William Kugler retires

William E. Kugler, president of United Materials Inc., Denver, has sold the company and retired after 47 years in the roofing industry.

The company was established by Kugler's father, Ernst W. Kugler, in 1923 as a builders supply company. It gradually morphed through the years into the roofing contracting company United Materials.

Kugler actively has been involved in the roofing industry. He joined the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) in 1959 and became president of MRCA in 1969. He was the recipient of MRCA's James Q. McCawley Award in 1970.