Manufacturer news

F-Wave™ Roofing Products opens office

F-Wave Roofing Products, Burleson, Texas, has opened a regional sales office in Seattle.

F-Wave Roofing Products manufactures synthetic roofing shingles for distribution in the central U.S. The Seattle office marks the company’s expansion into western U.S. markets.

GAF announces prize winner

GAF, Parsippany, N.J., has announced John Hackbarth, owner and founder of NRCA member RoofTec Inc., Westminster, Colo., is the grand prize winner of the GAF Timberline® Shingles by the Truckload Sweepstakes held during the 2020 International Roofing Expo® in Dallas.

As the grand prize winner, Hackbarth will receive a 2020 Ford F-150 XLT pickup truck loaded with 40 squares of Timberline HDZ shingles.

The Garland Co. celebrates anniversary

The Garland Co. Inc., Cleveland, has announced it will celebrate 125 years in business in 2020.

Founded in 1895, the company began when Jacob B. Wise borrowed $100 from his brother to purchase Garland Refining Company, later renamed The Garland Company. The company moved to its current headquarters in Cleveland’s Union-Miles neighborhood in 1919. Garland was reorganized in 1974 when three salesmen agreed to purchase the company from the original family. The three owners and five others who later joined them wanted to create a company culture that celebrated its employees. As a result, The Garland Co. established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to provide ownership to each of its employees.

“Ownership truly is a powerful motivator. It helps create a connection and an investment in a company like nothing else,” says David Sokol, president of The Garland Co. “To me, it’s very obvious that ownership means something to our employees. The level of success we have reached would not have been possible without our [Employee Stock Ownership Plan] or the culture created because of it.”

Other news

Molly Jenkins Carriage House, Omaha, Neb.
Central States Fairgrounds Horticulture Building, Rapid City, S.D.
U.S. Post Office general mail facility, Baton Rouge, La.

ARMA announces award winners

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association has announced the winners of its 2020 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards. The awards recognize low- and steep-slope projects completed in North America that exemplify asphalt roofing’s versatility, performance and beauty.

The following received 2020 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards:

  • Gold: Everlast Exteriors, Omaha, Neb., for the Molly Jenkins Carriage House, Omaha
  • Silver: NRCA member Roofing Solutions LLC, Prairieville, La., for the U.S. Post Office general mail facility, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Bronze: Black Hills Exteriors LLC, Rapid City, S.D., for the Central States Fairgrounds Horticulture Building, Rapid City

“We received 82 submissions this year, an all-time high and almost double the entries from 2019,” says Reed Hitchcock, ARMA’s executive vice president. “In addition to the increased quantity, we continue to be impressed by the caliber of the submissions. Contractors across North America are using asphalt for their roofing projects in innovative ways, delivering superior results and resulting in happy building owners and homeowners.”

To view photos of the winning projects, go to

SPRI honors exemplary members

SPRI honored two members during its 38th Annual Conference and Business Meeting in Clearwater Beach, Fla., Jan. 10-12.

Each year, SPRI honors a volunteer who has gone above and beyond in devoting his or her time and talent. Brian Chamberlain, senior project analyst for NRCA member Carlisle Construction Materials LLC, Carlisle, Pa., was honored as SPRI’s 2020 volunteer. Chamberlain helped update the SPRI Wind Design Seminar and volunteered to present SPRI programing at multiple venues.

Retiring SPRI Technical Director Mike Ennis was presented with a President’s Award and honorary lifetime SPRI membership. After spending 14 years at SPRI, Ennis is known throughout the industry for his technical expertise, fairness and welcoming nature.

In addition, SPRI elected its 2020-22 slate of officers and directors. Michael Hubbard, director of global product development for NRCA member Firestone Building Products Co. LLC, Nashville, Tenn., is president. Brad Van Dam, vice president of sales and marketing for Metal-Era Inc., Waukesha, Wis., is president-elect, and Scott Carpenter, director of sales—Flatroof for NRCA member SFS intec Inc., Wyomissing, Pa., is treasurer. Chris Mader, technical services manager for NRCA member OMG® Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass.; Zach Priest, client service manager for PRI-Construction Materials Technologies LLC, Tampa, Fla.; CJ Sharp, southeast region sales manager, low-slope roofing, for ICP Buildings Solutions Group, Andover, Mass.; and Van Dam are associate directors.

SPFA announces award winners

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance has announced the recipients of its 15th Annual SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards presented Feb. 13 in Pasadena, Calif.

The awards are given to companies that have completed projects demonstrating innovative uses of spray foam in one of several categories: roof foam greater than 40,000 square feet, roof foam less than 40,000 square feet and elastomeric roof coatings.

