The Tripp Family and Fishing School Episode
HOUSTON, TX — (MARKET WIRE) — February 26, 2010 — Lapolla Industries, Inc. (LPAD.OB) (“Lapolla”) is a Houston based manufacturer and supplier of spray foam insulation, coatings, and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential and commercial markets, for both new construction and retrofit applications.
Mr. Lewis, an 18 year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department spent time visiting classrooms throughout the D.C. public school system to counsel students and to teach good citizenship, drug abstinence, and safety. After retiring from the police department in 1986, he converted a rental property that he had purchased in a drug infested northeast Washington, D.C. neighborhood into a family support center and called it “The Fishing School”. He spent the nearly the next two decades proving that if one man stands up, he can truly make a difference. The Fishing School programs have reached over 2,500 students and parents in under-served communities throughout the District of Columbia.
On Sunday, August 23, 2009 the design team from ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” demolished The Fishing School in order to build a bigger and better school for the youth of Washington, D.C. The design team and Burch Builders called on Lapolla to offer an energy-efficient insulation system for the new school. Lapolla donated the spray foam insulation material and local AirTight contractors; Select Builders, Virginia Foam Insulators, and AirTight of Western PA donated the labor. Douglas J. Kramer, CEO and President of Lapolla commented, “This was one of the largest Extreme Makeover: Home Edition projects. The building was approximately 6,200 sq. ft. When the AirTight Licensed Applicators arrived to insulate the project they found the project was still in the framing stage and behind schedule. Instead of returning to the hotel, the AirTight Licensed Applicators grabbed their tools, began framing, and worked all night long to bring the project back on schedule. Even though they were exhausted from working all night, they remained focused on the task at hand and completely insulated The Fishing School from top to bottom with AirTight closed-cell spray foam insulation and on time. “We couldn’t be more proud of how this group of contractors represented the spray foam insulation industry by demonstrating their level of professionalism and doing what they had to do to get the job done.”
Spray foam insulation was selected by the design team to add sustainability, durability, energy efficiency, and improved occupant comfort to The Fishing School.
The Tripp Family and Fishing School Washington, D.C. Episode televised video is available on demand at the ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition website at http://abc.go.com/watch/extreme-makeover-home-edition/92244/251237/tripp-family-part-1?cid=fullepisodeaccess.
About Lapolla Industries, Inc.
Lapolla Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of spray polyurethane foam for insulation and coatings targeting residential and commercial applications in the building envelope construction industries. For more information, please visit www.Lapolla.com.
About ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 7th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding, and executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.
Douglas J. Kramer, CEO
Michael T. Adams, CGO