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  • By Karen S.
    Harrisburg, OR

    "I called two companies for a bid on the job. I had seen Josh Lowe's trucks around town so I called and scheduled a meeting for a..."

    Customer Review

    By Karen S.
    Harrisburg, OR

    I called two companies for a bid on the job. I had seen Josh Lowe's trucks around town so I called and scheduled a meeting for a bid. His bid was to do more than we knew we needed but we're so glad we met Josh and chose to use his company. We think this will be a much warmer Winter now! Eric Leach and his crew of 2 were great! They worked diligently and with professional skills. The job was completed on time and done beyond our expectations. We plan to have them back in late Spring for another job!

  • By Dan And Yvonne
    Portland, OR

    "The reviews on the Web and when we met Bill--he was very knowledgeable and friendly! Eric and his team did an excellent job. Eric..."

    Customer Review

    By Dan And Yvonne
    Portland, OR

    The reviews on the Web and when we met Bill--he was very knowledgeable and friendly! Eric and his team did an excellent job. Eric took the time to explain some options we had as the work progressed... Thank you for your services. Every one we spoke with on the phone were very courteous and helpful!

  • By Caleb C.
    Aloha, OR

    "More services provided. Everything we needed done could be done by your company alone. (easier than having to hire multiple..."

    Customer Review

    By Caleb C.
    Aloha, OR

    More services provided. Everything we needed done could be done by your company alone. (easier than having to hire multiple companies to do all the work)

  • By Jason M.
    Scio, OR

    "I deliver to a lot of jobs sites and never seen a crew work so hard both days they were here. The quality was way past what I had..."

    Customer Review

    By Jason M.
    Scio, OR

    I deliver to a lot of jobs sites and never seen a crew work so hard both days they were here. The quality was way past what I had expected and makes me feel like I chose the right people for the job!

  • By David S.
    Lebanon, OR

    "Your sale rep was very informative and knowledgeable of what was needed for our house. He gave us the options on what should be..."

    Customer Review

    By David S.
    Lebanon, OR

    Your sale rep was very informative and knowledgeable of what was needed for our house. He gave us the options on what should be done and let us decide what was best for our budget. No pressure of any kind.

  • By Tom S.
    Springfield, OR

    "The crews did outstanding work."

    Customer Review

    By Tom S.
    Springfield, OR

    The crews did outstanding work.

  • By B.B.
    Springfield, OR

    "I am very pleased with this company. Eric Leach has done great work."

    Customer Review

    By B.B.
    Springfield, OR

    I am very pleased with this company. Eric Leach has done great work.

  • By Shawn R.
    Springfield, OR

    Customer Review

    By Shawn R.
    Springfield, OR

  • By John M.
    Springfield, OR

    "You had good reviews. But more importantly, you were one of the few companies that took the overall house performance issue..."

    Customer Review

    By John M.
    Springfield, OR

    You had good reviews. But more importantly, you were one of the few companies that took the overall house performance issue seriously, which I think is important.

  • By Don S.
    Pleasant Hill, OR

    "Eric L did a great job of listening to my needs and concerns, offering options, and running the crew. They did a very good,..."

    Customer Review

    By Don S.
    Pleasant Hill, OR

    Eric L did a great job of listening to my needs and concerns, offering options, and running the crew. They did a very good, professional job and it was a pleasant experience.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Completed on time, cleaned up, and were courteous and professional." Read Full Testimonial

    John H. of Grants Pass, OR

    Customer Testimonial

              Completed on time, cleaned up, and were courteous and professional. (attic insulation)
    John H.
    Grants Pass, OR
  • "Love your work--we are already warmer and expecting to be cooler in the summer." Read Full Testimonial

    Craig & Kerry M. of Damascus, OR

    Customer Testimonial

              Love your work--we are already warmer and expecting to be cooler in the summer. This was a tough project and your guys were amazing. Thanks to Eric, Patrick, Michael, etc. (attic insulation with blown-in cellulose, and sealing)
    Craig & Kerry M.
    Damascus, OR
  • "Very pleased with the job done." Read Full Testimonial

