S.P.E.C. Technologies President, Tim Nick, started his career as a South Florida roofing contractor back in 1992, after Hurricane Andrew swept through South Miami. Quickly learning the ins and outs of traditional roofing he decided to obtain his own Florida roofing license in 1997. Insistent there was a better way of installing roofing, his company started applying plural component “hand mixed” urethanes. He likes to say he graduated to plural components coming from shingle, hot tar and single ply. Purchasing his first hydraulic Gusmer spray foam rig in 1999 he quickly embraced the spray applied systems. In 2003 South Florida was becoming a roofing ghost town and decided to move closer to some family in the Atlanta Georgia area. After a short 3 year stint with Gaco Western, as a regional manager, Tim decided that he could easily secure and fulfil the products he was selling to prospects Regionally and Nationally. In 2007, S.P.E.C. TECH-NOLOGIES was created.
Because of the nature of the beast, it was a obvious progression to get into selling plural component equipment. Tim enjoyed selling Gama machines when PMC was distributing them and then to follow when Spray Foam Polymers retained the national distribution rights. Prior to Graco sueing Gama out of the U.S. Tim was deposed to testify against Graco by the Federal Trade Commission in regard to monopolization by Graco.
Tim fortunatly had a relationship with a budding equipment company manufacturing Boss equipment. Tim worked well with Eric Benson and was a top dealer/installer for a few years. Understanding that Eric needed to move more equipment Tim felt as competeing with the manufacturer wasn’t going to benefit SPEC Technologies in the long run.
In 2012 Tim met with a manufacturer in Buffalo needing a 120,000 sq foot roof sprayed. After trying to use a cheap Chinese sprayer, the owner called SPEC Technologies to look at other options. Upon arrival, the Buffalo customer claimed to Tim they could easily manufacturer a spray foam machine, and the idea of Revolution Machinery was born. After 4 years and a few hundred machines sold and delivered there was a huge shakeup within the Buffalo vendor and SPEC Technologies just couldn’t sell a machine they no longer believed in.
Throughout the years Tim had befriended a “MENTOR” by the name of Jough Courier. (John is a founding father of spray foam and coatings, see his BIO) Tim had known of John since early 2000s and delt with him about Gusmer questions for many years. Tims interest in having a superior machine of his own to sell brought him fuill circle back to John in 2016. Unknown to Tim, John had a “BARN FIND” sitting in his garage, as he had just received patent on his new hydraulic machine. Tim quickly understood and saw the genius in Johns creation. Fast forward to today. Tim, John and SPEC Technologies have sold and/or repaired almost every brand of machine manufactured. Tim has dedicated all his resources and time in improving (with Johns blessing) the machine and is 100% confident the new Courier Delivery System (CDS) is the best machine on the globe. Call SPEC Technologies to learn why the CDS proportioner is superior to other units in its class.
John P. Courier , Mentor of Tim Nick and Inventor
Born in Mitchell, South Dakota, John completed his Masters degree at the University of Northern Colorado.
John taught vocational welding and machine shop for high school and the University of Alaska, in Fairbanks. These developed into Ironworker and Pipefitter, Structural Steel, and Pipe Welding Certification classes. John started the Steese Volunteer Fire Department.
John spent over 30 years in Fairbanks, Alaska. During this time, John was involved in a Heavy Equipment Construction partnership in Dragline and Long Haul trucking. He also spent 20 years of this time as a Pipefitter, Foreman, and General Foreman working on the Alaska Pipeline in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
When not in Prudhoe bay, John was welding, making, and setting up polyurethane foam storage tanks and heated plural-component spray-polyurethane foam rigs. He received his first Gusmer Certificate in 1975. He built three spray foam and coating lathes up to 40 feet long. He was also involved in plant management, pipe drawings, bid estimates for a Insulation firm.
John started Specialty Products Inc. for nine years as general manager & formulator; of cementitious fireproofing materials, polyurethane specialty foams, single-component moisture-cure urethanes, fast-set urethanes, and Polyureas. He wrote many of the papers and procedures for applications of Polyurea still used today.
John has taught Plural component equipment throughout the United States, England, Japan, Puerto Rico, Australia, China, Singapore and New Zealand. John has created and presented several presentations & training classes at various company’s including SSPC, PDA, NAPCA and Spray Foam.
In 1999, John started consulting for the Willamette Valley Co. in Eugene, Oregon. He worked with the Research and Development staff included advising the development of new Polyurea products such as caulks, primers, aromatic, aliphatic, and expanded fire-rated Polyureas. He was instrumental in getting the Gusmer/Graco distributorship for Willamette Valley Co.
John has 47 years in the heated plural-component industry, retired from SPFA Technical Committee. Senior Polyurea Equipment and Applications Specialist consultant with the Willamette Valley Company. Was COO of International Pump Manufacturing (IPM) patented 2 new OP pumps improving technologies.
John developed, & taught the first PDA equipment training course, and the first Chairman of the Educational Committee. John continues to create presentations and to improve our industry with custom High End, Variable Ratio, PLC controlled spray equipment without transfer pumps. Developed plural component mechanical action spray guns. John has 5 patents in the Spray Foam industry.