Category: <span>2021</span>

Roofing Technology Think Tank Opens Nominations for 2021 Innovator of the Year Award

The award recognizes a roofing contractor who has demonstrated a commitment to technology and the advancement of the roofing industry.

Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), a group of progressive roofing professionals focused on technology solutions for the roofing industry, announced that it has opened the nomination period for the 2021 Innovator of the Year Award.

This award was created to nationally recognize a roofing contractor that has contributed to the advancement of the roofing industry through technical innovation and/or product development in one of the following areas:

  • Production/Technology Efficiency
  • Safety Innovation
  • Client Service/Quality of Delivery 
  • Employee Recruitment/Training/Retention
  • Environmental Impact

Award judging criteria will be based on innovation, results, design and strategy.

The 2021 recipient will be announced at the Best of Success conference, September 19-21, 2021 at the Omni Hotel in Frisco, Texas. To be eligible, a roofing contractor must be licensed and bonded for a minimum of five years and have a minimum $5 million in annual revenue. They also must be a member of a professional industry association and be able to cite community enrichment ties through support of non-profits or company culture programs.

Previous winners include Scott Riopelle of Denver, Colorado-based Interstate Roofing (2020) and Curtis Sutton of Carthage, Tennessee-based Rackley Roofing (2019). 

For more information and to submit an award application visit https://rt3thinktank.com/award/. There is a $50 nomination fee to cover processing and award costs. The nomination period closes July 31, 2021.

About Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3)
Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) strives to find innovative technology solutions to be used within the roofing industry.  RT3 provides insights from progressive thought leaders both inside and outside the roofing industry along with practical resources for implementing potential solutions successfully. The organization will encourage and enable contractors to embrace technology as they seek to grow their businesses.  With a commitment to disseminate technology advancement information, RT3 will help build the professionalism and appeal of the roofing industry. www.rt3thinktank.com.

RT3 Member GAF Manufactures Industry’s First Asphalt Shingles Containing Recycled Waste Shingles

GAF, a Standard Industries company and the largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America, announced a new patented shingle recycling process that has successfully produced the industry’s first asphalt roofing shingles containing recycled material from post-consumer and post-manufacture waste shingles that may have otherwise been landfilled. 

GAF asphalt shingles manufactured with recycled material from post-consumer waste shingles

This breakthrough represents an important milestone in delivering more sustainable, affordable roofing materials and has significant implications for improving sustainability and circularity across the roofing supply chain.

“This latest innovation from GAF represents the first major step towards a circular economy for asphalt roofing shingles,” said Jim Schnepper, President, GAF. “We envision a future where every homeowner, when replacing their roof, can do so with high-quality, affordable shingles made with recycled asphalt.”

The new shingle recycling process reduces the amount of raw materials required to make new shingles without compromising product quality or performance. During its successful tests, GAF was able to reclaim more than 90 percent of the waste shingle material, by weight, to be reused in the manufacture of new shingles. GAF additionally demonstrated its ability to manufacture new shingles containing up to 15 percent recycled material that were UL-certified for their safety and effectiveness. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued GAF three patents covering this new shingle recycling process. 

GAF is committing more than $100 million to bring the recycling process to commercial scale, including the development of a pilot operation in 2021 that will enable the company to conduct additional research and development on its process. Through the pilot GAF expects to assess the maximum amount of recycled asphalt that can be used to make new shingles meeting the company’s high standards while optimizing the manufacturing process prior to scaling it across its operations.

“This innovation has the potential to reduce a significant waste stream in the U.S. and represents an important advance within the roofing industry,” said Tad Radzinski, Certification Officer, GreenCircle Certified, a third-party certification organization. “Through the recovery of valuable end-of-life roofing materials, GAF is setting the course to reduce environmental impacts across the shingle product life cycle and provide a truly circular, sustainable solution for roofing products.” 

As the leading manufacturer in North America—where one in four residential roofs are covered by GAF—the company is uniquely positioned to extend the impact of this innovation across manufacturing facilities to help reduce landfill waste and continue to offer more sustainable roofing options to its customers.

About GAF
GAF is North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer and a part of Standard Industries. GAF’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of roofing and waterproofing solutions for residential and commercial properties as well as for civil engineering applications. GAF provides end-to-end support for architects, specifiers, contractors and property owners seeking high-quality performance and technical guidance. Through its innovative and customer-driven solutions, the company has protected homes, businesses, families and communities for over 130 years. Learn more at www.GAF.com.

