TAMKO® Building Products wins employer awards

TAMKO Building Products,, Galena, Kan., has been recognized as a preferred employer and iconic business in the annual Reader’s Choice Favorites of the Four States contest held by The Joplin Globe.

Every year, The Joplin Globe’s community contest garners significant local interest and participation from community members in the area where Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma connect. Community members can vote for their favorite businesses in a variety of categories, including automotive, financial, entertainment and recreation, medical and retail. More than 30,000 votes were cast during the 2021 contest.

TAMKO Building Products was voted Favorite Industrial Employer for a fourth consecutive year; Favorite Employer overall for a third consecutive year; and Most Iconic Business in the Community.

Owens Corning® announces Shingle Color of the Year

Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio, has announced Bourbon, a shingle color from the company’s TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors collection, is its 2022 Shingle Color of the Year. Owens Corning’s Shingle Color of the Year is an annual roofing color initiative intended to highlight the roof as a design element that can express a homeowner’s style and contribute to a home’s curb appeal.

A rich blend of steely gray-blue granules mixed with black and shades of butterscotch, Bourbon is designed to entice the eye with soothing brown shades that remind viewers of rich caramel, worn leather and chocolate. The resulting shingle color is said to add depth and style to residential roof systems.

Bourbon is Owens Corning’s sixth Shingle Color of the Year, following Aged Copper in 2021, Pacific Wave in 2020, Black Sable in 2019, Sand Dune in 2018 and Sedona Canyon in 2017. Bourbon is now available throughout the U.S.

GAF begins production at manufacturing plant

GAF, Parsippany, N.J., has begun production at its fourth polyisocyanurate insulation manufacturing plant for EnergyGuard™ products.

Located in New Columbia, Pa., the new facility enables GAF to add manufacturing capacity and support for customers in the Northeast. Construction on the 250,000-square-foot building began in 2019. Production will ramp up to full capacity as raw materials become more readily available.

GAF New Columbia also manufactures commercial TPO products and Cobra® Ridge Vent products for residential applications in a building adjacent to the new plant. GAF now can bundle shipments for TPO and polyisocyanurate insulation, ensuring the products can be delivered to a job site together.

The company also manufactures GAF EnergyGuard™ polyisocyanurate insulation at its Cedar City, Utah; Gainesville, Texas; and Statesboro, Ga., locations.


Korellis recognized for prioritizing safety

Korellis Inc., Hammond, Ind., was named a certified participant in the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program by the Indiana Department of Labor.

Korellis now is part of a select group of employers recognized with INSHARP certification for exceeding occupational safety and health expectations and demonstrated commitment to worker well-being.

The INSHARP program is part of the federal Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program and is administered by the state’s DOL INSafe division. The program recognizes and supports small Indiana businesses with exemplary safety and health programs.

“The accomplishments made by Korellis are incredible,” says Joe Hoage, commissioner of the Indiana DOL. “Construction, roofing in particular, is a hazardous industry. They have truly made safety and health priorities in their business culture. The leadership and dedication shown by the management and employees at Korellis have cast them among some of the most elite companies in Indiana.”

Longtime industry professional passes away


Larry Reardon, CEO of Enterprise Roofing Service Inc., Concord, Calif., and a former NRCA board member, passed away Nov. 12.

Reardon was involved with the roofing and waterproofing industries for more than 50 years. He made Enterprise Roofing Service a top commercial roofing and waterproofing provider in the San Francisco Bay area. Reardon served as a board member for NRCA and the Roofing Contractors Association of California. He also served on the board of the Associated Roofing Contractors of the Bay Area Counties Inc. from 1986-2016 and was inducted into the ARCBAC Hall of Fame in 2005.


Beacon Roofing Supply awards roof systems to veterans

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc., Herndon, Va., has revealed the six grand-prize winners of its annual Beacon of Hope contest that awards new roof systems to military veterans.

For a third consecutive year, Beacon Roofing Supply will provide roof system replacements at no cost to the grand-prize winners. Six second-place winners will each receive $2,500 to put toward necessary repairs.

