Meet the Team

Eric Pass

The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Title: Foreman

Eric Pass from The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Eric has been part of The Drying Co. Team since 2017. He has a background in waterproofing basements, crawl spaces, and foundations as well as general contracting. Eric is OSHA certified and holds an Associate’s Degree in Arts & Science and a Bachelor’s of Science in Construction Engineering.

Eric specializes in installing drainage systems, waterproofing basements and crawl spaces, lifting and supporting homes, structural carpentry, and some general contracting tasks. He enjoys being able to install quality work and help homeowners, as well as be recognized for a job well done.

Eric joined The Drying Co. team because he had experience in the work we do, and says he stays because he likes the commitment to excellence, the company strives to achieve. He feels The Drying Co. has helped him grow and develop through training, company outings and events, and positive reinforcement. He would tell any potential employees that “if you are willing to work hard, you can make a good living. This company is team and goal oriented.” He is proud to be part of a company that is committed to excellence.

In his free time, Eric plays lead guitar in a rock band, enjoys fishing, soccer, volleyball, swimming, solving calculus problems, and spending time with his wife, Doreen.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Robert D.
    Ruther Glen, VA

    Customer Review

    By Robert D.
    Ruther Glen, VA

  • By Eddie S.
    Mechanicsville, VA

    Customer Review

    By Eddie S.
    Mechanicsville, VA

  • By Carolyn H.
    Mechanicsville, VA

    Customer Review

    By Carolyn H.
    Mechanicsville, VA

  • By Rachel S.
    Richmond, VA

    "You've got a couple of super-stars in your company - & you have a whole company of employees who seem dedicated to doing a..."

    Customer Review

    By Rachel S.
    Richmond, VA

    You've got a couple of super-stars in your company - & you have a whole company of employees who seem dedicated to doing a good job. Kudos to you, Steve Tetreault. 

  • By Steven L.
    Henrico, VA

    "My experience was fantastic from beginning to end.  Tyler was through and fair.  Worked with me on price to ensure I..."

    Customer Review

    By Steven L.
    Henrico, VA

    My experience was fantastic from beginning to end.  Tyler was through and fair.  Worked with me on price to ensure I got great value and workmanship.  Install crew couldn't have been nicer or neater.  Thanks for everything.

  • By Steven L.
    Richmond, VA

    Customer Review

    By Steven L.
    Richmond, VA

  • By Valerie J.
    Richmond, VA

    "I researched what would be the best use of my money, because I'm on a fixed income. Tyler came out and did an itemized list of..."

    Customer Review

    By Valerie J.
    Richmond, VA

    I researched what would be the best use of my money, because I'm on a fixed income. Tyler came out and did an itemized list of what to expect with the project. Other companies told me they not remove old insulation and vacuum it out. But Tyler did. Thank Tyler. I was so impressed with Tyler and his mannerisms. His momma would be very proud. As for the crew, when you find a millennial is polite, that's really something. I felt their momma's would be really proud. They acted old school. I've never seen young people work so hard. They didn't come down from the attic. They went through 3 quarters of the attic in one day. They even went across the lawn with a magnet roller to catch nails. It was perfect all the way around. I've been telling my neighbors. When a company does me wrong, I tell everybody. And when a company treats you right, you're supposed to reward them and get the word out.  I am thrilled and excited about the completed job. It is fantastic. My attic is properly sealed, vented and has the newest insulation. Everyone was polite, courteous and considerate.  I love this company’s work! COMMENTS she posted on the Better Business Bureau website:I was completely satisfied and thrilled at my experience with the Drying Co. The contractors team headed by Eric worked diligently and professionally to prepare my attic for insulation headed by Chris. The assistants for the contracting team and insulation team were all polite, considerate, friendly, and hard working to get their job done. They were thorough in the process and clean up in the most expeditious time possible. I can honestly say that this project was the best experience I have had in 17 years of jobs done in my house. Thank you Tyler for a job well done.

  • By Willease A.
    Richmond, VA

    "Great Job!"

    Customer Review

    By Willease A.
    Richmond, VA

    Great Job!

  • By Lynn & Alex R.
    Richmond, VA

    "Eric & Crew were AMAZING. It was a difficult job [another company] had screwed it up 15 years ago. These guys worked like..."

