CMG Expands into Nashville

Coated Metals Group (CMG) has expanded its operations by opening a new branch facility in the Nashville-Metro area. General Manager, Joe Ley, will lead the team at this new location. 

A CMG team member since 2015, Joe most-recently served as Production Manager for CMG’s Indianapolis production facility.  This experience, coupled with his previous account representative history, provides the leadership and background that a dynamic market demands. 

Joe feels the timing of opening the Nashville location is the right move for CMG.  He states, “Expansion into the Nashville market presents a remarkable opportunity for Coated Metals Group. We have already developed some great partnerships within the past couple of years.  Opening a location within a rapidly growing market like Nashville will allow us to service our existing customer base even better, develop new relationships within the market, and continue to expand our brand throughout the region.” 

Company President Gary Woodward adds, “We are thrilled to bring the CMG brand to the Tennessee market and are confident that we will earn the reputation for providing the same exceptional level of customer service to the region that has become our trademark.”

CMG’s new facility will be fully-stocked with both coil and sheet goods, thereby reducing lead times and allowing for quick turnaround of custom requests.  Route truck delivery is currently available to the greater Nashville metro area. 

For more information, visit www.cmgmetals.com.

TAMKO Roadshow Features Rick The Roofer at 2019 International Tradeshows

Roofing products expert Rick “the Roofer” Taylor is taking the TAMKO national roadshow to some of the building industry’s largest events this year. Attendees will get to meet Rick and gain firsthand product and industry knowledge from his years of experience.

In February, Rick the Roofer and the traveling roadshow will make appearances in the TAMKO booth at both the International Roofing Expo in Nashville, Tennessee and the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are so excited to have Rick this year for his first official IRE and IBS appearances,” said Stephen McNally, TAMKO vice president of sales and marketing. “Rick will have his custom rig at one show, and an innovative interactive display at the other. Contractors won’t want to miss this.”         

Rick the Roofer is a roofing products expert with nearly 50 years of roofing industry experience as a contractor, salesman and trainer, including the past 24 years at TAMKO. He kicked off a nationwide tour in 2018 in his recognizable custom-built truck and trailer. Since last summer, Rick the Roofer has appeared at a variety of public and private industry events providing education, resources and hands-on installation demonstrations for roofing industry professionals.

People are encouraged to connect with Rick the Roofer on social media for the latest information on products, industry news and updates on his upcoming show appearances. Rick can be found on Facebook at Rick the Roofer Taylor, on Twitter, @Rick_theRoofer, and on Instagram, @Rick_theRoofer.

Tradeshow attendees can see Rick the Roofer at TAMKO’s International Roofing Expo booth #2645 February 11-13, and International Builders Show booth #N527 February 19-21.

For more information, visit www.TAMKO.com.

Standard Industries Launches GAF Energy to Focus on Rooftop Solar Industry

Standard Industries announced the launch of GAF Energy, a new company that aims to revolutionize the adoption of rooftop solar for everyday consumers.Working in partnership with GAF, a Standard Industries company and the largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America, GAF Energy will drive scalable adoption of integrated and affordable rooftop solar solutions across GAF’s established distribution network. Customers will benefit from a streamlined, turnkey approach to going solar when selecting GAF Energy, from planning and financing, to installation and permitting with utilities.

“As the largest global player in roofing and waterproofing, we will reshape the way clean solar energy becomes a reality for everyone,” said David Millstone, co-CEO of Standard Industries. “We believe that roofing is real estate and we see a future with energy from every roof. GAF Energy’s offerings will empower people to put their roofs to work with technology that is attractive, accessible and affordable.”

GAF Energy empowers roofing contractors across the United States with a comprehensive and economical approach to solar installations, bypassing the high-cost of customer acquisition most pure solar technology companies face today. With dedicated support teams and training for project management, design, permitting and installation of GAF Energy’s integrated solar roofs, local and regional contractors can effectively grow their businesses while meeting demand for more clean and sustainable sources of energy.

“We are best positioned to accelerate the growth of residential solar with over a century of waterproofing experience and the largest network of roofing distributors and contractors in the world.  Our team is in the kitchen with the homeowner at the moment a new roof is required: the most perfect time to provide the opportunity to go green. We couldn’t be more excited to have Martin DeBono and a world class team lead the evolution of rooftop solar for years to come,” said David Winter, co-CEO of Standard Industries.

