Elevate™ announces Master Contractor program recipients

Nashville, Tenn.-based Holcim Building Envelope’s Elevate brand has announced the 2024 recipients of its Master Contractor program, which honors contractors for excellence in commercial roofing.

All Elevate Red Shield™ licensed contractors are eligible for the program. For 2024, Elevate awarded Master Contractor status to 250 of the top roofing contractors who accumulated the most Master Contractor quality points during the program year. Contractors earned quality points for installing Elevate RubberGard™ EPDM, UltraPly™ TPO, PVC, PVC KEE, asphalt and metal roof systems.

The complete list of Elevate’s 2024 Master Contractor recipients is available at

GAF to build manufacturing facility

GAF, Parsippany, N.J., has announced plans to build a shingle plant in Newton, Kan. The new plant will allow the company to add residential roofing manufacturing capacity to its network close-to-end markets and enhance customer service.

Additionally, the new facility will create more than 130 manufacturing jobs in management, engineering and operations. Production is anticipated to begin in 2027 and the company expects to reach full production capacity by mid-2029.

The facility will produce roofing products such as GAF Timberline® HDZ and GAF Timberline ArmorShield II shingles.

ATAS International honors sales team

ATAS International, Allentown, Pa., has announced Kyle Ferenc, CSI, product representative for northern Illinois and Wisconsin, and Cathy Parrino, inside technical salesperson, received ATAS International’s Malan S. Parker Award. The award annually recognizes the company’s top sales team.

Both Ferenc and Parrino have worked for ATAS International for four years. They were recognized for their teamwork in overall sales growth and observance of corporate goals and objectives.

“Ferenc and Parrino did a tremendous job increasing company sales and furthering our expansion in [Illinois and Wisconsin],” says Mark Bus, ATAS International’s national sales manager.

“Ferenc’s willingness to provide support and his overall enthusiasm is why he is ATAS International’s Salesperson of the Year,” adds Patrick Starr, ATAS International’s district sales manager. “Teaming him up with Parrino makes for an unbeatable team.”


Beacon acquires Smalley & Company

Beacon, Herndon, Va., has announced it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Smalley & Company, Denver, a specialty waterproofing distributor.

“[The Smalley & Company] team’s technical knowledge is at the top of the industry,” says Martin Harrell, Beacon’s division president of waterproofing. “We look forward to closing this acquisition so we can welcome Smalley & Company employees to Beacon and begin serving customers with our expanded products and services.”

Additionally, Beacon has opened three new locations in Fort Myers, Fla.; Milton, Fla.; and Saginaw, Mich., to better serve residential and commercial roofing contractors.

Elite Roofing Supply vice president is honored

Elite Roofing Supply, Glendale, Ariz., has announced Kelly Woods, the company’s regional vice president, received the 2024 Colorado Roofing Association Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to an individual whose contributions have impacted the roofing industry in Colorado and elsewhere.

Woods began his career in the roofing industry in the 1980s. He is also actively involved in community organizations such as the Denver Botanic Gardens, Habitat for Humanity, Rebuild Together and Take Note Colorado.

“Woods is not just a sales leader; he is a mentor, friend and driving force behind Elite Roofing Supply’s success,” says Sarah Weiss, Elite Roofing Supply’s CEO and president. “We are truly grateful to have him on our team.”

ABC Supply receives workplace award

ABC Supply Co., Beloit, Wis., has received a Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award for the 18th consecutive year. The award honors organizations that have achieved worldwide excellence in terms of employee engagement. ABC Supply is one of two companies to have received this award annually.

Additionally, ABC Supply has acquired the assets of United Roofing Supply, Katy, Texas, and All Canadian Building Products, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The acquisitions mark the company’s 51st location in Texas and eighth in British Columbia.


ASTM International welcomes new president


ASTM International has announced Andrew Kireta Jr. began serving as president of the organization May 1. Katharine Morgan, who had served as ASTM president since 2017, has retired after a 40-year career with the company.

Kireta has been an ASTM International member since 1998 and joined the board of directors in 2014. He served as chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee in 2017, vice chairman in 2018 and 2019, and chairman of the board in 2020.

Kireta also serves as president and CEO of the Copper Development Association and has previously served as vice chairman and chairman of the board of SEI International, an ASTM International affiliate.

SPFA appoints new executive director


The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance has announced Frank Mortl III, CAE, has joined the organization as executive director.

Mortl most recently served as executive director for the International Association for Energy Economics and previously held positions as executive director of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists and president of the American Fire Sprinkler Association.


