TAMKO® Building Products donates roof system
|TAMKO Building Products donated a roof system on U.S. Marine Cpl. Chris Miller’s house.|
TAMKO Building Products LLC, Joplin, Mo., has donated a new roof system to U.S. Marine Cpl. Chris Miller. The roof system was installed by Absolute Assurance Restorations, Mansfield, Ohio, and the project was coordinated by Atlas Restoration LLC, Sunnyvale, Texas.
Miller dedicates his time to helping other veterans transition out of the military by boosting their spirits and supporting wounded service members in their efforts to regain mobility. A wounded veteran himself, Miller travels the U.S. as an ambassador for the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization that assists veterans who have been injured during active duty. Miller inspires veterans by sharing his own experiences, including surviving a stabbing and a 50-foot cliff fall that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Miller also is an ambassador for Dogs For Our Brave, a foundation that trains and provides service dogs at no cost to veterans who need them. Between the two organizations, Miller has helped raise nearly $3 million.
In addition to organizing TAMKO Building Products’ roof donation, Atlas Restoration gathered other donors and key participants, including NRCA member ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., which helped coordinate material delivery. Miller’s house now features TAMKO Building Products’ Heritage® Aged Wood shingles.
“TAMKO Building Products recognizes the sacrifices veterans and their families make for our country, so providing shingles for this project was a great honor and one small way to show our tremendous appreciation for everything Chris has done while serving in the military, and everything he has done for other veterans since returning to civilian life,” says David Humphreys, TAMKO Building Products’ chairman and CEO.
ATAS International employee receives award
ATAS International, Allentown, Pa., has announced Lee Ann M. Slattery, sales support manager for ATAS International, was awarded a Construction Specifications Institute Fellowship in the 2020 Class of Fellows.
Slattery was nominated through a rigorous application process and elected by CSI’s Jury of Fellows for membership. Fellowship is one of two top honors given by CSI.
Slattery has been an active CSI member at the local chapter, regional chapter and institute levels during the past 18 years. She was recognized for creating public awareness of the industry through a girls construction camp, canned food collection and Homes for Our Troops; initiating change to broaden CSI’s membership reach; and championing the value of CSI certifications, membership, corporate partnerships and retreats.
GAF receives disaster response award
GAF, Parsippany, N.J., has been awarded the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen Award for Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program. The awards program recognizes company campaigns that help communities build stronger, more sustainable futures.
GAF is committed to supporting disaster preparedness and community resiliency through its Community Matters initiative. Since 2017, GAF has partnered with nonprofit organization Good360 to help rebuild communities after natural disasters or pandemics. GAF has donated nearly $4 million in roofing products, including donations to communities affected by Hurricanes Florence, Harvey and Michael.
MFM Building Products celebrates 60th anniversary
|MFM Building Products’ headquarters|
MFM Building Products, Coshocton, Ohio, is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021.
MFM Building Products was founded in 1961 and originally manufactured products used for wrapping underground pipe. The company has since expanded its technology to develop sealing and waterproofing products for use within the building envelope. Currently, MFM Building Products manufactures a variety of weather barrier products, including low-slope roof membranes, roof underlayments, window and door flashing tapes, multipurpose waterproofing membranes, specialized waterproofing tapes, and HVAC duct and pipe wrap. Products are manufactured in the U.S. and sold internationally.
IB Roof Systems™ recognizes honorees
IB Roof Systems, Grapevine, Texas, recognized five honorees at an office dedication Nov. 20, 2020.
After eight years in Irving, Texas, IB Roof Systems relocated its headquarters to Grapevine, Texas. During the dedication, IB Roof Systems CEO Jason Stanley honored five individuals who have served the roofing industry for decades and provided invaluable technical assistance and professional consultation to IB Roof Systems.
Phillip M. David, IB Roof Systems’ technical director; the late Rene M. Dupuis, founder of Structural Research Inc., Middleton, Wis.; Colin R. Murphy, founder and principal of Trinity | ERD, Seattle; Reid J. Ribble, NRCA’s CEO; and Larry J. Stanley, founder of IB Roof Systems, were honored during the event.
Longtime industry professional passes away
Douglas A. Jones, former president of South Side Roofing, St. Louis, passed away Dec. 15, 2020.
Jones graduated from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and St. Louis University School of Law. He was respected for his work at South Side Roofing, his leadership with the Roofing Contractors Association of St. Louis, and his close alliance with Local No. 2 and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers in Washington, D.C.
Jones is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughters, Emily Gardiner (Matt), Allison Newton (Steve) and Leslie Flatgard (Ben); grandchildren, Courtney, Catherine and Henry Gardiner and Von Flatgard; siblings, Kenny (Ann), Bobby (Anne), Terry (June), Suzanne Collins (Dennis), Debbie Day (Larry), Lois Jones and Diane Osberghaus (the late Bill); brothers-in-law, Bob Osterholt (Michelle) and Bill Osterholt; and 19 nieces and nephews.
Donations in Jones’ name may be made to the Carmelite Monastery at 9150 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124; the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at pulmonaryfibrosis.org; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.
Owner of Commercial Roofers passes away
William Scott Howard, owner of Commercial Roofers Inc., Las Vegas, passed away Dec. 24, 2020. He was 63.
Howard was a third-generation roofing contractor whose family business, Howard Roofing, Las Vegas, was founded in 1959. The Howard family sold the business in 1986, and Howard served as a manager for the company until he and Dennis Conway purchased the business and renamed it Commercial Roofers in 1996. Howard was an active member of NRCA, the Nevada Roofing Contractors Association, Reflective Roof Coatings Institute, Vegas Chamber of Commerce and Western States Roofing Contractors Association.
