The final pieces of the puzzle came together in 1993 when Larry Sinn met Brendan Reid, president of Comfort Institute. The “house as a system” approach showed us how to go beyond sealing duct work to solve a house’s problems. Larry learned that home comfort depended upon more than furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners. His non-negotiable slogan became, “Make It Tight, Insulate It Right, Ventilate, Dehumidify, and Purify—For Your Comfort, Savings and Health.” We sealed leaks in the house and duct work to keep expensive, conditioned air inside. Our insulation repaired reduce utility costs. We installed air filters and humidity controls to eliminate viruses, mold, allergens and odors. As Larry liked to say, we offered solutions for problems, not Band-Aids for symptoms.
In 1999, TSC was the third company nationwide to begin using the newly-licensed Aeroseal system. The Aeroseal system fills in all joints and holes in the duct work with a high-tech, vinyl polymer which is a vast improvement over the hit-or-miss of manual sealing. With Aeroseal, TSC could even reach holes in the concealed parts of an air distribution system. In 2003 alone, TSC sealed or replaced 384 duct work systems.
Despite all of the success Larry had, the name “TSC” bothered him. It was so indefinite that people didn’t always understand what we did. So in 2010, after trying and being dissatisfied with a franchise opportunity, Larry decided to change the name to Five Star. Five Star is a mark that defines excellence whether it be in motels, restaurants or in the marketplace in general. Excellence in customer service and products has been the hallmark of TSC /The Service Company and now Five Star.