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Our Team

Our Team

Upstate Spray Foam Insulation, LLC has been in business since 2004. Located in West Winfield, NY, just 15 miles south of Utica, we specialize in all types of insulation for your home or business. Our jobs range from the smallest crawlspace in your home to large scale projects at America’s oldest Military Academy, West Point.

As a small business located in a small village, we pride ourselves on high quality work at an honest price. We make it a point to return every phone call, as well as cater to our customers’ every need. Literally, no job is too big or too small.

In the residential market, we take every opportunity to keep up with the latest innovations in the building industry. Our company is an accredited contractor with the Building Performance Institute (BPI), an organization that sets strict guidelines for insulating your home. Any “contractor” can come in and insulate your home, but you cannot ensure that it is done right unless a BPI Contractor is on the job!

The same can be said for commercial contracting. Our firm is an accredited contractor with several organizations, including the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA), Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA), and Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA). Each of these organizations has been established for the betterment of the industry. Being an integral part of these programs is important in maintaining high quality workmanship among our staff, and keeping up with the latest news and products.

Don’t hesitate to view our long list of references and testimonials. We take special pride in the number of testimonials, as it is a true testament to our work ethic, the products we install, and the service we provide. Visit our testimonials page to check them out.

Our coverage map ranges as far south as Northern Pennsylvania, and as far north as the Thousand Islands. Our trucks run the New York State Thruway from Buffalo to Massachusetts. If you aren’t in the area, give us a call! Chances are we can make a special trip.

If you have any questions for our staff, please feel free to drop an email to the appropriate party listed below.

Jamie Christian – Owner

Jamie founded Upstate Spray Foam Insulation, LLC in 2004. He currently oversees the daily company operations and, with his mechanical ability, keeps our equipment and trucks up and running. Like most entrepreneurs, Jamie didn’t succeed in the business without challenges. He started as the salesman/installer/secretary for a few years before the company was able to develop revenue to hire and fill these positions. Memories of those times keep Jamie passionate about the success of the business. Outside of his time at Upstate, Jamie enjoys spending time with his significant other, Carol, and their dogs Cash and Allie at their lakeside camp, and managing his other local businesses.

Accreditations Currently Held:

  • BPI Building Analyst Certification
  • BPI Envelope Certification
  • ABAA Certified Installer in Spray Polyurethane Foam, Sheet Membrane, and Fluid Applied
  • Membranes
  • Certified Installer of most Major Spray Polyurethane Foams
  • Successfully completed SPFA Courses in Spray Foam Roofing, and Spray Polyurethane Foam
  • OSHA 10-Hour Certified

Billy Gibson – Commercial/Residential Estimating

Billy joined the team in 2008 and served as the company’s first hired estimator. As the current estimating team lead, Billy is responsible for all of the Commercial Estimating and Commercial Project Management, as well as any specialty projects, such as Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing, Metal Roof Restoration, and all types of Air Barriers. Billy has successfully managed the bulk of our commercial projects spanning New York State and into Pennsylvania. In addition to his role at here; Billy co-owns another sub-contracting business; Applied Coatings, LLC which he along with Jamie started in 2014. When not at work, Billy enjoys spending time at home with his wife; Samantha, daughter; Sophia and son; Aiden. They often vacation together in Block Island, Rhode Island.

Accreditations Currently Held:

  • ABAA Certified Installer in Spray Polyurethane Foam, Sheet Membranes, and Fluid Applied Membranes
  • BPI Building Analyst
  • BPI Envelope
  • Passed National HERS Rater Exam
  • Certified Installer of ICYNENE, Demilec, CertainTeed, DOW, and Johns-Manville products 
  • Successfully completed SPFA Courses in Spray Foam Roofing and Spray Polyurethane Foam 
  • OSHA 10-Hour Certified

Jeff Maine – Estimating

Jeff, more affectionately known as “Mainer”, is responsible for the bulk of the residential estimating. Jeff joined Upstate in 2009. Having worked in the manufactured housing field for several years, Jeff was able to adapt quickly to the concepts and challenges in the insulation industry. Keeping up with the latest certifications in the industry, Jeff is the most decorated BPI Certified employee on our staff. He currently holds four certifications from the Building Performance Institute. In addition to residential estimating, Jeff handles our Safety Program and directs our safety meetings. When not guiding a homeowner in improving their home’s efficiency, Jeff enjoys hunting and golfing. He and his wife Chris also enjoy cheering on their sons Collin and Ethan in many, many sporting events.

