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Buff Point disaster: Central Coast resident’s near miss with tragedy and Stormseal’s innovative make-safe solution

By Stormseal.

Game changing post-storm solution is now available in the U.S. Read how it helped this Australian avoid a second disaster caused by flapping tarps.

Aside from the caved in roof and mounds of splintered tree branches piled in the driveway, the modest brick-and-tile family home still standing behind Buff Point resident Wilfred could belong to any number of Australians across the nation.

It’s a well-loved house, complete with a boat in the carport and brushy natives in the backyard, and like many Australian homes has now shared the trauma of a storm encounter which destroyed the roof, crushed the boat shed and nearly the took the life of Wilfred’s son Phillip.

“I was in the kitchen, doing some cooking, and my son was out here, just been to the car, and he’s walking away from the car and we’ve just heard this almighty bang. I’ve come outside and Phillip, my son, was just standing 3 or 4 meters away from it. He was very, very lucky that he didn’t get killed.”

While Phillip got out alive, Wilfred’s car wasn’t so lucky. It took days to clear the debris that had covered the roof of his house, and the massive gum tree branch that nearly took the life of his son and left his vehicle crushed beneath it.

Wilfred and his son weren’t the only Central Coast residents affected by the storm that pummeled the east coast of NSW in full force on Saturday October 20, 2018. While further south the visiting Duke and Duchess of Sussex experienced a milder taste of Australia’s wild weather when effects of the system brought grey skies, rain and wind to the opening of the Invictus games, closer to home the effects were far more severe.

The Wyong State Emergency Services (SES) were called to more than 50 properties in the wake of the event. A number of these callouts required a crane to lift trees off homes. Wyong SES media officer Allan Benson said crews from a far afield as Gosford and Lake Macquarie pitched in to help with the clean up on Sunday. During the peak of the storm at least 10,000 homes and businesses lost power.

Wilfred’s home, like many others, was given the standard ‘protection’ of a tarp to cover the gaping holes in his roof following the storm. But as many survivors of severe weather events discover, Wilfred found no comfort in the precariously arranged plastic sheets.

“It never stopped flapping. It’s overlapped. The eyeholes are spread out. The tarp was tied to the tree that fell. The tree started moving again, I don’t know why. It was very noisy. You were trying to sleep in there where my son was and all you could hear was this flapping and flapping and flapping of the tarp,” said Wilfred.

As anyone who’s experienced roof damage knows, this tarpaulin setup is a far from ideal solution. Tarps frequently require replacement, because they leak, tear, blow off, or collapse under the weight of pooling rainwater. Tarp failures cause further trauma to residents and more property damage, escalating claims and labor costs. These failures were highlighted in a recent Financial Services Royal Commission.

Luckily for Wilfred, his insurer, Westpac, responded quickly and their claim’s manager engaged Insurance Roofing Services Australia (IRSA) to install an advanced tarp replacement system with vastly superior make-safe properties – Stormseal.

Stormseal is a unique, polymer technology for weather-proofing buildings. It’s a strong polyethylene film that heat-shrinks to cover a damaged roof or wall, providing secure protection from wind, rain and hail, and requiring no further intervention until permanent repairs are made.

After having his home secured with Stormseal Wilfred noticed an immediate difference.

“I’ve got nothing against tarps but this is just a different kettle of fish. There’s no noise. There’s no anything. There’s no way in the world any water’s going to get in that. And it looks good. I should get the whole roof covered instead of the tiles.”

“It can’t blow up. It’d get windy and the tarp would blow up and there’s rain in a storm. It just comes down in all directions. It is possible, with a tarp, that you get water in your house. But you can’t with this. There’s no way, it’s great. Really, Really good…. I don’t need to worry about water now.”

The area is no stranger to severe storms with the NRMA recently releasing a study which revealed the Central Coast as the third most storm-affected region in NSW.

While storm preparation advice from the SES to regularly clear gutters and trim overhanging branches is of utmost importance, Stormseal inventor and Managing Director, Matthew Lennox, says the best advice in the aftermath of a weather event is to ask your insurance company to ditch the tarp and provide Stormseal instead.

“We need to help our communities become more disaster resilient. It’s time we said goodbye to inadequate tarps and made a sealed, secure roof the new standard for how people live in the days of post-storm recovery.”

Learn how to become a Stormseal contractor.

