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Welcome to Gribbins Insulation’s website.

Gribbins Insulation is a commercial and industrial insulation contractor serving the insulation needs of the Midwest.  Founded in 1985 in Evansville, Indiana, we are still owned and managed by our founder, Jim Gribbins, and we now have five branch locations.  Please explore our website to learn more about our company, some of our projects, and our nationally-recognized safety program.  We look forward to the opportunity to work for you.

Click here to view and download the Gribbins fact sheet.

A few highlights:

  • 2013 MICCS Excellence in Safety “Crystal Eagle” Award winner – first specialty contractor to win in the 20+ year history of the award
  • Our safety program was honored with over 25 regional and national safety awards over the last 5 years.
  • EHS Today magazine named us one of America’s Safest Companies in November 2011.
  • The National Safety Council honored our founder and President, Jim Gribbins, as one of the 2012 CEOs Who Get It, along with the CEOs of Dow Chemical and Georgia-Pacific
  • Our current EMR is .68.
  • We celebrated 25 years in business in 2010, with a profit every year.

Our Work

We insulate mechanical and process systems for commercial, industrial, and power generating facilities.  We perform work on a lump sum, negotiated, and cost plus basis, and our project sizes range from $1,000 to $30 million.  Our workforce is union, and we pursue work throughout the Midwestern United States.  We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the effectiveness of our safety program.

Our Team

General Manager/President: Jim Gribbins
Senior Vice President: Mark Gribbins
Executive Vice President: Brian Willett
VP/Terre Haute Area Manager: JD Smothers
Secretary-Treasurer: Patrick Wahl
Louisville Area Manager: Mike Brown
Indianapolis Area Manager: Adam Brown
Safety Manager: Trevor Atherton
Risk Manager: Jim Will
Dir. of Marketing and Business Dev.: Megan Knoll
Warehouse Managers: 3
Construction Managers: 2
Estimating and Project Management: 7
Field Superintendents: 3
Clerical/Accounting: 5
Field Force: Average 150 employees, including insulators, sheet metal workers, laborers, and carpenters

Our Facilities and Equipment

At our headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, we have over 28,000 square feet of office and warehouse space.  Our five satellite locations support our efforts throughout the Midwest.  We own all industry specific equipment, including a fleet of more than 60 vehicles.  Estimating, accounting, and project management are fully automated.


Gribbins Insulation’s core values of integrity, safety, quality, productivity, and innovation form the foundation on which we make our decisions and perform our work.  With a goal of zero incidents, safety is part of our culture, considered with each decision made by management, administrators, foremen, and field employees.  By meeting or exceeding all federal, state, local, and client rules and regulations, we will create the safest working environment possible and ensure the safety, health, and welfare of each employee. Our nationally-recognized safety program has earned us many accolades as well as an EMR of .68.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.  Please contact us to let us know how we can help you on your next project.

President’s Message

2018 Q1 Safety Stars!

Posted: 04/19/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Working at heights, training, possible asbestos, and even icicles!

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Q4 2017 Safety Star Winners

Posted: 02/02/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Announcing our final safety star winners from 2017!

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Toolbox Talk

Heat Stress and Related Illnesses

Posted: 06/25/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Higher temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses. Learn to recognize the symptoms and catch them early.

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Hearing Protection

Posted: 06/18/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Although noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common occupation illnesses, it is often ignored because there are no visible effects.

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