    Connie R. of Portland, OR

    Customer Testimonial

              Very pleased with the job done. Explained everything. Would refer them to a friend.
    Connie R.
    Portland, OR
  • "Well handled--checked, cleaned, and completed." Read Full Testimonial

    John and Cynthia of Milwaukie, OR

    Customer Testimonial

              Well handled--checked, cleaned, and completed. The situation at the beginning was challenging and the crew handled it well. (insulate garage and attic)
    John and Cynthia
    Milwaukie, OR
  • "Everyone was nice and helpful each step." Read Full Testimonial

    Eric and Amanda A. of Portland, OR

    Customer Testimonial

              Everyone was nice and helpful each step. I appreciated that they brought everything they needed themselves (including wifi during the energy audit). They made sure to put down tarps/plastic everywhere and fully cleaned up afterwards.
    Eric and Amanda A.
    Portland, OR
  • "Great communication!" Read Full Testimonial

    Diane H. of Portland, OR

    Customer Testimonial

              Very professional--on time--great communication!
    Diane H.
    Portland, OR
  • "One-stop for all solutions." Read Full Testimonial

    Kai P. of West Linn, OR

    Customer Testimonial

              The crew called before their arrival, reviewed work, explained and answered questions, clean-protected floors and trims, installed an alternative hatch cover. One-stop for all solutions. Well done.
    Kai P.
    West Linn, OR
  • "We had a lot of work done on our house this summer and I wish all of my contractors were as professional and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jim G. of Wilsonville, OR

    Customer Testimonial

              We had a lot of work done on our house this summer and I wish all of my contractors were as professional and courteous as your staff. Josh was great. He provided us lots of options and helped us decide what was best, given our long-term goals with this property. We were comfortable with Josh--his integrity was evident in his interactions with us. The crew was great! We are 100% satisfied with the work done. The clean-up was great--not a trace left behind!
    Jim G.
    Wilsonville, OR
  • "Your very positive dispositions, hard-work ethics, consideration of our time and home, and your thorough..." Read Full Testimonial

    Patrick & Kristen V. of Beaverton, OR

    Customer Testimonial

              To Derrick, Michael, Keanu, Patrick, Greg, Michael, and all of the other crew members who entered our crawl space--THANK YOU and "WOW"! Your very positive dispositions, hard-work ethics, consideration of our time and home, and your thorough clean-up and encapsulation of our gross crawl space were above and beyond. We will certainly recommend you and your work to everyone and anyone who asks about home energy issues!
    Patrick & Kristen V.
    Beaverton, OR

Eric Leach from Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver

Title: Production Foreman

Hometown: Eugene, OR

Eric Leach from Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver

Eric has been with us since May of 2009. He holds an OSHA certification and has been certified in Mold and Moisture Management and Weatherization Measures. 

Eric is also trained in window replacement.

Eric says the thing he likes most about his job is helping people to be more comfortable in their homes. In his free time Eric enjoys spending time with his children and fishing in Oregon's lakes and rivers.

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Vancouver, WA Crawl Space Gets Encapsulated, Solves Two Problems
    Before
    Vancouver, WA Crawl Space Gets Encapsulated, Solves Two Problems
    After

    These Vancouver, WA homeowners wanted to improve the air quality in their home and also decrease their heating and cooling costs. When our Energy Consultant crawled around under their home, he found a crumpled up vapor barrier, evidence of animal infestations, fiberglass batting hanging down, and gaps around the sill plate on the foundation wall.

    This couple moved forward with a crawl space encapsulation.  It helps dramatically improve air quality since almost 50% of the air you are breathing in a one-story home moves in to your home from the crawl space. By having the crawl space sealed and insulated so well, it will also help decrease utility costs. Two problems solved with one solution!

