Michael Leaman describes himself as a mad scientist.
The CEO of York-based UniSeal said he is the kind of person who needs answers.
"Being an entrepreneur is almost secondary. I don't quit until I get to the bottom of something," Leaman said.
His relentless pursuit for answers led to the creation of FloorEverDri, a concrete-preservation substance that attracted the attention of Ben Franklin Technology Partners.
FloorEverDri is a floor adhesive that locks out moisture and is used in the construction industry.
"We have really high hopes for this company," said Pam Martin, regional director for Ben Franklin Technology Partners.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners serves as a funding arm of the state Department of Community and Economic Development and on Friday awarded UniSeal with a $100,000 investment.
"It's a competitive process. We only give to the best of the best," Martin said.
In the last two years, the agency has awarded more than $300,000 to four companies in York County.
"This helps push our local economy forward," said state Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York City.
Too often, people overlook the relationship between government and business, he said.
The investment announced Friday marks another step in York's economic recovery, Schreiber said.
"Good things are happening. Businesses are growing...Jobs are being created," he said.
Leaman, who also owns Total Asphalt, hopes to add up to 10 jobs in sales, marketing and technical support, he said.
"I just want to go sell it (FloorEverDri). I'm a salesman at heart," Leaman said.