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Join RoofersCoffeeShop® as we open up conversations about what is top of mind for roofing contractors and the overall roofing industry right now! Two Thursday mornings a month (6 am Pacific), the team at RCS will video chat with the roofing industry and leading professionals in a Q&A format. Pour a cup of coffee and bring your questions and best practices online as contractors talk to each other while learning from a variety of business and industry experts.

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9/22 Caught Doing Good with ABC Supply

9/26 LIVE From WRE! Sponsored by Everroof and General Coatings

10/6 All Things Solar Sponsored by Johns Manville

10/13 &14 LIVE From Metalcon! Sponsored by New Tech Machinery 

10/27 RCS Trends Report Sponsored by Beacon

11/10 Mental Health Safety in Roofing

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ON DEMAND COFFEE CONVERSATIONS

Join RoofersCoffeeShop in this very special Coffee Conversations, sponsored by ABC Supply, that celebrates the heart of the roofing industry as we talk about the roofing contractors, professionals and companies we have Caught Doing Good. These individuals are doing good both inside and outside of the roofing industry every day ... Read More
S4:E1 You won't want to miss the season 4 kickoff of Coffee Conversations, sponsored by NRCA. Heidi J. Ellsworth welcomes NRCA CEO McKay Daniels and Chairman of the Board Kyle Thomas to talk about the state of the roofing industry. They will dive into positive outcomes from our Roofing Day participation ... Read More
S3:E23 These special Coffee Conversations come to you LIVE from the 100th annual FRSA convention! Join us on day one and two of the show as we meet with industry leaders and experts from all over Florida and across the country. Day one guests will include manufacturers, distributors, service providers and ... Read More
S3:E22 These special Coffee Conversations come to you LIVE from the 100th annual FRSA convention! Join us on day one and two of the show as we meet with industry leaders and experts from all over Florida and across the country. Day one guests will include manufacturers, distributors, service providers and ... Read More
S3:E21 In this very special final episode of the third season of Coffee Conversations, RoofersCoffeeShop and Johns Manville celebrate pride month. Jess Cress of SRS Distribution, Maureen Greeves of Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, and Zeb Sukle of Johns Manville sit down with RoofersCoffeeShop’s Heidi and Megan Ellsworth to discuss their ... Read More
S3:E20 With the roofing industry projected to grow 12% — much higher than the national average of 5% — the opportunities available in roofing are increasing, as are the training needs. This Coffee Conversations will focus on the growing need for apprenticeships and what the industry is doing to meet ... Read More
S3:E19 It is all about safety and the top five OSHA initiatives that roofing contractors need to be aware of in 2022. In this Coffee Conversations, sponsored by Tremco and WTI, Heidi J. Ellsworth brings together a team of experts to answer hard questions about safety and OSHA. Trent ... Read More
S3:E18 You will not want to miss this poignant and important moment in roofing in the next Coffee Conversations that is all about mental health awareness. Mandy McIntyre of 1st Choice Roofing and Christee Holbrook of Graham Roofing join Heidi Ellsworth to talk about how you can start the mental health ... Read More
S3:E17 Join RoofersCoffeeShop® as we open up conversations about what is top of mind for roofing contractors and the overall roofing industry right now! Two Thursday mornings a month (7 am Pacific), the team at RCS will video chat with the roofing industry and leading professionals in a Q&A format. Pour ... Read More
S3:E16 In this Coffee Conversation, sponsored by ABC Supply, we'll hear from Brigadier General USA (RET) Tom Landwermeyer about ABC Supply's involvement in Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit dedicated to building and donating specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, enabling them to rebuild their lives. The ... Read More
S3:E15 Coffee Conversations celebrates Women's History Month with thought-leading women who will reflect on the role women have played and are playing in the roofing industry. The legacy of amazing women in roofing and the women in between who have continued to push for inclusion will be a main topic along ... Read More
S3:E14 In this informational Coffee Conversations sponsored by National Roofing Partners, we dive into the confusing and potentially dangerous world of safety certification for equipment operators. Many roofing companies are trying to navigate the changing classifications for ANSI A92 standards for mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs). As equipment evolves so do ... Read More
