New Haven, Connecticut

The Kenseal branch in New Haven, Connecticut is extremely unique because it brings the Kenseal and A.H. Harris sales teams under one roof. Serving as an office for two divisions of the same company, the New Haven branch has a dynamic unlike any other. “One thing for sure is we are very busy,” says Kenseal Inside Sales Representative John Ryan. “The new building is great and the people are all helpful.” Kevin Harp, an Inside Sales Representative from AH Harris, says, “Our crossing selling between Kenseal and Harris Lines has increased, as well as our overall customer base. With the many years of experience and similar company and cultural values, our customers have been very satisfied [with the merge].”

The A.H. Harris New Haven facility is best in class with a 30,000 SF warehouse, 1,243 pallet spaces, 2 loading bays, 1 large loading dock and ample parking. The huge store and showroom with multiple delivery trucks are just some of the awesome benefits that have come from joining forces.

With a mixture of “rookies” who have been with us for less than five years and “pros” that have been with us for decades, this combination Harris and Kenseal facility provides a variety of knowledge and experience for all of our customers. Some of our employees’ favorite events are outside of working hours, when the office bonds together with fun and festive activities. It just goes to show that we, Kenseal and AH Harris, are combining into one great team.

A little over a year after the merge with AH Harris, we are happy to share a physical office to further our union of cultural values and work ideals. We’re better together, and together we are moving forward towards success!  

Branch Spotlight: Norfolk, VA

The Kenseal team in southern Virginia relocated to Norfolk, Va. in 2014 from their former location in Chesapeake. With a loading dock, delivery vehicle and an experienced team, they are fully equipped to provide our valued customers with exceptional service. Let’s learn more about the team in this branch spotlight!

Sam Fagan, Sales Manager- My greatest accomplishment at Kenseal is being able to coach a team that understands how to grow and excel! Helping my teammates become successful is one of the best parts of my job. I love boats and the water and will retire on a boat one day. Fun fact – I used to be a foster parent and have had as many as 4 foster kids in my house at once!

Katie Chapple, Sales and Operations Coordinator–  I was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have 3 awesome boys. Between the 3 boys and sports, we spend all of our time on the baseball, soccer, and football fields. We are huge Oriole and Steeler fans. My house is an all out sport zone. In addition, I spend a lot of time with my extended family here at Kenseal. Kenseal isn’t just a job, it’s a career. I am happy to be surrounded by such an awesome team.

Jon Wells, Inside Sales Representative –  I am a family man in every sense of the word. My family is by far the most important thing in my life. I have a lovely wife of 8 years, a six year old, and a four year old. I love cooking and also watching/playing baseball. I am a die hard Atlanta Braves fan and a San Francisco 49ers fan. I enjoy spending time on the shores of the Outer Banks and in the Caribbean.

Cameron Taylor, Outside Sales Representative –  I am a local Hampton Roads native and a graduate of Old Dominion University  in Norfolk, Virginia. Not only am I a huge football fan (Philadelphia Eagles) but I love the outdoors (hunting, fishing, etc.). Most weekends you will either find me in front of a TV watching a game, up in a tree-stand, or out on the water. With this being my first post-grad job I feel that the sky’s the limit and look forward to what the future holds for me here at Kenseal.

Max Simpson, Material Handler and Driver – I always enjoy spending time with my family and watching sports. I’m a huge football fan and you can always find me cheering on the great Dallas Cowboys! Whenever I have the time, I also like to watch movies and listen to music.

Branch Spotlight: Charlotte, NC

Founded in the Spring of 2000, Kenseal Charlotte serves the southern region of the East Coast. The Charlotte team started out with just two employees, but since then the team, product offering and customer relationships have grown tremendously. The Charlotte team is also notorious for hosting many product demonstrations and a bi-annual customer appreciation day that is always a big hit. Meet Kenseal Charlotte!

Drew Cswaykus, Inside Sales: Before living in North Carolina, I originally lived in Buffalo, New York. I am a sports fan and my favorite sport is hockey! My biggest accomplishment has been purchasing and building my first house before the age of 28.

James Duncan, Sales and Operations Coordinator: I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I like animals, but I would have to say that lions are my favorite animal. My bucket list is pretty long, but my top five things are skydiving, traveling to New Zealand, fishing for a monster Bluefin, doing the Alaska Humpback whale watch, and going on an African Safari.

