Longtime roofing professional passes away
Guido Remo Capolino, owner and operator of Beacon Roofing and Restoration Corp., Beacon, N.Y., passed away May 26. He was 90.
Capolino graduated from Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1946 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before entering the roofing industry. He owned and operated Beacon Roofing and Restoration for more than 45 years and was a frequent Roofing Industry Education Institute instructor. Later in his life, Capolino continued to work full time sharing his knowledge and experience as a consultant and manufacturer’s representative.
Capolino is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Nora; children and their spouses, Guido and Caroline, Josette and Timothy, Remo and Tara, Steven and Michele, and Susan and Richard; sister, Corinne; brother-in-law, Phillip; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gaetana and Sisto, and his brothers, Eugene, Ilando and Robert. Donations in Capolino’s memory may be made to the National Geographic Society at www.nationalgeographic.org/give.
Advanced Roofing expands operations
Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and its sister company, Advanced Green Technologies, a Fort Lauderdale-based solar energy contractor, have expanded operations in Florida.
Advanced Roofing recently acquired a 32,000-square-foot industrial building in Tampa, Fla., to house its growing roofing, solar and electrical teams. The company established a presence in Tampa in 2015 by purchasing roofing contracting company Roth Bros. of Florida. Since then, Advanced Roofing and Advanced Green Technologies have added more than 40 jobs, bringing the Tampa staff to more than 70 employees.
“We’re investing in Tampa Bay’s economy and community for the long term,” says Rob Kornahrens, CEO of Advanced Roofing. “Making this commitment gives clients confidence we’ll be here for them and streamlines operations for our pipeline of major projects. With the height of hurricane season just ahead, we have a large capacity and experience to help Tampa Bay commercial properties prepare for and recover from storms the season may bring.”
Wagner Roofing raises mental health awareness
|Wagner Roofing held a “Fit Body, Fit Mind” challenge to raise awareness about mental health.|
Wagner Roofing Co., Hyattsville, Md., held a “Fit Body, Fit Mind” challenge in conjunction with the Virtual Race Across America to help raise awareness about mental health in June.
Earlier this year, Wagner Roofing partnered with acclaimed professional cycling journalist Rupert Guinness in his effort to raise awareness for mental health through Race Across America—an annual cycling event across the U.S. that ends in Maryland, about 25 miles from Wagner Roofing’s office. After the race was canceled because of COVID-19, Guinness and his team resurrected the event virtually, allowing cyclists to participate from their homes. The new event was called Virtual Race Across America.
Dean Jagusch, president of Wagner Roofing, is passionate about the positive effects exercise has on mental health and saw an opportunity to raise awareness. Pulling from the original event, where cyclists have 12 days to complete the race, Wagner Roofing created a general fitness challenge. Participants were challenged to exercise for one hour per day from June 16-28 to help raise awareness for mental health. Wagner Roofing tracked all exercise activities and participants through a free fitness app called Strava.
Additional information about Wagner Roofing’s “Fit Body, Fit Mind” challenge is available at wagnerroofing.com/vraam/index.html.
OMG® Roofing Products rebrands coping products
OMG Roofing Products Inc., Agawam, Mass., has rebranded its OMG EdgeSystems line of PermaSnap Coping systems to include former QuickSnap Coping products.
The renamed and expanded line includes four products used in commercial applications: PermaSnap—formerly QuickSnap—for walls 6 to 24 inches wide; PermaSnap Plus—formerly QuickSnap Plus—for walls 6 to 32 inches wide; PermaSnap Premier—formerly PermaSnap—for walls 4 to 24 inches wide; and PermaSnap Premier Plus—formerly PermaSnap Plus—for walls 4 to 32 inches wide.
The PermaSnap line of products are supplied in 10-foot lengths and available with face heights in sizes ranging from 3 1/4 inches to 12 inches to accommodate most applications. Snap-on covers are available in more than 100 colors and finishes in 22- and 24-gauge galvanized steel; .040-, .050-, .063- or .080-inch-thick aluminum; and 22- and 24-gauge stainless steel.
Petersen Aluminum expands representatives network
Petersen Aluminum Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has expanded its network of manufacturer representatives in New York and Canada.
Manufacturer representatives from CAS, Cannan Alexander & Scott, Pittsford, N.Y., will support architects, consultants and contractors involved in the specification and installation of exterior metal cladding products in western New York. Manufacturer representatives from Enercorp, Toronto, will support architects, consultants and contractors involved in the specification and installation of exterior metal cladding products throughout Canada. Petersen Aluminum’s PAC-CLAD architectural metal cladding products are used in a variety of projects, including educational, industrial, government and residential buildings.
