ATAS International announces award winners

City Modern–The Hybrid, Detroit
Minneapolis Bus Garage

ATAS International, Allentown, Pa., has announced the winners of its 2022 Project of the Year competition, which recognizes incorporation of ATAS International products in building designs. An independent panel of judges reviews submitted projects and selects winners in seven categories: commercial roofs, commercial walls, residential roofs, residential walls, accents, sustainable and interiors.

Pro-Shield LLC, Novi, Mich., and NRCA member ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., won first place in the commercial roofs category for City Modern–The Hybrid in Detroit; MV Construction Group, Miami, won first place in the commercial walls category for 4400 Syracuse in Denver; D & A Home Improvement, Somers Point, N.J., and ABC Supply won first place in the residential roofs category for a private residence in Longport, N.J.; and Go2Builders, Lexington, Ky., won first place in the residential walls category for a private residence in Williamsburg, N.Y.

Repp + McLain Design and Construction, Tucson, Ariz., and ABC Supply won first place in the accents category for the Holualoa Renovation in Tucson; NRCA member Atomic Architectural Sheet Metal Inc., Vadnais Heights, Minn., won first place in the sustainable category for the Minneapolis Bus Garage; and OP Builders, Monroe, Conn., and ABC Supply won first place in the interiors category for a studio office in Brewster, N.Y.

A booklet of all winners and nominated projects is available at

Carlisle Construction Materials opens new location

Carlisle Construction Materials LLC, Carlisle, Pa., has opened a location in Sikeston, Mo. The facility was designed to maximize energy efficiency and reduce carbon as part of Carlisle Construction Materials’ commitment to sustainability.

The branch is Carlisle Construction Materials’ second location in Missouri; the company has more than 40 locations in the U.S.

Owens Corning offers contract audits

Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio, has partnered with Adams and Reese LLP, New Orleans, to offer contract audits to Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network members. The free audits, performed by Trent Cotney, partner and construction team leader at Adams and Reese and NRCA’s general counsel, evaluate current contracts to identify areas of improvement to help mitigate unknown risk and comply with local, state and federal laws.

Other legal services available to roofing contractors include contract review and drafting, advisory services for managing employee issues, Occupational Safety and Health Administration defense, collections, licensing and building code analysis.

Additional information is available at


Antis Roofing & Waterproofing donates cash award

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., has donated a $2,500 David Chow Humanitarian Award cash prize to the Back-to-School Backpack Drive hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast, Irvine.

About 250 children attended the event Aug. 3 to receive backpacks filled with school supply necessities, including new books.

“Our campaign provides about a thousand new backpacks and supplies to kids who need them most, and this contribution helps make it happen,” says David Blair, director of philanthropy and corporate partnerships of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast. “We are grateful for Charles Antis’ constant dedication to our cause.”

Brothers Services announces new partnership

Brothers Services Co., Baltimore, has partnered with Omnia Exterior Solutions,™ Columbus, Ohio, a portfolio company of CCMP Growth Advisors LP, New York, and a national provider of residential roofing solutions and exterior remodeling services. Through the partnership, Brothers Services will be provided with administrative support, digital tools and resources to help grow its business and keep up with changing technology.

“We are thrilled Brothers Services is partnering with Omnia Exterior Solutions, which will greatly benefit our customers and employees moving into the future,” says John Martindale, CEO of Brothers Services. “This partnership positively positions our 37-year-old company for its next phase.”

NRCA board member passes away


NRCA board member John Embow, president of Grove Roofing Services, Buffalo, N.Y., passed away Aug. 20. He was 51.

After graduating from Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., in 1994, Embow initially worked in the technology industry in the Bay Area. He then returned to Buffalo to join his family’s business, Grove Roofing Services, and ultimately succeeded his father as president of the company.

Embow served multiple terms on NRCA’s Executive Committee and NRCA’s board of directors, as well as many NRCA committees, including the Global Advisory Committee, Health and Safety Committee, Insurance Board of Governors, NRCA University Operations Committee, and PROCertification® Oversight Committee. He also served as the chair of NRCA’s International Relations Committee for more than a decade.

