Fast Five: Bone Dry Products Inc.

2016 Ovation Awards


Bone Dry Products Inc.
Industry: Concrete sealing
Address: 9009 58th Place, Kenosha
Employees: 4


Kenosha-based Bone Dry Products Inc. was born out of necessity.

Prairie Shores Ltd. is a manufacturer of wood flooring for commercial and retail use. It was founded in 1994. As the company grew, changes in the adhesives used for securing the floor coverings forced the company to seek out new products to prevent moisture.

In 2001, Prairie Shores secured the rights to a new product and formed Bone Dry Products, a manufacturer of concrete sealers and moisture mitigation solutions, which has since become the parent company of Prairie Shores.

“We changed the formula slightly, making the product even better so we can provide a 20-year warranty with the sale,” said Jim Gourley, owner.

Bone Dry has added four additional products and recently purchased a building and moved to the Business Park of Kenosha.

The company remains small but strategic, Gourley said.

Together with his son, James Gourley, and Brent McWhinny, he expects continued growth in the Kenosha community.

“We’re just barely scratching the surface of our potential,” he said. “We’re currently looking at possible acquisition of a company, possibly adding new products and we’re positioned right now to be extremely productive. We’re confident we can have substantial growth for a long period of time.”

Gourley grew up in the Kenosha area and says he is amazed at the changes the community has made.

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