Michael Kirkpatrick owns and operates Alternative Energy Construction LLC which specializes in sustainable architecture by utilizing ICF Insulated Concrete Form systems and building homes that are Eco-friendly and built to last. Michael has worked as a general contractor for over twenty-five years and started out as a general contractor in California when he was in his twenties. Born on the west coast, Michael was raised in the Ozarks and has eventually settled here for good. Michael was building heavy-duty houses with his original construction company, Kirkpatrick Construction when he discovered an alternative and more energy efficient way to build. By utilizing concrete construction systems, Alternative Energy Construction offers concrete homes and commercial buildings that are hyper energy efficient and disaster resistant.
Michael has been married to his wife Lorisa for sixteen years who is also the Office Manager of Alternative Energy Construction LLC located in a renovated historic building in Springfield, MO.
Mike has developed a new method of building insulated concrete walls .ICF wall panels are designed and manufactured at Alternative Energy Constructions shop in panels 8’ wide up to 33’ tall .The walls are complete with re bar and bucks . Concrete is added at the job site after the walls are set . The walls are built more accurately , faster and can be pre- built months before needed on the job site. Days before the walls are ready to be installed ,the panels are shipped and a crew is dispatched with a small crane to install the wall system,saving valuable time.
Alternative Energy Construction utilizes innovative concrete construction systems and products such as Transform Insulated Concrete Wall Forms, Thermoform Insulated Concrete Wall Forms, and Helix a concrete reinforcement fiber.Michael has also developed - Transdeck , an ICF flooring system.
Michael has been closely associated with Transform systems since the early stages of the Pensmore Manor-located near Highlandville MO. While working closely with Transform ICF wall system used at the Pensmore Mansion, Michael , along with his company, have been able to take the Transform ICF wall system to a whole new level.
Michael's company -Alternative Energy Construction is developing a new method of building that not only includes Insulated Concrete Forming Systems but also include Geo Thermal Systems , Radiant floor and wall systems , Energy envelopes , LEED , HERS and Solar /Wind / and Thermal-Solar technologies .
Michael's company motto is ‘think outside the toolbox’, and Alternative Energy Construction is building now , the way most will in 100 years.
Member Since: 2013