Additionally, Embow was involved with the Roofing Alliance, serving on committees such as the Roofing Alliance Finance Committee, Roofing Alliance Heat Stress Conditions and Awareness for Roofing Workers Task Force, and Mississippi State Virtual Reality Task Force. He also was involved with the National Roofing Legal Resource Center and served as president from 2018-19.

Embow had an enormous heart and was focused on giving back to his community as a supporter of the Erie County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in West Seneca, N.Y.

Embow is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peggy” McCarthy; daughter, Evelyn “Evie,” and son, Elliot; sister, Alison (Chris Liang) Embow; brother, Jeff (Abby) Embow; father, Robert Embow; mother, Andrea Embow; and many nieces and nephews.

In remembrance of Embow, his family requests tax-deductible charitable donations be made to the Himalayan Children’s Fund at, Erie County SPCA at or the National Alliance on Mental Illness at Condolences may be shared online at


ABC Supply expands presence in Canada

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has expanded its presence in Canada with the acquisition of Cedar Grove Roofing Supply, Vancouver, British Columbia. Cedar Grove Roofing Supply is a supplier of residential and commercial roofing, metal roofing and related accessories. The acquisition adds seven ABC Supply-affiliated locations in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

In addition, ABC Supply has opened new branches in Kokomo, Ind., and Reno, Nev. The branches are ABC Supply’s 16th location in Indiana and fifth location in Nevada; the company operates more than 900 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Triangle Fastener acquires segment of Connective Systems & Supply

Triangle Fastener Corp., Pittsburgh, has acquired the segment of Connective Systems & Supply Inc., Denver, focused on fasteners for mechanical contractors, metal building and roofing. Connective Systems & Supply has supplied fasteners and other products to construction industry professionals in the Denver area since 1985.

The addition of Connective Systems & Supply assets aligns with Triangle Fastener’s goal to grow business in the western U.S. The company now has 27 locations in the U.S.


ARMA accepting award submissions

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association is accepting submissions for its 2024 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Award. Roofing contractors are encouraged to submit outstanding low- and steep-slope asphalt roofing projects from the past three years for consideration by Dec. 1.

Projects will be judged in four categories: asphalt, beauty, challenges and distinction. Submissions require detailed project write-ups and high-quality images. Contractors may submit multiple entries as long as each project meets the program criteria.

Winners will be recognized during the 2024 International Roofing Expo® Feb. 6-8 in Las Vegas. Winners will receive a monetary prize, as well as recognition in national trade media, local media, and on ARMA’s website and social media.

Submission forms and program guidelines are available at

Roofing Alliance establishes matching scholarship program

The Roofing Alliance has established a Matching Scholarship Donation Program to benefit its Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to deserving students. The campaign goal is to raise $400,000 toward an overall goal of a $2 million endowment that will benefit the next generation of roofing industry professionals.

The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program offers three scholarship opportunities: an accredited post-secondary institution scholarship, career technical education scholarship and diversity scholarship. All categories are open to employees of roofing industry companies, their spouses and their dependent children, as well as construction management students enrolled in undergraduate level or students enrolled in CTE programs or schools (regardless of industry affiliation). To donate, visit

In addition, the Roofing Alliance has announced Informa Exhibitions, Dallas, has enhanced its partnership to include annual contributions and now is a Governor Level member. Division 7 Roofing, Galena, Ohio, also joined the Roofing Alliance at the Governor Level. The Roofing Alliance now has 193 members.

SPRI adds EPDs to website

SPRI has added an Environmental Product Declaration section to its website,, and published updated EPDs for TPO and EPDM membranes from SPRI members Carlisle Construction Materials, Carlisle, Pa.; Holcim Building Envelope, Nashville, Tenn.; IKO Industries, Brampton, Ontario; and Johns Manville Roofing Systems, Denver.

For the new EPDs, production data for 45-, 60- and 80-mil TPO was provided by seven manufacturing sites in the U.S. Production data for reinforced 45-, 60- and 75-mil EPDM was provided by three manufacturing locations, and data for nonreinforced 45-, 60- and 90-mil EPDM was provided by four manufacturing locations.

MRA announces new leadership

The Metal Roofing Alliance has announced its leadership.

