Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF)


 "A typical 1,700 square-foot wood-framed home requires the equivalent of clear-cutting one acre of forest. Less than 5% of the virgin old-growth forest in the United States remains uncut, and global forest cover is disappearing at an unprecedented rate."
                                    --City of Scottsdale Green Building Guide

 Insulating Concrete Forms

Earth Friendly Building Materials, LLCEarth Friendly Building Materials, LLC --building "green" since 1990

We offer an alternative that saves the forests and prolongs the life of expensive landfills.
Our products provide:

  • Built-in thermal insulative qualities equal to an R-40 insulated frame wall
  • Hurricane resistance--700% stronger than a 2X6 frame with 1/2-inch shear wall
  • Mold and mildew resistance
  • Fire resistance--4 hour fire rated to 2300 degrees
  • Easy installation, providing significant savings in construction time and labor cost
  • Bug resistance--termites won't eat or nest in EF Block™
  • Truly GREEN--made from 87% recycled post-consumer Styrofoam

Have you ever considered owning your OWN manufacturing business?

Entrepreneurs! Here is an opportunity to produce and market a building product with a strong future and to own an exclusive local franchise.

Contractors! An EF Block™ plant, which recycles EPS into eco-friendly Insulated Concrete Forms, could be the perfect vertical integration for your company. We now have local franchises in Kingman, Arizona, and La Paz, Baja California, Mexico. We are also building soon in the Phillipines and Costa Rica. Maybe now is the time to see if this is right for you.

Green Building ProductsOur manufacturing modelis small regional facilities that make use of local recyclables. This "mini-plant model" reduces the carbon footprint from shipping raw materials in and finished products out over great distances. It also makes starting up a block distribution business a very affordable venture.

Green Business Opportunities

Insulating Concrete Forms 

  Affiliated With

EF Block Distributors

Our Recycling Partner

Our Partners 

 "Clean and Green"

 Arizona Small
Business Association

Arizona Recycling Coalition


 Let's recycle!

Help EFBM to stay the Arizona's #1 Recycler
of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

EPS Recycling Partner

See: EPS Recycling in Action




Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF)
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Insulating Concrete Forms

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Contact Information:

Earth Friendly Building Materials

Dan Chouinard
Sue Ellen Chouinard

Office: 480-830-5393
Toll Free: 1-877-272-7872
Dan’s Mobile: 602-541-0791