ThermaSol’s Headquarters and Business Development Project Instrumental in Economic Development Award for Round Rock Chamber and ThermaSol

DALLAS – ThermaSol®, the industry leader in steam shower products and technology for more than 55 years and The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Partnership announced today that both organizations will be honored with the 2014 Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) for the ThermaSol Steam Bath Systems headquarters relocation and business park development project. CEDA, which is awarded by the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), recognizes “excellence and exceptional contributions of Texas communities in economic development.” The chamber was included in the 100,001 – 250,000 population category and will receive its award at TEDC’s annual banquet on October 2, 2014 in Houston.

ThermaSol purchased 27 acres of land in the City of Round Rock and is developing it into an upscale business park where its new headquarters will be housed. The company had its ceremonial groundbreaking on one of the six planned buildings in the park, each being 30,000 to 50,000 square feet, on September 29th. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Mayor Alan McGraw, Ben White and Kyle Shulz of the Momentum Group, the Economic Development arm of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, Steve Norwood, City Manager, and Brad Wiseman, Director of The Planning and Development Department, City of Round Rock, as well as Mitch Altman, CEO and Jari Ristola, President of ThermaSol.

“Of course we were excited about our relocation and development project, but this award is the cherry on top,” ThermaSol CEO Mitch Altman said. “The city and chamber have been great development partners and for us to receive a state award really solidifies their economic development efforts. Round Rock works hard to be business-friendly, and it shows.”

The company’s new world headquarters will open in 2015 with a 37,000-square-foot manufacturing facility covering nearly 3.5 acres. They will employ a minimum of 45 people including factory personnel and the upper management team, but could create as many as 60 new jobs in the community. The project totals more than $3.5 million in capital investment and is being developed by the Altman Development Group.

“We knew this was a great project when we started working with ThermaSol, so we are extremely excited to have it recognized by our peers as well,” said the chamber’s vice president of economic development, Ben White. “The community will really benefit from having such a world-class business like ThermaSol here and having true shovel-ready sites to offer other companies is an amazing bonus. It will really open the door to further development and announcements.”

TEDC, which is now the largest state economic development association in the nation, received applications from 23 member communities in five population categories. The CEDA committee judged nominees on five criteria: innovativeness, transferability, community commitment and leverage, measured objectives, and secondary benefits.

ThermaSol Holds Ceremonial Groundbreaking on Corporate Headquarters and Business Development Park in Round Rock, Texas

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS – ThermaSol®, the industry leader in steam shower products and technology for more than 55 years and The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Partnership gathered on September 29, 2014 to participate in the groundbreaking on the corporate headquarters and business development park.

Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw, Mitch Altman and Jari Ristola, CEO and President of ThermaSol respectively, Ben White, Vice President Round Rock Economic Development and Mike Odom, CEO Economic Development Round Rock were some of the attendees at the site of ThermaSol’s new corporate headquarters and business development park, now known as Altman Business Park.

Located at 1958 Steam Way, Round Rock, Texas, the address number and name signify both the year that ThermaSol was founded and the products that ThermaSol designs and manufactures.

The project is comprised of a 27 acre field; six buildings ranging from 30,000 to 50,000 square feet, a five story office tower, all augmented with a walking park with trails throughout a wetland ecosystem. The road surfaces and parking structures are longevity based concrete and highlighted by three stunning water features.

ThermaSol and The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Partnership are also being honored with the 2014 Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) for the ThermaSol headquarters relocation and business park development project. CEDA, which is awarded by the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), recognizes “excellence and exceptional contributions of Texas communities in economic development.” The chamber was included in the 100,001 – 250,000 population category and will receive its award at TEDC’s annual banquet on October 2, 2014 in Houston.

Of the groundbreaking and the award, Mitch Altman, CEO of ThermaSol said, “Relocating our headquarters and developing the business park would not have happened without the input and help of the entire Round Rock Chamber and Economic Development team. They not only welcomed us with open arms, they worked tirelessly to ensure that the project was kept on task and they continue to help our organization and employees feel welcomed into the community. I feel quite honored.”

