We are a family owned and operated business that operates in one building under two divisions in Park Hills, MO. The first division is Ozark’s Modern Insulation(OMI). OMI began in 1977, and is a reputable, quality-oriented insulation contractor that is capable of fulfilling all of your insulation needs. At OMI, we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality products on the market, and group that with “old fashioned” customer service in order to ensure a pleasant experience when dealing with our company.
The second division is Leadbelt Stove and Fireplace. Leadbelt started selling stoves and fireplaces in 1989, and remains as one of the few sellers in the area. We have the capability of installing all of the products that we offer. This is a growing division of our business, as we are always looking for new products and services to offer our customers. Our main goal is to please our customers, and to earn their repeat business, time and time again!
Our company was started by Bob and Mary Sechrest in 1977 as an insulation contractor. They were able to start Ozark Hills Insulation, Inc. with $5,000 they had saved up, a pickup truck, and a far-fetched dream. By 1984, the company had built up a strong customer base, and was able to buy out the local competitor, Modern Insulation. At this time, the company restructured and starting doing business as Ozark’s Modern Insulation. In 1989, they purchased a second business and created two divisions of operation. The two businesses became known as Ozark’s Modern Insulation and Leadbelt Buck Stove. The two businesses went on and by the year 2000, when Bob died, was the employer of about fifteen employees. After Bob’s passing, the business was held together by Mary, long-time employees Jane Cross and Joe Knowles, the experienced installers, and General Manager, Brian Wagner.
As of January 1, 2007, the company went under new ownership by the second generation of the family – Lance Sechrest and Brian and Jill Wagner. The company was renamed to Sechrest/Wagner, Inc. and currently does business as Ozark’s Modern Insulation and Leadbelt Stove and Fireplace.
Below are the employees of our company. Now you can put some faces with the names!