After working for several building companies in the early years of his
30 year career, Doug
struck out on his
own as a builder in 1979 and weathered a period of very high interest rates stemming from the 1973 oil embargo and peaking at over 18% in 1981.
began to look for a better way to build.
From Richard, Doug
learned of a building method that utilized a technique known as 'superinsulation'.
Doug continued to research superinsulation, studying this building technique.
then built 6 houses in Fargo in the mid-80's using the superinsulation methods and documented the impressive results.
He became an advocate for this building technique because of the incredible advantages it brought to the homeowner, increasing the value of the home and saving up to 75% on energy costs.
began to apply energy efficient principles to all of his
building projects, and has continued to do so to date.
However, there was one specific area that Doug
found required special attention during construction: The ensuring of an airtight seal around electrical openings in exterior walls and ceilings.
found that the enclosures available at the time had space and equipment requirements that prevented them from being as easy to use as a standard electrical box.
These restrictions inspired Doug
to design a new enclosure, a unitary electrical box created specifically to be easy to install and to create an airtight seal around electrical openings with not a pinhole of air infiltration.
It was on the strength of this original design that Doug founded AIRFOIL, INC, and it has since then evolved into the current successful AIRFOIL, INC product line.
President and founder of AIRFOIL, INC, Doug McEvers has been active in the homebuilding industry for over 30 years.
Doug is a licensed Minnesota building contractor based in Eden Prairie, MN.