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Posted By Alvin Brown || 6-Apr-2015

Foam Tech obtains excellence in Commercial Wall category

By Alvin Brown

As their company embarked upon a large project in the summer of 2012 at a 700,000 sq. ft. structure in Manheim, PA., contractors Lee and Sandy Stoltzfus, owners of Pennsylvania-based Foam Tech Insulation, Inc. , had no idea this job would culminate into an award-winning effort. Today, the site of that immense outlay of spray foam is known as Spooky Nook Sports, the largest indoor sports complex in North America.

The spray foam contractor’s efforts were affirmed at the 2015 Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Excellence Awards in the commercial wall category. The event, held Jan. 26-29, in Albuquerque, marked the 10 th year that the SPFA has given its Industry Excellence Awards. Each project is graded on multiple aspects, including innovation, best practices, problem solving, risk management, value for the money, and speed of delivery.

The winning contractor was aptly recognized for its application beginning with an ability to optimally handle the sheer size of the project and using innovative adaptability to offset condensation on the inside metal exterior walls of Spooky Nook. The spray foam of choice was Heatlok Soy 200 Plus, a highly-effective close-cell product, manufactured and distributed by Demilec, Inc.

In 2008, after spending 35 years in the family sandblasting and coating business, the husband and wife team started Foam Tech Insulation, Inc. Growing up in the Amish community of Lancaster PA, Lee learned early in life that becoming successful in business would take honesty and the ability to deliver quality workmanship. Lee is passionate about everything he does in life, especially spray foam.

Lee lives by the credo that “everyone’s life is better with spray foam in it.” When asked why he chose Lee Stoltzfus and Foam Tech to insulate the giant indoor sporting facility, Spooky Nook owner Sam Beiler, told the story of how he and Lee met.

“In 2010, I only had the last hour to walk the Lancaster Home and Garden Show. While most venders were already packing up to leave, Lee was still manning his booth. I had never heard of spray foam before and Lee had never heard of me either,” Beiler explained. “But that day, Lee treated me like I was the only customer in the world and answered my every question. Lee passed on his passion for foam to me, and now four years later we are sitting in Spooky Nook.”

Receiving an industry-focused award can do wonders for the image and morale of a company. “Just to be considered was an honor in itself,” beamed an appreciative Sandy Stoltzfus, “It was fabulous to win and brought affirmation to our hardworking team.”

Lee concurred, “The honor is huge and has created recognition for our company and for spray foam. Thanks to Demilec’s Grant Ostvig for nominating us.”

Asked why Heatlok was the spray foam of choice, Sandy continued “We (Foam Tech) have a long relationship with Demilec. Coupled with Heatlok’s high R-value and other qualities, this made it the right choice for the job. In addition, it is familiar to our guys and they love spraying it. We like Demilec’s products and services.”

Grant Ostvig also contributed to this article.

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