About Us

The Drying Company, LLC / ThermalTec

Protecting your home. Saving you money.

With over 30 years in the industry, our The Drying Co. 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.

Owner Steven Tetreault

About the Owner

Steve Tetreault has over 30 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. 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.

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Meet Our Team
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Affiliations and Accreditations

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.

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

Our Locations:

The Drying Co.
3005 John Deere Rd
Toano, VA 23168

The Drying Co.
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 637
Toano, VA 23168
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