Successful relationships take work—a lot of work. And working in the construction industry requires forming many successful, multifaceted relationships with co-workers, supervisors and customers, as well as among different industry sectors.
A challenging but often necessary working relationship is between roofing contractors and consultants. To explore how consultants and contractors work together, Professional Roofing asked them to answer the following questions: What are the most important issues in a contractor-consultant relationship, and how do you address these issues?
Respondents representing roofing contractors include members of NRCA's Roof Consultants Institute (RCI) Liaison Task Force, Steve Kruger, president of L.E. Schwartz & Son Inc., Macon, Ga.; Bruce McCrory, chief operating officer and general manager of Kiker Corp., Mobile, Ala.; and Reid Ribble, president of The Ribble Group Inc., Kaukauna, Wis. Responding consultants include Ray Latona, regional vice president for Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger Inc., San Francisco; Luther C. Mock, RRC, managing partner of EDIFIS Building Exterior Solutions, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Thomas L. Smith, AIA, RRC, president of TLSmith Consulting Inc., Rockton, Ill.