Breeding Insulation

Commercial Insulation Installation & Sales

About Breeding Insulation

Breeding Insulation Company Knoxville, Inc. (BICK) offers a full-range of industrial, mechanical, and commercial insulation products and installation services to customers throughout the Southeast. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, BICK’s professional team is able to provide expert services from start to finish — and has since 1984.

Our professional insulation services include but are not limited to:

Duct & Pipe
Chillers & Boilers
Steam Piping
Refrigerant & Other Extreme Temp Insulation
Protective Jacketing
Brewers tanks & lines

The Core Breeding Insulation Staff

Doug Mayes

President (Senior Estimator/Project Manager)

Doug began as a field apprentice in 1974 and became an estimator in 1978. Doug has successfully bid and obtained work for over 44 years.

Benjamin Mayes

Vice President

With Ben’s field insulation installation experience, he has the background to provide estimating and project management skills that provide practicality and common sense to field applications. He has well over 25 years of experience in the industry.

Albert Sumar

Estimator/Project Manager/Quality Control

Albert brings years of experience with a local mechanical engineering firm to the table. He offers insight into both the design and construction installation. He has over 14 years of construction estimating

R. Scott Smith

Field Superintendent

Scott has over 33 years experience in all aspects of the installation of mechanical insulation and has worked up the ranks to become Field Superintendent for Breeding Insulation in 2007. He has a solid background in the management of field personnel.

Mikey Rogers

Sales Manager

Mikey has field installation experience as well, which provides a wealth of knowledge in assisting our customers with procuring the right products for the job.

Our History

Adolphus Mayes, our Founder – had over 55 years in mechanical insulation installation. He began in 1954 as a field apprentice and went on to become a journeyman and then field superintendent. He became the branch manager for the then-multi-location Breeding Insulation Corporation in 1977. In 1984 he was able to purchase the Knoxville office branch. It was his honesty and vision for quality workmanship with his customers that has carried Breeding Insulation Knoxville to its current success, and will continue to guide the company in the future.

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More About Breeding

As your trusted source for quality mechanical insulation services, Breeding Insulation is committed to delivering high-quality insulation products and installation services for your most stringent project requirements.

You can count on our team to provide:

High Work Quality
Leading the way

Breeding Insulation is qualified to provide you with a variety of services including:

Needs analysis
Product considerations
Cost savings recommendations

We provide detailed bids with scopes provided for projects of all sizes.


2802 Sheridan St.
Knoxville, Tn 37921


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Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We are always happy to hear from you.

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