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.