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Aspenmark Roofing & Solar is ranked on Inc. 5000

Aspenmark Roofing & Solar, Dallas, has been ranked No. 1368 on Inc. magazine's Inc. 5000, a ranking of the U.S.' fastest-growing private companies. The company, which grew its business to more than $8 million between 2008 and 2011, ranked No. 49 in the Construction category and No. 49 in Dallas.

The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth during a four-year period. Qualifying companies must be able to show sales for four full years. Revenue in the company's initial year must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in the most recent year must have been at least $2 million.

Commercial Roofers celebrates anniversary

Commercial Roofers Inc., Las Vegas, held an open house Oct. 11, 2012, to celebrate its 15th anniversary. More than 200 people attended, including manufacturer representatives, local general contractors, property management companies, distribution partners, facility directors, engineers from casinos and resorts, and families and friends.

Additionally, Commercial Roofers has awarded its $1,500 annual scholarship to Josh Heinen, a fourth-year student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' (UNLV's) School of Architecture. The scholarship was created in 1997 to raise awareness of the importance of roof systems in architecture and teach the importance of proper and workable roof system designs to students who aspire to be future architects.

The scholarship is awarded each year to a third- or fourth-year student enrolled in the School of Architecture's Construction Technologies class. Students are given the assignment to design a mock building with emphasis on the roof plan. The class instructor and two additional UNLV professors judge each participant's entry with Dennis Conway or Scott Howard, principals of Commercial Roofers, observing. The scholarship is awarded to the professors' choice.

Tecta America named top roofing firm

Tecta America Corp., Rosemont, Ill., has been ranked No. 1 on Engineering News-Record magazine's list of 2012's Top Roofing Firms. The ranking was featured in the magazine's October 2012 issue as part of its annual "The Top 600 Specialty Contractors" report. Tecta America also was ranked No. 21 among the top 600 specialty contractors composed of 15 different specialties.

Engineering News-Record creates the annual list based on revenue generated from U.S. specialty contracting projects during the preceding calendar year. Tecta America was first among roofing contractors with revenues of $426 million in 2011, a 4 percent increase from 2010. As a group, the top 600 specialty contractors reported combined revenues of $72.14 billion in 2011 compared with $66.26 billion in 2010.

Sherriff-Goslin names contest winner

Sherriff-Goslin, Battle Creek, Mich., has announced Tim Gillespie, an information technology professional from Kalamazoo, Mich., is the winner of its online social media contest, The Great Art-Loc™ Free Roof Debate. Gillespie won a free roof system, including installation featuring Sherriff-Goslin Art-Loc modified asphalt shingles, worth up to $9,000.

Homeowners entered the contest by going to and casting votes for Sherriff or Goslin. Contestants then received a personalized coded link, which they could share on Facebook, Twitter or by e-mail to friends and family. For every person who followed the link and voted, the original entrant's name was entered again. Gillespie was selected out of 566 contestants. Robert Sherriff, president of Sherriff-Goslin, and Rick Hebert, Kalamazoo branch manager, presented Gillespie with the prize at his home Nov. 7, 2012.

Roofing contractor's wife passes away

Lynette Louise Reardon, wife of Larry Reardon, president of Enterprise Roofing Service Inc., Concord, Calif., passed away Nov. 8, 2012. Reardon graduated from Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, Calif., in 1965 and attended college at Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, Calif., and San Francisco State University. Reardon married her husband June 5, 1971. She began her career in 1967 at an architectural firm in Concord, Calif., and in 1971, she became the secretary to Arlene Pearson, director of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Food Service Office, Danville, Calif. She retired two weeks before her first child was born.

Reardon was active in Danville area schools where she served as president of the Parent Teacher Association and treasurer of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation. She also worked on fundraisers and school bond measures and served as team mom and chaperone on numerous trips.

Reardon is survived by her husband; children, Steven, Samantha and Michael; granddaughters, Hannah and Kaitlyn; sister, Roxanne; and sister-in-law Susan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano, P.O. Box 6324, Concord, CA 94524.

Kirberg receives award

Kirberg Co., St. Louis, has received the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of St. Louis' 2012 Specialty Contractor Award in the Thermal & Moisture Protection Discipline category. AGC of St. Louis presented the award to Kirberg at the Construction Awards Gala held Nov. 1, 2012.

