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Raeshawn joined the DBS team in 2021 as an Installer on our Dr. Energy Saver® team and is now in the role of Foreman. His responsibilities include removing and installing insulation while delivering on the DBS promise of "WOW" service with every project.
Raeshawn's positivity and high standard for quality work make him a strong addition to the team. What Raeshawn likes most about his career at DBS is installing insulation systems that provide satisfaction and restore comfort to customers.
In his free time, you will find Raeshawn skateboarding, snowboarding, playing basketball, and hiking. If he won a million dollars, he would buy land to build his dream home.
The owner of this cabin in Stone Lake, WI was unable to use it during winter because of improper insulation. Looking for an energy-efficient solution, they reached out to DBS.
Design Specialist Austin Burley went to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, Austin let the cabin owners know about the insulation solutions offered by DBS. He advised them that they would benefit from having both the attic and crawl space properly insulated.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation of the crawl space encapsulation on the cabin. With the help of a crew, they removed all of the faulty insulation from underneath the structure. First, a layer of dimpled drainage matting was laid over the ground in the crawl space. Next, panels of TerraBlock™ foam insulation were installed over the drainage matting to prevent frost. Finally, CleanSpace®, a thick white poly vapor barrier, was installed to complete the encapsulation of the crawl space. The crew also sprayed waterproof polyurethane foam to air-seal the walls of the foundation ensuring the space is as energy-efficient as possible.
Now that the home has been thoroughly insulated, the cabin owners will be able to comfortably use their cabin all year long.
The owners of this home in Washburn, WI were having issues keeping their basement warm. They reached out to DBS in hopes of finding an energy-efficient solution.
Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate. Rich informed that the issue was caused by improperly sealed rim joists in their basement. Cold air would continue to leak in through the rim joists if left alone.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation of this project with help from his crew. Together they sprayed waterproof polyurethane foam into each rim joist of the home. The spray foam air seals the space as it expands when applied. Read this article to learn more about rim joists and how DBS can thoroughly insulate your basement.
Now that the rim joists have been air-sealed, the homeowners will be able to relax comfortably in their homes without paying high heating bills.
The owners of this home in Spooner, WI experienced issues with a musty smell coming from their crawl space and cold floors. They noticed insulation ads by DBS around town and reached out in hopes of finding a solution.
Design Specialist Austin Burley went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowners. After a thorough inspection, he advised the owners to encapsulate their crawl space with 3-layers of insulation offered by DBS.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation of this project with his team. Together they cleared out the crawl space to start with a clean slate. First, they installed a layer of dimpled drainage matting to assist the flow of water underneath the insulation. Next, the crew laid panels of TerraBlock™ foam insulation to prevent frost in the wintertime. To Complete the encapsulation process, they covered the previous layers in a water vapor barrier called CleanSpace®. They also sprayed polyurethane foam insulation over the concrete block walls to completely air-seal the space.
Now that the crawl space has been encapsulated, the homeowners will notice how much warmer their floors are during winter. As a result of this, they will also not need to use as much heat to keep their home comfortable, so their energy bills will decrease significantly as well.
These homeowners in Spooner, WI were experienced cold air intrusion in their homes. They wanted the home sealed off properly so they could enjoy their home properly.
Design Specialist Austin Burley assisted the homeowners in a free, no-obligation estimate to find the best solution for their insulation needs. After a close inspection, Austin provided a quote and recommended SprayFoam insulation for the home's needs.
Foreman Raeshawn led the installation of this project with help from a partner. Together, the team used Dr. Energy Saver SprayFoam to seal the area. This insulation is able to be used as a sealant, blocking off any holes or cracks in the space, and it is also a very effective, permanent insulator.
These homeowners can now properly enjoy their properly insulated home.
These homeowners in Lake Nabagamon, WI wanted a 4 season home to enjoy, but their cold, damp crawl space was limiting them to a 3 season space.
Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo helped these homeowners with a free no-obligation estimate in order to offer them the best solution for their home. After inspection, Henrik suggested the homeowners encapsulate their crawlspace using SprayFoam, Drainage Matting, TerraBlock™, and CleanSpace® in order to keep the space dry and warm.
