Larry W. Primm
SuperVoid Inventor and Founder
• Graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center, class of 1977
• Over 50 years experience in the construction industry
• Happily married since 1974 and father of 3 successful sons
• Small business owner for over 40 years
• U.S. Patent holder
I'm Larry Primm and I’ve been in the construction industry for over 50 years. I spent many of those years in general contracting and have worked at every level from laborer to upper level management. But, my real passion is concrete, the handsome gray medium that takes the shape of anything you put it in. It’s strong and forgiving and is arguably more the fabric of our lives than cotton is.
I invented SuperVoid to fill a need that was otherwise being ignored by the concrete industry. In 1999, while managing the construction of a school in Corpus Christi, Texas, I became acquainted with the cardboard void products available at that time. I was appalled by the limitations beset by the paper materials and dismayed that no one had yet found a better way of creating void spaces under concrete. I set out to find a better way. After much prayer and experimentation and the passage of several years, I developed a working prototype. I found a few people willing to take a chance on my cutting edge new void product and the successful projects verified the soundness of my design. SuperVoid worked better than I could have imagined and continued to gain interest with additional projects following. Each new project presented different requirements which I was able to modify SuperVoid to meet. SuperVoid proved to be a remarkably versatile and forgiving product. I even developed several void systems that isolate plumbing systems from expansive soils as well.
In November 2014, my son David came to work with me full time. David is an Auburn University graduate and is a professional engineer currently licensed in Alabama, Texas and Mississippi. Together we continue to refine the way we do business, making it better everyday. In addition to improved SuperVoid manufacturing processes and proven engineering, we have developed Smart-VoidTM and Rib Retainer products to make SuperVoid Systems the most reliable and comprehensive void form manufacturer in the world.
I am committed to operating an honest business and long ago resolved that SuperVoid need not be sold, for it should sell itself. I am, however, passionate about the paradigm shift in engineering and construction that has been afforded by the advent of SuperVoid Systems. I simply love watching people experience SuperVoid for the first time, when they realize that SuperVoid changes everything and that the rain can't hold them hostage anymore.
I am inspired by the fact that the Lord gave me these ideas and am blessed to see the good they provide for my fellow man. Since I was a child I’ve found wonder and amusement in building new things, in making old things better. Invention is the fruit of wonder and the pursuit of invention is for me, a labor of love. In the simplest of terms, one may consider me an Inventor. However, understanding myself, I'd say more accurately, I'm an "Interpreter", and even more aptly, a "Developer" of the underlying visions of understanding within my spirit, clearly infused by the Spirit of the Living God!!