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February 10th at 6:00am
By Cotney Construction Law. Did you make personal resolutions for 2021? ... Read More
February 7th at 10:00am
By Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner.  COVID-19 continues to have long-term ... Read More
January 31st at 6:00am
By National Roofing Contractors Association.  Learn why construction workers are among the highest in positively tested, asymptomatic ... Read More

Latest in Coronavirus

January 27th at 6:00pm
By Lynn Connors, GCP Applied Technologies.  Accelerate your project workflow with these effective strategies designed for the COVID era and beyond.  While delays were magnified in 2020 due to COVID-19, construction projects have always been prone to obstructions. Delays could be caused for a myriad of reasons, including unworkable weather conditions or worker shortages. Government shutdown orders around the globe have caused worksites delays and with social distancing laws differing by state, supply ... Read More
January 21st - January 21st
  Grab a lunch and then join the Colorado Roofing Association in partnership with Pinnacol Assurance and Moody Insurance Agency for a webinar on OSHA Covid 19 Updates. This webinar will cover updates to OSHA's stance on COVID-19, recording and reporting, employer responsibilities and enforcement, resources and resources available from other reputable organizations.   Register Here! Read More
January 17th at 6:00pm
By Midwest Roofing Contractors Association.  Download this checklist to ensure safety in the workplace, both in the field and the office.  As COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the country, business owners are increasingly concerned about keeping their employees safe while at work. Due to the pandemic’s growing status, those of us in the roofing industry are continuing to ... Read More
January 10th at 2:00pm
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter.  Learn about Cotney Construction Law’s plans for COVID-19 waivers and their predictions for the changes the vaccine will bring.   On this episode of Roofing Road Trips, RoofersCoffeeShop® partner, Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Gabe Pinilla and Ryan Markham from Cotney Construction Law in Denver. The three discuss the Colorado Cotney Denver Office as well as how contractors can develop proactive legal plans for 2021. This podcast ... Read More
January 11th - January 15th
  NRCA is part of a construction industry safety coalition that is supporting a national COVID-19 safety stand down Jan. 11-15. NRCA is asking members to consider participating in the training and awareness effort. The safety stand down is a voluntary event by employers to reinforce the need to follow all ... Read More
January 12th - January 12th
  Over the last couple of months, we have seen some emails come in with questions about best practices for recruiting, and ways to handle Covid in the roofing industry. This month we’ll be holding a roundtable discussion on these topics, as well as a discussion on how to keep your ... Read More
January 13th
  A look at COVID-19 related PPP loan, safety and employment issues all employers need to know as we start the new year. Donald Rineer will provide an update on PPP loans including forgiveness, tax issues and a new round of PPP loans in the COVID-19 Relief Bill. Amy Mitchell will clarify ... Read More
December 28th at 6:00am
By Jeff Shrum, Information Technology Manager, Duro-Last. There are a variety of tools available to train employees during the pandemic and work from home initiatives, such as screencasting.  One of the challenges facing employers today is training new talent, or training employees moving laterally, during the pandemic and work from home initiatives. Close ... Read More
December 23rd at 10:00am
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor.  Attorneys presenting at a recent Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) webinar say yes.   Now that we have an FDA-approved coronavirus vaccine, questions on who should be required to have a vaccine remain. Is it legal to mandate that workers be vaccinated? Attorneys from Fisher Phillips from Atlanta, ... Read More
December 20th at 6:00am
71% of commercial construction contractors face at least one material shortage. More contractors are facing a shortage of building materials as the pandemic continues, according to new fourth quarter data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index). This quarter, 41% of contractors say less availability of building products and materials ... Read More
February 25th - February 25th
Cost for one session: $75  Cost for all 12 sessions: $750 Class Description  Join Cotney Consulting and NTRCA every 4th Thursday at 8 am for a 1-hour online safety training, because what you don't know WILL hurt you when it comes to safety.  You (or your safety manager) can attend virtually and then share the information ... Read More
November 30th at 6:00am
By Lauren White, RCS Assistant Editor. Protect your company during times of uncertainty with reliable and affordable legal services. The coronavirus pandemic has caused uncertainty within the construction industry.  Contractors with operations of all sizes have faced difficulties keeping their businesses running over the last few months.  According to Cotney Construction Law, ... Read More
November 25th at 6:00am
By Roseann George, Director of Procurement, Duro-Last. A spike in do-it-yourself projects and a strong resurgence in the housing sector have caused increased demand and higher prices for lumber. Lumber supplies in the U.S. are facing a shortage as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, presenting issues for the housing and construction market. Several ... Read More
November 23rd at 10:00am
