Wyoming Roofing receives award
|Kelly Hahn, director of human resources, and Ryan Gregory, president of Wyoming Roofing|
Wyoming Roofing LLC, Sheridan, has been named Small Employer of the Year by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. The award recognizes small businesses for their hiring and safety practices.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services helps ensure all Wyoming businesses are safe places to work. Wyoming Roofing was nominated for the award because the company provides excellent service, employs quality workers and fosters community programs. The company hires most of its candidates from Wyoming Workforce Services and prefers to hire veterans. Wyoming Roofing also provides safety training, personal development and other education that support its values.
Rutter Roofing donates roof system
|David Gardner (center) received a roof system from Rutter Roofing.|
Rutter Roofing, Malvern, Pa., has installed a new roof system on the home of a veteran selected as the winner of the company’s Memorial Day Giveaway. Harleysville, Pa., resident and retired Army Sgt. David Gardner received a new roof system Sept. 11. A Vietnam War veteran, Gardner was unknowingly entered into the giveaway by his son, Dave.
“I was totally shocked,” Gardner says. “When Rutter Roofing called and told me I had won a new roof, I actually dropped my phone and broke it. When I picked up my new phone and returned the call, all I could say was, ‘You’re kidding?’”
Jackie Blinebury, director of business development at Rutter Roofing, says the company created the giveaway as part of its Community/Service/Leadership pledge, which focuses on charitable giving efforts each fiscal quarter. According to Blinebury, Gardner was the perfect candidate to receive a new roof system because his roof was more than two decades old.
“A roof is perhaps the most crucial component of keeping your home and belongings safe, but it’s also a major investment that many people put off due to the cost,” Blinebury says. “This was a great opportunity for us to help someone who fought to protect our nation, and it makes all of us here feel proud to say we work for Rutter Roofing.”
CRA establishes Rob McReynolds fund
The Colorado Roofing Association has created the Rob McReynolds Raise the Roof Fund in honor of 2013 Lifetime Achievement honoree Rob McReynolds, who passed away Sept. 17 following a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Donations to the Rob McReynolds Raise the Roof charity fund annually will pay for a new roof system in whole or in part for a deserving homeowner or nonprofit organization. CRA established the fund to honor McReynold’s memory and the lasting impression he made on the association and the roofing industry.
Donations to the Rob McReynolds Raise the Roof Fund can be made at www.coloradoroofing.org/sponsorandmarketing/donation. To read McReynolds’ obituary written by former NRCA CEO Bill Good, click here.
Roofing Alliance welcomes new member
The Roofing Alliance welcomes Horch Roofing Inc., Warren, Maine, which 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. The Roofing Alliance now has 169 members representing leaders from the contracting, manufacturing, distributing and service provider communities.
ARMA calls for award entries
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association is accepting submissions for its 2020 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program. Roofing contractors are encouraged to submit their best steep- and low-slope asphalt roofing projects from the past three years for consideration by Dec. 1.
“Our program keeps growing as roofing contractors continue executing some amazing and innovative projects they are proud to submit for recognition,” says Reed Hitchcock, ARMA’s executive vice president. “Moving the application deadline up to Dec. 1 gives our judges more time to consider what we anticipate will be an increased number of submissions over previous years.”
In addition to the revised deadline, projects will now be judged in four categories: reasons for selecting asphalt, performance, beauty and distinction. Projects will receive scores on a scale of 1 (poor) through 10 (extraordinary).
ARMA will present the awards on the tradeshow floor during the 2020 International Roofing Expo,® Feb. 4-6 in Dallas. Winners will receive a monetary prize, as well as recognition in national trade media, local media, and on ARMA’s website and social media. There is no limit to the number of entries a company may submit as long as each project meets the program criteria.
Submission forms and a list of previous winning projects are available at www.asphaltroofing.org/excellence.
RT3 announces Innovator of the Year
Roofing Technology Think Tank, a group of roofing professionals focused on technology solutions for the industry, presented the Innovator of the Year Award to Curtis Sutton, president of Rackley Roofing, Carthage, Tenn., Sept. 16. The award was presented during the 2019 Best of Success Conference in Miami.
Under Sutton’s leadership, Rackley Roofing has introduced industry-leading technologies such as Rackley RoofCheck and Rackley RoofView and has implemented use of virtual reality safety headsets that allow everyone to learn best safety practices and experience being on a roof. The company also is beginning to use in-ear translators that can translate speech into any language and dialect.
"It’s an honor because innovation is one of our six core values,” Sutton says. “Innovation is driven in our company. Innovation to us also means being open to change. We lead everything with technology in the decisions we make in our company.”