ThermaSol Introduces Latest Innovations For Steam Shower Enjoyment

New MicroTouch Control Utilizes Infrared Technology & Capacitive Touch Technology 
– Both industry firsts!

SIMI VALLEY, CALIF. – ThermaSol®, the industry leader in steam shower products and technology for more than 55 years, unveiled the latest technologies for use with their Steam Shower generators.
Channeling capacitive touch technology (CCT), used on mobile devices, and adding Infrared Temperature Sensing (patent pending), ThermaSol’s MicroTouch is not only high tech but an uncomplicated simple to operate control system.

The sleek control works in the same manner as a smartphone or tablet: with just the touch of your finger, you control the screen. Using capacitive touch technology (CTT), users can easily control their steam shower experience, including; on/off, temperature, PowerFlush system, or recall their last steam setting. Along with its technical capabilities, MicroTouch was designed with a low profile, crisp and clear screen display, and an impressive high-end visual appeal.

“Technology is changing at the speed of light,” said Mitch Altman, CEO of ThermaSol. “It’s our business to stay ahead of the technology curve, and we’re committed to having a steam shower experience beyond compare – any time we utilize technology to benefit our systems it benefits our patrons as well. MicroTouch is just one of a many innovations we will be unveiling over the next few weeks.”

Innovative features of MicroTouch include:
• Precise Infrared Temperature Sensing (patent pending), reads temperature more accurately and much faster than standard contact temperature sensors.
• This patent pending infrared technology is currently only available from ThermaSol.
• CAN-bus digital cable connection, the most up-to-date technology.
• Preset 45 minute time setting with enhanced diagnostics.
• Compatible with ThermaSol’s innovative Solitude Wireless Module.
• Available in five styles and 14 finishes.

microtouch-groupFrom left to right: MicroTouch Styles include: Contemporary, Traditional, Modern Recessed, Modern and Regency styles.

ThermaSol Debuts Redesigned Website for Residential and Commercial Steam Systems

Online destination features full catalog, product specifications and “Build Your Steam Shower” function

SIMI VALLEY, CALIF. – ThermaSol® is proud to announce the debut of its redesigned website, www.thermasol.com, an online destination for consumers looking to create a luxury home spa experience, business owners installing commercial-grade steam systems in spas, gyms and hotels, and trade professionals specifying ThermaSol products. The new site features user-friendly navigation, product catalog, brochures and specs, a “Build Your Steam Shower” function, dealer locator, educational videos and information about the company’s history and current news/events.

“Our new website design makes learning about steam and purchasing ThermaSol products for residential and commercial environments as easy as possible,” said Mitch Altman, CEO of ThermaSol. “We organized it into three separate portals: one for consumers, another for customers looking to buy commercial-grade steam systems and a third for trade professionals. One especially useful section is the ‘Build Your Steam Shower’ function, which allows people to simply enter measurements for the space and choose the appropriate generator, control, finishes and more. Our updated dealer locator puts customers in direct contact with approved showrooms in their area.”

The new website design is the latest in a series of announcements from ThermaSol. Most recently, the company introduced the Solitude Mobile Application, which allows users to control steam shower functions via handheld wireless telephones and tablet devices. It also introduced four new styles of controls and steamheads including: Deco, which echoes linear symmetry of early twentieth century style; Icon, inspired by tech legends of our time; Regency, which takes cues from neo-classical style; and its Modern Recessed flush mount design.

ThermaSol residential steam shower systems do not replace or negate normal bathroom showers. Once a conventional shower space has been converted to accommodate steam, (which requires minor renovations) the ThermaSol system generates and distributes steam into the envelope as a complement to the normal shower space, functions and experience. Basic components include: steam generator, control panel, steamhead and optional light and music system. ThermaSol also offers a wide range of accessories to help people create the ultimate luxury spa experience at home.

