Dallas, Texas -- Rmax Operating llc will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year, manufacturing commercial, residential and industrial polyiso insulation products and providing engineered solutions for enhanced energy efficiency, according to Rmax president and coo Martin Heiskell.
The company was founded in 1977 by Milledge Hart III, a founder and former director of The Home Depot and co-founder and past president of Electronic Data Systems (EDS). It officially began manufacturing products as Rmax, in 1978, when it opened its first plant and delivery facility in Dallas, Texas, where it is still headquartered.
A year later, Rmax opened a second manufacturing facility in Greer, South Carolina, and in 1981, a third plant was opened in Fernley, Nevada.
The Hart family has owned the company since its inception, making Rmax the longest-standing, privately held polyiso insulation manufacturer in the US.
Hart has always been chairman of Rmax, and his spouse, Linda Hart, has been vice chairman since 1990.
"Rmax contributions to the industry are many," said Heiskell, who noted the company's pivotal role in founding the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) in 1987, under former Rmax president, Richard Griner, as a major milestone.
"Our commitment to the industry and our customers endures, as we have recently introduced our ECOMAXci Wall Solution to provide continuous insulation for commercial buildings, and our Thermasheath-SI structural insulation solution for residential applications during the past year."
Over the years, Rmax claims to have an engineered many building science breakthroughs, including structural roofing insulation products, green blowing agents and, more recently, its building envelope system insulation solutions.