Foreman Nick Woods led this installation along with a team. The team started by placing using SprayFoam to insulate the walls of the crawl space. They then placed down Drainage Matting in order to avoid future moisture in the space. To follow, TerraBlock™ insulation was placed to avoid cool air entering the space from beneath the home. Finally, CleanSpace® is placed on top to cover the walls and floor of the crawl space.
This crawl space encapsulation will keep this home dry and warm during all 4 seasons.
This attached garage in Osceola, WI has living space above it. The homeowners said the bedrooms above the garage were cold in the winter and they wanted to improve the overall comfort in those spaces.
Henry Jungbauer, a Design Specialist in our Dr. Energy Service went to the home and gave a free, no-obligation estimate. After taking thorough measurements and using a thermal imaging camera to assess energy loss, he determined that spray foam would be the best fit for this space. Expanding on contact, this 2-part foam air seals and insulates.
DBS Foreman Nick Woods II and his insulation crew completed this garage installation. They applied spray foam in between the studs in the unfinished garage.
This will drastically improve whole-home comfort to this home year-round!
This home in Maple, WI was used as a rental home. The property owners wanted to get rid of the musty smell in the home to create a healthy environment for their tenants and wanted to have the crawl space properly insulated to prevent pipes from freezing.
Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the owners. After a thorough inspection, he informed the owners that DBS had solutions for all of their issues.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation for this project with assistance from a crew. Together they cleaned out the fallen and moldy insulation. Then the crew laid down drainage matting over the ground to direct the flow of water. TerraBlock™ foam insulation was installed over the drainage matting to prevent frost build-up. Finally, a layer of CleanSpace® vapor barrier was installed to seal off the insulation. The crew also applied spray foam into the rim joists to completely air-seal the space.
Now that the crawl space has been properly insulated, the owners will experience warmer floors and lower heating bills because of their energy-efficient solution.
This homeowner in Saint Paul, MN was experiencing frozen pipes, a cold basement, and high energy bills. Wanting to address these inconvenient issues, they reached out to DBS for help.
Design Specialist Nick Corbin assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a careful inspection, a quote was provided and SprayFoam insulation was recommended for the home.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led a team in the installation of this project. The team started the project by removing the old batting insulation. This exposes the hidden holes and cracks that are allowing unwanted airflow in and out of the house. After finding these spots, they used the SprayFoam insulation as a sealant to air seal these spots. Afterward, the insulation is sprayed throughout the area to create an even insulation layer and moisture barrier.
This homeowner can now relax knowing their home is warm and energy bills will be low.
This home in Saint Paul, MN was suffering from ineffective insulation. The basement was cold in the winter and very hot in the summer. The homeowner wanted to fix this problem, as well as create a more finished look for the home.
Design Specialist James Miller visited the home to conduct a free, no-obligation for the owner. After this inspection, James provided a quote for SprayFoam insulation.
Foreman Nicholas Woods II led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team used SprayFoam insulation to air seal any holes or cracks in the basement that allowed unwanted airflow. After doing so, they used the material to cover the walls fully to create effective insulation and water barrier.
This homeowner can now relax comfortably all year round.
The owners of this home in Superior, WI experienced issues with cold floors and a drafty home due to improper insulation of their crawl space. They reached out to DBS after seeing an ad for crawl space insulation while perusing the newspaper.
Design Specialist Henry Junbauer went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate. A thorough inspection led Henry to conclude that properly insulating the crawl space walls would provide the homeowners with a more comfortable home and cheaper energy bills.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation of this project and with the help of a team they successfully applied a layer of closed-cell polyurethane spray foam to the interior walls of the crawl space. This specific foam expands into small crevices to completely air-seal the space. Moisture will soak its way through fiberglass and cellulose insulation, but polyurethane spray foam stops it cold.
Now that the block walls in their crawl space have been properly sealed, the owners of this home will experience warmer floors and a comfier home. As the owners tough out their first winter on the north shore, they will also notice lower energy bills.
This home in Superior, WI had trouble with retaining cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter. During the wintertime, the homeowner typically experiences high energy bills. Looking for an energy-efficient solution, the homeowner reached out to DBS.
Design Specialist Austin Burley went to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, Austin educated the owners on why their home was so energy-inefficient. Their attic was not sealed off properly underneath the insulation, allowing air to flow freely from living spaces into the attic.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation of this project. With assistance from a crew, they removed all of the old insulation in the attic. Next, they applied spray foam over the floorboards to air-seal the space and blew in 17 inches of Tru-Soft™ cellulose insulation. Cellulose insulation will help insulate the home much better than traditional fiberglass batting.
