Vermont Foam Insulation, Inc. (VFI) was incorporated in 2006 by Joe & Alison Thompson who lived in Southern Vermont. During the same year, Will Reed (brother-in-law to Joe & Alison) began working with the company. At that time, the company was tiny, operated with limited resources and had just one large box truck. Back then, a forklift did not exist, let alone a shop. Material orders were minimal and jobs were completed as they were sold. Over the next several years, the company grew steadily and moved to several locations. None of them ideal. From the beginning, as a philosophy, VFI has chosen to re-invest in the business. Today, VFI is located in Chester with almost 10,000 SF of shop space, a satellite office in Manchester for sales and over 8 box trucks. The company’s capacity and services have expanded proportionately. It has been a continual balance of equipment and staffing, risk and reward. In 2010, Joe & Alison relocated to Martha’s Vineyard, to operate a separate sister company, Foam Insulation Technology. Will remains in Vermont, as General Manager.
In 2013 and again in 2018, VFI earned the Department of Energy Century Club Award by insulating over 100 Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) retrofits. This recognition in both 2013 and 2018 demonstrates the company’s ability to get the job done. Meanwhile, VFI has completed many other major commercial (Dartmouth Hitchock Medical Center, Benson Chevrolet etc), institutional (Castleton, Middlebury etc) and municipal projects (Peru Town Hall etc). The company has collaborated with most of Vermont’s large-scale construction management firms. This has helped the company gain much credibility locally in the construction industry and provided VFI with brand recognition.
VFI takes pride in serving all customers equally, meeting expectations and delivering services in the best possible way. Part of that includes investing in our staff. Our technicians are all trained and certified.