Gaco Western Commits to SPFA Certification

Gaco Western Commits to SPFA Certification by January 1, 2015

Seattle, Washington, May 3, 2013 – Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation products, is pleased to announce that the company has made a commitment to ensure GacoWallFoam contractors are certified under the SPFA Professional Certification Program by January 1, 2015.

“Gaco Western is committed to the long term health of the insulation industry and believes that industrywide certification is crucial to achieving this. Just as other trades have adopted best-of-class practices as they mature, we believe the Spray Polyurethane Foam industry should adopt best-of-class practices. Gaco Western supports the SPFA Professional Certification Program because it has been developed by SPF best-of-class contractors and it represents real world best-of-class practices,” stated Peter Davis, President and CEO, Gaco Western.

“At Gaco, we believe in continually raising the bar on safety, performance, quality and professionalism in the SPF industry – the SPFA Professional Certification Program combined with our own Gaco Western Training Programs will help contribute to our contractors’ success”, added Tom Sojak, Vice President –

The SPFA Professional Certification Program will heighten the essential knowledge, skills and abilities among SPF professionals – making it the ultimate measure of personal and professional accomplishment in the spray foam industry. Through GacoUniversity, Gaco Western will help contractors achieve certification by providing a variety of certification preparation, training and testing services over the next 18 months including a combination of online courses, and regional reviews and testing. The company will also hold several three-day New Applicator Schools at the state-of-the-art GacoUniversity training facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where attendees will participate in the SPFA Installer Program and SPFA Master Installer Program, followed by Gaco Western Materials Training.

Founded in 1955, Gaco Western remains today a family-owned business with its roots in technology and product innovation. The Gaco family of brands offer best-of-class solutions for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications including specialty coatings for roof, pedestrian and traffic decking, and spray polyurethane foam insulation. Products are available nationwide. For more information visit or call 877-699-4226.


Media Contact: Lori Nelson, Marketing Manager

SPFA believes that the path to a healthful, safe, high-quality and performing SPF installation travels through the hands of a knowledgeable, trained, experienced, and ideally PCP-certified professional contractor.