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Stormseal supports insurers who underpin community resilience

By Stormseal.

It’s in the wake of devastating weather events like Hurricane Michael that the importance of insurance companies in supporting not only individuals and businesses but whole communities to get back onto their feet is made clear.

Speaking to National Public Radio for a piece on the aftermath of the storm, Alfa Insurance adjuster Chris Chandler said meeting with residents to assess the damage of the event takes an emotional toll.

“You’re talking to people [whose] houses are destroyed. All their belongings, their wedding or their children’s pictures, things like that are just gone. And nothing, no amount of money, is going to get an image back of your parents that are passed away. That’s not going to get an image back of your child’s first birthday. You wish that you could just snap your fingers and make everything back to normal,” he said

In Mexico Beach, the ruins of what was once a thriving Florida resort town stand testament to a life after the catastrophe that is anything but normal. People are missing roofs or entire sides of houses. Residents wander homeless through mounds of rubble trying and failing to tell apart their crushed belongings from their neighbor’s debris that has blown over from two streets away.

It’s a wonder that even the rubble is still standing considering the ferocious speeds with which Hurricane Michael exploded onto the shores of Mexico Beach — winds of over 150 miles per hour and a 14-foot wall of mighty ocean destroying everything in its path.

According to the town’s fire chief, Sandy Walker, 95 percent of all buildings – houses, condos and hotels – are now only piles of splintered wood or gutted, uninhabitable skeletons of homes and businesses.

As for the future of Mexico City, the town’s Police Chief Anthony Kelly told local media that while things may never be the same again, of all 1,200 residents he has spoken to, everyone has vowed to rebuild.

“This is a resilient town,” Kelly said. “They’re all wanting to make sure that each neighbor on each side and the neighbor after that is fine. More than the devastation that’s going on in their lives they continue wanting to check on someone else. That is Mexico Beach. You can’t buy that.”

It’s in this quest to resurrect the town that the work of insurance agencies in providing the wherewithal to start again is so crucial.

Security First Insurance Florida has announced an expansion of their team of insurance professionals, working around the clock to help policyholders as quickly as possible. They’re expecting to receive more than 4,000 claims from the storm.

American Integrity Insurance Group sent out a message of support to all those affected.

“Helping Panhandle residents get their homes – and lives – back to normal in the aftermath of Michael is the highest priority of Tampa-based American Integrity Insurance Company. It has mobilized members of its disaster recovery team and deployed its mobile catastrophe unit to the Panama City area to help customers get the claims process started as quickly as possible.”

Florida Peninsula Insurance Company and Edison Insurance Company have also jumped into action with their President Clint Strauch announcing extra measures of support for those affected.

“Our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our customers. In the aftermath of this truly devastating storm, we want to reassure all policyholders that we are standing by to assist in the recovery and rebuilding process,” said Mr. Strauch.

Insurance companies have a history of going above and beyond in the aftermath of natural disasters in the US. They gave generous aid above required payments in the record-breaking 2017 season which saw the first occurrence of three category four hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and Maria — make landfall in the United States and its territories in a one-year period.

Insurance heavyweight Texas Mutual opened up a charitable grants program in the weeks following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey with a total support payout of $10 million for its workers’ compensation policyholders. Giving out up to $10,000 at a time to policyholders that were affected, a total of 1,107 applications were approved by Texas Mutual, and the insurer tallied the final total at $10,618,497 approved grants.

American International Group Inc. donated $1 million in aid to organizations focused on emergency relief and ongoing recovery following Hurricane Harvey. AIG allocated $500,000 to Houston-based nonprofits for immediate local relief efforts and the remaining $500,000 supported critical medium- and longer-term recovery efforts in partnership with The Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

This is just a small snapshot of the financial contributions made by insurers across the nation to help disaster-stricken US communities get back up on their feet. It’s this life rebuilding work that Stormseal managing director Matthew Lennox hopes Stormseal can continue to support into the future.

“Our insurers are so important to the resilience of our communities, especially hurricane-prone areas like Florida. And that’s why I’d love to see as many insurers as possible have access to a time-saving, make safe solution like Stormseal that gives hurricane survivors their security back as quick as possible and frees insurance companies up to spend more time doing the crucial work of sorting out claims that help rebuild resilient towns like Mexico Beach.”