“GAF Energy capitalizes on the historic challenges facing the rooftop solar industry — acquisition and installation costs — and turns them into demonstrable strengths, making it easy for customers to say ‘yes’ to solar rooftops,” said Martin DeBono, President of GAF Energy. “Our product is smart, integrated and economical, and we hope it will mark a fundamental shift in rooftop solar adoption around the world.”

With offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York Metro Area, GAF Energy is building a world-class team to generate Energy From Every Roof. Learn more about some of the new opportunities at GAF Energy by visiting our careers page, and join us in forging the future of rooftop solar.

For more information, visit www.gaf.energy, www.standardindustries.com and www.gaf.com.

S-5! Appoints New Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

S-5! Metal Roof Innovations Ltd. (MRIL) announced the addition of Joel Mandel in a dual role as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. A Colorado native, Mandel grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated from Adams State University. His experience includes CFO roles at service and manufacturing organizations in Boulder and Denver, as well as most recently leading finance operations for a division of a $68 billion company.

“S-5! is pleased to welcome Joel to the team,” said Rob Haddock, CEO of S-5!. “His extensive financial experience, combined with his knowledge of global growth strategies will be an asset to the company – boosting S-5!’s position as a leader in the industry.”

Mandel was intrigued by the opportunity to be part of such a trailblazing organization. “There are imitators and then there are innovators,” Mandel said. “And S-5! already dominates the market domestically, because they are indeed innovators. After reading about S-5! and what they’ve accomplished so far today, and where they want to take the company, I am very excited to be a part of this organization and to help strengthen their continued role as industry authority.”

For more information, visit http://www.S-5.com.

Everest Systems Moves to New Manufacturing Facility in Houston

Due to its exceptional growth in the U.S. roofing market, Everest Systems has outgrown its current facility and is moving to a newly constructed 38,000-square-foot manufacturing facility just west of the George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas. 

Everest Systems offers high-performance commercial roofing systems featuring cost-effective, lightweight seamless membranes that waterproof and offer reflective properties that increase occupant comfort and save energy. Everest fluid applied membranes, based on their acrylic or GE Enduris silicone roof coatings, are designed to last for warranty periods of up to 20 years. These membranes are engineered for optimal performance with the specific substrate and building owner needs in mind. Once installed, an Everest roof system will be a seamless protective layer that is energy efficient, long lasting and renewable, according to the company. 

For more information, call 800-575-8966 or visit https://www.EverestSystemsCo.com.

Western Colloid Announces New President

Western Colloid announced Greg Hlavaty as president. With a long history in the roofing industry focused on roof coatings, Hlavaty brings not only experience and knowledge to the position of president but also a commitment of excellence to the employees and customers of Western Colloid. In his previous position as general manager, he built the Western Colloid mission of helping contractors build their business through exceptional support and training. 

Western Colloid operates the largest fleet of tankers servicing the roofing and coating industry in the United States. This footing in bulk transportation service allows contractors to keep installation costs low and helps the environment by reducing the use of barrels and pails. They pride themselves on offering free field inspections, prompt delivery, and exceptional service overall.

Hlavaty, a licensed contractor since the early 1980s, served as president of the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association (RCMA) over the last year. His industry knowledge and leadership are well respected. As president of Roof Coating Manufacturers Association (RCMA), he serves on the Board of Directors and contributes his industry expertise to RCMA’s committees and task forces. Hlavaty also received the prestigious Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award in 2016. The award was presented by fellow RCMA Board member Helene Hardy Pierce, GAF, who recognized Hlavaty’s efforts in facilitating RCMA’s merger with the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI).

Hlavaty’s commitment to helping contractors is well known. For contractors who have worked with Western Colloid over the years, it is clear that the company is focused on its contractors. The quality of the products combined with excellent training programs and customer support continues to create outstanding opportunities for roofing contractors.  

“We are focused on three very important areas, consultation, field support and training, Western Colloid’s employees work closely with contractors to provide exemplary support and training,” stated Hlavaty. “We send qualified agents to inspect the roof and prepare a specification designed to address the needs of that roof at no cost. The Western Colloid representatives assist the contractor while providing ongoing advice, hands-on training, bidding support and/or on-site demonstrations.  We have an amazing team that delivers world-class roofing systems. I am grateful to be able to help lead a company like Western Colloid.”

 For more information, visit www.WesternColloid.com

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Adds New Location in Florida

ABC Supply Co. Inc.,opened a branch at 155 Dyson Road in Haines City, Florida. The location’s grand opening will take place on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, from noon to 4 p.m.

