SILPRO LLC: Manufacturer of Premium Floor Preparation, Masonry and Concrete Repair Solutions for Quality Minded Professionals
For A.H. Harris, one of our greatest accomplishments as a company is the strong relationships we have built with our vendors. Within our 40 locations, our branches have established connections with various companies that create many business opportunities. We want our construction community to learn more about our vendors and let them share their story. Featured in this blog, we put the spotlight on SILPRO, a company specializing in floor prep and concrete restoration solutions for the quality-minded professional. Director of Sales and Marketing at SILPRO, Paul Charest, gave us a more of an inside scoop on the history of the company that has been around for over 60 years. Let's hear it from Paul!
Founded in 1951, SILPRO jumped into the masonry restoration business with a single cement based brush applied waterproofing coating, SEAL COTE®, for repairing foundations that was manufactured out of a small warehouse location in Arlington, MA. Today the company is a leading manufacturer of a full line of concrete repair and restoration products which are produced in SILPRO’s facilities on both the East and West Coasts of the United States.
Through the years, SILPRO has remained dedicated to its single-minded commitment to customer satisfaction and is widely recognized in the marketplace for its consistently high quality products, unsurpassed industry knowledge and technical support.
AH Harris first partnered with SILPRO more than 30 years ago to distribute masonry and concrete repair products throughout New England. Together the business began to slowly grow, accelerating rapidly with a transition in ownership of SILPRO in 2009 and the ensuing collaboration with AH Harris’ new President, Kim Corwin, who opened the door for future growth beyond the Northeast. Working closely with each of the AH Harris Regions, SILPRO developed a logistics and technical support program that aligned with company’s strategy for deeper penetration of existing markets and expansion into new geographical territories. AH Harris’ need for a competitively priced self-leveling product to compete in an increasingly cutthroat market prompted SILPRO to re-focus its product development efforts to meet this need. This collaboration culminated in the creation of SILFLO® 220 self-leveling underlayment which has opened up new business for both companies.
AH Harris and SILPRO continue to work together in a mutually supportive relationship both at the corporate strategic planning and branch level. Key products from all of SILPRO’s product families may be found in AH Harris locations from Maine to North Carolina and most recently include the introduction of new DOT approved fast setting road and bridge repair products SilproRapid® horizontal road repair patch and SilproRepair® VOH for vertical and overhead concrete repair. Stay tuned for the upcoming launch in January 2016 of SILPRO new general purpose patch TDQ™ a thin, deep and quick patching repair mortar aimed at over the counter sales to professional concrete contractors.
For more information please contact your SILPRO Sale Representative, visit www.silpro.com, call (800) 343-1501 or stop by any A.H. Harris store.