NRCA member Central Coating Co. Inc., Madera, Calif., won for roof foam greater than 40,000 square feet for Uber Advanced Technology Group—Historic Pier 70 Project, San Francisco. NRCA member Wedge Roofing Inc., Petaluma, Calif., won in two categories: roof foam less than 40,000 square feet for the Eichler Residence, San Rafael, Calif., and elastomeric roof coatings for Creekside Homes, Mill Valley, Calif.

Modernize reaches milestone

Modernize, Austin, Texas, has announced it connected more than 2 million homeowners with professional contractors in the U.S. during 2019.

This is the first time Modernize reached 2 million inquiries. For each inquiry, Modernize connected the homeowners with qualified local contractors for energy-saving home improvement projects. Because many homeowners seek multiple quotes, Modernize delivered more than 3 million leads to contractors for residential solar, roofing, windows, doors, siding, and heating and air conditioning services.

MCA presents member awards


The Metal Construction Association presented its annual Patrick R. Bush Service Award to Jan Nelson and its Larry A. Swaney Award to Todd Miller in appreciation for their service to the association and the metal construction industry. The awards were presented during MCA’s Winter Meeting Awards Dinner in Palm Springs, Calif., Jan. 14.

Named for Patrick Bush, an influential longtime MCA board member, the Patrick R. Bush Award recognizes an MCA member who has made significant volunteer contributions. Nelson has served MCA since 1995, including supporting MCA at the METALCON trade show, serving on the selection committee for activities and tours at MCA’s annual events, and serving as assistant to the 2014-16 MCA chairman.

The Larry A. Swaney Award is named for one of MCA’s founders and the association’s first president. The award is given to outstanding industry professionals for their contributions to the success of the association and the betterment of the metal construction industry. Miller has spent more than 35 years in the steep-slope metal roofing industry. He has served MCA in various capacities related to technical, research, marketing, governance and government relations. He served on MCA’s board of directors from 1999-2015 and was chairman from 2013-14.

Contractor news

Long-time roofing professional passes away


John A. Lucchesi Sr., founder and former president of Barrett Roofing and Supply Co., Danbury, Conn., and chairman emeritus of United Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Brookfield, Conn., passed away Feb. 6. He was 92.

Lucchesi founded Barrett Roofing and Supply in 1952 and remained active in the roofing industry for many years. Four of his children and several of his grandchildren currently are involved in the roofing industry. Lucchesi also was an avid volunteer for the Rotary Club of Danbury and the Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Caryl; children, Caryl, David, John, Kimberly and Susan; and 22 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lucchesi was preceded in death by his parents, Angelo and Ercolina; his daughter, Nancy Ellen; his grandson, Jonathan David; and his brother, William.

Donations in Lucchesi’s memory may be made to The Rotary Club of Danbury, P.O. Box 788, Danbury, CT 06813 or Regional Hospice of Danbury, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury, CT 06810.

Baker Roofing wins safety award

Baker Roofing, Raleigh, N.C., has received the National Association of Home Builders’ 2019 NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Award for Excellence in the Specialty Trade Contractor Safety Program of the Year (More than 50 employees) category.

The NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Award for Excellence awards program is the homebuilding industry’s only program recognizing professionals who have made successful efforts to advance safety in the industry.

NAHB’s website states: “Baker Roofing continually strives to improve their safety and health programs with constant self-check and awareness, which is accomplished by numerous means, including the recording of near misses to analyzing gaps in training and communicating the results to the board of directors with a plan of action to address these areas. Throughout the past five years, the senior management team has empowered the safety and risk management team with identifying immediate as well as short-term and long-term goals to ensure the success of the entire company.”

Distributor news

Beacon Roofing Supply rebrands

Beacon Roofing Supply, Herndon, Va., has renamed its 40 brands in the U.S. and Canada that sell exterior building products. The new name, Beacon Building Products, reflects the company’s ability to supply customers with a variety of residential and commercial building products.

As part of its rebranding effort, the company also developed a website,, intended to serve customers more seamlessly by providing connectivity to the company’s Beacon Pro+ e-commerce site and Beacon 3D+ estimating platform.

“Beacon Building Products is constantly evolving to help our customers be more efficient and grow their businesses by providing products, services and an e-commerce platform unmatched by our competitors,” says Julian Francis, president and CEO of Beacon Building Products. “The new branding supports our commitment to improving the total customer experience by better identifying Beacon Building Products as a full-service supplier for building products.”

The company’s interior, insulation, weatherproofing and two-step branches will continue to operate under current brand names.

Industry online

EagleView has launched EagleView Works,™ an app designed to help roofing contractors integrate EagleView reports into their project quoting processes. Users can design proposals, customize materials and labor package options, and develop accurate estimates using measurements from EagleView’s high-resolution aerial imagery. EagleView Works operates on iPad tablets with iOS 13 or higher and Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge browsers.

