EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK | BONNIE STRICKLER, PUFF, INC.
14 MARCH/APRIL 2016 • SPRAY FOAM MAGAZINE
“WOW. YOU’RE A WOMAN
IN A MAN’S WORLD...”
BS: Our main challenge is the weather. In the summer
months, we work around rain. In the winter, we deal
with frozen roofs. It is always a scheduling challenge.
Then, of course, we are always looking to obtain more work.
Our primary market is spray polyurethane roofing; we also
specialize in roof coating systems. We don’t branch out
into shingles or conventional roofing. We just do SPF and
coatings. We also diversified into air barriers. We are an
ABAA- and SPFA-accredited contractor and that helps.
SFM: That SPFA accreditation has special significance for you,
BS: I would say I spend about 90 percent of my time
working as the Chair of SPFA’s Certification Committee.
I really believe in giving back to the industry and helping to
improve the knowledge base for everyone. Thank goodness
Mike Adams, the Vice President of Puff, manages the
company for me so beautifully. I have been working with
the certification program for several years now. SPFA rolled
out individual certifications in 2012. We are now working
on continuous improvements to certify more contractors.
The more contractors who are certified; the better it is for us
all. I believe that whatever I give, I get back tenfold, so I am
happy to volunteer to help the industry.
SFM: You’ve seen the industry grow. Where do you see it in
BS: Spray polyurethane foam is booming on the
insulation front. It is becoming more recognized in all
aspects, especially in terms of energy savings. If this trend
continues, I imagine that spray foam will be a very popular
option for future building specs. And I hope that I will be
right there pulling hoses along with my Puff crew.
BEYOND THE FOAM
In addition to roofs,
the crew from Puff
Inc also applies SPF
air barriers. They are
an ABBA- and SPFA-accredited contractor.