In researching various floor coatings, we considered a variety of products. We looked at the “do it yourself” versions of garage floor coatings, as well as several products applied by contractors. One of our biggest challenges was the need to coat the floor in February in Massachusetts. Cape Cod isn’t the coldest place on earth right now, but it’s far chillier than the temperatures optimal for sealing concrete floors. Fortunately, we were referred to Harry Heise of Specialty Coating Solutions (SCS).
With a degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Harry loves to figure out the perfect product for the situation at hand. He has patented at least one mixture, and has come up with innovative applications for many others. At first, most of his work was in industry – waste water, paper mills, utility companies. One day he was asked to consult on a zoo application, and suddenly a sideline in the zoo and aquarium industry was born. Harry says he enjoyed working on the National Marine Life Center job because he is excited to use his experience to help the animals.
Siegfried (Seig) Fritz helped Harry with the job at NMLC. With a degree in Art from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Sieg finds he can apply some of the skills and principles of floor sealing to his art. He also enjoyed visiting several of the art galleries in Falmouth while here. (Like Harry, Sieg currently lives in North Carolina.) Sieg said he looks forward to returning to NMLC once we open for patients!
Thank you Harry and Sieg of Specialty Coating Solutions for your stories, your good humor in cold weather, and your excellent workmanship!