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We offer the best selection of designs and the highest quality columns of anyone. As world's largest column manufacturer, we have the experience and expertise to make your vision a reality.

Stromberg Architectural Columns
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  • Greek or Roman Corinthian columns

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Columns

We offer the best selection of designs and the highest quality columns of anyone. As world's largest column manufacturer, we have the experience and expertise to make your vision a reality.

Stromberg Architectural Columns
  • Composite columns
  • Greek or Roman Corinthian columns
  • Greek Doric columns
  • Ionic columns
  • Custom columns
  • Bases and entablature
  • Interior and exterior columns
Applications
  • Churches
  • Courthouses
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Resorts and casinos
  • Hotels
Architectural Column Material Options
  • GFRC Columns
  • GFRP Columns
  • GFRG Columns
  • Cast Stone Columns
Material Selection
  • GRG Column Covers
Columns overview

First found on Ancient Egyptian temples and later used in Greek and Roman architecture, architectural columns are an impressive element that can transform ordinary buildings into impressive and imposing masterpieces. Columns are one of Stromberg's mainstay products, and we can craft beautiful columns to complement Roman-themed hotels, contemporary resorts, and everything in between. If you're looking for a classical architectural column, you'll be pleased to know that Stromberg has extensive knowledge of the five major orders. Our Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite architectural columns are designed and manufactured in accordance with the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship, and we can also make custom columns if you're looking for something modern and unique.

Stromberg's architectural columns can be found at world class resorts like the Atlantis Resort and the Arra Bella resort. We've also developed interior and exterior architectural columns for restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory, amusement parks like Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, and various plazas, malls, government buildings, and institutions of higher learning. Our fiberglass and fiberglass reinforced columns are lightweight and weather-resistant, and they can be molded into a wide array of textures and shapes. We also offer a number of finishes, so your columns can be snow white or look exactly like bronze. Columns by Stromberg - let your imagination run wild.

Composite Columns - The Best of Both Worlds

Composite Columns can be considered the best of both worlds because they are a blend of two well-respected Greek orders of architectural columns. Combining aspects of both the Ionic column order and the Corinthian column order, you get Composite columns that are a thing of undeniable beauty.

Composite columns are an inspired creation of the late Roman period. These amazing architectural structures basically have richly decorated Corinthian capitals (tops of the columns) and large Ionic scrolls on each of the capital corners. These curly scrolls and volutes have echinus leaves alternating with oval shaped serrated leaves between them.

Stromberg columns of all styles have a quality and a beauty to them that have made them the preferred architectural choice for many 5 star hotels, private estates and luxury resorts worldwide. Rest assured that your classical columns would be created in a quality, architecturally correct manner. The fact that 80 percent of our business is repeat business speaks for itself.

Our client and commissions list includes individuals like Arnold Schwarznegger, Sylvester Stallone, and the Sultan of Brunei. Other clients include Caesar's Palace (Las Vegas, NV), MGM Grand Casino (Las Vegas, NV), Planet Hollywood (New York, NY; Cancun, Mexico; London, England), the US Embassy in Kuwait, Yale University, and The White House.

Quality Materials:

Stromberg's Architecture proudly offers the largest selections of quality materials in the industry to suit your needs.

A little over 50 years ago, a new material for creating columns was introduced. Known as fiberglass reinforced polymer, it represented advancement in the plastics industry. With a long history in the aviation industry, FRP has a reputation for being able to stand up to winds that reach up to thousands of miles per hour. Because it is also necessary that this material can stand up to extreme heat and cold, you can rest assured that your Composite columns are built to last.

In addition to the aviation industry, the marine industry also uses FRP for speedboats, yachts and military vessels. This means that this same material that Stromberg uses for it's architectural columns is the same material that has been proven to be water resistant, leak resistant, strong, durable, and corrosion resistant. Therefore, it can stand up to snow, salt water, hurricanes, or just about any force of nature.

So, with all of these qualities, the fact that fiberglass is moldable and lightweight is what makes it a great choice for creating columns. Stromberg Architecture actually led the development of manufacturing fiberglass columns over two decades ago. Our leadership in this arena cannot be surpassed. With Stromberg, you get quality, innovation, classical design, and experience.

GFRC Columns

GFRC, or, glass fiber reinforced concrete, contains Portland cement, fine aggregate and glass fibers along with polymers. Although other architectural companies may use GFRC, all GFRC is not made equal. You can feel secure knowing that Stromberg actually produces the finest GFRC in the world. Your Composite columns will exemplify quality and style.

