Meet the Team

Kevin Ries

The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Title: Operations Manager

Kevin Ries from The Drying Co./ThermalTec

Kevin has been part of The Drying Co team since 2009. Prior to joining the team, he spent 30 years in the construction industry, 20 of which were as a construction supervisor. His extensive knowledge of structures gives him a comprehensive understanding of how a house works as a system, allowing him to assess jobs and develop complete solutions. He is certified through BPI, is a HERS Rater, and continues his education through weatherization classes.

Kevin’s day to day responsibilities focus on communicating effectively with customers and our install teams. He visits job sites, inspects work, addresses any challenges, and gives homeowners job updates. His experience on the job site allows Kevin to assess processes and develop new approaches to be more effective and efficient. By being in the field, he can identify opportunities for improvement and train our team both in the field and at our weekly company meetings.

Some of Kevin’s favorite aspects of his job is getting to meet homeowners and addressing any concerns or questions they may have. He takes pride in ensuring they are 100% satisfied with the work completed at their home and leaving them with a healthier, more comfortable home. He enjoys interacting with the install teams and getting to know them as individuals as well as learning from each other.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, and spending time outdoors.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • 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 Jack P.
    Midlothian, WA

    "I applaud you for your work environment.  Many of your staff mentioned they like the family environment.  And I applaud..."

    Customer Review

    By Jack P.
    Midlothian, WA

    I applaud you for your work environment.  Many of your staff mentioned they like the family environment.  And I applaud you for your hiring of legal refugees. 

  • By Michael
    Williamsburg, VA

    "The crew came on time and did a really good job. They were very polite and were able to answer some questions I had. They cleaned..."

    Customer Review

    By Michael
    Williamsburg, VA

    The crew came on time and did a really good job. They were very polite and were able to answer some questions I had. They cleaned up everything. You couldn't even tell they'd been here. I didn't even ask them to do it, but they covered my fish pond so that no insulation would fall into it. I'm just tickled to death! And Tony was fantastic! He was the nicest guy. I don't wear shoes in the house, so when he came in, he slipped his shoes off. Everything happened just like he said it would. Kevin was great too. It's really nice to work with people like you.

  • By Taylor And Chris V.
    Virginia Beach, VA

    "Everette and Kevin were GREAT!"

    Customer Review

    By Taylor And Chris V.
    Virginia Beach, VA

    Everette and Kevin were GREAT!

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Thank you Kevin, Tony, Sylvia, and everyone else involved in making the project go seamlessly for us." Read Full Testimonial

    Amy K. of Mechanicsville, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              We are very pleased with the work that has been completed. I have not crawled under there (and won't likely) but the plumber, the inspector, and a couple of men on staff have checked it out and all report the good work. Thank you and your mechanics for making me look good at my job! On a personal note, I worked in radio for 25+ years prior to coming to current employer. Selling adertising was our product, however, I'm a firm believer that "word of mouth' is the best form of advertising. I can tell you I will be 'advertisint' for The Drying Company. You have ALL been great to work with. Thank you Kevin, Tony, Sylvia, and everyone else involved in making the project go seamlessly for us.
    Amy K.
    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

    Customer Testimonial

              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 literally went above and beyond!" Read Full Testimonial

    Matthew S. of Newport News, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              The salesman and everything was great! The crew literally went above and beyond! They cleaned up everything before leaving. I have already noticed a difference because of the spray foam insulation. It’s warmer and the heat comes on less. I want to make sure you know Everette and Kevin helped me. I would be glad to be a reference for other customers.
    Matthew S.
    Newport News, VA
  • "I would veyr much like to express my wife's and my gratitude for eveyone there at the Drying Company who..." Read Full Testimonial

    Kevin C. of Carrollton, VA

    Customer Testimonial

              I would veyr much like to express my wife's and my gratitude for eveyone there at the Drying Company who helped us with our issue. Especially to Kevin, Everett, and Brian who were extremely professional and courteous. They all seemed to enjoy the challenge and clearly determined to work this to a satisfactory end, and they made it look easy in the process.
    Kevin C.
    Carrollton, VA

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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