1982

historyIn April of 1982, Jack Doherty sold General Insulation Company to Frank Granara. At that time, General Insulation Company had only a single location in Somerville, MA. Within a few short years, GIC opened another location in Auburn, MA (later relocated to Millbury), followed by Lewiston, ME and Hartford, CT.

1999

General Insulation Company then implemented an aggressive growth strategy and by the end of 1999, had opened 12 additional branches, including one in Atlanta in preparation for the 1996 Olympic Games, and one in the largest market in the United States – New York City.

2005

Canadian expansion began in 2005 with the addition of the Halifax, NS branch.

2008

In 2008, General Insulation acquired Clark Insulation, which became GIC’s 32nd location. Shortly thereafter, the company opened up another west coast operation – this time in the greater Seattle area.

2010

In 2010, the second Canadian branch opened in Etobicoke, ON.

2014

Expansion continued in 2014 with new branches in Birmingham, AL in May and Milford, CT.

2015

More recently, the newest Canadian branch opened in Saint-Laurent, QC in March 2015 as the expansion plan for the country entered into a more focused phase. This brings General Insulation Company’s network of branches to nearly 50 locations across North America, with additional expansion plans in the works. With a constant awareness of our customers’ needs, General Insulation is ready to become the world’s insulation distributor of choice!

General Insulation Company is a wholesale insulation distributor that stocks and fabricates a wide variety of industrial, commercial, and fire-stopping products for the construction market. With a vast network of strategically located warehouses and fabrication facilities, General Insulation Company is uniquely positioned to service customer needs in a timely fashion with products that will meet their specific requirements.

In April of 1982, Jack Doherty sold General Insulation Company to Frank Granara.  At that time, General Insulation Company had only a single location in Somerville, MA. Within a few short years, GIC opened another location in Auburn, MA (later relocated to Millbury), followed by Lewiston, ME and Hartford, CT.  General Insulation Company then implemented an aggressive growth strategy and by the end of 1999, had opened 12 additional branches, including one in Atlanta in preparation for the 1996 Olympic Games, and one in the largest market in the United States – New York City.

In 2008, General Insulation acquired Clark Insulation, which became GIC’s 32nd location. Shortly thereafter, the company opened up another west coast operation – this time in the greater Seattle area. 2014 was witness to continued expansion with new branches in Birmingham, AL in May and Milford, CT.

Canadian expansion began in 2005 with the addition of the Halifax, NS branch. In 2010, the second Canadian branch opened in Etobicoke, ON. More recently, the newest Canadian branch opened in Saint-Laurent, QC in March 2015 as the expansion plan for the country entered into a more focused phase. This brings General Insulation Company’s network of branches to nearly 50 locations across North America, with additional expansion plans in the works.   With a constant awareness of our customers’ needs, General Insulation is ready to become the world’s insulation distributor of choice!

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