GFRS Columns

GFRS (Glass Fiber Reinforced Stone) was actually invented here at Stromberg's, in the 1980's. It is very much like fiberglass in just about every respect, except that the surface of GFRS is made of stone aggregate and is bound together by polymers. Doing this gives your Composite column the look, feel, and character of carved stone, but at only a fraction of the weight. And just like FRP columns, your GFRS columns will stand up to the snow, freezing temperatures, hurricane force winds, salt water and even acid rain.

Stromberg is Different

One thing that you will quickly find out once you do business with Stromberg Architecture is that we do business in a very different way. From the material selection to the quality of our work, you will soon realize why so many notable individuals and businesses choose us to create their columns and other architectural designs.

By choosing Stromberg you will benefit from these features:

  • Plain or fluted column shafts
  • Column caps customized to your specification
  • Quality, detailed column caps
  • Completely customized columns made in any size, diameter or height
  • The highest production standards around
  • A great investment at factory direct prices
  • Cutting edge, leading technology
  • Any size project that you have can be accommodated
  • Wherever you are in the world, we can take care of your needs
Greek Corinthian Columns - A Beautiful Architectural Statement!

Corinthian columns are considered to be the most elaborate of all Greek column architecture. Greek Corinthian columns, also know as "Temple of the Winds" columns, are recognized by their stylized acanthus leaves, decorative volutes, slender shafts, and inverted bell shaped capitals.

These Greek columns can definitely make a dramatic statement about your residence or place of business.

Although Stromberg Architectural stays true to the beauty, art, and traditional Greek culture when creating your Greek Corinthian columns, we have a modern advantage when creating today's Corinthian columns because of the variety of materials that we are able to use in their construction. While the ancient Greeks were limited to constructing their Corinthian columns out of stone and wood only, we are able to provide you with beautiful Greek columns made of quality materials that are easier to install and require relatively low maintenance in comparison to the columns of ancient times.

A Wide Array of Materials to Enhance Your Surroundings

The fact that you are considering Corinthian columns to create a sophisticated and artistic look and feel, let's us know that you will want good, quality materials to achieve your ideal design. Our wide array of material choices just can't be beat! They are based on the principles of reliability and beauty, which is evident in our finished products.

For example, you may choose to have your Greek Corinthian columns made of Cast Stone. This would be a great choice if you like the look of limestone, sandstone, cantera, keystone, coral or marble. The cast stone that we use is made up of crushed, reconstructed stone and cement. It is reinforced to produce a strong, hollow column.

Or, you may want to consider our Fiberglass columns. You will find that the fiberglass columns that we make are both strong and lightweight. Also known as Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP), this great quality material has been used for years in the boating and automobile industries because of its proven weather resistance and amazing durability.

Another perfect material choice for your interior architectural columns is Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum. Also know as GFRG, this material allows for excellent detail, which is of utmost importance in Corinthian columns. GRG is also good because it is a less expensive, more lightweight, and non-combustible material.

Keep in mind that there are other choices that we offer for fiberglass columns. Your Greek Corinthian columns can also be created using a Stone Clad material. Stone clad is actually a composite material made up of fiberglass and stone, that actually gives you the look and feel of real cut stone. Stone clad columns also have the light-weight toughness of fiberglass reinforced resin.

Another great material that we use at Stromberg's is one that is known as Metal Clad. Metal clad is also a composite. Columns made of this material look great when they are sealed to retain their original luster.

Another beautiful choice is giving your metal clad Corinthian columns a patina to achieve an extremely attractive aged look. Stromberg's Architecture is able to achieve this look because the metal clad composite includes bronze, copper, and other metals blended with fiberglass and resins. The detail that metal clad provides is absolutely superior and it weighs less than more traditionally cast metals.

You Can't Go Wrong With Stromberg

Stromberg Architectural is a recognized leader in our industry. This benefits you in many ways. You get a quality product that represents the elegance and sophistication that you are trying to create. Your Greek Corinthian columns will be made to fit your needs, based on your own specifications.

For example, you are able to choose column shafts that are plain or fluted. You can also choose some of our beautiful fiberglass columns or one of the other materials described. And, you can also specify the size, diameter and height for your architectural columns that will best suit your needs.

With more material choices than anyone else in the industry, we stand by the beauty, quality, style and durability of our Corinthian columns. We are sure that you will agree.

In addition to all of this, by purchasing your architectural columns direct from us, the manufacturer, you will receive high quality at a great price.

Stromberg Can Fulfill Your Needs

Keep in mind that Stromberg columns and products can be found enhancing mansions, palaces, historical properties, government buildings, universities, five star hotels and resorts all around the world. Our service and quality speaks for itself, since over 80% of our business is repeat business.

It is no doubt that the sophistication of Greek Corinthian columns has stood the test of time. Allow Stromberg to make your Greek Corinthian columns in any size, diameter or height that you need.

