Tom Baker & Impressive Concrete & Pools
A driving interest in taking on new technical challenges pushed Tom toward other facets of concrete construction. He has built a dozen concrete homes with Insulated Concrete Form technology. Impressive Concrete & Pools also ventured into tilt-wall construction, in which concrete walls are poured flat on the ground and lifted into place. Local tilt-wall projects completed by Impressive Concrete & Pools include several Waves beachwear stores and Tom’s new Concrete Design Studio, located at 320 Reindeer Moss Ct. off of Hwy. 707. And, proving that we always return to our roots, Tom has established a pool construction division of Impressive Concrete & Pools and has built custom pools on the Grand Strand and in Charleston.
Tom has always worked with an eye toward synthesizing different technological systems for improved function and efficiency. When he saw the energy-efficient characteristics of his concrete homes and buildings, he began exploring the combination of concrete and alternative-energy technologies, including solar, wind and geothermal. All of these systems will be in operation at his Concrete Design Studio which also houses his new company, Impressive Green Buildings, Inc. In addition, the Concrete Design Studio features a pervious concrete parking lot and pervious roof, providing storm-water abatement systems so important for environmental impact in our coastal region.
Tom is convinced that the time is right to offer innovative green building systems that combine concrete technology and alternative energy resources. Tom’s aspiration for Impressive Green Buildings is the construction of buildings with increased longevity and lower energy needs, built in a cost-effective manner with environmental responsibility.responsibility.