News

  • On the Radar

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Dec 01, 2021

    Occasionally, jobs come along that are extra special and the following was one of those. Owner of Allstate Spray Foam Insulation, Rusty Schrader was intrigued when he got a call from Jesse Campa, a project manager at Nations Roof about subcontracting for them on an historical radar tower. read more

  • Merit, Character & Skill

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Dec 01, 2021

    The Spray Foam Magazine team has been watching Jennifer Edwards and her career progression ever since she was one of our Notable Talent winners last year. We are therefore excited to announce that Jennifer Edwards of Glenn Insulation, Inc. is the Spray Foam Magazine Contractor of the Year winner for 2021. The vast number of messages about Edwards were not only about her skill at the job but her great character too. read more

  • Patience, Perseverance, & Excellence

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Dec 01, 2021

    The owner of Spray Foam Gear, Phil North, is originally from Miami and a fourth generation south Floridian. After spending years in the spray foam industry, he set up his own business with the objective of providing quality SPF products, great service, and competitive prices. The Spray Foam Magazine team spoke with Phillip about navigating his business through the pandemic, the key to his business success, and how listening to customers is paramount to the Spray Foam Gear business model. read more

  • Keeping the Faith

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Dec 01, 2021

    In 2016, Danny Walker was not in a good place. He had a substance abuse problem and was essentially homeless. However, those dark times were not to last and soon hope entered when Walker was given a chance by someone who believed in him. The Spray Foam Magazine team caught up with Walker to ask how spray foam helped save him and why giving back to the community is so important to him. read more

  • Building Code Updates for 2021

    • By Rick Duncan
    • Added on Dec 01, 2021

    Every three years the International Codes Council updates the model building codes, commonly called the I-codes. It is important that SPF contractors understand important changes. Late last year, the 2021 I-codes were published and include the International Residential Code (IRC), International Building Code (IBC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Several changes in this new edition of the model building codes impact SPF. read more

  • Easy Sell, Easy Profit

    • By Paul Delfino
    • Added on Dec 01, 2021

    In an environment of supply line shortages, rising costs, and an uncertain economic future, entrepreneurs are looking for alternative revenue streams and higher profit margins. As a result many spray foam specialists are now offering polyurethane concrete raising/leveling services. The reasons are 1) They already have most of the equipment; 2) It is easy to sell; 3) It generates high profit margins. read more

  • Feels like Magic

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Dec 01, 2021

    Brad Johnson was just 13 years old when he started working as a laborer in his free time. When he was 15, he was on a residential site and the lead spray tech fell and broke their elbow. The job needed to get finished and that’s how Johnson sprayed his first job. He describes that moment, “My father was there to supervise and gave me a quick training session on how to spray. I picked up the gun and it felt like magic running through my veins, I knew I found home when I started spraying foam.” read more

  • Guiding Lights

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Dec 01, 2021

    There are many amazing spray foam business owners and Spray Foam Magazine wants to celebrate them as the pillar of our industry. Here are just a few of those amazing individuals in the spray foam trade. read more

  • Spray Foam Magazine Announces 2021 Contractor of the Year

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Dec 01, 2021

    This Winter Issue of Spray Foam Magazine turns its focus to the strength and recovery of the SPF industry contractors, who have battle through some tough times and are coming out stronger and more determined than ever. read more

  • The Innovator

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Dec 01, 2021

    Dan Dorneanu is a spray foam business owner, innovator, and inventor with ambitions to implement his designs to help the industry progress. Can one man really make a difference? Spray Foam Magazine chatted with Dorneanu to see what makes him tick and where he gets his creative streak from. read more