RT3 member & NRP VP of Finance appointed to National Women in Roofing Board of Directors

DALLAS – April 6, 2021 – National Roofing Partners (NRP), the facilities performance company delivering unparalleled service nationwide, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kyrah Coker, VP of Finance, to Board of Directors with National Women in Roofing (NWiR).

The Board of Directors is made up of women from all sectors of the roofing industry who govern the association and are committed to the advancement of the organization. As Vice Chair of Mentorship, Coker is focused on developing mentorship programs which empower women in the roofing industry through a mentor/mentee relationship.

“I am honored to be selected as Vice Chair of Mentorship with National Women in Roofing,” states Coker. “This mentorship program develops avenues to bring women together to share thoughts, best practices and coaching opportunities for career growth. Not only am I committed to women in roofing, but I’m backed by a company fully committed as well.”

Coker joined NWiR three years ago, when she joined the NRP team as Vice President of Finance. She also serves on the local board for community outreach with NWiR.

NRP is a founding sponsor of NWiR, and a 2021 Platinum Sponsor.

About National Women in Roofing
National Women in Roofing (NWiR) is a volunteer-based organization that supports and advances the careers of women roofing professionals—providing networking, mentoring, education and recruitment opportunities from the rooftop to the boardroom, for the young professional at the start of her career to the seasoned manager in the executive suite. Learn more at NationalWomeninRoofing.org.

About National Roofing Partners
National Roofing Partners (NRP) delivers single-source client solutions on a national basis. Utilizing its network of more than 200 service centers throughout the U.S., NRP maintains and extends the life of customers’ facility assets, including roofs, building envelopes and pavement. NRP also provides related services to the solar and telecom industries which rely on facility performance to support their infrastructure. Learn more at NationalRoofingPartners.com.

RT3 member Beldon Roofing announces promotion

Beldon Roofing is excited to announce the promotion of Mackenzie Beldon, to Director, RoofExtend™ Program. In addition to her current duties, these additional duties include implementing the roll out, overseeing the entire program, working with the Customer Care Sales TEAM, and coordinating with Business Development to develop a strategic solution for our customer base.

“After reviewing Beldon Roofing’s current program and planning on tweaking it, Mackenzie concluded that starting over from scratch was going to be a better plan,” said Beldon Roofing President Brad Beldon. “Accordingly, over the last three months, she has spearheaded this awesome initiative and has been working on designing a top of the line preventive maintenance program which will address our customers various needs.”

The stellar new program, which is limited to commercial customers only, will allow the customer to pick from three separate levels of coverage. “This has been quite the collaborative effort as we have made every attempt to go to market with a unique program,” explained Beldon. “This initiative is simple to understand, easy to manage, and should be well received in the marketplace.”

About BELDON®

BELDON® is an award-winning company based in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 1946, it is a family-owned and operated business, with individual branches that specialize in the installation of products such as LeafGuard® gutters, Pella® vinyl replacement windows, ProVia replacement doors, James Hardie fiber cement siding, and residential as well as commercial roofing systems. Four generations and 75 years later, BELDON® Roofing Company is one of the city’s highest-profile businesses with a long list of accomplishments and accolades. Learn more at www.beldon.com

RT3 member Rackley Roofing is title sponsor of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race

Truck Series event is opening race of track’s Father’s Day Weekend tripleheader

Rackley Roofing, one of Tennessee’s leading industrial and commercial roofing contractors, will serve as the title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway on Friday, June 18 after agreeing to a multi-year deal, track officials announced today.

The “Rackley Roofing 200” (7 p.m. CT, FS1) on Friday, June 18 is the 12th race of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season and the first race of Nashville Superspeedway’s Father’s Day Weekend tripleheader, which also includes the inaugural “Ally 400” NASCAR Cup Series race (2:30 p.m. CT, NBCSN) on Sunday, June 20 and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race (2:30 p.m. CT, NBCSN) on Saturday, June 19.

Rackley Roofing, established in 1974, has five locations throughout Tennessee and is based in Carthage, Tenn. Rackley Roofing is the part owner of the Rackley WAR No. 25 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driven by 11-time Truck Series race winner Timothy Peters. Peters and fellow Truck Series veteran Clay Greenfield will have Rackley Roofing as their main sponsors for the “Rackley Roofing 200.”

