by Krista Berns
The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' MVP Task Force recently presented Scott Luck, a foreman at CentiMark Corp., Canonsburg, Pa., with Professional Roofing's Best of the Best Award, an extension of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards. In addition to Luck's leadership skills on a roof, his quick-thinking and action saved the lives of two of his fellow workers.
NRCA's 128th Annual Convention and the 2015 International Roofing Expo® didn't quite break the 2014 all-time attendance record, but they came close. Held Feb. 24-26 in New Orleans, the show's total attendance reached 9,337, down about 200 from 2014. Weather-related issues most likely were the cause of the decline, but 2015's attendance still was well above 2013's attendance of 8,491. Events included a trade show, Community Service Day, student roofing competition, awards ceremony and educational seminars.
The distinctive community of Guilford, Md., showcases homes designed by some of the greatest Baltimore architects of the 1900 era, including a private residence recently restored by Fick Bros. Roofing & Exterior Remodeling Co., Baltimore. Built in 1920, the home’s portico roof system experienced leaks for years. As a result of the ongoing leaks, the entire portico needed to be completely rebuilt. For demonstrating superior sheet metal skills and craftsmanship, Fick Bros. was honored with a 2015 Gold Circle Award.
Federal and state prosecutors have been increasing efforts throughout the U.S. to prosecute fraud in minority business enterprise programs, particularly disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) programs. You should examine your practices with regard to DBE program requirements and implement an effective monitoring and enforcement program to ensure your operations comply with applicable DBE regulations.
by Bill Robin
Metal has been used in roofing applications for centuries. Metal’s durability has made it an excellent choice for homes, agricultural facilities, hangars and industrial buildings to name just a few. With recent aesthetic and functionality advancements in metal roofing products, more homeowners, residential architects and designers are turning to metal. If you're looking for a way to expand your residential business, adding metal roof systems to your portfolio of available services is one way to do so.
The May issue features a look at The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' Best of the Best Award winner Scott Luck, a foreman with CentiMark Corp., Canonsburg, Pa.; highlights from NRCA's 128th Annual Convention and the 2015 International Roofing Expo;® the restoration of a 1920 portico roof system in the distinctive community of Guilford, Md.; increasing efforts from federal and state prosecutors to prosecute fraud in disadvantaged enterprise programs; and how to expand your residential business by adding metal roof systems to your portfolio of available services.
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