A Leader in Commercial Wall Systems
and Exterior Cladding
NOW Specialties LLC Was Incorporated In March 1996.
We are currently the top commercial wall systems fabricator in Texas, and one of the nationwide leaders in MCM system design.
NOW was the first MCM fabricator in Texas and was one of the MCA's first two Certified Premium Fabricators. We were also Trespa's first National Fabricator in the area. As a turn-key subcontractor, we install over 700,000 square feet of material per year. NOW has an excellent history with the manufacturers of Alucobond, Reynobond, and Alpolic, and with many other vendors.
We Only Purchase Fire Rated Material
Our cumulative performance bond capacity is $30 million, while our single-project bond capacity is $15 million. We are centrally located for shipments anywhere in the continental U.S. and are an authorized fabricator and installer of countless products.
In July 2017, in the wake of the Grenfell fire, we rewrote our specifications and chose to purchase only fire-rated metal composite material, even in cases when the cheaper, unrated material was specified.
Today, NOW Specialties LLC has a shop space of over 50,000 square feet. We have an office staff of 36, a field staff of over 150, and a total payroll of more than 250. Our portfolio of 1,500 completed projects exceeds $500 million in contract sum and demonstrates our experience with large scopes, complex geometries, and tight schedules.
Certifications and Awards
ETL Labeling Program
Certified To: NFPA 285, AAMA 509, ASTM E330, ASTM E331, ASTM E283
Spec ID: 43700
Certified To: ASTM E331 (a collection of tests in which all three major domestic suppliers were represented), ASTM E72, and a review of all Intertek tests listed above
Lists: NFPA 285
Premium MCM Metal Panel Fabricator Certification
NOW Specialties LLC was among the two first fabricators to receive the Premium MCM Fabricator certification from the Metal Construction Association. The certification is based on years of experience, the quantity of material fabricated each year, tested systems, and financial strength.
The Metal Construction Association (MCA) is a nationwide trade organization through which members of the construction industry develop programs that promote the integration of metal in design and ensure its proper use. The MCA's mission is “expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, technology, and education.”
The Premium MCM Certification is an important part of this mission, offering the design community a single, reputable source for MCM fabricator selection. Fabricators certified as “Premium MCM” by the Metal Construction Association must demonstrate longstanding experience, exceptional quality, and a broad base of services.
As of this publication date, only five other US-based fabricators qualify for this mark. NOW is proud to be a member of this select group.
Fabrication and Installation of Quality Rain Screen Wall Systems
It began simply enough: our customers demanded a drained/back-ventilated rainscreen system that was lightweight, easy to install, and designed around proven route-and-return and tongue-in-groove technology. It also needed to meet the latest, most rigid test standards, complying with building codes to the letter.
The NOW-8000 rainscreen system is all of that and more. It is our most beautiful and energy-efficient system yet; extrusion profiles allow for thermal expansion and contraction, yet the installation is semi-progressive (experienced crews can dispose of any one panel without disruption to the building or to the surrounding material).
Benefits of an outer layer of rain screen cladding system:
- Increases cross-ventilation with enhanced air gap ventilation openings and will prevent excessive air leakage.
- Improves the exterior walls' structural integrity and pressure equalization.
- Prevents significant energy loss with improved energy-saving design.
- Provides thermal insulation to the outer layer much like an exterior insulation system.
- Increases protection from extreme weather designed to carry wind loading (code-specified wind loads).
- Works as a weather-resistant barrier with a pressure-equalized system.
- Prevents water intrusion and helps with moisture management.
The application of the NOW-8000 rainscreen system is deceptively simple, yet the system performs with tireless durability. We think you’ll agree, the NOW-8000 represents the peak of our research and development.
Our Expertise Is Not Just Limited To ACM Metal Panel Composite Material
Think of us for your next architectural project including:
- Exterior façade
- Rain screen walls
- Custom horizontal sunshades
- Outer cladding sheets
- Decorative louvers
- Metal cornices
- Column covers
- Custom perforations
- Curved fascias
- Exterior roll-formed wall panels
- Insulated ACM metal panels
At NOW Specialties LLC, we are proud of the variety of work we have accomplished, from the smallest canopy repair to the largest airport terminal. Our expertise covers a wide range of cladding materials including, but not limited to:
- Metal Composite Material (MCM)
- High-Pressure Laminate (HPL)
- Architectural Stainless Mesh
- Louvers and Sunshades
- Terracotta Tiles and Baguettes
- Aluminum Soffit Panels with Wood Grain Finishes
- Exterior Ceramic Rainscreen Systems
- Metal Roll-Formed Panels