My house is located on Trout River in Jacksonville, Florida. We were experiencing flood conditions during a nor’easter and the approach of Hurricane Irma. As Hurricane Irma was leaving the area, we received a storm surge with massive flooding throughout. Water came up over my bulkhead, submerged my dock and flooded the yard. Water was continuing to rise with several hours left until the high tide and we were doomed to have water enter the house. At this point the house was completely surrounded by water, we watched as water was inches from entering the house and water was starting to enter the garage.
In a last-ditch attempt, I used a piece of ½” King StarBoard® that was 2’ x 7’ and cut it to fit between my doorjambs on my back door. I used two tubes of latex caulking and caulked the perimeter, put the board in place and then covered the caulking and board with foil tape. I did this all while standing in calf-high water, watching waves over my back shoulder approach the house. I climbed into the house through a window. We sealed up the French doors and put towels at the base right as waves were starting to hit the King StarBoard® dam. By the grace of God, King StarBoard® prevented waves from entering my house.
If it wasn’t for the quick MacGyver-like thinking, and having a piece of King StarBoard® in my garage, I would be taking up my wood floors and drywall as we speak. We are extremely fortunate to not have flooding inside the house. I am so thankful I came up with the idea and used your product in a disaster situation. I know King StarBoard® material is very expensive, but in this case, it’s worth its weight in gold.
We have been using King StarBoard® to build our fish cleaning stations since we started making them over 8 years ago. We find it easy to work with, and it contributes to the high quality of the tables we make. Our customers recognize the King StarBoard® name, and know that we use superior materials to make the finest tables.
Marina Products & Equipment
King StarBoard® is a great product. It is easy to cut and sand, and the finish project comes out looking professional. This panel will go on my twenty foot open cockpit walk around boat. This is the fifth project that I have used King StarBoard® and now one more for the port side. Thanks for the product and your help!
I just wanted to thank you and everyone at King Plastic for posting the King ColorCore® Tan/Brown/Tan “Hutchinson House” sign photo on your great website. We really enjoy working with King ColorCore® material. The product is always our first choice when recommending a material for sign applications.
CAM Color-Carved Signs
“King StarBoard® has replaced teak and mica as a standard material on our yachts…Customers prefer King StarBoard® because it hold up so much better to sea water and constant hose down…King StarBoard® is more durable, lighter, looks more modern and actually makes the boat look bigger.”
Regional Sales Manager,
I finished the doors and wanted to forward a picture, I think they look great and made the interior look more modern. On to the next project!
I appreciate the help.
Findlay Roofing and Renovations
“There are many reasons why King StarBoard® has essentially made wood boat component parts obsolete. It is easier to work with, more durable, requires less maintenance and nowadays is significantly less expensive than many wood alternatives.”
“Customers are always thrilled to hear they can use standard woodworking tools on King StarBoard®. It is very common to see people purchase a piece of starboard and come back a week later looking for more. Once you’ve completed one project with King StarBoard® you quickly realize the applications are limitless!”
Andrew Brown – BoatOutfitters.com
“As one of the leading end users of HDPE sheet in the marine industry we have been introduced to many plastic alternatives throughout the years. No material has shown the consistency and durability of King StarBoard®”.
Pat Brown – President Teak Isle
By Jennifer Briggs
Being outdoors is part of our lifestyle, and what better way to spend a relaxing weekend than having hors d’oeuvres or barbeque made in a beautiful kitchen on your outside patio! “Elite Outdoor Kitchens and Design can create this outdoor experience and lifestyle for you,” says Rita Pogany, co-owner of the company for the last four years.
“We design and manufacture kitchens that complement your lifestyle and create an extension of your indoor living space,” explains Rita. “We offer outdoor kitchens, bars, and fireplaces that are environmentally friendly, maintenance free, and last a life time. Our customers are pleased that we can provide appliances in our designing and installation process, as well.” Options for your new kitchen include utility cabinets and warming drawers, side burner systems, and professional grills. Add a refrigerator and ice machine, and you’re ready for a party! “You can also watch your favorite game on a TV housed in a custom-made outdoor television box that protects it from the elements,” adds Rita.
Cabinets are custom-made and designed to meet your vision. “We will update your existing kitchens or create one from your ideas and plans,” reveals Rita. “We take care of everything from start to finish so that our customers can rest easy while we do all the work.”
Elite Outdoor Kitchens and Design manufactures and installs kitchens in private homes, commercial areas, and beachfront properties; and, they are specially built to weather the climate. “Our cabinetry is manufactured using King StarBoard® ST, a premium marine-grade polymer that is waterproof, weatherproof and will not rot, chip, collect mold, or mildew,” says Rita. “It also carries a lifetime guarantee.”
Rita explains, “For the customer that enjoys a stucco look, we are able to build stucco or stone kitchens complemented with either stainless steel cabinetry or custom made polymer cabinets. We have something for every one’s taste.” Elite Outdoor Kitchens and Design takes pride in service, creativity, and great attention to detail. Upon meeting a prospective client, they will share ideas, show examples, gather measurements, and listen intently to the client’s wants and needs. It is then that the one-of-a-kind kitchen begins its journey from an idea to an outdoor living space to be enjoyed by the homeowner. “Since we work on your kitchen like it were our own,” shares Rita “we are committed to servicing and satisfying our customers.” When you think of creating your outdoor living space with a beautiful, functional kitchen, call Elite Outdoor Kitchens and Design. “The possibilities are endless,” says Rita.
Being a custom home builder of waterfront homes for over twenty years, we are constantly trying to come up with products that will withstand the elements better for our outdoor kitchens. I have tried all types of wood and plywood and have since determined that King StarBoard® ST will withstand the elements and is far superior to any other material I have tried. You can use this material for all your outdoor cabinetry needs with the utmost of confidence. Your callbacks will be over.
Gary Graber, President
GNG Construction, Inc.