Atlas Roofing to Host HGTV and DIY Network Star Mike Holmes at 2019 IRE

Mike Holmes, professional contractor and TV host on HGTV and DIY Network, will be at the Atlas Roofing booth during the 2019 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Holmes is scheduled to be at the Atlas Roofing booth (#1454) on February 11. He will be sharing his experiences in the construction industry, interacting with fans and doing interviews. 

Holmes’ daughter, Sherry, will also take part in the IRE festivities, serving as the keynote speaker for National Women in Roofing Day on February 9.

Recently the Holmes team named Atlas shingles with Scotchgard Protector as a HOLMES Approved product.The HOLMES Approved designation represents products that meet Holmes’ high-quality standards. Atlas, 3M and the Holmes team are determined to increase awareness with homeowners to help eliminate black streaks on roofs cause by algae. “I’m proud of this work,” Holmes says. “Together we’re going to continue to improve the quality of our homes and change our industry for the better.” 

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Sherry Holmes of DIY Network to Deliver Keynote at NWIR Day

National Women in Roofing (NWIR), a national organization focused on the empowerment of women within the roofing industry, has announced that Sherry Holmes will be the keynote speaker at its second annual NWIR Day, which is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, prior to the 2019 International Roofing Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. Holmes is a contractor, part-time designer and weekend DIYer. She supports and mentors women in the skilled trades and recently became an Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build.

Sherry Holmes’ father is celebrity contractor Mike Holmes, so construction is in her blood. She started behind the scenes on Mike’s breakout series, “Holmes on Homes,” and has been a crew member ever since. Up next she will appear in the new series “Holmes: Next Generation.”

“We are very excited to have Sherry share her story of her challenges and successes as a contractor,” said Shari Carlozzi, NWIR Chair. “Her insight and experience are sure to inspire everyone attending the event.”

Sherry Holmes works to encourage women to get into the trades. A quote on her website states, “If you’re thinking about getting into the trades, go for it! If it’s your passion learn as much as you can. It might be harder than you think to make your mark, but I promise you it will be worth it.”

With a theme of Building Better Together, NWIR Day provides additional educational and networking session for women in the roofing industry. According to the organization, it’s also an opportunity for women in the industry to be among professional, like-minded, good-spirited women from all facets of the roofing industry to gain insight and inspiration. More information and registration is now open as part of the IRE registration process. For more information, visit the NWIR Website.

NWIR also recognizes and thanks the following Diamond event sponsors: Johns Manville, SRS Distribution, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress, Tamko and Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance.

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