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Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, or the “SPFA”, is the educational and technical resource to the spray polyurethane foam industry. A national 501(c)6 trade association, the SPFA was founded in 1987 and its constituents include contractors, manufacturers and distributors of spray polyurethane foam, as well as related professionals and entities involved in equipment, protective coatings, inspections, surface preparations and other key services related to spray foam. The SPFA is based in Virginia and its members span all 50 states within the USA.

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SprayFoam 2024 Convention and Expo

The SprayFoam 2024 Convention and Expo is where spray polyurethane professionals come together to meet suppliers, network, and learn. The 2024 event will be will be held at the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

SPFA has all the pieces in place for another successful event! Check back here often for updates.

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Educational opportunities and networking events

Check out the schedule below!

SprayFoam 2024 Convention and Expo - Schedule 1SprayFoam 2024 Convention and Expo - Schedule 2

Important Timeline

* Hotel Reservations - Direct link for SprayFoam hotel guest room block - Now Open
* Exhibit Sales - Now Open!
* Sponsorship Sales - Now Open!
* Call for Speakers/Presentations - mid August
* Conference Registration - early September

Registration Information!

Before starting your registration, please review these categories so you know which registration you want. Please visit the Pre-Convention page if you are interested in PCP Certification, ABAA, or Golf. You can register for just Pre-Convention Activities or both Pre-Con and the Convention & Expo on the registration page.

SPFA 24 Attendee pricing chart

Bringing five or more people? We have a mulitple person discount code for $100 off each Full Conference registration. Call or email Lisa (lsmith@sprayfoam.org) or Kelly (kmarcavage@sprayfoam.org) for more information.

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SPFA - Healthcare for SPFA Contractor, Supplier and Consultant members!

Healthcare for SPFA Contractor, Supplier and Consultant members!

SPFA works hard to professionally enhance SPFA members engaged in the SPF industry. The Alliance continues to promote and encourage professionalism through the development of certification and accreditation programs to meet industry expectations, exceed industry standards, are successful, and can perform well in their jobs. The SPFA also offers exclusive member benefits and members-only discount programs aimed at helping and improving the lives of our members and their families. Nationwide, SPF professionals have consistently told us that finding and enrolling in a high-quality health plan has become increasing difficult, very expensive and usually have limited benefits.

To address the need to access quality healthcare coverage, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance is proud to announce a new offering exclusively developed for SPFA Contractor, Supplier and Consultant members. By partnering with World Insurance Associates and Health Cooperative Strategies, the SPFA has developed The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance Health Plan. The health plan affords SPFA members access to true large group medical benefits at significantly lower costs.  

We urge SPFA members to compare your current rates and coverage today! Some of the benefits of the plan include:

  • Exclusive rates and access for SPFA members which takes advantage of your SPFA membership.
  • Multiple plan designs and types to meet your needs with a wide range of deductibles.
  • A nationwide network of doctors and pharmacies.
  • Access to a wide range of other voluntary benefits including dental, vision and term life.
  • All health plans meet or exceed requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Concierge services to address your questions and needs.   

Healthcare benefits are volatile and costly. Either coverage is too expensive, too limited in terms of health benefits or are packaged as a “one-size fits all” plan. The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance Health Plan helps take the guesswork out of your health benefits with exclusive access to world class, comprehensive benefits, nationwide networks of healthcare providers, and professional service for less!

When evaluating plan rates, please note:

  1. Rates are monthly premiums per employee.
  2. Company Tiers are determined by the results of the company census and personal health questionnaires (PHQs).
  3. EE, ES, EC and Family are rates for Employee Only, Employee+Spouse, Employee+Children and Family, respectively.
  4. First Health is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aetna, Inc.

More information about rates and enrollment

For more information about the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance Health Plan, reach out to: Terence (Terry) Gorman, CHVP, terencegorman@worldinsurance.com, (848) 456-8600 extension 162.


Program Background


SPFA developed its Professional Certification Program (PCP) in 2012.  It was created to increase the quality of installations.  SPFA and industry leaders came together in the Best Practices Risk Management Working Group and recommended the development of a certification program developed by the industry, for the industry.

The SPFA PCP is the only one of its kind for the professional SPF industry.  It is the first in the US which is ISO 17024 compliant, standards driven and internationally recognized. The program is an enormous accomplishment that brings rigorousness, credibility and comprehensiveness in industry consensus-developed environment, and the result of almost two years of preparation.    

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Join SPFA!

Become a member of your industry's professional organization. As an alliance of all SPF industry stakeholders, we welcome contractors, systems houses, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and industry consultants as members. Through our Professional Certification Program you can demonstrate your exceptional knowledge, skills and abilities related to installation techniques, health and safety considerations, and many other critical aspects of SPF. You can be kept up to date on all the newest Health and Safety issues as well as current Building Codes.

As a member of the SPFA your name will be made available to end users, architects, specifiers and builders that use the sprayfoam.org website. Lead generation opportunities will be available to you through promotional literature as well as the SprayFoam Convention & Expo.Please download the appropriate membership application below and email it to lsmith@sprayfoam.org. Membership is on a calendar year-to-year basis and all memberships expire on December 31.


Tech Tuesday Webinars - April and May EventsSPFA Tech TuesdAY

Both of these live webinars are free to members and non-members. It will be recorded and available on demand for SPFA members on the Member-Only Resources page.