  • Attic Air Sealed in Tualatin, OR Home Before Cellulose Insulation Blown In
    Before
    Attic Air Sealed in Tualatin, OR Home Before Cellulose Insulation Blown In
    After

    To be the most effective project it can be, don’t just add insulation on top of old insulation. It’s much more effective to remove the old insulation, get at the places that need air sealing with spray foam, and then insulate over this air sealed attic floor.

    This Tualatin, OR attic hardly had any insulation and didn’t have leaks sealed (see BEFORE photo). After our insulating team removed the old insulation, they air sealed the leaks (see AFTER photo). They then blew in the TruSoft™ cellulose insulation.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulated Under Sherwood, OR Home
    Before
    Crawl Space Encapsulated Under Sherwood, OR Home
    After

    From quite the wet mess to a space where they can store items, this Sherwood, OR crawl space went through the encapsulation transformation!

  • Salem, OR Crawl Space Encapsulated to Help Prevent Mold Growth
    Before
    Salem, OR Crawl Space Encapsulated to Help Prevent Mold Growth
    After

    After this Salem, OR homeowner had the old insulation in their crawl space removed by another company, he needed it re-insulated and called our company to get a proposal. With the moisture issues under this home, and the mold growth that had already started (see BEFORE photo), the owner chose to seal the crawl space with encapsulation (AFTER photo).

  • South Salem, OR Attic Upgraded with Blown-In Cellulose Insulation
    Before
    South Salem, OR Attic Upgraded with Blown-In Cellulose Insulation
    After

    This attic in a South Salem, OR home was woefully under-insulated. There was some old insulation (see BEFORE photo), but not enough to actually do much.

    Our insulation crew removed the old insulation, sealed up places where air was leaking in from the home (that is typical for most homes), and then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation (see AFTER photo).

  • Unhealthy Mess of a Crawl Space in Salem, OR Converted to Encapsulated Crawl Space
    Before
    Unhealthy Mess of a Crawl Space in Salem, OR Converted to Encapsulated Crawl Space
    After

    The crawl space under this SE Salem, OR home was a gigantic mess! Fiberglass insulation was either hanging down or on the ground rather than tucked onto the underfloor (see BEFORE photo). Rodents were living in the space (they love fiberglass to make nests). Plus, the high humidity level under the home was causing mold to grow!

    To make their home more energy-efficient, and also so they wouldn’t be breathing in mold spores, this family chose to seal their crawl space with crawl space encapsulation.

    The old, nasty, insulation and vapor barrier were removed by our crawl space crew and then the mold issue was treated with Mold-X to neutralize it and stop the growth. They then installed the special encapsulation vapor barrier material, spray foamed the foundation walls, and installed the Sedona dehumidifier and the SmartSump sump pump.

    All of these items together, rather than just replacing the insulation with more fiberglass, makes this home more comfortable and healthier for this family.

  • Salem, OR Crawl Space WAY Too Moist--Sedona Dehumidifier Installed
    Before
    Salem, OR Crawl Space WAY Too Moist--Sedona Dehumidifier Installed
    After

    Your crawl space’s relative humidity should be 60% at the MOST. The hygrometer reading taken by our salesperson in this crawl space was at 79.8% percent, and at that humidity, mold already started to grow!

    Besides neutralizing the mold and encapsulating this crawl space, our insulation team installed a Sedona dehumidifier to help dry the air and keep it under that magic 60% relative humidity number. It also filters the air down to two microns.

  • Albany, OR Home Moldy Underneath Due to Water Issues
    Before
    Albany, OR Home Moldy Underneath Due to Water Issues
    After

    When our Energy Consultant investigated under this Albany, OR home, there were clearly water issues. Plus, the mold growth had already started. Mold lives and thrives when the relative humidity is between 70 to 99%.

    Crawl space encapsulation was the best and more permanent solution for this couple, so they moved forward with it. Making the air they breathed in their home healthier for them was a concern.