TAMKO® Building Products celebrates 75th anniversary
TAMKO Building Products LLC, Joplin, Mo., is celebrating 75 years in business this year. The company proudly reflected on its history and held events in September, including an employee picnic at its downtown operations facility in Joplin.
On Sept. 5, 1944, TAMKO Building Products was created when founders E.L. and Mary Ethel Craig named their new roofing company TAMKO as an acronym of the first letters of the states they believed would be their sales territory: Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. TAMKO Building Products grew from one location in an old barn in southwest Missouri to a national roofing manufacturer with more than 20 U.S. facilities and a variety of building products.
“We will continue to adapt the world to ourselves—as change is inevitable—but how we adapt, how we evolve, who we hire to join our team, all of these will determine our future,” says David Humphreys, president and CEO of TAMKO Building Products. “Things will change, we will make strategic choices, and, as we celebrate 75 years, we will be focused on positioning TAMKO Building Products for even faster growth and greater success.”
NRCA members donate roof system
|Antis Roofing & Waterproofing and IB Roof Systems helped provide a new roof system for Thomas House Family Shelter.|
Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., and IB Roof Systems, Irving, Texas, partnered to provide a new roof system for Thomas House Family Shelter’s new property in Garden Grove, Calif. IB Roof Systems donated all the materials, and Antis Roofing & Waterproofing donated the labor.
Thomas House Family Shelter has served the community for more than 30 years by providing a safe environment and resources for homeless families with children. The new property will increase Thomas House Family Shelter’s capacity from 16 to 24 apartment units to house families in need.
“IB Roof Systems is honored to have supported the incredible work being done at Thomas House Family Shelter,” says Jason Stanley, CEO of IB Roof Systems. “Through the involvement of Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, IB Roof Systems’ Contractor of the Year, we were able to provide top-tier roofing materials for safe and secure homes for the families being served by Thomas House Family Shelter.”
“We are overjoyed to be part of this story at Thomas House, keeping these eight families safe and dry when they need it most,” says Charles Antis, founder and CEO of Antis Roofing & Waterproofing. “I love our industry! Thank you to IB Roof Systems for your generosity in donating everything!”
Up the ladder
Building Envelope Consultants Ltd. has named Andy Barriento director of business development.
G.A.P. Roofing Inc. has named Todd Homa vice president of sales.
SRS Distribution acquires Travis Roofing Supply
SRS Distribution Inc., McKinney, Texas, has acquired Travis Roofing Supply, Austin, Texas, an independently owned distributor of residential and commercial roofing products and accessories.
Founded in Austin in 2015, Travis Roofing Supply has 21 branches in the U.S. and serves professional contractors, local homebuilders, home improvement contractors and remodelers.
ABC Supply opens Ohio branch
ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has opened a branch in Sharonville, Ohio.
The branch is ABC Supply’s 20th location in Ohio and will offer steep- and low-slope roofing materials, accessories and other exterior building products to local contractors.
Convoy Supply opens Washington facility
Convoy Supply Ltd., Surrey, B.C., opened a new facility in Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 24.
The 14,000-square-foot building is a full-service distribution center stocking roofing, waterproofing, insulation and wall cladding products. Convoy Supply now has 44 locations in Canada and the U.S.
NRCA new members
Assurance Roofing, Austin, Texas
Barrier Roofs, Lexington, Ky.
Bay To Bay Building Concepts, Hastings, Mich.
Chando Construction, Fridley, Minn.
Drake Law LLC, Loveland, Colo.
Eigelberger Architecture Aspen | Berkeley, Basalt, Colo.
Elite Roofing Supply, Glendale, Ariz.
GreenForm NWA, Bella Vista, Ark.
Island Contracting Inc., Beltsville, Md.
LTD Exteriors Inc., Sanford, N.C.
McCoy Roofing Siding & Contracting, Omaha, Neb.
Myers Consulting, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Native Contracting Inc., Bronx, N.Y.
O’Donnell Architects PC, Rahway, N.J.
Platinum Home Improvements, Freeport, Ill.
Poseidon Group Inc., McDonough, Ga.
The One Man Team LLC, Youngsville, La.
USA Building Maintenance Inc., Elizabeth, N.J.
Validated Construction, Oklahoma City
Van Martin Roofing, Dayton, Ohio
Wall Bros Roofing and Construction Co., St. Cloud, Fla.
We Fix Hail Damage LLC, Billings, Mont.
Window World of Boston, Woburn, Mass.
Window World of Paducah, Paducah, Ky.
Zajac Home Improvement Inc., Lindenhurst, N.Y.