Meet the Team

Jacob Nustad-Peluso

DBS

Title: Service Manager

Hometown: Winona, MN

Jacob Nustad-Peluso from DBS

Jacob joined the DBS team in 2020 as a Design Specialist for our Dr. Energy Saver® service. Before moving into his current role of Service Manager, he completed hands-on training with the production team in order to become an expert in all of our products and their installation. His previous experience working with families means that he is truly passionate about our vision of a world where every family lives in a healthy, safe, and comfortable home.

Jacob’s role at DBS includes managing our dedicated service department. His service team performs annual maintenance on customer waterproofing and foundation support systems, and follow-up work as needed. Jacob prides himself on being a team player and looks forward to contributing to the positive work environment at DBS. 

Jacob fills his freetime between being a dad, a volunteer fire fighter, and getting outdoors. He can be spotted fishing, boating, hiking, and backpacking.

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Sarona, WI Cabin Owners Encapsulate Dirt Crawl Space
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    Sarona, WI Cabin Owners Encapsulate Dirt Crawl Space
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    Sarona, WI Cabin Owners Encapsulate Dirt Crawl Space

    Cabin owners in Sarona, WI wanted to spend the winter living in their cabin. The cabin had some insulation in the crawl space, but it was consistently moist, and was also hosting a family of mice. Knowing they would need a permanent solution to keep their cabin comfortable, they called DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate on our crawl space encapsulation service.

    DBS Service Manager Jacob Nustad-Peluso visited the cabin and gave a thorough estimate for the crawl space project. We recommended a full encapsulation which includes a vapor barrier, drainage matting, and insulation. 

    DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby is an expert at installing both waterproofing and foundation repair products. He lead a three-person crew to complete this cabin crawl space system. Our team placed drainage matting directly on the dirt crawl space ground, with a CleanSpace® vapor barrier on top. Those two products work together to prevent water from freely collecting and evaporating into the crawl space. 

    These customers are now ready to spend a winter in the Wisconsin woods! 

  • Spray Foam Insulation for Trego, WI Attic
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    Spray Foam Insulation for Trego, WI Attic
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    Spray Foam Insulation for Trego, WI Attic

    This Trego, WI homeowner was having issues with the existing insulation in their home. They wanted to create more comfortable conditions in their home year-round, as well as save on energy bills. 

    Our Dr. Energy Saver® Design Specialist Jacob Nustad-Peluso went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the insulation project. After inspecting the property and conducting an energy audit, it was determined that spray foam insulation and blown-in insulation in the attic were necessary to effectively insulate the space.

    DBS Foreman Orrin Sundberg begain this insulation job by removing the existing fiberglass batting. His crew then completely air sealed the space with ZypFoam, concentrating on gaps in the building material and spaces surrounding the attic ducts. 

    From there, they applied 1 inch of spray foam to the roof deck. They then used our TruSoft™ cellulose, covering the roof deck in 18-inches of soft, yet dense insulation. TruSoft™ has a higher R-value than fiberglass and other cellulose materials, perfect for use in our northern climate. Tru-Soft™ cellulose is extra dense and made from recycled news paper. It's treated to be extremely resistant to heat and fire, making it a great companion for an attic space. 

    This home is now properly equipped to handle warm Wisconsin summers and freezing winters with new attic insulation.

  • Musty Dirt Crawl Space in Canyon, MN Sealed and Protected with DBS
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    Musty Dirt Crawl Space in Canyon, MN Sealed and Protected with DBS
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    Musty Dirt Crawl Space in Canyon, MN Sealed and Protected with DBS

    Owners of this cabin in Canyon, MN wanted to winterize it for year-round use. Knowing the crawl space had not been attended to in years, they called DBS for a free, no-obligation for our expert crawl space encapsulation service. 

    DBS Sales Manager Jacob Nustad-Peluso was the Design Specialist for this crawl space project. After providing a thorough estimate, he created a plan to fully insulate the crawl space. This will in turn, dramatically increase energy savings and keep the space warmer throughout cold Minnesota winter weather. Foreman Nick Woods II and his insulation team installed both foam and spray foam to insulate the space. 

