QuickTie™ Products, Inc., (“QuickTie”) manufactures and distributes The QuickTie™ System, a proprietary, patented hold down system for high wind and seismic construction.
The QuickTie™ System is comprised primarily of wire rope cables with threaded rod studs swaged to each end, each with a steel bearing plate on the top end. Our cables are designed to in essence cinch the top plate of a wall to the foundation, thereby effectively resisting roof uplift and building overturning pressures.
History and Background
QuickTie™ was founded in, and has been continuously operating, since 1999. We are a non-publicly traded Florida corporation. Our main offices are located in Jacksonville, Florida. In early 2015, we relocated and expanded to a combined office and warehouse production facility in the Jacksonville International Tradeport, an industrial and logistics center adjacent to the Jacksonville International Airport.
The QuickTie™ System has been installed in thousands of structures since its inception. The product has been used in wood framed commercial, single family, and multi-family homes. QuickTie™ have been used in new construction, restoration projects, and in existing projects that require updating to current codes when renovated. QuickTie™ have been used on projects throughout most of the continental United States, including several large-scale U.S. Military Housing projects.
Our system holds several advantages of QuickTie™ relative to conventional strapped and bolted hold downs. As our company name suggests, one of many advantages to the QuickTie™ system is that it is installed quickly and easily after a building is framed, increasing efficiency and saving time and money. This simple and flexible system pre-stresses the wood structure, resulting in zero movement and compensating for common problems of building settling and long term wood shrinkage (which competing products do not account for). Our system eliminates otherwise “loose” load paths to the foundation, and reduces drywall, stucco and exterior siding cracks. QuickTie™ are also easy to inspect. At installation, the pre-stress load exceeds the design load by 30%; therefore “proof-testing” each QuickTie™ when installed.
We also make a variety of metal connectors to tie the roof to the top plate of the wall. Please visit our product page for more information about our product line, and gallery to see some of our projects.
A core tenet of our business is dedication and commitment to improve the way the construction industry approaches the understanding and application of structural tie down components. We strive to continually innovate, and to improve the quality of our products and their applications in the field.
To that end, we have recently introduced QuickTie™ Masonry SystemsTM to the market. We are very proud to be “bringing high rise and bridge technology to residential construction”.
We are steadfastly committed to our customers, and always work hard to ensure they have a positive experience with us. We work very closely with all of our stakeholders – builders, general contractors, framers, installers, engineers, architects, lumber yards and distributors – to maintain strong relationships and ensure successful projects and ventures. As with any great company, the best part of our company is our people, and we think you will enjoy working with us.
Please contact us for more information, and thank you for your interest in our company.