Manufacturers take action during COVID-19
|Duro-Last is fabricating isolation gowns and face masks for health care professionals.|
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., roofing manufacturers took action to provide assistance and relief.
Duro-Last® Inc., Saginaw, Mich., united its engineers, product developers and manufacturing staff to fabricate isolation gowns and face masks for health care professionals. Using its expertise in manufacturing flexible PVC and fabrics, the Duro-Last team advanced from prototype to production to delivery within one week. The gowns are made from flexible PVC, making them water- and fluid-repellant, and the masks are washable and reusable.
GAF, Parsippany, N.J., created a dedicated webpage to help address roofing contractors’ needs at www.gaf.com/coronavirus-response/contractor. The webpage features business resources and advice regarding how to serve customers while social distancing, as well as a calendar of GAF webinars, aerial roofing measurement tools, and information regarding flexible payment options and financing for homeowners.
Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., Deerfield Beach, Fla., is maintaining a full production schedule to continue meeting customers’ needs. The company is limiting on-site staff and encouraging remote working, as well as adhering to all recommended social distancing safety measures. In addition, the Mapei Group, the Milan, Italy-based parent company of Polyglass U.S.A., Inc.’s sister company Mapei USA, is supporting research and providing aid to frontline health care staff. The Mapei Group has donated more than $825,000 to Luigi Sacco Hospital, Milan Polyclinic and San Raffaele Hospital. The company also made a donation to the Italian Red Cross Committee in Milan.
TAMKO®Building Products LLC, Joplin, Mo., launched new measurement and 3D modeling technology at tamko.com to give roofing contractors solutions for continuing business while social distancing. TAMKO Building Products’ Shingle Styles Visualizer enables contractors to order roof visualizations, 3D models and roof measurement reports powered by EagleView® technology, enabling a contact-free process for roof system design, estimation and bidding.
F-Wave™ Roofing Products donates roof materials
F-Wave Roofing Products, Burleson, Texas, partnered with Red Line Restoration, Englewood, Colo., to donate a roof system replacement to Myrna Lipton, an elderly Colorado homeowner in need.
“F-Wave Roofing Products is thrilled to partner with our friends at Red Line Restoration and donate our REVIA Synthetic Shingles to a cause like this one,” says David Van Dale, mountain states/north central regional sales manager for F-Wave Roofing Products. “When Ben Tewes of Red Line Restoration introduced me to Miss Lipton and explained the opportunity, I knew this was a project F-Wave Roofing Products would want to participate in. Paying it forward like this is very consistent with our core values.”
Red Line Restoration donated additional materials and provided all the labor for the project to ensure Lipton received a premium, hail-resistant roof system at no cost. The Denver area is known for having extreme weather and severe hailstorms that cause extensive roof system damage each year.
Ohio contractor expects repair work surge
Legacy Roofing Services, Coventry Township, Ohio, is preparing to accommodate an increased amount of repair work from commercial facilities choosing to make roof system repairs instead of replacements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Commercial building owners can save money by opting for repairs instead of roof system replacements.
“Facility managers and owners of commercial buildings oftentimes need to delay large expenses for one reason or another,” says Brian Kruse, CEO of Legacy Roofing Services. “We work with customers to assess their particular situations and make recommendations that will extend the life of their roof systems and enable them to put off the large cost of a replacement by several years.”
RT3 launches podcast
Roofing Technology Think Tank, York, Pa., known as RT3, has launched its RT3 Podcast to help build the roofing industry’s appeal. RT3 is a group of roofing professionals focused on technology solutions for the roofing industry. The podcast is hosted by Ryan Groth, RT3 board member and founder of Sales Transformation Group Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla.
“The podcast was an idea brought to the table by the RT3 communications task team as one more way that we can provide education and promote the use of technology in the roofing industry,” Groth says. “It is our hope that listeners will be able to learn from the guests and find solutions that they can implement into their own businesses.”
In the first episode, Groth is joined by Curtis Sutton, CEO of NRCA member Rackley Roofing Co. Inc., Carthage, Tenn., and Michelle Boykin, COO of Rackley Roofing, winners of the RT3 2019 Innovator of the Year award. They discuss the types of employees to look for, brand innovation and investing with trainers to empower your employees. In the second episode, Groth and Charles Antis, CEO of NRCA member Antis Roofing & Waterproofing LLC, Irvine, Calif., discuss implementing innovative and adaptive strategies with your brand and positioning.
RT3 will release new podcast episodes every month. Additional information is available at rt3thinktank.com.
Roofing Alliance welcomes member
The Roofing Alliance has announced Deer Park Roofing Inc., Cincinnati, has joined at the Governor level.