“Rackley is excited and honored to sponsor the ‘Rackley Roofing 200’ as part of the Father’s Day weekend tripleheader at the Nashville Superspeedway,” said Curtis Sutton, Rackley Roofing’s president. “This was an easy decision after meeting with Erik Moses and the team at the Superspeedway, as we share similar core values. Since we began our NASCAR sponsorships we were hooked, and the excitement grew when we heard that the Nashville would be having a race weekend in 2021. Motorsports brings families closer together and children of all ages are looking forward to Middle Tennessee hosting a fantastic Father’s Day weekend of racing. We can’t wait to see you at the race track.”

The “Rackley Roofing 200” is the 14th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in Nashville Superspeedway’s history, which dates to 2001. Truck Series winners at the 1.3-mile concrete track include current NASCAR Cup Series stars Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon.

“Rackley Roofing is a company that Tennessee race fans know and trust,” said Erik Moses, Nashville Superspeedway’s president. “Rackley was one of the first companies we brought to the track when we were looking at our facility upgrades last summer. We’re honored to have them join us for our NASCAR tripleheader weekend in June and look forward to welcoming the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series back to Nashville Superspeedway with the ‘Rackley Roofing 200.’”

RT3 member Reliant Roofing Ranks No. 202 on Inc. Magazine’s List of Florida’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Florida list employed more than 83,000 people in 2019.

Jacksonville FL  – Inc. magazine today revealed that Reliant Roofing, Solar, and Hurricane Shutters (Reliant) is No. 202 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Florida list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Florida-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Florida economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

“It’s a tremendous achievement to be recognized on this list and we are honored to be among this remarkable group of regional organizations. We are pleased to have continued our success, even amongst the trials our country has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic” said Sean Shapiro, CEO of Reliant. “This acknowledgment truly is a testament to our amazing staff. We are very privileged and thankful to have a team of professionals, who are dedicated to our customers and our company. We are honored to be recognized by Inc. 5000 Florida Regionals.”

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in Florida. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 202 percent, and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 83,000 people and added nearly $11 billion to the Florida economy. Companies based in major metro areas—Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Orlando—brought in the highest revenue overall.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Florida, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/regionals/florida starting March 16, 2021.

“This list proves the power of companies in Florida no matter the industry,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”

Reliant Roofing, Solar, and Hurricane Shutters is a highly specialized roofing, solar, and hurricane protection contractor in Jacksonville Fl. With many years of experience proudly serving the Northeast Florida community with new roof installations, roofing repairs, roof replacements, solar panels, and hurricane shutters.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals

Methodology

The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com

RT3 member Leap is No. 21 on the Inc. 5000 List

Leap Ranks No. 21 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the D.C. Metro Region 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Inc. magazine today revealed that Leap is ranked No. 21 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Washington, D.C., area-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the D.C. area economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. 

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing small businesses in the D.C. area on the Inc. 5000 Regionals D.C. Metro list,” said Leap CEO, Patrick Fingles. “From the beginning, Leap was designed to challenge the outdated contractor sales model. We created a new standard that helps contractors quickly and easily increase business using the digital approach that homeowners expect. This recognition affirms our market-wide adoption and ability to scale to meet growing demand.”

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in the Washington, D.C., region. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 211% and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 120,000 people and added nearly $15 billion to the D.C. area economy. Companies based in major metro areas—Baltimore, Maryland, the Washington, D.C. area, and Richmond, Virginia—brought in the highest revenue overall.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/regionals/washington-dc starting March 16, 2021.

“This list proves the power of companies in the Washington, D.C. area no matter the industry,” says Inc. editor in chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”

Leap experienced two-year revenue growth of 168%, positioning them near the top of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro list. Leap is the first-ever end-to-end contractor sales software application to make the list. Leap’s software digitizes every stage of the in-home sales process including estimating, financing, contracting, and real-time customer communication. Built and backed by seasoned home improvement professionals, Leap empowers contractors and home services professionals to simplify and automate the sales process and eliminate errors.

More About Inc. & Inc. 5000 Regionals

Methodology

The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com

View The Full Inc.5000 List

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C.Metro, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at Inc. 5000 Regionals: DC Metro 2021.

RT3 member Atlas Roofing debuts new StormMaster® Hip & Ridge Shingles with Core4™

Manufacturer expands use of its proprietary enhanced polymer technology to include more products.

