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We know the hard knocks of
learning this industry when there
wasn't that much support. We have the
opportunity to prevent that next generation
from having to learn on the job by making
mistakes. It helps us all."

our own line of tools. Where are the
tools that support us?'

What has been the response?
Incredible. You have this idea and
put all this effort into it and introduce
it to the people you hope will accept it.
It's been overwhelming.

Why did you start
Spray Foam World Wide
on Facebook?
It was just curiosity, to find likeminded people who take this job as

seriously as we do. You feel isolated
when you're out doing the job every day.
You don't really mingle with the industry. Are others out there doing the same
things that we are? Overwhelmingly,
the group answered that loud and clear.

Did you expect to garner
such a large following?
When we hit 200 members, I was
blown away. When we hit 500 members, I thought, 'That's our plateau.' Then
we hit 1,000. Now we're at just under
2,800 and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. It's growing 100 members
like clockwork every week and they
join organically. We're not out there
chasing participants.

Who is the
typical participant?
In the beginning, it was sprayers,
the guys out applying the foam. As it got
bigger, some of the reps joined, which
was good because they answer a lot
of questions. Then business owners.
Then the industry, the manufacturers,
distributors. It's really across the board.

What makes the group work?
The members of that group are what
makes that group so great. They have
truly taken ownership of the idea of
Spray Foam World Wide and the responsibility that comes with that. It's just
impressive to see this group of strangers
join this page and be so respectful and
kind and generous with their knowledge. It has morphed into this tech support/networking group. When you've got
guys who have been doing this for 15
years and a new fellow shows up and
asks a question, within a few minutes,

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he has five responses from these same
veteran sprayers guiding him in the
right direction. It's pretty powerful.

You were able to attend
Sprayfoam 2017 for the
first time. What was
your impression?
I didn't get to experience the training
and the seminars, since I was working
the booth. But I was impressed at the
volume of people who came through
the show. I would say my takeaway is
the incredible people that I met there,
the networking, the types of people and
the knowledge that they bring. It was
a cool experience to meet so many different people that I'm still in contact
with today.

What does the future hold
for Spray Foam World Wide?
It's going to be, 'Where does the
group want to go with this?' It's probably going to steer into a direction where
we didn't see it going. Our industry is
unique. One guy does one bad thing
and the rest of us feel it. The group has
accepted that responsibility. We need
to respect this industry and if someone
is brand new, we need to support him.

Tell me about your
experience in spray foam.
I started insulating when I was 18
and it was all fiberglass. I had never
heard of spray foam. I've watched the
industry of mostly fiberglass shift to
spray foam and now we're seeing it at its
tipping point. Nine years ago, I had the
opportunity to take over a truck working for someone and learned the whole
curve the hard way. There wasn't anyone else who knew how to spray in the
company. The guys who sprayed before
me had moved on. Several years later my
brother Kevin, Matt Doring and I started
Atticus Insulation. We all three learned
this industry by talking to people we
knew who had done it before us and
made their own mistakes on the job.
We know the hard knocks of learning
this industry when there wasn't that
much support. We have the opportunity
to prevent that next generation from
having to learn on the job by making
mistakes. It helps us all. o


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017

Sprayfoam 2017 Wrap Up
How SPF and Hvac Contractors Should Work Together
Bringing Spray Foam to Social Media
2017 SPFA Contractor Awards
California STSC Announces Next Regulatory Stage for SPF
Engaged Employees Make or Break Your Business
Ask the Expert
Executive Director’s Corner
President’s Post
Foam Business News
SPFA Today – Membership News & Numbers
Legislative Update
Calendar of Events
Index of Advertisers | Advertisers.com
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - Intro
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - cover1
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - cover2
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 3
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 4
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 5
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 6
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - Executive Director’s Corner
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 8
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - President’s Post
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 10
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 11
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - Foam Business News
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 13
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - SPFA Today – Membership News & Numbers
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 15
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - Sprayfoam 2017 Wrap Up
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 17
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 18
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - Legislative Update
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - How SPF and Hvac Contractors Should Work Together
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - Bringing Spray Foam to Social Media
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - 2017 SPFA Contractor Awards
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2017 - California STSC Announces Next Regulatory Stage for SPF
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