Inspiring stories from the top 12 finalists were shared on the Beacon of Hope website,, for voters’ consideration. The new roof installations will be completed between November 2021 and spring 2022. IKO Industries, Wilmington, Del., a strategic manufacturing partner, will provide the roofing materials.

“Once again we received thousands of votes from people across the country showing support for deserving veterans,” says Jonathan Bennett, chief commercial officer for Beacon Roofing Supply. “We created Beacon of Hope as part of our commitment to giving back to the men and women who have served to protect our country and our freedoms. We’re honored to do a small part in improving the lives of these veterans by awarding them with new roofs or the support needed to complete much-needed repairs.”

Gulfeagle Supply to open Texas location

Gulfeagle Supply, Tampa, Fla., has announced plans to open a new location in south Houston.

Grand-opening celebrations will be scheduled for the spring along with the company’s first customer motorcycle ride. With the new location, Gulfeagle Supply will have more than 80 locations in the U.S.

ABC Supply opens location in Texas

ABC Supply Co. Inc., Beloit, Wis., has opened a new location in Baytown, Texas.

The branch is ABC Supply’s 44th location in Texas and will offer steep and low-slope roofing materials, accessories and other exterior building products to local contractors.


SPFA shares suicide prevention resources

The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance partnered with Cal Beyer, vice president of workforce risk and mental well-being for construction risk management firm CSDZ, Minneapolis, to provide suicide and substance abuse prevention education and resources to industry professionals.

Fueled in part by ongoing stressors including the COVID-19 pandemic, SPFA’s board of directors initiated its campaign to support the industry. As part of its efforts, SPFA hosted an informative webinar led by Beyer Nov. 18, 2021. A recording of the webinar and additional resources, including statistics, links to supportive organizations, articles, toolbox talks and national hotline information, are available at

“As a leading construction trade association, we are acutely aware of the suicide and substance abuse issues that plague our industry,” says Rick Duncan, SPFA’s executive director. “As the pandemic, building materials shortages and regular everyday challenges continue to negatively affect businesses and workers, it is increasingly imperative that organizations like ours provide key resources to members and the industry at large.”

Copper Development Association names new CEO

The Copper Development Association Inc. has named Andrew G. Kireta Jr. its new president and CEO effective Jan. 1. Kireta succeeds Thomas S. Passek, who retired after seven years with the organization.

Kireta brings nearly 30 years of copper industry experience to the role. He has been with CDA since 1992 and held several roles in market development, strategy and organizational management regionally and nationally. Kireta most recently was CDA’s vice president of market development across all copper and copper alloy product and market areas.

“Andy has immense knowledge of copper markets and the opportunities and challenges associated with copper use. He is well-known throughout the industry and has the respect and trust of the CDA staff team,” Passek says. “His support and leadership during my seven years shows his character and confirms he is ideally placed to take on this new role.”


Atlas® Roofing Corp. has named Tim Milroy senior director of sales—roof insulation (U.S.), Richard Owens director of national accounts—roof insulation, Kyle Rowe Midwest regional manager, Jenny Sansone West regional manager and Craig Woodson director of national accounts—wall insulation.

OMG® Roofing Products has named Stephen Childs technical services manager, Sean Dougherty national solar sales manager, Jaren Makuch customer service representative and Cecile Mejean director of the new product development & innovation department.

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger has named James Parker CEO and Niklas Vigener chief technical officer.




NRCA’s Virtual CERTA Train-the-trainer



Contact: NRCA’s Customer Service Department

(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

Jan. 30-Feb. 3

NRCA's 135th Annual Convention


New Orleans

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(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or



2022 International Roofing Expo®

Informa Markets

New Orleans

Contact: Informa Markets or (800) 684-5761



NAHB International Builders Show

National Association of Home Builders

Orlando, Fla.

Contact: NAHB

(747) 226-7761 or


Fall Protection Competent Person Training


Elgin, Ill.

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(866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

NRCA new members

1 Regal Enterprise LLC, Hyattsville, Md.

A & K Roofing and Gutters, Pueblo, Colo.

A. Poletto & Associates Inc., West Chester, Pa.

Alpha Roofing LLC, Lawrence, Kan.

American Home Specialists, Hyattsville, Md.

