About ECP

At ECP, we value the family dynamic which has shaped our company from the very beginning. Through our dedicated staff we have always taken the team approach in all facets of our business. Developing long lasting partnerships based on trust and integrity, we embrace every opportunity to provide a superior service with each new venture. Coupled with superior service, we believe dependability and customer satisfaction are paramount to our reputation.

Past and Present

In business for over 25 years, ECP began operation with the belief that by utilizing building science concepts, buildings could become more energy efficient. In May, 1992, Mary Ann and Randy Whisher founded Energy Conservation Professionals, implementing these concepts in the form of building envelope retrofits, a model not widely practiced at the time. Operating out of home, working with a van and some tools, selling the idea while at the same time implementing the solutions, the company began to take shape.

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After 6 years of selling the concept while completing projects, the company incorporated as ECP, Building Envelope Specialists Inc. in September of 1998. Developing a larger client base, ECP began expanding to meet the demands of the growing industry. Offering innovative solutions while diversifying our products to include blown-in cellulose and spray applied polyurethane foam insulation, raised the demand for our services throughout the market. Today, we are proud to be recognized as a certified woman owned business by both, New York State and the Women Owned Business National Council. Having completed work in over 2,500 buildings, ECP operates out of an 8,000 square foot facility, which is home to our mobile fleet. Servicing the northeast United States and beyond, we partner with major ESCOs and construction groups alike, providing leading design-build and construction services for our valued clients.

Credential & Affiliations

Credentials

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) 2014-Present New York State Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (NYSMWBE) 2014- Present

Union Trades Affiliations

District Council 4, Cheektowaga, NY
District Council 9, Long Island City, NY
District Council 35, Roslindale, MA

Our Team

The Pioneers

Maryann Whisher

Co-Founder/President

As a property manager, she and husband, Randy, co-owned Randall Whisher Properties while living in California. A move across country to New York State presented opportunity as she and Randy founded Energy Conservation Professionals, a specialty construction business focusing on building envelope weatherization. Incorporating as ECP, Building Envelope Specialists Inc. in the late 1990s Mary Ann held past positions as Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer, and Vice President. Gaining distinction as a certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise at both the state and national level, Mary Ann presently holds the position of President at ECP. When not overseeing company operations, her passion for creating and baking cakes, fills some of her downtime. A love of winter travel and summertime boating helps to fill the remainder. With one daughter and three sons, all leading their careers, Mary Ann resides in AuSable Forks, NY with husband, Randy.

Randy Whisher

Retired Co-Founder/President

Graduating from Ithaca College with a Bachelor degree of Industrial Business Management, Randy relocated to California from New York. He began his career setting up manufacturing facilities as Director of Manufacturing at Wilson Laboratories. As a co-owner, he and wife, Mary Ann, started Randall Whisher Properties, owning and managing residential properties while still in California. Moving back home to New York State, Randy began working for the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity (JCEO) as Director of Weatherization. Performing energy audits on a daily basis, he learned even more about energy loss issues throughout the building structure. Further educating himself in the field, he acquired Building Science training at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, Florida. Following the training, he believed buildings could become more energy efficient by utilizing building science methods, in the form of building envelope retrofits. Though there were still many unknowns in this particular field, Randy’s determination to make a substantial impact helped drive the industry in the northeast. Taking great pride in being a pioneer and leader of the energy efficiency movement, Randy, with wife Mary Ann laid the solid foundation for sustaining an accomplished business organization since 1992. Randy’s love of the outdoors, travel, and boating, coupled with a passion for rehabbing and tinkering on classic cars occupies his time, while enjoying retirement.

Management & Development

James Falleta

Vice President

Growing up in the family business, James has been employed with ECP since 2000. Since 2005, James has held various positions in the organization, from Thermal Design Engineer, to Secretary and Lead Engineer. As Vice President, James oversees daily business operations, providing astute leadership for ECP’s construction and management teams. James brings with him a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree from Alfred State University. His combination of industry experience and educational background coupled with his leadership and foresight are what make ECP a dynamic company during ever changing times.

Ed Crahan

Energy Auditor

Joining the team in 2005 as a Field Technician, Ed transitioned to Project Manager in 2012. Serving as Energy Auditor, Ed has garnered experience and gained a wide ranging skill set, which allows him to develop diverse projects, while also assuming various organizational roles, when necessary. A graduate of Juniata College, Ed possesses a knowledge and understanding of business administration and organizational structure. Whether in the field surveying facilities or generating calculations and reports, Ed takes great pride in making a positive impact on these facilities, occupants, and owners alike.

Jack Wisher

Project Manager

Jack began his ECP career as a Field Technician in 2017. While gaining experience, Jack proved his capabilities of managing onsite project operations. Coupled with his twenty plus years in the building trades, Jack has an extensive background in Spray Polyurethane Foam. His ability to oversee project operations quickly made him a candidate to take on a managerial role in the company. Serving as Project Manager, Jack encompasses all the qualities that carry forth ECP’s belief, that all successful project are predicated on clear communication and cohesive teamwork.

Marianne Smith

Assistant Chief Financial Officer

As Administrative Assistant, Marianne began her ECP career in 2004. Her experience, along with an astute attention to detail, quickly made her an integral piece to the organization. Marianne currently serves as Assistant Chief Financial Officer, though she “wears many hats.” Consistently coordinating daily office functions and administrative activities, Marianne is the pulse to which ECP functions day in and day out.

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