The Roofing Alliance was established within the National Roofing Foundation in 1996 to create an endowment fund to serve as a resource for the roofing industry and its customers. Since its inception, Roofing Alliance members have committed more than $13.3 million to fund research, educational and technical projects such as partnerships with some of the country’s top construction management schools to expose college students to roofing as a career choice; sponsor a national construction management student design competition; and help develop NRCA ProCertification.®
Texas association announces board of directors
|The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association’s 2020 board of directors|
The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association has named its 2020 board of directors. Kyle Davis, owner of Super Roofman, Haslet, Texas, is president; Paul Ramon, president of Ramon Roofing Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is past president; Kirk Scott, owner of NRCA member Scott Exteriors, Dallas, is president-elect; and Amber Fuller, territory manager for NRCA member CertainTeed Corp., Malvern, Pa., is treasurer.
In addition, the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association presented its Golden Hammer Awards during an awards banquet Feb. 22 in Arlington, Texas. The group’s annual Golden Hammer Awards recognize roofing contractors who have completed outstanding roofing projects during the year.
Brettco Roofing, Fort Worth; Elite Roofing and Home Restoration, Argyle, Texas; PROCO Roofing & Construction, North Richland Hills, Texas; and NRCA member Texas Roof Management Inc., Richardson, received Golden Hammer Awards for community service projects. Ramon Roofing; NRCA member Supreme Roofing, Dallas; and Texas Roof Management received Golden Hammer Awards for commercial roofing projects. PROCO Roofing & Construction, Ramon Roofing and NRCA member TexCity Roofing, Carrollton, Texas, received Golden Hammer Awards for residential roofing projects. NRCA member CIM Roofing Inc., Dallas; Classic Superoof LLC, Hurst, Texas; and NRCA member KPost Roofing & Waterproofing, Dallas, received Golden Hammer Awards for metal/tile roofing projects. NRCA member Arrington Roofing, Dallas, received a Golden Hammer Award for a “green” roofing project.
Cotney Construction Law launches consulting group
NRCA legal counsel Cotney Construction Law LLP, Tampa, Fla., has announced Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law, and John Kenney, COO of Cotney Construction Law, have launched Cotney Consulting Group.
Cotney Consulting Group will offer operational reviews of roofing companies to help enhance revenues and profitability. The team has expertise in roofing company operations, strategy, sales and marketing, accounting and human resources. Additional information is available at www.cotneyconsulting.com.
“Cotney Consulting Group overall did not learn business consulting from a book but in the everyday experiences of working with and helping roofing contractors nationwide,” Cotney says. “Our team understands the problems roofing contractors deal with. We have helped solve problems and have continually positioned companies to create an ongoing history of success.”
The industry online
Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has redesigned its mulehide.com website. The redesigned site features an improved search function and sorts results into three categories: products, documents and videos.
OMG® Roofing Products has introduced a new app containing virtually all company product and technical information. In addition, the app enables 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 by searching “OMG Roofing” and at omgroof.com/app.
Up the ladder
Atlas® Roofing Corp. has named Jeff Key director of marketing.
NRCA new members
Anderson Little Design Build, Evanston, Ill.
Bigham Roof Consulting, Arlington, Tenn.
Blueprint Roofing Inc., Boston
Echols Roofing, Chamblee, Ga.
Edge Roofing & Coatings, Lubbock, Texas
EMT Roofing & Renewables, Sewell, N.J.
Florida Roof Doctors, Orlando
G and Bros Roofing LLC, Salisbury, Md.
Galaxy Builders Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.
Grizzly Roofing LLC, Lafayette, La.
Groveton Roofing, Broomfield, Colo.
Heroic Roofing, Willow Park, Texas
Huuso Exteriors, Nashville, Tenn.
Industry Elite Services, Naperville, Ill.
Kansas City Roofing and Sheetmetal Inc., Shawnee, Kan.
Kirkland and Associates LLC, New Braunfels, Texas
La Rocque Better Roofs Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Learmont Roofing, Milton, Ontario
M&D Construction, Fayetteville, N.C.
Metro City Roofing, Denver
NexGen Roofing, Greenwood Village, Colo.
Port St. Lucie, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Rock Solid Exteriors, Mount Clemens, Mich.
Samina Iqbal Architect PLLC, Swarthmore, Pa.
St. Louis Building Solutions Inc., St. Louis
Sta-Dry Roofing, Doraville, Ga.
Tallahassee Roofing Inc., Tallahassee, Fla.
Timeless Roofing Solutions, Hoover, Ala.
TJ Beam Restorations, Lake in the Hills, Ill.
Top2 Builders Inc., Hayward, Calif.
Ultra Roofing, Cary, N.C.