RoofersCoffeeShop Announces 2017 Influencers

RoofersCoffeeShop.com (RCS), the place where the industry meets for technology, information and business announces the 2017 RCS Influencers.

“We are honored to announce the RCS 2017 Influencers,” states Vickie Sharples of RoofersCoffeeShop.com. “The knowledge, experience and forward thinking that the RCS Influencers bring to the industry is great. We are compelled to share their expertise and they are generous enough to share back with the industry through posts and media on RoofersCoffeeShop.com.”

RCS Influencers will be able to contribute thoughts and wisdom monthly through interviews and blogs on RoofersCoffeeShop.com concerning pertinent industry and roofing topics. The blog posts will be recognized on a featured section of the webpage called RCS Influencers.

“The RoofersCoffeeShop has never been an editorial type of media, what we did over the years was provide a means for the contractors to communicate with each other. In the past, a few have said that the RoofersCoffeeshop.com (Roofers Exchange before it), was a voice of the roofing industry, but it was always the contractors voice you were hearing. This is an opportunity for us to share voices from many facets of the industry. We are taking all of the advice, articles and editorials out there and magnifying it,” concludes Sharples.

We are proud to announce the following 2017 RCS Influencers:

FRSA Achieves Highest Attendance in 10 Years

The Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association Inc.’s 93rd Annual Convention and expo welcomed the highest attendance in 10 years during its July exhibition in Orlando.

“This FRSA event was well timed and well organized to facilitate the education and training of roofing professionals in Florida,” says Lisa Pate, FRSA’s executive director. “I believe our expo numbers grew this year due to the overall increase in construction activity in Florida, as well as the demand for roofing professionals at a time when design and construction firms are facing a shortage of skilled labor.”

There were 25 continuing-education sessions and 350 booths to accommodate more than 200 exhibitors of roofing products and vendor services. Advanced registration numbers totaled 2,100 and more than 3,000 people attended the two-day expo. In addition, spouse and children programs were held at the convention hotel, the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Off-site events included golf, fishing and clay-shooting tournaments. The expo also contained a silent auction and an FRSA Affiliates high striker competition.

Keith Swope, CPRC, of Tampa Roofing Co. Inc. was presented with the FRSA’s prestigious Campanella Award, which recognizes a professional who has served the interests of Florida’s roofing industry in an exemplary manner throughout his or her career. Eighteen of Florida’s best roofing projects were recognized during FRSA’s S.T.A.R. Awards. The top “Shining Star Award” was presented to representatives of Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, for the Frost School of Music project at the University of Miami, Coral Gables campus.

“Due to the remarkable increase in booth sales at this year’s event, we anticipate more than 350 booth spaces will be sold for the 2016 expo,” notes Cheryl Sulock, FRSA’s convention and expo director. “Well over 75 percent of the booths have already been reserved for next year.” The 94th annual event is set for June 16-18 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando

For further information about the FRSA Convention and the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo, email Sulock or call (407) 671-3772, Ext. 177.