Meet the Team

Matt Killam

The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Title: Home Performance Advisor

Matt Killam from The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Matt has been part of The Drying Co. team since 2011.

Before joining The Drying Co. team, Matt went to a trade high school to become an electrician where he worked in the field for two years before joining the military. He came to Virginia with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65, as an Aviation Electrician. After the military, he worked construction doing electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. He has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. His Certifications include CPR/First Aid and OSHA 10.

Matt’s day to day responsibilities include discussing homeowners concerns and goals, doing thorough inspections of homes to identify the root causes of these concerns and develop a customized plan to achieve the customer's goals. 

Matt is a customer advocate, “I love to see how happy and satisfied customers are after a project is completed, and they feel and see the difference in their home and their energy bills.” He is proud to be part of a team that “always puts the customer first and is always looking for ways to improve.” Matt is always training to improve his skills as a  home performance advisor, taking the opportunity to learn from other members of our team and attending sales, building science, and product training.

In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and coaching youth sports.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Aaron G.
    Bumpass, VA

    "This was a very pleasant experience. My two brothers are mechanical engineers and they advised using your company after reviewing..."

    Customer Review

    By Aaron G.
    Bumpass, VA

    This was a very pleasant experience. My two brothers are mechanical engineers and they advised using your company after reviewing the proposal in detail.

  • By Douglas M.
    Doswell, VA

    "Superb crew. We had two separate projects and both were done well. Zero clean-up needed and excellent communication from the..."

    Customer Review

    By Douglas M.
    Doswell, VA

    Superb crew. We had two separate projects and both were done well. Zero clean-up needed and excellent communication from the crews.

  • By William C.
    Tappahannock, VA

    Customer Review

    By William C.
    Tappahannock, VA

  • By Keith N.
    Richmond, VA

    "Great staff."

    Customer Review

    By Keith N.
    Richmond, VA

    Great staff.

  • By Duane
    Henrico, VA

    "Everything was great. The part of the crawl space I checked out looked really good. Matt & Kevin were outstanding. The people..."

    Customer Review

    By Duane
    Henrico, VA

    Everything was great. The part of the crawl space I checked out looked really good. Matt & Kevin were outstanding. The people who did my crawl space rolled out the liner like nobody's business. Great job!

  • By Claire S.
    Henrico, VA

    Customer Review

    By Claire S.
    Henrico, VA

  • By Rich K.
    Reedville, VA

    Customer Review

    By Rich K.
    Reedville, VA

  • By William S.
    North Chesterfield, VA

    "Thank you."

    Customer Review

    By William S.
    North Chesterfield, VA

    Thank you.

  • By Ruth L.
    North Chesterfield, VA

    "Everyone was especially nice and helpful. I really liked Mike & Tyler. Kevin Ries was very helpful."

    Customer Review

    By Ruth L.
    North Chesterfield, VA

    Everyone was especially nice and helpful. I really liked Mike & Tyler. Kevin Ries was very helpful.

  • By Martha C.
    Richmond, VA

    "Every single person who was on my job was pleasant, answered all my questions, and made sure I was happy with what they had done..."

    Customer Review

    By Martha C.
    Richmond, VA

    Every single person who was on my job was pleasant, answered all my questions, and made sure I was happy with what they had done. Earl, Chris, Everett, Devon and Ryan. Keep up the good work and be proud of what you do and how you do it.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "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.
    Justin
    Ruther Glenn, VA
  • "The installers did an amazing job with everything." Read Full Testimonial

    Jerry B. of Mechanicsville, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Matt, Thanks for getting the work done. I wanted to say that the installers did an amazing job with everything. Thanks again!
    Jerry B.
    Mechanicsville, VA
  • "They did a great job!" Read Full Testimonial

    David N. of Richmond, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              They did a great job!
    David N.
    Richmond, 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
  • "The attic has made a huge difference. It's actually cool up there now on hot days." Read Full Testimonial

    Chelsea O. of Midlothian, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Thank you for everything. The attic has made a huge difference. It's actually cool up there now on hot days. Starting crawlspace work this Friday with your team as well. Just wanted to reach out and say thank you. I know we are in good hands with your crews and I appreciate all your doing for us. Looking forward to the completion of the work and the home comfort this winter.
    Chelsea O.
    Midlothian, VA
  • "I was very happy with the appearance of the crew and their work ethic." Read Full Testimonial

    Lewis of Lanexa, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              I was very happy with the appearance of the crew and their work ethic. And Matt was very informative. It was great that he even made a follow up call after the work was done to check on everything.
    Lewis
    Lanexa, VA
  • "Excellent workers. Very polite. Communicated well. Would highly recommend." Read Full Testimonial

    John S. of Lanexa, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Excellent workers. Very polite. Communicated well. Would highly recommend.
    John S.
    Lanexa, VA
  • "I'm very satisfied. Matt did a fine job. He was very diligent." Read Full Testimonial

    Steve C. of Gloucester, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              I'm very satisfied. Matt did a fine job. He was very diligent.
    Steve C.
    Gloucester, VA
  • "I'll definitely be recommending you to my friends and family!" Read Full Testimonial

    Ernest C. of Gloucester, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              I'll definitely be recommending you to my friends and family!
    Ernest C.
    Gloucester, VA
  • "I just wanted to get back with you about the check of my crawl space last Friday. I am so glad that my..." Read Full Testimonial

