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From: Bob Gaffney Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 10:00 AM
Steve, These are 2 pictures of my Greenhouse after Hurricane Sandy flooded our home. We had four and a half ft. of water in the greenhouse. Our home sustained a tremendous amout of damage, as you can image. Other than loosing a number of my plants , the greenhouse stood up to multiple storm surges. This is my 2nd Florian and I am very happy it survived the worst storm the U.S. has ever had. yours, Bob Gaffney
AFTER HURRICAN SANDY
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From: Ana Maria Kruger
To: Dave Anderson
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2011 8:38 AM
Subject: 2 iPhotos for your collection
Mr. Dave Anderson,
RE: 2 photos
The glass house made it thru Hurricane Irene in spite the water flood, waves and 90's MPH winds.
Just for your photo collection. I wished you made my plants too, they did not fare s as well.
Ana Maria Kruger
Watch the slide show of amazing hurricane photos
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 10:21 AM
Well, Diane and I finished the green house on aug/20/11. We want to thank you and your staff for all your help on building something that we had no idea what we were about to embark on. But it was fun. We will definitely recommend people to call your company for any of your products.
Enjoy the holidays
Joe & Diane Neves
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Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 11:49 AM
Subject: Green house installation- Turbeville
I just want to thank you for Florian's support with Mr. Turbeville green house installation in
Both during the fabrication stage and the installation itself, your cooperation has been paramount to a great final product.
I would also like to extend my recognition to Arthur Wright with IndoorSun for his outstanding professionalism and his proactive way while dealing with the issues that arose during the green house installation.
Once again, thanks for your support.
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 11:38 AM
Subject: Greenhouse DBA Submission
Rick Phillips asked me to forward the attached submission to the AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Awards. Please accept this as our thanks to you for all you did to make this an award-winning project. It is one of 9 entries from a field of 150 submissions in all building categories to win a 2009 AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award.
for Frederick Phillips and Associates
Shane Staley - LEED AP for
Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2009 8:03 PM
Subject: Photos of our Sunroom
Here are a couple of photos of the solarium, which we are enjoying
Hi Joel well, as of yesterday, all is finally done! See attached PDF doc with pics! Thanks for all the help and support it has been a longer journey that I imagined it would be, but the result is wonderful!
"People have been going around and looking at it, it is so novel down there. "
"Since everyone is expecting them to be 25,000 or more they are surprised to find they cost less than 10,000."
"The packing was fantastic, nothing broken and with that packing nothing could have been broken. They were easy enough to install, the man who did it had never done anything like that before. "
"I will send you some nice photos in November when the inside looks better."
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 9:57 AM
Subject: Pictures of Completed Room
Thanks to you, here are shots of the completed room. You cannot even imagine the satisfaction I have.
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:26 AM
John, Wanted to send you some pics of our greenhouse. We are very happy with the result. You have an excellent product and Jeff did a super job assembling it. I am sure we will enjoy it always. I am including one pic of the trim he had to cut to join it to the house. It is cedar and it matches the contours of the logs and is airtight. Let me know if this comes through alright.
I just wanted to let you know that our greenhouse is up. Rod Morris and his crew finished up yesterday evening and did a really nice job getting everything put together. They were very professional and really good people to work with
Your greenhouse looks very nice (like it's always been there attached to our house). I think my contractor was impressed with your product, too, and may consider Florian as an option on some of his other projects. Thanks again for your help and advice through this whole process.
It has been about 4 years to the day that you worked with me on choosing a Florian greenhouse. It took us a couple of years to finish, but we are very pleased. We ended up with an 18" sunken floor that we applied flagstone and rock walls. We are using it more for an outside room and overwintering space for my less hardy plants. It is great for the Seattle area as it gives us the ability to be closer to outside during the long rainy season. I am sending a picture that I would love to see on your website's photo gallery. Thanks for all your help in getting me my greenhouse. We absolutely love the Florian product.
Lake Marcel, WA
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 7:17 PM
Subject: Geneva Greenhouse-my complements
Here are the photos that I want to share with you. I wanted to let you know how well the Geneva greenhouse is working for me. I have low E glass and the greenhouse is 8 ft by 13ft. I live in Ohio and have used the greenhouse since 2002 with no problems with any of the automatic vent or exhaust fans. Even better is the results with my plants that I over winter. I collect tropical plants, orchids and fancy leaf begonias. Many of the tropicals continue to bloom during the winterpassion flowers, for example. My orchids are blooming better than ever. I use the greenhouse to set blossoms and then move them into the house for display. I also take cuttings of annuals such as coleus and grow them on for the next year. In March, I use the greenhouse to start cannas, dahlias, elephant ears and annual vines for planting out in May.
The staff at Florian has been great every time I contacted them. Buying a greenhouse on the internet has worked well!!
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From: "Bess Heiberger
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 11:31 AM
Subject: Geneva Greenhouse--my complements!
The greenhouse is also used to store house plants that need some time to
recover from low light in the house. I rotate plants to the greenhouse and
move them back to the house when they are healthy and beautiful again.
