We won the CFA national project of the year award!!

On Saturday, July 25th, the Bartley Corporation proudly accepted the 2015 CFA Project of the year award (Concrete Foundation Association)!! Jim Baty of the CFA presented the plaque to four Bartley Corp leaders during the 2015 CFA Convention in Williamsburg Virginia. If you didn’t know, this is kind of a big deal !!


The CFA Project of the Year is an annual national competition seeking to recognize the best concrete projects. The recognition made its way into several national publications including the June 2015 Concrete Facts magazine and the 2015 July Concrete International magazine. For the complete press release, click here: CFA-Project of the Year 2015 Winner.


Bartley Corporation thanks all those who support the project with their votes. A special thank you also goes to the fantastic Bartley Corp customers and all of the dedicated employees that helped create this award winning work.



Award 2015 CFA Above Grade Concrete Home

CFA Above Grade Concrete Home 2015 - Concrete Facts

CFA Above Grade Concrete Home 2015 - Concrete International


2013-07-16 Strip Walls & Remove Panels

2014-09-11 Finishing Concrete Slabs

You can read more about the entire project on the Clifton Concrete Home project BLOG.


With permission from the Concrete Facts Magazine, we present the content of their article below:


2014-09-22 Completed Slabs and Conrete Work-1Since the start of the new millennia, the recognition of performance and aesthetic advantage for all concrete homes has been a focus for the CFA and many throughout the concrete industry. Over the years, many fine works of construction and design have been recognized in this award category. Certainly not less impressive is this year’s “Above-Grade Concrete Home Project of the Year,” Clifton Concrete Home by Bartley Corporation.

“We were selected for this project when several recommendations for this type of complex structure pointed our way,” stated Jim Bartley, president of Bartley Corporation. “The construction manager hired for the project desired to partner with us based on our previous experience in building a concrete home.”

Bartley was asked about what makes this type of a project such a challenge. “Working with owners, construction managers and architects as well as other trades that are new to concrete homes can be a major time commitment,” stated Bartley. “Meeting on site and collaborating with the entire team was the key to success. Having an architect that saw the project all the way through construction made everything go as planned.”

Prior to the kickoff meeting the homeowners wanted to see a sample of the normal cast-in-place wall finish, one delivered on any foundation project. Bartley built and poured the mockup and made sure it wasn’t “perfect.” To their surprise the owners loved the bug holes, imperfections, ties and form- lines. They are in the building industry and like the industrial construction look with natural imperfections. Therefore, extreme measures were taken to avoid using any patching materials on the walls. With the exception of one or two spots honeycombs were avoided. Surprisingly, a crew patched one of these honeycomb regions and when the homeowners saw the patching they asked that it be removed. This kept the project on track and consistent with the approved aesthetic negotiated early in the project.

Another unique characteristic of this design was the presence of two different insulation systems, Thermomass and ThermaEZE, both products that the company had prior experience but separately on projects. The standard wall section consisted of two reinforcement bar mats, Thermomass in the center with all the connectors, conduits, block outs and wall ties. However, where the weight of steel could not bear on insulation, the ThermaEZE system was brought in to provide an alternative support system. All walls were to be left exposed concrete as the final interior and exterior finish.

The most complex part of the project was the first and second floor walls. Gang forms were used to provide the large structural walls and Bartley engaged their commercial crew and a full time commercial superintendent to take the lead in these areas. Difficult block outs and forming along with many recesses for utilities, electronics and built-in features had to be as accurate as possible. Further complicating these walls was the flashing detail. The design called for flashing between the second floor and roof deck to cover the inside of the wall through to the Thermomass insulation sandwiched in the center of the wall. Although Bartley preferred to approach the design with a monolithic roof and second floor based on their experience, the design called for flashing to separate this interface into separate placements with flashing installation between.

Some of the other challen2015 - Copyges faced on the project included unique window jambs and an elevator shaft. Many of the windows called for the sides of the window block out to be at 105-degrees rather than perpendicular to the face of the wall. The 3-story elevator shaft challenged the safety on the jobsite with openings that were constantly managed. The shaft was produced by first forming the outside of the elevator shaft and then, when the walls were ready to be closed, a crane carefully placed large interior panels on the inside of the wall.

For more information on this foundation project, contact CFA Member Jim Bartley, Bartley Corporation, at jim@bartleycorp.com or (301) 384-2700.


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Bartley donates concrete slab to the Maryland Center for Housing

On Monday January 7th 2013, The Bartley Corporation, a member of the Home Builders Association of Maryland, poured the slab for the Maryland Center for Housing as a donation to the Maryland Community Builders Foundation.

The Maryland Center for Housing will be the new headquarters for the Home Builders Association of Maryland (HBAM), Maryland Community Builders Foundation, and the home building and remodeling industry of Maryland. Located at Maple Lawn in Fulton, Maryland, the Center (http://marylandcenterforhousing.org) will be owned by the Maryland Community Builders Foundation the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of Maryland. The rents earned will provide an income stream for the Foundation for many years to come.

