Rodenhouse Inc. History

Rodenhouse Inc. History
Bob Rodenhouse operating the first manufacturing press in 1993 Robert Rodenhouse, President and Founder of Rodenhouse Inc., is a graduate of Western Michigan University (WMU) with a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering; served as a pilot in the US Army and completed a tour in Vietnam, flying reconnaissance and forward air control (FAC) missions in South East Asia.

Bob became National Accounts Sales manager for a Michigan based fastener company. During those 15 years he developed business concepts and industry models that helped launch many successful products. One of the many great inventions Bob innovated and developed was the “Plastic Cap” Nail, a fastener used for securing felt roofing and foam board insulation sheathing.

Bob Rodenhouse with first shipment of washer fasteners - close up

Bob founded Rodenhouse Inc. in 1993 which manufactures innovative fastening systems for exterior building envelopes and facades. Our first fasteners focused on mechanically attached insulation found in EIFS or one coat polymer modified stucco systems. Other fasteners include washers for wire & stucco lath attachments, foam core tile backer board, and plaster repair. In the early beginnings, Bob worked long hours and “wore all hats” including stamping out washers on single-out presses and making local deliveries. Now Rodenhouse Inc. has a competent staff of employees, multiple cavity stamping presses, and state of the art injection molding machines to keep up with ever increasing demand.

Plastic injection molding facility

Recently implemented energy codes have changed the insulation requirements for virtually all new construction. With those changes, Rodenhouse Inc. has partnered with leading foam insulation, building wrap, and air/moisture barrier manufacturers and has developed fasteners and tools to rapidly install the material. Thermal-Grip® ci and brick-tie washers are the latest development which have been tested, recommended, and approved to attach these products. The E-Z Driver chuck adaptor and the BullsEye® attachment for auto-feed screw guns are also a contractor’s choice to efficiently and rapidly install the fasteners.

Check out our demonstration videos that showcase our various fasteners and tools. Please contact us for the distributor that serves your area or register your job for quick analysis of your fastener needs. We are proud to be “Made in America” and we thank you for your support.

Rodenhouse plastic injection molds