In 1925 a German immigrant, William H. Walter, came to the United States. Like many new citizens of that era, he set out to make his mark in the United States. After developing and manufacturing an artificial marble known as Marbletex, he moved his operation from Chicago, Illinois to Lima, Ohio where it flourished.
As with many businesses, his business fell on hard times during the depression, but Mr. Walter’s entrepreneurial spirit would not be daunted. He had an idea which led to the development and patent of the “Trisco System” – a new process for the remedial treatment and waterproofing of masonry buildings – spurring the formation of the Trisco Waterproofing Company in 1936. By 1945 the Trisco System was a recognized standard for the treatment of school buildings in the State of Ohio. The company grew in the 40’s and 50’s with offices in six major cities in three states, and in 1956 it was incorporated as Trisco Systems, Inc.
After a decade of hard times, the company was reorganized; serving as the foundation for long and continued growth and development. Trisco expanded its work force, and banking on ingenuity and capabilities developed and manufactured many of its own products. It was the first company of its type to utilize chemicals to clean buildings in the midwest.
With national recognition and a growing demand for the revitalization of historic structures, the building restoration industry truly came into it’s own during the 70’s and 80’s, and Trisco was poised to be a leader. The company expanded its capabilities and Trisco grew with the industry.
In the 80’s and 90’s the company experienced a rapid, but controlled growth. This growth was not only in the number of employees, but also in the scope of work Trisco became proficient in providing. The company adjusted to meet the demands of the market, technologies and the ever-changing demands of modern day business.
Today, the Trisco family of businesses employs over 125 people and has expanded into all facets of exterior building and structure restoration, renovation and retrofit. Trisco is recognized as an industry leader in the fields of masonry and concrete restoration, terra cotta restoration, exterior insulation finish system (EIFS) rehabilitation, sealant and specialized coating applications, waterproofing systems and structural building retrofitting. All of these capabilities are currently offered throughout the midwest and eastern United States. With more than 80 years of experience and knowledge, Trisco offers professional consulting and evaluation services.
Today, Trisco Systems, Inc. continues to grow and flourish under the leadership of the Walter family. The commitment to the industry and eagerness to succeed, instilled by the traditions of the first generation, are what drive Trisco Systems today.