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28 companies that sell concrete breeze blocks — 75+ designs!

breeze block where to buy
Original breeze block at my brother’s house in Louisville, Kentucky.

Where to find decorative concrete screen blocks — also known as breeze blocks and architectural screen blocks? I think we have built the most comprehensive list of places to buy them here. And, as I continue — daily even — with my big  2019 updates, I’ve actually analyzed how many distinct designs there are: I’m up to 75+ designs and 28 companies

breeze blocks for sale in californiaMajor June 2019 update of where to buy breeze blocks in the U.S.:

Southern California:

  • Throughout Southern Calif.: Orco Block manufactures 9 designs — AND you can also order these blocks in a variety of concrete-colors and finishes (e.g. sandblasted or with sides cut very flat after the blocks are molded). Orco sells their screen blocks direct to the public out of their Oceanside location, or contact them for a dealer elsewhere throughout the state and beyond. Yes: I visited Oceanside in Aug. 2019, and they told me that they ship nationwide! Designs (sizes are not on their website, contact Orco for details) are:
    • Rectangular XX
    • Rectangular two Square-within-squares
    • Rectangular double Cloverleaf
    • Rectangular Starfire (curvy diamond)
    • Square La Fiesta
    • Square Cloverleaf
    • Square Cordova curvy (diamond)
    • Square Pinwheel
    • Square square-within-a-square
  • San Diego area — RCP Block has 6 retail locations in SoCal. Sells one design (sizes approx.):
    • Square Diamond — 4 x 12 x 12
  • So Cal — Angelus Block sells into Southern California region, from the Central California Coast and Southern San Joaquin Valley to the Low Deserts and San Diego. Thank you, Mark, for this tip. Designs include (sizes approx.):
    • Rectangular XX — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular Pompeian — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular curvy diamond — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular double Cloverleaf — 4 x 8 x 16
  • Riverside — Tesselle has 7 designs, available in 7 colors, each of the blocks are 8″ x 8″ x 2.6″.
  • Palm Springs area/Cathedral City:  CM Building Materials carries Vista Vue block (square in square) among other molds, according to Alison King of Modern Phoenix. No catalog online, so call.

Mid-California starting north of LA all the way north to Alaska and west to Wyoming:

where to buy breeze block
Basalite’s cloverleaf breeze block can be purchased in this geography. See the link at the left.
  • Basalite makes one design only and offers it though a network of retailers in the west starting north of Los Angeles and continue with lots of locations up California, Oregon, Washington, and over to Nevada, Colorado, Idaho and as far east as Jackson, Wyoming and as far north as Anchorage, Alaska! See the retail locations for this breeze block in the western U.S. here. Note, this is the mystery company that once supplied Cloverleaf breeze block to Home Depot out west — but no longer. Sells only:
    • Square Cloverleaf

Arizona

  • Superlite – A manufacturer that distributes to retailers in many states, their Shapes catalog page 54 shows three designs as of May 2019 (sizes approx.):
    • Rectangular Wagon Wheel — 8 x 16 x 16
    • Rectangular XX — 8 x 16 x 16
    • 12″ Square Cloverleaf — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Note: a reader says Preach Building Supply in Phoenix on Hatcher carries them.
  • Our Block Co. in Phoenix opened in 2018, and sells five designs. Four are modern interpretations, one is vintage. Thanks to Mark for this tip!
    • Custom made to order in three sizes — 4 x 12 x 12… 4 x 16 x 16… and even little 4×4 blocks!
    • Avion
    • Codex
    • Eclipse
    • Horizon
    • Phoenix (the vintage design)
  • Also see Best Block listing, below.

Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia and Texas:

  • Best Block has locations in the states above. They have two designs, each in a different size:
    • Cloverleaf — 8 x 12 x 12
    • Square-in-square — 4 x 12 x 12

Colorado:

  • EagleBlock makes and sells 12 designs including one solar square. You can’t see the designs on their website, but give them a call, they were super helpful when I called. I’m still trying to sort this out by comparing all companies’ products, but right now, I think Eagle makes a bunch of designs unique to them. Amazing! Makes and sells (sizes approx.):
    • Rectangular 1/2 a square; two combined create square-in-square — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular double Y — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular zig zag, sorta — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular curvy diamond — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular XX — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Square square-in-square — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Rectangular unit that when combined with another creates a sort of Chinese Jade Tile shape
    • Rectangular unit AA [creates a design like my brother’s, top of story] — 4 x 7 x 16
    • Square Cloverleaf — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Square curvy Diamond — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Square Maltese Cross — 4 x 12 x 12
  • Also see Best Block listing above.

