IKO® launches new loyalty program
IKO, Kankakee, Ill., has launched ROOFPRO,™ a new loyalty program designed to help roofing contractors grow their businesses and enhance profits.
The program connects contractors with potential customers so the contractors can assist the customers during the research and buying processes for roofing products. The ROOFPRO GO! app delivers leads from multiple sources to contractors’ smartphones, and real-time alerts throughout the process enable responsive communication between contractors and customers. Contractors interested in becoming an IKO ROOFPRO member can learn more and apply at www.ikoroofpro.com.
In addition, IKO has announced Atlantic Blue was selected by customers as the company’s 2019 shingle color of the year. Customers were shown IKO Dynasty™ shingles’ four new color options and could vote for their favorite via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or at the 2019 International Roofing Expo® in February. Atlantic Blue received 41.6% of the votes, and Shadow Brown took second place with almost 30% of the votes.
ATAS International receives award
ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa., has received a 2019 Top Workplace award by Pennsylvania newspaper The Morning Call for a fourth consecutive year.
The Morning Call ranks local companies based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, a research firm specializing in organizational health and workplace improvement. Employees are invited to share feedback regarding several aspects of their workplace culture, such as leadership and employee engagement, which then are used to determine Top Workplace recipients.
TAMKO® Building Products reuses recycled materials
TAMKO Building Products, Joplin, Mo., has announced since 2013, it has used 1.1 billion pounds of recycled paper, cardboard, sawdust, plastic and other materials to manufacture its products.
At the company’s Knoxville, Tenn., facility, more than 89 million pounds of recycled cardboard was used to manufacture products during 2018, and 549 million pounds of materials that could not be reused were sent to other recyclers rather than a landfill. TAMKO Building Products also looks for ways to reduce its use of natural resources. A rainwater capture and recycling system reduced water consumption at the company’s Frederick, Md., facility by about 100,000 gallons per year.
“We are proud to use recycled materials and incorporate sustainable practices that benefit our business, customers, employees and communities,” says David Humphreys, president and CEO of TAMKO Building Products. “We care about the health and safety of our communities because our people live and work here too.”
ABC Supply opens new branches
ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has opened new branches in Avondale, Ariz.; Mashpee, Mass.; and Rosenberg, Texas. The locations will offer roofing, siding, windows and other exterior building products to local contractors.
ABC Supply now has 12 locations in Arizona, 13 locations in Massachusetts and 41 locations in Texas.
ARMA offers shipment report subscription
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association now offers an annual subscription to its detailed reports of asphalt roofing product shipment data for the U.S. and Canada.
Product shipments are reported by geography and product type for asphalt shingles, polymer-modified bitumen and built-up roofing materials. The reports provide quarterly and year-to-date shipment data, as well as comparisons with the previous year’s reports. A one-year subscription costs $7,500; the subscription only is available to organizations that do not qualify for ARMA membership.
Additional information is available at asphaltroofing.org/quarterly-product-shipment-report.
IIBEC presents lifetime achievement awards
The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (formerly RCI, Inc.) presented Lifetime Achievement Awards to Philip D. Dregger and Gerard J. Teitsma.
Dregger served as IIBEC’s director for several years and was on the organization’s original Education Task Force. He has more than 30 years of experience in the roofing and waterproofing industries; received RCI’s Outstanding Volunteer Award in 1992-96; and has published dozens of articles and given many technical presentations during his career.
Teitsma is a consultant to IIBEC’s educational services department. He was hired as RCI’s director of education in 2001 and has taught all the organization’s roofing-related courses. He has received several industry awards, including IIBEC’s Herbert W. Busching Jr. Memorial Award and Outstanding Educator Award.
The industry online
AccuLynx has made available its ReportsPlus app, a reporting app for users of its software platform. The app gives roofing contractors access to a set of reporting tools that offer the ability to monitor business performance and analyze data. The ReportsPlus app is designed for use with an AccuLynx account and is available via the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Mule-Hide Products Co. has made available two series of training videos that guide viewers through the steps of correctly installing EPDM and self-adhering polymer-modified bitumen roof systems. Each series has 19 videos and covers topics such as insulation attachment, seaming and flashing techniques. The videos are available on the Mule-Hide Products YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/MuleHideVideos/videos.
OMG® Roofing Products has launched its redesigned website, www.omgroofing.com. The website features an improved search function and detailed product information, as well as product calculators, specifications and a video library. In addition, the site has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, German and Spanish.
Up the ladder
ABC Supply Co. Inc. has named Bryan Olson managing director of Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc., a subsidiary corporation of ABC Supply.
Duro-Last® Inc. has named Brandon Schember regional sales manager for Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
ICP Building Solutions Group has named Sara Jonas director of marketing programs.
