Welcome to the EDI Sponsors page. We are very pleased to provide the following information about these excellent companies that have chosen to be Sponsors of the Exterior Design Institute. Our Sponsors include material, tool, and software suppliers as well as other associations that have partnered with EDI to better educate inspectors and applicators.
EDI members: please support our Sponsors and contact them for their information and products; you will be glad that you did.
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Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA)
ccpia.org | 303-900-0891
The goal of CCPIA is to help its members become skilled commercial property inspectors and successful leaders in the industry.
The Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) strives to enhance the commercial property inspection profession by providing its members with online training and resources for the purpose of professional development and improvement.
The Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association (CCPIA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization and federally tax-exempt membership trade association. Their membership is comprised of commercial property inspectors across North America who perform commercial building inspections according to the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP). CCPIA provides online resources and hands-on training for inspectors, including the latest industry news, marketing tools, online courses, live training, and additional business success tools. CCPIA also lists many of its certified members in an inspector directory for use by consumers and commercial real estate professionals.
Real Estate Training Systems (RETS)
rets-llc.com | 817-678-6603
RETS is dedicated to giving you the tools that you need to succeed in your carrier as a licensed inspector in the home inspection industry. RETS offers the required continuing education courses that are needed to maintain your home inspector license.
All RETS home inspector courses are based upon the Texas Standards of Practice required for inspectors in Texas and National codes applicable in all areas. Having a strong basis in code references, their courses allow the home inspector to rely upon documentation instead of mere opinion.
TREC Continuing Education Provider #580
stilloconstruction.com | 281-579-9014
Stillo Construction specializes in construction/stucco remediation and stucco repair, new construction stucco, stucco maintenance, balcony leak repair/rebuild/weatherproof, exterior painting, weatherproofing, moisture-free expandable warranty service, and windows and doors sales and installation.
Stillo Construction’s mission is to provide their customers with professional and quality craftsmanship at the very best. Focusing on safety, superb customer satisfaction and perfection in all their jobs. With over 20 years of experience, they have perfected their skills to ensure that the contractor and owner are completely satisfied.
Their work stands out throughout Houston’s most luxurious neighborhoods such as Sugar Land, Royal Oaks and River Oaks. Whether it is a small stucco repair job or a 120-unit apartment complex, Stillo Construction has the experience, expertise and capability to handle your Stucco job and most importantly, ensure that it’s done right the first time.
totalwall.com | 888-702-9915
TOTAL WALL, Inc. is a multi-million-dollar corporation centrally located in Madison, Wisconsin. TOTAL WALL is a manufacturer of building products for use on homes and commercial buildings. Their products include interior and exterior Finishes, Stuccos, Coatings, Sealers, Waterproofing Products, Insulation, Architectural Enhancements, Decorative Trims, Wall Panels and complete exterior wall cladding systems including Exterior Insulated and Finish Systems (EIFS). Their product history dates back 25 successful years.
TOTAL WALL supports the Northwest Walls and Ceilings Bureau (NWCB), the Association of the Walls and Ceilings Industries (AWCI), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), and the Exterior Design Institute (EDI). Their wall systems and products have been tested by certified testing laboratories. They have listed Evaluation Reports and wall systems that comply with all model building codes, including the International Building Code, and all state, county and municipal codes.
Their philosophy is to provide quality attractive products that are user friendly and safe for the installer, building owner and the environment. TOTAL WALL product systems insulate, protect and beautify any building and they typically demonstrate a return on investment. Building owners and commercial investors earn profits through savings in energy costs, reduced property maintenance and increased property resale value and utility.
Their technical staff and office staff are competent, helpful and resourceful individuals who are committed to customer service. The TOTAL WALL management team is committed to being responsive and striving to maintain a personal feeling and attention backed with high quality products. For comments, questions or orders, please call their toll-free customer service number: 888-702-9915.
The Building Consultant
thebuildingconsultant.com | 515-966-LEAK (5325)
Mark Parlee has spent 40 years building residential homes, commercial buildings and apartment complexes and completing remodeling projects. As The Building Consultant, he offera a consulting service to identify the problems of building performance, moisture intrusion (leaks), and construction defects.
Whether you are a homeowner or builder, continual maintenance of your building is of utmost importance to avoid catastrophic repairs. No matter where you are located, the Building Consultant is always willing to adapt his large array of services and skilled consulting abilities according to your specific needs.
Mark is well known for chiming his proverb, “Become a student of your home.” Knocking on wood doesn’t cut it when your home’s maintenance is concerned. Odd smells, pesky leaks, and warping wood are usually the tip of the iceberg — indicative of a much bigger building performance problem. Take a look at the services Mark provides to homeowners to protect their largest investment.
Cliff Kapson Consulting
cliffkapsonconsulting.com | 888-304-3437
Cliff Kapson Consulting Ltd specializes in the inspection and evaluation of both residential and commercial building envelopes or claddings including Stone, EIFS (Dryvit), Stucco, Brick and Composite Board Siding. Their clients range from individual homeowners to large corporations.
Cliff Kapson Consulting Ltd is available for inspections and consultations anywhere in the United States. Simply pick up the phone and call 888-304-3437 or email them at email@example.com and they will respond to whatever your needs are within 24 hours.
Cliff Kapson Consulting Ltd takes great pride in providing the most comprehensive inspections and reports available anywhere. They provide their clients with all of the information and support they will need, to pursue any and all options, including corrections of application defects, recommendations for structural repairs, maintenance guidelines and pursuit of legal action if necessary.
delmhorst.com | 877-335-6467
Beyond simply providing best-in-class tools for detecting moisture, Delmhorst is committed to supporting all of their customers—both end users and distributors. For distributors, Delmhorst offers numerous exclusive promotional and educational materials to help their distributors provide top-notch service to their own customers. For customers, they offer an industry-leading manufacturer’s warranty and a U.S.-based customer support team to help troubleshoot moisture meter issues and provide tips for getting more out of Delmhorst products.