Now that the attic has been properly insulated, the homeowners will notice that their home stays cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter without sacrificing money for high energy bills.
This new homeowner in Superior, WI noticed a lot of moisture intrusion in the crawl space and was very concerned with the constantly freezing pipes. They needed a professional, permanent solution so they reached out to DBS for help.
Design Specialist Austin Burley assisted the homeowner with a free, no-obligation estimate in order to find the right solutions for the home. After the inspection, Austin recommended encapsulating the crawl space to address the issues.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the team in the installation of this project. They first installed drainage matting, followed by TerraBlock™ floor insulation. This insulation will keep the pipes working properly, and diminish the freezing problems. Finally, they installed a CleanSpace® water vapor barrier for a clean finish that transforms the space into a dry storage area.
This homeowner will no longer have to worry about freezing pipes or moisture issues in this home.
These homeowners in Two Harbors, MN were experiencing multiple problems in their home's crawl space. Moisture was creating a musty smell, animals were getting in, and the space was cold, which in turn caused the home to be cold as well. They needed a professional and permanent solution, so they trusted DBS with the project.
Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted the homeowners in a free, no-obligation estimate in order to find the perfect solution for their home. After a careful inspection, Zach suggested the homeowners encapsulate their crawl space to diminish the issues they were experiencing.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation of this project along with a team. The team started by installing draining matting to help standing pools of the water drain out effectively. This was accompanied by our SmartDrain® System that will remove the water from the crawl space. The team then installed CleanSpace® Vapor Barrier to create a dry, clean finish. SprayFoam insulation will also be installed on the walls in order to keep the space warm and provide an extra moisture barrier.
Once the crew installs the SprayFoam insulation on the walls, this crawl space will be in pristine condition for the homeowners.
This Minneapolis, MN homeowner was experiencing cold air seeping into the bottom of their home, which pushes the warm air out of the top of the home. The owner needed a permanent fix, so they turned to DBS for a solution.
Design specialist Henrik Makitalo assisted this homeowner with a free no-obligation estimate to help their home. Following the inspection, Henrik suggested the owners insulate the top area of their home in order to stop the cold air from seeping in and keep the warm air from escaping.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation of this solution, along with a team. The team installed closed-cell spray polyurethane foam to insulate the home. This spray foam effectively seals off air infiltration while creating a moisture barrier. Along with the insulation benefits, this spray foam also adds strength to the framing and sheathing of the structure.
This homeowner can now relax knowing the warm air they want is staying where they need it.
Owners of this Duluth, MN home dreamt of making improvements and remodeling. With some signs of foundation settling and a wet crawl space, they knew they needed to improve the conditions beneath their home first.
DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the project. He assessed the structural concerns, as well as the wet and musty crawl space. He worked with the homeowners to design a plan that would increase their year-round comfort and maintain their property value for years to come.
DBS Foreman Nick Burley lead this crawl space project. He and his team completely removed the debris and excavated dirt beneath the space and added some gravel back to encourage better drainage in the space. From there, they installed our 3-layer system for crawl space encapsulation. First, drainage matting to eliminate moisture buildup, TerraBlock™ crawl space insulation, and CleanSpace® vapor barrier. These three products work together to fully protect the crawl space and condition spaces around them from the effects of cold air and moisture.
To correct the structural issues, they installed 26 total SmartJack® support beams in order to restore the home to a level position.
From there, DBS Foreman Nick Woods II and his insulation crew sealed the crawl space vertical walls, from the floor to the rim joists with closed cell spray foam. This will stop airflow and prevent moisture from entering the space.
These homeowners from Excelsior, MN reached out to DBS for help keeping their floors warm and eliminating musty odors throughout their home. The problem was with their exposed earth crawl space.
DBS Design Specialist, James Miller went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. James recommended applying closed-cell spray foam along the joists of this crawl space to seal off outdoor air. CleanSpace® waterproofing vapor barrier was applied along the floor and walls of the crawl space. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Woods and his production crew.
The results were a dry, healthy, and warm crawl space with lower energy bills!
