to the fantastic visual appearance of the homes. Once we moved in, the comfort levels were exceptional due to the product itself & the building methodology used. Testament to the quality and acceptance of the product was the fact that both properties sold within four weeks of being listed, for prices far in Excess of what we were expecting."
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