Welcome to HouseGuard

HouseGuard Manufactured by GMX Inc. Cleveland, Ohio

Houseguard Mission

 Partner with contractors to bring best industry practice, competitive pricing, and top performing products that create a basement environment that is warm, healthy and dry

Ray Terry's First Waterproofing Truck, 1954 Ford F250

How We Started:

It began on a construction site while performing a plumbing job, my dad, Ray Terry, saw a guy with a bucket and brush putting tar on a basement wall, and thought 'this is really messy and slow and wondered why there wasn't an easier way to do this nasty job.  So he began his search on nights and weekends, how to spray asphalt out of a pump, then scraped together enough money from his  family to assemble his first asphalt spray rig. He then contacted several home builders in Cincinnati to apply damproofing to thier walls, of which they were all too happy to do, that was 1956.

In 1995, I launched Houseguard waterproofing brand from our family business  in Pavement Preservation Industry.  Our experience in asphalts then about 40 years qualified us to produce a top quality waterproofing product. Our history as a family waterproofing business also gave us confidence that we understood the needs of contractors. We have come full circle, and today continue the family waterproofing legacy under the ownership of The Garland Company.  

Kim R. Terry

Our Mission: Is To Create Eco Friendly Products that Create A Warm, Healthy and Dry Basement

Kim Terry


Kim, is the founder, developer and the face of the Housegaurd brand product. His primarly role is to shepard the Houseguard brand, be a link between our customers and our company, and to expand our reach by communicating the Houseguard story  through personal selling, our web site, social media, and printed materials. Kim, also is  experienced in technical and  trouble shooting aspects of the business. He is married to Pam with two grown children, no grand kids yet. He lives in Cincinnat and enjoys tennis, flying, boating in Cumberland , cooking and most recent experience is  learning to kitesurfing in Aruba. 

HouseGuard™ operates on these key long term fundamental principles:

- Quick, Accurate, and Responsive Service to our Customers

- Providing High Quality Products that help promote dry, healthy and energy-efficient environments

- Products that are safe for workers and friendly for the environment

- Business Practices that lead to long-term relationships with mutual benefits