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Who We Are — The Monolithic Story

Image: This is an aerial view of Monolithic’s headquarters in Italy, Texas. Our campus includes our offices; training center; Bruco, our Airform factory; both large and small Monolithic Dome homes and rentals. Research is a prime activity and goal. For example, we check the practicality and durability of items such as exterior finishes, smoke detectors, water purifying systems, etc.

This is an aerial view of Monolithic’s headquarters in Italy, Texas. Our campus includes our offices; training center; Bruco, our Airform factory; both large and small Monolithic Dome homes and rentals. Research is a prime activity and goal. For example, we check the practicality and durability of items such as exterior finishes, smoke detectors, water purifying systems, etc.


The Monolithic story begins with David B. South and his interest in dome building. That interest started when David was still in high shchool and never waned. In fact, it intensified. By 1975, David and his two brothers, Barry and Randy, had successfully built their first Monolithic Dome— a potato storage facility in Shelley, Idaho, 105’ in diameter and 35’ high.

That project resulted in a patent for the process and launched an innovative construction system for Monolithic Dome homes, schools, churches, sport and commercial facilities.

Today, Monolithic is a family of companies sharing a mutual goal: to improve the lives of people worldwide through the introduction and construction of Monolithic Domes, for personal and public use, that are superior in strength, energy-efficiency and cost control.

Headed by President David B. South, co-inventor and patent holder of the Monolithic Dome and the Crenosphere, Monolithic Constructors, Inc. functions as the parent company of this family. As such, Monolithic Constructors, Inc. designs and constructs Monolithic Domes and Crenospheres for individuals, organizations and corporations.

Current divisions of Monolithic Constructors, Inc. include the Monolithic Dome Institute; Monolithic Construction Management; Monolithic Equipment; Monolithic Airforms; Dome Living Rentals.

In addition to building the greenest structures in the world, Monolithic is in the forefront of research, product development and supply in the fields of clean water, wind energy and efficiently grown food.

The Monolithic Dome Institute promotes and educates. This branch of our family counsels clients as well as industry professionals; writes, edits and maintains the information on our websites; produces books, brochures and videos; coordinates special events such as dome building Workshops and trade shows; conducts research and development.

Monolithic Construction Management specializes in the overseeing and management of construction projects with this ever-present, main objective in mind: to assure that the project meets our client’s expectations, needs and budget.

Monolithic Equipment makes and markets various equipment and machinery especially useful in Monolithic Dome construction, such as pumps, mixers, scaffolds, etc.

Monolithic Airforms designs, manufactures and markets Monolithic Dome Airforms, Crenosphere Airforms and specialty fabric structures such as grain covers, condensate ceilings, methane tank liners, water tank diaphragms and tension tarps.

Dome Living Rentals plans large and small Monolithic Dome rental complexes that provide reasonably priced, energy-efficient, low maintenance living accommodations for individuals and families.

David South’s Patents

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In 1979, David South, president of Monolithic, and Barry South, David’s younger brother, as co-inventors, were awarded a patent for the Monolithic Dome. The USPTO awarded this patent because the structure called a Monolithic Dome was substantially different from all other types of structures, in use, in America. (Continued…)

Company Resume

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The Monolithic story begins with David B. South and his interest in dome building. Today, Monolithic is a family of companies sharing a mutual goal: to improve the lives of people worldwide through the introduction and construction of Monolithic Domes, for personal and public use, that are earth-friendly and superior in strength, energy-efficiency and cost control. (Continued…)

Mapping It Out: Monolithic Domes Cover the World

Image: Visitors walking through our front door can immediately see Our Map. It’s a full color, National Geographic map of the world, given to us by employees and friends as a Christmas gift.

These days when we talk about Our Map in the office, we all know what we’re referring to: A beautiful full color National Geographic world map, mural size, that has been permanently installed in our front reception area. It was a Christmas gift from employees and friends. (Continued…)