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Local Business Success Story

Darcy Boyle, Media and Communications Director, spoke about the products and operations of Prosoco, an eighty year old family business. Prosoco manufactures. cleaners, protective treatments, concrete flooring products, air and water barriers, and masonry anchors for the construction industry. The Boyer family has been committed to making buildings look better and last longer since 1939. Prosoco, located at 3741 Greenway Circle in Lawrence, has 120 employees, many of them are long term. The company operates a lab and conducts research and development, product testing and trouble shooting.

Prosoco products have been used to clean many famous structures across the country, including the U.S. Capitol, the Wrigley Building in Chicago and the Kaufman Center in Kansas City. The Kaufman Center job posed particular problems due to its unique design and mix of building materials. Prosoco also supports numerous local projects like Studio 804, a unique building and design program for architecture students at the University of Kansas. The company has assisted with the cleaning of historic headstones at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Darcy Boyle is a graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Drake University. She has studied journalism, trade publications and corporate communications. She produces two weekly news letters and manages social media and web sites for Prosoco.