The award is judged on several criteria, including the specialty contractor's timeliness to complete projects, its ability to stay within budget and the general contractor member's overall experience with the specialty contractor. Kirberg received the award for its weatherproofing expertise and commitment to prompt and professional service.

Manufacturer news

Fortuna Logistics enters partnership

Orlando, Fla.-based Fortuna Logistics, developer of MaxCon Pro construction management software, and True Claim Inc., Houston, a provider of estimating and insurance claims negotiations services for insurance restoration contractors, have entered into a strategic partnership.

The partnership establishes compatibility between the companies' respective technologies and services along with improvement in the insurance restoration claims processes for their mutual roofing contractor clients. Compatibility also will enable Web-based point-and-click ordering of True Claim's estimating and claims negotiations services from MaxCon Pro's toolset and use of reported data across the software's feature set.

Tremco introduces maintenance program

Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, Beachwood, Ohio, has introduced its TremCare® Green Vegetated Roof System Assembly (VRSA) Maintenance Program, an extension of the company's TremCare Comprehensive Roof Management Program designed specifically for vegetative roof system assemblies.

Each TremCare Green VRSA Maintenance

Program also includes the company's Plant-Health™ Analysis and a number of annual services. PlantHealth Analysis is a thorough inspection conducted by a Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance staff horticulturist or VRSA specialist with support from a soil analysis laboratory.

The TremCare Green VRSA Maintenance Program includes such services as weeding and fertilizing as necessary at the time of scheduled visits; watering during scheduled visits; an annual soil nutrient test; leaf, debris and dead and unhealthy plant removal; yearly shearing and pruning if necessary to improve plant growth and deter disease; and integrated pest management. It also includes 24-hour emergency leak response and access to inspection reports through Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance's online information system.

Mule-Hide Products adds labeling to product pails

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has added improved labeling to its Asphalt Cements & Coatings pails. The shrink labels—similar to those used on water bottles—are tear- and water-resistant. The labels have been redesigned to provide a quick and clear visual reference showing how to apply the product. The labels feature photos of the product being applied with graphic icons indicating the proper application methods for the particular product.

MAGE SOLAR expands partnership

MAGE SOLAR AG, Ravensburg, Germany, has expanded its strategic partnership with Kuehne + Nagel, a global logistics provider based in Schindellegi, Switzerland. Kuehne + Nagel has assumed all warehousing and transport activities for MAGE SOLAR. The companies have jointly developed a decentralized, flexible logistics concept integrated into MAGE SOLAR's supply chain. Warehouse sites at important hubs allow for quicker implementation of logistics processes, and trade partners will benefit from shortened delivery times for MAGE SOLAR's photovoltaic system components.

GAF green roofer program is successful

GAF, Wayne, N.J., has announced it now has more than 300 professional roofing contractors who have qualified as Certified Green Roofer™ Program members. The program, which began in 2010 and was developed with such partners as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA), has paid more than $60,000 in incentive dollars to contractors for recycling.

GAF Certified Green Roofers must pass a written test and complete a sustainability assessment before being admitted to the program. As a condition of membership, if they live in a state where recycling is available, they commit to recycling shingles and to joining a local USGBC chapter.

To help roofing contractors find local recyclers, GAF sponsors CMRA's website,, which lists about 200 locations where contractors can recycle shingles.

Seaman celebrates partnership

Seaman Corp., Wooster, Ohio, held a ceremony at its Bristol, Tenn., location in October 2012 to celebrate 25 years of partnership with Bristol-based Summit BSR Roofing. Seaman presented a plaque to Summit BSR Roofing and thanked the company for its years of loyalty to FiberTite™ Roofing Systems.

Dow Building Solutions partners with MainStreet America®

Dow Building Solutions, Midland, Mich., has partnered with MainStreet America, a home product theme park in Houston, to create the U.S.' first comprehensive green building demonstration site.

MainStreet America comprises 12 showcase homes that demonstrate best practices from several major green building programs and the latest in state-of-the-art building products and services. A combination of high-performing insulation and air-sealing products from Dow Building Solutions were used to create a tight building envelope and optimize the energy efficiency and long-term performance of the park's 2,622-square-foot Wakefield Home. The Wakefield Home's main purpose is to demonstrate the MainStreet America Energy Plus program. Energy Plus homes are built to exceed the energy efficiency of a standard ENERGY STAR-certified home.