ThermaSol manufactures four commercial steam generator lines for use in health clubs, spas, hotels and other businesses with steam rooms. SuperDuty is an industrial grade generator that provides reliable steam for heavy-use spaces ranging from 600 to 1600 cubic feet; PowerPak is designed for steam rooms that are used less than 8 hours per day; SteamSuite provides steam for up to four separate hotel room steam showers at one time; and Day Spa is designed for powering multiple individual steam rooms in spa environments. ThermaSol also offers authentic Finnish saunas.

ThermaSol Debuts Flush Mount Control for Steam Shower Systems

Modern Recessed Series Joins Deco, Icon and Regency Controls to Complete the 2012 Collection 

Simi Valley, Calif. – ThermaSol®, which has been on the cutting-edge of steam shower technology innovation for more than 50 years, is pleased to announce the release of its Modern Recessed controls. The Modern Recessed series joins the company’s Deco, Icon and Regency styles to complete the 2012 new control offerings.

“With each new product, we try to push the envelope in terms of function and design,” said Mitch Altman, ThermaSol’s CEO. “With our new 2012 controls we’ve once again set the industry standard. The Modern Recessed controls, in addition to Deco, Icon, Regency and three styles introduced prior to 2012 (Contemporary, Traditional and Modern), give people the opportunity to bring a high level of personalization to their home spa experience.”

The flush mount Modern Recessed control is perfect for contemporary as well as classic bath environments. The controls serve as mini command centers for ThermaSol steam shower systems, allowing users to manage functions such as length of steam session, temperature, day clock, Auto PowerFlush™ and the Serenity Light & Music System. Modern Recessed controls are also available in 14 finishes such as polished chrome, polished nickel, polished brass and oil rubbed bronze.

The other new control styles that debuted in spring 2012, include: the Regency Series, which takes cues from neo-classical style with beautifully beveled edges that add elegance and lightness of touch to the bath; the Deco Series, which echoes linear symmetry of early twentieth century style; and the Icon Series, which is inspired by tech legends of our time, featuring rounded corners and minimal design for a look that redefines style in the steam shower space.

All designs are available for ThermaSol’s Signature Series Kit, Temp-Touch Plus Kit, Easy Start Control, Serenity Light & Music System and hand-held remote control.

ThermaSol Launches First Mobile Application for Proprietary Steam Shower Systems

Wireless technology allows users to control steam shower systems, including equipment maintenance, with cell phone and tablet devices 

Simi Valley, Calif. – ThermaSol®, which has been on the cutting-edge of steam shower technology innovation for more than 50 years, is proud to announce the debut of the Solitude Mobile Application – the world’s first mobile app for their steam shower systems. When synched with an easily installed module that turns the ThermaSol ProSeries™ and AF Series generators into a network peripheral, the app allows users to control all functions of their ThermaSol systems, including the generator maintenance, via handheld wireless devices.

The technology adds to the company’s long list of innovations such as: the development of FastStart™ technology, which provides steam in seconds not minutes; development of SmartSteam™, a patented innovation that learns your ideal steam room temperature and maintains it throughout the entire steam bathing experience; offering 100% digital, fully networked steam systems; and being the first steam shower manufacturer to include Bluetooth® technology in its packages.

“Our steam shower systems are designed for people to create a highly personalized spa experience at home,” said Mitch Altman, CEO of ThermaSol. “The Solitude Mobile Application takes our systems to the next level by allowing users to control every facet of their steam shower (temperature, light, music, maintenance and more) via cell phone or tablet device from anywhere within their home’s WiFi range. This is a first for not only the steam shower industry but the residential plumbing industry as a whole.”

The Solitude Mobile Application is available for download through the iTunes® Store and Google Play™, and it’s compatible with iOS 4.3 and up and Android 2.2 and up. The app with the add-on module can communicate with ThermaSol ProSeries™ and AF Series steam shower systems developed from 2007 forward, true to “plug and play” technology.

