About South Industries
The Monolithic™ Dome was the invention of three brothers: David (Left), Barry (Center), and Randy (Right). These three brothers turned their polyurethane foam spraying company into a concrete dome construction company, after realizing the potential of foam/concrete to build incredibly strong free-span buildings.
Today, Monolithic™ Domes have been built in almost every state in the U.S., and in more than 30 countries, worldwide. All three brothers and their individual companies: Monolithic Dome Institute (David), Dome Technology (Barry), and South Industries (Randy), continue to work together on many projects, cooperatively and competitively. South Industries continues today in strong family tradition. The corporation is now owned by Randy and his five sons, Andrew, Derek, Josh, Nathan, and Jonathan. They value themselves as a family-oriented company.
Randy South is the President and founder of South Industries and has been with the company since its beginning in 2004. He is one of the original creators of the process that South Industries uses to build domes, including their patented tension ring technology. The initial inspiration for monolithic domes came to Randy and his brothers more than 40 years ago. Today, Randy’s vision for the company is to educate even more people on South Industries’ revolutionary methods, and to continue to expand the company that tends to the South family and its extended family of valued clients.
Karen South has been an integral part of South Industries, from the very beginning. She is the Executive Assistant at South Industries managing the company’s shipping, housing, and clerical needs. Being a member of a thriving family business has taken Karen on many adventures, as she and Randy raised nine children, while building domes all over the United States. Like Randy, Karen is grateful for the company that has given her family so much.
Andrew South has been building domes since he was young, working on projects with his dad and other family members, during the summer. He is the Vice President and co-founder of South Industries. In addition to having over twenty years of dome-building experience, he co-founded Domes for the World, a South-family non-profit organization that is committed to improving the lives of people worldwide, through the construction of domes for public and personal use. Andrew highly values the social good that building domes can provide. He has completed an interdisciplinary PhD in civil and environmental engineering and sociology at Stanford University.
Derek South, As a Project Manager and The Logistics Manager for South Industries, Derek South believes that if you are going to take the time to do something, it had better be done right. He learned this integrity and enthusiasm for a job well done during a lifetime steeped in the family business. Derek grew up mechanically inclined, with a good head for numbers and a natural problem-solving-ability. He has been with South Industries since 2005, and has spent over 20 years in the dome building industry. Derek considers himself very blessed to be a part of this family and this business.
Joshua South is the General Manager at South Industries. He has been with the company since 2005. He, along with his other brothers, has been building domes since his youth. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho, where received a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction Management. Joshua is a problem-solver and a natural leader who loves the outdoors. He believes in planning ahead and leading by example.
John Hinton is a Project Superintendent with South Industries. He has been with the company for more than a year. Immediately after college, John had great success in construction. Later, John tried his hand at other industries, before realizing that his real passion lay in working with his hands. He lives his life by the principles his grandfather taught him, including a strong sense of fairness and the fact that you have to earn what you want in life. He uses the same even hand with his employees.
Nathan South began building domes when he was 12 years old. He has been with South Industries since 2008. As Production Manager, Nathan is known for his levelheadedness and dependability. He brings his personal values of honesty, hard work, and love to every single project. Once, on a project in Texas, Nathan was asked by a client who noticed his positive attitude, “Are you ever not having fun at work?” He simply replied that if you’re not having fun at work, you’re not doing it right. This easygoing nature helps Nathan enjoy his work, as well as his friends and family, sports, and the great outdoors.
Mark Sorenson is a Project Superintendent with South Industries and has been with the company since 2010. Skilled at interfacing with clients and employees, Mark is always thinking one step ahead to what needs to be done after the task at hand. He believes in hard work and in never asking your team to do something you wouldn’t do yourself. Mark has worked all over the U.S. and abroad for South Industries.
Bridger Barnes is a Project Superintendent with South Industries and has been with the company for nine years. Ever since beginning in the dome-building industry, Bridger has found a real love for the field and applies his personal philosophy – be honest, be on time, and treat people with respect. He enjoys helping people and appreciates his relationships with satisfied customers that this job creates.
Jonathan South, like most of his family grew up around dome building and has a natural understanding of the technical side of construction. He expanded these skills at college, while completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction management. As the Equipment Manager and a Project Superintendent with South Industries, Jonathan leads by empowering his employees. He believes in training employees giving them opportunities to assume and fulfill more responsibilities.
Traci Sessions has been the Accounting Manager at South Industries for over eight years. Always good with numbers, Traci went back to school to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting once her children were grown. She works thoroughly and efficiently applying honesty and integrity always. She is known for her reliability and often takes on other trusted managerial roles. Traci loves learning new skills and getting out of her comfort zone to tackle new challenges.