Demilec Collaborates With Building Homes for Heroes to Create Dream House for Purple Heart Veteran

National non-profit will gift home to wounded Air Force Captain and family in Florida

Nov. 1, 2017 - Demilec, one of the largest manufacturers of spray applied polyurethane foam insulation in North America, is helping deliver a new energy-efficient home to an American hero and his family. In partnership with Building Homes for Heroes, Demilec has donated its award-winning Sealection 500 spray foam insulation to help construct a new home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, for Purple Heart veteran and Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson. Demilec partnered with Gulf Coast Insulation, who donated the labor, to outfit the 5,000-square foot, wheelchair accessible home.

Team Working on Homes for Veterans

Nelson was injured by a rocket blast in 2013 while part of a special operations team in Afghanistan. He has undergone dozens of surgeries for his many injuries, including a spinal cord injury, but still has no movement below his chest and limited movement in his hands. For his service and sacrifice for his country, Nelson received the Purple Heart as well as more than a dozen other commendations.

“Demilec is thankful for this man’s service to his country and privileged to contribute to the home this veteran and his family deserves,” said Paul Valle, CEO of Demilec.

Man Spraying Foam for Insulation

The cutting-edge Sealection 500 open-cell spray foam insulation expands 120 times its liquid volume to insulate and seal gaps with a single application. It has dramatically increased energy efficiency for millions of residential and commercial property owners and reduced heat and cooling costs up to 50 percent, while preventing dust, pollen and other outdoor pollutants from infiltrating the home.

“By using the Sealection 500, Demilec is able to help Building Homes for Heroes provide Captain Nelson with an energy-efficient, insulated house reducing environmental and financial factors that could impact the home and the family,” Valle said.

Finished Home After Spray-Foam Installation

Building Homes for Heroes is a nonprofit which builds or renovates mortgage-free homes for veterans. Since 2006, the nonprofit has gifted homes to remove financial burdens and to enable veterans to lead a more independent and productive civilian life. The 4-star rated organization on Charity Navigator, hopes to gift as many as 33 homes in 2017, and has gifted more than 125 mortgage-free homes to veterans coast to coast since its inception in 2006.


About Demilec:

Demilec has been recognized as an industry leader in using innovative technology and advanced science to create a line of open-cell and closed-cell spray foam insulation and coatings for more than 33 years. Demilec focuses on meeting market demands for more energy-efficient products and serves a range of industries, including industrial, residential, commercial, agricultural, original equipment manufacturer, education, water, oil & gas, energy, military and civil. For more information, visit

About Building Homes for Heroes:
Counting ten consecutive years of record-setting growth, Building Homes for Heroes builds and gifts mortgage-free homes, and completes home modifications, for veterans and their families, and provides further services along their road to recovery to help them live a promising and fulfilling life ahead. The organization is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country after September 11, 2001, during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. After gifting 28 homes in 2015, Building Homes for Heroes gifted 29 homes in 2016. The organization has its sights set on gifting as many as 33 homes in 2017, equal to one mortgage-free home every 10 days. It's our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country.

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