Our History: A Family Owned Minority Enterprise Serving the Chicago Metropolitan Area

Since 1982, when brothers Anthony and Daniel Armijo first formed Universal Companies, we have experienced exponential growth and an unrivaled reputation in the marketplace by adhering to the basic principles of people, process and product.

Universal has worked with a wide range of contractors and builders on some of the largest and most famous buildings in the Chicago area. Our project listing includes building such as O’Hare Airport, Soldier Field, Wrigley Field, Rush University Medical Center, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, Northwestern University, and the UIC College of Medicine.

As a family owned and operated business, we pride ourselves on efficient, quality service, and precision insulation and environmental services. We are affiliated with the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 225 and the International Heat & Frost Insulators Local #17 Union and are OSHA certified.Meet Our Team

The Universal team would like to honor and remember our Founder and President, Anthony Armijo who passed away in April 2021.

Our Team

Dan Armijo, President
Joe Branigan Jr., Project Manager / Cost Estimator
Cindy Catherine, Office Manager
Fran Nuel, Administrative Assistant
Cindy Barcas, Administrative Assistant
Andy Gonzalez – Superintendent (Insulation)
Ken Austin – Superintendent (Asbestos)
Bill Cericola – Warehouse Manager
Bob Nelson – Project Manager/Estimator
Andy DeLuca – Project Manager/Estimator

100% commitment to
safety and superior project management,
that’s what we do best.

There are several factors to consider when specifying insulation for industrial applications. Two primary considerations are choosing the right product for your needs and determining the proper insulation thickness for optimal product performance and efficiency.
We can help you choose the best products. Contact Us Today


Would you like to join a family owned business delivering quality service for over 30 years? We are proud to have a very high retention of long-serving staff. In 2016, we have several employees who have been with us for 10+ years. Contact us today to inquire about open positions.