    Karen H. of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Matt, I just wanted to get back with you about the check of my crawl space last Friday. I am so glad that my neighbor recommended The Drying Company last summer. Chad was terrific. He was patient and courteous, checked out the outside and the inside, took photos of the rodent damage for me to pass on to the HVAC folks, and checked around the HVAC system to locate the entry point. He even reported to me that he had something to talk to his guys about; he moved a sensor (I think that's right) farther from the dehumidifier. Now, he did not need to tell me that because I'd never have known, but it's a testament to the honest, get-it-right approach of the company. [Mike H.] came yesterday and he even helped the HVAC guy (who came back to replace a worn part in the heating unit) fix the damage to the duct insulation. The ducts weren't actually compromised. The rodents had been shredding the insulating layer, apparently for nesting material. Mike baited the area and hopefully, the problem will be eraticated (spelling intended) within the week. I just thought you might want to know that I am grateful and impressed. Thank you for the swift response to my call last week, to Chad for his assistance and recommendation, and for hooking me up with a quality contractor for pest control. If you ever have a prospective client who wants to talk to someone before deciding, feel free to give them my contact info.
    Karen H.
    Williamsburg, VA

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Spray Foam & Vapor Barrier - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Spray Foam & Vapor Barrier - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Spray Foam & Vapor Barrier - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation

    A 20 mil vapor barrier is laid, seams are taped, and it is adhered to the crawl space walls, replacing the old and torn 6 mil vapor barrier. Spray foam insulation is installed on the crawl space walls and the sill plate, rim and band, and vents are sealed. 

  • Friction Fit Door - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation
    Before
    Friction Fit Door - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Friction Fit Door - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation

    An interior, insulated, friction fit door is installed behind the existing crawl space door. 

  • Spray Foam - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation
    Before
    Spray Foam - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Spray Foam - Richmond Crawl Space Encapsulation

    Spray Foam insulation is installed on the crawl space walls and the vents, rim & band, and sill plate are sealed and insulated. 

  • Cellulose Insulation in Chester, VA Attic
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    Cellulose Insulation in Chester, VA Attic
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    Cellulose Insulation in Chester, VA Attic

    This homeowner wanted to add insulation to their attic to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of their home. We installed a blanket of blown-in cellulose insulation in the attic. The Cellulose insulation used is 85% recycled material and contains a borate that helps to deter pests. 

  • Spray Foam on Foundation Walls - Toano, VA
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    Spray Foam on Foundation Walls - Toano, VA
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    Spray Foam on Foundation Walls - Toano, VA

    Before: The foundation walls of this crawl space are created with porous cinderblocks, meaning they let water vapor seep through. Without proper encapsulation, the relative humidity is out of the homeowner’s control. During the wetter seasons, the ground outside the home is soaked with water each time it rains and eventually the moisture will find its way through these porous foundation walls, causing the relative humidity in the crawl space to rise with the temperature. 

    After: The foundation walls of the crawl space in this picture have been covered and sealed with closed-cell spray foam. The moisture is no longer able to access the crawl space through the walls due to the foam sealing over the vapor barrier. The closed-cell foam becomes an air barrier and vapor retarder if sprayed to 1.5” or more. This solution will assist in keeping the relative humidity under control by blocking water vapor from the ground outside to enter, stopping mold or mildew from growing on any organic materials by cutting out the moisture they need to thrive. 

     

  • Ford's Colony, Williamsburg Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Ford's Colony, Williamsburg Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Ford's Colony, Williamsburg Crawl Space Encapsulation

  • Ford's Colony, Williamsburg Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Ford's Colony, Williamsburg Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Ford's Colony, Williamsburg Crawl Space Encapsulation

    Successfully sealing a crawl space vent to control moisture and temperature

  • Ford's Colony, Williamsburg Crawl Space Encapsulation
    Before
    Ford's Colony, Williamsburg Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Ford's Colony, Williamsburg Crawl Space Encapsulation

  • Ford's Colony, Williamsburg Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Ford's Colony, Williamsburg Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Ford's Colony, Williamsburg Crawl Space Encapsulation

    An encapsulated crawl space supportive pier

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Ford's Colony, Williamsburg
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Ford's Colony, Williamsburg
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Ford's Colony, Williamsburg

    This before and after illustrates how dry and clean the end product looks by placing insulation within a crawl space. The Drying Co. has made this crawl space more of a healthier environment making the overall home more comfortable!

  • Spray Foam Insulation in Attic Rafters
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    Spray Foam Insulation in Attic Rafters
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    Spray Foam Insulation in Attic Rafters

    This Williamsburg, VA homeowner opted to have their attic insulated from the rafters with closed cell spray foam insulation. This solution is ideal for attics that house HVAC equipment, are used for storage, or that the homeowner would like to convert to a finished space. Insulating from the rafters extends the thermal barrier of the home and helps control attic temperatures. 

  • CleanSpace & Spray Foam in Williamsburg, VA Crawl Space
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    CleanSpace & Spray Foam in Williamsburg, VA Crawl Space
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    CleanSpace & Spray Foam in Williamsburg, VA Crawl Space

    This crawl space had falling insulation, mold/mildew, efflorescence from moisture and condensation, and a failing vapor barrier. We installed the CleanSpace Encapsulation System with closed cell spray foam insulation on the crawl space walls, sealed the rim and band and sill plate, and installed a SantaFe Dehumidifier, sealing the home off from the earth and controlling the relative humidity to help make this Williamsburg home more comfortable and energy-efficient.

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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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