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Commercial Roofers awards scholarship

Jason Saccoliti (center) receives a scholarship from Commercial Roofers Inc.

Commercial Roofers Inc., Las Vegas, recently awarded its annual scholarship to Jason Saccoliti, a fourth-year student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who is studying to become an architect.

Commercial Roofers established the scholarship program with the university in 1998, giving an annual scholarship of $1,000 each year to a deserving third- or fourth-year architectural studies student. In 2008, the scholarship program was renewed with the annual amount increased to $1,500 each year for 10 years. In 2018, the scholarship program was renewed for another 10 years for an annual scholarship of $2,000 each year, totaling $20,000.

Commercial Roofers provides the scholarship in conjunction with a classroom presentation to help teach the importance of proper and workable roof system designs to future architects.

“The whole reason for the program is to raise awareness of how important roof systems are in architecture instead of just glossing over it,” says Dennis Conway, principal of Commercial Roofers.

Shell Roofing Solutions Group donates roof system

Shell Roofing Solutions Group, Chino, Calif., was recognized Nov. 5, 2019, by the Chino Valley City Council at Chino City Hall for donating a new roof system to Augustin Rodriguez and his family.

Rodriguez is a former correctional officer who served in the U.S. military. He has a daughter with special needs, and in addition to being her caregiver, he uses his retirement savings to pay for his daughter’s medical care.

After visiting the Rodriguez home to investigate a roof leak, Shell Roofing Solutions Group found the roof needed to be replaced. Because the family was not able to cover the cost of a roof system replacement, the company donated the new roof. NRCA member ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., donated materials, and Barcley Construction, Chino, helped with repairs.

“We felt it was our duty as community members to help this family that needed a roof on their home,” says Rudy Gutierrez, president and CEO of Shell Roofing Solutions Group. “It was a great honor for our team to be in a position to donate a new roof. It was a great night for the Gutierrez family.”

John Beal Roofing receives TORCH Award

John Beal Roofing, Maryland Heights, Mo., was named a 2019 Better Business Bureau TORCH Award winner for BBB Serving Eastern & Southwest Missouri & Southern Illinois. John Beal Roofing and other TORCH Award winners were recognized at the BBB TORCH Awards reception and luncheon Oct. 24, 2019, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis.

The TORCH Awards recognize businesses and charities exemplifying high ethics in their treatment of customers, employees and suppliers. Ten businesses and two charities were honored in 2019. John Beal Roofing was recognized for its dedication to providing customers with high-quality, cost-effective roofing solutions.

“In 2014, we set a goal to one day win a TORCH Award,” says Sam Maiden, CEO of John Beal Roofing. “It would have never been possible without the help and support of the BBB. I am not sure if anyone will ever know how much time and effort goes into making customers happy in the home improvement industry. BBB accreditation, to me, means that you are letting customers know that your company goes by a higher standard of ethics than companies that choose to not be BBB-accredited.”

Manufacturer news

TAMKO® Building Products partners with JobNimbus

TAMKO Building Products LLC, Joplin, Mo., has announced a new strategic relationship with management platform JobNimbus. Through the relationship, TAMKO Building Products’ Pro Certified Contractors receive discounts for JobNimbus customer relationship management subscriptions.

JobNimbus’ customer relationship management and project management software can help roofing contractors grow their businesses while staying current with projects. The platform allows contractors to assign tasks to crew members, email status updates to homeowners, save project photos, build and convert estimates for orders, and send invoices to clients. JobNimbus also follows up with homeowners after work has been completed and encourages homeowners to leave contractor reviews. Contractors also can use JobNimbus to collect payments directly from the app.

Other news

ASTM International establishes industry award


ASTM International has established a new industry award in honor of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger co-founder Werner H. Gumpertz. The organization’s board of directors approved the creation of the Werner H. Gumpertz Award in October 2019.

Gumpertz, a pioneer of the modern practice of building technology, died in 2017 after an accomplished career. He was a longtime ASTM International member, served as chairman of ASTM International’s Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, and was active in several other committees.

ASTM International will present the Werner H. Gumpertz Award annually to an engineer, scientist or architect who has made significant professional contributions to the field of building technology or to solving multidisciplinary technical problems in the construction industry. ASTM International members and nonmembers are eligible for nomination.

“As a result of his exceptional work on standards over six decades, Werner Gumpertz played a major role in creating a strong technical foundation for our modern built environment,” ASTM International President Katharine Morgan said in a release. “Our board is thrilled to celebrate his legacy by creating just our eighth society-level award in his honor.”

“I am thrilled to announce the foundation of this new award, which will honor Gumpertz’s efforts to encourage others to grow and advance the profession,” says Niklas Vigener, senior principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. “His leadership, vision, and enthusiasm helped guide the industry for more than sixty years. With this award, his legacy will continue long into the future.”

RICOWI releases hurricane report

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues Inc. has released a Wind Investigation Report regarding the impact of Hurricane Michael, which struck the Gulf Coast of Florida as a Category 5 hurricane Oct. 10, 2018. The purpose of the project was to document the effects of extreme wind impact on a variety of roofing products and describe roof assembly performance and modes of damage.

Following Hurricane Michael’s departure, RICOWI’s Wind Investigation Program Committee deployed hurricane wind investigators to inspect damaged roof systems. Four teams of investigators, including wind engineers, roofing material specialists, insurance analysts and structural engineers, completed roof system inspections Oct. 25-26, 2018. A key goal was to inspect roof systems of varying ages to determine whether building code enhancements since 2000 were effective in reducing roof damage. The results of the inspections supported the conclusion newer roof systems performed much better in hurricane winds than older roof systems.

