America’s Best Installer – Denver 2013

I recently had the distinct pleasure of being one of six judges @ the America’s Best Installer Contest sponsored by Johns Manville and Insulate America. Twenty four of the best insulation installers from around the country JohnsManville-logo[1]descended on Denver to compete for the $10,000 top prize.

Having inspected a few thousand insulation installs, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what I was going to see at this competition.  I have long believed that quality and speed are opposing forces with regards to insulation installs.  The amazing thing about these installers is that they are able to combine the two.  Congrats to Nicholas Forehand of Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Northwind Insulation, who was “America’s Best Insulation Installer” of 2013!

Insulators are the unsung heroes of new home construction and I am very thankful to the sponsors for helping bring them the credit they so richly deserve.

Justin Heldenbrand.0017Justin Heldenbrand
Energy Rater and Home Auditor
EnergyLogic, Inc.

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