Fernco Joint Sealer Company was formally established in 1964 by an individual
contractor looking for a time saving and reliable solution to his pipe
connection needs. Mr. Zopfi developed a pre-formed tar donut for use on his own
jobs in the Detroit area during the late 1940’s.
spread of his invention as other contractors wanted to take advantage of this
labor saving product and purchased them directly from Mr. Zopfi, who set up a
small shop in a garage behind his plumbing business.
the beginning, Fernco has continued to grow into more markets and has continued
to develop innovative, reliable and easy-to-use products. Fernco expanded into
Canada and then to the Western USA with a location in Reno, Nevada. In August,
2002, Fernco, Inc. acquired Flex-Seal Couplings LTD, the leading manufacturer
of flexible couplings in the European market. Flex-Seal manufactures and
distributes couplings in the United Kingdom and Europe. The Flex-Seal
acquisition positions Fernco, Inc. as the number one manufacturer and
distributor of flexible couplings in the world. All of this growth isn’t to
make Fernco the biggest company, but the best company. With resources from
around the world, Fernco is able to tap into many innovative minds to create
the best products to meet the needs of the individual in the field, trying to
get the job done.