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Metal Roof Attic Ventilation

By Andy Swan, Roof Saver.

What’s different about venting an attic beneath a metal roof?

Obviously, the physics of air movement are the same as is the need to allow hot moist air to escape from the attic.  However, the solutions available are different.

You still want to follow the 1:150 NFA ratio to ensure adequate Net Free Area in the system and split the total with at least half of the NFA providing intake at the soffit and less than half serving as exhaust vents.  A one-stop solution available from Metallic Products is the preformed low-profile metal ridge cap with integrated vent media to keep weather and insects out along with PREVENTS, the preassembled soffit vent.

Another approach is the foam cap and closure format made popular by Ventco with their Profile Vent.  More than 40 pre-cut sizes are available to fit a range of standing seam and screw-down roof panel profiles.  The manufacturer’s installation calls for rolling out the foam strip and securing to the metal roof with the positioning adhesive.  You also have the option of installing ridge cap anchor clips to secure the foam and then rivet the ridge cap to the clips.  The clips further serve to keep from compressing the foam strip.

For corrugated metal roofs the exhaust vent solutions include Roof Saver rolled ridge vent.  In this case the vent media is rolled out along the ridge and the panel manufacturer’s ridge cap is attached to the roof by driving screws through the cap and Roof Saver at the high point of the corrugated pattern.  The installer must take care to maintain the ¾” opening from the underside of the cap to the roof panel to ensure the media easily allows air to pass.

With each of these solutions, the use of a vapor retarder at the foot of the attic is important to limit the moisture migrating up from the living space.

Andy Swan is president of Blocksom and Co., manufacturer of Roof Saver Ridge Vent. For more information on Roof Saver visit www.roofsaver.com

 

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Don’t Miss the Next Tremco Talks Live Webinar: December 6, 2018

Tremco Talks live webinars are offered quarterly and provide interesting, relevant and popular educational topics; roofing, sustainability, building envelope, restoration, rooftop safety, indoor building air quality, warranties, energy efficiencies, and much, much more!

Have you ever thought about protecting and weatherproofing an entire building envelope by restoring it from the ground up but didn’t know where to start? Join our live, 60-minute webinar “Restoration From The Ground Up: A system approach for façade restoration” on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10 AM PST/1PM EST to find out where to begin the process.

Join Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing’s Joshua Houk and Brian Gagne for a discussion on what it takes to successfully restore your building façade from the ground up. All participants will receive a 1.0-hour Learning Unit FM Competency credit for attending. A Certificate of Completion, IFMA Competency area: Technology, Operations and Maintenance will be provided.

Webinar Title: Restoration from the Ground Up: A system approach to facade restoration.

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Time: 10 AM PST/ 1 PM EST

Register here.

Duration: 1 Hour

About the presenters:

Josh Houk, PMP, Façade Restoration Program Manager, Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing

Acted as project manager for the Façade Restoration strategic initiative within Tremco. Conducted two years’ worth of primary and secondary research into Façade Restoration challenges and solutions that resulted in the creation of a standalone business team dedicated to the remediation of the most common glazing restoration failures. Currently acts as the liaison between field sales and corporate design support to ensure adequate training and support of field resources and proper alignment of internal design and operations resources.

Joshua serves as the Façade Restoration Program Manager at Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing and manages strategic project initiatives involving Wet Sealant, Spectrem Simple Seal, Spectrem Restoration Overlay, and Custom Gasket remediation solutions. He is responsible for the development, rollout, and support of façade restoration initiatives and to ensure alignment between internal design and external market facing resources. Joshua works closely with building owner, property manager, contractor, and consultant stakeholder groups to translate their feedback into value-added solutions.

Brian Gagne, LEED AP, Manager of Glazing Services, Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing

Brian Gagne is currently the Glazing Services Manager at Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing. Brian has been with Tremco CS&W for over seven years and is responsible for gasket design, restoration processes, 3D printer, and technical services; including structural glazing drawing reviews and building façade sealants reviews.

He is currently an active member of ASTM: American Society of Test Methods, AAMA: American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Glazing Association of North America. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo where he received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology.

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Roscoe Green Named General Counsel to the National Association of Minority Contractors Central FL Chapter

Roscoe will provide a number of pro bono legal services to the association’s board of directors.

