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 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.

  • By Jerry G.
    Williamsburg, VA

    "We are very satisfied with you work you did. Matt and the crew were very prompt. They left everything in order. We're happy!"

    Customer Review

    By Jerry G.
    Williamsburg, VA

    We are very satisfied with you work you did. Matt and the crew were very prompt. They left everything in order. We're happy!

  • By Susan
    Williamsburg, VA

    "Matt was pretty responsive. The crew was fabulous, polite, and clean. They got in and completed their work quickly."

    Customer Review

    By Susan
    Williamsburg, VA

    Matt was pretty responsive. The crew was fabulous, polite, and clean. They got in and completed their work quickly.

  • By Russel M
    Newport News, VA

    "I had my crawl space encapsulated and Matt was great. The crew was polite and courteous. I'd give my experience 5 stars."

    Customer Review

    By Russel M
    Newport News, VA

    I had my crawl space encapsulated and Matt was great. The crew was polite and courteous. I'd give my experience 5 stars.

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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Matt set up everything and explained everything to us. We're very satisfied!We're very satisfied!" Read Full Testimonial

    Louis W. of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Matt set up everything and explained everything to us. We're very satisfied!
    Louis W.
    Williamsburg, VA
  • "Matt found out what I needed and took care of me." Read Full Testimonial

    Dinda of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              I'm very happy. Matt was very informative. He found out what I needed and took care of me. And the crew left everything tidy.
    Dinda
    Williamsburg, VA
  • "You guys did amazing, we are very happy!" Read Full Testimonial

    Brian of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              You guys did amazing, we are very happy! Matt is awesome!
    Brian
    Williamsburg, VA
  • "I recommend them without reservation!" Read Full Testimonial

    Larry B. of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              We were very happy with the work of The Drying Company. Mr. Killam provided an estimate and explained the details of the various options. The job began and was completed as planned, and the quality if work was excellent. What we had done was the installation of one of their vapor barriers in our crawl space. When the house was built it was unfortunately built very low. So getting around in it is quite difficult. The height varies from a few feet to maybe as much as 4 feet in a few locations, but it is littered with obstructions. One literally has to crawl and slither in some areas to move past the sewer, water, natural gas, plumbing and HVAC systems. Despite this, the vapor barrier was neatly and cleanly installed everywhere (I went under and examined the job with care) and properly sealed to the wall. The bottom line is simple-I recommend them without reservation!
    Larry B.
    Williamsburg, VA
  • "Matt was very pleasant. I can't say enough good things about him." Read Full Testimonial

    James T. of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              Matt was very pleasant. I can't say enough good things about him. Everything was first-class all the way.
    James T.
    Williamsburg, VA
  • "I was happy working with you. Matt was nice. And the technician who came out was nice too." Read Full Testimonial

    Betty K. of Williamsburg, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              I was happy working with you. Matt was nice. And the technician who came out was nice too. He explained what he did afterward.
    Betty K.
    Williamsburg, VA

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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
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    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
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    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. 

  • 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
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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

    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. 

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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