Bob Palmer

42 years – Refractory Construction University of Alabama AP Green / Bigelow-Liptak – Construction Manager – 18 yrs. York Linings – Manager /Sales-Technical Services – 15 yrs. Vesuvius / BMI – Construction Manager – 4 yrs. Empire Solutions – 5 yrs

Dan Walsh

Dan has 14 years of refractory construction knowledge. Dan is a respected Team Leader and first rate project manager. Dan is a Journeyman carpenter. His core competencies in metals and OEM installations. “Dan the Man” can provide you with unsurpassed quality and attention to detail. His prior experiences include foundry and casting positions in operations…

Greg Peak

Greg Peak is a 3rd generation refractory expert with a commitment to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. Greg has more than 30 years of responsible experience providing clients with superior refractory services during critical transitions and tight production demands. Greg helps Empire customers overcome the challenges they face today in controlling their refractory costs while…

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Tim Krouse

Tim has 40+ years working in the refractory construction industry. He is an experienced Refractory Construction Mechanic and Project Manager with core competencies in numerous applications including but not limited to Petrochemical, Metals, and Power Generation. Tim will keep your project on schedule and within budget with customer satisfaction and safety in mind.

Hope Perin
Hope Perin

Hope Perin MBA CPA has been the Managing Director at Empire for 13 years. Hope has 28 years of experience in both public accounting and industry. She is experienced in all aspects of accounting, finance and management,  from accounts payable and data entry to taxes and management consulting.

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Steve Misko

Steven R. Misko – Sales Empire Solutions MARLIN ASSOCIATES: 1976-1978 Carpenter KEN CLEVELAND HOMES: 1978-1979 Carpenter HILTI STEEL DIVISION: 1979-1987 Production Coord, Salesman, Supervisor- Thermite, Mold repair JPM REFRACTORY SERVICE: 1987-1993 Supervisor, Consultant – Coatings, Contract Supv. SERVSTEEL INC: 1993-1997 Sales/Service Representative- Slide Ladle Gates, related Refractories MICTEC – (MITSUBISHI INTL. CORP) 1997-2001 Sales Representative…

Dave Locy
Dave Locy

Dave Locy has over 18 years in hands on refractory maintenance and installation. He is a fifth generation bricklayer with 5 years sales experience. Dave graduated from Jefferson Vocational Trades schools and finished with a 98% overall in masonry and has competed in a statewide program for masonry with honors. Dave is an active member…