Howard is survived by his wife, Janet; children, Angela Hutchins, Lindsay Howard and William Sean Howard; adopted daughter, Kapka Prunty; and grandchildren, Cassidy, Dylan, Parker, Christian and Lincoln.
Deer Park Roofing installs roof system for veteran
|Deer Park Roofing installed a new roof system on the home of U.S. Army veteran Bruce Messer Jr.|
Deer Park Roofing Inc., Cincinnati, has installed a new roof system on the home of Bruce Messer Jr., a U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, as part of the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project.
Through a partnership with Purple Heart Homes, Messer was selected and approved as the recipient for the roof replacement.
The Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project is a nationwide effort to honor veterans who served the U.S. and the families who support them. Since the inception of the program in 2016, more than 225 military members have received new roof systems.
“Deer Park Roofing is proud to partner with Owens Corning on the Roof Deployment Project,” says Nick Sabino, founder and president of Deer Park Roofing. “Our mission is to protect what’s important, and we cannot think of a better way to do that than to provide complimentary roofing services to a veteran in need.”
ABC Supply sponsors home renovation
|ABC Supply sponsored a home renovation for Cpl. Jacob Tabora|
ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., sponsored its fourth and final “Military Makeover” home renovation of 2020 for a U.S. veteran. The current season of the “Military Makeover” TV show premiered Nov. 20, 2020.
Cpl. Jacob Tabora and his family were the recipients of the home renovation in Texas. Tabora served as a tank gunner at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif. During training before deployment to Iraq, a malfunctioning round exploded inside Tabora’s tank and covered more than half his body with second- and third-degree burns.
After five years in recovery, Tabora has started to feel better but still suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. He has completed a degree in criminal justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio and started a family with his wife, Ceanna. They have two sons and one daughter.
“Jacob’s service to our country as a Marine and his perseverance during his recovery is inspirational,” says Mike Jost, COO of ABC Supply. “We are proud to support him and his family by assisting in the renovation of their home.”
ABC Supply donated doors and Norandex™ eXtreme Series 8000 windows.
The Tabora family’s “Military Makeover” season airs on the Lifetime network. The episode also is available at militarymakeover.tv.
In addition, ABC Supply has opened a new branch in Quincy, Mass. The branch is ABC Supply’s 15th location in Massachusetts.
Copper association announces award winners
The Copper Development Association Inc. has announced the recipients of the 2020 American Copper in Architecture Awards.
The following NRCA members received an award: Renaissance Roofing Inc., Belvidere, Ill.; Revere Copper Products Inc., Rome, N.Y.; and Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., Chicago, for restoring Cascade County Courthouse, Great Falls, Mont., and Petersen Aluminum Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill., for the new construction of Ballet Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
A complete list of the winners is available at copper.org/applications/architecture/awards/winners.html.
RICOWI member receives award
The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues Inc. has announced RICOWI Lifetime Honorary Member David Roodvoets is the 2020 recipient of ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing’s Carl G. Cash Award. Roodvoets is the owner of DLR Consultants, Montague, Mich., and RICOWI’s past chairman.
The Carl G. Cash Award is given to individuals who make outstanding contributions to building envelope technology through laboratory or field research. Roodvoets was nominated for his role in developing RICOWI’s wind investigation program reports.
Up the ladder
Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has named Dan Conley national business development manager, Kurt Fago product category manager—low-slope roofing systems and Mark Wessinger product category manager—liquid-applied systems.
OMG® Roofing Products has named Mara Chapin digital marketing specialist.
NRCA new members
911 Roofing, Tampa, Fla.
Adame Roofing, Pueblo, Colo.
Bedrock Exterior Contractors Inc., Joliet, Ill.
Bowline Roofing Inc., Okeechobee, Fla.
Community Roofing Services LLC, Ponchatoula, La.
Complete Perfection Construction, Albany, N.Y.
Couto Construction, New Bedford, Mass.
Cross Country Roofing LLC, Cedar Park, Texas
Davis Roofing and Sheetmetal LLC, Milton, Fla.
Dorothy Gale Roofing, Mays Landing, N.J.
Fisher Thompson Construction, Littleton, Colo.
Foster Contracting Inc., Indianapolis
Frank’s Roofing Solutions LLC, Cartersville, Ga.
Gunsite Roofing LLC, Show Low, Ariz.
Hopestar LLC, Conroe, Texas
J.O.E. Roofing & Home Repair, Oklahoma City
James Goodman Architecture, Capistrano Beach, Calif.
Maxis Contractors Group LLC, San Antonio
Merlo (Applied Machinery Sales), Rock Hill, S.C.
MPZ Architects PC, Alpharetta, Ga.
NationWide Roofing and Construction, Port Angeles, Wash.
Northern Roof Systems LLC, Eagle River, Alaska
ORB Engineering Inc., Lakeland, Fla.
PARU Roofing & Construction LLC, San Antonio
Peaks Northwest Roofing, Burlington, Wash.
RightWay Roofing and Exteriors, Gainesville, Ga.
RMH Architectural Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind.
RocketCert, Knoxville, Tenn.
Roof King LLC, Margate, Fla.
RoofingSites.com, College Station, Texas
Rosscrete Roofing Inc., Rialto, Calif.
Rova Roofing LLC, Mesa, Ariz.
Southern Quality Co. LLC, Brevard, N.C.
Twin Bridge Construction, East Moline, Ill.
University of South Florida, Tampa
Vernon L. Dunagin, AIA - Consulting Architect, Bulverde, Texas