This homeowners in Cloquet, MN needed help with their insulation problems. The homeowners had been facing problems with ice dams creating leaks, and they are too old now to shovel off the roof. They also had very hot and cold room in winter and summer. They wanted a permanent solution to simplify their lives, so they trusted DBS to help.
Design Specialist Austin Burley provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the homeowners. After an inspection, Austin recommended the installation of SprayFoam insulation to diminish ice dams and regulate the temperature inside the home.
Foreman Nicholas Woods II, along with a team, led the installation of this project. By clearing out the old, insufficient insulation, they could identify any unwanted leaks or cracks that were letting air flow in. Dr. Energy Saver SprayFoam was used to insulate the space. This insulation material is very resistant to moisture and mold, and fills cracks and holes to air seal the space for a more effective insulation.
These homeowners will never have to shovel their roof again and can now relax in their warm home.
New homeowners in Aurora, MN wanted to protect their home from the extreme temperature fluctuations in our region. Their vented crawl space allowed for outside air to enter their home, creating humid conditions in the summer and cold drafts in the winter. Interested in our crawl space encapsulation system, they contacted DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate.
Production Manager Steve Lafontaine visited the home and completed a thorough inspection of the dirt crawl space. He proposed our full encapsulation system for the space, as well as a crawl space sump pump to keep water up and out of the home.
Our Dr. Energy Saver® Austin Sande Foreman led this crawl space encapsulation project. Our crew began by removing the existing plastic in the crawl space and prepping the dirt floor for sealing. From there, they installed our three-layer system: drainage matting to capture moisture, TerraBlock™ crawl space insulation, and our CleanSpace® vapor barrier to prevent any moisture from creating condensation and wet humid air in the space.
This home is guaranteed to see an improvement in year-round comfort with a DBS crawl space encapsulation system.
The owner of this 120-year-old home had been there for about 20 years and noticed that the floors in her home were sagging and felt cold. A friend referred the homeowner to DBS after they had posted on Facebook looking for help with their issue.
Design Specialist James Miller went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the owner. After a thorough inspection, James educated the owner on our SmartJack® system that could permanently stabilize their home.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed the SmartJack® System underneath the home to properly support the flooring above.
Now that the home has been permanently stabilized, the homeowner can have peace of mind and not have to worry about their floors collapsing.
The owners of this home in Hibbing, MN were experiencing issues with ice dams forming on their roof. Due to improper air-sealing and insulation, the temperature in an attic of a home will rise as the living spaces are heated. As the attic heats, snow will melt on the roof above and form ice at the edges of the roofline causing damage to gutters and roofing tiles. Looking for an energy-efficient solution, the homeowners reached out to DBS.
Design Specialist Austin Burley went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowners. After a thorough inspection, Austin informed the owners of the cause of the issue and educated them on insulation solutions offered by DBS.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfry led the installation of this project with help from a crew. First, the crew air-sealed the attic by filling in all gaps and crevices with ZypFoam™, a spray foam insulation that expands into tight spaces when applied to create a tight seal. Next, they sprayed a waterproof polyurethane foam over the flooring in the attic to complete the air-sealing process. Finally, the crew blew in 17 inches of Tru-Soft™ cellulose insulation to thoroughly insulate the attic. A benefit of cellulose insulation is that it retains heat better than fiberglass batting insulation. It is also treated in a borate solution for fire-retardancy and pest repellant.
Now that the home has been properly insulated, the homeowners can relax comfortably in their homes without suffering high energy bills.
The owner of this home in Merrifield, MN discovered mold in their crawlspace. They wanted to get ahead of dealing with freezing pipes during the winter, so the homeowner contacted DBS.
Design Specialist Austin Burley went out to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate of the issue. After a thorough inspection, Austin recommended the Crawl Space Encapsulation service by DBS.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they stripped the crawl space of the old insulation. The first layer of crawl space encapsulation involves installing a layer of dimpled drainage matting to assist the flow of water underneath. Then a layer of TerraBlock™ foam insulation is installed as a barrier against frost. Finally, the previous layers are encased in a layer of CleanSpace® water vapor barrier. The crew also air-sealed the space with a polyurethane spray foam that expands into crevices as it is applied.
The crawl space has been thoroughly encapsulated and the homeowner will be able to relax more comfortably as their home retains cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter. They will also be happy to see lower energy bills as winter progresses.