Atlas Roofing Corporation is excited to announce the launch of its StormMaster® Hip & Ridge shingle featuring the company’s proprietary Core4™ Enhanced Polymer Technology, which allows the shingle to provide extra strength, flexibility, durability and extreme weather resistance.

Atlas Roofing, an innovator in shingle technology, says Core4 surpasses standard styrene butadiene styrene (SBS) asphalt for overall better rooftop performance. By including Core4 in its hip-and-ridge shingle lines, Atlas further raises quality and performance expectations across the industry.

Core4 Technology — previously only available in Atlas StormMaster® Shake and StormMaster® Slate shingle lines — are manufactured with polymers enhanced at a molecular level that help shingles stand up to the most severe weather conditions. Like StormMaster Shake and StormMaster Slate, StormMaster Hip & Ridge feature Scotchgard™ Protector for long-lasting defense against black streaks caused by algae.

“With the addition of our Core4 technology in StormMaster Hip & Ridge, Atlas is again underscoring its commitment to providing the best quality shingles on the market,” says Stan Bastek, vice president of sales and marketing for Atlas Roofing’s Shingle & Underlayment Division. “Our research-driven results show Core4 technology outpaces standard asphalt technology.”

Introduced in 2019, Core4 incorporates a proprietary blend of enhanced virgin polymers to create four primary features:

  • PolyCore® Technology creates stronger shingles that last longer and perform with increased consistency and less variability.
  • FlexCore® Technology allows shingles to bend and flex in cold temperatures, particularly when others crack and tear.
  • WeatherCore® Technology provides shingles with strength and resilience to withstand winds up to 150 mph and hail damage.
  • ThermalCore® Technology drives shingle stability, reducing the effects of expansion and contraction caused by extreme temperature changes.

StormMaster Hip & Ridge colors match Atlas StormMaster Shake, StormMaster Slate and Pinnacle® Pristine shingles and will continue to provide homeowners with the same stunning curb appeal they have come to expect from Atlas.

StormMaster Hip & Ridge shingles are now a required component of the Atlas Signature Select® Roofing System for StormMaster Slate, StormMaster Shake or Pinnacle Pristine installations. StormMaster Hip & Ridge are covered by the Atlas Lifetime Algae Resistance Limited Warranty.

About Atlas Roofing
Atlas is an innovative, customer-oriented provider of asphalt shingles, roof underlayments, rigid expanded polystyrene and polyiso insulation, geofoam, cold chain, protective packaging, lost foam, and cutting-edge coated and paper facers and underlayments for a diverse set of markets. Atlas has grown from a single asphalt shingle manufacturing facility to 36 facilities in North America with worldwide product distribution. Products from the company’s four major divisions, Polyiso Roof & Wall Insulation, Shingle & Underlayment, Molded Products, and Web Technologies, are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities and shipped from its network of manufacturing plants and distribution facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.atlasroofing.com.

RT3 member Trent Cotney forms Cotney Capital Corporation to accelerate growth in the construction industry

Tampa, FL, March 8, 2021 – The Cotney Capital Corporation, a private equity and venture capital company designed to accelerate growth in the roofing and construction industries, is pleased to announce its launch. In addition to offering investment options for growing companies, Cotney Capital also has a revolutionary incubator program designed to partner emerging companies in the construction sector with mentors that will guide them on the path to success.

“When I surveyed the private equity and venture capital markets for construction start-ups, I did not see another company that would be able to combine the resources that we have at our disposal with the decades of experience in the industry. That singularity of focus allows our investees and mentees to gain a competitive advantage. I recognize that the industry is at a tipping point where it must embrace technology to survive. My goal with Cotney Capital is to invest and mentor the future of construction,” said Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Capital.

Participants in Cotney Capital’s incubator program will receive hands on training on go-to-market strategies, operations and controlled growth and scaling, among other things. In addition, Cotney Capital has the legal resources needed to assist in any corporate transaction involving a participant’s business.

“I am excited to be a part of Cotney Capital,” says John Kenney, Chief Innovation Officer of Cotney Capital. “In addition to my 45+ years’ experience in the construction industry, I have helped develop many cutting-edge technology solutions for clients that have increased efficiency and accelerated growth. I look forward to being the tip of the spear and working with the bright minds of our future.”

For more information about Cotney Capital, please go to www.cotneycapital.com.