Using Section R405 of the Residential Energy Codes to Show Compliance with less than Prescriptive R-Value by using Spray Foam Insulation

Start Date: Tuesday, 4/9/2024 3:00 PM EST
End Date: Tuesday, 4/9/2024 4:00 PMEST
Location: United States
Contact: Richard Duncan, rickduncan@sprayfoam.org, (703) 222-4269

Presented by: Ken Ashcom

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Why SPF Odors Lead to Million Dollar Lawsuits

Start Date: Tuesday, 5/14/2024 3:00 PM EST
End Date: Tuesday, 5/14/2024 4:00 PMEST
Location: United States
Contact: Richard Duncan, rickduncan@sprayfoam.org, (703) 222-4269

Presented by: George Thompson

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SprayFoam 2022 Highlights


Residential

SPFA focuses upon the professional spray polyurethane foam (SPF) contractor in our programs and services. But the end customer is the essential core of the SPF business. While SPFA tends to focus upon technical details utilized by professionals, it is also imperative to address the consumer as the beneficiary of the high performance product. Through SPFA and industry promotion of high quality and safe installations, an informed and educated consumer can better select the contractor for the job, and understand the installation process along with the long-term benefits leading to increased satisfaction.

Spray Polyurethane Foam insulation has fantastic performance attributes including high insulating value, reduction of air and moisture movement in and out of buildings, sound attenuation, durability and depending on type, increased strength of the structure it is installed in or on.  The most unique aspect of SPF is that in most cases, certain product can deliver all of these performance attributes in one product instead of combining several - it's more than just insulation!  That means fewer opportunities for building construction issues resulting from multiple product dependency, multiple trades working on your project, and from individual component failures.  SPF is a one-stop-shop in most cases, for consumers looking for a high-performance building solution.  It is a tried and tested product in use since the early 1960s. 


Commercial

The information contained herein is meant to be informative and brief, not prescriptive or comprehensive. For more comprehensive, detailed information please see the related links in the sections below, and consult a knowledgeable, skilled SPF contractor.

The construction and SPF industries are mutual stakeholders in the other's success and growth. It is imperative that professional construction trades be very familiar with SPF, its health & safety considerations, and the impact quality of installation has on performance.

A knowledgeable and informed construction professional, empowered by accurate consensus-developed information, can engage in meaningful dialog with SPF professionals and dramatically increase the likelihood of project success and customer satisfaction.

SPFA has endeavoured to present to you relevant and empowering information on this website. We will be updating these materials regularly.

If you are a home builder, commercial builder, architect, general contractor, building code official, or otherwise considered a “professional customer” in the construction industry, the following resources are intended to aid you in your selection, specification, use and proper understanding of SPF.


SprayFoam 2024 Call for Speakers Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday, September 19

The Call for Speakers for SprayFoam 2024 Convention & Expo is officially open! The industry’s biggest annual event dedicated to spray foam is taking place March 3-6, 2024 at the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas. Speakers of the event gain recognition and exposure to the spray foam industry from around the world.

We are looking for industry experts to speak on these topics:

·     Insulation

·     Roofing

·     Business/Legal

·     Regulatory/Legislative/Government

·     Foam Safety and Quality

·     General Interest   

Format - Speakers will present most topics in a traditional 45-minute educational session that includes 5-10 minutes of audience Q&A.  

View Speaker & Presentation Guidelines  

Explore full details and submit yourself as a potential speaker for SprayFoam 2024 Convention and Expo. 

Please note: EVERYONE needs to set up an account in 2024 Speaker Portal. No information from previous years has been carried over to this new portal.
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Latest Podcasts

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Will Lorenz - The Best Show for Sprayfoam

S6:E20 In this episode of Roofing Road Trips®, Heidi J. Ellsworth and Will Lorenz of General Coatings share the excitement about the year’s biggest event for spray foam contractors, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance 2024 Convention and Expo! Will and Heidi talk about the state of the spray foam industry and ...
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Richard Duncan - Celebrating 50 Years of Working Together

Richard Duncan - Celebrating 50 Years of Working Together

S6:E15 In this episode of Roofing Road Trips, Megan Ellsworth welcomes Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Executive Director Richard “Rick” Duncan to learn more about their 50th anniversary and how they will be celebrating at the upcoming SprayFoam Convention and Expo March 3-6, 2024, in Las Vegas. Listen to learn all ...
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Richard Duncan - Celebrating 50 Years of Working Together

Richard Duncan - Celebrating 50 Years of Working Together

S6:E15 In this episode of Roofing Road Trips, Megan Ellsworth welcomes Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Executive Director Richard “Rick” Duncan to learn more about their 50th anniversary and how they will be celebrating at the upcoming SprayFoam Convention and Expo March 3-6, 2024, in Las Vegas. Listen to learn all ...
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Latest Webinars

SPFA Tech Tuesday

SPFA - TECH TUESDAY WEBINAR - Top Five Employment Issues Within The Construction Industry

TechTuesday Webinar on Top Five Employment Issues within the Construction Industry Presented by: Benjamin Briggs, Board Certified Labor and Employment Attorney This session analyzes five critical employment issues that contractors and suppliers must navigate in order to protect their business interests and mitigate liability exposure. 1) compliance requirements and best practices for ...
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Latest Videos

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Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) Video Playlist

Learn more about SPFA by visiting their Coffee Shop Directory. Subscribe to the SPFA YouTube Channel. How Sprayfoam Works - Basements & Termites This new video collaborative project from SPFA and the ACC Sprayfoam Coalition examines how and where air gets into a home, where it goes once inside, and the negative consequences ...
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Weekly Blend EPisode 55

Episode 55 - Add SprayFoam to Your Business, Hear Gen Z's Take on Roofing and IRE is Coming Very Soon!

Join Heidi and Karen each Friday to hear about the latest news in the roofing industry. The 55th episode of The Weekly Blend is here! Join our President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for a new episode of this Coffee Shop original web series. This week, Heidi ...
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