InSoFast, LLC has provided superior quality products since 2006. We focus on developing energy efficient building systems that exceed present and future energy codes, outperform the competition, and simplify construction processes.
We are currently headquartered in South Dakota with offices in Pennsylvania. Our panels are manufactured and shipped factory-direct from facilities in Massachusetts, Minnesota and Idaho.
After serving as a consultant to the company, Andrea Loud was named President of InSoFast in January 2020. Andrea comes to us with a wealth of business management experience within the construction industry. Before founding ACL Consulting, she spent 14 years at Wind-lock, Inc, beginning in sales and completing her tenure as VP of Operations and Logistics. Prior to that, she spent six years as a Project Administrator/Business Manager in Time Warner Cable’s Construction Division. Andrea is an enthusiastic team leader, a creative problem solver, and a forward thinker in her business community.
In her personal life, Andrea is always up for an adventure, especially if it involves travel. She loves a good book or a puzzle in a quiet moment and is the first one on the dance floor at a noisy party. She treasures time with her family, both at home and out exploring new places. She serves the Cocalico Youth Soccer Club as a Travel Team Coach and a member of the board. Recently, she was voted as Vice President of the Cocalico Boys Soccer Booster Club.
"Impossibility or Profit Opportunity", NPSA Dispatch, 2019 Issue 4, January 2019
Chief Innovation Officer/Engineer
Better building has been a constant in his life. Ed started with custom home construction and continued on with Insulating Concrete Form (ICFs), radiant heating systems, and finally with InSoFast panels. Ed’s passion is continually looking for ways to improve how things are built.
When ICFs were introduced to Ed, he took it on with complete enthusiasm. While ICFs provide a superior structure, the actual construction process was very technical and difficult. Ed had to develop for homeowners and contractors, how to seminars and developed an engineering package to aid the building officials. Ed contributed to the patent for improving of a new ICF design which maximized sizing flexibility and reduced shipping costs.
InSoFast panels were born from his experiences – in the ICF industry. Ed took the benefits: continuous insulation and built-in studs; and eliminated the technical and difficult a that = InSoFast. A product that was easy for DIYers and still answered all the issues that concerned the building science community. Ed develops fail-safe-in-the-field products for the homeowner to the seasoned building science professional.
- Polysteel PolyPro ICF panel
- InSoFast Insulation and Framing Panel
- US Patent No. 8,635,824
- US Patent No. Des. D863,599
- CA Patent No. 2,761,810
Dean has been an integral part of InSoFast, LLC since 2009. He brings a wealth of experience from the synthetic stucco industry (EIFS), the structural insulated panel industry (SIPS), and the Insulation Concrete Form industry (ICFS).
Dean was a past chairman of the Insulating Concrete Form Association (ICFA) and worked with the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters to write the training manual for the ICF industry.
Dean loves traveling out West where he backpacks and explores wilderness areas with his wife, Kristine, and his two children, Justin and Rachel.
- “Prescriptive Method for Insulating Concrete Forms in Residential Construction“, NAHB Research Center, Inc., January 2002
- “Continuous Building Evolution“, Walls & Ceilings, August 2010
- “Energy Savings Makes Cents“, Walls & Ceilings, pp. 32-35, April 2011