Families Inc.


Families, Inc. Counseling Services is a private counseling agency with outpatient facilities throughout northeast and north central Arkansas. The new northeast Jonesboro facility is a four-story office building that includes offices, counseling spaces and a training room.

In addition to counseling services, Families, Inc. provides mental health paraprofessional intervention, psychological testing, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, screening and assessment, play therapy, school-based services, employee assistance programs, and education and training for mental health providers. The main goal of this building project was to centralize these numerous corporate operations and services at a single location to better serve both clients and healthcare professionals. Another goal was to create a welcoming, modern space that clients would find soothing. Architectural metal products from CENTRIA helped to achieve these goals.

Families Inc. was looking to create a building that conveyed its message of hope and healing. The organization achieved this with a mixed-medium building, constructed of brick, glass and metal, with the metal adding a contemporary element. Using metal also adds value by offering increased thermal efficiency through high R-values, as well as through a reduction in maintenance costs due to the durability of metal as a building product.

CENTRIA’S Formawall® Dimension Series® provides the corporate office and services facility with advanced thermal efficiency and moisture control in a single panelized component. In addition, Formawall Dimension Series panels provide a clean, uninterrupted appearance and interesting aesthetics with the use of different colors and thicknesses, exemplified by this building’s patterned corners. Compared to traditional multi-component wall construction, which typically requires up to seven separate components and multiple sub-contractors, Formawall Dimension Series is one component, which makes installation simple and leads to efficiencies in the construction process.

Formavue™ window systems are designed to integrate with Formawall Dimension Series, eliminating problems of coordinating window and metal panel intersections and resulting in a high performance window/panel interface. These window systems are attractive, weather-resistant and feature a standard thermal break.

The project architect was CahoonSteiling Studio Architecture of Jonesboro, AR; the CENTRIA product installer and contractor was Tate General Contractors, Inc. of Jonesboro, AR. The project was completed in August 2010.

The CENTRIA products used on this project included:

  • Formawall® Dimension Series® 3” Horizontal with ½” Reveal. Square Feet: 13,219 ; Color: Flemish Blue, Platinum Gray; Finish: Smooth; Coating: Duragard; Gauge 22/22.

  • Formavue™ 200 Windows.


CENTRIA innovations in architectural metal wall and roof systems are helping building teams around the world envision metal as the future of the building envelope. From inspiration through installation, CENTRIA provides the highest level of expertise including service and support from an elite Dealer Network. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), CENTRIA metal architectural systems are the perfect combination of science and aesthetics, offering advanced thermal and moisture protection technology, the broadest spectrum of design options, truly integrated components, and superior sustainability. CENTRIA is a Cornerstone Building Brands company. For more information, visit CENTRIA.com or like CENTRIA on Facebook, subscribe to their YouTube channel, and follow them on Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.

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