Michael LoPiccolo, owner of Next Generation Insulation, stands with the tools of his business,
including radiant barrier insulation, before giving one of his seminars (shown below) on energy
saving at Springside Inn last week.
LoPiccolo Sells & Installs insulation Used in Space
Michael LoPiccolo is an Auburnian, born and bred.
When he decided to strike out and open his own business, there was no place better than his hometown to even consider as a location for his business.
LoPiccolo opened Next Generation Insulation at 270 W. Genesee St. in May. The company specializes in the sale and installation of radiant barrier aluminum insulation. “I’ve lived here and worked here and gone to school here my whole life:’ LoPiccolo said. “I know people here, people know who I am.
This was the perfect place to open this business!’ LoPiccolo was inspired for several reasons to open his own business.
He said that he had spent some time working for a local business as a consultant selling a similar product, but it was a product he admittedly had some qualms with. “It was an overseas product:’ LoPiccolo said;
“In the ‘70s our dependence on imports was about 10 percent, but … more recently it is around 70 percent!’
LoPiccolo felt it was important to sell a product that is manufactured in the United States.
He was further inspired by what he sees as . . a dilemma that this country faces, one of use and preservation of natural resources . . Many homeowners spend a great deal heating,and cooling their homes, a process that , consumes resources and is one of the largest contributors to our carbon footprint. “I’ve always tried to be an energy efficient person:’ LoPiccolo said. “I’ve always done my recycling and tried to live a green life and do what I can to reduce my carbon footprint!’
Not only do homeowners consume naturalresources through poor quality insulation, he said, they are also spending morethan they need to on their heating expenses.After doing a great deal of research, LoPiccolofound a product he was comfortable representingand he struck out on his own.The insulation LoPiccolo sells and installswas developed by NASA and is the samematerial used in NASA craft and space suits,which protect astronauts from extremes of 400degrees to as low as -400 degrees while workingin space.
LoPiccolo feels that his products can bringthe same kind of protection to a home oroffice.
“I have a pledge – a pledge that says thathomeowners will see a 20 to 40 percent savingsin their heating costs with this product, he said.
In essence the product is design for attic spaces where it reflects heat back through the roof as it is absorbed during warmer summer months, keeping the home cooler. In the winter, it prevents heat from rising from the home and out through the attic, keeping the home warmer. LoPiccolo has been working diligently to raise awareness of his product, hosting instructional seminars every Wednesday evening at the Springside Inn. He said they have been well received and so far business has been good. He hopes to keep building on the reputation he is establishing. LoPiccolo is not only the consultant, but also the general contractor.”I fully support what I do; LoPiccolo said. People know that I am the one selling and installing this and they know they can call me anytime and that they are going to find me and that I am going to do the job right!
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www.nginrg.com or call (888) 964-4674
Special thanks to The Citizen