Dow Building Solutions' STYROFOAM™ Brand SILL SEAL Foam Gasket was used between the home's concrete foundation and sill plate; STYROFOAM Brand Residential Sheathing was used on exterior walls; WEATHERMATE™ Construction Tape was used over seams between insulation boards; STYROFOAM Brand Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation was used in interior wall cavities; GREAT STUFF PRO™ Gaps & Cracks Insulating Foam Sealant was used in small penetrations throughout the home; and GREAT STUFF PRO Window & Door Insulating Foam Sealant was used between window and door frames and rough openings.

Other news

SPRI makes standards available

SPRI has made available two recently approved American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards: ANSI/SPRI/RCI NT-1, "Detection and Location of Latent Moisture of Building Roofing Systems by Nuclear Radio Isotropic Thermalization," and ANSI/SPRI WD-1 2012, "Wind Design Standard Practice for Roofing Assemblies."

ANSI/SPRI/RCI NT-1 is a nuclear moisture testing protocol developed by SPRI with extensive input from RCI Inc. It contains information regarding proper handling of nuclear-based moisture survey equipment in the field, as well as calculating and analyzing results.

ANSI/SPRI WD-1 2012 was updated, revised and approved by ANSI in June 2012. It complies with current American Society of Civil Engineers' "Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures," which was revised in 2010. Some revisions include new wind-speed maps using a 700+ year return, reinstating Exposure Category D for hurricane-prone coastlines and simplified procedures for determining wind pressures for buildings of all heights. The standard provides a two-part methodology for designing wind-uplift resistance of nonballasted built-up, polymer-modified bitumen and single-ply roof system assemblies installed over any roof deck type.

ANSI/SPRI/RCI NT-1 and ANSI/SPRI WD-1 2012 are available at

PIMA to implement new measuring methods

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) has announced its QualityMarkcm certification program will continue to follow existing long-term thermal resistance (LTTR) measuring methods throughout 2013. It will implement new procedures, which were revised earlier in 2012 and include the most recent versions of ASTM C1303M-11, "Standard Test Method for Predicting Long-Term Thermal Resistance of Closed-Cell Foam Insulation," and CAN/ULC S770-09, "Standard Test Method for

Determination of Long-term Thermal Resistance of Closed-Cell Thermal Insulating Foams," Jan. 1, 2014.

PIMA's board of directors believes it is in the best interest of the construction industry market, specifically designers, builders and contractors, to have accurate and reliable data relating to polyisocyanurate insulation's thermal performance. To ensure a new methodology developed for measuring long-term thermal performance of closed-cell insulating foams has adequate time to harmonize with existing methods and to permit the polyisocyanurate insulation LTTR values to be validated by the QualityMark certification program, additional time should be allotted for an industry transition to the new method.

NSA celebrates anniversary

The National Slate Association (NSA) celebrated the 10th anniversary of its reorganization Sept. 21-23, 2012, in the New York-Vermont Slate Valley.

Forty-five NSA members attended a quarry tour, mill tour and a reception at the Slate Valley Museum, Granville, N.Y. NSA also held a members meeting and a formal banquet with guest speaker Howard Coffin, a Civil War historian, who addressed the key role played by the Second Vermont Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War.

The industry online

Carlisle SynTec Systems has introduced its mobile application for the iPad and iPhone, available for download at, and for Android at The application features a push-notification-powered news stream, full-color installation details and submittal builder. Users can log in to Carlisle SynTec Systems' website to access documentation collections and Web content.

Tecta America Corp.'s Tecta Solar division has introduced its website, The site acts as a solar solutions resource hub featuring industry news, Tecta Solar project case studies, white papers and information about the company's offerings for commercial, public sector and utility solar needs. It also includes a complete map displaying operating locations, Tecta America's headquarters and Tecta Solar's primary locations.

Gateway Safety Inc. has introduced its website, The website features product pages, which display Gateway Safety products' features and benefits. The website also now includes a Real Life Stories section, which features testimonials and photos from Gateway Safety product users, and a Junior Fan Club section, which features pictures of children wearing Gateway Safety products.