S3:E13 RoofersCoffeeShop hosts an important conversation about what to expect from Roofing Day in D.C. 2022. Heidi J. Ellsworth talks with The Honorable Reid Ribble and Deborah Mazol from NRCA, Randy Ober from SPRI and Sherri Miles of Miles Roofing Inc. about this year’s in-person visit to our nation’s capital ... Read More
S3:E12 Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and diversity in roofing in the next Coffee Conversations! Heidi welcomes Rae July of Chinook Roofing and Terae Kearney of IronShore Contracting. The ladies will talk about being black women in the roofing industry and why inclusion in roofing is the key ... Read More
S3:E10 / S3:E11 The second annual LIVE Coffee Conversations, sponsored by SRS Distribution, will take place at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans. Join us on day one and two of the show as we meet with industry leaders and experts from across the country. The conversations will ... Read More
S3:E9 Don't miss this Coffee Conversations, sponsored by General Coatings, as we welcome Rohan Gupta, the next generation of General Coatings' leadership, Clemson University students Ayushi Raj Dua and Declan Fay. Declan has participated in the Roofing Alliance's student competition multiple times. They will chat with Megan Ellsworth, RCS Producer about ... Read More
S3:E8 Starting the year off right, RoofersCoffeeShop’s Coffee Conversations invites the thought leaders around the IRE Community Day to share what is happening and how roofing professionals can be involved. As the IRE Keynote Speaker, Reid Ribble, NRCA CEO joins the panel to share his excitement for what the ... Read More
S3:E7 Join Heidi J. Ellsworth live with some of the sharpest minds in the industry as she chats with RT3 members! Sponsored by ABC Supply, Anna Anderson, Scott Riopelle and John Kiesel are our guests and will be discussing all things technology, industry shortages, and what we will see coming in ... Read More
S3:E6 Join Heidi J. Ellsworth for a Coffee Conversations that hits the heart of the roofing industry: giving back through roofing foundations. Sponsored by ABC Supply, Trent Cotney and foundation representatives including Dave Lawlor, President of the Roofing Alliance; Chuck Chapman, Chairman of Davis Memorial Foundation; Les Sims with the FRSA ... Read More
S3:E5 You won’t want to miss this special edition of Coffee Conversations sponsored by ABC Supply celebrating both veterans and women in the roofing industry. Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS President, sits down with Angelica Bragger and Elizabeth Evans, two incredible veterans within the roofing industry, and Mandy McIntyre of 1st ... Read More
S3:E4 Sponsored by Owens Corning Join the conversation about roofing recycling with Molly Quinn and Mark Leo of Owens Corning as they talk about their Roof to Roads initiative. Heidi J. Ellsworth will visit with not only the Owens Corning team but also roofing and paving contractors about what is ... Read More
S3:E3 Sponsored by Johns Manville Join Heidi Ellsworth on the next Coffee Conversations as she welcomes CEOs and executives Adam Oaks of Estimating Edge, Deryl Kratzer from National Roofing Partners, Will Lorenz of General Coatings, and Jennifer Ford-Smith of Johns Manville. These industry leaders will share an in-depth look of 2021’s ... Read More
S3:E2 Sponsored by IB Roof Systems In this episode of Coffee Conversations, RoofersCoffeeShop sits down with Sherri Miles of Miles Roofing, Kendall Ekerson of Columbia Roofing and Brittany Wimbish of Fields Roof Service, to discuss all things family business in the roofing industry. All three powerhouse women work with their ... Read More
S3:E1 Coffee Conversations Season 3 opens with a bang! In this first episode, Heidi J. Ellsworth invites Reid Ribble to share the State of the Roofing Industry. Reid shares updates about NRCA initiatives, what is happening in DC and overall status of roofing as we look forward to the fourth ... Read More
In the first ever LIVE Coffee Conversations at IRE, join the RoofersCoffeeShop team on day one as they meet with industry leaders and experts from across the country. Sponsored by ABC Supply, this IRE Live Coffee Conversation will invite manufacturers, distributors and service providers who will share their insights and ... Read More
In the first ever IRE LIVE Coffee Conversations, join the RoofersCoffeeShop team on Day 2 as they meet with leading roofing contractors who also are RCS Influencers. Sponsored by ABC Supply, this IRE Live Coffee Conversation will invite RCS Influencers to share their insights and wisdom straight from the ... Read More