As companies downsize in response to the world health crisis, S-5! is hiring. S-5!, the leading authority on metal roof attachment technology, today announced a new addition to its growing team. “While some companies are pulling in the reigns in a hiring freeze and/or furloughing employees, S-5! continues to hire,” said S-5! ... Read More
November 16th at 6:00pm
Dodge Outlook 2021 predicts a slow and uneven recovery throughout the year. Dodge Data & Analytics ( today released its 2021 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts will increase 4% in 2021, to $771 billion. “The COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More
November 14th at 10:00am
By National Roofing Contractors Association. Survey indicates second wave of business being affected by the virus. Associated General Contractors conducted a survey of construction companies where many were reporting that their businesses are being disrupted due to COVID-19-related issues according to Three quarters of contractors surveyed said they had projects delayed or ... Read More
November 10th at 2:00pm
By Carol Katarsky, CertainTeed. What to tell customers during these unprecedented times. Due to the novel Coronavirus, the roofing industry has been met with unexpected challenges. These include, but are not limited to, supply chain issues, job sites being shuttered by various government mandates, additional safety procedures and more. Getting back to normal ... Read More
November 3rd at 2:00pm
By Justin Finneran, CertainTeed.  Inspections can be completed through video conferencing tools.  Out of the employed U.S. workforce, sixty-two percent of people were working from home shortly after the pandemic hit. However, the majority of construction workers were required to make a decision between whether to continue their work as-is and risk being exposed to COVID-19 or to stay at home and lose income. Fortunately, an inspector is one of many construction jobs ... Read More
October 28th at 6:00am
By Jeremy Power, Cotney Construction Law. Learn what employers should be aware of regarding OHSA obligations in Ontario. Employers have a lot of responsibility when it comes to workplace safety. Paramount among these responsibilities is to take every reasonable precaution for the safety of workers – no easy task at the best ... Read More
October 20th at 10:00am
By Cole Stanton, Director of Education and AED Specification, ICP Group. Requirements for remediation and mitigation of COVID-19 have become a part of everyday practice on jobsites. Disinfecting policies are going to vary from jobsite to jobsite depending on a variety of factors, including the type of work being performed and the ... Read More
October 20th at 6:00am
By Attorney Ryan Markham, Cotney Construction Law. Ensure your roofing company is in compliance with these standards, regulations and best practices. The COVID-19 pandemic has many Colorado roofers wondering what they must do to ensure they are complying with all State, County and Federal COVID regulations.  The following will provide you with a summary ... Read More
October 13th at 6:00pm
By North East Roofing Contractors Association.   OSHA has now started fining companies for employee outbreaks across the country, including New Jersey and the northeast.   The recent COVID-19 citations rely on the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s general duty clause:   Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees’ employment and a place of employment which ... Read More
October 13th at 3:23pm
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor.  National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) talks to industry association leaders about the state of the industry.   On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, NRCA hosted a telephone town hall to talk about what is happening in the industry overall and see what manufacturers, contractors and distributors are reporting. It was interesting that many reported that ... Read More
October 10th at 6:00am
By Lauren White, RCS Assistant Editor. We walk through x-ray machines, sensors at grocery stores and now sanitation cubes? As vaccines for the coronavirus continue to be developed and put into clinical trials, companies are doing their part to find solutions to keep people safe and help stop the spread of COVID-19 ... Read More
October 6th at 6:00pm
By Jeremy Power, Cotney Construction Law. There are perhaps no two countries more inter-connected than the United States and Canada. The United States is Canada’s largest trading partner, where goods, services, and people normally flow unimpeded across the world’s largest international border. However, COVID-19 and associated government actions related to it have ... Read More
October 6th at 10:00am
By Cole Stanton, ICP Group. 30% of employees have reported witnessing a co-worker leave the bathroom without washing their hands. Here’s how you can reduce the spread of infection. It has never been more important to disinfect your home and workplace than it is now.  A single doorknob, for instance, can infect ... Read More
October 6th at 6:00am
By Jeff Shrum, Information Technology Manager, Duro-Last. Tips to help companies and individuals navigate these uncharted territories and stay safe while working remotely.  As businesses rushed to comply with Executive Orders or simply for ensuring the safety of their employees during their response to COVID-19, a target-rich environment was offered to cyber criminals ... Read More
September 24th at 2:00pm
By John Kenney, Cotney Consulting Group. How the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technological advancement in business and what roofing contractors need to do to keep up. History has shown us that those who do not adapt to their evolving environment become extinct. Technology, and the constant change it promotes, is the evolutionary ... Read More
September 16th at 6:00pm
