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ICF Panels Founders
MIKE CLEARY has developed, constructed, and owned commercial real estate throughout the northeast. Working with firms such as SUNOCO, Monroe Muffler, MRG Restaurant Group (Bennigan’s and Ponderosa), Cendant Corporation, Choice Hotels, Hilton Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriot Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, and others, he has constructed over $250M in projects over 30+ years, most of which were built using ICFs. While specializing in incorporating high-performance solutions using sustainable products, he also provides value engineering services that reduce costs. A veteran of the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Submarine force, Mike has held master electrical licenses and is a master ICF manager/installer. Since the early 2000s, he has been one of the ICF industry’s biggest ambassadors.
As a partner in The Bluestone Organization, STEVE BLUESTONE developed and built large affordable and market-rate Passive House-certified multifamily residential buildings using off-the-shelf components at little to no extra cost. He is now developing a system that uses panelized Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) with Helix Steel Micro Rebars to reduce cost/weight/material, shorten schedules, and increase the strength and quality of buildings from low- to high-rise. He is also advancing the use of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) in cold climates. In 2015 he completed his own home using AAC, which was the first AAC building in the Americas to be certified Passive House by Passive House Institute US (PHIUS).