About Concept Group LLC

Our History

Concept Group was founded in 1970 as a manufacturer of hermetic glass-to-metal seals and as a precision CNC machine shop supplying the aerospace industry. Over the years, as our customers’ needs evolved, we developed and patented our advanced vacuum insulation, Insulon® Technology. Insulon® offers solutions to many thermal issues in which traditional insulation barriers prove lacking. Today, Concept Group’s customers range from big Fortune 100 companies to small, specialized customers across North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. Concept Group is dedicated to continuing our tradition of offering cutting-edge technology in our product lines, and we look forward to working with you to find solutions to your unique needs.

Concept Group History - Checking bosses and planes of cast parts during machining
Checking bosses and planes of cast parts during machining
Concept Group History - Intricate assembly work was done in small quantities
Intricate assembly work was done in small quantities
Concept Group History - Tools designed where necessary to ensure optimum results
Tools designed where necessary to ensure optimum results
Concept Group History - Production on a tape control milling and drilling center
Production on a tape control milling and drilling center

Our Expertise

Proprietary, Patented Technology

With eyes on the future, innovation and invention are among our core values. We’ve published over 50 patents – and counting!

High Volume Production

We’re a small company with a big appetite. Our automated manufacturing delivers high volume at high quality.

Manufacturing Expertise

Since our beginnings as a CNC machine shop, our customers have come to us for expertly manufactured, high-precision parts.

International Business Partners

We celebrate our international business partners, serving a variety of companies across 4 continents. Our offices are in the United States.

Vacuum Insulation Engineering Process

We collaborate with your team to integrate high-performance vacuum insulation into your system for optimal thermal results. Our three-step engineering process includes a discovery call, prototype design, and high-precision manufacturing.

Vacuum Insulation Engineering Process →

What is the R-value for vacuum insulation?

Vacuum insulation can deliver some of the best insulation performance available — especially when combined with MLI. Our engineers use the performance variability of vacuum insulation to customize insulation performance according to your application’s thermal requirements.

What is the R-value for vacuum insulation? →

Our Leadership Team

Aarne Reid, Founder & CEO

Aarne Reid

Founder & CEO

William Thomas, Vice President

William Thomas

Vice President

Jeff Anderson, Director of Sales & Marketing

Jeff Anderson

Director of Sales & Marketing