Contractor news

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing reroofs a veteran's home

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., along with community leaders and neighbors, has replaced an old, leaking roof system on former U.S. Marine Master Sergeant Leroy "Pops" Williams' home.

Charles Antis, owner of Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, received a telephone call from one of Williams' neighbors asking for help to replace the roof system on the house, which Williams has lived in for more than 50 years. Antis sent workers to protect the home against a summer storm then reached out to businesses and philanthropists to organize a team. On Oct. 20, Antis Roofing & Waterproofing employees, Williams' neighbors and community partners, including the American Red Cross, installed a new roof system on Williams' home.

NRCA member Malarkey Roofing Products, Portland, Ore., and Habitat for Humanity® of Orange County, Calif., donated roof shingles; OC Metals, Santa Ana, Calif., donated the flashing; NRCA member Allied Building Products Corp., East Rutherford, N.J., donated the waterproofing membrane, nails and caulking; and Speedpro Imaging, Scottsdale, Ariz., created banners to thank the sponsors.

CentiMark receives award

CentiMark Corp., Canonsburg, Pa., has received the 2012 Charles C. Keller Excellence Award for Corporate Philanthropy from the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF).

Created by WCCF in 2011 to honor Charles C. Keller, a founding trustee and past chairman of the board, the award recognizes local for-profit businesses for exemplary giving and community service.

CentiMark offers volunteer and financial support to hundreds of charities throughout the U.S. that serve the hungry and homeless, at-risk children, abused women, displaced veterans and senior citizens. CentiMark also encourages its employees to share company and personal time with community organizations. CentiMark has supported Meals on Wheels of Peters Township, Washington Christian Outreach, Blessings in a Backpack, Washington City Mission and Junior Achievement USA.® The company also works with social service agencies to provide struggling families with food and other supplies, such as Easter baskets or back-to-school clothes.

Manufacturer news

BASF opens construction center

Florham Park, N.J.-based BASF Corp.'s Construction Chemicals division has opened a new construction center in Toronto. A celebration was hosted at the site for more than 100 construction contractors, distributors, architects and engineers in the greater Toronto area.

The facility offers on-site customer service and support, manufacturing and warehousing capabilities and is centrally located to ensure optimal service to BASF's construction partners. It also offers a full line of products from BASF's Construction Chemicals division, including cementitious flooring products, concrete repair products, deck membranes, grouts, joint sealants, performance flooring products, wall coatings, water repellants, waterproofing products and EIFS products.

Atlas Roofing® adds warranty to ventilation system

Atlas Roofing Corp., Atlanta, has made a comprehensive limited warranty available for its Techni-Flo™ Engineered Ventilation System for steep-slope roof systems, which comprises Techni-Flo RV, CrossVent® and Techni-Flo EV.

The warranty covers manufacturing defects, resistance to fading and cracking on finishes, as well as wind resistance up to 120 mph. It also covers continued ventilation and thermal performance for 20 years.

GAF announces sweepstakes winners

GAF, Wayne, N.J., has announced the five winners of its third annual Text-For-A-Truck Sweepstakes. Each winner received Ford® F-150 pickup trucks loaded with GAF Lifetime Roofing Systems.

The five sweepstakes winners are John Andrix, owner of Andrix Siding, Marengo, Ohio; Jon Dingman, project manager for Greenwise Construction, Plantation, Fla.; Donald Genzler, owner of Genzler Construction LLC, Boxford, Mass.; Jason Osberg, owner of Osberg Industries, Kaysville, Utah; and Graig Sells, residential sales manager for NRCA member RWR Exteriors, Lenexa, Kan.

The sweepstakes was held June 15-Aug. 31 and was open to all professional roofing contractors, builders and remodelers in the U.S. Additional prizes include 10 Visa® $500 gift cards and 25 Sony® hardcore work-site radios.

Distributor news

Allied Building Products offers Siemens system

Allied Building Products Corp., East Rutherford, N.J., now offers Washington, D.C.-based Siemens USA's Microinverter System to solar contractors throughout the U.S. with stocking locations in Hawaii and New Jersey. The system facilitates residential and commercial solar power conversion and offers time-saving installation features and improved safety.

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply opens warehouse

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, Houston, has opened a distribution center in Houston. The new warehouse allows the company to increase its network of distribution centers, which includes Atlanta; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Fort Worth, Texas; Greensboro, N.C.; Indianapolis; Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; Knoxville, Tenn.; San Antonio; and St. Louis.

The industry online

The EPDM Roofing Association has updated its website,, making it more streamlined and user-friendly with in-depth and easy-to-access research and technical support for the roofing industry. The new website organizes EPDM information into specific sections and provides a database of EPDM research, the latest media coverage of EPDM and related issues, and breaking news regarding federal and state regulatory issues.

