Fossil Works, Inc.
PO Box 61638
Boulder City, NV 89006-1638
FWI MISSION STATEMENT:
Fossil Works, Incorporated will
strive to manufacture quality products for repair, maintenance and
improvement projects. Our products will provide practical solutions for
homeowners and contractors and will be easy to use and durable. Packaging
for our products will meet the functional requirements of our customers and
will be distributed in the most efficient and timely manner in order to
achieve the best industry value for our customers.
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Is Fossil Works, Incorporated ?
Fossil Works, Incorporated is owned and
operated by . . .
NANCY A. NOLETTE was born and raised in a small town outside of Bangor, Maine.
Her family has been in the timber business there for over 150 years. Nancy attended the University of Maine
in Orono and graduated with a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis
in management. She went on to complete her MBA in finance and accounting at
the University of Maine and was commissioned an officer in the US Army. Nancy completed the
officer basic course and the officer advanced course in engineering; she is a
member of the US Army Corps of Engineers. While serving in the military, she
developed a specialty in facilities engineering (civil engineering) and
construction management. Her military education and experience include road
and airfield design, construction and maintenance; all aspects of asphalt
pavements and bridges; soils and drainage; concrete surfaces, foundations and
structures. Nancy also has experience as a logistics officer in a petroleum
battalion and training brigade. Nancy has completed courses with FEMA in
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Red Cross in disaster
planning, hazardous materials handling and damage assessment of buildings and
roads. Nancy is now in the retired from the US Army Reserve with 40 years
LINDA A. ROBERTSHAW was born and raised
in the Reno
area. Her mother was a Registered Nurse and a veteran of WWII. Her father
operated heavy equipment and later sold Caterpillar equipment in Nevada, California, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Linda attended Idaho State University
and earned her BS in Nursing. During her army career, she attended the
University of Texas Heath Science Center in San Antonio and received her Masters in
Nursing. After completing college, Linda became a military officer in the
Army Nurse Corps as her mother had. Linda has supervisory experience as an
emergency room head nurse, head nurse of a clinic, and hospital nursing
supervisor. She has experience as a nurse practitioner as well. She has
worked part time at Sierra
College as a registered
nurse in the student health center. Currently Linda teaches the Certified
Nursing Assistant (CNA) course at Southern Nevada College in the Las Vegas
area. Linda is retired from the
US Army with over 22 years honorable service. Linda's analytical and critical
thinking acquired through her experiences in the medical field along with her
interest in art has significantly contributed to product development and design.
In early 2001, Linda started her own business, Robertshaw Select Works,
Incorporated in the trucking industry.
After moving to Nevada Linda has refocused her business in another
HOW Fossil Works, Incorporated got its
start: For several years Nancy
wanted to start her own business. She hesitated, thinking she needed to
“invent” something new and often wished for something to just
fall into her lap. In mid-1997, it did. A good friend and business associate,
who owned a trucking business, suggested developing a pothole repair mix. He
cited location after location where the road was full of potholes. He was
very upset that state highway funds were diverted away from needed repairs
and resurfacing for other purposes. It was costing him extra money to replace
tires and rims and perform frequent alignments because of the poor condition
of the roads he traveled. After some research on the condition of the vast
roadway system, the ongoing weather phenomenon and personal experience, Nancy
and Linda concluded that a reliable pothole repair mix was desperately
needed. The majority of our nation’s roads are falling apart from lack
of adequate maintenance. In selecting a corporate name, Nancy and Linda
decided that crude oil, a “fossil” fuel, is the basis for
DARM—an asphalt and petroleum-blended liquid. Adding the term
“works” shows the diversity of fossil fuels in their products.
Crude oil was formed by decomposing plants. Therefore, the corporate logo is
a fossilized fern pressed onto a piece of shale. Nancy and Linda contributed
equal amounts of capital and formed Fossil Works, Incorporated as a Nevada corporation.
They named their first proprietary product, Durable
Asphalt Repair Mix®. DARM® is a quick, long
lasting filler for ruts, potholes, utility cuts and road edges. It can be
used on asphalt and concrete surfaces. DARM® was designed and tested
under rigorous conditions to meet these design specifications: (1) usable in
most weather conditions from 25°F to 120°F (2) long lasting (3) easy
to use, no mixing and no messy cleanup, (4) remains in place and does not
blow out of the hole and (5) the liquid petroleum mixture should coat the
aggregates well and remain coated even after stockpiled and exposed to
various weather conditions. Fossil Works, Incorporated tests each production
run for workability, cohesion, compatibility, coating, stripping and
Works, Incorporated no longer manufactures DARM® after its move to
As homeowners, Nancy and Linda are aware of many
products available that make home repair projects more effective. But
something for protecting sprinkler heads along the sidewalk and driveway was
woefully lacking? They found nothing in any local hardware stores, nurseries
or landscape suppliers. They tried putting pieces of flat rocks around the
heads to protect them, but the rock did not work since it had to be placed
below the head to allow them to pop up and spray effectively. So it was that
a "concrete donut" was born. They made sample rings,
"donuts," from concrete and with testing and surveys, a practical
design emerged. Diameter sizing was based on the many and varied sprinkler
head products available from retailers. This new product manufactured by
Fossil Works, Incorporated is called O’SHIELD. It is a
reinforced concrete ring that protects lawn sprinklers and drain pipes
from lawn equipment, vehicular and foot traffic. Once installed, this simple,
inexpensive device will save the homeowner, property manager or landscaper
time and money in replacing damaged sprinkler heads.
not all sprinklers, pipes and drains are placed where a 360 degree ring fits
perfectly. O’SHIELD rings are pre-sized from 1 to 6 inches to fit the
outer sprinkler head diameter. Then O’SHIELD rings are can be cut with
a tile saw to fit around landscape obstructions.
logical add-on product now manufactured by Fossil Works, Incorporated is Spray
Shield®, an aluminum deflector for lawn sprinklers. Now you can
direct sprinkler spray where you want it to go.
Works, Incorporated believes in manufacturing its products from quality
materials. These products are sized and packaged for convenience, reasonably
priced and easily available. Fossil Works, Incorporated takes pride in the
fact that all its products are
Made in the USA.
Addendum: In 2010 Fossil Works,
Incorporated launched another business enterprise under the DBA of Java
Works. This subsidiary
offers on site, 24/7, gourmet hot beverage services. Go to www.javaworks.info for a detailed
description of these services.
Fossil Works, Incorporated has recently partnered to broker telecommunications, security
and energy worldwide. Go to www.nan.acnrep.com to view the
range of products and services available for individuals and businesses.