  • Albany, OR Attic Gets Blown-in Cellulose Insulation Added
    Before
    Albany, OR Attic Gets Blown-in Cellulose Insulation Added
    After

    This Albany, OR homeowner needed their attic insulated quickly.  The BEFORE photo shows the fiberglass batting just shoved in to the attic.  See those gaps? Air easily leaks in from the home below and escapes in to the attic.

    The AFTER photo shows the attic with the blown-in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation blown to the R-49 level.

  • No More Mold and Critters under Halsey Area, OR Home
    Before
    No More Mold and Critters under Halsey Area, OR Home
    After

    This Halsey area homeowner had musty smells in her home and called us for an appointment.  When our Energy Consultant crawled under her home, he found mold growing! Besides being able to see the white mold growing on the wood in this Before photo, you can also see the tunnel some critter made by pushing aside the grey insulation.

    She chose to encapsulate under her home (see After photo) to prevent mold from growing again. She also had us install the SaniDry CX air handling system, the SmartSump sump pump, and a full drainage system.

  • Upper Story Bedrooms in Eugene, OR Home Now Warmer with Spray Foam Insulation
    Before
    Upper Story Bedrooms in Eugene, OR Home Now Warmer with Spray Foam Insulation
    After

    This BEFORE photos shows the attic deck floor and ductwork. What you can’t see is: how inefficient the fiberglass batting is, how the ducts were leaking, and how there were air gaps along the edges that were causing air to be sucked up from the home and into the attic!

    Fiberglass, although still be used, is not the best insulation material. Building standards back when this home was built in 1926 didn’t include sealing up all the leaks. To solve many issues, the homeowner chose closed-cell spray foam insulation (see AFTER photo).

  • Mice, Mold, and Missing Insulation Under this Eugene, OR Home
    Before
    Mice, Mold, and Missing Insulation Under this Eugene, OR Home
    After

    No wonder these Eugene, OR homeowners were not comfortable inside their home-what was underneath was a mess! It was very moist, mold was growing, insulation was missing in places, and mice were living under there.

    Since about half the air they were breathing in their home was coming from that crawl space, the owners chose to encapsulate their crawl space. This seals the house from the ground, handles water issues (they needed two sump pumps), and makes it much harder for critters to live under there.

  • Attic Floor of Eugene, OR Home Now Well-Insulated with Closed-Cell Spray Foam
    Before
    Attic Floor of Eugene, OR Home Now Well-Insulated with Closed-Cell Spray Foam
    After

    To help make their home more comfortable and energy-efficient, this Eugene, OR couple chose closed-cell spray foam (AFTER photo) to replace the inefficient fiberglass batting insulation (BEFORE photo) that was in their attic. This spray foam seals air leaks and makes a nice impenetrable “blanket” in their attic. It also deters rodents as they cannot nest in it like they prefer to do in fiberglass.

  • Cold House in Eugene, OR Making Homeowner Cold-Blown-in Cellulose Solves Issue
    Before
    Cold House in Eugene, OR Making Homeowner Cold-Blown-in Cellulose Solves Issue
    After

    This homeowner called us to investigate the attic as the home got cold quickly when the temperature dropped. She was tired of being cold all winter.

    This BEFORE photos shows pieces of fiberglass insulation here and there; it was definitely not doing much to keep the air she was paying to heat inside her house.

    Our expert insulation crew removed all the old insulation, sealed the air leakage areas (another reason air was escaping from her home into the attic), made a special cover for the attic access point, and blew in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation to the higher R-60 level (see AFTER photo). All of these solutions added up to making this home much more comfortable in the winter.

  • Cold Upstairs in Winter in South Eugene, OR Home Fixed with Blown-in Insulation
    Before
    Cold Upstairs in Winter in South Eugene, OR Home Fixed with Blown-in Insulation
    After

    This homeowner found us on Home Advisor and called to get our ideas for making their south Eugene home warmer in winter. Our Energy Consultant climbed into the attic and determined that the attic was the main culprit—it had some insulation (see BEFORE photo) but not enough to keep in the heat in the winter.

