FEVE is a leading architectural coating company specializing in coatings that are used for roofs, fences, and other structures that are designed to resist moisture, corrosion, and mold.
FEVE has more than 2,300 different coatings and has been selling coatings since 1958.
We spoke with the company’s president, Mark E. Clements, to learn more about how the company came to be.FEVE is the only architectural coaters that can withstand mold.
What made you choose to focus on mold prevention?
I started off as an electrical contractor in the 1950s.
As a contractor, you would always have to seal all of the joints.
You had to do that every day and you never had a chance to do it in the field.
You needed to be able to do your job properly in a controlled environment.
And then, in the 1960s, I had an opportunity to get a job at a company that had a major project with an air-conditioning system, and we had to seal the air ducts in the building and also seal the windows in the buildings.
So, that was a really significant time when we had a very serious problem with mold.
And that was very stressful, and I was a big fan of the industrial design school.
We really loved that school, and the people who were doing it there were doing amazing work, but it was a very difficult problem.
I was trying to do the best I could to protect the environment and to save people’s jobs.
That’s what I wanted to do.
What did you learn from mold prevention in your career?
We started off in the ’50s, and then I moved into the design field.
And we were always looking for the best products.
And in the beginning, I was just looking for good products that would do what they were supposed to do, so I started out with a lot of different coaters.
I ended up having a big portfolio.
We had the best product in the world for the time, and it was the world’s first waterproof coating, which was a great product.
It had great performance and was very durable.
And the next thing that I did was to have the best paint in the industry and that was for outdoor use.
It was called an enamel coat, and that really improved the protection and the performance of our coatings.
But the problem was that we had no technology for outdoor applications.
It took us a few years to make a product that worked for outdoor uses, and after that, we were really, really, obsessed with outdoor protection.
I started to build up my own portfolio of coatings in the mid-’70s.
It wasn’t a long-term investment because the technology and the innovation were really there.
We were getting better at it and better at building new products, but we weren’t seeing the same innovations that were happening in the outdoor industry.
So I started looking for a new business model that was more of a business model for us, and in the early ’80s, we started to look at the roofing business and we decided to go after a different market.
We went after outdoor roofing.
I came up with this product called FADE.
That was our first product, and for the next 10 years, it was our business model.
What we did was we created this coatings-making business, and within 10 years we had more than 10 million customers worldwide.
But we were looking for ways to differentiate ourselves from the other companies.
And so, we decided that we would do a full overhaul of the design of our products, and what we were doing was creating a whole new approach to the roof that was really about making a roof.
So we would focus on making coats that were very resilient, that were good for people to do maintenance, and really we were able to build new coatings products, which were not just good for indoor use.
We built a whole different product that was much more focused on outdoor applications and our customers were very pleased with it.
How do you make the best quality coats?
We go through the entire manufacturing process, and all of our coats are tested before they’re put on the roof.
The coatings are made in a factory that’s on the East Coast.
The manufacturing process takes about 10 days, but there are no downtime, so we can do a lot more production during those 10 days.
We also use a new technology, which is a carbon-based material that’s very durable and really good for the environment.
It’s a natural rubber.
It has to be manufactured in a very controlled environment, so that’s why we put that on our coat.
That process is much more time-consuming.
I would say that the coatings we make now are more than 20 years old.
So they’re very good and they’re really good at protecting against mold, but