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About Riversdale Builders


The Beginings OF Riversdale...

Riversdale Builders became a reality in 1990. Judith, a homemaker, artist, sign painter and student of carpentry at the Spokane Community College, and Larry a Journeyman carpenter with 20 years experience in commercial concrete construction met and shared their past, present and their dreams of the future.

After a few small remodel projects to see if they were compatible under job site conditions they took on transforming the Old Broadview Dairy into a museum for the Goodale & Barberi Company. From there it was up to Huckleberry Bay at Priest Lake where they spent the next 10 years creating custom lake homes. Although these homes were magnificent in terms of beauty and scale, they seem so wasteful and temporary. Judith and Larry had a vision to create homes that were safe, energy efficient and sustainable.

When they were introduced to Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) they found what they were looking for, a product they could use to build a strong steel reinforced concrete exterior that was insulated, fire proof, sound proof, wind proof, mold proof, and would be 40% more energy efficient, be able to use locally resourced materials and would last for 20 or more generations.

They started doing ICF work using different manufacturers. Being a new technology there wasn't much common knowledge about the product in the field. Of the different ICF forms they tried, "LOGIX" was superior in every aspect. Their customer and technical support was amazing. They knew "LOGIX" was the manufacturer that they wanted to team up with and became certified installers, trainers, and distributors in 2003.

Another innovative product that has shown great potential the last few years are Structural Insulated Panels (SIP). Used for above grade walls and roofs they offer great insulating values, shorter construction times and no on-site construction waste as the panels are fabricated and shipped to the job site ready to erect. We have teamed up with "Enercept" to offer this product for our clients who want a home that is a little more traditional than a concrete home but offers many advantages over a conventional stick built house.

As much as anything, Judith and Larry wanted a family business which to date includes two sons, one daughter, one son in law, and two grandchildren. With combined backgrounds in Lay-Out, Concrete Forming, Framing, Plumbing, Roofing, Metal Fabrication, Finish Carpentry, Design, Supervision and a team of qualified Sub-Contractors, we can get to any point in the project you want to be.

We are proud of our family and we believe in the products we sell and the work that we do. So if we are going to put a footprint on this earth, lets put a small one that lasts for many generations.

Riversdale Builders is continually searching for new and innovative methods or products that will help us produce structures that are green, safe, sustainable and energy efficient. We do not feel that there is any one product or any one way to do something that is the best fit for every application. Let us help you put all the pieces together to give you the best possible structure for your family.

Check out or "Whats Happening Now" page for when and where you can visit us at the next home show, to view projects that we have completed as well as projects in progress.