Insulation company keeps growing
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.