Emmy- Award Winning Kevin O'Connor of This Old House and Ask This Old House,
is our 2024 Keynote Speaker
Kevin O’Connor is a nationally-recognized home services industry expert. Not only has he been active with the This Old House shows since 2003, he has also hosted shows for Roku, the DIY Network, and The History Channel, as well as Clearstory, a top-ranked podcast. O’Connor is also the author of The Best of Homes from This Old House, a book chronicling ten of the show’s finest home transformations and is a member of the editorial board of This Old House Magazine.
“We are thrilled to feature Kevin O’Connor at the upcoming SprayFoam 2024 Convention & Expo,” says Rick Duncan, executive director of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance. “Not only is Kevin a widely recognized construction and DIY pro, but he is an advocate of spray foam and its vast benefits in construction.”
During his keynote address, Kevin O’Connor will lead a discussion on the essence of recruiting, hiring and retention in the construction trades. With a focus on the spray foam industry, Kevin will address the current state of the job market and what your company can do about it, including techniques of building a brand, embracing social media, expanding your talent pool and embracing flexibility. His deep experience working with thousands of contractors will inform his keynote and the strategies that work best. The keynote is open to all registered full and one-day (Tuesday) conference attendees of SprayFoam 2024 Convention and Expo and will be held at the Westgate Resort Ballroom AB, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
O’Connor is widely known for his support of spray polyurethane foam. This Old House was one of the first televised shows to feature the product and has utilized it regularly in the 20 years since. Recent show segments that showcase spray foam have highlighted: the different performance attributes and R-values of open-cell and closed-cell spray foam; wall and ceiling cavity applications; flash and bat applications; foundation wall applications; vapor barrier and air sealing benefits; and the importance of applying the material in multiple lifts to account for heat. Notably, O’Connor has also had spray foam installed in both his past and present homes.