The reports generated by RICOWI investigation teams are used to help educate roofing professionals, improve products and installation techniques, increase safety, and reduce overall roofing and insurance costs for the roofing industry. The results also are a valuable source of post-storm information for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state emergency management agencies.

RICOWI now has conducted six of the most comprehensive roofing investigations of hurricane-stricken areas: Hurricanes Charley (Aug. 13, 2004), Ivan (Sept. 16, 2004), Katrina (Aug. 29, 2005), Ike (Sept. 13, 2008), Irma (Sept. 10, 2017) and Michael (Oct. 10, 2018). The Hurricane Michael report can be downloaded at

Cotney Construction Lobbying announces PAC formation

Cotney Construction Lobbying, the lobbying arm of NRCA member Cotney Construction Law, Tampa, Fla., has announced the formation of the Cotney Construction PAC, a political action committee advocating for the construction industry in Florida.

The Cotney Construction PAC will support candidates for the governorship of Florida and the Florida Legislature who understand the impact government regulation has on construction businesses. The PAC has more than $100,000 going into the start of the legislative session this month, making it one of the largest construction PACs in the state.

“We have always supported the construction industry through our advocacy and charitable giving. The Cotney Construction PAC allows us to take the next step in our support strategy to ensure that we are part of the process that affects how the industry does business in the state of Florida,” says Trent Cotney, founder and president of Cotney Construction Lobbying. “Our goal is to ensure that we are affecting positive change in construction, and the PAC allows us to further that goal.”

The industry online

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has launched myABCsupply, an online platform that gives ABC Supply customers 24/7 access to view order statuses and deliveries. The platform also allows users to view product descriptions and quantities; filter orders by date range, order type and order status; and view a map of delivery locations. ABC Supply customers can access their accounts at or download the ABC Supply app for iOS and Android devices.

Distributor news

Beacon Roofing Supply reveals contest winners

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc., Herndon, Va., has announced the five winners and five runners-up in its first annual Beacon of Hope contest, a nationwide contest awarding new roof systems and roof system repairs to veteran homeowners in need.

“People from across the country came together to cast thousands of votes for the 10 veteran finalists whose roofs are in dire need of repair or replacement,” says Jamie Samide, vice president of marketing for Beacon Roofing Supply. “We are committed to helping veterans who live and work in our communities, and the Beacon of Hope contest is just one way that we can support our veterans who have served our country and are facing adversity in the years following their service. We are honored to give back to these deserving veterans and their families.”

The roof system repairs and replacements will be completed by the beginning of summer. To read the 10 veterans’ inspiring stories and learn more about the Beacon of Hope contest, go to

NRCA new members

A New Look Exteriors, Windsor Heights, Iowa
Alpha Roofing & Sheet Metal LLC, Orlando, Fla.
Ameristar Roofing Inc., Suwanee, Ga.
Atlas Apex Roofing, Oakland Park, Fla.
Centennial Roofing Corp., Panama City, Fla.
Enterpriser Restoration, Castle Rock, Colo.
Everguard Roofing, Albuquerque, N.M.
Excel Roofing Co., Wilmington, N.C.
Foglia Builders Inc., Cheswick, Pa.
Four Twelve Roofing, Baltimore
GSM Roofing Co., San Antonio
Guarantee Roofing of SD Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D.
Gulf States Contractor Services, Tallahassee, Fla.
Hempleman Construction LLC, Cincinnati
I & A Renovation Inc., Elmsford, N.Y.
IMAS Global Group, Cajica, Cundinamarca, Colombia
In-Ex Designs, Scottsdale, Ariz.
J C Hollingsworth Co., Murrells Inlet, S.C.
JR Roofing LLC, Le Mars, Iowa
Kapili Construction LLC, Wahiawa, Hawaii
Ken Cooper Roofing & Gutter Systems Inc., San Rafael, Calif.
Michael Sharpe Roofing LLC, Clinton Township, Mich.
North Face Roofing Inc., Park City, Utah
NPS Sales, Contracting & Repairs LLC, Paxton, Ill.
Patriots Roofing, Dallas
Porter Roofing, Orangevale, Calif.
Pro Choice Roofing LLC, Merritt Island, Fla.
Rowe Architects Inc., Tampa, Fla.
Scaffolds Etc. Inc., Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Schneider Structural Engineering, Omaha, Neb.
Specialty Fastening Systems, Prairie Grove, Ark.
Structure Ace LLC, Dallas
Summit Roofing and Restoration Inc., Atoka, Tenn.
Transcendent Roofing, Austin, Texas



CRCA’s 37th Annual Trade Show & Seminars

Chicago Roofing Contractors Association
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
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(708) 449-3340 or

NRCA’s Qualified Trainer Conference

Contact: NRCA’s Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

NRCA’s Qualified Trainer Conference

Aurora, Colo.
Contact: NRCA’s Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

DACH + HOLZ (ROOF + TIMBER) International

Stuttgart, Germany
Contact: Robert Schuster, GHM project manager
+49 89 189 149 140 or


NRCA’s 133rd Annual Convention and the 2020 International Roofing Expo®

NRCA and Informa Exhibitions
Contact: NRCA’s Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

NRCA’s Qualified Trainer Conference

Irving, Texas
Contact: NRCA’s Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

Sprayfoam Convention & Expo

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Pasadena, Calif.
Contact: Mickey Riesenberg
(703) 222-4267 or

NRCA’s Qualified Trainer Conference

LaVergne, Tenn.
Contact: NRCA’s Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or


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