In­su­la­tion com­pany keeps grow­ing

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In 2013, Ryan MacLeod, of Dun­ve­gan, started off an ini­tia­tive to re­search new and emerg­ing mar­kets with a view to start­ing his own busi­ness. His fo­cus was on the home build­ing in­dus­try, in par­tic­u­lar, res­i­den­tial hous­ing.

Af­ter con­sid­er­able re­search and busi­ness plan mod­el­ling, the mar­ket for spray foam in­su­la­tion was iden­ti­fied as a grow­ing in­dus­try with pos­i­tive rec­om­men­da­tions as the num­ber one choice for build­ing in­su­la­tion for the fu­ture.

All this led to the open­ing of MacLeod Spray In­su­la­tion in March, 2015.

In essence spray foam in­su­la­tion is en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly, has a life span of 80-plus years ver­sus 25 years for fi­bre­glass in­su­la­tion, is com­pletely air­tight, wa­ter­proof, ver­min proof and adds sound­proof­ing and struc­tural strength to build­ings. But best of all, choos­ing spray foam in­su­la­tion over fi­bre­glass saves users up to 40 per cent on heat­ing costs an­nu­ally.

In 2016 Ryan ex­panded the busi­ness to in­clude re­moval of par­tic­u­late in­su­la­tion from at­tics, blown-in in­su­la­tion, and spe­cialty ap­pli­ca­tions such as in­su­la­tion to old foun­da­tions and to fish­ing huts.

Ryan is well known in the area as a soccer and broom­ball player. With a back­ground in the home build­ing in­dus­try, his at­ti­tude is to ex­cel in all you do in life. In ad­di­tion, as the son of lo­cal sheep farm­ers Ken­neth and An­nette MacLeod, also a proud brother to Melissa, Al­li­son and Rebecca MacLeod, he is used to hard work on the farm and the long hours as­so­ci­ated with start­ing up a new com­pany. Also with the sup­port and guid­ance from Sandy and Debby Robert­son he is well on his way to achiev­ing his goals in life and the aim of pro­vid­ing the best qual­ity in­su­la­tion at the best price.

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