Accreditations currently held:

  • BPI Building Analyst
  • BPI Envelope
  • BPI Heating Specialist
  • BPI Manufactured Housing Specialist
  • Certified Installer of ICYNENE, DEMILEC, CertainTeed, and Johns-Manville products
  • OSHA 10-Hour Certified

Carol Slosek – Office Manager/Accounts Payable/Receivable

Carol, Jamie’s “better half,” came to work full-time at Upstate Spray Foam in 2008. Prior to this, she had served the company on a part-time basis, overseeing the business financials and billings. With her uncanny attention to detail, it is easy to say that Carol is a valued member of the team. She currently serves as office manager, and continues to handle both Accounts Payable and Receivable. When not at work, Carol enjoys time at Scenic View Campground and Canadarago Lake with Jamie, their two black labs Cash and Alli. She has 3 sons: Jeremy, and 2 stepsons, Jeremey and Jesse Christian. She also supports her son Jeremy in his go-kart racing endeavors.

Gary Edwards – Energy Program Director

Gary grew up locally and currently lives in Litchfield. He has an associates in Criminal Justice. Gary has sprayed all types of spray foam in the northeast for about 7 years including the center of New York City and the summit of Gore Mountain.

Gary has two son’s Luke and Owen. He enjoys woodworking, building furniture, all aspects of remodeling, golf, fishing and he also follows Supercross/Motocross religiously.

Accreditations Currently Held:

  • BPI Building Analyst
  • OSHA 10-Hour Certified
  • Formerly certified Code Enforcement

Sara Cloe – Program Specialist

Sara just recently joined our team and has 10+ years’ experience in customer service. Here, Sara handles the paperwork side of the NYSERDA programs, helping customers get applied to the Empower and Assisted Home Performance programs and submitting applications for approval.

Sara, her boyfriend Tyler, and son Eli reside in Holland Patent. Outside of work, Sara enjoys raising bunnies, kayaking, camping and Sunday dinner with the whole family.

Beau Wheelock – Commercial/Residential Estimating

Beau grew up locally here in West Winfield and later graduated from SUNY Cobleskill in 2014. Beau then worked in the construction trade for a few years before starting as a laborer with Upstate in 2015. During his time in the field, we offered him a position in the office. Beau accepted the position and became part of our estimating team. In his time here Beau has grown to take on all aspects of Commercial & Residential Spray Foam projects as well Air Barrier projects. He has estimated and managed several high profile projects such as: New Paltz CSD, Ithaca City Centre, SUNY Potsdam, dozens of Aldi Stores and the list continues to grow. He also assists with residential estimating and project management.

Beau and his wife Michelle recently managed and built their own house last Summer in West Winfield. Outside of work, He enjoys riding motocross, hunting/fishing and visiting the Adirondacks. 

Accreditations Held:

  • OSHA 10-hour Certified
  • Expert Level Trigger Foamer

Megan Wool – Office Administrator

Megan joined our team in September of 2018. She started out at the front desk but quickly began to take care of our scheduling.  If you do business with us, you will definitely talk to Megan at least once.  She also handles our residential invoicing, and all of the daily work orders.  She is a excellent at multi-tasking and communicating with our team and our customers.

Megan, her boyfriend Braydon, and their son Jaxon (2 years old) recently purchased their first home in Richfield Springs.  Outside of work Megan enjoys camping, swimming, and spending time with her family & friends.

Hannah Assisi – Office Administrator

Hannah joined our team in January of 2019. Prior to her start here at Upstate, she was the Office Manager for Sierson Crane and Welding for almost six years.  Here, Hannah handles majority of our commercial work.  She stays busy all day answering phones, processing payroll, time off requests, setting up estimates/audits, notarizing documents, and greeting customers with a smile as they come in.  Hannah is excellent at keeping the office organized and maintaining a positive attitude.

Hannah and her husband Justin reside in West Winfield with their three children Elijah, Grace, Katie, and dog Charlie Brown.  Outside of work Hannah enjoys going to their camp at Delta Lake and volunteering for the Leonardsville Community and Ministry Center.

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