By Leap. Your company’s digital reputation is of the utmost importance now more than ever. The economy has slowly opened back up in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and with it came several changes. Many businesses are operating partially online and it’s imperative that your online reputation is immaculate. Owner of ... Read More
September 9th at 6:00am
By Don Garno, Custom-Fabrication Product Manager, Duro-Last. Safely practice social distancing while still being productive and efficient. As construction projects across the country pick up and crews return to the rooftop, many are concerned about how to safely practice social distancing during the pandemic while still being productive and efficient.   The Duro-Last® Custom-Fabricated ... Read More
September 7th at 10:00am
By Cole Stanton, Director of Education and AED Specification, ICP Group. Protecting customers’ property as well as the health and safety of occupants is more important than ever for contractors in light of the pandemic.  You spend your dollars promoting your brand and to build awareness in your solid and trustworthy reputation. The ... Read More
September 4th at 6:00pm
By Justin Finneran, CertainTeed.  Virtual inspections are becoming commonplace, especially as COVID-19 continues to be an issue.  Due to the COVID-19 crisis, contractors and builders alike have been forced to adjust to taking many precautions, including virtual inspections. As we continue to maneuver through life with COVID-19 and the ever-changing guidelines for safety, crews ... Read More
September 1st at 6:00pm
By Merry Duggan, RCS Reporter.  The COVID-19 pandemic provides opportunity to capture potential talent.  The on-going global COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge individuals, communities and businesses.  Roofing companies are no exception to the effects of this unprecedented hardship.  In many places, construction projects have had to scale back or even close temporarily due to government mandated regulations.   Scaling back a work force that is often difficult to obtain ... Read More
September 1st at 6:00am
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor.   Meet Gibraltar’s Cleve Cobb and find out why he thinks pizza is the reason behind his sales success lately.   Cleve Cobb has worked in outside sales for the Building Accessories Division for 20 years, but he wouldn’t call it work. He loves what he does and has had the chance to build ... Read More
August 24th at 8:42pm
Your company's digital reputation has always been of utmost importance. Now that the economy is starting to open back up from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's imperative that your reputation management strategy is strong. We invited Emily Washcovik, a Small Business Expert and Senior Field Marketing Manager from Yelp to help ... Read More
August 24th at 2:00pm
By Justin Finneran, CertainTeed. Storm season is unfortunate for homeowners, but lucrative for contractors. Hail storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters are the last thing home and business owners want to experience in their neighborhoods. However, these natural disasters are unavoidable. Insurance restoration contractors, also known as storm contractors, focus on repairing ... Read More
August 22nd at 6:00pm
By NRCA.  Employers, businesses and schools are seeking protections from coronavirus related lawsuits.   A recent survey from law firm Blank Rome recorded that nearly 75% of employers were not pursuing COVID-19 employee liability waivers. Additionally, only 8% of employer respondents said with certainty that they require such waivers to be signed by all workers before they can enter the workplace. According to Kate Tornone on HR ... Read More
August 22nd at 6:00am
By Gary Thill, International Roofing Expo.  A closer look at what’s being proposed in D.C. and how it could impact the roofing industry.  Proposals from Democrats and Republicans on future stimulus funding are currently being debated in Congress. These proposals range from $1 trillion to $3 trillion and the NRCA as well as other industry lobbyists have been inputting their own ideas for what they ... Read More
August 17th at 6:00am
RCS Influencer Michelle Boykin says that their local suppliers helped them get through high-demand situations with ease.  Earlier this year, our area (Tennessee) was hit with massive tornadoes.  While this isn’t necessarily anything out of the ordinary in our part of the country, the storms hit harder than what we are used to seeing, and many offices, industrial buildings, schools and homes were ... Read More
August 13th at 6:00pm
Plan on joining us for the ARCA Expo on September 30-October 2, 2021. Dear Members & Supporters of the Roofing Industry, The ARCA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to call off ARCA’s 51st Annual Expo scheduled for September 24-26, 2020 at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort in Maricopa, Arizona due to ... Read More
August 13th at 10:00am
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. Jobsite operations, scheduling, communications and more are being affected by the virus. With businesses reopening, states are working to manage the pandemic and keep people safe and healthy. We are also seeing a spike in cases in certain states like Texas, Arizona, Florida and South Carolina which ... Read More
August 13th at 6:00am
METALCON is looking forward to delivering a world-class "30 + 1 Anniversary" event in 2021. Dear Friend, We wanted to let you know that unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and mandates by the state of Nevada, METALCON 2020 cannot take place as planned. As the producers of the only global ... Read More
August 11th at 6:00am