Attorney Roscoe Green of Cotney Construction Law was recently named General Counsel of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) Central Florida Chapter. As General Counsel, Roscoe will provide a number of pro bono legal services to the association’s board of directors with regard to the organizational structure, governance policies, operations, and bylaws.

Roscoe Green practices in all areas of construction law, including construction litigation, contract disputes, construction defects, bid protests, payment disputes, delay claims, and lien & bond claims. Roscoe is a certified general contractor in the State of Florida and holds a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering. As a minority contractor himself, Roscoe understands the need for a group like NAMC to help create relationships and address industry concerns of minority contractors.

“NAMC is a great resource for contractors of all races and ethnic backgrounds. It provides education, support, and advocacy for its members,” said Roscoe Green. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with NAMC’s leadership and members and provide the necessary legal guidance for this group.”

About The National Association of Minority Contractors

The National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) is a nonprofit trade association that was established in 1969 to address the needs and concerns of minority contractors. While membership is open to people of all races and ethnic backgrounds, the organization’s mandate, “Building Bridges – Crossing Barriers,” focuses on construction industry concerns common to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

About Cotney Construction Law

Cotney Construction Law is a national construction law firm that advocates for the roofing industry.  The firm serves as General Counsel to Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA), Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association (FRSA), Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors (TARC), Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), National Women in Roofing (NWIR), Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) and a number of local construction associations. Cotney Construction Law’s practice areas include construction law, litigation, arbitration, contract review & drafting, immigration, employment, OSHA defense, licensing defense, bid protests, lien law, bond law and alternative dispute resolution.  The firm has offices throughout Florida, as well as locations in Charlotte, Denver, Grand Rapids, Houston, Mobile, and Nashville.  For more information, visit www.cotneycl.com.

 

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TAMKO Donates Roof System for Operation Finally Home Project

Wounded Texas veteran Charlotte Ferris and her four children have a new reason to be thankful this holiday season.

Ferris is one of the latest Dallas-Fort Worth area veterans to receive a custom-built, mortgage-free house through nonprofit organization Operation FINALLY HOME, and the generosity of builders and manufacturers including McBee Homes and TAMKO Building Products, Inc.

Last week, Ferris was surprised with a groundbreaking at the site of her new home. Believing they were going for a preliminary interview with Operation FINALLY HOME, Ferris and her family were greeted with a cheering crowd, an American flag flying high over the site and plenty of tears.

This is the first time TAMKO has participated in an Operation FINALLY HOME project, and is donating the roof for Specialist Ferris’ new home. TAMKO has a long history of supporting veterans – veterans make up 15 percent of the company’s workforce, and TAMKO has provided financial and flight support for both the Hero Flights and Honor Flights organizations. TAMKO has a manufacturing facility in Dallas, and a growing corporate extension office in Irving, Texas.

“Specialist Ferris, and others like her, are American heroes, and it’s our great honor to say ‘Thank You’ in this way,” said TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys. “This is especially meaningful to us because it’s in the Dallas-area that we’ve called home for more than 30 years.”

Operation FINALLY HOME has completed 151 mortgage­free homes and 18 home modifications, and has an additional 50 projects either under construction or in planning.  The nonprofit partners with builder associations, builders, developers, corporate sponsors and volunteers to raise the funds, provide materials and complete the planning and labor for each project. Each home is custom-built to accommodate the physical needs of wounded veterans, and then provided mortgage-free to veterans and widows of the fallen. In addition to TAMKO, this project was made possible through the generosity of several businesses in the region, including McBee Homes, the lead builder on the project, and financial contributors Heritage Real Estate and Roger Williams Automall.

“We are so blessed to work with great builders, builders associations and manufacturers such as TAMKO to lift the burden of a mortgage off the shoulders of our wounded veterans,” said Dan Wallrath, founder of Operation FINALLY HOME. “While Specialist Ferris will not have a mortgage, she has certainly paid a price for this home.”

While deployed in Iraq, Specialist Ferris was driving an armored truck that was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Ferris searched for her crew, who all survived, before realizing her ankle was broken and her ear drum ruptured. She was medically evacuated and underwent surgery.

Ferris was recalled to active duty but was deemed medically unfit due to her injuries. She suffers from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, post-concussive headaches, an ankle fracture and tinnitus. For her service and bravery, Ferris was awarded the Purple Heart, as well as the Army Commendation Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Ferris and her four children currently live in White Settlement, Texas. Together they enjoy playing musical instruments and having tea parties.