OMG® Roofing Products has named Jim Lavallee product manager for the adhesives business unit and Pat O’Connor RhinoBond® product manager for the fastener business unit.
Three companies join NRCA’s One Voice initiative
NRCA has announced Flex Membrane International Corp., Leesport, Pa.; The Garland Co. Inc., Cleveland; and Topps Products Inc., Canton, Miss., have joined its One Voice initiative as “partner members.”
NRCA’s One Voice initiative is a transformational approach to addressing the roofing industry’s most critical issues and concerns—with one voice—to secure its future.
NRCA invites manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers, consultants and service providers to fully engage with NRCA, as partners, and actively address the industry’s most pressing issues, including workforce and work certification; effecting change in Washington, D.C.; building codes and insurance; and increasing professionalism in all industry sectors.
Western States Roofing Contractors Association
(800) 725-0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CRSMCA Annual Meeting and Summer Convention
Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association Inc.
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
NRCA’s Qualified Trainer Conference
Winter Haven, Fla.
Contact: NRCA’s Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or email@example.com
NRCA’s Midyear Meetings
Contact: NRCA’s Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or firstname.lastname@example.org
FRSA’s 97th Annual Convention and Expo
Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association Inc.
Winter Park, Fla.
Contact: Cheryl Sulock
(800) 767-3772, ext. 177 or email@example.com
NRCA new members
1st Class Roofing Inc., Auburndale, Fla.
Affordable Roofing LLC, Haines City, Fla.
Alkon Group LLC, Cumming, Ga.
All Area Roofing & Construction Inc., Fort Pierce, Fla.
Brandywine Studio LLC, West Chester, Pa.
Brothers Group Restoration Services, Houston
Burggraf Roofing, Tulsa, Okla.
C.B. Goldsmith & Associates Inc., Clearwater, Fla.
CIDAN Machinery, Peachtree City, Ga.
Cordogan Clark & Associates Inc., Aurora, Ill.
Cousins Restoration Inc., Schenectady, N.Y.
Dongwook Seo, Brea, Calif.
Doyle Roof Masters Inc., Albuquerque, N.M.
DSR Construction LLC, Manassas, Va.
Facade + Envelope - Engineering Consultants, Hollywood, Fla.
GRI Graham Roofing Inc., Van Buren, Ark.
Jocelyn Roof Consultants, Hamilton, Ontario
Joe Rasulo LLC, Largo, Fla.
Joseph David Construction, Linden, N.J.
KHI-Construction LLC, Spring, Texas
Les Norris Roofing LLC, Chapel Hill, Tenn.
Lilac City Roofing, Spokane, Wash.
Marrick Industries LLC, d/b/a Elite Construction, Denver
ML Roofing LLC, Katy, Texas
Mr G Guarantee Roofing Corp., Terre Haute, Ind.
Multifamily Roofing Services Inc., Raleigh, N.C.
Nazca Management Inc., San Francisco
New Roofing Contractors Inc., Mulberry, Fla.
Next Phase Roofing & Construction, Moore, Okla.
Parsons Roofing, Atlanta
PEGroup, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Primestar Property Solutions, Littleton, Colo.
Pro Roofing Solutions, Morrisville, Pa.
Quality Carpentry & Roofing Inc., Romeoville, Ill.
R3NG LLC, Sheridan, Colo.
Ramirez Roofing LLC, Estherville, Iowa
Restco Roofing Inc., Oakwood Hills, Ill.
Roof Rite LLC, Lincoln, Neb.
Roofing 101, San Marcos, Texas
Rosemeyer Roofing LLC, West Harrison, Ind.
Scarborough Construction Inc., Grand Island, Neb.
Schantz Home Improvement Co., Chamblee, Ga.
Shelter Construction, Ocean View, Del.
Smith Holt Architecture & Project Management, Austin, Texas
Solid Roofing, Mooresville, N.C.
Specialty Roofers Inc., Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Springer Roofing, Miami
Storm Restoration Pros, West Chicago, Ill.
Sunrun Installation, Somerset, N.J.
Sunshine Contracting Corp., Woodbridge, Va.
Superior Services RSH Inc., Lansing, Mich.
Technion Construction, Monroeville, Pa.
The Sherwin-Williams Company, South Lyon, Mich.
Thermoply Roofing Group S.A. de C.V., Matamoros, Mexico
Total Roofing Solutions WA Pty. Ltd., Osborne Park, Western Australia
TSpark Enterprises, Tallahassee, Fla.
Veracity Metals LLC, Blair, Neb.
Waters Custom Exteriors, Muncie, Ind.
Werner & Sons Roofing and Exteriors LLC, Grand Haven, Mich.
Xpera Group, San Diego
Zavodney Consulting Inc., Xenia, Ohio