In 1970, Raymond E. Ansel founded War Bonnet Construction, as a sole proprietorship, in the State of Utah. In 1988 Mr. Ansel moved to Alaska to begin contracting there, licensing the Company in the State of Alaska. Recognizing a need for something different, Mr. Ansel invented Portable Dome type Igloo’s starting in 8 foot diameter up to 24 foot diameter. This was something unique and highly marketable. Since that time Mr. Ansel has been building super insulated, steel reinforced, concrete domes (monolithic).
Mr. Ansel has been building domes and has completed 208 structures ranging from 8 feet in diameter, to 92 feet in diameter. These structures include Homes, Shops, Churches, Lodges, Storage Facilities, Medical Clinics, Duplexes, Theaters, Recreational Domes, Barnes, etc. Other products used in the business include, Urethane Foam Insulation and Specialized Dome and Roof Coatings. As part of this growth, contact was made, and a relationship developed with David South, Owner and CEO of the Monolithic Dome Institute, in Italy, Texas. R&S Lifeline Domes LLC was formed in September, 2002, when Mr. Ansel constructed a Dome Medical Clinic in the State of Missouri. Due to the demand for Mr. Ansel and his services in the lower 48 States, constructing the super insulated, steel reinforced concrete domes, (monolithic), decisions were made to turn his Alaska operations over to his family.
Mr. Ansel then put a Mobil Crew together and travels from State to State, building Domes as the opportunities are available. R&S Lifeline Domes LLC, intends to be at the forefront of the Thin shell, super insulated, steel reinforced concrete Dome, using technology that will make their productsÂ more beneficial to the consumer that have purchased them. R&S Lifeline Domes LLC is committed to being a driving force in the Housing Industry, utilizing their position wherever possible, and in areas where natural disasters occur.
In the last 43 years of construction experience building conventional buildings and all types of commercial buildings to stick frame homes, doing business from the North Slope of Alaska’s Deep Freeze, to the Hot DesertsÂ in Arizona. From the California Coast to the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee and Georgia, Mr. Ansel has found the Thin shell, super insulated, steel reinforced, Concrete Domes, to be superior buildings, saving thousands of dollars in heating and cooling costs, along with survivability in earthquakes and other natural disasters.
Mr. Ansel and son David, have spent time in India, training and consulting clients, working on two Dome Projects. One Dome is 80 feet in diameter and one is 55 feet in diameter. These Domes will be used for a Museum and one for a Science Display Area. Â A Memorandum ofÂ Understanding has been signed with a large Company in India to help construct Domes through-out India and Southeast Asia. This will take place as Crews are trained and equipment has been purchased and set on the Job site. R&S Lifeline Domes LLC has taken most all Dome Projects from start to finish.
Ansel’s attention to detail is priority. Building custom madeÂ cabinets, trimming stairs, etc. is all within his ability’s along with being able to coordinate with Sub Contractor’s. This takes the hassle and worry away fromÂ the Owner’s. This is only a part of Ansel’s expertise.
We have built 400 plus domes and up to 102â€™ in diameter. We since coming out of Alaska have built in the following states:
9. NEW MEXICO
14. NORTH CAROLINA