    The crew first began by removing all of the existing insulation and debris from the crawl space. SilverGlo™ rigid foam insulation was installed on the vertical wall of the crawl space. From there, our team installed closed-cell spray foam on the rim joists of the crawl space ceiling. This will air seal the crawl space, dramatically reducing the ability of cold air and water to enter the space. 

  • Musty Cabin in Cook, MN  Restored with Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Musty Cabin in Cook, MN  Restored with Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Musty Cabin in Cook, MN Restored with Crawl Space Encapsulation

    Folks with a family cabin in Cook, MN want to keep their favorite retreat in tip-top shape for years to come. The cabin's dirt crawl space was retaining moisture, harboring some mold, and affecting air quality. They reached out to DBS about our crawl space encapsulation service.

    Design Specialist Jacob Nustad-Peluso is an expert in energy-saving solutions and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. Foreman Joe Harris and his production crew installed a CleanSpace® vapor barrier on top of drainage matting in the dirt crawl space. Because this space was so prone to water, our team also installed a TripleSafe™ sump pump as well as a new external drainage line. 

    This cabin now has a permanent solution to protect their cabin against moisture build-up in the crawl space.

  • Newly-Built Workshop in Duluth, MN is Insulated for Year-Round Use
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    Newly-Built Workshop in Duluth, MN is Insulated for Year-Round Use
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    Newly-Built Workshop in Duluth, MN is Insulated for Year-Round Use

    Homeowners in Duluth, MN built a garage on their property that they were in the process of finishing. In order to comfortably use that space year-round, they contacted DBS to learn more about our Dr. Energy Saver® insulation services.

    DBS Design Specialist Jacob Nustad-Peluso visited the homeowners and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the insulation work. After a thorough inspection, he recommended both spray foam and our Tru-Soft cellulose insluation to provide a sufficient radiant barrier in the garage attic.

    Our production crew was lead by Foreman Orrin Sundberg. They installed 3 inches of closed-cell spray foam to air seal and insulate the attic space, focusing on the floor joints and space beneath the roof deck. Spray foam expands after its applied, reaching tight spaces and filling gaps and preventing air from passing through. The crew also installed 18 inches of Tru-Soft cellulose to provide a high R-value.

    These homeowners were happy with the work done and can now enjoy a comfortable garage space year-round!

  • Aitkin, MN Home is Newly Insulated to Prevent Ice Dams and Protect New Roof
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    Aitkin, MN Home is Newly Insulated to Prevent Ice Dams and Protect New Roof
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    Aitkin, MN Home is Newly Insulated to Prevent Ice Dams and Protect New Roof

    This Aitkin, MN home was built in the 1980's. For the last 5-10 years the homeowner noticed some changes in the energy efficiency of the home. During winter months, there were ice dam buildups. In order to protect their new metal roof from ice damage, they knew they needed a permanent solution.

    Our Dr. Energy Saver® Design Specialist Jacob Nustad-Peluso visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the insulation work. Foreman Orrin Sundberg and his production crew first removed old fireglass batting and insulation. Next, they applied a layer of closed-cell spray foam to air seal the attic floor and once cured, they covered the floor with our Tru-Soft™ cellulose.

    Additionally, our team covered a wall that was prone to air leaking with SilverGlo™ rigid insulation, and wrapped the chiminey in rock wool to better seal the entire attic.

    This homeowner now has a more comfortable home, as well as a permanent solution for protecting their new metal roof.

  • Drafty Home in Duluth, MN Insulated with Cellulose
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    Drafty Home in Duluth, MN Insulated with Cellulose
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    Drafty Home in Duluth, MN Insulated with Cellulose

    This Duluth, MN home was drafty during winter months. The lack of insulation in the walls was causing pipes to freeze on the first level of their home. They contacted us specifically looking for solutions to make their home more efficient and reduce heating and cooling costs year-round.

    Our Service Manager Jacod Nustad-Peluso went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the insulation project. After inspecting the property and conducting an energy audit, it was determined that blown-in insulation would be installed in the attic and the first floor walls.

    DBS Foreman Orrin Sundberg began this insulation job by removing some of the existing fiberglass batting. His crew then completely air sealed the space with ZypFoam, concentrating on gaps in the building material and spaces surrounding the attic ducts. 