Brent Frazier, Inside Sales: I’m originally from Southern California and an old school beach bum! My in-laws and parents still live there and we will attend a family reunion there in June. I’m an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan as well as a family man. In my spare time, I enjoy doing indoor and outdoor activities with my wife and kids. One day I would like to take a cruise with my wife to Italy or Greece, travel to see every MLB stadium and learn some golf.

Derick Balknight, Delivery Driver: I am from Concord, NC and in my spare time, I love spending time with my wife and kids. Some of my favorite activities include anything that has to do with cars and cooking. One day, I would like to go to Niagara Falls, drive a Nascar car, skydive and become a multi-millionaire, all while being a good servant to God, my wife, and my kids! My greatest accomplishment has been being the best I can be at whatever I do!

Becca Turbeville, Sales Associate: In my spare time, I enjoying working out and playing sports with my daughter and husband. I was a voice major in college, so I also love to sing and play the piano! My greatest accomplishment was moving from upstate New York to North Carolina when I started working at Kenseal, and being able to raise my daughter while continuing my career. My bucket list is never ending, but I would love to skydive, go to a New York Giants game, visit Rome and Norway, and pick a place on a map to just travel there with no plans set!

Sam Fagan, Sales Manager: My greatest accomplishment at Kenseal is being able to coach a team that understands how to grow and excel! Helping my teammates become successful is one of the best parts of my job. I love boats and the water and will retire on a boat one day. Fun fact – I used to be a foster parent and have had as many as 4 foster kids in my house at once!

Branch Spotlight: Beltsville

Located right outside of our nation’s capital, Kenseal Beltsville has accomplished so much since its opening in 1984. It all began with Mike Blair, the current manager of Kenseal Beltsville, making calls to potential customers in the Washington metropolitan area in May of that year. It was a grassroots effort – started by selling product out of his car from our former West Orange, NJ office. Fast forward a few months to later that summer when Bill Lineburg (now a Senior Account Manager out of Kenseal Chantilly) joined the team and helped open a location on Bacon Drive, across from our current warehouse. After many successful years in Beltsville, Kenseal expanded yet again in the greater DC area with a location in Chantilly, VA.

From Parkway Drive to the Capitol’s Dome, the Beltsville team has supported some monumental projects in Washington DC and the surrounding areas. Let’s learn more about the Beltsville team and hear about some of their favorite projects and accomplishments:

Mike Blair, Sales Manager: As the Sales Manager for Beltsville, Mike has supported his team to achieve many successes throughout the years. “My biggest accomplishment at Kenseal has been developing and retaining a great team, who are the best guys to go to battle with each day! Being able to work with my team to help them be successful and grow professionally so they can achieve their personal goals. We work very hard for our customers and they can’t put a price on that value!”

Brant Hoeflich, Operations Manager: “The most satisfying aspect my job would have to be the awesome team that we have and the camaraderie that we enjoy. We spend more time together than we do with our families. That goes out beyond Beltsville as well. I have family up and down the coast. Many of us have spent decades together learning, teaching and pushing each other to be the best at what we do. It amazes me the level of trust that we have with each other. I can’t say enough about them. It starts at the top and goes right down the line to the most recent hire. We expect nothing more than 100% all the time. Our families deserve it.”

Ben Delisle, Outside Sales: Ben was able to work on the United States Capitol Dome when it was undergoing renovations. Due to its age, this symbol of American democracy and architectural icon is subject to cracks and other deficiencies. Restoring the Dome ensures it can safely serve future generations of visitors and employees as the roof of the Capitol. Ben utilized his product expertise and market knowledge to provide our customer with MasterSeal NP1, backer rod, and bond breaker tape.

Craig Flater, Outside Sales: “Between 2006-2008, we worked on a China Embassy job, and I got to work with three separate Chinese contractors, mostly through translators, which made it an incredibly interesting cultural experience. More recently, I’ve been involved in the CSX Tunnel project with Andiemac Waterproofing. The job is still ongoing with phase 2 mobilizing in April 2017.”

Ted Branthover, Outside Sales: Ted supported multiple components of construction on the new MGM National Harbor, located about 10 miles outside of Washington, DC. The resort includes a 24 story hotel tower, 3,600 slot machines, 160 table games, a theater, 234 hotel rooms, 12 restaurants headed by notable chefs, retail space, and more. Ted worked closely with valued Kenseal customers to provide materials for the foundation waterproofing, roofing, and expansion joints.