OMG® Roofing Products has made available the OMG Roofing app. Designed for easy navigation, the app contains product information, documents, videos and calculators, as well as a feature enabling users to find OMG Roofing Products field sales representatives and distributors based on location. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and at

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association has redesigned its website, The website has an updated layout, content and features, and users can access building codes fact sheets at the state and national levels, polyisocyanurate insulation application information, technical and performance bulletins, and education courses.

Up the ladder

Benchmark Inc. has named Eric Hasselbusch, Ann Jeffries and Andrew Reynolds partners.

Cotney Construction Law has named John Kenney chief operating officer and technical director.

Dataforma Inc. has named Ingrid Bennet vice president of business development.

Malarkey Roofing Products® has named Gregory B. Malarkey president and Dale Rushing chief operating officer.

OMG® Inc. has named Geoff Medeiros vice president of sales and marketing for the roofing products division.

Tecta® America has named Donald Walter operating unit president of F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., a Tecta America company.

NRCA new members

ABC’s Construction, Houston
Action Roofing, Orange Park, Fla.
Advantex Restoration Inc., Oswego, Ill.
All Around Roofing & Waterproofing, Kailua, Hawaii
Alston Sendoll Blenman II LLC, Villa Rica, Ga.
Architectural Sheet Metal Specialties, Canandaigua, N.Y.
Austin Roofing and Construction, Austin, Texas
Avila’s Roofing and Construction Co. MA LLC, Burleson, Texas
BSD—Building Systems Design, Atlanta
Champion Roofing LLC, Oklahoma City
Choice Roofing Care, McKinney, Texas
CMC Roofing Services LLC, Dallas
Construction Link Outsourcing SA, Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Crome Roofing LLC, Houston
D&P Roofing Concepts Inc., Cashiers, N.C.
Direct Roofing, Springfield, Mo.
Elite Roofing & Construction, Davidson, N.C.
Elite Roofing and Construction, Sugar Land, Texas
Expert Exteriors LLC, Denver
Exteriors Plus LLC, Norton, Ohio
Garrison Consulting Group, Houston
Good Roofing Co., Greenwood, Mo.
Gunner Roofing, Greenwich, Conn.
Harlan Quality Roofing Inc., Gold River, Calif.
Hatley II Roofing Inc., DeSoto, Texas
Highland Roofing, Wilmington, N.C.
HomeWorks Construction, South Bend, Ind.
I & J Construction Inc., Milwaukee
Jax Kneppers Associates Inc., Walnut Creek, Calif.
Jireh 7 Enterprises, Firestone, Colo.
JMC Building Inspections, Berkeley, Calif.
Justice & Son LLC, Waynesboro, Ga.
Justice Roofing, Parker, Colo.
KenBrooke Roofing, Ralston, Neb.
Laz Remodeling LLC, Gambrills, Md.
Legacy Crown Exteriors, Plano, Texas
Lightning Restoration LLC, Apple Valley, Minn.
Max Litovchenko, Bellingham, Wash.
MM Construction Systems Inc., Aledo, Texas
MR-7 Construction LLC, Falkville, Ala.
Next Generation Roofing, Clifton Park, N.Y.
O & M Construction Services, Stafford, Texas
Oak Rose Exteriors LLC, McKinney, Texas
Philip Christe Insurance, West Harrison, N.Y.
Phoenix Roofing Contractors Inc., Phoenix
Raleigh Roof Rescue, Apex, N.C.
Rampart Roofing Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo.
Rapid Roofing, Owens Cross Roads, Ala.
RCT & Associates, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Roberts Roofing and Construction, Athens, Texas
Rodriguez Architects Inc., Coral Gables, Fla.
Roofing Morgar, Monterrey, Mexico
Runa Workshop, Austin, Texas
SH Roofing & Construction, Mountain View, Calif.
Skyview Roofing, McAllen, Texas
Southern Arizona Roof Associates LLC, Tucson, Ariz.
St. Mary’s Roofing and Home Improvement, Hollywood, Md.
Standard Roofing & Sheet Metal, Houston
Tex-Line Roofing and Construction, Decatur, Texas
TexCity Roofing, Carrollton, Texas
The Americas Engineering & Commerce LLC, Miami
The Roofing Lady, Long Beach, Calif.
Torres Brothers LLC, Chicago
Treeview Roofing, Caledon East, Ontario
Try My Guy LLC, Yulee, Fla.
Two Brothers Roofing, Hilton Head, S.C.
Vertice International Trade, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
Veterans Singleply LLC, Mesa, Ariz.
Weather Vane Roofing, Lansing, Mich.



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