Meet the Publisher


I'm Colin Gilboy. Too many website owners and managers are anonymous. You cannot find out who developed the website and who maintains it - or why.

Early in 1996 I saw a need for an Internet directory covering every manufacturer of "specified" construction products. My vision was to provide a complete "yellow-pages" directory for specified products, or as one architect put it, a set of bookmarks that went out of control.

After graduating as a mechanical engineer from Drexel Institute of Technology in 1967, I served as a LTjg in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, working in Vietnam in contract construction for 18 months with the OICC - RVN - in Saigon, Dalat and traveled around much of Vietnam on small projects. After completing a MS in Construction Engineering Management at Stanford in 1971 and receiving a professional engineering license the same year (California - Mechanical) I worked with a family A/E firm in Pennsylvania. I moved back to California in 1975 to establish an independent sales agency selling primarily Division 7 products - roofing and waterproofing and finally firestopping and fireproofing.

In 2000, I folded my independent sales agency and focused on 4specs full time. Most recently I moved to Summerlin (Las Vegas) for warmer weather and more places to play. I enjoy hiking Red Rock and Calico Basin, shooting and ham radio, and more of the social events available in Las Vegas.


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