Friday, July 23, 2021 1 pm EST In the first-ever LIVE Coffee Conversations, join the RoofersCoffeeShop team as they meet with industry leaders and experts from the FRSA convention. The first live Coffee Conversation will invite top roofing contractors who will share their insights and wisdom straight from the FRSA ... Read More
Thursday, July 22, 2021 1 pm EST In the first ever LIVE Coffee Conversations, join the RoofersCoffeeShop team as they meet with industry leaders and experts. The first Live Coffee Conversation will invite manufacturers, distributors and service providers who will share their insights and wisdom live from the FRSA show. ... Read More
May 27, 2021 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET RoofersCoffeeShop celebrates all the good deeds done in the roofing industry during this final episode of Season 2. Sponsored by ABC Supply, the Coffee Shop welcomes Lynne Johnston of Earl W. Johnston Roofing LLC. Lynn has led efforts with ... Read More
S2:E17 During this Coffee Conversation sponsored by Johns Manville, Jared Ribble of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and Kelly Van Winkle of King of Texas Roofing, along with Johns Manville’s guests Todd Nathan and Cody Butler, share what is happening with the growth of NRCA’s ProCertification program while answering questions ... Read More
Are you struggling with recruitment and retainment? You are not alone! Join us on April 29, 2021 at 6 am PT for the next installment of Coffee Conversations to talk all about new and non-traditional ways to recruit employees for your company. Heidi Ellsworth, RCS partner, Wendy Marvin, owner of ... Read More
S2:E15 Coffee Conversations: Roofing CEOs' Industry Outlook Join Heidi Ellsworth on the next Coffee Conversations as she welcomes CEOs Adam Oaks of Estimating Edge, Deryl Kratzer from National Roofing Partners and Will Lorenz of General Coatings. These industry leaders will share in depth what the first quarter of 2021 has truly ... Read More
S2:E14 Coffee Conversations dives into recruiting the next generation with Christee Holbrook, president and owner of Graham Roofing, and Jazmine Melton, Graham Roofing intern and the first African American female graduate from the Mississippi State University’s (MSU) Building Construction and Science (BCS) program. Christee and Jazmine will talk about ... Read More
S2:E13 Join RoofersCoffeeShop® as we visit with SOPREMA’s Darren Perry also a past employee of FM Global. He will be joined by Aileen Struble and Chris Evans of KPost Roofing & Waterproofing to talk about Very Severe Hail on the next Coffee Conversations. FM 4470 was revised in late 2016 ... Read More
S2:E12 RoofersCoffeeShop welcomes Brandi McElhaney and Shelby Snelson to Coffee Conversations to share the plans for 2021 Virtual and Live International Roofing Expo. They answer questions about what the virtual experience offers roofing contractors for education and networking opportunities and share early plans for the Live Expo this August in Las ... Read More
S2:E11 RoofersCoffeeShop hosts NRCA’s government relations team to visit about Roofing Day in D.C. 2021. Heidi J. Ellsworth will talk with Reid Ribble and Duane Musser from NRCA and Tammy Hall from CFS Roofing Services about a fully virtual visit to our nation’s capital March 23 and 24. All roofing professionals ... Read More
S2:E10 Join Heidi and Megan Ellsworth on the next Coffee Conversations, Gen Z style. Megan, a member of Gen Z and RoofersCoffeeShop podcast producer, welcomes fellow Gen Z’ers Xavier Carmona of Golden Group Roofing, Katya Khalimon of LTD Exteriors and Lexie Sutton of Cotney Construction Law. Megan and guests talk about ... Read More
S2:E9 For 25 years the Roofing Alliance has advanced and promoted the roofing industry by funding philanthropic initiatives, research, educational and technological programs. RoofersCoffeeShop is proud to welcome the leaders of the Roofing Alliance to the first Coffee Conversation of 2021. As the Roofing Alliance celebrates its silver anniversary, they continue to ... Read More
S2:E8 Join Heidi J. Ellsworth for a Coffee Conversations that hits the heart of the roofing industry: giving back through roofing foundations. Sponsored by Cotney Construction Law, Trent Cotney and foundation representatives including Kyle Thomas, President of the Roofing Alliance; Chuck Chapman, Chairman of Davis Memorial Foundation; Mike Silvers with the ... Read More
S2:E7 National Women in Roofing (NWIR) Co-Chairs, Jennifer Stone, Johns Manville and Renae Bales, KPost Roofing and Waterproofing, joined Heidi Ellsworth, RCS Partner and talked about the Rise of Women in Roofing. This conversation focused on how NWIR continues to deliver networking, mentoring, education and recruitment for women to find success ... Read More
S2:E6 Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) roofing contractor member Wendy Marvin, Matrix Roofing & Home Solutions and RT3 Executive Director Karen Edwards will be Heidi J. Ellsworth’s guests for a Coffee Conversation all about technology in roofing. RT3 has been leading the industry in thought leadership since 2016, bringing roofing ... Read More
