The Green Cocoon Team
We’re all about people…..
Please learn more about The Green Cocoon team. One of us might be in your neighborhood soon!
If you would like us to come out and take a look at your next project, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Jim is the owner and president of the Green Cocoon, a Salisbury-based insulation company that specializes in eco-friendly insulation products and energy-efficient building projects. As a Plastics Engineer, Jim started the Green Cocoon in 2007 as the need for better quality insulation products and more professional and forward thinking installers became more apparent. Jim studied Plastics Engineering as UMass Lowell and has started his MBA at the University of New Hampshire.
When he is not working, Jim enjoys being outdoors soaking up the fresh air. He likes to hike, bike, and kayak. Jim’s life motto can be summed up by his favorite quote: “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
Candace has lived on the northshore for most of her life and currently lives in Kingston, New Hampshire, with her husband Jim Materkowski. She started as the office manager in 2011 running everything from the office to marketing and sales. However, she was promoted to Vice President in 2018 and now focuses mainly on sales. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Language from Northeastern University.
When not at the office, Candace enjoys being outdoors and will partake in just about any physical activity. She also enjoys spending time with her two children. Her energy and positive attitude bring out the best in people. Her life motto? “Life is what you make of it, so make something great!”
Mike was born and raised in Amesbury, Massachusetts. He is the younger brother of the President, Jim Materkowski. Although Mike loves to joke around and is always having fun, he takes his job very seriously. He is our Senior Spray Foam Installer and has been with the company for over 10 years. Everyone enjoys having him around.
In his spare time, he is an amateur boxer, and is a former Golden Gloves Champion.
Jon is the quiet one of the team. We refer to him as “the quiet storm.” He gets in and out and gets the job done. Jon started as an assistant and quickly was given his own rig to run. Now he makes sure our schedule and rigs run smoothly. Customers say he is friendly and efficient—we think so too!
Ian joined The Green Cocoon in July of 2020 and comes to us as an experienced sprayer. He has a lot of drive and ambition, which will take him far in this industry. He is always looking for ways to make the job more efficient and save money for the customer!
Mario joined The Green Cocoon in September and is an experienced sprayer. As a result, he takes pride in his work and always wants to do a good job. Since he started Mario has received a lot of positive customer reviews. People comment on his friendliness and professionalism.
Meaghan joined The Green Cocoon in June of 2020. She comes from a background of dentistry and loves everything science! She decided to make a career move into sales when she reached the top of her field in dentistry and was looking for a change of pace.
Meaghan lives in southern New Hampshire with her rescue dog Maggie. In her free time, you will find her with her friends and being active with hiking, running, and lifting. She never says no to a new adventure or challenge and her “can do” attitude and positive energy gets her through them! She believes that “attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” When you see her she is always smiling!
Austin joined The Green Cocoon in December 2020. He wanted to change his career path completely by learning a trade, and gaining experience in the insulation business. Austin was drawn to The Green Cocoon and wanted to be a part of a small, locally-owned business that is dedicated to delivering the best insulation and helping customers become more energy-efficient.
Austin has a can-do attitude and is a quick learner. We look forward to seeing him learn and grow with our team.