Grass Valley man participates in “America’s Best Installer” competition |

Grass Valley man participates in “America’s Best Installer” competition

Derrick Youngman from Grass Valley competes in America's Best Insulation Installer competition.
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Derrick Youngman of Sierra Insulation, based in Grass Valley, competed at the 2014 America’s Best Installer competition Oct. 18 in Denver, Colo. Youngman was one of 26 insulation professionals from across the country to showcase his skills and the importance of quality installation for a more energy-efficient home at the 13th annual competition.

Each competitor was given the task to install insulation products into a wooden mock home structure complete with construction obstacles, including electrical outlets, pipes and a vaulted ceiling.

Performance was judged using several real job-site criteria including quality of workmanship and installation, adherence to safety rules, speed/productivity and the amount of scrap material created.

The Best Installer competition was created in 2003 by Denver-based building products manufacturer Johns Manville and Insulate America to highlight the importance of a quality insulation installation.

With October being Energy Awareness Month, the competition served as a reminder of the role properly-installed insulation plays in home energy efficiency.

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