The Inside Sales Team includes Allyn Bonney, Johnny Lang, Frank Napagal, and Cedric Slye have had the opportunity to work on some awesome projects together– one of which is the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall. Allyn tells us he, “watched in amazement as the building went up. The fellow Parishioners scurried about every day busily learning as they worked. They only broke for meals which they all ate together. I never ceased to be amazed at the work accomplished by people devoted to working toward a common goal. And all for free. Many took time off their regular jobs to work at the Hall. Once it was under roof, the inside had a lot of detailed aspects to it and to think it all had been done by volunteers was amazing.”

Branch Spotlight: Folcroft

Established in 1999, Kenseal Folcroft expanded our footprint in Northern Delaware, South Jersey and Pennsylvania. Chris Lippmann, Kenseal’s now Business Development Manager, opened and managed the facility in its early days. Located less than one mile from the Philadelphia city line, it is easily accessible and situated within a major artery into Delaware County. In 2015, Kenseal’s southern New Jersey location combined with our Folcroft facility. This move allowed us to bring our Philly team under one roof and increase our efficiency to support our customers’ needs. Over the next year, we expanded our warehouse space by 4,000 sq. ft., underwent an office renovation, gained a delivery vehicle, installed a loading dock and increased our outside storage area. This location has transformed into a top notch facility over the last 15+ years – come visit us today!

Our people are the foundation of our success. Learn more about the Folcroft team below:

Joe McNichol, Branch Operations Manager: I was born in Philadelphia, but grew up spending summers at the Jersey shore in Avalon. Being a beach bum, I enjoy basically anything to do with the water, such as boating, fishing, swimming, and surfing. For me, what tops being at the beach is having a family and being a good father to my twins, which has been my biggest accomplishment.

Tim Mullowney, Inside Sales: Originally I’m from Long Island, New York, but I like living in Philadelphia! One of my favorite things to do is hang out with my girlfriend at museums here. I also enjoy photography and spending time with my dog. My biggest accomplishment has been assisting in the rescue of over a dozen dogs but one day, I hope that I will be able to visit every continent, publish a novel, and master SXe.

Orlando Jones, Inside Sales: I’m originally from Maryland but, relocated to Pennsylvania. In my spare time, I am an avid and competitive gamer. I’m playing DotA2, Starcraft 2, GW2, and Overwatch at the moment. My greatest accomplishment is winning a battle against being afraid of change. Now, I have a new place, new fiance, a new job, and a new outlook on life.

TJ Krautzel, Material Handler: I was born and raised in Philadelphia, where I still love to spend time with my family. Being from Philadelphia means watching and cheering for all their sports teams! I also enjoy fishing and crabbing whenever I get the chance!

Chris Hopkins, Sales Associate: I’m proud to call DELCO (an area of Philly) my hometown, where I enjoy going to different sporting events and cheering for all of Philadelphia’s teams! I also love spending time with loved ones and going to the beach in the summertime to fish. I would love to travel around, especially to Normandy, France, all throughout Yellowstone National Park, and ski in Sweden, but my biggest accomplishment has been getting a football scholarship to college and actually graduating!

Tad Van Zoren, Delivery Driver: I’ve lived in different parts of California for well over a decade before moving to New Jersey where I spend time with my wife Susan. In my spare time, I like to exercise our two rescue dogs, a Field Springer & a Whipador, as well as maintain a well established garden with flora and fauna dating to the early 1900’s. During each season, I enjoy doing different sports: long distance swimming in the summer months, bike riding in the spring and fall months, and Masters Alpine ski racing in the winter months.

Ian Redd, Sales Manager: I am from College Park, MD and really enjoy playing video games, watching movies, going to car shows and my all time favorite thing to do is build car projects. One day I hope to go to SEMA, build & own a 700+ horsepower car, and become an amateur drag racer. I would also love to travel to every continent in the world (except Antarctica). Fun fact- I once was in a metal band and played in front of 2,000+ people.

Scott Baeschlin, Sales Manager: My greatest accomplishment is the invaluable experience I’ve gained through working with many great people; and, one of the most satisfying aspects of my job is when I see others achieve results through the journey we take together. My greatest treasures are faith and my family are my– it’s through both of these that my life has been shaped into what it is today. Fun fact- I was a waiter and serving the past President of Kenseal dinner when he handed me his business card. Within a few weeks I secured my first position with Kenseal as a credit associate!

