Photo Rounds at Sprayfoam 2015
Do you know who is behind the orange hat? Denny Vandewater, SPFA President, joins in the fun at the Closing Session at Sprayfoam 2015. Photo by Maria Lewis
Virgil E. Strauch, Mid-State Construction & Roofing Inc. said that after being away from the show for a couple of years, "Figured we needed to get back here and see what’s cookin’ and see the latest and greatest."
George Gibson of Frontier Roofing & Restoration in Colorado came to the show after a first-hand experience seeing SPF applied to a roof. "I was very impressed by it. So much so, I may be spending many thousands of dollars to get involved in it," said Gibson. He is looking into purchasing an SPF rig and also plans on becoming an SPFA member and supporting the industry. He added, "CJ Spray asked me to come down here and look at all of the SPF options." CJ Spray is also a PCP Field Exam equipment sponsor and brought down one of their AiMS trailers for use during the exams.
One of the "tents" at the PCP Field Exams was used to illustrate proper shut down procedures.Jay Hutchek of MCC Equipment & Service Center said they brought a 28-foot gooseneck to the Field Exams that "is ready to go." The trailer is being used in the SPFA Field Exams to illustrate the shut down procedures for SPF contractors. MCC also offers training on trailer setup/start up, said Hutchek.
Bob Heller of Service Partners (at left) said they brought a big rig to the Field Exams to use for testing and also some equipment for the trade show floor. "Hopefully, we’ll sell all the equipment so we don’t have to bring it home!" he said. He added that they have already sold a lot of equipment at Sprayfoam 2015. "I like SPF! It’s what I do."
Cary Cook, the president of Cook Coatings Inc., said all of his applicators have some sort of certification from SPFA, but he will be looking into making sure everyone is up to date with the SPFA PCP credentials too. "Specs are coming out requiring you have a masters applicator certification to bid on some jobs, especially the public works ones but for private ones as well." Cook said.
Chelsea Whitley (left) and Meghan Peters of Spray Foam Systems out of Georgia took four PCP tests each at Sprayfoam 2015. Pam Hibbard of United Thermal Systems (right) out of New York, was taking a lunch break during her participation in a PCP course at the SPFA show on Tuesday.
Stephen Davis of Sustainable Consulting Group said, "There are a lot of networking opportunities at Sprayfoam 2015 and as a result of that I picked up a new client. It is THE conference for the industry." In the photo are John Bender and Tiffany Bender of Diamond Sprayfoam (sitting) and Stephen Davis.