Roofing Contractors Association of Hawaii Holds Awards Banquet

The Roofing Contractors Association of Hawaii 2016 Top Roofing Awards Banquet was held at the Honolulu Country Club, Jan. 21, 2017.

Six awards were presented in Residential and Commercial categories for Fluid Applied, Single Ply, Modified Bitumen, Metal, Tile and Shingle.

The awards banquet’s Gold Sponsors included ABC Supply, Allied Building Products, Beachside Roofing, Malarkey, Polyglass USA, and Roofline Supply and Delivery.

Pictured from left to right: Dennis Conway, chairman of NRCA’s board of directors and principal of Commercial Roofers, Las Vegas, celebrates with Scott Ai, president of the Roofing Contractors Association of Hawaii and vice president of estimating for Beachside Roofing, Honolulu, and Scott’s wife, Roxanne Ai.

Retired Lt. Col. Rob Waldman Will Present IRE Keynote Address

Retired Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman will present the keynote address during the International Roofing Expo [IRE], taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
 
Held immediately prior to the opening of the show, the “Never Fly Solo! The Power of Partnership” keynote address will take place on March 1, from 9:45 am to 10:50 am at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The keynote is sponsored by Malarkey Roofing Products, exhibiting in booth #731.
 
“His compelling stories about overcoming adversity, earning trust, and breaking performance barriers are heartfelt and will inspire you and your team to reach new heights both personally and professionally,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, director of the IRE.
 
Relating his experiences to succeeding in the roofing industry, Waldman will explain how to build a culture that embraces the core values of integrity, trust and the ability to face challenges with courage.
 
“Waldman overcame a lifelong battle with claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a combat-decorated U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and entrepreneur,” said Bill Good, CEO of NRCA, the show’s official sponsor. “His message will provide an uplifting opening act to the 2017 IRE.” 
 
The keynote is included free of charge in all registration packages, but advance registration is required. Attendee online registration is available here.
 
For information about the IRE, please visit here or call 972.536.6415 or 800.684.5761.

Malarkey Roofing Products and the Roofing Industry Bids Farewell to a Friend

On behalf of his family, friends and business associates around the world, the roofing industry is sad to announce the passing of Joe Russo.

Joe’s journey with cancer started one year ago when it was first detected in his brain. He fought through every turn as the disease spread. During this time, Joe continued his work on projects with Malarkey Roofing Products and maintained his unique brand of humor with friends and colleagues. After a courageous fight, Joe’s journey ended in the company of his family.

Joe Russo’s story in the roofing industry would take pages to document. His career started on the roof, first as a shingler, then hot crew, foreman, superintendent, estimator, consultant, technical manager, and sales manager. All of his experiences knit together to apply to any given circumstance in a roofing conversation.

Joe enjoyed travel and was able to visit all contents of the world, including a jaunt to Antarctica to cross off the final continent. His wife Jackie was able to join him on many of the experiences and was by his side through many spirited Russo dinner table debates.

We will miss our friend but remember his courage and appreciate his joy for life.

Malarkey Roofing Products Hires New Sales Team Members

Malarkey Roofing Products is pleased to announce the additions of John Rabung and Virginia Fereday to the Malarkey Sales Team.

John Rabung joined Malarkey as the Regional Manager for the Northern United States. In his new position, Rabung will be based out of the Seattle area and will oversee Malarkey Sales Representatives from the Pacific Northwest to the Great Lakes, as well as his home state of Alaska. Rabung comes to Malarkey with over 25 years of experience in the roofing industry, including leadership positions in both manufacturing and distribution. Prior to joining Malarkey, Rabung contributed to a diverse range of responsibilities throughout the roofing industry, including: sales, operations, purchasing, and supply chain management.

Virginia Fereday will be joining the Commercial Sales Team in November as the Commercial Sales Representative for Northern California. She will be based out of Vallejo, California and will be working closely with Architects, Roofing Consultants, and Roofing Contractors throughout Northern California. Fereday has been a manufacturing representative in the commercial roofing industry for 17 years and brings with her a vast knowledge base of polymer modified roofing.