Connecting With The Contractor

Connecting With The Contractor
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JUPITER, FL – March 5, 2018 – Spray Foam Magazine has officially branded 2018 "The Year of the Contractor!" We want to celebrate what we believe is the backbone of the industry. Here are just a few of the amazing individuals that put in the daily work for the greater good of the spray foam trade. 



John Achille, Coastal Insulation


How long have you been in the spray foam industry? 11 years

What do you specialize in? High-end custom homes 

Most notable project. Princeton University Firestone Library renovation

Three words to describe your company. Innovative. Insulation. Specialists. 

How do you give back to the industry? As President of SPFA, I do my best to give back to what provides us a lifestyle 

What awards has your company received? SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards 2012 for the Residential Wall Foam Category, Gold Circle Award for Top Icynene Contractors 2016 

Type of equipment or foam that matches your personality and why. Closed-cell foam because I am pretty rigid, and black and white.  



Chris Swanzy, DWF Thermal Solutions


How long have you been in the spray foam industry? 10 years

What do you specialize in? Open and closed-cell spray applications for custom homes, as well as large commercial projects.

Most notable project(s). The Star (Dallas Cowboys New Training Facility), American Airlines Center, AT&T Stadium, and Liberty Mutual Headquarters

Three words to describe your company. Relationship Driven, Family Oriented, Quality Driven

How do you give back to the industry? We do multiple projects a year for different organizations: House on the Corner, University of Arlington Engineering Yearly House Project

What awards has your company received? Icynene Gold Circle Award winners for the last six years, 2016 Icynene Bronze Dealer, and 2017 Icynene Gold Dealer 


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Anthony Pantuso, Pantuso Insulation


How long have you been in the spray foam industry? 2003

What do you specialize in? Spray Foam and Fiberglass

Most notable project. Colorado Mesa University dormitories  

Three words to describe your company. Dependable, trustworthy, forthgoing

How do you give back to the industry? Teach up and coming spray foamers and other companies how to work equipment and install spray foam properly. 

Type of equipment or foam that matches your personality and why. H235 Pro because I am old school, but I still kick ass



Gary Harvey, Wedge Roofing


How long have you been in the spray foam industry? Since the mid-1990s 

What do you specialize in? Customer service, attention to detail, and total client satisfaction regardless of the product or system we are providing. 

Most notable project: A custom fabricated barge that was shipped from China that had an 1879 paddlewheel ferry Called the USS Vallejo was floated over the top of it.

Three words to describe your company: Integrity, quality, Trust.

How do you give back to the industry? I attempt to foster and build relationships with fellow industry professionals who operate both in and out of our service area. I am a firm believer that through these relationships,  we become stronger as professionals, as a company and as an industry. 

What awards has your company received? 2018 1st Place Best Spray Foam Roof Nationwide Spray Foam Alliance Industry Excellence Award, 2018 Runner-up Best Commercial Spray Foam Insulation Spray Foam Alliance Industry Excellence Award, 2018 Houzz Best of Customer Service Award, 2017 Best of Houzz Customer Service Award, 2017 California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition, 2017 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award for Ethics, and more. 

Type of equipment or foam that matches your personality and why: I am a GRACO E-30. I am dependable, hard-working, and adapt with ease to a variety of situations and conditions.



Dennis “Denny” Vandewater, Sadler Coating Systems 


How long have you been in the spray foam industry? 32 

How long were you Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) President for? One 2-year term

What do you specialize in? Protective roof coatings and spray foam 

Most notable project. Hidden Acres Christian Center indoor swimming pool

Three words to describe your company. Quality oriented, prompt customer service, dependable 

How do you give back to the industry? Staying involved with SPFA through teaching courses and completing a term as the President

What awards has your company received? SPFA National Industry X1 Award 2006, 2010, 2011, 2018

Type of equipment or foam that matches your personality and why. Graco Reactor 2 H-40 because it is reliable, dependable, and efficient


*Main photo courtesy of Dan Tapia