Enercept U: Meet the Newest Factory Trained Installation Specialists

Posted by Roberta Bartel on May 8, 2019

As of May 3rd, there are 27 new Factory Trained SIP Installation Specialists.  Participants traveled to Watertown, SD from Maine, New Jersey, Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, and both Dakotas to learn about SIPs.

Enercept University is a two-day workshop focusing on all things SIPs, from seeing how the foam is made to assembling panels for a small cabin. May 2-3 Enercept hosted 27 participants, these new SIP installers spent three hours in a classroom session, time touring and learning about Enercept and Benchmark Foam (our EPS provider), and two afternoons installing wall and roof panels.

learning about SIP wall panelsThe new installers join the elite group of 129 others who have completed the course in previous years.


Instructor Jon Golz points out that having a factory-trained specialist at your location increases the credibility of your business. It also serves to connect the dots as far as the process goes, and that’s valuable as well.  

“Participants get the what, why and how of Enercept SIPs with classroom and hands-on training,” Golz says. “Tours of our drafting, production and sales facilities help all in attendance understand the entire purchasing process more fully.”

While the focus of Enercept University is learning to install SIPs, building relationships with the individual departments at Enercept as well as getting to know others in our industry is an added benefit.

installing a SIP roofClass participants built a small cabin under the direction of Enercept’s production supervisor, Chuck Lenards.

"After 11 years of on-site assistance and a total of 20-plus years of employment at Enercept, I have learned the value of SIP construction and what is provides to the end consumer," Lenards says. "I look forward to doing Enercept University again and sharing my knowledge."

The fee for the course is $200 and includes "Factory Trained Installation Specialist" certification; course curriculum (compiled and presented by veterans in the SIPs industry); two-night hotel stay with continental breakfast; three meals plus snacks; Enercept University t-shirt and a group photo.

Because of the huge interest in Enercept University, there will be a second session on May 14-15.

Participant, Dale Dickkut, from Rockport, MO told Enercept, 

"I've been going to sales and training meetings umpteen years. This was one of the best!"

Congratulations to the Enercept University class of 2019 Session I!

Enercept University Class of 2019


Our Mission: Our Commitment
When you build with Enercept SIPs we commit to provide a building that will go up faster and will be warmer, tighter, stronger, quieter and more cost-effective than conventional construction. It is a commitment that others simply can’t beat!

Enercept U 2019 Graduates

Topics: building systems, Structural Insulated Panels, Wiring with SIPs