Key features of the Solitude Mobile Application include:

• Compatibility with a variety of smartphones and tablet devices

• Easy installation of wireless module

• Option of setting and controlling steam shower preferences for multiple users

• Remote activation of steam session, including time and temperature, from anywhere within the home’s WiFi range

• Control light and music settings, including accessing music from Pandora, Spotify or other streaming music services

• Ability to watch your favorite YouTube video, enjoy the news, email and more during the steam shower session with the use of water-proof case

• Selection of music from personal playlists or extra input channels wirelessly connected to the home stereo receiver, cable box, satellite receiver or DVR

• And access to all available diagnostic and maintenance features of ThermaSol products

ThermaSol Debuts Three New Styles of Steam Shower Controls and Steamheads for 2012

Regency, Deco and Icon Blend High-technology with Classical, Minimalist and Modern Design 

Simi Valley, Calif. – ThermaSol®, the industry leader in steam bath products, is proud to announce the introduction of three new styles of steam shower controls and steamheads for 2012. The new Regency, Deco and Icon series are designed with the highest level of quality and functionality in mind, and complement existing trim and fixture designs offered by most bath manufacturers.

“ThermaSol is known for offering the most advanced, and stylish, steam shower systems in the industry,” said ThermaSol CEO Mitch Altman. “The Regency, Deco and Icon series are no exception. They look great, perform great and add to ThermaSol’s robust selection of controls and steamheads. Our goal is to help people bring an ever increasing level of personalization to the home spa experience. ”

The Regency Series takes cues from neo-classical style with beautifully beveled edges that add elegance and lightness of touch to the bath. The Deco Series echoes linear symmetry of early twentieth century style. And Icon, inspired by tech legends of our time, features rounded corners and minimal design for a look that re-defines style in the steam shower space. New designs are available for ThermaSol’s Signature Series Kit, Temp-Touch Plus Kit, Easy Start Control, Serenity Light & Music System and hand-held remote control.

Deco Control Icon Control Regency Control 

Signature Series and Temp-Touch Plus controls serve as mini command centers inside steam showers, enabling users to perform time/temperature maintenance, operate the Auto PowerFlush™ and operate the Serenity Light & Music System. Signature Series controls also include two preset memories and day clock. All of ThermaSol’s retractable NoTouch™ steamheads come with whisper-quiet functionality and integral well for aromatherapy oils.

ThermaSol Goes Full Throttle With “License to Speed” Promotion For Chance to Race in 24 Hours of LeMons

Simi Valley, Calif. – ThermaSol®, America’s premier steam shower manufacturer, has put the pedal to the metal in 2012 by announcing its most exhilarating promotion yet: “License to Speed.” The promotion will run from Feb. 11, 2012 to Dec. 9, 2012, with winners being chosen to drive ThermaSol’s “lemon” – a 1988 IROC-Z Camaro – in one of the 24 Hours of LeMons endurance races for $500 cars taking place nationwide throughout 2012. ThermaSol’s first race will be on Feb. 11 in College Station, Texas, with the last race ending on Dec. 9 in Los Angeles, Calif.

“’License to Speed’ is our way of helping Wounded Warrior Project, as well as jump-starting sales and customer loyalty in 2012,” said Mitch Altman, CEO of ThermaSol. “We want to get all of our clients – whether they’re specifiers, plumbers or wholesalers – excited about racing with ‘Team Steam’ as we launch our new paradigm-shifting products in 2012. We have the vision, quality and endurance to lead them straight to the finish line, while providing them with a true winner in the steam category.”

Anyone who has sold, specified, installed or purchased a ThermaSol Pro Series Generator after Jan. 1, 2012 is eligible to drive ThermaSol’s Camaro, which comes complete with the company’s tattooed mascot, Sol, painted on the car. Winners will be chosen on a monthly basis and announced on ThermaSol’s Facebook page. Those who are chosen and do not wish to drive in the race can trade in their “License to Speed” for $500 cash.