Shelley Ross
Shelley Ross is Director of Marketing for Boral Bricks, the largest clay brick and paver manufacturer in the U.S. Boral Bricks operates the country’s largest brick manufacturing and LEED-certified facility in Terre Haute, IN. Boral Bricks offers more than 150 different colors and textures of brick and pavers, ensuring the curb appeal of homes of many architectural styles.

Design trends and the influence of brick

Design trends and the influence of brick

In recent years, these sharp architectural lines have become blurred. Our more mobile society has resulted greater migration rates of individuals from region to region, bringing with them their lifestyle and design preferences.

2014 IBS: What’s in store for Boral

2014 IBS: What’s in store for Boral

The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas next week (February 4-6, 2014) is the largest annual light construction show in the world. Boral will have a large presence at the show this year, debuting a series of new products along with design and selection tools.

Protection and performance against the storm

Protection and performance against the storm

It’s no surprise that severe storms, hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters can lead to extreme damage of residences, affecting both the structural integrity and long-term value of a home.

2013 Greenbuild International Expo, November 20-22

2013 Greenbuild International Expo, November 20-22

More than 30,000 attendees from 90 countries are expected to come together this week in Philadelphia for the 2013 Greenbuild International Expo, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to all sectors of green building. With a reputation for delivering...

Manufacturing the sustainable way (Part 2)

Manufacturing the sustainable way (Part 2)

Union City is one of the most energy efficient plants in the United States and one of the newest brick plants owned by Boral, which operates several throughout the nation. Comprised of three buildings, the 165,000-square-foot state-of-the-art plant has the...

Manufacturing the sustainable way (Part 1)

Manufacturing the sustainable way (Part 1)

In one of my previous blogs, I wrote about Boral Industries’ commitment to sustainability through its products and the plants in which they are produced. In my next two posts, I am going to take a more in-depth look at...

Made in America: A growing trend in new home construction

Made in America: A growing trend in new home construction

Today’s building and construction industry has an increased interest to take responsibility for the ecological and social impacts of its operations. The construction of American-made homes has become a new option for homebuilders that not only delivers a more sustainable...

Products with a purpose (part 2)

Products with a purpose (part 2)

Powered by the green building movement, sustainability is at the heart of how Boral does business. Driven by the growing desire of homebuilders, architects and buyers to include energy-efficient elements in building materials, Boral is playing a key role in creating a sustainable future for the home building industry.

Products with a purpose (part 1)

Products with a purpose (part 1)

Boral Bricks’ commitment to sustainable manufacturing and innovation makes the company a solid source for energy-efficient, durable products. Made from 100 percent genuine clay and shale, all-natural bricks have an exceptionally long life cycle, do not emit ozone-depleting substances and can be manufactured virtually waste-free.

The Benefits of Brick

The Benefits of Brick

Exterior building materials must be carefully considered when producing homes with aesthetically-enhanced value. According to NAHB's "What Home Buyers Really Want" report, brick was the front-runner at 34 percent when surveying homebuyers nationally, beating out vinyl and other siding options.

Project profile: creating cohesive design at VISION House

Project profile: creating cohesive design at VISION House

Visitors may feel as though they are being transported into the future when they step into the cutting-edge VISION House in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot, but this groundbreaking green home show exhibit at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida actually...

Project Profile: Creating Cohesive Design at VISION House

Project Profile: Creating Cohesive Design at VISION House

The groundbreaking VISION House exhibit at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida features a host of sustainable building materials that are readily available today, including a variety of eco-conscious products from leading building material manufacturer Boral USA.

Curb appeal in an emerging market

Curb appeal in an emerging market

As the housing market continues to make strides forward in the recovery, builders and buyers alike are taking a fresh look at home design and the products creating the most desirable abodes for purchase and living. With the economic pressures...

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