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    By Lynn & Alex R.
    Richmond, VA

    Eric & Crew were AMAZING. It was a difficult job [another company] had screwed it up 15 years ago. These guys worked like champs, smiled, answered questions, and handled annoyances with calmness and professional demeanor. Also funny as hell, enjoyed their company!! Thank you Drying Co., Tyler, Eric, and everyone!!   

  • By Nathan K.
    Midlothian, VA

    "Very nice installer! Calm & neat! "

    Customer Review

    By Nathan K.
    Midlothian, VA

    Very nice installer! Calm & neat! 

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "I would recommend you to family and friends. I picked you because our your company reputation, the sales..." Read Full Testimonial

    Bruce W. of Mechanicsville, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              I would recommend you to family and friends. I picked you because our your company reputation, the sales representative and because you offered the best solutions. I'm happy with the crew and their cleanup.
    Bruce W.
    Mechanicsville, VA
  • ""I don't often write letters to a company's leadership commending their employees. With your company, I will..." Read Full Testimonial

    Rachel S. of Henrico, VA

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              Dear Mr. Tetreault: Your company just completed to projects in our crawl space, a “conditioned crawl space” and a joist repair. I don’t often write letters to a company’s leadership commending their employees. With your company, I will make an exception. Our first contact with your company was with Mohammed Saeed, one of your salespeople. He answered all our questions…and we had a lot of questions. In fact, he made a second visit and amended some of his design based on our concerns. He was able to explain his design as well as the process and was very flexible in working with what we already had in place in our crawl space. The next person I had contact with was Sylvia Gatewood who explained in detail the basics of what would happen and told us exactly how the job was scheduled. I called her many times. She was always polite, efficient and always very prompt in returning my calls. The first crew that showed up was the trenching crew headed by Eric Pass. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen people work as hard as Caleb, Alex, and Eric, all three of them never seemed to stop. Not only that, but Eric seems to know something about EVERYTHING! The next crew was the crawl space crew, Adel, Omar and Mohammed II. These three people were amazing to watch as the ripped out the old insulation and tied it up in huge bundles. Kevin Reis then showed up and had the same crew finish up the job. Keven is exemplary; his standards and his attitude are amazing. Everyone I’ve had contact with has been extremely professional, hard working and really good at communicating. It was refreshing to see not only how the crew members got along with each other but how the different crews seemed to respect the work of the others. I never heard one employee ever criticize the other. They all seemed to just want to do a good job. It really seemed to be that simple……to work hard and make the homeowner happy. In fact, when Kevin was under the house with the second crew, Mohammed [Saeed] came by (to have me sign the papers for the second project). While he was here, he (Mohammed) went under the house and helped them finish up the job. I understood later that Kevin showed him something about insulating the area under the bay windows so Mohammed can incorporate that into his future designs and estimates. I’m sure no company is perfect, but your company has some of the best people I’ve run across with the best work ethic and level of professionalism I’ve just about ever seen. I’m sure no one ever commends you, just your employees, and they deserve their accolades, but corporate culture starts at the top. I admire what you’ve managed to build……….a team, a real team. Thank for the work and for the finished product!!
    Rachel S.
    Henrico, VA
  • "The crew did a great job! Very professional. They cleaned up after themselves, extremely well. They were..." Read Full Testimonial

    Elizabeth F. of Henrico, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              The crew did a great job! Very professional. They cleaned up after themselves, extremely well. They were very unobtrusive.
    Elizabeth F.
    Henrico, VA
  • "Great job! Everything was completed to my satisfaction." Read Full Testimonial

    David N. of Reedville, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Great job! Everything was completed to my satisfaction.
    David N.
    Reedville, VA
  • "This is the first time since 1960 (when the house was built) that I don't dread going into the basement and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Betty B. of North Chesterfield, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Gentlemen, I just wanted to take a couple of minutes to Thank You and your crews for the very professional and excellently installed basement water management system for our in-process renovation at [...]. Everyone from Tyler to Eric, Alex and Caleb were pleasant and enjoyable to work with. This is the first time since 1960 (when the house was built) that I don't dread going into the basement and now know that that very large space is livable...finally. Thanks again to everyone that helped us. Betty You all went above all others!
    Betty B.
    North Chesterfield, VA
  • "I wanted to thank you for the job done on my basement. The men were great. They cleaned up after themselves..." Read Full Testimonial