Greek Doric Columns - Classical Greek Elegance

Simple, understated elegance. That would describe Greek Doric columns. The top of Doric columns, also known as the capital of architectural columns, has a circle that is topped off by a square shape. The shaft, or the long tall part of the Doric column, is understated with 20 sides. Another thing that makes Doric columns unique is the fact that they do not have a base.

One of the most famous, and the most studied examples of Doric columns on earth, is that of the Parthenon in Greece. With Stromberg Architecture, you too, can experience this highly acclaimed architectural column style. As we work together, as a team, you can specify the style, the materials, and the size of your columns. With our great service and proven track record, we will create an environment that has the quality and sophistication that you are looking for.

Affordable Quality

Rest assured that with Stromberg Architecture, your Doric columns will be created for you by our highly skilled craftsmen. You will have the finest architectural columns because we believe in attention to quality, detail and affordability. We are able to give you high quality at a great price because purchasing from us is the same as buying direct from the manufacturer.

The World's Largest Selection of Materials

Stromberg Architecture has more material choices than anyone else in the industry. This works out to your advantage when you seek to create the environment that you want to achieve. Whatever material is the most suitable for your needs will be used to construct your Doric columns. We really stand by the beauty, quality, style and durability of our Doric columns. We have no doubts that you will agree.

Our materials include:

Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) is a relatively new material concept. But, don't let its age fool you. GFRG, which is primarily composed of two raw materials (high density alpha-based gypsum and glass fiber reinforcement), delivers because it is flame resistant, easy to install, and gives you great style and finish selection. For example, GFRG can be cast in to virtually any shape, and it is available in white so that it is easily finished with just about any paint.

Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) is considered to be a staple material in the building industry. You can feel confident about using GFRP for both your interior and exterior architectural columns. Your Doric columns that are made of this material will be extremely strong, lightweight, environmentally resistant, and durable. Couple all of this with the fact that your columns will require incredibly low maintenance, and you will have a look that you will love.

The creation of Cast Stone is a very refined manufacturing process that results in a material that simulates natural cut stone extremely well. The use of Cast Stone is said to go back to at least the year 1138 for the Cite de Carcassonne, France. Some of the beautiful looks that you can achieve by using cast stone for your Doric columns include: limestone, sandstone, cantera, keystone, coral and marble. The other interesting thing about creating architectural columns with cast stone is that the strength of cast stone often surpasses the strength of the natural cut stone that it is made to simulate the look of. This is also true of the weather resistant qualities of cast stone, which surpass those of many types of natural cut stone.

Your Doric columns can also be created using a Stone Clad material. Stone clad is another choice that we offer for fiberglass columns. Your stone clad architectural columns are created using a composite material made up of fiberglass and stone. Stone clad columns also give you the look and feel of real cut stone. Architectural columns made of this material also have the lightweight toughness that fiberglass reinforced resin delivers.

Another great material option for your Doric columns is the Metal Clad choice. It is also a composite. You can request that we seal your Doric columns made of metal clad material so that they retain their original luster. Or, you may choose to have us give your Doric columns a nice patina to achieve a beautiful, realistic aged look. Metal clad composites include bronze, copper, and other metals blended with fiberglass and resins. It provides amazing detail while weighing substantially less than more traditionally cast metals.

We Can Meet Your Needs, Whatever they Are, Wherever You Are

Obviously, the Doric column is a historical architectural design feature that has proven to have a lasting impact. By choosing Stromberg Architecture to make your Doric columns in any size, diameter or height that you need, you can make a beautiful and artistic statement. Wherever you are in the world, we can accommodate your needs.

Roman Corinthian Columns - Truly An Elegant Choice!

Considered by many to be the most elegant and elaborate of all column architecture, the Roman Corinthian column definitely earns its great reputation. Usually slender in form, with decoratively ornate leaf designs gracing the top of each column, Roman Corinthian columns make both a beautiful and grand statement wherever they are found.

Besides the fact that these columns are decorated with two tiers of eight stylized acanthus leaves, this particular style of column is also recognized because it usually has a column shaft that is ten times the size of the bottom diameter. This shaft can be either plain or fluted.

The Stromberg Difference

Stromberg Architectural recognizes the quality, beauty, style and durability of the classical column. Because of this, Stromberg's prides itself in having some of the highest standards of production in the industry when it comes to Roman Corinthian columns.

By choosing Stromberg's you will benefit from these features in your architectural columns:

  • We create architectural columns for you that have shafts that are either plain or fluted.
  • Our Roman Corinthian columns have custom column caps to fit your needs and specification.
  • We deliver Roman columns with high quality column caps with great detail.
  • Your architectural columns can be made in any size, diameter or height.
  • We have more material choices for architectural columns than anyone else, worldwide.
  • Our Roman columns have the highest standards of production.
  • Our Roman columns are a better investment because you will be purchasing direct from the manufacturer.
  • We use the leading technology for all of our architectural columns.
  • Stromberg's has the capacity to handle any size column project.
  • Stromberg's architectural columns services are available worldwide.