Up the ladder

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has hired Kevin Kelly as commercial coordinator for the Chicago district. ABC Supply also has promoted 26 branch managers to managing partners. The new managing partners are Raymond Ace of Warminster, Pa.; Jeffrey Anderson of Monrovia, Calif.; John Baratta of Stratford, Conn.; Todd Bardell of Freeport, Ill.; Matt Bowen of Harrisburg, Pa.; Tim Bowen of Stanton, Del.; Rick Desrochers of Avon, Mass.; Jeff Faulkner of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Chris Flatley of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Chad Jenkins of Collinsville, Ill.; Eric LaBenz of Omaha, Neb.; Joe Mays of Riverdale, N.J.; Joshua McGrath of Woburn, Mass.; Jason McKinley of Mesa, Ariz.; Bryan Morris of Kansas City, Kan.; TJ Neil of Denver; Gregory Oechsle of Rochester, N.Y.; Giovanni Petrole of Plainfield, N.J.; Connie Prevatt of Fort Myers, Fla.; Scott Roller of Tampa, Fla.; Teressa Schaafsma of Toledo, Ohio; Steve Shearer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Michael Stanley of Addison, Ill.; Barry Talbert of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Matthew Tobin of Chesapeake, Va.; and Andrew Wroten of Jarvisburg, N.C.

ADCO Products Inc. has hired Andrew Patten as field sales representative for the Southeast.

Chem Link Inc. has named John Thomas chief executive officer.

IKO has named Mike Niergarth national accounts manager for builders and contractors.

Johns Manville has named Mary Rhinehart president and chief executive officer.

New Tech Machinery has promoted Kristin Peregoy to marketing manager.

Quick Mount PV® has named Jeff Spies vice president of business development and Sam Cast vice president of operations.

Siplast® has promoted Brendan Conway to district sales manager for Georgia and eastern Tennessee.

Tecta America Corp. has named Robert Shaw director of federal sales.

NRCA news

NRCA offers membership deal

NRCA is offering a New Year discount for companies who join NRCA by Jan. 30.

Companies who join by Jan. 30 will receive $100 off membership dues in addition to benefits valued at more than $1,500, including a new member kit. The kit includes The NRCA Roofing Manual CD—2013, which features The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2013, The NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems—2012, The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2011 and The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation Control and Reroofing—2010.

Member companies are listed in NRCA's online membership directory and online referral service. Additionally, NRCA member companies receive such benefits as:

  • Access to members-only online information at
  • Free Professional Roofing subscriptions
  • Priority access to NRCA's highly skilled technical and risk management staffs for answers to questions about roof system performance, materials and application techniques, safety and health issues, insurance and more
  • Significant discounts on NRCA publications and educational programs
  • Customized worker training programs tailored to meet each company's specific needs
  • Valuable job leads from thousands of consumers who search the "Find a Contractor" section of NRCA's website each month
  • Representation and advocacy at the local, state and national levels as NRCA lobbies for fair and reduced regulatory practices to help companies comply with government regulations applicable to their businesses

For more information and to join NRCA, visit or contact NRCA's Membership Department at (800) 323-9545 or


January 2013

NRCA University's Business Management Residential Series Webinar: OSHA, Fall Protection and Residential Work
NRCA University
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

2013 CRCA Trade Show & Seminars: Navigating the Changes of Tomorrow
Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA)
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Contact: CRCA
(708) 449-3340

2013 NAHB International Builders' Show®
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Las Vegas
Contact: NAHB
(800) 368-5242, ext. 8111

Roofing Industry Fall Protection From A to Z
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

NRCA University's Business Management Residential Series Webinar: Working Effectively with Homeowners
NRCA University
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)


NRCA's 126th Annual Convention
San Antonio
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization
San Antonio
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

Photovoltaic Roof Systems: Energizing Your Business
San Antonio
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

Roofing Safety: OSHA 10-hour Program
San Antonio
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

2013 International Roofing Expo®
Hanley Wood LLC
San Antonio
Contact: Hanley Wood
(975) 536-6452

PV America 2013 East
Solar Energy Industries Association® and Solar Electric Power Association
Contact: Solar Energy Trade Shows
(866) 229-3691

For Foremen Only, Level One
San Antonio
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

RISE™ CSRP™ exam
Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) Inc.
San Antonio or local testing center
Contact: RISE
(800) 323-9545

Roofing Industry Fall Protection From A to Z
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)


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