Weatherization Experts (Originally Insulation Experts) was formed in 1998 to provide cellulose insulation to the greater Oklahoma City area housing industry. After 21 years of construction experience, the owner and founder of the company, Todd L. Cox, became interested in cellulose while preparing to build his personal home. His research showed that Fiberglass was a vastly underperforming product when compared to cellulose, even though Fiberglass dominated the housing industry. In addition to the performance issue, he discovered that Fiberglass posed health risks and fire hazards not associated with cellulose, which also has mold, mildew, and insect repellent properties. These characteristics had special meaning and importance to Todd, who was, and now retired after 22 years as an Oklahoma City firefighter with highly specialized hazardous materials and EMT training.
The energy cost savings he experienced with his own home, combined with the fact that cellulose as an insulation option was virtually unknown to the general public, presented a unique business opportunity that Todd chose to pursue. Today, after 15 consecutive years of sales growth, the company not only targets new housing construction, but also existing housing retrofit and commercial construction for application of its cellulose insulation, cotton fiber, radiant and water-heater products.
In late 2003, Mr. Cox continued his technical training by obtaining his Home Energy Rater System (H.E.R.S.) certification from the Kansas Building Science Institute graduating #1 in his class with a 98% GPA. This dramatically expanded his technical knowledge and understanding of home energy efficiency, especially as it related to the "House as a System" concept, promoted by the Energy Star Program. This established him as a leader, without a peer among the insulation providers/installers in the Oklahoma City market. As a result, Weatherization Experts continues to lead the field in producing home energy efficiency.
From its inception the company's strategy has been to secure the best products, equipment, and training that money can buy, and to hire competent applicator technicians who can produce a quality of service unmatched in the insulation industry. The formula has proven successful, as evidenced by the increasing demand for the company's products and services, which continues to strengthen and grow each year. The company also sponsors home shows, training programs for builders and architects, and attends trade shows throughout the year to promote the need and value associated with home energy efficiency.
Early 2009 a satisfied Oklahoma City client wrote a straight “A” Report on “ANGIE’S LIST” which put Weatherization Experts on the radar for others to read about the experience and results one can achieve by applying their solutions to the given situation. Currently they have 84 reports, maintain an “A” grade, have received the prestigious “Super Service Award” five times, and three years in a row. Only the top 5% of contractors in the nation receive this coveted Award. They have maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for over a decade as well.
To its knowledge, the company is the first and only insulation business in Oklahoma that is an Energy Star Partner and enjoys preferred vendor status with home builders, commercial construction contractors, and Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems, Inc., a highly respected home energy consulting firm. They continue to be the prime referral of OEC when its clients call for an Energy Analysis.
Technical training, superior products and service, and a growing reputation for excellence, provide the company with a firm foundation upon which to build for the future. It is uniquely positioned as the only true choice for consumers in the Oklahoma City market who command an established, reputable business to satisfy their demand for home energy efficiency, and the financial and quality of life benefits that result.