TAMKO Building Products contractors can access drone technology
TAMKO Building Products, Galena, Kan., has partnered with EagleView, Bellevue, Wash., to announce TAMKO Certified Contractors now have access to EagleView Assess,™ a drone service to help contractors visualize roof damage.
“At TAMKO Building Products, we’re focused on innovation and technology, and EagleView’s new drone program is a great fit with our efforts to push the roofing industry forward with the products and tools of the future,” says Alex Hines, vice president of sales and marketing at TAMKO Building Products.
EagleView Assess drones capture high-resolution images of structures and generate automated damage reports and measurements for repair estimates. The drones include automated obstacle detection that maps out flight paths so they can avoid trees, chimneys and other potential dangers. EagleView handles insurance requirements and drone repairs and replacements throughout the program, as well as assists with operator training. Learn more at construction.eagleview.com/tamko.
CertainTeed® recognized for environmental efforts
CertainTeed, Malvern, Pa., has achieved GreenCircle Certification for Recycled Content for several of its residential roofing products for the second year in a row.
Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council, GreenCircle Certification is an esteemed environmental verification that ensures certified organizations are implementing comprehensive and effective sustainability practices.
After a third-party audit, GreenCircle Certified LLC, Royersford, Pa., verified CertainTeed’s manufacturing facilities in Fremont, Calif.; Shakopee, Minn.; Jonesburg, Mo.; and Portland, Ore., are using pre- and post-consumer material as raw material in the manufacturing of new roofing products, limiting substantial amounts of waste during the product development process.
“CertainTeed continues to evolve and invest in environmental initiatives that support its overall mission of producing products designed to work together to reduce waste and provide long-lasting solutions,” says Amanda Boyer, product manager for CertainTeed Residential Roofing Products Group. “Utilizing recycled content to create and expand our industry-leading roofing portfolio allows us to create a more circular economy and commit to minimize our environmental footprint, all while building forever homes.”
Georgia-Pacific releases hail damage material
Georgia-Pacific Building Products, Atlanta, has announced the final installment in its “Four Dimensions of Durability in Roofing” video series will focus on hail and the importance of choosing a durable cover board; it is accompanied by a free downloadable eBook about the same topic.
The video completes the four-part series of cover board educational videos, with previous videos focusing on punctures, fire and wind, available on Georgia-Pacific’s YouTube channel.
The eBook, titled “Design for Extreme Weather: Why You Should Specify a Resilient Roof System,” focuses on the financial impact of storm damage by sharing information regarding tracked severe weather trends and the prices of recovery. The eBook is available at buildgp.com/densdeck/stormx_ebook.
Elevate™ celebrates continued growth
Nashville, Tenn.-based Holcim Building Envelope’s Elevate brand has established new locations since its acquisition in 2022.
Expanded production of metal roofing products is underway at the Jacksonville, Fla., and Corsicana, Texas, plants; asphalt production is expanding to the West Coast to meet growing market demand; and a new facility will be opening in Salt Lake City late this year to provide expanded ISOGARD™ and metal production. Additionally, in response to customer feedback, the brand has reactivated EcoWhite EPDM and RubberGard™ EPDM SA.
Guardian Roofing honored as top middle-market company
Guardian Roofing, Seattle, has been placed on the Middle Market Fast 50 List by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Washington State middle-market companies are ranked by Midmarket Fast 50. The middle-market-weighted score considers the percent change in revenue between 2020 and 2022 and the actual value difference in revenue during the same time period. The score is meant to mitigate the difference between revenue growth at smaller companies and larger companies within the middle market.
“To be recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal, the trusted leader in covering business news and updates for the region, is quite the honor and not to be taken lightly,” says Collin Hathaway, Guardian Roofing’s ownership investor.
Bone Dry Roofing donates roof system to first responder
The Nashville, Tenn., branch of Bone Dry Roofing, Indianapolis, has partnered with Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio, and Nashville Sounds, a Minor League Baseball team, to donate a roof system and all associated labor and materials to Laura Sanderson, a Davidson County Sheriff’s Office booking supervisor. The announcement was made at the Sept. 9 Nashville Sounds game; Sanderson received the most nominations through Bone Dry Roofing’s online nomination form. The roof system will be donated to thank Sanderson for her service to Davidson County.
“We are thrilled to give back to our community by providing our roofing services to a first responder who gives so much of her own selfless time and skills to the Nashville area,” says Wes Hayes, Bone Dry Roofing’s Nashville branch manager. “For more than 30 years, giving back to our local communities has been at the cornerstone of what we do at Bone Dry Roofing, and we’re proud to be able to provide safety, security and peace of mind to someone so deserving.”
Eskola Roofing & Waterproofing opens new locations
Eskola Roofing & Waterproofing, Morristown, Tenn., has opened four new branches in Charleston, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.; and North Georgia.
In addition, the company has acquired Best Environmental Systems Technology Inc., Raleigh, N.C., and Roof Control Services, Clermont, Fla. The acquisitions aim to enhance Eskola Roofing & Waterproofing’s service capabilities by delivering expertise to a broader clientele.
“We are excited about these partnerships,” says Jon Eskola, CEO of Eskola Roofing & Waterproofing. “By joining forces with Best Environmental Systems Technology and Roof Control Services, we are combining our strengths to deliver even higher service excellence to our clients.”
ABC Supply opens new locations
ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has opened new branches in Bloomington, Ill., and Bonita Springs, Fla.
The branches are ABC Supply’s 28th location in Illinois and 58th location in Florida; the company operates more than 600 locations in the U.S.
Interactive Resources celebrates 50th anniversary
Interactive Resources Inc., Richmond, Calif., celebrated its 50th anniversary in September. Founded in 1973, the company is one of the oldest architectural firms in the Bay Area, providing architectural services to a wide range of private and public sector clients.
“As we look toward the future, we remain committed to pushing the boundaries of sustainable design and fostering vibrant, resilient communities,” says Andrew Butt, AIA, managing principal and design director for Interactive Resources. “We’re incredibly grateful for our clients and colleagues, many of whom we’ve worked with for decades, and have been instrumental in our longevity and continued success.”
SMRCA announces scholarship winners
The Southeastern Michigan Roofing Contractors Association Inc. has awarded four scholarships to college-bound students. Commercial roofing contractors in Southeastern Michigan, through SMRCA and Roofers Union Local #149, annually award college scholarships to dependents of employees of member roofing contractors.
This year’s winners are Madison Hipshire, Riverview, Mich.; Haley Owens, Melvin, Mich.; Neve Owens, Melvin; and Itzel Galvan Ramirez, Detroit. The winners received $1,000 scholarships contributed by SMRCA, Roofers Union Local #149 and contract employers.
UP THE LADDER
ABC Supply Co. Inc. has named eight new vice presidents. A list of the vice presidents is available at abcsupply.com/media-center/press-release.
Anchor Products LLC has named Scott Carpenter director of sales.
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