Cosurac Distributors, a leading wholesale distributor of innovative building and construction products, changes the game in US market
Cosurac Distributors LLC (Cosurac), based in Skippack, Pennsylvania, is a leading wholesale distributor of innovative and industry changing building and construction products. Through innovative technology and chemistry, Cosurac represents products that are cutting edge, revolutionary and differentiating in the U.S. marketplace.
While Cosurac was founded just about a year ago, the expertise and product knowledge behind the company has deep roots. Christopher Caruso, Cosurac’s Founder and President, has spent years working in the heavy civil sector. When he speaks about the company’s innovative product lines, he has the knowledge of an engineer (although he is not) and the spirit of an entrepreneur.
He says, “I spent a little over 20 years in heavy civil construction…big utilities, big earthwork, bridges, roads, road expansions, piles, dredging, environmental excavation, etc. I got started when I was 21 years old. While I had very little construction estimating or project management knowledge, within six months, I was running a multimillion-dollar earthwork housing project. And my career and knowledge grew from there.”
A Different Kind of Company
With Cosurac, Christopher wanted to create a different kind of company, one that would distribute innovative and technology-driven construction products not typically seen or used in the United States, but that are used widely in other parts of the world. Christopher researches the global market, identifying products that he believes can make a difference for construction professionals in the U.S. These are all products that are widely used in Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, etc.
Innovative Product Lines Change the Market
Currently, Cosurac is focused on six different product lines: American Ground Screws, PostSaver, PoleSaver, Fence Armor, QuikSet and Quikfix Anchor. Each product offers different uses that are unique in the marketplace.
The first product line consists of specialized ground screws, which have a multitude of applications. “What they are, basically,” Christopher shares, “is a galvanized screw with different flanges that can be welded on the top. The main use in the U.S. is for solar fields. So, for instance, when you’re installing all the arrays in the solar fields, these can be screwed into the ground and you can immediately start building on top of them. The applications around the world for this product are for apartments, temporary tent structures, temporary buildings, trailers, decks; there’s a wide range of uses. You could use them as tiebacks if you’re putting a bulkhead in the river rather than drive in a pile. Its competitor would be a helical pile.” Of note, these screws are now ICC certified.
The next three product lines, PostSaver, PoleSaver and Fence Armor, all go hand in hand. PostSaver is meant for round, square and rectangular wooden posts and PoleSaver is for the protection of utility poles—both products created to protect against ground rot and/or deterioration. With PostSaver, Cosurac will offer a 20-year warranty on the post, and with PoleSaver, there is a 50-year warranty on the pole. Next, Fence Armor, is a two-part sleeve, galvanized steel product designed to protect posts from weed wacker damage. “So many folks (and/or Property Management companies and their landscapers) are faced with this problem when maintaining their lawns,” states Christopher. QuikSet is a concrete alternative/resin product that allows the end user to exponentially decrease their time when installing or completing a project. Christopher explains, “When you’re putting any kind of post into the ground, you can pour QuikSet in the hole and it will begin to set in 6 minutes and then be fully cured within 15 minutes. QuikSet also has a stronger lateral strength than concrete. While concrete still has compressive strength, this product expands (like a root system) and it will give much better stability to posts or poles. It’s great for mailboxes, business signs, fences, utility poles, dumpster enclosures…really any kind of post (steel, wood, PVC, etc.) that you can think of.”
Quikfix Anchor is a high-performance, rapid curing two-part chemical anchoring system. Used for small, single applications, it can be applied to produce a cost-effective, strong, chemical-resistant fixing.
Education and Expansion
While the past year was focused on research and development, Cosurac is now poised to step up its Sales and Distribution channels through social media, lunch & learn educational opportunities and even job site demonstrations. Currently, Cosurac distributes its products all across the Eastern, Eastern Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and New England regions in the U.S., and that will only grow.
Christopher is excited about the prospect of what’s to come, and more importantly, what he can bring to the industry. “Cosurac’s ability to build up awareness of these innovative products to the point they become mainstream is rooted in my ability to think outside the box. I think a little bit differently than most people. I’m always looking for ways to do something better than what is currently being done. These products lend themselves to that kind of thinking,” Christopher says.
He adds, “We’re not looking to bring on a lot of products, just ones that we think will change the U.S. market in a positive way. And that’s really how we look at it. We hope people will go visit our website and learn about our products. And if you’re interested in dealer or retail opportunities, please reach out.”