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The innovative team professionals share a singular common passion, to build superior, more resilient residential & light commercial structures fully equipped to defend against Mother Nature's most extreme weather events.

Spanning two continents, Australia & the United States of America, the experienced DesignStone team specialise in the building materials, building & construction industries on a global scale. 

GLOBAL PURSUIT

The innovative team professionals share a singular common passion, to build superior, more resilient residential & light commercial structures fully equipped to defend against Mother Nature's most extreme weather events.

DesignStone LLC, a global building materials & construction methods parent company operating in Texas with interests across North America, the Caribbean, Asia & Australia. Originally spearheaded by DesignStone Pty Ltd out of Australia, DesignStone LLC was established as the parent company to lead the company`s product globalization initiative to build stronger, safer, more affordable resilient residential, commercial & tourism projects by way of DesignStone`s patented building systems. Commencing in Texas, USA, the company has established comprehensive operational partnerships & several new flagship projects. Formed in 2019 upon completing a rigid due diligence period, the company`s outlook for 2020 will be a discipline conversion year delivering a string of tangible major milestones.

 

DesignStone`s building technology; Modular Precast Steel Form (MPSF) is architecturally beautiful, will withstand hurricanes, resist flooding, will not burn, is affordable & fast to erect. The concept originally developed by West Australian builder Allan Burke in 1960`s has continued to be successfully utilized for generations to follow. MPSF buildings are constructed in a manner like traditional framed buildings (enabling quick adoption) yet have the same integrity as a full concrete system. DesignStone solves the urgent need for affordable, yet beautiful disaster-resilient communities on a global scale. DesignStone`s differentiation tactically exists between the customers two broad choices when deciding what type of wall system to use.

 

Competing “Concrete Systems” match DesignStone`s performance in extreme conditions but are largely unaffordable, challenging to construct & lacking in design flexibility. Competing “Traditional Systems" match the aesthetic ability of DesignStone but do not perform well in extreme conditions. The DesignStone system is more resilient than non-concrete systems & offers better design flexibility, aesthetics & construct-ability than other concrete systems.

History

 

The DesignStone product referred to as Modular Precast Steel Form (MPSF) has been around for many years, the concept originally developed by registered builder & inventor Allan Burke in 1960`s has continued to be successfully manufactured & installed for generations to follow.

 

David Burke, second generation registered builder & entrepreneur with the assistance later in life of his son`s Clayton, Daryn & Matthew Burke who are qualified tradespeople, fellow registered building practitioner & entrepreneurs continue to utilise the product to this day on a global scale. DesignStone is the cumulated perfected result of years of continuous success in the marketplace & a constant pursuit of modernising various techniques & integration with other high-performance materials.

Industry Awards

 

DesignStone has been successfully implemented and recognized in multiple building industry awards.

2014 | winner

D.A. Burke Builders
2014 HIA – LandCorp Pilbara Housing Awards
Apartment Complex of the Year 
(Lot 1 Backbeach Road, Onslow, WA)

2014 | winner

D.A. Burke Builders
2014 HIA – LandCorp Pilbara Housing Awards
Apartment of the Year 
(Lot 1 Backbeach Road, Onslow, WA)

2014 | finalist

D.A. Burke Builders
2014 HIA – LandCorp Pilbara Housing Awards    
Framed Housing $800,001 & Over
(Lot 430 Cameron Ave, Onslow, WA)

2014 | finalist

D.A. Burke Builders
2014 HIA – LandCorp Pilbara Housing Awards    
Townhouse/Villa Development
(Lot 430 Cameron Ave, Onslow, WA)

2014 | finalist

D.A. Burke Builders
2014 HIA – LandCorp Pilbara Housing Awards    
Townhouse/Villa
(Lot 430 Cameron Ave, Onslow, WA)

2015 | winner

D.A. Burke Builders
2015 HIA Northwest Housing Awards
Apartment Complex of the Year 
(Lot 969 Cameron Ave, Onslow, WA)

2015 | winner

D.A. Burke Builders
2015 HIA Northwest Housing Awards    
Apartment of the Year 
(Lot 969 Cameron Ave, Onslow, WA)

2016 | winner

D.A. Burke Builders
2016 HIA Northwest Housing Awards    
Innovation in Housing Project of the Year
(Lot 101 Second Ave, Onslow, WA)


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2016 | winner

D.A. Burke Builders
2016 HIA Northwest Housing Awards    
Framed Housing $400,001 to $600,000
(Lot 184 Eaglenest Rd, Onslow, WA)

2016 | winner

D.A. Burke Builders
2016 HIA Northwest Housing Awards    
Custom Built Home $705,000 & Over
(Lot 101 Second Ave, Onslow, WA)


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Global Management Team
Clayton Burke | CEO

Phone: 011 44 7308243154

Location: Glasgow, UK

One of the founders of DesignStone Clayton lead the breakaway initiative separating the DesignStone product line at the D.A. Burke Builders Construction Company to create an independent Australian company, DesignStone Pty Ltd. In 2019 Clayton further expanded the DesignStone brand with the support of his partners forming the U.S. parent company DesignStone LLC which now leads the company’s global commercialization initiative and is based in Texas, USA.
Clayton has a diverse range of international experience in the building materials and construction industries spanning 27 years in the low and high-density residential, commercial, tourism and remote industrial sectors.
Clayton is an accomplished professional and qualified trades person with a unique ability to practically combine the two skill sets to better leverage early stage opportunities. He regularly works with and is well respected within the AEC industry and project developer circles in the U.S., Australia & the Caribbean. 

Tom McEvoy | President

Phone: 610-716-1599

Location: Pennsylvania, USA

DesignStone’s U.S. founder & representative for 2+ years. A building materials veteran who ran the Asian business out of Hong Kong and the European business out of London for Armstrong World Industries.  Tom left Armstrong to become President of High Concrete, one of the top five precast concrete manufacturers in North America.

While at High, he coordinated a project with Oldcastle to create the Altus Group, an independent company that developed and marketed precast concrete reinforced with a carbon fiber mesh.  He also became Chairman of PCI ( Precast Concrete Institute) during this time.  Tom is a graduate of Williams College and received a MBA from Emory University.

Dani Capricho | Architectural Operations

Phone: 682-331-1620

Location: Texas, USA

DesignStone’s Architectural Operations Manager, Daniela has 15 years of successful experience in managing construction & remodeling of small commercial buildings, residential & franchise projects in Brazil, as DC.AD owner. Aiming for a rational use of construction methods & its impact on the environment, Dani developed partnerships with builders, land developers, architects & professionals alike. 
Well known for being a knowledgeable & passionate advocate for superior resilient construction techniques, Dani collaborated to educate & expand this idea for use within the industry. Dani`s constant pursuit of innovative construction solutions for buildings that have low environmental impact, fluid architectural capabilities & absolute durability, led her to join DesignStone in 2019.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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