Meet The Team

Our Insulation Experts

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.

Founder

Jamie Christian

Jamie founded Upstate Spray Foam Insulation, LLC in 2004. 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. In 2021, Jamie agreed to terms to sell the company to Billy and Jesse so that he could focus on his other business endeavors. Jamie still resides in West Winfield along with his significant other Carol and their dogs Cash and Allie. He enjoys spending time at their lakeside camp and managing his other local businesses

Co-Owner

Billy Gibson

Jamie founded Upstate Spray Foam Insulation, LLC in 2004. 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. In 2021, Jamie agreed to terms to sell the company to Billy and Jesse so that he could focus on his other business endeavors. Jamie still resides in West Winfield along with his significant other Carol and their dogs Cash and Allie. He enjoys spending time at their lakeside camp and managing his other local businesses.

Accreditations Currently Held:
  • ABAA Certified Installer in Spray Polyurethane Foam, Sheet Membranes, and Fluid Applied Membranes
  • 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
Co-Owner

Jesse Christian

Jesse has been with Upstate Spray Foam Insulation since he was 12 years old, but he came on board full-time in 2011 as a spray foam applicator. He has since been the lead foreman on many of our largest commercial projects including West Point Academy, the Syracuse University Carrier Dome Roof Replacement, North Colonie CSD, and many more over the years. In 2021, Jesse became Co-Owner of the company alongside Billy. Aside from his responsibilities here, Jesse enjoys hunting, spending time with his fiancée Nicole and their two pit bull pups Bear and Grizzly, and doing work around their home.

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
Estimating

Jeff Maine

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
Accounts Payable/Receivable

Carol Slosek

Carol came to work full-time at Upstate Spray Foam in 2008…joining her “other half”, Jamie Christian, the founder of Upstate Spray Foam Insulation. 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 had previously served as office manager and now continues to handle both Accounts Payable and Receivable. When not at work, Carol enjoys motorcycle rides and spending time at Scenic View Campground and Canadarago Lake with Jamie and 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 racing endeavors.

Energy Program Director

Gary Edwards

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
Scheduling/Office Administrator

Megan Wool

Megan joined our team in September of 2018. She started at the front desk but quickly began to take care of our scheduling. Megan handles keeping our customers up to date on our schedule, accommodating customer deadlines, and scheduling all of our work. Aside from our schedule, Megan helps out with scheduling estimates and general office needs. She is excellent at multi-tasking and communicating with both our team and our customers.

Outside of work, Megan loves getting outdoors and creating memories with boyfriend Braydon, their son Jaxon and daughter Berkley. Megan enjoys spending her free time camping, swimming, and spending time with her family and friends.

Office Administrator

Hannah Assisi

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 assists in all things Program-related. She helps our Program customers from the very beginning stages of the application process to the last stages of scheduling a post test. Hannah also helps in the office by answering phones, scheduling estimates, and tying up any other loose ends. Hannah is excellent at keeping the office organized and maintaining a positive attitude.

Hannah and her husband Justin live right here in West Winfield with their three children. Outside of work Hannah enjoys going to their camp at Delta Lake and volunteering for the Leonardsville Community and Ministry Center.