FAMILY IS OUR FOUNDATION​

our story

In 1996, Gerry Roach began operating a plastering business out of his garage in Mekinock, North Dakota. He recognized an opportunity to make a difference and provide high-quality construction services to his small, rural community. And so, the story of Forks Lath and Plaster began. Armed with his dedication and a strong work ethic, Gerry set out to create a legacy that would stand the test of time.

The business continued to grow, gradually adding both personnel and equipment in order to better meet the needs of the community. FLP secured our first steel stud framing contract in 1998 for the Grand Forks County Office Building, and from there, we never looked back. Over the years, we have expanded our services to include insulation and drywall, and worked on a wide range of projects across critical industries such as higher education, government, and healthcare.

From the very beginning, FLP has embodied family values and a commitment to our people. While some companies are just now stepping up their benefits due to increasing labor shortages, we’ve been doing it since the very beginning–offering comprehensive health insurance long before it became the norm and enabling our employees to put family first. 

In 2018, Jared Roach took the reins and continued to drive FLP’s growth and success. Today, FLP is more than 50 employees strong and has established a reputation of getting the job done to the highest level. While FLP has grown, we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to excellence, family values, and the well-being of our employees.

our builders

Our talented team members bring expertise and passion to every project.

John Doe
Project Manager

Jane Smith
Designer

Michael Johnson
Architect

Sarah Davis
Engineer

David Wilson
Construction Manager

Emily Thompson
Marketing Specialist

What wE dO

FLP, equipped with a lineage spanning three generations in cold form steel framing since the 60s and 70s, boasts a team with extensive expertise in both interior and exterior projects. With a deep
understanding of the engineering intricacies involved in cold form steel framing, certain team members possess decades of hands-on experience. This seasoned team, backed by the means and resources necessary for any undertaking, considers the framing as the essential “bones of the building” upon which everything is constructed. FLP not only possesses the required equipment for various tasks but also has the capability to address challenges, even in inadequate sites. In essence, FLP is well-prepared with the knowledge, experience, and resources to successfully execute a wide array of cold form steel framing projects.

Legacy and Expertise:

  • Equipped with a lineage spanning three generations in cold form steel framing since the 60s and 70s
  • Experienced Team
    • Team boasts extensive expertise in both interior and exterior projects
  • Decades of Hands-On Experience
    • Certain team members possess decades of hands-on experience
  • Engineering Understanding
    • Deep understanding of engineering intricacies in cold form steel framing

Framing as Essential “Bones of the Building”:

  •  Considers framing as the essential foundation upon which everything is constructed
  • Well-prepared
    • Well-prepared with knowledge, experience, and resources
    • Means and Resources
      • Seasoned team backed by means and resources for any undertaking
  • Equipment for Various Tasks
    • Possesses required equipment for various tasks
  • Capability to Address Challenges
    • Capable of addressing challenges, even in inadequate sites

 Execution of a Wide Array of Projects:

  •  Able to successfully execute a wide array of cold form steel framing
    projects

FLP excels in installations, emphasizing a profound understanding of thermal efficiency and the significance of acoustical properties. With great attention to detail and unparalleled accuracy, FLP takes pride in delivering top-notch services. Their expertise extends to various insulation methods, including spray foam (SPF), continuous exterior insulation, in-wall cavity insulation, and blow-in or loose-fill insulation. Recognizing the critical role that insulation plays in both thermal comfort and soundproofing, FLP ensures that their installations meet the highest standards, providing clients with efficient and well-insulated spaces.

Expertise in Various Insulation Methods:

  • Spray foam (SPF)
  • Continuous exterior insulation
  • In-wall cavity insulation
  • Blow-in or loose-fill insulation
  • Emphasis on Thermal Efficiency
    • Profound understanding of thermal efficiency
  • Significance of Acoustical Properties
    • Recognizes the significance of acoustical properties

Attention to Detail:

  • Great attention to detail

Unparalleled Accuracy:

  • Takes pride in delivering services with unparalleled accuracy

Critical Role of Insulation:

  • Recognizes the critical role of insulation

Thermal Comfort and Soundproofing:

  • Ensures installations contribute to both thermal comfort and soundproofing

Highest Standards:

  • Insists that installations meet the highest standards

Efficient and Well-Insulated Spaces:

  • Provides clients with efficient and well-insulated spaces

FLP excels in drywall installations, demonstrating expertise in various ratings, types, shapes, and
sizes. With a proven track record of hanging vast amounts of drywall year after year, FLP goes
beyond surface-level application, emphasizing the structural integrity of each wall. Attention to
detail is a key part, as evidenced by the placement of control joints to ensure long-term stability.
FLP is well-versed in addressing environmental requirements related to drywall, offering tailored
solutions for diverse needs. Their proficiency extends to specialized projects, such as shaft liner
assemblies ranging from one inch to a quarter, showcasing their versatility and commitment to
delivering high-quality drywall installations.

