Ed Graves started Energy Improvements inc. in 1989. Prior to this business he was in full time ministry. A friend was in the church had told Ed about radiant barriers and how it worked. Starting and running a business was the last thing on his mind. It started as part time work until he could find a ” real job”. There was literally no information in the market place about radiant barriers. The information available was from NASA and a few universities that did testing experiments. The university of Mississippi, Texas A&M, Florida Solar Energy Center and TVA had published reports and studies.