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The Drying Company, LLC / ThermalTec

Recent Testimonials
  • "Matt was confident and knew what he was doing!" Read Full Testimonial

    Justin of Ruther Glenn, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              I had my crawl space done to help with the heat. Matt was great. He gave me an estimate months ago, but I didn't have the tax refund I thought I'd get to move forward. So we just did the work now. Matt was very thorough. He talked me through my options. I had several quotes but I went with Matt because he was confident and knew what he was doing! The people who came out were real courteous. They did what they needed to quickly. You all worked with my schedule. I'm very happy.
    Ruther Glenn, VA
  • "They left my house in perfect condition" Read Full Testimonial

    David A. of Mechanicsville, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              It's been much warmer in the house since you insulated--which is what we were aiming for. They guys did a great job and left my house in perfect condition.
    David A.
    Mechanicsville, VA
  • "It's hard to find a good company that's honest and willing to help." Read Full Testimonial

    Joann H. of Richmond, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              It's hard to find a good company that's honest and willing to help. They just finished insulating my house and they were beyond awesome. They actually found some issues in my crawl and notified me immediately. I was able to get a plumber out before the end of the day. I looked under there and was like, whoa! I was able to avoid some possible damage because of them. They were awesome, very respectful. There was a leak where you could barely see and they found it. They said, “You need to get this fixed within the next couple weeks before it turns into a bigger issue.” Then they found another issue. The pipe from the kitchen sink was also completely unsealed. I asked them to duct tape it until the plumber could arrive. And they did. They could have said, no that's not a part of my job description. I probably would not have been able to use my sink for the next couple of week if they had not fixed it. It was completely detached. My cable company was under there today and they didn't say anything. They could have been the ones who damaged it--I have no idea. And while they were working on my attic, I had to get in their way and they worked around me. I had to shift stuff from one side of the attic to the other while they were working. I had nowhere else to put it; I have a tiny house. They didn't have to wait for me, but they did. I even ordered them a pizza because they went out of their way for me. The salesman was awesome too. My whole experience with the company has been awesome. Every office staff you guys have all been pleasant and helpful and positive. I’m going to go on Facebook and tell about y’all.
    Joann H.
    Richmond, VA

Protecting your home. Saving you money.

With 25 years in the industry, our The Drying Co./Thermaltec team has gained extensive experience protecting homes and saving homeowners money.

What We Do

Are you spending more on energy than you need to? One of the leading causes of energy loss in homes is inadequate insulation. If you want to keep your heating and cooling costs from going through the roof, you've first got to stop the air inside your home from going through the roof.

About the Owner

Owner Steven Tetreault

Steve Tetreault has over 25 years of experience in the insulation field. He has personally been involved in thousands of home energy improvements over the years.

Through Steve's extensive involvement in building science training, he has acquired a reputation as one of the areas leaders in energy efficient building techniques throughout Williamsburg, Newport News, New Kent County and Richmond.

In addition to managing The Drying Co./Thermaltec Steve is also actively involved in green building advancements. He is a certified HERS Rater for Energy Star, a Certified Technical Manager for Earth Craft Virginia, and a Certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst.

Meet Our Team

Affiliations and Accreditations

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Our Mission Statement:

  • To be a community leader that provides the best products and methods for building performance and protection in both residential and commercial structures
  • To deliver high-quality services at fair and competitive prices
  • To maintain the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and honesty in our relationships with our suppliers, subcontractors, professional associates, customers, and employees
  • To foster a work environment that encourages new ideas, new innovations and growth
  • To provide fair wages for our employees and a fair return on investment for our shareholders

At The Drying Co., we take great pride in providing nothing but the best customer service to homeowners in the state of Virginia.  For more company information, check out our Angie's List, Yelp, and Yellow Pages listings. 

Our Services

We proudly offer Free Estimates for all types of home insulation including the attic to the crawl space, spray foam insulation, blown in insulation, radiant barriers, and more! We also weatherize and air seal homes, seal and repair ductwork, seal and insulate crawl spaces, and provide basement waterproofing services. All of our services apply to residential and commercial customers alike!

Schedule your home energy audit today to receive a Free Estimate on how to:

  • Lower energy costs
  • Healthier and more comfortable living environments
  • Improved air quality
  • Increased structure durability
  • A commitment to honest, reliable, quality service


We are committed to our clients, and to our community. We support Multiple Sclerosis Society, Boy Scouts of America, Breast Cancer, Habitat for Humanity, Housing Partnerships, Make a Wish Foundation, Poquoson Youth Football, and our Local High Schools.

Awards and Affiliations

  • Member of Air Barrier Association of America and 2012 recipient of their Excellence Award.
  • Members in good standing with BBB.
  • Certified Dealer of Dr. Energy Saver Energy Solutions
  • Technical Advisors for Earth Craft of Virginia
  • Energy Star HERS raters
  • Members of the National Association of Home Builders
  • Members of the Peninsula Home Builders Association
  • PHBA Remodelers Council
  • Featured on SprayFoam.com

Free Estimate

Our knowledge and expertise in the home energy and disaster recovery fields have helped hundreds of homeowners, commercial contractors, and businesses meet their energy and home comfort goals.

Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate.

our service area

We serve the following areas