RHEINZINK America has updated and expanded its website, The website features comprehensive information about the company's complete offering of zinc for roofing, facade and gutter system applications in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. The website now includes downloadable material, details and specifications.

NRCA news

RISE™ is accepting CSRP™ exam applications

Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) Inc. is accepting applications for the Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ (CSRP) exam Feb. 7, 2013. The exam will be held in San Antonio during NRCA's 126th Annual Convention and the 2013 International Roofing Expo®; candidates also can arrange to take the exam at a testing center near them. The application deadline for the exam is Jan. 7, 2013. Applications are available at

The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee the installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. The credential evaluates whether candidates have the underlying knowledge required to successfully install roof-mounted PV systems.

NRCA University, in conjunction with Penn State, University Park, Pa., also is offering Rooftop Photovoltaic System Installations, a comprehensive study tool for the CSRP exam. The online study course offers topics and resources relevant to roof-mounted PV systems and features information regarding safety; design, electrical principles and practices; estimating; contracting and selling a system; and managing and directing installation.

Rooftop Photovoltaic System Installations is $295 for NRCA members and nonmembers.

Additionally, RISE has announced its newest CSRPs. RISE's board of directors has conferred the CSRP designation on the following individuals for meeting established eligibility criteria, passing a challenging examination and agreeing to develop themselves professionally to remain current with changes in the field. The CSRP designation applies only to the individuals named. Companies are not certified. The following CSRPs successfully passed a rigorous exam Sept. 18 to obtain RISE CSRP certification:

Dane Bechtholdt, estimator for Douglass Colony Group Inc., Commerce City, Colo.
Kate Bechtholdt, solar division manager for Douglass Colony Group, Commerce City, Colo.
Gabriel Chong, special projects manager for Sunetric, Honolulu
Thomas Furey, president of Furey Roofing & Construction Co. Inc., Providence, R.I.
Tony Huggins, environmental and energy solutions manager for Schwickerts® Tecta America, Mankato, Minn.
Joe Idacavage, president of Accredited Solar, Emerald Isle, N.C.
Ben Kogus, solar business manager for GAF, Wayne, N.J.
Dean Secchiaroli, regional manager for Eagle Rivet Roof Service Corp., Boston
Jonathan Shick, building technologist for Allana Buick & Bers Inc., Honolulu
Clinton A. Sockman, vice president of renewable energy for Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Brian Watson, western division sales manager for Champion Domestic Energies LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz.

For more information about RISE and the CSRP designation, visit or contact John Schehl, RISE's executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7503 or

Register for NRLRC's annual luncheon

The National Roofing Legal Resource Center (NRLRC) will hold its annual luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. during the 2013 International Roofing Expo® and NRCA's 126th Annual Convention in San Antonio.

This year's luncheon will feature two discussion panels—"ICE Audits: Are You at Risk?" and "Observations from the Field: Legal Do's and Don'ts."

During "ICE Audits: Are You at Risk?," roofing contractors will share stories about their unexpected Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audits to help attendees determine whether they are in compliance and prepared should they be ordered to submit their hiring records for inspection.

During "Observations from the Field: Legal Do's and Don'ts," a panel of speakers will discuss how attendees can limit liability and protect themselves from a number of legal and technical problems in the field.

The luncheon is open to NRLRC members and roofing contractors eligible for NRLRC membership. NRLRC members receive one complimentary ticket, and those who have been members for five or more consecutive years will receive two tickets. Additional tickets are $75. To register for NRLRC's annual luncheon program, contact Anne Schroeder, NRLRC's director, at (847) 299-9092 or



Ecobuild® America Conference
AEC Science & Technology LLC
Washington, D.C.
Contact: AEC Science & Technology
(800) 996-3863

Midwest Roofing Contractors Association® 63rd Annual Conference
Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA)
Grapevine, Texas
Contact: MRCA
(800) 497-6722

January 2013

2013 CRCA Trade Show & Seminars: Navigating the Changes of Tomorrow
Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA)
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
Contact: CRCA
(708) 449-3340


NRCA's 126th Annual Convention
San Antonio
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization
San Antonio
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

Photovoltaic Roof Systems: Energizing Your Business
San Antonio
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

Roofing Safety: OSHA 10-hour Program
San Antonio
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

2013 International Roofing Expo®
Hanley Wood LLC
San Antonio
Contact: Hanley Wood
(975) 536-6452

For Foremen Only, Level One
San Antonio
Contact: NRCA's Customer Service Department
(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722)

RISE™ CSRP™ exam
Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) Inc.
San Antonio or local testing center
Contact: RISE
(800) 323-9545


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