Area’s development attracts leading insulation company
By Dana Delgado
When Garland Insulating Ltd., a leading insulating company in the southern states and one of the largest locally owned and operated insulation companies in Texas, went looking for a central Texas location, Liberty Hill, primed for growth, was a logical choice.
“The projected growth statistics on Williamson County mean more families moving to the surrounding area, which bodes well for new development and demand for our products,” said regional sales representative Jonathan Heathington who is overseeing the company’s new location on State Highway 29. “Liberty Hill in particular was attractive because we believe the city is in a nascent growth that will continue to improve demand for our products as well as property values.”
Garland Insulating Ltd. moved into the old Lamar Steel building at 15405 SH 29 in May and has been renovating the structure to meet their needs. A loading dock has been added and various offices are in the process of being built. While the company is addressing their immediate needs they are also preparing for future expansion because of the expected growth in the area.
“Over the past seven months we have been primarily building infrastructure for future growth and have hired seven employees most of whom are from the Liberty Hill area,” said Heathington. “In 2015, we have very aggressive growth goals and are projecting a five-fold increase in staff and revenues mostly relating to new construction projects under contract.”
The Liberty Hill facility will serve all of the central Texas area including Travis and Williamson counties along with surrounding areas including Bexar County.
“We are delighted to be in Liberty Hill and have really enjoyed unpredicted hospitality, networking opportunities, and success,” Heathington said.
While the facility is new to the area, the company’s presence is not. Garland Insulating had been serving the capitol area from their Dallas facility where their headquarters are located. The company also has offices in Houston and College Station and has plans to expand to San Antonio.
For more than six decades, Garland Insulating has been offering a wide range of products and services to keep homes and commercial properties comfortable and energy efficient at affordable prices. According to company officials, their services dramatically reduce energy loss, decrease noise, and lower monthly energy bills while creating a healthier, more comfortable and cleaner environment.
The company specializes in insulating new construction for builders, but also serves individuals with a variety of high quality thermal products such as Owens Corning and Johns Manville fiberglass insulation. In addition, air sealing spray foam insulation for houses, barns, retail centers and apartments is available.
The business was founded in 1948 by Paul Drum who, while working as a factory worker building planes during World II, began installing mineral wool insulation in homes for sound isolation when energy costs were extremely low. While the industry has changed over the past 66 years, the company remains family owned and operated and has built a reputation for its workmanship and commitment to providing practical and effective insulating solutions.
Garland Insulating has received numerous industry awards including “Insulation Contractor of the Year” (Roofing Siding & Insulation Magazine), “Gold Star Award” (Better Business Bureau), and the “Super Service Award” (Angie’s List). The company is a member of the Insulation Contractors Association of American, the Dallas/Fort Worth Home Builders Association, The Greater Houston Home Builders, the Homes Builders Association of Greater Austin, and the Hill Country Builders Association.
For more information on Garland Insulating visit their website www.garlandinsulating.com.