About Earth Friendly Building Materials
Our Mission: To empower consumers to complete construction by
providing earth friendly building materials and needed training; and to promote an alternative approach to building
that has a positive impact on our planet today and for generations to come.
Background: Earth Friendly Building Materials,
LLC (EFBM) is owned and operated by Dan and Sue Ellen Chouinard. Dan has been in construction since 1969
when he started framing with his father, Ernie Chouinard, and American Framers, LLC. Dan started construction
with CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit), switched to wood-frame construction, and then, in 1990, started looking at
several alternative building materials due to the quantity and quality of wood products available. Dan has
complete knowledge of construction through general contracting in both residential and commercial fields. Dan
and his son, Jason, partnered in 1990 to form Earth Friendly Building Materials and sell RASTRA? and
PerformWall? as environmentally friendly solutions to building. The desire for quality and
sustainability had led them away from using wood as the only means of construction.
During the 15 years that EFBM was the exclusive dealer for PerformWall? in Arizona, Dan began to create
innovative variations of the PerformWall? concept, but few carried the ICBO
seal of approval. In recent years, however, those innovations, EnviroTilt? and EF Block?, have matured and achieved ICBO status. These locally
manufactured alternatives are now a viable source of affordable materials at a time when fuel and shipping
costs are at an all-time high.
Our Business Today: In addition to EnviroTilt? and
EF Block?, EFBM promotes a line of innovative surfacing products, including Enviro-Cote, Enviro-Guard and Enviro-Finish, which enhance custom
construction. To distribute these offerings, EFBM has a network of qualified sales representatives statewide and
a growing national and international presence. The company recently sold an EF Block? manufacturing plant
to a contractor in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, and plans are in the works for further regionalized franchising.
Earth Friendly Building Materials, LLC, provides complete sales and service for our products. We offer materials
lists, unloading, on-the-job training at one of our sites, and we'll even send a man to your site. EFBM has been
working with the Green Building Program of The City of Scottsdale. We are also a
sponsor of the American Lung Association home at Civano, a green residential development in Tucson, Arizona.
EFBM continues to help communities reduce the environmental impact of residential and commercial construction.
It's part of our VISION: To encourage experimentation and
growth by providing opportunities, knowledge and the necessary tools, promoting productive relationships that do
not end with the project.
See our Testimonials.