A complex of domes and a new business
In 1999, David and Donna Kinsey purchased a Monoquad for equipment storage on their acre in Weatherford, Texas. They then completed two 20-foot domes: a laundry facility and an office. They also began planning four interconnected 20-foot domes and a 28-foot Orion.
In 2011, Donna launched her new quilting business “Kinsey Quilts” in a 20-foot Monolithic Dome. Fire broke out in that dome on March 25, 2013.
Email and photos sent by Donna:
On Monday, Mar 25 we had a fire in the 20-foot dome that houses my long-arm quilting business. I wasn’t home. David was not injured, even though he ran into the building with a fire extinguisher.
The fire demolished the contents, but the building only needs a wash, new electricals, new floor, new window and a paint job.
The exterior of the building was cold even when the fire was blazing. The firefighters were impressed. The connection between the internet cable and the amplifier box overheated. The fire marshal said this sort of thing happens rarely and it was an accident. It melted one of the windows. No other damage to the building.
It will be better than new in a couple of weeks and I’ll be back in business by May 1. It took Blackmon Mooring a couple of cleanings to get it right, but they did a good job and the building will be ready to paint as soon as things dry out – I’m hoping for Friday. God bless everyone at Monolithic and Happy Easter to all.
Kindest regards, Donna MJ Kinsey, Weatherford, Texas
After reading Donna’s email, David South, president of Monolithic, said, “It’s so good to hear that no one was hurt in that fire. It’s exactly why we need fire-resistant structures, such as Monolithic Domes.”