    They then used our TruSoft™ cellulose, covering the roof deck in 18-inches of soft, yet dense insulation. TruSoft™ has a higher R-value than fiberglass and other cellulose materials, perfect for use in our northern climate. Tru-Soft™ cellulose is extra dense and made from recycled newspaper. It's treated to be extremely resistant to heat and fire, making it a great companion for an attic space. 

    This home is now properly equipped to handle warm Minnesota summers and freezing winters with new attic insulation.

  • Attic Insulation Lowers Heating Costs and Saves Energy Saving in Duluth, MN
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    Attic Insulation Lowers Heating Costs and Saves Energy Saving in Duluth, MN
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    Attic Insulation Lowers Heating Costs and Saves Energy Saving in Duluth, MN

    Homeowners in Duluth, MN had an energy audit done on their home and discovered some issues in the attic. Wanting to reduce heating costs and save energy, they contacted us about our Dr. Energy Saver insulation services.

    Our Service Manager Jacob Nustad-Peluso went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the insulation project. After inspecting the attic space, it was determined that a combination of rigid foam and blown-in insulation were necessary to effectively insulate the attic.

    DBS Foreman Orrin Sundberg began this insulation job by removing the existing fiberglass batting. His crew then completely air sealed the space with ZypFoam, concentrating on gaps in the building material and spaces surrounding the attic ducts. From there the team installed nearly 200 square feet of SilverGlo™ insulation.

    They then used our TruSoft™ cellulose, covering the roof deck in 18-inches of soft, yet dense insulation. TruSoft™ has a higher R-value than fiberglass and other cellulose materials, perfect for use in our northern climate. Tru-Soft™ cellulose is extra dense and made from recycled news paper. It's treated to be extremely resistant to heat and fire, making it a great companion for an attic space. 

    This home is now properly equipped to handle warm Minnesota summers and freezing winters with new attic insulation.

  • Drafty Cabin in Wirt, MN is Sealed and Insulated
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    Drafty Cabin in Wirt, MN is Sealed and Insulated
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    Drafty Cabin in Wirt, MN is Sealed and Insulated

    Cabin owners in Wirt, MN wanted to make their space warmer year-round. It had very little insulation, causing cold air to reach the main cabin spaces. After seeing our DBS trucks, they reached out to DBS about our crawl space encapsulation service.

    Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer is an expert in energy-saving solutions and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, Henry drafted a custom-plan to seal this dirt crawl space and protect the home above it. Foreman Nick Woods II and his production crew installed SilverGlo™ rigid foam insulation and sealed the gaps with spray foam. This will fully seal and regulate temperature in the space. These products work together to keep, cold air, moisture, and pests at bay.

    The homeowner was happy with the work done, and now has a solid solution to protect their cabin year-round.

  • DBS Reduced Ice Dams with Attic Insulation in Grand Rapids, MN
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    DBS Reduced Ice Dams with Attic Insulation in Grand Rapids, MN
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    DBS Reduced Ice Dams with Attic Insulation in Grand Rapids, MN

    This Grand Rapids, MN home had insufficient insulation in the attic. This lead to drafty conditions in the entire home as well as issues with ice dams in the wintertime. Looking for a permanent solution to make their home more comfortable year-round, they reached out to DBS for a permanent solution.

    Our Service Manager Jacob was the Design Specialist for the project. Upon visiting the home, he provided a free, no-obligation estimate. After inspecting the property and conducting an energy audit, it was determined that air sealing and blown-in insulation were necessary to effectively seal and insulate the space.

    Nick Woods II and his attic insulation crew began this project by first removing the existing fiberglass insulation. They then sealed the gaps in building material and spaces surrounding the attic ducts with a layer of closed-cell spray foam. From there, they blew-in a heavy layer of our TruSoft™ cellulose into the space. TruSoft™ has a higher R-value than fiberglass and other cellulose materials and will work wonders to protect the space. Finally, they targeted the entrances to the attic and created radiant barriers using SilverGlo™ insulation.

    Sealing the attic from the rest of the living space was key in preventing warm air from escaping the home, and improved overall energy efficiency, and health of the space. 

  • Canyon, MN Cabin Insulated to Prep for Year-Round Use
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    Canyon, MN Cabin Insulated to Prep for Year-Round Use
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    Canyon, MN Cabin Insulated to Prep for Year-Round Use

    This cabin in Canyon, MN was only used during the summer months. The owners were planning to transition to living there year-round, but knew they would need to winterize the cabin. Looking for a permanent solution to make their home more comfortable year-round, they reached out to DBS for a permanent solution.

