Established in 1996, RESISTO – a division of SOPREMA – specializes in retail residential construction products. SOPREMA passed down 100 years of expertise and know-how in the field of building waterproofing to RESISTO. Over the years, RESISTO expanded its product line to include a multitude of applications around the house.
RESISTO is attentive to consumers who are increasingly savvy and eager to buy quality products, and offers innovative solutions that stand out for their ease of installation. These products allow construction professionals or owners and do-it-yourselfers the opportunity to execute high-quality work, job after job.
Since its inception, RESISTO has earned itself a strong position in the hardware and full-line stores of the Canadian market, starting in Québec.
In 2009, RESISTO began to initiate a rapid growth in the United States as well, with a focus on the distribution market, which is expanding each and every year thanks to the company’s omnipresent and highly-skilled sales force.
RESISTO is totally dedicated to its customers from coast to coast, providing reliable expert technical support that is accessible from anywhere.
Proud of its history and many successes, RESISTO is motivated more than ever to continue on the path of innovation in an ever-changing market. Here are some highlights of RESISTO’s history:
The SOPREMA plant acquires an additional unit of production for self-adhesive membranes for air tightness and roofs. This same unit also allows SOPREMA to launch the residential RESISTO product line.
A first soundproofing product is created: INSONOMAT. This innovation and all those that follow propel RESISTOSOUND, a few years later, to become a leader in sound insulation.
Awards and distinctions: INSONOMAT is named Innovative Product of the Year by the APCHQ (Québec association of residential constructors)
SOPREMA acquires Les Produits Expertseal Inc. in Mercier.
Expertseal manufactures a range of protection products for asphalt surfaces. Their product line includes primers, sealing coatings, leveling and crack bridging mixtures, along with sealants and accessories for asphalt repair. These products continue to be sold under the name EXPERTSEAL.
SOPREMA buys the assets of Poly-Tech Radiant in Beauport. Poly-Tech Radiant is a manufacturer of the Ayr-Foil line of reflective insulation products. This new acquisition in the insulation field nicely complements the wide range of waterproofing membranes and asphalt maintenance products already offered by RESISTO to retailers.
Awards and distinctions: Prestige Partner at the Spring RONA Trade Show.
SOPREMA buys Techno-Pitch’s facilities in Richmond, Estrie Region, and transfers the manufacture of products for asphalt surfaces to the new premises. The RESISTO RESISTOSEAL ASPHALT product range is now available, alongside EXPERTSEAL products.
The RESISTOSOUND brand is created, which now includes all products involving the soundproofing of buildings.
Awards and distinctions: Federated Co-operatives Limited.
Awards and distinctions: Fall Buymart – Best display – Building Products.
Awards and distinctions: Partner – Home Depot Charity Classic.
Awards and distinctions: Gold-level Partner – Materials division of Chalifour Canada.
Awards and distinctions: Réno-Dépôt’s Supplier of the Year.