These Duluth, MN homeowners had been living in the space for 2 years before tackling their attic insulation. They knew the insulation would need updating upon purchasing the home, so to save energy and make their home more comfortable, they contacted DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate for the work.
DBS Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer visited the home and provided an inspection and thorough estimate for the attic insulation project. To prevent energy loss and leaking from ice dams in the future, Henry suggested air sealing the attic floor and re-insulating it. DBS Foreman Nick Woods II lead the attic insulation crew.
Our attic insulation crew first removed the existing batting and loose insulation. They air-sealed the space with spray foam insulation and added a thick layer Tru-Soft™ cellulose afterward. This will, in turn, prevent warm air from escaping from the living space through the attic. Additionally, they built a scuttle cover from SilverGlo™ insulation in order to properly seal the attic from the rest of the home. This insulation method also prevents the space from heating up too much during the summer months.
The homeowners were happy with the work our insulation crew did and now have a solid solution to stand up to cold Minnesota winters.
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!
DBS customers in Eden Prairie, MN recently purchased this 1970s home. They had several home improvement projects in mind but wanted to address their crawl space immediately so they contacted DBS for more information on our crawl space encapsulation service.
DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. He recommended crawl space encapsulation for the musty, dirt crawl space. Because this home has a slew of projects to get through, they decided to start with insulated the crawl space.
DBS Foreman Nick Woods II and his insulation team worked in this crawl space to install spray foam to the exterior walls of the crawl space. Spray foam expands upon application to fill gaps and cracks, preventing airflow and moisture from flowing freely into the crawl space.
The owners were happy with the work done and plan to complete their crawl space encapsulation with a vapor barrier in the near future.
Homeowners in Minneapolis, MN wanted to encapsulate their crawl space to improve comfort in the wintertime. Their cold, drafty floors were a result of an under-insulated crawl space. Looking for a permanent solution, they reached out to DBS to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.
Design Specialist Austin Burley is a Design Specialist for our Dr. Energy Saver® service. He visited the home to provide a thorough inspection and solution for the home. He designed a plan that included removing the old insulation and installing our full encapsulation system; first drainage matting, next crawl space insulation, and finally, a CleanSpace® vapor barrier.
Foreman Nick Woods II led the install of this project, transforming the space into healthy, safe, and comfortable!
The owner of this home in International Falls, MN had issues with her crawl space and attic. In the crawl space, insulation had fallen from the ceilings, the vertical walls needed insulating and the issues caused the flooring to feel colder than normal in the winter. As for the attic, there was only one layer of batting insulation that had been compromised by moisture and pests. Looking for a solution, the owners reached out to DBS.
Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate. Henry concluded that the home would be a good candidate for DBS insulation systems. New insulation in the attic and crawl space would solve the energy efficiency issue in their home.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation of this project with help from his crew. The homeowners decided to address the crawl space issue first before following through with proper attic insulation. In the crawl space, the crew gutted the old insulation to start with a clean slate. Crawl Space Encapsulation Service by DBS involves installing 3-layers of insulation. First, a layer of drainage matting is installed over the ground of the crawl space to assist the movement of water underneath the layers of insulation. Next panels of durable foam insulation called TerraBlock™ are laid over the matting. Finally, the CleanSpace® vapor barrier is installed to seal and complete the encapsulation process. To properly insulate the walls, polyurethane spray foam was applied to thoroughly air-seal the crawl space.
Now that the crawl space has been properly insulated, the owners will notice how much warmer their flooring is in the winter and how much lower their energy bills are. They can finally relax comfortably without worry.
This homeowner in International Falls, MN was having problems with ice dams forming on their house. She wanted this resolved in order to create a healthier home, so she worked with DBS to find the perfect solution.
Design Specialist Austin Burley conducted a free no-obligation estimate for this project. After inspection, Austin recommended insulating the attic space of the home with Tru-Soft™ cellulose insulation.
Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the team in this installation. The team started by removing what was left over of the old batt insulation for the homeowner. They then used Tru-Soft™ blown cellulose insulation to cover the entirety of the attic space. This insulation is dense and effective at keeping unwanted air out of these enclosed spaces. Now that the attic is more effectively insulation, it will stay warmer in the cold months and stay cool in the hot months.
This homeowner can now relax more comfortably in their home, all year round, without worrying about ice dams creating problems for their home.