EZ Gout, founded in 1998, has developed quality products for the masonry, fencing and construction markets. Damian Lang, CEO of the company, wanted to improve the effectiveness of his machinery and noticed a demand for new ways to fill masonry block or wall gouting. After producing several test models of machinery, Lang created the Grout Hog® and patented the system in 1999.
After selling the Gout Hog® to companies and dealers for several years, Lang collaborated with his colleagues to create better, more efficient masonry devices. Lang and his team have produced over six types of American-made Gout products including the following: Mud Hog®, Uphill Grout Hog®, Hog Slopper®, Hog Leg®, Hog Trough®, and the Booger Hog®, all of which are warranted for up to one year from the date of shipment.
Continuous growth of the EZ Gout company led to the creation of EZG Manufacturing®, a branch of EZ that offers personalized manufacturing solutions to customers in a variety of contractor equipment.
In addition to production of masonry machinery and product lines, Lang is committed to the education of the contracting industry. Lang has written the book R.A.C.E. – Rewarding and Challenging Employees: For Profits in Masonry, writes Contractor Tips of the Month for various magazines, and offers mason contractor seminars throughout the United States.