CertainTeed Introduces New Elite Spray Foam Insulation Contractor Program
CertainTeed Credentialed Contractors™ (C3) Stand Apart With Unmatched Training, Marketing Support and Exclusive Incentives
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed has introduced a new credentialed contractor program for installers of its CertaSpray® spray foam insulation, offering a professional badge of honor and access to advanced training and resources that will establish members as the most knowledgeable and trusted contractors in the marketplace.
CertainTeed Credentialed Contractors (C3) represent the elite in safety and product knowledge in the spray foam business. Members are required to complete hands-on training through CertainTeed's industry-leading program, or must have completed similar product installation and American Chemistry Council (ACC) safety training within the past two years. C3 installers must also have a documented ongoing respiratory safety program for their team—which CertainTeed can help develop, if needed.
"The C3 program is a natural extension of our industry-leading technical support and spray foam training programs. It is our way of supporting our most dedicated contractors by strengthening their businesses and helping them stand out in the marketplace," said Shawn Beears, manager of product management at CertainTeed Insulation. "Knowing that a project was completed by a C3 installer also gives builders and homeowners confidence that it will provide a lifetime of comfort and energy savings."
C3 honored companies benefit from the CertaSpray Applicator Business Fund, where every purchase of CertaSpray® spray foam earns funds that can be reinvested in their businesses. These funds can be used for business-building advertising and promotional materials, additional Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) accreditation training, or everyday spray foam equipment and parts from CertainTeed Machine Works, where all C3 program members also receive exclusive free two-day shipping.
Additional benefits of the program include premier C3 listing on CertainTeed's online Find a Pro tool, access to the company's complete set of spray foam and Building Science training programs, and branded marketing materials such as jobsite signs and truck decals to help promote the designation to customers.
Training for C3 certification includes proper equipment selection, basic spray foam science and safety guidelines. CertainTeed training courses have certified hundreds of spray foam contractors throughout the country, and its commitment to providing technical support in the field ensures every application achieves maximum results. The company recently launched a mobile CertaSpray® Field Troubleshooting app for iOS and Android™ devices, putting troubleshooting and safety information at installers' fingertips where they need it most – on the jobsite. Available for download at www.certainteed.com/certasprayapp
CertaSpray is available in both open-cell and closed-cell formulations and is an excellent solution for creating air tight barriers and insulating hard-to-reach areas, such as cathedral ceilings, knee walls and roof decks. For more information on becoming a C3 installer or to find out about upcoming training sessions, visit www.certainteed.com/C3.
CertainTeed is the only manufacturer with a truly comprehensive line of insulation products and equipment, including time-tested and trusted fiberglass insulation batts and rolls, fiberglass blow-in insulation, polyurethane spray foam, innovative vapor retarder technology, and highly regarded HVAC products as well as insulation blowing and foam application equipment. All of CertainTeed's insulation products can help building professionals qualify toward credits for both the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Building Standard supported by the National Association of Home Builders.
For more information, go to www.certainteed.com/insulation
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For six consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2013. www.certainteed.com