Making the Investment
The first thing to consider when becoming a
spray foam contractor is the investment required.
The investment will be in many areas including
equipment, materials, training and marketing.
You will need the proper spray foam equipment.
We suggest you pick a specific market/
application service and specialize in it, such
as roofing or insulation. There are many other
applications and specialties as seen in this issue,
but often the equipment is matched to
the applications you perform.
If they are not listed here, they may not be a
reputable, experienced and financially secure
A major part of your initial investment should
include training in foam processing, equipment
operation and maintenance for the foam side
In order to get the best and most well rounded
training to get into the business in the quickest,
most efficient way, we recommend going to
the suppliers of the foam systems themselves.
They often have the best “one stop shop,” and
can supply foam sales, safety, building codes,
equipment, and marketing support services
better than any other suppliers. Most of the
equipment suppliers offer training, but those
classes are often limited to maintenance and
operation of the equipment itself, which is only
just one of many issues you need to be proficient
in to be successful.
Choosing a Supplier or Suppliers
After the business planning and equipment
budgeting process is complete, the next step is
determining what company will be your primary
and secondary supplier of foam materials. Most
all of the foam suppliers and manufacturers
offer both foam, equipment and support services.
Choosing a supplier should take many elements
Marketing Your New SPF Business
The most important aspect of becoming a
successful spray foam contractor is often the
most overlooked and taken for granted. This is
marketing. We have talked to many a contractor
who has spent upwards of $100,000 to get into
business, only to complain that they have little
or no work.
1. Do they have specific materials that are
suited for your application with the necessary
2. Are they located geographically to support
your operation with materials, parts and
3. Do they have experience in the applications
you want to pursue?
4. Are they a known brand?
5. SprayFoam.com is the industry’s leading
website community and resource.
One thing is for certain - a featured Contractor
Listing on SprayFoam.com is the best $125/
month you will ever spend, and it is far less than
the price of a set of heated hoses.
The next most valuable tool is to have a website
built. Check out the powerful websites that
SprayFoamLocal.com offers exclusively for
contractors. They are completely set-up with
content and ready to go.
Spray Foam Distributors of New England Inc. is your #1 foam
and equipment supplier in New England and beyond. We have
a huge inventory of Graco reactors, guns, pumps, and parts in
stock and the knowledge to get you spraying and keep you
spraying. We have the largest supply of BaySeal closed cell
foam in New England and our foam is always fresh, giving you
foam that sprays better and yields more! We are passionate
about foam and it shows. We build custom spray foam rigs,
provide full training, give application guidance, and most
important our technical support is unbeatable.
SFDONE is the only company in NE to host the BaySeal
applicator information program, as well as SPFA certified training
classes at our annual conference. Having an equipment
problem that you can't figure out and can't get help with? Call us
and see why we are different than the status quo. We also stock
UTC open cell foam and new BaySeal high yield foam! Full line
of accessories from IPM, Bullard, 3M, Allegro, and more! Free
overnight freight on foam anywhere in New England, NY and NJ!
We keep you sprayin!