Brenton Binns will manage the branch. Binns joined ABC Supply in 2017. Before managing the Haines City branch, he worked as an outside sales representative at the Lakeland, Florida, location.

ABC Supply now has 45 locations throughout Florida with the opening of the Haines City branch.

“Brenton grew up with family in the roofing industry and has worked professionally with contractors for a while now, so he understands what they need to be successful,” said Frank Marcoccio, vice president of ABC Supply’s Southeast Region. “At every ABC Supply location our goal is to provide solutions that make our customers’ jobs easier.” 

At the Haines City branch and in locations across the country, ABC Supply associates are dedicated to making contractors’ jobs easier. Not only do ABC Supply associates have the expertise to provide building material recommendations, but ABC Supply also offers time-saving services to contractors. ABC Connect provides contractors with online tools to help visualize, estimate and order products from the jobsite. ABC Supply’s Freedom Programs provide value-added products and services, including marketing materials, logo creation and website design. Solution Centers located at every ABC Supply branch provide extensive product samples and meeting spaces to help contractors and their customers make product decisions.

Branch hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. The phone number is (863) 419-8206.

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

OMG Inc. Named Company of the Year by SmartDollar

The statistics are alarming: 70 percent of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. At work, stress over finances can take a toll on employee performance and impact productivity. Almost ten years ago, OMG, Inc. saw this as a factor limiting employee success and took action. 

OMG used SmartDollar, the financial wellness program created by money expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey, to teach employees how to take better care of themselves financially. “This has been a game-changer for us,” said Sarah Corrigan, Vice President of Human Resources. “More than 300 employees have taken advantage of the tools we offer for free to create a financial plan for themselves and their families.”

Helping employees succeed financially is part of OMG’s overall wellness strategy. “Reducing the worry over money allows employees to focus on their work and, more importantly, on themselves and their future,” said Corrigan. Using SmartDollar, the average OMG participant pays off more than $8,000 in debt and saves more than $5,000. Collectively, participants have achieved a positive swing of almost a million dollars through debt reduction and savings contributions.  

SmartDollar has recognized OMG as its 2018 Company of the Year.  “Our team absolutely loved hearing about what’s happening at OMG,” said Brian Hamilton, vice president of SmartDollar. “They did it.  They made the kind of behavior change it takes to change their lives and their family’s futures.” 

“We’re very proud of what our employees have accomplished,” said Hubert McGovern, OMG President and CEO. “There’s nothing more satisfying for us as a business than to help our employees succeed not only professionally, but personally as well.”

For more information, visit www.OMGInc.com

SOPREMA Renews Scholarship Offer for Building Envelope Students in 2019

SOPREMA announced the renewal of the company’s annual scholarship program for students pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering, construction management or another field related to the building envelope. Since the 2016–2017 school year, SOPREMA has awarded 19 students with financial backing, and the company once again intends to offer up to four grants of $5,000 to students for the 2019–2020 academic year. 

The program is open to high school seniors and graduates, as well as current post-secondary undergraduate and graduate students seeking a degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines. Applicants must be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2019–2020 academic year. The deadline for application submissions will be March 29, 2019.

“Our company is known for the value we place on education and a relentless pursuit of technological advancement, so we are pleased to once again do our part to help empower bright minds to enter and shine within our field,” said Sara Jonas, marketing manager, SOPREMA. “We are committed to the continual success of our industry, and that starts by encouraging sharp students to become the building envelope innovators of tomorrow.”

The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. For more information on the SOPREMA scholarship program, please reach out to soprema@scholarshipamerica.org.

For more information, visit www.soprema.us.

Icynene-Lapolla Names New Chief Executive Officer

Icynene-Lapolla announced it has named Doug Kramer its Chief Executive Officer. Kramer will also retain the title of President. Former CEO Mark Sarvary will become Executive Chairman and will remain actively involved in ensuring the company’s continued success. These changes are effective immediately.

“This shift in leadership is a natural progression for Icynene-Lapolla,” said Mark Sarvary, Executive Chairman of Icynene-Lapolla. “We have now successfully completed the merger of the two legacy spray foam companies, integrating the best of each entity into one extremely powerful organization.”

Icynene-Lapolla has combined all operations and the best practices of both legacy companies while retaining its two industry leading brands – Icynene and Lapolla – and their respective product lines, serving existing and new customers domestically and globally with the high performance, energy efficient building envelope solutions they are accustomed to.

For more information, visit www.Icynene.com and www.lapolla.com.