National Industry Excellence Awards
SPFA's National Industry Excellence Awards are presented annually at the SprayFoam Convention and Expo to honor our contractor members for their innovative, trail-blazing projects. 60-100 different entries are received from SPFA member contractors every year, representing their best work from the preceding year. The projects are judged by an independent panel, and are scored based on exceptional quality work, the uniqueness of their project, speed of application, ability to solve special problems and challenges, and special safety considerations. These projects are divided into several categories described below, and a runner-up and winner is awarded for each category.
2024 NIE Awards Updates (Click HERE)
NEW!! Small Contractor Award - The projects submitted by contractors with 5 or fewer field personnel are eligible to win a 2nd Award.
The projects will be voted on in the appropriate category, and after voting ends, all the Small Contractor projects will be ranked according to the number of votes they receive. The top vote getter of all Small Contractor submissions is the winner of this new award.
New!! Membership Dues Discount Voucher for those who do early submissions! The earlier you do a submission, the
Nominations -- It will be EASIER for SPFA Contractor Members to submit a project.
We encourage SHORT videos submissions (2 minutes long) instead of the written submission form used in previous years.
Sample video available at link above.
For those who prefer to do written submission, an abbreviated format will be available. Contractors will explain how their project meets the judging criteria in a concise format (bulleted line items instead of paragraphs).
Judging procedure is also changing - see the link above for details.
Watch this video to learn how winning contractors leverage their SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards
The National Industry Excellence Awards Categories
Select the category title below to see all winners in that category since 2008.
(Note: in 2024, Commercial Enclosure and Residential Enclosure categories are being changed to Building Enclosure <40,000 sq ft and Building Enclosure >40,000 sq ft. Click HERE for details.)
Commercial Enclosure (formerly Commercial Wall) - Spray foam insulation installed in a commercial, institutional, industrial building or mixed use in assemblies such as interior or exterior surfaces of walls, beneath floors, ceilings, under roof decks, unvented attics, basements, crawlspaces, under-slab or exterior below-grade.
Residential Enclosure (formerly Residential Wall) - Spray foam insulation installed in a residential or multi-family dwelling in assemblies such as interior or exterior surfaces of walls, beneath floors, ceilings, under roof decks, unvented attics, basements, crawlspaces, under-slab or exterior below-grade.
Roof Under 40,000 sq ft - Spray foam roofing systems (foam and coatings) installed on the top surface of a low-slope or sloped roof deck on a residential or commercial building where the total sprayed area is less than 40,000 SF. Includes spray foam roof restoration and re-coating.
Roof Over 40,000 sq ft - Spray foam roofing systems (foam and coatings) installed on the top surface of a low-slope or sloped roof deck on a residential or commercial building where the total sprayed area is greater than 40,000 SF. Includes spray foam roof restoration and re-coating.
Specialty Applications (from 2008-2011 - Tanks and Vessels and Other Applications) - Novel or non-traditional applications of SPF insulation or roofing systems not addressed by the four categories above. These can include applications such as underground piping, storage tanks, theatrical stage sets, etc.
Elastomeric Roof Coatings (since 2018)- Application of elastomeric roof coatings designed for new roof waterproofing installations on substrates other than spray foam. This category is limited to elastomeric coatings defined in SPFA-102.
Concrete Lifting (since 2023)- A geotechnical application of polyurethane foam to lift, level and stabilize concrete slabs in ground contact. Concrete slabs may include, but are not limited to sidewalks, driveways, floors, foundations and roadways.