Expertise in Ratings, Types, Shapes, and Sizes:

  • Demonstrates expertise in various drywall ratings, types, shapes, and sizes

Proven Track Record:

  • Proven track record of hanging vast amounts of drywall year after year

Emphasis on Structural Integrity:

  • Goes beyond surface-level application
  • Emphasizes the structural integrity of each wall

Attention to Detail:

  • Key focus on attention to detail

Control Joint Placement:

  • Places control joints strategically for long-term stability

Addressing Environmental Requirements:

  • Well-versed in addressing environmental requirements related to drywall

Tailored Solutions:

  • Offers tailored solutions for diverse drywall needs

Proficiency in Specialized Projects:

  • Proficiency extends to specialized projects

Shaft Liner Assemblies:

  • Specialized in shaft liner assemblies ranging from one inch to a quarter

Versatility and Commitment to Quality:

  • Showcases versatility and commitment to delivering high-quality drywall installations

FLP has mastered the art of Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS), making it the cornerstone of our operations. While we initially began with stucco and EIFS, the latter has emerged as the most sought-after service. Our expertise extends beyond EIFS to encompass stucco and interior plastering, offering a comprehensive suite of solutions. EIFS, or synthetic stucco, stands out for its versatility, allowing for imaginative designs that can resemble anything from metal panels to brick. Its popularity in cold weather climates is fueled by its excellent insulating properties. With the ability to be customized in any color, EIFS is not only visually appealing but also remarkably durable. Our proficiency extends to original stucco applications, Venetian plastering, molding trim, as well as interior plaster and repair services, showcasing our commitment to meeting diverse client needs with skill and creativity.

Mastery in Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS):

  • FLP has mastered the art of EIFS, making it a cornerstone of their operations

Evolution from Stucco to EIFS:

  • Initially began with stucco and EIFS
  • EIFS has emerged as the most sought-after service

Comprehensive Solutions:

  • Expertise extends beyond EIFS to encompass stucco and interior
    plastering

Versatility of EIFS:

  • EIFS, or synthetic stucco, is versatile
  • Allows for imaginative designs resembling metal panels to brick

Popularity in Cold Weather Climates:

  • Popular in cold weather climates
  • Excellent insulating properties contribute to its popularity

Customizable in Any Color:

  • EIFS can be customized in any color

Visual Appeal and Durability:

  • Visually appealing and remarkably durable

Proficiency in Various Applications:

  • Proficiency extends to original stucco applications
  • Venetian plastering, molding trim, interior plaster, and repair services

Commitment to Meeting Diverse Client Needs:

  • Showcases commitment to meeting diverse client needs with skill and creativity

FLP leads in Panelized Construction, strategically applying it based on project needs, considering challenges like labor shortages, tight timelines, and budgets. With over two decades
of expertise in building analysis and capabilities beyond panel installation, including sheeting and EIFS padding, we make informed decisions on the optimal use of panelized construction.
Despite the recent popularity of this method, FLP has a long history in its application, enabling us to accurately assess project suitability. FLP provides general construction services, managing
entire projects, including weather barriers for exteriors, offering comprehensive solutions for diverse construction needs.

Leadership in Panelized Construction:

  • FLP leads in Panelized Construction

Strategic Application Based on Project Needs:

  • Applies panelized construction strategically based on project needs

Consideration of Challenges:

  • Considers challenges like labor shortages, tight timelines, and budgets

Two Decades of Expertise:

  • Over two decades of expertise in building analysis

Capabilities Beyond Panel Installation:

  • Capabilities extend beyond panel installation
  • Includes sheeting and EIFS padding

Informed Decisions on Optimal Use:

  • Makes informed decisions on the optimal use of panelized construction

Long History in Panelized Construction:

  • Despite recent popularity, FLP has a long history in panelized construction

Accurate Assessment of Project Suitability:

  • Ability to accurately assess project suitability

General Construction Services:

  • Provides general construction services

Management of Entire Projects:

  • Manages entire projects, including weather barriers for exteriors

Comprehensive Solutions for Diverse Construction Needs:

  • Offers comprehensive solutions for diverse construction needs

FLP, primarily a specialty subcontractor, excels in General Construction Services. Our capabilities extend to interior and exterior cladding, including metal and FRP panels, acoustical
ceilings, casework installation, and overall project management. Whether it’s selected demolition or other construction needs, FLP has the resources and expertise to deliver. Despite our specialization, we also function as a general contractor, offering comprehensive project management services. Our commitment extends to providing clients with end-to-end solutions for their construction requirements.

Capabilities in Interior and Exterior Cladding:

  • Capabilities extend to interior and exterior cladding

Expertise in Metal and FRP Panels:

  • Expertise in metal and FRP panels

Acoustical Ceilings and Casework Installation:

  • Proficiency in acoustical ceilings and casework installation

Overall Project Management:

  • Provides overall project management services

Versatility in Construction Services:

  • Handles selected demolition and other construction needs

Resources and Expertise:

  • FLP has the resources and expertise to deliver on various construction requirements

Functioning as a General Contractor:

  • Despite specialization, functions as a general contractor

Comprehensive Project Management:

  • Offers comprehensive project management services

End-to-End Solutions:

  • Commitment to providing clients with end-to-end solutions for their construction requirements

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Are you ready to work with a company that combines a rich history with a forward-thinking approach? Join the FLP family, where excellence is our tradition and integrity is our cornerstone.