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Waffle-Crete International, Inc.

Developers of a proven building system to perform rapid, affordable and durable construction in developing countries with unskilled labor.

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Other
  • Location Hays, KS, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 1992
  • Employees 20
  • Website

Company Summary

Billions at the Bottom of the Pyramid live in substandard structures in large part because durable construction costs too much and takes too long. Compared to conventional systems, Waffle-Crete facilitates construction with half the materials in a fraction of the time without cutting durability. The company is now pursuing projects in India and E. Africa with the goal of achieving widespread adoption as a standard for affordable durable housing.


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    Jerry Kramer

    Jerry moved from Boston to the Marshall Islands over 40 years ago. There he founded Pacific International, now the largest employer in the Marshalls with more than 2,000 employees focused mostly on construction projects across the pacific islands. Jerry became a Waffle-Crete customer in 1990 and by 1992 the company's largest shareholder. Jerry is widely regarded for the contributions of time and money he has made to his island community.

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    Larry Lightman
    President & CEO

    Larry has more than 25 years of successful entrepreneurial sales, marketing and high tech business management experience. He joined the company 2 years ago for a 3-6 month turnaround assignment, but quickly realized the phenomenal untapped financial and social potential. Larry is now merging his business acumen, love for construction and desire to make a social contribution to move the needle on the global need for safe and affordable housing

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    Rob Disney
    Engineering Director

    Rob joined the company as a draftsman in 1984, less than a week after graduating Fort Hays State University in Industrial Tech. Over the past 28 years Rob proved to be an exceptionally talented expert in the design and construction of concrete structures. He now provides a wealth of knowledge and experience from working on hundreds of Waffle-Crete projects and is also a key resource in the production of Waffle-Crete molds and equipment.