Branch Spotlight: South Boston

The Kenseal team in Boston serves the northern part of the East Coast. We opened in early 1999 at a small location on Massachusetts Avenue with a team of two. Our focus was on the repair and restoration market – a growing sector of the construction industry. After just 3 years we quickly outgrew the Massachusetts Ave. location, moved to Shirley St. and soon after to our current location on Dorchester Avenue to accommodate our growing business. Over the years, we have built a knowledgeable sales team of 9 employees, offer 2 delivery vehicles and utilize 18,000+ square-feet in warehouse space.

Fun Fact: Back in May, the Boston team volunteered handing out water at the Harpoon 5K. This race benefits The Angel Fund, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of ALS. Kenseal supports the communities we live and work!

Our people are the foundation of our success. Learn more about the Boston team below:

Pete Bowes, Inside Sales: I really enjoy watching football in my spare time and cheering on the New England Patriots. My all time favorite is watching Tom Brady play. I also like to go out and hit the crazy nightlife of South Boston and Back Bay with Kevin!

Kevin Cocuzzo, Inside Sales: In my spare time I try to stay as active as possible. I like to take boxing classes, run, Spartan race, cycling, volleyball, and snowboard. Besides that, I have a passion for firearms and shooting competitively. I grew up 8 miles west of the city and moved to Boston about 4 years ago. Since then, I’ve been enjoying myself quite a bit!

Jeff Fuccillo, Outside Sales Representative: I was born and raised in Boston, M.A. and enjoy watching sports. However, I spend most of my spare time driving my son to baseball since it has become a year round sport for us! Raising my son, who couldn’t be a better person, is my biggest accomplishment. I also really enjoy the atmosphere of working at Kenseal; we work hard and we play hard.

Jeff King, Sr. Account Manager: I live in Franklin, M.A. and working at Kenseal has been an adventure. I am always learning something new, and being able to provide customers with solutions and service is rewarding. I also enjoy the people in my industry from my co-workers to our customers and our manufacturer reps! In my free time, I like to play golf and online gaming.  

Chris Moeller, Sales and Operations Coordinator: I have been here at Kenseal for just over 9 years and I’m fortunate enough to work with some pretty good people. I would have to say my greatest accomplishment at Kenseal thus far is learning how best to work with all the different types of personalities. I think at this point I have gotten to a pretty good working relationship and understanding with all the salesman that work in New England. On another exciting note, my wife and I are expecting our second child, a boy, this upcoming April!

Brian Centofanti, Sales ManagerI have been incredibly lucky to work with my teams in Boston and Connecticut, who are top notch and deliver year after year. The relationships you build with your co-workers and your customers makes the job incredibly rewarding. Some things on my bucket list are: add the Wahoo and the Sailfish to my fishing collection, take a trip to Dubai, take my wife to Hawaii, take my family for a Spring Training trip, and run the Boston Marathon! Fun fact- I am 6’9″.

Branch Spotlight: Raleigh

Located in the capital of North Carolina, the Kenseal Raleigh team services the bustling city and surrounding suburbs of the Research Triangle. We opened for business in July of 2006 in Garner, NC by virtue of acquisition of Design Materials, a regional distributor of EIFS and Stucco products. We moved to 2539 Noblin Road, just off Interstate 440 in 2010 where you can still find us today.

Did you know? Raleigh recently added Division 3 “slab package” items to their product portfolio, which is a new great opportunity from our partnership with AH Harris!

Our people are the foundation of our success. Learn more about the Raleigh team below:

James Clark, Outside Sales Representative: I am from Wilmington, NC and I love hanging out with my newborn son and my wife. I enjoy playing spikeball right now, which is a newly emerging sport in my area. I also play electric drum set and like watching football with friends.

Michael Koczwara, Inside Sales Representative: Originally, I’m from Massachusetts and lived in Florida before moving to Raleigh. I am a sports fan and, of course, root for my hometown teams in Boston! I also enjoy playing golf, fishing, working as a baseball umpire and spending quality time with my son and daughter.

Nick Alston, Driver: I am from Louisburg, NC and enjoy spending time with my family. I love being in the great outdoors and spend my free time hiking trails and camping. I am also a huge sports fan and happy it is football season – time to cheer on the New England Patriots!

Nick Guerin, Sales and Operations Coordinator: Prior to calling Raleigh home, I lived in Cairo, NY. My all time favorite sport is golf and I love playing the game in my free time. I also enjoy spending time outside and going on a hike. My biggest achievement to date is purchasing my first investment property!

Sam Fagan, Sales Manager: I have driven over 1,000,000 miles to date in my sales careers. I love boats and the water and will retire on a boat one day. I used to be a foster parent and have had as many as 4 foster kids in my house at once.