RT3 elects new board members
Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), York, Pa., has elected Brad Beldon, CEO of Beldon Roofing, San Antonio, and Wendy Marvin, CEO of Matrix Home Solutions, Vancouver, Wash., to fill two openings on the board of directors.
“We are ... excited to welcome Brad and Wendy to the board,” says Karen Edwards, director of communications and engagement for RT3. “They are both believers in the power of technology for the roofing industry and will be instrumental in helping RT3 continue to be the voice of technology in the industry.”
MCA announces METALCON 2020
The Metal Construction Association has announced METALCON 2020 will be held Oct. 21-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. METALCON is the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions.
A variety of programming and educational sessions will take place before and during METALCON’s 30th anniversary “Build Back Better” conference and tradeshow. The Architect’s Experience, a new educational class for architects and designers to learn about and see the beauty and durability of metal while earning AIA continuing education units, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20. CONNECT! The Women’s A/E/C Network is a new program during which leaders from women’s associations in the architecture, engineering and construction industries will help create change, drive diversity, ensure equality and influence the industry through learning, conversation and networking. All industry professionals are invited to attend the program.
METALCON planners are taking measures to protect the health and safety of all participants.
“We are happy to hear Las Vegas is reopening and getting back on track,” says Judy Geller, METALCON show director. “The health and well-being of our exhibitors, attendees and staff are our No. 1 priority. We are working closely with our vendors and venues as well as the state and local government to create a clean and healthy environment.”
METALCON also will continue its tradition of supporting the local community by partnering with other Las Vegas area trade associations to contribute to the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force.
Additional information about METALCON 2020 is available at www.metalcon.com.
Update: As of Aug. 7, METALCON has been postponed until 2021. For more information, click here.
NWiR and RoofersCoffeeShop® launch recruitment campaign
National Women in Roofing and RoofersCoffeeShop have partnered to launch a recruiting campaign for the roofing industry. The campaign allows companies to submit job postings for RoofersCoffeeShop to share.
The partnership is meant to attract new talent and offer companies an opportunity to increase visibility for their job postings.
“Despite the pain we have seen on social media regarding people losing their jobs, the roofing industry has been fortunate for a large part of the country to still be hiring people,” says Brenna Driver, NWiR board member and chairwoman of the Industry Recruitment Committee. “This is a fantastic opportunity to draw in talent from the hospitality and travel industries, who work with consumers every day. This talent could fit well with positions ranging from customer service to technicians to salespeople in roofing.”
Roofing companies can submit job opportunities at bit.ly/roofingcareers.
Up the ladder
Atlas® Roofing Corp. has named Stanley Bastek vice president of sales and marketing for its shingle and underlayment division.
Seaman Corp. has named Jeff Swartz CEO.
NRCA new members
5 Star Christian Roofing & Remodeling, Fort Worth, Texas
AJV Roofing, Hanover Township, Pa.
Allied Home Improvement LLC, Totowa, N.J.
Anderson Estimates, Austin, Texas
Art Unlimited, Angora, Minn.
BAM Exteriors, Hampshire, Ill.
Cano Roofing Inc., d.b.a. Signature Roofing, Eagle, Idaho
Cen-Tex Roof Systems, Waco, Texas
David Taylor Construction Inc., Moultrie, Ga.
Elite Roof Systems LLC, Kansas City, Kan.
FFF Roofing Specialist Inc., San Jose, Calif.
Gary Freeman Architect Inc., Awendaw, S.C.
H2o Proofing Services, Watsonville, Calif.
HD Roofing and Construction, Conway, Ark.
High Guard Construction, Roswell, Ga.
ICS GROUP LLC, Pompano Beach, Fla.
Knights Legacy Roofing, Grayson, Ga.
L & M Marine Contractors Inc., Urbanna, Va.
Midwest Roofing Commercial & Residential Inc., Broomfield, Colo.
Next Day GC LLC, Cincinnati
Precision Peaks, Champaign, Ill.
Richard Avelar + Associates, Oakley, Calif.
Slate & Copper Services LLC, Easton, Conn.
Summit Commercial Roofing, Livonia, Mich.
Superior Restorations & Construction, Annapolis, Md.
Techos Barboza Centroamericano, Cartago, Costa Rica
TEXOLA LLC, Fort Worth, Texas
Unique Roofing, Tucson, Ariz.
Western Single Ply, North Las Vegas, Nev.
Wolff Roofing LLC, Bradenton, Fla.