Dave, I just wanted you to know while it was fresh in my mind...that I was extremely pleased with everything. The package arrived exactly when promised. The kit seemed very intimidating at first, but was actually very well engineered and went together with very little effort. My neighbor helped me install it over the weekend, and being a contractor....he was very impressed with everything as well. We spent about 15 hours assembling and installing everything and could definately shave considerable time from that if we had to do it again. We only were stumped in one area - where the main outside gable frame attached to the upper frame...we needed to notch the upper "ridge" to make the installation work. That was it. I think an advanced crew would start at one end with everything and work to the other end as it would make the rubber installation easier by not having to crawl on the unit - we were able to lay on top of the roof and do it. Also bending the bars around the main frame was easy after we figured we could start at the top and "pre-form" them to fit under the eave and gutter. I also made myself a "tool" by cutting down a small 1"x1" board, and sharpening the end. It made it easy to force in the rubber gasket by tapping it with a rubber mallet. No big deal though. Very impressive kit that I would recommend to anyone.
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 9:40 AM
With the bright sunshine over Christmas everyone that was here said how beautiful the room is. I do want to tell you what a great job the Arcadia GlassHouse LLC installers did. Paul and his team were outstanding. The weather was a little cool those two days and they were very considerate and concerned about the room. They stayed until the new windows were in place before leaving the first day, causing them to work into the dark. They are definitely a very courteous, conscientious and professional team of installers. I would not hesitate to give them a positive recommendation. Thank you at Florian and Arcadia GlassHouse.
Well, well, well. It's been a long time. Don't mind if you use me as a reference. I produce about fifty to eighty flats of annuals each year out of my project. I love it. I found it was easier to heat it by moving the heated basement air into the greenhouse than using a heater. I do have an electric heater to augment if I need it. About the glass. I am happy that I used the triple glazed. It is so well insulated that the snow piles up on the roof with out melting even though the greenhouse is heated. If you send me an address to use I will send you a CD of photos of my project.
We are extremely pleased with the Florian product. Even without the evap cooler on, the house is staying fairly cool. The special roof glass was well worth it, based on the temps so far!! Thanks again for all of your patience during this entire process. Without your guidance, we would not have been able to get such a great house!! We can't wait to fill it with plants. Yours truly, Renee Koschak
From: Renee Koschak
To: 'Joel Lombard : Florian Solar Products'
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 4:35 PM
Subject: RE: Florian Follow Up
Hi Joel - I have not downloaded my pictures yet and I promise to get you some new ones!! However, in the meantime, I realized I did not respond regarding using our name as a reference. We would be more than happy to provide a good reference for your product! We are extremely pleased with the final result! We did purchase the higher quality glass and in addition also purchased the UVA UVB glass roof. We have had great success with our plants and most of the greenhouse has not needed any additional shade screening. We also liked the idea that the glass roof with the protection allows a much "prettier" look to the outside of the greenhouse. (I was not too excited with the idea of shade cloth on the outside since this is part of our "outdoor living area" !). Also -- the better quality glass and roofing has had significant impact on the heat inside the greenhouse in the summer. Without any fans or evap cooler going, we average about 10 degrees cooler than the outside temp in the summer -- I think that is rather impressive. Obviously, the better glass also holds in our heat during the colder weather.
Kindest regards, Renee Koschak
I saw on your web site that people had sent in pictures of their finished Florian greenhouse, so I wanted to send ours. Attached you will find a couple pics...we LOVE the greenhouse, especially living in Nebraska and during the winter being able to go out to the greenhouse and see all the green plants!
We've had three significant hurricane events since I finished the shell (Ivan @ about 120 mph, Dennis @ about 100 mph, and Katrina @ perhaps 60-70 mph). In each case I put plywood up on the south and east sides, and there was no damage. If the temp stays above 35 degrees outside, it will maintain 50 degrees or more inside, so our heat bill is minimal. We use a propane space heater for colder nights, until we get some natural gas-fired heaters installed as a permanent solution.
December 05, 2005
Good morning, Joel:
"This is it, finally I have finished my project. Right before Christmas! Enclosed please find the pictures I took recently. Isn't it beautiful? My two daughters are enjoying the room so much. You can see one of them is playing Xbox in the room. Please share with Dan, Steve and John too.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all, Thanks very much for all you guys' help. Without your patience (to answer my stupid questions) and help my project would not have turned out like this. Thanks again,
Thank you for providing such a beautiful Sunroom. Your crew was extremely clean and the attention to detail shows, We are so happy with the everything. I have dreamed of this room ever sence we built the house and could not be happier with our new solarium we spend all our time together in our new sun room. please feel free to call or stop by and we will recommend you to all. Thanks again. Debbie
In 2002 we lost our home to a major flood. Because of the high probability of future flooding we have not moved back into the home. We are in the process of salvaging what we can from the lower level and using the materials to add on to our cabin at the lake...which is now our retirement home. We had put in our Florian Sierra sun room about ten to fifteen years ago and enjoyed it so much, especially during the cold winter months up here in Northwestern Ontario. It was a great place to sit and unwind midst all my plants when I got home from work. We wish to dismantle it and incorporate it into our addition at the lake where it would be great off our dining room, overlooking the lake. As I explained to Joel, we can't remember all the steps we did to put it up originally and the installation manual was lost in the flood. I thank you at Florian for being so helpful in getting us the information we need to be able to enjoy our sun room again.
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