    Our Service Manager Jacob Nustad-Peluso was the Design Specialist for this project. He visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate, inspecting the cabin's attic and crawl space. After inspecting the property and conducting an energy audit, it was determined that air sealing and blown-in insulation were necessary to effectively winterize the cabin.

    DBS Foreman Nick Woods II and his crew performed the work crawl space air sealing and installed attic insulation. Our production crew first removed the existing fiberglass insulation and sealed the gaps in building material and spaces surrounding the attic ducts with a layer of closed-cell spray foam. From there, they blew-in a heavy layer of our TruSoft™ cellulose into the space. TruSoft™ has a higher R-value than fiberglass and other cellulose materials and will work wonders to protect the space. 

    For the crawl space, our team removed debris, and applied a MoldX2 Botanical™ to the moldy wooden support beams. From there, they used SilverGlo™ insulation on the crawl space foundation walls, and spray foam to seal the rim joists.

    Sealing and insulating the crawl space and attic was key to prevent warm air from escaping the home, and improves the overall energy-efficiency and health of the space. 

  • Air Sealing and Insulation Stops Ice Dams in Duluth, MN Home
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    Air Sealing and Insulation Stops Ice Dams in Duluth, MN Home
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    Air Sealing and Insulation Stops Ice Dams in Duluth, MN Home

    Homeowners in Duluth, MN had issues with cold and drafty rooms in their home. Uncomfortable conditions paired with ice dams on the roof prompted them to contact DBS.

    Sales Manager Jacob Nustad-Peluso was the Design Specialist for the project and went to the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After inspecting the property and conducting an energy audit, it was determined that air sealing and blown-in insulation were necessary to effectively seal and insulate the space.

    Our production crew first removed the existing fiberglass insulation and sealed the gaps in building material and spaces surrounding the attic ducts with a layer of closed-cell spray foam. From there, they blew-in a heavy layer of our TruSoft™ cellulose into the space. TruSoft™ has a higher R-value than fiberglass and other cellulose materials and will work wonders to protect the space. 

    Sealing the attic was key to prevent warm air from escaping the home, and improves the overall energy-efficiency and health of the space. 

  • Sinking Floors in International Falls, MN Supported with SmartJacks
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    Sinking Floors in International Falls, MN Supported with SmartJacks
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    Sinking Floors in International Falls, MN Supported with SmartJacks

    Owners of this home in International Falls, MN were concerned about the crawl space below their living space. Settling supports contributed to some sinking floors on their main level. After learning about our company's foundation repair service on local television, they reached out to us for a free, no-obligation estimate.

    DBS Service Manager Jacob Nustad-Peluso was the Design Specialist for this project. He focused on the crawl space, carefully measuring the areas of sinking and settling. He found that several of the main supports had sunk significantly and designed a solution that would restore the home's foundation.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his foundation repair crew performed the foundation support job. They used the warranty-backed SmartJack® System to replace the failing supports in this crawl space.  These telescoping support beams are perfect for the crawl space environment and use an aluminum base to stabilize the beams despite the soil type below it. Our team performed a lift procedure to restore the home to a level position, carefully measuring and securing the SmartJack® beams. 

  • Rim Joist Insulation for Drafty Basement in Minnetonka, MN
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    Rim Joist Insulation for Drafty Basement in Minnetonka, MN
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    Rim Joist Insulation for Drafty Basement in Minnetonka, MN

    This Minnetonka, MN home had a waterproofing system installed by DBS. On a routine service appointment by our Service Manager Jacob Nustad-Peluso, he and the homeowner discussed the drafty basement. Cold air was coming through the rim joist area in the basement, leading to cold floors on the main level of the home. 

    Nick Woods II and his insulation crew used closed-cell spray foam to seal the basement rim joists. This spray foam expands once applied to close gaps and cracks, providing a solid barrier against water and airflow. Insulating the rim joists in your basement or crawl space stops airflow of both cold air in the winter and warm, humid air in the summer. 

    The homeowners now have a more efficient home, saving money on heating and cooling bills!

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