Operation FINALLY HOME and McBee Homes expect Ferris’ new home to be completed in 2019.

“We are deeply honored to have been asked to build a dream home for an American Hero, and even more humbled by the love and generosity shown by all of our employees, sub-contractors and vendors,” said Mearl McBee, founder/owner of McBee Homes. “We had 100 percent participation by every trade in our system in creating a home that Charlotte Ferris and her children will enjoy for many years to come.”

Click here to download photos from the surprise groundbreaking for the Ferris Family.

 For more information, visit www.TAMKO.com.

 

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METALCON LIVE reporting from Day 2 of METALCON 2018, held October 10-12 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

If you weren’t at METALCON this year, you will feel like you were after watching METALCON LIVE’s recap of Day Two! Live action from the Exhibit floor, education sessions, Metal Roofing Games, interviews with speakers, attendees and exhibitors and more are all featured.

The day kicked off with a topical and interactive Keynote Address by Dan DiMicco, former CEO of NUCOR Steel and Senior Trade Adviser to the Trump Campaign. Mr. DiMicco shared his perspective on supporting the new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.  He commented that “America is open for business again! Tariffs are part of an overall effort to reform the global trading system so it works for everyone.” You can READ MORE in the press release posted on METALCON’s website.

METALCON’s Exhibit Floor “by the numbers” occupied over 76,000 square feet of space with 250 companies exhibiting in 525 booths.  It is the only annual trade show and conference devoted entirely to the application of metal in industrial, institutional, light commercial and residential, making it THE place to be to get business done.  Todd Andrews with Classic Metals, commented,” If you are in the metal roofing business and manufacturing of metal buildings, the show is a must! I try and buy one or two machines while at the show each year.”

The video recap goes on to highlight some of the engaging educational sessions led by key industry experts and footage from the second day of competition in the MCA Metal Roofing Games where more teams took home $500 in cash prizes with two teams advancing to Friday’s final competition.

The second day culminated with a special check presentation to the Steve Smith Family Foundation.  Gerard Littlejohn, Executive Director, was on hand to accept the $3,000 check and remarked, “We are so thankful to METALCON; the funds will go directly to the Smith Family Wellness Center which gives free medical and counseling care to underserved families and help them get the care they need.”

If you joined us at METALCON this year, please share your experience at #METALCON18!

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MRA Searches for Top Survivor Home of 2018

Contest spotlights how climate extremes tested homeowners’ mettle (and metal roofs) this year.

Hurricanes, wildfires, massive hail storms, snow, ice, wind and more: for plenty of U.S. and Canadian homeowners, 2018 brought it all.

Now, the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is seeking stories from homeowners with metal roofs who survived Mother Nature’s wrath for a chance to earn the title of MRA’s Top Survivor Home of the Year and a $1,500 grand prize. To enter, homeowners simply need to submit their story in 200 words or less about the challenge their home withstood during 2018, along with a photo via the official entry page at www.metalroofing.com. For each qualified entry received, MRA also will donate $50 to the American Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts, up to a total of $5,000. The search for MRA’s Top Survivor Home of the Year ends on January 15, 2019.

“With climate extremes becoming increasingly common, taking steps to make homes more defensible and resilient is essential no matter where homeowners live,” said Renee Ramey, MRA executive director. “We hear from homeowner all the time who credit their metal roofs for helping protect their home against extreme wind, rain, hail and even wildfires and major snow storms, so we decided to proactively invite people to share their stories. Hopefully, it will inspire others and showcase how homes can survive against some pretty incredible odds.”

Building and renovating homes so that they are better able to withstand climate extremes is a hot topic in the industry, given the massive challenges homeowners have faced in recent years. That includes using more durable, long lasting and stronger materials like metal roofs, in addition to construction methods that not only meet, but exceed codes for being able to better stand up against monster storms and help prevent damage from climate related events, such as wildfires.

For official rules and details about the Metal Roofing Alliance’s Top Survivor Home of the Year competition, visit www.metalroofing.com

Metal roofs are known for their long-lasting durability, especially in extreme climate conditions. Protect your home and tell us how your home survived Mother Nature’s wrath this year by visiting www.metalroofing.com for a chance to win $1,500

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A Week at METALCON – Charlotte, NC

By Roof Hugger.

