Artistic OdditiesBy Myla Barnhardt
When the staff at Cirrus Construction gives directions to their business, they tell people to drive to the end of Calvary Road, west of Eden, and then look for the igloos.
OK, so they are not really igloos, but it's easy to see why they refer to their three white, dome-shaped buildings that way.
In 1994 Charlie Hall built the domes with his father. At the time, the two owned an insulations business and one of the materials they used was sprayed-in-place polyurethane foam.
When they needed an office and warehouse for their business, they decided to make it with the foam. They inflated a hot air balloon, sprayed the foam all over it and watched it expand and harden.
"It's kind of like shaving cream," Hall Says.
When they removed the balloon they had a structure with 8-inch-walls.
Since 2005, those three interconnected domes have been the home of Cirrus Construction, owned by Hall and Scott Flanagan.
They have about 4,500 square feet of space. People are amazed at how roomy it is inside. There's even a second floor.
Needless to say, it's very well insulated.
"We sometimes need the air conditioner in January," Hall says.
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