Materials that Enhance Your Surroundings

Cast Stone:

Cast Stone closely resembles quarried stoned. Stromberg's cast stone is made up of crushed, reconstructed stone and cement. It is reinforced to produce a strong, quality, hollow column. You can choose simulated limestone, sandstone, cantera, keystone, coral or marble.

Fiberglass:

Fiberglass columns are both strong and lightweight, Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester (F.R.P.) has been used for years in the boating and automobile industries because of its proven weather resistance and durability.

Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum:

Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum, or GFRG, is the perfect choice for interior columns. It allows for excellent detail and it is good for a less expensive, more lightweight, and non-combustible column is desired.

Stone Clad:

Stone Clad is actually a stone and fiberglass composite material that gives you the look and feel of cut stone. It also has the light weight toughness of fiberglass reinforced resin. So, again, you would benefit from the amazing look of fiberglass columns.

Metal Clad:

Metal Clad is also a composite and it looks great when it is sealed to retain its original luster, or when it is given a patina to achieve an attractive aged look. This composite includes bronze, copper, and other metals blended with fiberglass and resins. The detail it provides is absolutely superior and it weighs less than more traditionally cast metals.

Let Stromberg Fulfill Your Needs

Don't be surprised if you find Stromberg's Roman Corinthian columns and products enhancing mansions, palaces, historical properties, government buildings, universities, five star hotels and resorts all around the world. Our great service and quality speaks for itself, which is evidenced by the fact that over 80% of all of our business is actually repeat business from satisfied customers.

It is no doubt that the sophistication of Roman Corinthian columns has stood the test of time. Allow Stromberg to make your Roman Corinthian columns in any size, diameter or height that you need. Don't hesitate.

GRG Column Covers and Column Wraps

Glass fiber reinforced gypsum column covers

Stromberg GRG column covers are easy to design, install and finish.

Design Stromberg column covers are available in virtually any size, texture or style. Install Fast installation using joint compound or drywall adhesive with drywall screws. Finish Paint or finish similar to gypsum board. The smooth, quality surface provides a smooth base for paint or other finish.
Features
  • Shapes include Round, Square, Oval, and Race-Track
  • Material: High quality alpha gypsum reinforced with glass fiber and polymers
  • Various sizes: 4" to 120" diameter at any height
  • Typically field finished, column covers can also be pre-finished
  • Tape and bed joints (monolithic appearance), caulked joints or vertical open reveals or butt joints.
  • Column covers can be any height. For ease of handling sections are typically 8' for a single section with the sections stacking for additional height.
  • Entasis and tapered columns are available
  • Pilasters, half rounds, partial circumferences and wall intersections are available
  • Custom capitals and bases are available

Stromberg GRG column covers are available in a range of sizes or are custom made to your design. Sections are typically 8' to 12' in length with a recess at each end for tape and bed (similar to gypsum board tape and bed).

Applications

Versatile for use in airports, hospitals, corporate offices, hotels, restaurants, schools and transit areas

GRG Column Cover Installation

Non combustible and lightweight GRG column covers are typically installed with screws and adhesive. After attachment, the joints between the sections are taped and floated together to create a monolithic, seamless appearance. The column covers are then ready for paint or other finish options. Installation details are provided with the shop drawings.

General Guidelines for GRG Column Cover Installation
  • GRG should be stored in an enclosed area and protected from weather.
  • Fasteners are standard self tapping or self drilling drywall screws and drywall type adhesive such as PL 100
  • Joints in GRG column covers are finished similar to gypsum board in according to ASTM C-475 guidelines. Fiberglass tape is recommended.
  • Column covers are typically made to length, but if cutting is required, a dry diamond saw blade or a fine toothed carbide tipped metal blade is recommended. As with all gypsum, fiberglass or construction materials avoid breathing the dust. (See installation instructions).
  • When dry and dust free, prime and paint or finish the GRG column covers as desired.
  • As with any gypsum product, GRG column covers that are to receive a semi gloss or gloss finishes will require additional preparation of the surface.

Why specify Stromberg GRG Column Covers?

Quality

Stromberg GRG has been tested in independent laboratories to meet or exceed the strictest fire and building codes for non-combustibility, flame spread and strength.

Availability

No one offers faster turn around times.

Experience

For over 3 decades we have been providing solution to construction challenges

Client Satisfaction

Over 81% of our business is with repeat customers.

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