The Stala story began in 2006. A representative for an ICF company asked Andy Keith for help in creating a commercial-grade solution to door and window openings in ICF buildings. Keith specialized in door and window frames for commercial construction at The Atlas Companies. Along with Jonathan Keith and James Essex, Keith proceeded in designing steel frames that ICF block could be stacked around, and which would interlock with the concrete walls. They named these custom-designed steel bucks "Integrated Framing Assemblies", and Stala was born. They have now placed thousands of IFAs on hundreds of jobsites. The designers hold two US patents for design and utility with the US Patent Office. Stala frames are now a premiere product in commercial ICF construction, preferred by Owners for their contribution to energy efficiency, by Architects for their coordination with multiple trades and superior quality, and by Contractors for the capacity to speed construction time.
In 2022 Stala tested, certified, and labeled Tornado and Hurricane Resistant IFA Door Assemblies. Our ICC-500 Solutions are now available for use in the construction of ICF storm shelters in accordance with ICC-500 (2020).
Meet Our Team
Andy Keith, Owner
As an inventor of IFAs and Owner of Stala Integrated Assemblies, LLC, Andy Keith provides senior leadership over the organization, focusing on strategic vision and leadership development. He is also a Certified Door Consultant (CDC), Architectural Hardware Consultant (AHC), and member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Keith is a graduate of the University of Louisville (BS, MBA).
Jonathan Keith, Owner
As an inventor of IFAs and Owner of Stala Integrated Assemblies, LLC, Jonathan Keith provides senior leadership over the organization, focusing on sales. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (BS in Agricultural Communication).
Brandy Littrell, Director of Marketing and Lead Estimator
Brandy Littrell oversees marketing and social media for Stala Integrated Assemblies, LLC. With over a decade of estimating experience, Brandy also performs takeoff and provides sales support. She is a graduate of McKendree University (BA) and University of the Cumberlands (MBA).
Chris Keith, Director of Research and Development
Chris Keith has worked with Stala since 2008. He presently oversees research and development and is a first point of contact for information on Stala products and jobs. He is a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University (BS, MDiv, MA) and the University of Edinburgh (PhD).