It started in 1946 with an enterprising idea. There were leaks in the roofs and plaster walls of buildings in New York City. Building superintendents needed a way to identify them for repair. Enter Bill Delmhorst and his proprietary moisture meter. He sold it to the city, and Delmhorst Instrument Co. was born.
Since then, Delmhorst has built a reputation for designing, manufacturing and marketing the highest quality moisture meters available on the market for a variety of industries. Every Delmhorst product is assembled in the USA, and is supported by their industry-leading warranty. Their commitment to product excellence and superior service began as a mission. Now, it is their hallmark.
Delmhorst meters provide consistent, accurate readings about the moisture level of your product. Whether you choose pin-type, or pin-free, the meters provide valuable information needed to make critical decisions.
dryflekt.com | 877-985-1010
DryFlekt is a water management system for sloped roofs that meet vertical walls. DryFlekt’s Water Management System integrates roofs and walls into a seamless, continuous unit utilizing DryFlekt’s commercial grade TPO gasket flashings and kick out diverters compatible with all roofing and wall systems. DryFlekt’s system complies with the 2012 IRC Building codes.
Masonry Technology Incorporated (MTI)
mtidry.com | 800-879-3348
MTI’s products enhance the performance and sustainability of the exterior building enclosure by reducing the risk of entrapped moisture. They understand that moisture management isn’t about a single product – it’s about systems of components that are detailed to work together.
Their beginnings were in masonry, but their solutions and expertise extend to other facades such as siding, shakes, and EIFS. Count on MTI for comprehensive moisture management systems and expertise to keep walls dry.
Masonry Technology Inc was founded over 25 years ago by John Koester. As a card-carrying mason, owner of a Minneapolis construction company, and experienced waterproofer, John saw opportunities for improving how buildings deal with incidental moisture. He saw the importance of creating a predictable path for water to drain and that a lot of products available weren’t making the cut. By design or by common installation practices many products weren’t gravity compatible – in other words, the path for drainage wasn’t at the lowest point in the system. He drew up designs for Floor Edging and Control Cavity and the machines to manufacture them. Burning the candle at both ends, John manufactured products at night in his Twin Cities garage and sell them off his truck during the day at job sites throughout the metro.
Builders quickly caught on to MTI’s foolproof products that eliminated customer call-backs and kept crews working efficiently. MTI expanded to a factory in southern Minnesota and then to Cresco Iowa, and developed its product line to address moisture management needs around windows, inside single wythe walls, and elsewhere in the building enclosure with an emphasis on providing easy to use products that work.
Maxell Industries of Japan has launched the Maxell Airtight Products System or, M.A.P. System, which is the most efficient and superior performance solution for sealing penetrations in exterior walls for residential and commercial construction applications. The M.A.P. System provides airtight and moisture management products for exterior and interior membrane, sheathing, and pipe penetrations.
In today’s energy–conscience society, leaking and damage to buildings due to air and moisture has become a big problem for builders, and architects. Products commonly used today around pipe penetrations are spray foam, adhesive tape, or grommets that are affixed by taping or nailing. All of these products come with their own installation issues and are time consuming, with large variations between workers on how they are installed.
Because of these various issues, Maxell Industries developed high-quality, easy-to-use products for airtightness and weatherproofing around exterior penetrations. All their self-adhesive grommets are just a peel and stick, self-adhesive 1-step process to install around the exterior penetration.
Maxell manufactures high-quality eco-friendly products are suitable for sustainable housing, have excellent workability and will last a long time. Maxell’s goal is to contribute toward building sustainable housing by making the best airtight and weatherproof products available on the market today.
All M.A.P. System products are AAMA-711-13 approved and compliant to all IBC and IRC codes for exterior penetration sealing.
progressivefoam.com | 800-860-3626
Founded in 1992, Progressive Foam is a foam manufacturing company dedicated to the commercialization of innovative building products. With strategic anchors in product development, advanced process technology, and product marketing, they invented and brought insulated vinyl siding to the marketplace.
Although siding insulation for vinyl siding is still their dominant product line, Progressive Foam has diversified their offering to meet the needs of the entire siding market, offering siding insulation that can be paired with fiber cement, engineered wood, steel, and others. All their siding insulation products help meet the needs of energy-conscious remodelers, builders, and homeowners.
fastphotoreports.com | 850-602-2843
Add value to services by including a great photo report. With FastPhotoReport templates users can provide clients with a professional report in just minutes!
Users can create professional quality reports in a few simple steps. They just choose a report template; add photos; add drawing annotations and comments to photos and they’re done!
FastPhotoReport allows users to create templates to automate much of their report content with checkboxes, dropdown lists, comment libraries and more to create consistent reports.
Inspector Outlet is your source for Building Envelope (EIFS, stucco, Adhered Stone Veneer, etc.) inspection tools. Inspector Outlet is the official home inspector store of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
Stucco Retro West TN Inc
stuccoretro.com | 901-867-1502
Stucco Retro patended the SRT (Structural Resistance Tester), a specialized tool developed for moisture testing. The only tool that tests for rot… not moisture. There is only one!
Not all homes that have moisture behind the cladding have damage. The SRT eliminates the costly results of tearing off cladding to discover there is no water damage. The SRT is calibrated to detect damage caused by rot. The stainless steel probe measures resistance of the substrate to determine if damage exists.
SRT tests for: rotten sheathing, deteriorated framing, delamination. The SRT can be purchased through Stucco Retro.