Good enough isn’t.
A look back at 80 years of PROSOCO’s ethos of always finding better ways.
PROSOCO has always pushed for better products and processes that can improve the appearance and performance of buildings we live and work in. Our tendency to push the industry toward a better way to build is often summed up by David Boyer, PROSOCO’s president and CEO, in a simple phrase, “Good enough isn’t.” Continue to the story >
Albert J. Boyer founds the Process Solvent Company Inc., blender of chemical automotive specialties.
The U.S. Army buys Process Solvent Company’s entire inventory of products, then takes a year to pay.
Process Solvent Company creates the first proprietary cleaner for new construction: Sure Klean 101 Lime Solvent.
PROSOCO launches first concrete curing and sealing compounds.
Sure Klean 600 Detergent, No. 1-selling proprietary cleaner for new brick construction, hits the market.
Denver Terra Cotta Company asks Jerry Boyer to figure out a way to safely clean the sensitive terra cotta of the Mountain States Telephone Building. He does. This cleaning marks the first proprietary, chemical restoration cleaning in the U.S.
PROSOCO’s pioneering line of restoration cleaners is introduced to the market.
Sure Klean Weather Seal water repellents for masonry are introduced.
PROSOCO develops effective cleaners for U.S. Northeast’s heavily soiled yet sensitive limestone, travertine and marble architecture.
After production ends on the 1977 remake of the film “King Kong,” a substance used to create King Kong’s “blood” pooled on the World Trade Center at the base of the twin towers. Jerry Boyer found a way to clean it off.
PROSOCO products help restore the exterior of Grand Central Station in New York City. Subsequent cleanings included the station’s interior. This was the first of four times PROSOCO products cleaned the iconic building.
PROSOCO introduces Conservare masonry preservation products.
BMC (Breathable Masonry Coating) products are introduced.
Ellis Island national landmark in New York is restored inside and out with PROSOCO products.
An interior restoration cleaning of Washington, D.C.’s Library of Congress is completed with PROSOCO products.
PROSOCO products clean the limestone exterior of the first six stories of the Empire State Building in New York City.
The second-biggest train station in the U.S., Kansas City’s Union Station, gets a restoration cleaning inside and out with PROSOCO products.
PROSOCO breaks ground on its new production and warehouse facility and corporate headquarters in Lawrence, Kan. The company previously operated out of a smaller facility in Kansas City, Kan.
PROSOCO developed a specialty cleaner and process to remove extensive smoke damage from the Pentagon after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. PROSOCO also donated products to assist with building clean-up in lower Manhattan.
PROSOCO expands its production and warehouse facilities in Lawrence to keep up with growing demand.
Travertine walls at Los Angeles’ brand-new Walt Disney Concert Hall receive water and graffiti repellency courtesy of Natural Stone Treatment and Defacer Eraser SC-1 Sacrificial Treatment.
PROSOCO restoration products clean the exterior of historic Allen Fieldhouse, home of Jayhawk basketball, at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Products to harden and densify finished concrete floors are launched under the sub-brand Consolideck. These hardener/densifiers feature a new, more effective chemistry called lithium-silicate.
A new fluid-applied option for air barriers is born when PROSOCO introduces its R-Guard air & water-resistive barrier products.
In partnership with BEI, PROSOCO introduces a new line of extreme-performance R-Guard air and water-resistive barrier products, tested and proven under Category 5 hurricane conditions.
PROSOCO alters its line of R-Guard air and water barriers to be Red List-compliant. R-Guard products are used on the Bullitt Center, the “world’s greenest commercial building.”
The Bullitt Center, a certified Living Building in Seattle, opens on Earth Day, April 22, 2013.
PROSOCO enters a collaboration with Georgia-Pacific to develop the DensElement Wall System.
PROSOCO enters a collaboration with Owens Corning to include FastFlash in its CavityComplete wall system.
The acquisition rounds out PROSOCO’s suite of products for building retrofits with the addition of masonry ties and anchors to stabilize existing masonry buildings.