S2:E5 RoofersCoffeeShop is celebrating all veterans who work in roofing. Listen to the great conversation with Justin Jennings of Main Street Roofing and Solar and Casey and Meredith Marsh-Shaevitz of Pitch Perfect Roofing. We invited all military veterans in roofing to join the conversation on how to recruit more veterans ... Read More
S2:E4 Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner, welcomes Will Lorenz, president of RCMA and Vice President Sales at General Coatings Manufacturing Corp to Coffee Conversations. They answer questions and discuss how roof coatings have changed the roofing industry by disrupting how contractors maintain, sell, install and replace roofs. The conversation focuses ... Read More
S2:E2 Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner, welcomes Tom Shanahan to visit about the new NRCA Health Care Program. Tom is recognized as an industry health and safety expert and represents NRCA at both industry and non-industry events on these issues. The U.S. secretary of labor appointed him to serve on ... Read More
S2:E1 Ray Giovine, Group Director for the International Roofing Expo, is the first guest on RoofersCoffeeShop Coffee Conversations Season 2. Are you wondering what is happening with the 2021 IRE? Listen now and find out! We know it has moved to April but Ray answers questions from the industry on what the ... Read More
S1:E10 COVID-19 has brought incredible challenges and changes to the roofing industry? How is it affecting your sales and marketing programs? Watch this episode of Coffee Conversation with marketing experts Kim Eckerman and Melissa Dunson of TAMKO. With years of leading marketing experience, these ladies are focused ... Read More
S:1 E:9 How is the roofing industry in the North East? Greta Bajrami, CEO and founder of Golden Group Roofing located in Westborough, Massachusetts joins Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner for Coffee Conversations with updates. Greta migrated to the USA at the age of 9 from Tirana, Albania growing up ... Read More
S:1 E:8 What does the future look like with our roofing material supply chain? RoofersCoffeeShop welcomes John DeRosa the SRS Distribution Director of Contractor Training & Customer Experience as he answers distribution questions on Coffee Conversations. Extremely respected in the overall roofing industry, John will take questions about how ... Read More
S:1 E:7 RoofersCoffeeShop welcomes RCS Influencers Ashley and Seth Pietsch, Vice President and President of Integrity Insurance & Bonding Inc. to Coffee Conversations. Integrity Insurance & Bonding Inc was formed in 2018 by Seth and Ashley who both saw the need in roofing for a strong independent agency that truly values ... Read More
RCS Influencers, Curtis Sutton, President and Visionary and Michelle Boykin, Chief Operating Officer and Integrator of Rackley Roofing Company out of Nashville, Tennessee share what is currently happening in the great state of Tennessee after major spring storms and pandemic sheltering in. They also visit about how they positioned Rackley ... Read More
Charles Antis joins Coffee Conversations with his uplifting messages of giving back as a means of lifting roofing companies brands, employees and customers. Bring your questions on how to utilize a philosophy of philanthropy practices to truly create marketing, sales and culture that makes a difference while also navigating ... Read More
Wendy led the Q&A discussion for RoofersCoffeeShop Coffee Conversations recorded on April 16, 2020. Listen how this entrepreneurial woman in roofing who has grown her company on the principles of customer service, people over profits, integrity, and trust. Hear how that groundwork has positioned her company to endure ... Read More
Reid Ribble and McKay Daniels, CEO and COO of National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) participated in our live Q&A hour providing answers about how the NRCA has been active in Washington, DC concerning COVID-19 and the many programs being offered and supported by the NRCA to help our roofing professionals ... Read More
Thea answered questions about how to handle collections and accounts receivable during the unsettled times of COVID-19. In her three decades of work as a credit and collections officer, Thea Dudley has trekked across deserts to recover goods, taken FBI interrogation classes to learn negotiators’ “tells” and suffered through ... Read More
S:1 E:1 Watch this premiere episode of our Q&A conversation about strategies for protecting your companies the right way during the current pandemic and economic instability. Valuable information and thought-provoking advice. Recorded March 26, 2020 Read More

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