OUR HISTORY - GROWING TOGETHER


1923

{Luse-Stevenson Takes Root}
D. Claude Luse founded a small corkboard insulation importer and roofing contractor in Chicago. The company flourished in its early days because of our founder’s entrepreneurial drive, reputation as an excellent businessman, and political clout. Luse won contracts for the roofing work on many of Chicago’s most prominent construction projects, including the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and the original Chicago Stadium.

1930’s

{Luse Enters Insulation Contracting Business}
Soon the young company began using corkboard in insulation applications beyond roofing. Luse was also an early mover in using many other insulation materials, and the company entered the mechanical insulation business, insulating piping and boilers on industrial job sites such as steel mills and oil refineries in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

1940’s

{Insulation Contracting Extends into Commercial End Market}
By the end of WWII, Chicago was doubling in population every decade, and Luse’s mechanical insulation contracting business moved into major commercial jobs, winning contracts for projects such as the John Hancock building, major hotels, and schools.

1955

{Duane Claude Luse Becomes Second Generation CEO}

1975

{Duane (“Dee”) Chapman Luse Becomes Third Generation CEO}

1979

{Luse Holdings Acquires Amerisafe Product Distribution & Sourcing}
In a step toward vertical integration, Luse acquired a distribution business to distribute insulation and construction products.

1985

{Luse Environmental Services (LES) Established}
Steve Luse launched LES in 1985 to provide environmental remediation contracting services – asbestos, lead, mold, and mercury abatement – on commercial and industrial jobsites.

1987

{Distribution Product Offering Extended}
In 1987, Amerisafe’s product offering was extended to include safety and environmental products.

1998

{Steve Luse Becomes Fourth Generation CEO}

2007

{Luse Holdings Acquires ESS}
Luse purchased Ergonomic and Safety Service of Pennsylvania in 2007 to provide safety consulting, safety personnel staffing, safety training, and occupational health services to the construction industry.

2012

{Amerisafe Group Extends Service Offering}
Amerisafe Group began providing facility healthcare staffing to handle on-site testing and first aid services on construction sites as well as confined space and high angle rescue services.

2017+

{Luse Legacy Sustains into Fifth-Generation}