    Joan S. of Richmond, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              I wanted to thank you for the job done on my basement. The men were great. They cleaned up after themselves and did an excellent job. May thanks. I will recommend your services. -Joan
    Joan S.
    Richmond, VA
  • "Eric was excellent and the product and workmanship were everything Matt said it would be." Read Full Testimonial

    Clayton R. of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Eric was excellent and the product and workmanship were everything Matt said it would be.
    Clayton R.
    Williamsburg, VA
  • "Very good company." Read Full Testimonial

    Joseph B. of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Very good company. Good customer service, communication and thorough to insure job was understood, done correctly and verified. (Review from Home Advisor. Radon Mitigation Project)
    Joseph B.
    Williamsburg, VA
  • "Both men in the crew were polite and professional." Read Full Testimonial

    Gayle M. of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Both men in the crew were polite and professional.
    Gayle M.
    Williamsburg, VA
  • "I want to thank your crew - Eric Pass, Alex Beacham and Caleb Westhoff. They were outstanding! Professional,..." Read Full Testimonial

    Chris K. of Newport News, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              I want to thank your crew - Eric Pass, Alex Beacham and Caleb Westhoff. They were outstanding! Professional, competent, polite and friendly sums up their approach to our needs.
    Chris K.
    Newport News, VA

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

    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
    Before
    Montpelier, VA - CleanSpace Encapsulation System
    After

    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. 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Richmond, VA with WaterGuard, SuperSump, and CleanSpace
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Richmond, VA with WaterGuard, SuperSump, and CleanSpace
    After

    Basement Waterproofing in Richmond, VA with WaterGuard, SuperSump, and CleanSpace

    This homeowner had concerns about water entering their basement, especially during the heavy rainfall the Virginia Peninsula and Richmond have been seeing. The solution was to install a complete basement waterproofing system. CleanSpace was installed covering the below-grade portion of the basement walls to direct any water infiltration into the drainage system. The WaterGuard Drainage System was installed to collect any water entering the basement that was directed downward by the CleanSpace and direct it toward the SuperSump System. The SuperSump System is a 1/3 hp sump pump, that pumps water out of the basement and away from the home. In these photos, you can see the bottom of the stairs in the basement. The before photo shows staining on the walls and a collection of silt and sediment where the floor meets the wall. these are clear signs that water is entering the basement. Since the basement is used for storage and laundry this poses a threat to the homeowner's valuables and washer and dryer. In the after photo, you can see the dark line of cement around the perimeter of the basement where the WaterGuard system has been installed and the bright white walls that are lined with CleanSpace. 

  • Trench Drain - Basement Waterproofing - Petersburg, VA
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    Trench Drain - Basement Waterproofing - Petersburg, VA
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    Trench Drain - Basement Waterproofing - Petersburg, VA

    This Petersburg, VA home had an issue with water entering their basement. A trench drain was installed around the exterior basement door. This drain will collect any water that enters the basement through the exterior door. 

  • Dehumidifier & Sump Pump - Basement Waterproofing - Petersburg, VA
    Before
    Dehumidifier & Sump Pump - Basement Waterproofing - Petersburg, VA
    After

    Dehumidifier & Sump Pump - Basement Waterproofing - Petersburg, VA

    This Petersburg, VA home had an issue with water entering their basement. The lighter color cement on the floor of the basement indicates where the WaterGuard drainage system and SuperSump Pump have been installed. The WaterGuard Drainage System feeds to the SuperSump pump which carries any water out of the basement and away from the home. The SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier pulls any excess moisture from the air helping keep the basement dry. 

  • WaterGuard Drainage - Basement Waterproofing - Petersburg, VA
    Before
    WaterGuard Drainage - Basement Waterproofing - Petersburg, VA
    After

    WaterGuard Drainage - Basement Waterproofing - Petersburg, VA

    This homeowner contacted us with concerns about water entering thier basement. The lighter colored cement around the perimeter indicates where the WaterGuard Drainage System has been installed. The grey rectangle on the right is an access for the drainage system allowing any necessary maintenance to be performed. 

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


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Toano, VA 23168
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