Tecta America Arizona Lends a Helping Hand at Teen Challenge of Arizona Facility

Tecta America Arizona recently donated its time to repair the roof on the Teen Challenge of Arizona at Home of Hope (TCAZ) facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. A home of recovery for women and children, the building that provides a safe haven for its residents was in dire need of help after sustaining weather-related damage in 2016. Damage to the roof prevented the use of several rooms within the structure, thus reducing the support TCAZ could provide.

The project was presented by the National Women in Roofing – Arizona (NWiRAZ) chapter as part of its mission of giving back to the local community. National Women in Roofing is a volunteer-based organization that supports and advances the careers of women roofing professionals. Its core values are mentoring, education, networking and recruitment. In keeping with those goals, the Arizona chapter supports those in the local community that are in need of assistance. Rebecca Clements, member of NWiRAZ and Service Manager for Tecta America Arizona, gladly stepped in to help the TCAZ while working with roofing industry affiliates to make it happen. The team at Tecta volunteered their skill and time to repair the 30,000-square-foot roof and the needed material was generously donated by Glendale-based Elite Roofing Supply.

“We are proud to have been part of this project,” commented Clements. “Tecta is committed to playing an active role in supporting the community and when I was made aware of the need, we immediately jumped in to help.”

Since opening its doors in 2003, the Teen Challenge’s center in Casa Grande has helped over 1,100 women lead a life of sobriety and faith. To commemorate 50 years in 2008, Teen Challenge USA produced a book that details the decades of history of the program sharing many success stories of those that have graduated and moved on to better lives.
Center Director of TCAZ, Reverend Teresa Logue, dedicated a copy of that book to the team at Tecta America Arizona saying, “Thank you for the roof repair. I’m sure your team understood how desperate the repairs were needed. Because of you, we can open up another room helping two more moms and their children.”

For more information about Teen Challenge of Arizona’s Home of Hope, visit www.tcaz.org or www.tcazhomeofhope.org.

For more information about Tecta America Arizona, visit http://www.tectaamerica.com/commercial-roofing-phoenix-arizona.

NRCA Elects New Chairman of the Board

Kent Schwickert, senior vice president-national business unit for Schwickert’s Tecta America of Mankato LLC, Mankato, Minnesota, has been elected the next chairman of the board of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). Schwickert will serve for the 2018-19 fiscal year. He was elected during NRCA’s 131st Annual Convention, held February 6-8 in New Orleans.

“Over the years, Kent has been a significant contributor to NRCA and our efforts to advance the roofing industry,” said Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “He has a tremendous ability to work in partnership with all stakeholders in our industry and to get things done. He will make an outstanding chairman of the board.”

Schwickert previously served as an NRCA vice chairman from 2016-17 and was a member of NRCA’s board of directors from 1999-02, 2003-04, 2010-13. In addition, Schwickert served as member of many NRCA committees, including Business Leadership, Contractor Management, Health and Safety, Membership and PAC Advisory, as well as the Communications Task Force, Future Executives Institute, Insurance Board of Governors, National Roofing Legal Resource Center and the NRCA Retirement Program.

Schwickert’s Tecta America of Mankato also is a member of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress. Schwickert will begin his one-year term as the highest-ranking officer of one of the oldest construction trade associations in the U.S. June 1, 2018.

For more information, visit www.NRCA.net.

Tecta America Adds to Leadership Team

Tecta America announced that Rylee Miller has been named the President of JB Roofing, A Tecta America Company, LLC, with locations in Tiffin and Columbus, Ohio. Miller has been in the construction industry since 2002, and joined JB Roofing in 2012. According to the company, he has a strong background in project management with a degree in construction management from the University of Cincinnati.

“Rylee and his terrific team have already proven themselves since they have been at Tecta and we look forward to continued success under Rylee’s leadership,” said Mark Santacrose, President and CEO of Tecta America Corporation.

For more information, visit http://www.tectaamerica.com.

 

Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Announces MVP Award Winners

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the winners of its 17th annual Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, recognizing roofing workers from Irvine, Calif.; Commerce City, Colo.; Lakeland, Fla.; Cumming, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; LaGrange, Ohio; and Houston.

The MVP Awards program honors roofing professionals based on their contributions in one or more of the following areas: on-the-job performance; on-the-job safety performance, contributions to a team effort; community service and volunteerism; and other noteworthy contributions.

The 2017 MVP Award winners are:

  • Narciso Alarcon, superintendent at Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., for community service and volunteerism and other noteworthy contributions and activities.
  • Justin Cooper, foreman at Flynn, Commerce City, Colo., for outstanding on-the- job performance.
  • Manuel Cortez, foreman at Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., for contributions to a team effort.
  • Robert Detweiler, foreman at Centimark Corp., Lakeland, Fla., for community service and volunteerism.
  • Don Gautier, superintendent at Chamberlain Roofing & Waterproofing, Houston, for outstanding on the job performance and on-the-job safety performance.
  • Roy Jones, superintendent at Rike Roofing Services Inc., Charlotte, N.C., for other noteworthy contributions and activities.
  • Mearl Kline, foreman at West Roofing Services Inc., LaGrange, Ohio, for on-the- job safety performance.
  • Clifton Mead, field worker at Tecta America Southeast LLC, Atlanta, for contributions to a team effort.

Additionally, the Alliance named the following MVP Award finalists:

The Alliance also named Alarcon as a finalist for on-the-job performance and contributions to a team effort, Cooper for other contributions and activities, Gautier for contributions to a team effort, and Kline for contributions to a team effort.

For more information about the MVP Awards program or next year’s nominations, contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance’s executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or bjudson@roofingindustryalliance.net.

Lindy Ryan Is Elected NRCA’s First Woman President

LINDY RYAN, senior vice president of Tecta America Southeast LLC, Sanford, Fla., has been elected the next president of the National Roofing Contractors Association, Rosemont, Ill. Ryan, who will be the first woman in NRCA history to assume the role of president, will serve for the 2015-16 fiscal year. She was elected during NRCA’s 128th Annual Convention held Feb. 24-26 in New Orleans.

“Lindy has been incredibly active in NRCA for many years and has a terrific grasp of the issues facing the industry,” says William Good, NRCA’s executive vice president. “More important, she has a great collaborative style that will suit her well in her position of leadership. There’s no doubt she will make an excellent NRCA president.”

“I am honored and excited to serve as NRCA’s president and am looking forward to working with and representing the organization’s valued members,” Ryan notes.

Ryan previously served as NRCA senior vice president from 2014-15 and as vice president from 2011-12 and 2012-13.

In addition, Ryan has served on a number of NRCA committees, including as vice president liaison for NRCA’s Technical Operations Committee, as well as a member of the Health and Safety, Government Relations, Membership Steering and Manual Update committees. Ryan also is a supporter of ROOFPAC, NRCA’s political action committee, and a former president of the National Roofing Legal Resource Center.

Ryan will begin her one-year term as the highest-ranking officer of one of the oldest construction trade associations in the U.S. on June 1, 2015.