APOC has launched its redesigned website, which offers simplified access to tools and resources, including product information and documentation, education and training materials, and access to APOC’s Contractor ProProgram.

The redesigned website can be accessed at


Mule-Hide Products Co. has made Mark Wessinger territory manager for Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

WR Meadows Inc. has promoted Todd Duewel to director of regional sales.




FRSA’s 102nd Annual Convention and the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo

Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association

Kissimmee, Fla.

Contact: FRSA
(407) 671-3772


Virtual CERTA Train-the-trainer



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


SkillsUSA® National Leadership & Skills Conference



Contact: SkillsUSA Customer Care
(844) 875-4557 or


2024 Carolinas Roofing Expo & Annual Meeting

Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Contact: CRSMCA
(704) 556-1228



NRCA’s Midyear Committee Meetings



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



CERTA Train-the-trainer


Elgin, Ill.

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



Virtual CERTA Train-the-trainer



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


Western Roofing Expo

Western States Roofing Contractors Association

Las Vegas

Contact: WSRCA
(800) 725-0333 or



Virtual CERTA Train-the-trainer



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


2024 MRCA Conference & Expo

Midwest Roofing Contractors Association

St. Paul, Minn.

Contact: MRCA
(800) 497-6722 or



Carleton Hart Architecture P.C., Portland, Ore.

DBI Consultants, Farmington Hills, Mich.

GM Consulting LLC, Vero Beach, Fla.

J.S. Held, Orlando, Fla.

Kezlo Group LLC, Brookhaven, Pa.

Rogers Forensic Consulting Services PLLC, Fort Worth, Texas

Scout Forensics LLC, Abita Springs, La.

TCS Construction and Consulting, Palatine, Ill.


ACE Investments & Construction LLC, Austin, Texas

Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding Inc.,
South Hadley, Mass.

American Home Specialists, Hyattsville, Md.

Cook DFW Roofing & Restoration, Van Alstyne, Texas

DG Roofing Inc., St. Johnsbury, Vt.

Diamond Ridge Construction, North Liberty, Iowa

Duke’s Roofing, Absecon, N.J.

FS Exterior Contractors LLC, New Albany, Ind.

G3 Development, Rowlett, Texas

Gardiner Appraisal and Consulting Services LLC, Hammond, La.

Genesee Valley Roofing LLC, Fillmore, N.Y.

Glassford Project Management, Longmont, Colo.

Green Coast Homes Inc., Fort Myers, Fla.

Havel Roofing Solutions LLC, Frisco, Texas

Hermetic Roofing, New Bern, N.C.

High Valley Roofing, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Irwin Roofing LLC, Fort Worth, Texas

J.C. Kaller Inc., Dresher, Pa.

Lessman Roofing and Sheet Metal LLC, Conroe, Texas

Liberty Roofing, Siding and Construction, Dallas

McDonald Roof and Restoration, Estero, Fla.

Modern Exterior Systems, Minnetonka, Minn.

Noah’s Ark Roofing & Sheet Metal LLC, Cottonwood, Ariz.

North Georgia Roofing and Property Renovations LLC, Dawsonville, Ga.

Northeast Home & Energy Inc., North Grafton, Mass.

Philadelphia Roof Management, Philadelphia

Porcello Engineering Inc., Bedminster, N.J.

Preferred Roofing Inc., Bethany, Okla.

Ricochet Roofing, Moore, Okla.

S CM LLC d.b.a., Edmond, Okla.

Saint Paul’s Roofing, Land O’ Lakes, Fla.

Six Star Construction, Graham, Texas

Southern National, Charlotte, N.C.

Sustainable Building Solutions, Washington, D.C.

TECHO Corp., Chicago

Texas Choice Roofing, Austin, Texas

Total Roofing Solutions LLC, Charlotte, N.C.

Total Roofing Systems, The Metal Roof Experts,
Stuart, Fla.

Vault Roofing & Construction, Troy, Mo.

VersaCon LLC, Mulvane, Kan.

Vista Roofing Systems, Waleska, Ga.

Western States Contractors, Castle Rock, Colo.

Woodall Companies Roofing & Exteriors, Murray, Ky.


American WeatherStar, Irvington, Ala.


Absolute Roofing & Waterproofing, Lewisville, Texas


iRemediate LLC, Metairie, La.

Sunbelt Business Brokers of South Florida, North Palm Beach, Fla.

Terial, New York

Tri Coast Construction LLC, Kelso, Wash.


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