LCR Contractors operates as the premier applicator for Spray Applied Fireproofing and Spray Applied Insulation products.
To be the General Contractor’s company of choice on all Spray Applied Fireproofing and Spray Applied Insulation projects.
LCR Contractors, Inc. was formed in 1984 by Larry Gibson, Tom Cheatham, and Ron Pierce. The three partners named the company LCR Contractors, based on their names, Larry, Cheatham and Ron. LCR Contractors was one of the earliest commercial construction spray-applied fireproofing specialty companies in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. In 1996, Donald “Buddy” Spicer, joined LCR Contractors as a project manager / estimator after 25 years in the drywall and acoustical ceiling business. Buddy was tasked with the goal of growing relationships within the growing North Texas Market. Larry, Tom and Buddy continued to expand the company through a focus on quality service to its clients and thorough knowledge of building code requirements for spray fireproofing and related energy codes. In 1997 Buddy became a partner with Larry when Tom retired. Together, the two partners continued to grow the company and saw great success for over the decade following Tom’s retirement. In 2006, after completing his service in the United States Army, Buddy’s son, Clay Spicer, joined the company as a new Project Manager and Estimator overseeing the company’s work throughout the state of Texas and surrounding regions. In 2008 Larry Gibson retired from the business and Buddy Spicer assumed the role of President of the company. Seeing the growth in the thermal insulation markets, in 2008 Clay and Buddy decided to add spray foam insulation to the LCR’s capabilities. Shortly after in 2010, LCR Contractors began servicing the residential construction market with spray foam and other insulation products in the residential construction market.
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This effort eventually would result in one of the leading residential insulation companies in DFW known as DFW Thermal Solutions. In 2014, seeing continued interest in the Austin / Central Texas market for both commercial and residential construction, LCR Contractors opened an office in Austin so that crews could be dedicated to the expanding Central Texas market. The LCR Contractors team in Central Texas grew significantly and in addition to our commercial business, ATX Thermal was started to service the residential insulation construction market in the Austin and Central Texas markets. Overall, the spray foam insulation markets for LCR Contractors continued to expand and in 2017, LCR Contractors acquired Enertek Insulation, a spray foam insulation company in Amarillo, Texas specializing in residential spray foam insulation. 2019 was marked by continued expansion with the acquisition of two companies. The first acquisition was Fire Stop Technologies, Inc. based in Tennessee with offices in Knoxville and Nashville. Fire Stop Technologies specializes in spray-applied fireproofing as well as fire stopping and joint sealants. The second acquisition was Fire Blockers, Inc. a long-time strategic partner of LCR Contractors. Fire Blockers became the company’s fire stopping and joint sealant division for the North Texas market. By the close of 2019, LCR recorded almost $48 million in revenue, had close to 400 employees and a single-project bonding limit of $10 million. Seeing the demand rise for fire stopping, in 2020, LCR Contractors added the Fire Blockers division to the Austin office and in order to perform fire stopping and joint sealant scopes for our customer base in the Central Texas region.
In January of 2021, seeing an opportunity to partner with a company that has a national footprint, Clay and Buddy made the decision to allow LCR to be acquired by TopBuild, a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: BLD). TopBuild’s depth of resources brought in new abilities that the company utilized to increase it’s capabilities. By shifting some of the accounting, contracts processing, insurance, and bonding workload over to TopBuild’s existing infrastructure, LCR was able to focus its existing preconstruction, operations, and in-house accounting teams on servicing the needs of its clients. As a part of this transition to the TopBuild team, LCR’s official company name changed to “TruTeam Builder Services Group, Inc., dba, LCR Contractors”. For more information on TopBuild, please visit: topbuild.com
Since the early days of LCR Contractors, the company’s clients depended on LCR for quality service, thorough understanding of building codes, and industry knowledge. These tenants, along with competitive pricing and a “one-team” approach, continue to drive the company and the projects that it has had the privilege of working on, high profile projects such as Texas Motor Speedway, Cowboy’s Stadium, American Airlines Arena, The Star in Frisco, UTSW Medical Center, Parkland Hospital, State Farm Headquarters, Toyota Headquarters, and the New Rangers Stadium, to name a few!
LCR Contractors has always been extremely blessed by our employee’s and the management staff that carries the torch every day for our customers. We are the RIGHT team, and we will do whatever it takes to get the job done RIGHT!!!
Division Manager – Amarillo/West Texas
Division Manager – Texas Firestopping
Division Manager – Tennessee
Fire Stop Technologies