YMCA of the Treasure Coast, Stuart, Fla.
Roofing Contractor: Venture Construction Group of Florida, Boca Raton, Fla.
More than 500,000 square feet of new roofing was installed on the Richard C. Geisinger Sr. Branch, the Y’s main facility, including 60-mil TPO with a 20-year Premium System Warranty, new Silicone Roof Coating System with a 20-year Premium System Warranty and 1.5-inch standing-seam metal.
At the SportsWorld program center, crews recoated the existing 450,000-square-foot metal roof with the Silicone Roof Coating System with a 50-year Material Limited Warranty.
A hail and windstorm severely damaged the roofs of the Geisinger branch and its SportsWorld program center. Repairing the 30- to 40-year-old roofs on the Geisinger branch was not a viable option; a complete tear-off and replacement was needed. The SportsWorld roof was leaking in numerous places and required significant repairs. Fixing the physical damage to both buildings was only part of the challenge, though; insurance payments would cover only a fraction of the cost of completing the necessary work.
“They needed a lot of help,” recalls Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) President and CEO Stephen Shanton, referring to the amount of work that needed to be done and how it would be paid. “They were in a really bad situation.”
VCGFL and Mule-Hide Products ensured the YMCA of the Treasure Coast could continue serving 5,000 adults and children who visit the facilities each year for sports and recreational activities, preschool, after-school care, summer camps and more. VCGFL donated 25 percent of the labor and materials needed to reroof the Geisinger branch. VCGFL and Mule-Hide Products combined to cover 82 percent of cost of repairing the SportsWorld facility; VCGFL provided labor and materials and Mule-Hide Products contributed materials.
For the work at the SportsWorld location alone, VCGFL dedicated a crew of 15 contractors, a crew leader and two managers for two weeks.
“We are extremely honored and happy that Venture Construction Group of Florida and Mule-Hide Products came to our aid when we needed it most,” says John M. Lass, president and CEO of the YMCA of the Treasure Coast. “They made sure the job was done with integrity and quality, and the Venture Construction Group of Florida crew even took the time to have some fun and amuse the children attending our facilities.”
PHOTO: Mule-Hide Products