AguaSeal Waterproofing Systems
AguaSeal Waterproofing Systems was born out of necessity. In much the same way that “mom & pop” shops have become a thing of the past in favor of big-box stores, smaller contracting companies tend to get lost in the wash when compared to the major players in the roofing and waterproofing industry.
AguaSeal is here to service and support all of those smaller contractors, and the big boys too. The amount of time we spend with you before even completing a sale does not matter. We will build a relationship through which you will know who we are, what we do, what we can do for you, and where to find us.
We have deliberately formulated a portfolio of products that we believe will help you maximize your potential revenue stream. The products are custom designed to accelerate your rate of progress on the roof without compromising the quality of your workmanship and jeopardizing warranty requirements.
AguaSeal’s team has decades of experience in the fluid applied industry and is set up to help you in any way possible, including steering you to another product entirely should it be a better fix for the roofing problem.
If you like us, all we ask is that you check out the full range of what we are offering. You never know what’s around the next corner and, perhaps, we could help our businesses grow together.
Meet Our Team
The founding owners of AguaSeal Waterproofing Systems are true veterans of the fluid approved waterproofing systems
revolution that started in the USA in the late 1980’s. Find out more about us below!
Launching an entirely new style of product into a truly well established industry is a bold and major under-taking. Ultimately, it was the infamous Hurricane Hugo of 1989 – with it’s sustained winds of 159mph – that established the concept. While roofs all around Charleston Naval Base were torn off and dumped hundreds of yards away, the one building allocated to the fluid applied system by the Naval Facilities Department stood firm. After the storm had passed, an inspection of the roof revealed not one millimeter of the product had been compromised.
Carl Evans was one of the original founders of Hydro Stop in 1994.
Carl spent many years convincing Facility Managers at US military bases all across the Sunbelt states to give him an audience. He then convinced them to give him a roof, then another… and thus the seed was planted. As those Facility Managers were moved from Base to Base, all across the USA and into the western Pacific, so Carl followed and the roofs continued to be fluid applied.
In 1999 Carl set up operations in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. Since that time Carl has developed new products, always predicated on USA resins and other raw materials, and has stayed true to all of the original Rohm & Haas formulas.
His operation in China flourishes today, importing US raw materials, blending them into the finished product and delivering them all over the vast country for hundreds of applicators. In addition, Carl has developed an international business by providing product to clients from Australia, to the Middle East, to Europe, southern Asia, and has even established another manufacturing plant in Seoul, South Korea.
Carl is a native of Charleston, South Carolina.
CHRIS JEFFERIES – General Manager
Chris was born in London, England where he served in the Royal Navy for 6 years. Since then he has spent nearly 40 years in various aspects of the shipping industry in Europe and the US.
Following his relocation to South Carolina in 1987, Jefferies has been associated with the fluid applied roofing and waterproofing industry since Hydro Stop was incorporated in 1994. That same year, he commenced the private labeling of Hydro Stop products and introduced them into his native shipping industry for container repairs.
After spending some time as Business Development Manager at Hydro Stop, Chris and his partners launched AguaSeal Waterproofing Systems in 2015 and has been its General Manager ever since.
NICK CAUSEY – National Sales Director
A pioneer and innovator in the liquid applied waterproofing industry for more than 30 years, and the founder and president of HydroStop, Nick has come out of retirement to take up the role of National Sales Management for the AguaSeal team.
After receiving his Bachelors Degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of South Carolina, Nick worked as an environmentalist with the SC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control before becoming a sales representative with Puritan Churchill Chemical. Nick moved on the be the Vice President/ Director of Sales of Sealoflex Inc. from 1987 – 1994 before founding and building Hydro-Stop Inc.
STEVE GILDER – Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, W. Tennessee
Steve is based in Mississippi and has devoted nearly 40 years to the roofing and building industries. He became certified with Hydro Stop in 1996 and remained with the company until 2016.
In recent years, Steve has become one of AguaSeal’s top Technical Sales Representatives. He is constantly traveling throughout his territories to garner lasting relationships with contractors and aid them with sales, consulting, and project management.
CHRIS FAVREAU – Florida
Chris began working in the industry in 1984 and, over the years, has gained extensive knowledge in almost all aspects of various building and roofing products.
He became a fluid applied Sales Representative for Hydro Stop in 2001 before moving into a District Sales Management position in 2012. Chris joined AguaSeal in January 2019 as a Technical Sales Representative in Florida.
DOMINIC ROSATO – Plant Manager / Production Supervisor
Dominic is a South Carolina native who began working in the fluid applied roofing industry with Hydro Stop over 18 years ago. Dominic joined the AguaSeal Team in January 2017 to begin the construction of our manufacturing facility on Johns Island. When it opened a month later, Dominic produced the company’s first batch of product and hasn’t slowed down since.
As Plant Manager / Production Supervisor, Dominic is involved with all aspects of production from order raw materials to shipping out the finished products.
GRACE TAPERT – Administration
Grace is a native of Charleston, SC and began working with AguaSeal after earning her Bachelor Degree from College of Charleston in May 2016.
Grace handles the day-to-day administration including customer service, bookkeeping, order processing, freight arrangements and other aspects of the day to day running of the company.