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  • A League of Their Own

    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Baseball is a game and a tradition ingrained in the psyche and history of Americans. Passed down from the Civil War to today’s generation, it echoes several characteristics of American life from economics to technological developments. It is therefore important that the game and the practice of it is kept alive to help inspire and implant pride in future generations. Spray Foam Magazine was thrilled to hear of such a project in Martin, Tennessee. read more

  • Tracks to Comfort

    • Added on May 14, 2024

    The City of Aiken’s Visitor’s Center and Train Museum is situated in Aiken, SC. This area has a wealth of railroad history dating back to a time when the railroad enabled the area’s cotton growers to transport their goods to Charleston, SC. In 1830 a Boston engineer named Alfred Dexter was sent by the South Carolina Canal & Railroad to map a new railroad line from Charleston to Hamburg, SC. It is said that it was due to a love story that enabled this railroad to be built. read more

  • Howard’s Journey Through SPFA’s Training and Certification Program

    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Spray Foam Magazine’s 2023 Contractor of the Year Runner-Up, Howard Millsaps, was generously awarded the full PCP courses available at the 2024 SprayFoamConference and Expo in Las Vegas. The SPFA donated this great prize to the Contractor of the Year contest and thankfully Howard was able to take advantage of it right away. He shares his exciting experience as he navigated these challenging exams. read more

  • Do You Need a CDL to Operate Your Spray Foam Business?

    • By The Foamgineer
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    If you’re a spray foam contractor or a manufacturer that hauls spray foam equipment and chemicals or operates any type of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for commercial use, you should determine if you need a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Driving a CMV requires special skills, experience, knowledge, and physical aptitude above your common state driver’s license. read more

  • Going the Distance

    • By Ashley Brooks
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    Thomas Rizza is the Owner/Operator of Solid Foam Solutions (SFS) in Ogallala, Nebraska. Started just three years ago, SFS is a small operation, composed of himself, his wife Kayla, one sprayer, and two helpers. Despite their operation’s modest size, Thomas’s 14 years of experience in the spray foam industry combined with his reputation as a tenacious problem solver has reaped huge opportunities. read more

  • Innovator Extraordinaire

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Franchising a company may help the owner focus on the bigger picture and grow a valuable business. The Spray Foam Magazine team was eager to speak to a man who has recently taken the plunge into franchising and asking him why it is the right move for him and his company. read more

  • Sealing Farewells

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Spray Foam Magazine decided to check in with Danny Walker, our 2021 Contractor of the Year Runner-Up. Walker is the owner of Colony Insulation situated in Algonac, Michigan and has a determination, passion, and faith that we can all aspire to. These attributes came in handy on one of his recent projects. Fascinated and wanting to hear the details of this unusual job, we caught up with Walker to find out more. read more

  • Blessed

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Picture a small southern town with a picturesque backdrop and that could easily be Benton, Tennessee. Known for its friendly locals, sense of community, and breathtaking rural scenery, it’s easy to see why someone would set up shop there, and that’s exactly what one contractor did. This family man puts a lot of hard work and countless hours into his business and has even been awarded Associate Contractor of the Year by his local building association. read more

  • The Solution

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Each contractor’s journey to the spray foam industry is unique. In the case of Spray Foam Magazine’s second runner-up for Contractor of the Year Winner 2023 from Canada, this remarkable contractor’s road to success was pitted with a fight against the odds. Living in a region that was suffering an economical and logistical nightmare, this person took his dream, knocked down any preconceptions surrounding SPF, and headed for success. read more

  • Spray Foam’s Ray of Sunshine

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Performing to a high standard and being an inspiration to others takes ability, self-confidence, and most of all a big heart. Spray Foam Magazine’s Luminary Award winner ticks all those boxes and more. Each person in the spray foam industry is driven by something different depending on their needs and wants. However, the one mutual factor behind all those who succeed in this business is someone at some time who inspired them. read more

  • A Man of Merit

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Feb 27, 2024

    Born and raised in London, England, Gary Harvey moved to the U.S. in the 70s. Following school, and having a passion for aviation, he worked as a Director of Manufacturing for a subsidiary of Boeing. It’s here where he met his wife-to-be Shena. He then made a career move that would change his life forever! read more

  • Empire State of Excellence

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Jan 16, 2024

    Working on a prominent and historic building is both a privilege and an honor. For one contracting company, that opportunity arose after months of communication, clerical prerequisites, and site visits. The Spray Foam Magazine team caught up with the Upstate Spray Foam Insulation crew to find out how they tackled a particular project and why they considered such a building a symbolic reflection of who they are as a company. read more