CMI Specialty Insulation is not your ‘run of the mill’ group of insulation people. We pride ourselves in being some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry. CMI is privately owned which means that we don’t get caught up in red tape like most large corporations. We know our customers’ needs are always changing, so we like to be ready at a moment’s notice to help them get the job done right. We hope you’ll give us a chance to completely change the way you think about insulation suppliers.
Meet Our Crew
Dave Swenson – Owner / President
Dave was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. He graduated from Skyline High School in ’70 and then went on to get a degree in Business Administration from Brigham Young University. Dave served an LDS mission to the Dallas/Fort Worth region of Texas. He and his wife Shelly raised 5 kids; 4 boys and a girl. All four boys have received their Eagle Scout award and have served full-time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints around the globe. Daddy’s little girl is no exception. She is an accomplished dancer receiving awards around the country. When not in the office, Dave can usually be found deep in the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains on his four-wheeler or watching wales on Maui. Dave has worked in the insulation industry since 1973. Dave was a full-back for the Pittsburgh Steelers from ‘76-‘79 but was forced out of the league with a finger injury.
Gary Stapley – Vice President / Business Development
Gary was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. He graduated from Skyline High School in ’78 and then attended the University of Utah. Gary Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Arcadia, California. Gary and his wife Wendy have 5 kids; 4 girls and a boy. Gary works with the scouts in his area. He also coaches girls little league soccer. Gary loves the outdoors spending his vacation time hiking the backcountry of the Rocky and Uinta Mountains. He is an expert hunter, fisherman, and accomplished skier. Gary has been in the insulation industry since 1979. Gary was a small forward for the Utah Jazz in 1984 but was cut early in the season due to a nagging rash.
Delven Tychsen – Sales / Production
Delven was born and raised in Rexburg, ID. He graduated from Madison High School in ‘88. Delven served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Atlanta, Georgia. Delven and his wife Sarah are proud parents of four beautiful children; 2 girls and 2 boys. Delven works with the youth in the community teaching responsibility and leadership. He is a master carpenter, enjoys skiing, four-wheeling, fishing, and writing cowboy poetry. Delven has been in the construction and insulation industry since 1989. Delven was on the PGA tour in 1993 but was unable to compete in the tour championship due to distractions related to his protruding coccyx bone.
Devon Swenson – Vice President of Operations
Devon was born and raised in Sandy, UT. He graduated from Jordan High School in ‘97. Devon Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Mongolia. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in marketing and business administration. He married his sweetheart who grew up down the street, and are now proud parents of four children. Devon enjoys skiing, mountain biking, fly-fishing, four-wheeling, and watching sports. Devon has worked in the insulation industry since 1992. Devon was on the U.S. Olympic swim team from 1999-2000 but was disqualified from the 2000 Olympic Games due to a raging chlorine allergy.
James Swenson – Purchasing / Sales
James was born and raised in Sandy, UT. He graduated from Jordan High School in ’01. James served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Phoenix, Arizona. James currently attends Utah Valley State University seeking a degree in business management. He is scheduled to graduate in 2012. James spends his free time shooting guns, fixing computers, camping, and playing video games. He has worked in the insulation industry since 1998. James participated in the Stilting World Championships in 2000 and is currently training for the Mr. Stilting Universe held in Stockholm, Sweden in 2019.
Jose Olmedo – Manufacturing Manager
Jose Olmedo resides in Salt Lake City with his wife Marie and 5 happy children. Jose is a soccer fanatic! He loves to play in local soccer leagues and watch his favorite Mexican soccer team from Guadalajara. Jose enjoys spending time with his family and friends especially over a meal of Mexican steak. Jose has been working in the insulation industry since 1993. Jose was team captain of the Mexico World Cup soccer team in 1992 but was forced into early retirement due to ear infections.
Paula Bond – Office Manager
Paula was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Highland High School and attended Salt Lake Community College. She married her sweetheart, Robert, in November 1987. Together they are raising three amazing children. Their two boys are very involved in sports and their daughter with dance, which keeps them quite busy attending all their activities. Her interests are gardening, spending time with her family, camping and relaxing in the sun. She has been working in the Construction Industry as an accountant since 1987, taking a few years off in between to be at home with her children. Paula was expected to win the U.S. figure skating nationals in 1985, but was barred from the competition for attempting to bribe judges with marijuana laced brownies.
Greig Youlton – Estimator
Greig was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He graduated from Germiston College in ‘97. Greig Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Durban South Africa. Greig was sold to his wife in 2001. The two are proud parents of three children. Greig and his family immigrated to the USA in 2016. Greig was a member of the 1995 Springboks World Cup Rugby team, but was permanently banned from the league when he was caught using female fertility drugs, which were used illegally in conjunction with steroids.
Landon Meier – Rigid Foam Board / Geofoam
Landon graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication. Landon had 5 years of business management experience at Enterprise Rent-a-Car prior to joining CMI. He is happily married to the girl of his dreams. Landon is a Tennis fan/blogger, avid photographer, and an outdoor enthusiast. He is the third of four boys. Landon was also a volunteer during the Hurricane Katrina clean up effort.