Since I have to start somewhere in the beginning, I’ll introduce myself as Jim Keene; I’m the Quiet Guy. I’m with KEENE BUILDING PRODUCTS, a company I started in 2002 that produces sound control products, mostly for floor/ceiling assemblies and walls. There is a lot of information about noise on the web. Lots of it is absolutely on target and true. Some of it isn’t. Since I’ve started working in noise control (1996) a lot has changed. Today, contractors actually understand a lot about how noise is controlled. Today, contractors actually care if the products and systems are installed properly. I take those two assumptions today unless shown otherwise. We are all better off if we elect to leave those that don’t care to their own noise. The first step in the process is caring. Once care is present, there is a reason to do things right. We’ve tested a lot of the myths in the industry and found truth and we’ve tested some industry assumptions and found non-truths. Please use this blog as a means to ask questions whether about floors, walls, ceilings or exterior applications – if the answer doesn’t lie in a test I’ve conducted, we’ll attempt to find the person that has the right info.