Atlanta Premier Roofing, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Black Stone Roofing LLC, Winchester, Va.

BradCo Companies, La Vista, Neb.

Canga Restoration, Schaumburg, Ill.

Carroll Group LLC, Slocomb, Ala.

CBRE, Atlanta

Central Roofing, Gardena, Calif.

CIMA+, Terrebonne, Québec

Columbine Roofing LLC, Thornton, Colo.

Contractors Plus Roofing & Construction LLC, Dallas

Covenant Roofing and Construction, Greensboro, N.C.

CROFT, Kennesaw, Ga.

Crownline Construction LLC, Waxahachie, Texas

CRW Inc., Englewood, Colo.

D&D Roof Services Inc., New Caney, Texas

Daylight Studio LLC, Oak Park, Ill.

DLG Roofing Corp., Doral, Fla.

EGT Holdings LLC, d/b/a Stephens Roofing and Remodeling, San Antonio

Elite Home Restoration, Streamwood, Ill.

Excel Roofing LLC, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Fairfield Metal, Fairfield, N.J.

Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, D.C.

Fisher’s Roofing Services, Leland, N.C.

Five Starz Construction Inc., Burbank, Ill.

Freddy & Son Roofing, Manassas, Va.

G and W Engineering, Brighton, Ill.

Garduno Sheet Metal LLC, Dallas

GMS Roofing and Construction LLC, Sarasota, Fla.

Grand View Roofing Systems, Dundee, Ohio

Instinctive Metals, Novi, Mich.

Juju Manandhar, Champaign, Ill.

Just Remodeling LLC, Houston

KD Murray Roofing LLC, Ozark, Mo.

King Roofing Service Inc., Naples, Fla.

Knox Roofing, Dallas

Laing Roofing Ltd., Kelowna, British Columbia

Legal Eagle Contractors Co., Bellaire, Texas

Mighty Dog Roofing of West Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

NuLife Power Electric Services LLC, Santa Clara, Calif.

Over The Top Roofing & Remodeling, Lawrenceburg, Ind.

PAC Shield Roof Services Inc., Modesto, Calif.

Paducah Roofing LLC, Paducah, Ky.

Parker Roofing, Cincinnati

Partin Roofing LLC, Baton Rouge, La.

Perfectly Pitched Roofs LLC, Overland Park, Kan.

Pinnacle Roofing, Escondido, Calif.

Poletto Roofing LLC, West Chester, Pa.

Pranam GlobalTech Inc., Livonia, Mich.

Remarkable Roofing, Auckland, New Zealand

Revolution Roofing LLC, Houma, La.

Roof One Restoration, Kirkwood, Mo.

Roof Restoration Inc., Loveland, Colo.

Roof Smart, Dayton, Ohio

Roof Spec Inc., Saint Paul, Minn.

Roofmatic Inc., d/b/a RoofTek, Plano, Texas

Royal Energy Roofing Inc., Goldsboro, N.C.

Rural Construction LLC, American Fork, Utah

Scope Technologies Inc., d/b/a RoofScope, Denver

Sheet Metal Unlimited PL Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Skyline Technical LLC, Mequon, Wis.

South East Roofing and Gutters, Morrow, Ga.

Southern Roofing and Renovations Mississippi, Southaven

Sparkk Construction, Warrenton, Va.

Starnes Exteriors LLC, Marshville, N.C.

Suncoast Roofers, Land o’ Lakes, Fla.

Superior Roof Systems LLC, Howard, Ohio

Tadco Roofing, Spring, Texas

Taliaferro Roofing Co. Inc., Atlantic City, N.J.

United Frontier Contractors Group Corp., Calumet Park, Ill.

Vertical Solutions Roofing & Construction, Oklahoma City

Veteran Construction Enterprises LLC, Wesley Chapel, Fla.

Walker Consultants, Chicago

Wallace & Todd PLLC, Lexington, Ky.

WEBCO Services LLC, Metairie, La.

Wolfman Construction, Mandeville, La.

Woodlocked Construction Corp., Deer Park, N.Y.

World’s Greatest Roofing LLC, Youngstown, Ohio

Zaman Roofing LLC, Berlin, Conn.


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