Todd Miller, president of Isaiah Industries Inc., Piqua, Ohio, will serve as president; Ken Gieseke, senior vice president of McElroy Metal, Bossier City, La., will serve as vice president; Phillippe LaPlante, vice president of sales at Ideal Roofing, Ottawa, Ontario, will serve as secretary; Brian Partyka, president of Drexel Metals, Louisville, Ky., will serve as treasurer; and Mark MacDonald, sales and marketing manager at Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland, will serve as at-large member.

ASTM International president retires


ASTM International has announced Katharine Morgan’s intention to retire after almost 40 years with the organization. Morgan has served as president since 2017.

Morgan joined ASTM International in 1984 as a staff manager and assumed roles of increasing responsibility in standards development during her nearly 40-year career.

“It has been my privilege to serve as president of this impactful organization for the last six and a half years,” Morgan says. “I can say with confidence that for ASTM International, the future is full of promise and opportunity. I look forward to working through this time of transition and welcoming a new president to lead us forward.”

The executive committee of ASTM International’s board of directors has initiated the process to identify the company’s next president.


ABC Supply Co. Inc. has promoted 83 branch managers to managing partners. A list of the new managing partners is available at

Gulfeagle Supply has named Brad Powers vice president of sales and operations for the Southeast, Kurt Schwahn executive vice president of sales and operations, Bill Wilson vice president of sales and operations for the West and Ben Zwolski regional manager for north and central Florida.

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has named Mark Okland strategic account manager.


Georgia-Pacific Building Products has made available virtual job-site visit technology that enables employees to view job sites in real time from a customer’s mobile device. Using a connection made via a link sent to the customer’s device, an employee can annotate and take screenshots to expedite the Georgia-Pacific Building Products team’s ability to answer installation questions or resolve job-site issues. The technology now is in use across all Georgia-Pacific Building Products technical services.

Gulfeagle Supply has made available a new mobile app designed to help contractors place orders faster and more efficiently. Available in the Apple App Store, the Gulfeagle app allows users to stay organized, create orders, locate company branches and manage invoices.



Alison C. Dawson Architect LLC, Charleston, S.C.

Jason Todd, Belfast, Maine

J.E. Rosenkrantz Structural Engineers, Margate City, N.J.

MTech Roofing Solutions LLC, Wheaton, Ill.

RDH Building Science Inc., Burnaby, British Columbia

Tricera, Tulsa, Okla.

Ziegler Cooper Architects, Houston


1 B.F.I. Roofing & Exteriors LLC, Hermitage, Tenn.

5 Star Exterior, Malvern, Pa.

Action Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Grand Haven, Mich.

Affordable Roofing by John Cadwell Inc., Kissimmee, Fla.

Alta Vista Roofing, Park City, Utah

Americanstruction Inc., Mokena, Ill.

AP Contracting LLC, Mascotte, Fla.

Bridgewood Roofing & General Contractors, Dallas

Connected Energy, Houston

Cypress Roofing, Gonzales, La.

Danner Construction and Roofing, Lee’s Summit, Mo.

DrySeal, Houston

Eads Roofing, Indianapolis

Egis Roofing & Construction LLC, St. Charles, Mo.

Guycan Ltd., Uxbridge, Ontario

Hammer Roofing & Restoration Inc., Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Harford Roofing Services, Havre de Grace, Md.

HRI Roofing & Postframe, Ponca City, Okla.

Lone-Star Roof Systems, College Station, Texas

New South Roofing, Bainbridge, Ga.

Occidental Roofing LLC, Tempe, Ariz.

Pro Roofing KC, Liberty, Mo.

Quality Roofing, Paris, Texas

Retro Roofers LLC, Kennesaw, Ga.

State 48 Roofing LLC, Gilbert, Ariz.

Status Roofing LLC, Frisco, Texas

Titan Roofing, Las Vegas

Transcend Roofing Systems LLC, Cumming, Ga.

Trax Management Services Inc., Powell, Ohio

W&B Restoration LLC, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wilsey Roofing & Home Improvements Inc., Fredericksburg, Va.


Florida Roofing Installer Institute Inc., Port St. Lucie, Fla.


DTL Global LLC, Saint Paul, Minn.

PT Manunggal Multidaya, Jakarta, Indonesia.


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