 In 1999 the Maryland Community Builders Foundation was formed to promote shelter related activities for those less fortunate throughout the Baltimore region. The Foundation focuses on ‘sticks and bricks’ projects that provide shelter or shelter improvements for needy families in the six counties and city serviced by HBAM – Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard and Baltimore City.

The Bartley Corporation has been a leader in Concrete Construction since 1970 and continues to be a local family owned and operated business. Bartley Corp is based in Silver Spring, Maryland and employs over 100. Their services include Residential Concrete, Excavation, Demolition, Commercial Concrete, Helical Piers, Concrete Homes and Green Building.

Outstanding Achievement – Recycling

Outstanding Achievement – Business (Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services · Department of Environmental Protection)

Awarded to businesses or individuals for their outstanding efforts in implementing or improving their recycling, waste reduction or buying recycled programs and educational efforts

1. The Bartley Corporation
As a conscientious company, Bartley Corporation’s employees recycle as much material as possible; they have even implemented recycling programs for other materials such as fluorescent light bulbs, toner cartridges and batteries.



Bartley Corporation Wins National and Local Award for Kent Island Concrete Home

Perhaps it was the elliptical suspended concrete steps, or maybe it was the radius arched openings, or was it the mere fact that Bartley Corporation constructed a 24,000 square foot Concrete House? All the features helped contribute to an award winning house.

In a national competition held by the Concrete Foundation Association (CFA), the Kent Island Concrete Home won the award for Above Grade Concrete Home. See Website: 2009 Project of the Year – Above-grade Concrete Home. The competition showcases the complexity that is possible with poured wall concrete construction. Bartley Corporation was recognized in the May issue of the Concrete Facts magazine and will be presented with a plaque at the CFA Summer Convention.

Locally, Bartley Corporation submitted the Kent Island Concrete Home into the Excellence in Concrete Award run by the Maryland Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). This competition recognizes outstanding concrete projects from Commercial Buildings to Environmental Structures that were constructed in the state of Maryland. Bartley Corporation won the award for Architectural/Decorative concrete project on May 28th 2009.

Did you think concrete houses were not a reality? The next time, you are heading East on the Bay Bridge, safely glance to your left and you will see the Kent Island Concrete Home and its award winning beauty. Or rather than endangering yourself and other drivers, just visit the Concrete Housing section of www.BartleyCorp.com and view pictures of the project.

Bartley earns GOCA Community Service Award

Bartley Corporation earned the Contribution to Community award from the Greater Olney Civic Association (GOCA) on the 1st of March

“Winning the Contribution to the Community awards are the Bartley Corporation of Ashton for its donation of time and resources to help local nonprofit organizations, including Our House, Sandy Spring Museum, Habitat for Humanity and area churches”


Bartley Corporation is featured on the front cover of Concrete Contractor Magazine

Concrete Contractor, a magazine that specializes in offering news for construction companies in the concrete business, highlighted Silver Spring’s Bartley Corporation in the January 2009 edition. The cover article showcases Bartley’s 39 years of experience in the residential concrete construction business along with the recent developments within the company.

The cover story website is
The article is exhibited in the World of Concrete, the largest concrete related conference that takes place the week of February 3rd thru February 6th 2009. Also in the magazine is an editorial about Andy, one of the second generation Bartley’s http://www.forconstructionpros.com/print/Concrete-Contractor/Columns/7FCP11902


Glenelg High School Donation Appreciation

Dear Jim,

I want to extend a warm thank you for your gracious contribution to the Glenelg High School dugouts project. I knew that I could count on you to be one of those special companies who would see the value in this project and feel compelled to become involved. The dugout project has been on our minds for nearly two years now, and with your donation of the Concrete and footers, the dream has now come to fruition.

The project could not happen without your support and I personally would like to thank you and the Bartley Corporation. Your help in supporting these kid demonstrates why I value not only your professional skill, but also your friendship.

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Who THEY ARE: Bartley Corporation of Sliver Spring, MD

What THEY DO: Donates services to Our House Youth Home in Brookeville, MD.

“Of all the companies that have helped us in the past, nobody has come even remotely close to the Bartley Corporation,” writes the executive director of Our House Youth Home in Brookeville, Md. For the past 14 years, Bartley has helped ensure decent living conditions for at-risk teenage boys – providing services from building a commercial kitchen to providing generators during power outages. They’ve even sent a construction foreman to give students weekly training in carpentry skills.

“It started slow .. we found out about the home’s needs and started helping out. Then it just kept on growing! They’re a great group and we’re glad to work with them.”



Outstanding Service to Youth

The Bartley Corporation, of Ashton, Md, was selected as the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Service to Youth Award in the Business category for its outstanding volunteer work. This annual award, sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission on Children and Youth and The Gazette Newspapers, recognizes those who have dedicated themselves to serving young people. The Bartley Corporation was nominated for the award by the “Our House Youth Home” located in Brookville, MD for whom Buck and Tom Bartley have made numerous donations of support, including building a new commercial kitchen, teaching carpentry skills to “Our House” residents and other much needed repair projects. The Bartley Corporation was also recognized “as one of the strongest supporters for the Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County.” Habitat is currently building 12 new homes in Burtonsville and Bartley donated all the labor to install concrete footers, walls and slabs.