Roof Hugger’s Dale and Jan Nelson, DJ Highnote, and Mark James attended METALCON 2018 along with Robert Baker and Duane Sailors of the LSI Group, Inc.

Attendance at METALCON was good, and the show floor was different from previous years with a center theater/stage where nonstop presentations and educational sessions were conducted over the three days of the show.

Over at the MCA National Metal Roofing Championship Games booth, our Mark James coordinated all of the competition for the Championship Title to be presented on Friday morning.

Celebrating its 5th Annual metal roofing competition, the MCA Metal Roofing Championship Games were held October 10-12 at METALCON in Charlotte, NC. As hoped for, the MCA Games created excitement, made some familiar metal construction sounds and managed to draw a crowd each day during the competition. Charlotte being the home of NASCAR, the Game’s theme this year was appropriately named the “Rev ‘Em Up” National Championship Roofing Games at the Charlotte Metal Speedway.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Teams from several notable metal construction contracting companies competed for cash awards.  On Friday, the two teams with the most collective points from Wednesday and Thursday’s competition, returned to compete for the $2,000 Grand Cash Award and the title of “MCA METALCON 2018 National Metal Roofing Champion”.

 Wednesday, October 10 winners:

Team 2 – Thomas Phoenix International, Easthampton, New Jersey, Matt Cox, and Justin Hopta.

This team was the returning National Champions from last year in Las Vegas. They won all of the challenges on Wednesday against some very fierce competitors. Their Daily Points totaled 249 versus the runner up at 228 points. Cox and Hopta took home a total of $3,250 for their winnings on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 11 winners:

Team 3 – Thomas Phoenix International, East Hampton, New Jersey, Joe Allen and Mike Milligan.

Allen and Milligan won Challenges 1, 2 and 3, plus daily points award racking up 239 points. Their take home winnings for the day was $2,250.

Other Challenge winners of $500 each were German Mendoza and Carlos Rodriguez (yellow shirts) with Lafave’s Construction, Inc. of Landis, NC and Joe Prisk and Craig Swanberg with Dan Perkins Construction of Ishpeming, Michigan. Total Cash Awards were $3,250.00

So, going into the Face-off competition on Friday were the two teams from Thomas Phoenix International, actually the same as it was in the Las Vegas 2017 Games.

Friday, October 12 winner and 2018 Metal Roofing Games National Champions:

Team 2 – Thomas Phoenix International, East Hampton, New Jersey, Matt Cox, and Justin Hopta.

They won the National Championship Title and the $2,000 Cash Award. Total cash award prizes for the event were $8,500.

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JobNimbus announces Beacon Roofing Supply strategic integration and new services program

by Kaili Spear, JobNimbus.

Announcement means new training options and use of Beacon Roofing Supply’s digital tools for customers.

JobNimbus is thrilled to announce a Beacon Roofing Supply strategic integration. They’re the largest publicly traded distributor of roofing and complementary building products in the United States and Canada. The announcement was made this morning at the JobNimbus Solution Summit in Austin, Texas.

“We are excited to be helping hardworking customers take their business to the next level,” said Ben Hodson, CEO of JobNimbus. “JobNimbus is an ultra-simple CRM and project management software. We are committed to delivering the best user experience possible and to support our users in their businesses.”

This integration will provide customers access to live pricing and the ability to send material orders directly to their Beacon Roofing Supply location from the JobNimbus platform. Launching in Quarter 1, 2019, this partnership combines the project management capabilities of JobNimbus and Beacon’s robust set of digital tools.

More details to come!

Also, this morning we announced our new JobNimbus Services program that will be launching on November 1st, 2019.

JobNimbus Services is a complete overhaul of JobNimbus’s previous training program as well as an expansion of those services. These will include a more robust training option for our customers and also go into implementation. Some of the new services include:

  • Launchpad training
  • Quickbooks training and implementation
  • Data Migration
  • A La Carte solutions
  • Custom System integrations
  • And many other services

“This is going to be a game changer for us and our customers.” Said Ben Hodson, CEO of JobNimbus. “Our training will now be more affordable for our customers and the increases the range of what they can be trained in. This will help them take their company to another level with JobNimbus and we’re excited to see the results.”

This product has now launched! You can check it out here. What new service are you hoping to see?

Learn more about JobNimbus.

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