Florida:

breeze blocks
My most recent discovery: These rare designs from Atlantic Coast Precast, based in Oakland Park, Fla. And, they say they can work with you to make reproductions of any block you have!
  • Based in Oakland Park, Atlantic Coast Precast: — oh my, lookie these designs (above)!
  • Orlando: A1 Block Corp. — family-owned since 1952, they manufacturer and sell 10 designs of breeze block including one I’ve never written about and need to: Perk/Turf block. Sizes approx.:
    • Rectangular XX — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular small diamond in center– 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular YY — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Square Bow-and-Arrow — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Square curvy diamond — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Square square-in-a-square — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Square Cloverleaf — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Square Maze — 4 x 16 x 16
    • Square Circle-in-a-square — 4 x 16 x 16 — note, this circle-in-square breeze block design attributed by Alison King of Modern Phoenix to Phoenix architect Ralph Haver!
    • Square Perk/Turf block — 4 x 16 x 16
  • St. Petersburg: Carroll’s Building Materials — The company says it makes some of its breeze blocks and also brings in other designs from other manufacturers (Seems like I see A1 Blocks in their lineup) to sell retail — they have 12 options overall (sizes approx.):
    • Rectangular XX — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular YY  — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular curvy diamond (Starlight) — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular Double Rectangle — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular Hidden Circle (curvy V) — 4 x 8 x 16
    • 8″ Square Maze — 4 x 8 x 8
    • 12″ Square curvy diamond — 4 x 12 x 12
    • 12″ Square square-in-square — 4 x 12 x 12
    • 16″ Square Maze — 4 x 16 x 16
    • 16″ Square Cloverleaf/Snowflake — 4 x 16 x 16
    • 16″ Circle-in-Square (Square Peg) — 4 x 16 x 16
    • 16″ Bow and Arrow — 4 x 16 x 16
  • Venice:  White Cement Specialities — One design — in two sizes — which they told me they call a “snowflake” but surely is Cloverleaf. 
  • And, see Best Block listing above.

Alabama:

  • Villa Lagoon Tile has 26 breeze block designs. I just added this one in early November 2019 based on a tip from Lundy — thank you! — and need to contact the company for more information. The tiles appear to be a much smoother finish than old school breeze blocks — a contemporary adaptation. 

Hawaii:

  • Kapolei: Tile Co. Inc.— 9 options overall (sizes approx.):
    • Square square-in-square — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Square curvy diamond — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Square Cloverleaf — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Square Circle-edged-in-quarter-circles — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Rectangular V — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular V — 4 x 6 x 16
    • Rectangular curvy diamond — 4 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular curvy diamond — 4 x 6 x 16
    • Rectangular YY — 4 x 8 x 16

Georgia:

  • See Best Block listing above.

Kentucky:

  • A.C. Krebs — 6 designs in 4 sizes (thanks, Jordan!)
Joplin Building Material carries these two designs, which I don’t think I’ve seen elsewhere. That Star Screen is groovy!

Missouri:

  • Joplin Building Material Co — in Joplin and Springfield (as Springfield Brick Co.)  manufactures and stocks four designs of screen block.They also have a 12″ square “solar” block that could combined with their 12″ cloverleaf to create a design that combines positive and negative space — in fact, check all makers for this option if you want to try this idea. Designs (sizes approx.):
    • Rectangular Star Screen — 8 x 8 x 16
    • Rectangular Random Step — 8 x 8 x 16
    • Square Cloverleaf — 12″
    • Solar — 8 x 8 x 12

Arkansas:

  • ABC-Central Block and Brick — Screen blocks are not shown on their website, but they do sell at least two designs brought in from another manufacturer. For my big update, I called and was instructed: If you are in the market, it’s recommended that you call the main location — the ABC Product Showroom in Little Rock — and talk to a salesman about what’s available and how to order. Thanks, Russel, for this tip. 

New York:

Pennsylvania:

  • Fizzano Brothers — five designs including two open “solar” sizes that they both manufacture and sell retail — three locations around Philadelphia. The company also tells me they regularly ship standard concrete block to Lowes in the mid-Atlantic region, roughly NYC to Baltimore. They have had some customers within that geography order screen block and have it put onto the Lowe’s truck to save on shipping; call the company to discuss if you are interested in this option.  Thanks to Frannie for this tip including info that had me inquire about the Lowes-related shipping alternative. The blocks are in this masonry catalog. Sizes approx.:
    • Square Cloverleaf — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Square square-in-square — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Rectangular “Double Screen” (like my brothers’) — 8 x 8 x 16
    • Solar — 8 x 8 x 12
    • Solar — 8 x 8 x 16
  • Greensburg Concrete Block, Greensburg, PA, has one design, a Circle-edged-in-quarter-circles. They both make retail the blocks.

