Meet the Team

Mike O'Bier

The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Title: Home Performance Advisor

Hometown: Middlesex, VA

Mike O'Bier from The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Mike has been part of The Drying Co team since 2016. He began on our production team installing our products and services and joined our sales team as a Home Performance Advisor in 2017. Prior to joining our team, Mike spent 3+ years as an HVAC technician. His experience in the HVAC industry allowed him to understand how these systems work in a home and how they can be affected by the building envelope.

Mike’s role focuses solely around homeowners. He spends time understanding what their goals are and the symptoms they are experiencing in their home. Mike then inspects the home looking for the root causes of a homeowner’s discomfort and develops a custom, long-term solution to address their concerns.

Some of the things he enjoys most about his job is talking to customers and being able to assure them that we can help make their home healthy and comfortable again. He likes that each home is different and offers a new challenge, making every day different. He appreciates the opportunity to continue to grow and develop in the industry through weekly trainings at the office and continued training outside of the office in a variety of subjects such as building science, products, and techniques for addressing homeowner’s concerns.

In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family.  

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Robert J.
    Mechanicsville, VA

    "Keep up the good work. "

    Customer Review

    By Robert J.
    Mechanicsville, VA

    Keep up the good work. 

  • By Tim T.
    Heathsville, VA

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    By Tim T.
    Heathsville, VA

  • By John A.
    Richmond, VA

    "I commend the workers on their professionalism and they were very polite. "

    Customer Review

    By John A.
    Richmond, VA

    I commend the workers on their professionalism and they were very polite. 

  • By David Z.
    Richmond, VA

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    By David Z.
    Richmond, VA

  • By Jim R.
    Richmond, VA

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    By Jim R.
    Richmond, VA

  • By Nathan K.
    Midlothian, VA

    "Very nice installer! Calm & neat! "

    Customer Review

    By Nathan K.
    Midlothian, VA

    Very nice installer! Calm & neat! 

  • By John W.
    Williamsburg, VA

    "Very professional crew and staff. I would recommend your company to anyone needing this service. "

    Customer Review

    By John W.
    Williamsburg, VA

    Very professional crew and staff. I would recommend your company to anyone needing this service. 

  • By Helen & John M.
    Newport News, VA

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    By Helen & John M.
    Newport News, VA

  • By Mariam B.
    Norfolk, VA

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    By Mariam B.
    Norfolk, VA

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "The guys did a good and thorough job! Everything was to my satisfaction!" Read Full Testimonial

    Brandon T. of Henrico, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              The guys did a good and thorough job! Everything was to my satisfaction!
    Brandon T.
    Henrico, VA
  • "Great work! Everything looks super! They did an awesome job (cleaning up)!" Read Full Testimonial

    Matthew B. of Richmond, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Great work! Everything looks super! They did an awesome job (cleaning up)!
    Matthew B.
    Richmond, VA
  • "Great job. Very Nice work!" Read Full Testimonial

    Robbie S. of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Great job. Very Nice work!
    Robbie S.
    Williamsburg, VA
  • "Awesome job, very professional." Read Full Testimonial

    Roy A. of Dendron, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Awesome job, very professional.
    Roy A.
    Dendron, VA
  • "The men doing the work did an outstanding job!" Read Full Testimonial

    John & Helen M. of Newport News, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              The men doing the work did an outstanding job!
    John & Helen M.
    Newport News, VA
  • "We want to commend one of your service members, Mike O'Bier, who visited us the first of May to discuss the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Sue & Gene G. of Virginia Beach, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              We want to commend one of your service members, Mike O'Bier, who visited us the first of May to discuss the services of our company. We have never written such a letter as this to any company who has provided services to us in the past, so this a first for us! We just wanted to let you know your company is very fortunate to have Mike O'Bier. We were considering several companies who would replace the insulation under our home as we had been told by our Pest Management Control Company that the insulation there needed replacing. Mike came representing your company and shared with us the we would get if we went with The Drying Company. We were very impressed with what he told us about your company, however, we had decided we would not make a decision about which company with whom we would go until we talked with representatives from three other companies. Needless to say, after further conversation with Mike we decided then and there we would go with the services of The Drying Company. We appreciated Mike's honesty to all of the questions we asked and we were impressed with his friendliness and his patience with us old people and all the questions we had. He never gave us the impression of being in a hurry to talk with us and spent quite a bit of time with us; especially listening to my husband who due to his health does not get out often and thus spent quite a bit of Mike's time just talking to him! This was the first time we had ever met mike but due to his presentation and manner, we went with your company as we felt we could trust him. We will recommend your company to our friends and family and will especially recommend Mike to serve as their performance advisor. Your company received our bsiness because of Mike and his talk and advice to us regarding your services. Sincerely, Sue and Gene
    Sue & Gene G.
    Virginia Beach, VA

Case Studies I've worked on:

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Montpelier, VA - Crawl Space Mold
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    Montpelier, VA - Crawl Space Mold
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    Montpelier, VA - Crawl Space Mold

    Mold needs warm temperatures, high relative humidity and organic material to grow. In our area, crawl spaces create the perfect environment for this. We did a physical wipe down of the joists with an antimicrobial to kill and remove the mold growing on the wood.

  • Montpelier, VA - Crawl Space Insulation
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    Montpelier, VA - Crawl Space Insulation
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    Montpelier, VA - Crawl Space Insulation

    Fiberglass Batts between the joists absorb moisture like a sponge. They hold moisture against the wood joists and fall and sag over time. Their paper backing and the wood floor joists are organic material that often has mold growing on them. We removed the old insulation and installed new, foam board insulation on the crawl space walls. 

  • Montpelier, VA - CleanSpace Encapsulation System
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    Montpelier, VA - CleanSpace Encapsulation System
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    Montpelier, VA - CleanSpace Encapsulation System

    Previously, this crawl space had a 6-mil lightweight vapor barrier that was torn and even missing in places. We installed the CleanSpace Encapsulation System. The CleanSpace vapor barrier is a heavy-duty 20-mil liner that is perfect for crawl spaces that have service persons working on equipment, plumbing, or electrical, or for storage. It resists rips and tears, and is fastened to the walls and wrapped around piers sealing the earth off from the home. 

  • Blown-in Cellulose Insulation in Hampton, VA
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    Blown-in Cellulose Insulation in Hampton, VA
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    Blown-in Cellulose Insulation in Hampton, VA

    This attic had existing loose fiberglass insulation with an R-value of 3.2 per inch. This material allows air to easily pass through it and escape into the unconditioned attic and out of the home. For this homeowner, we installed an R-38 of blown-in cellulose insulation. Cellulose is more dense than the loose fiberglass, is 85% recycle material, and is fire retardant due to being manufactured with borate, a substance that deters pests. 

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

The Drying Co./ThermalTec
236 Industrial Blvd
Suite A
Toano, VA 23168
1-757-645-0270


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