    Our attic insulation crew removed the old insulation, and then sealed up the leaks (called air sealing). They then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose to the higher R-60 insulation level. (see AFTER photo)

  • Preparing Eugene, OR Home For Sale by Spray Foaming Under Floor
    Before
    Preparing Eugene, OR Home For Sale by Spray Foaming Under Floor
    After

    This owner was working on preparing his Eugene, OR rental for sale and knew there were big issues under the home (see BEFORE photo). The insulation was hanging down and this would clearly be an issue for a potential buyer.

    He chose to replace the insulation with 3 inches of closed-cell spray foam as this would be a good selling point. Spray foam will not sag over time as fiberglass does, and it seals up holes.

  • Attic near Cheshire, OR Has Air Leaks Sealed and Insulation to R-49 Level
    Before
    Attic near Cheshire, OR Has Air Leaks Sealed and Insulation to R-49 Level
    After

    This home's attic did not have enough insulation to keep in the warm air, so the homeowner was cold in the winter.  This comes from all the cracks where air was leaking out of the attic plus the inadequate level of insulation.  Even though there was some attic insulation (see the Before photo), there were too many places where it was inadequate.  Warm air likes to find its way out, and this attic gave it ample places to escape. Our Insulation Crew sealed the air leaks and then blew in TruSoft cellulose insulation to the R-49 level (see After photo) that is recommended as the minimum level to be effective. 

  • Attic Near Canyonville, OR Insulated with Blown-In Cellulose
    Before
    Attic Near Canyonville, OR Insulated with Blown-In Cellulose
    After

    This above-a-converted-garage attic was insulated with TruSoft™ blown-in cellulose to the higher R-60 level to help make the room below more comfortable and energy efficient.

  • Can Light Covers Made a Big Difference in This Winchester, OR Home
    Before
    Can Light Covers Made a Big Difference in This Winchester, OR Home
    After

    Can lights are recessed light fixtures inside your home that are flush with the ceiling. Can lights are notorious for leaking air from your home (that you paid to heat or to cool) into the attic. Before we installed the blown-in cellulose insulation in this Winchester, OR attic, the old insulation was removed, and then each can light was covered with a special can light cover and air-sealed to the attic deck.

  • Cellulose Insulation in Attic Helps Homeowner to Sell House
    Before
    Cellulose Insulation in Attic Helps Homeowner to Sell House
    After

    This Toldeo, OR homeowner needed better insulation in the attic to get the house up to code to help sell the house.  Our Energy Consultant found old, inefficient fiberglass in the attic (see BEFORE photo). In some areas, it wasn't even rolled out!

    Our insulation crew blew in TruSoft cellulose to the R-49 level to meet code for attic insulation. (see AFTER photo)  The house was then put on the market.

  • Old, Ineffective Insulation Replaced in Attic on Oregon Coast
    Before
    Old, Ineffective Insulation Replaced in Attic on Oregon Coast
    After

    The insulation in the attic of this coastal Oregon home was old and quite inadequate—it was almost like having nothing up there at all!

    Our insulation crew removed the old insulation so critters did not have a place to nest. (Rats and mice love to live in fiberglass.) They then blew in TruSoft cellulose. This creates a warm blanket in the attic to keep in the air the homeowner is paying to heat, plus animals do not like to nest in blown-in cellulose.

  • Florence, OR Home Cleaned Up Underneath to Prepare for Sale
    Before
    Florence, OR Home Cleaned Up Underneath to Prepare for Sale
    After

    This Florence, OR homeowner was getting ready to list her home for sale and needed some items in the crawl space handled. Insulation that had fallen down was removed, and places missing insulation were re-stuffed with fiberglass batts. The old vapor barrier was removed and a new 6-mil black plastic vapor barrier was installed. Vent screens were repaired or replaced where critters had wiggled their way in.

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Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver
3922 West 1st Ave
Eugene, OR 97402
1-541-946-5802
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