Rhode Island:

  • Cranston: Anchor Concrete (formerly Park Ave. Cement Block) says they make and have one design in stock currently. They also have other molds. Their website is not helpful, need to call them directly.
half moon breeze block tankersley
This “half moon” design from Tankersley Concrete Co. is one I’ve not seen available anywhere else.

Tennessee:

  • Tankersley Concrete in Lewisburg, TN produces and sells two patterns; Thanks to Laura for this tip:
    • Square Flower (Cloverleaf) — 4 x 12 x 12
    • Square Half Moon — 4 x 12 x 12

Texas:

  • See Best Block above.
  • Austin: Check out Elgin Butler‘s 4 designs of ceramic fire clay (not concrete) breeze block:
    • Square Pattern: 8 x 8 x 8
    • Diamond-In-A-Square Pattern: 8 x 8 x 8
    • Snowflake Pattern: 8 x 8 x 8
    • X Pattern: 8 x 8 x 8
  • Austin: Clay Imports — one red clay design imported from Mexico.

Washington State:

  • Spokane, Washington — White Block Company makes and sells the cloverleaf. Thanks, Gene, for this tip.

Maybe, you might as well check:

  • Check Home Depot— the company’s selection / vendors seems to change over time. Every time I’ve ever updated this story there’s been just one basic option. Right now, it’s a narrow design from Tile Co. only available in certain locations.

In foam, interestingly:

Remember to install these safely.

Be aware, dear readers, that these are ORNAMENTAL blocks. It is my understanding that they are not STRUCTURAL blocks. That is, they are not meant to be load bearing. They are meant to be pretty and even then, to be installed properly so as not to fall over and hurt someone. So use them/install them accordingly — safely. And as I am known to say: I am not the expert, so get with pros to plan how to incorporate these blocks safely into your design plans.

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Find breeze blocks nearer to you — maybe

Can’t find breeze blocks close enough to you and want to see if you can find some?

Here is a list of all members (I think) of the National Concrete Masonry Association. Search by state, then get your fingers doing some walking, and see what you turn up. If you do fine more suppliers, we’d love to know and add them to our list — leave the info via a comment, or email me. 

Many thanks to reader Scathing Jane for initial research on this list, and to JHL III who sent me the question (and one repeat find) prompting me to first feature Jane’s list. `

turf block at menards
“Screen block” to make a driveway, walkway or patio is called “Turf block” as in this turf block at Menard’s, shown above. For all the sources I found see my story 12 places to find turf block.

Screen blocks made in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, and more:

 I don’t normally cover locations outside the U.S., but readers have left comments with these resources — and some of them are FANTASTIC — so you may want to import them (or simply ogle)! 

Canada:

  • Niagara Block in Niagara Falls has five designs. “They have quite a few styles, but they don’t have them in stock all the time. Check under “architectural block”.” Family run since 1931. Thanks to Daniela for this tip.
  • Kreitmaker in Toronto has two designs, the Lotus and Diamond pattern.

Puerto Rico, via Carlos:

  • Fabrica de balaustres Nelson Noriega, 787-366-4115
  • Artesania Sinai, 787-243-3079.
  • These companies also may produce block, Carlos wrote:
    • Balaustres Alfonso 787-263-3122
    • Junior’s Balaustres 787-616-2073
    • Fabrica de Balaustres Ornamentales 787-823-3150

Australia:

  • Oh my, the selection! Dee Why, NSW: Besser Block
  • Earp Bros. has a lot of designs, which they say are imported from Vietnam — they sure look like Viettiles (see below) to me.

Vietnam:

  • Beautiful breeze block designs from Viettiles!

Europe:

Brazil:

The Barbados:

  • Claytone Products

Guam:

New Zealand

Thailand:

decorative breeze blocks
See my story from 2014: 34 designs of breeze block in Uncle Jack’s back yard — AMAZING!

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  1. Rasananda Mohanty says:

    Hello sir,I want to purchase cement concrete breeze block mold .so please inform me where to buy the block.please write the address of sellers of breeze block mold.

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