When settlers first arrived in the Pocono Mountains, legend says
American Indians blessed them by saying, "May your moccasins be
dry, your path free from logs and briars, and the sun shine on your
The blessing, unfortunately, did not apply to
asbestos-containing, failing, nonreinforced roof systems, which
covered the Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg, Pa. The mall, located in the
Pocono Mountains, and its roof systems needed more than a
Jurin Roofing Services Inc., Quakertown, Pa., was reroofing the
mall's Bon-Ton department store under direct contract with Bon-Ton
when the mall's owner decided to repair and replace the mall's
remaining roof systems. Working on the department store helped
Jurin Roofing Services win the Stroud Mall project.
"The roof consultant who specified the Stroud Mall project
happened to be on-site doing the initial survey of the project
during our [Bon-Ton] operations," says Chris Jurin, vice president
of Jurin Roofing Services. "He observed our work, was happy with
what he saw and invited us to the...
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