By Michael Matthews, Director of Safety, Duro-Last. Minimize risk and exposure and maximize safety awareness with these tips. As individual states and the federal government slowly start to ease shelter-in-place mandates and re-engage businesses, it’s more important than ever that we prepare our teams to return safely to the workplace. Below is a ... Read More
August 9th at 6:00am
By NRCA.  The U.S. is experiencing a lumber shortage brought on in part by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Contractors are being forced to choose which job they can get completed and which they can’t due to the lumber shortage that is affecting the country.   The problem started when the spread of COVID-19 forced a stop to ... Read More
August 8th at 6:00am
By Gary Thill, International Roofing Expo (IRE).  Helping an employee maintain physical and mental health could be the most important thing employers do this year.  Roofing is already a physically and mentally demanding job by itself. The additions of current circumstances such as the ongoing pandemic and social and political tension have caused workers to experience some of the highest rates of stress they’ve felt in their lifetimes. Employers need to be proactive to alleviate this stress ... Read More
August 7th at 6:00pm
Amidst COVID-19 closures and travel bans, the ICBEST 2020 Conference will be held in 2022. After much consideration, the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) and co-host, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have made the difficult decision to postpone the ICBEST 2020 Conference to 2022. This decision comes amidst ... Read More
August 21st - August 21st
Date: Aug. 21 Time: Noon - 1 p.m. CDT Member price: Free! NRCA Architect/Engineer/Consultant sole practitioner member price: $55 Nonmember price: $55 NRCA’s legal webinar series continues in August with Benjamin Lowenthal, an attorney with Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Siegel, who will explain how to increase the possibility of receiving payment, actions to take if an owner declares ... Read More
August 6th at 6:00am
By Amie L. Grant, WTI.  One of the hardest things during this time for many of us is the isolation from our friends and family.    Being physically isolated doesn’t mean you have to be socially isolated.  We’re lucky to live in a time when technology exists that can help us stay connected to those who are important to ... Read More
August 4th at 6:00pm
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. Interfaith Food Pantry partners with GAF to help over 500 families. Low-income families and individuals, as well as seniors on fixed incomes, continue to struggle to find access to healthy foods and fresh produce. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this problem has only become more complex. The Interfaith ... Read More
August 4th at 6:00am
By Melissa Lee, Communications Manager, Duro-Last. The COVID-19 pandemic has refueled the discussion around “crisis communication” and what it means to prepare your company to respond to unplanned events. Whether the crisis is internal or external, there are key elements that all companies should take to ensure that they’re appropriately engaging employees, stakeholders ... Read More
August 1st at 6:00pm
By Greta Bajrami, CEO and founder of Golden Group Roofing. Millennial roofer entrepreneurs were operating digitally long before the coronavirus pandemic. The roofing industry is essential. A roof is a need. A need that for many, cannot be ignored. However, many roofing contractors during the crisis of COVID-19 pandemic, received a wakeup ... Read More
August 1st at 6:00am
By Cotney Construction Law. When COVID-19 emerged as a new virus, workplaces realized they would need to shift their business to remote work. Although some businesses may have returned to their normal office routine, many realized that working from home is a feasible option. Some companies have even announced an option for ... Read More
July 29th at 2:00pm
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. The MRCA’s annual ELITE Safety Program Awards recognize companies that keep safety at the top of their list. Are you making safety a priority within your crew and in your company? Do you understand the importance of your employees feeling safe on the job? Are you constantly ... Read More
July 29th at 6:00am
 By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor.   Around the country, employees of the Building Accessories Division of Gibraltar are working to keep business flowing for contractors.     The last few months have been trying times for contractors as they navigate all the changes required to remain operational during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s during times like these that the industry must ... Read More
July 27th at 4:21pm
By ATAS International Inc. Maintaining a personal “touch” at a safe distance. At ATAS International, a manufacturer of architectural metal building products, much of our product reps’ time during pre-pandemic days was filled with in-person meetings and sales calls.  We would often meet with architects and designers, to assist in the selection ... Read More
July 26th at 6:00am
By Gary Thill, International Roofing Expo. The importance of safety protocols has never been higher as localities reopen and COVID-19 cases continue to soar. Spikes in new COVID-19 cases continue to increase nationwide as many economies are reopening. For roofing professionals, it has never been more important to follow safety protocols including ... Read More
July 25th at 6:00am
By IRE. Learn how we’re preparing for your arrival in Las Vegas. Informa AllSecure will employ the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness and quality for operating events. These measures are in addition to government local authorities and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The IRE will adapt, at a minimum, the following standards ... Read More
July 24th at 1:27pm
By Ryan Groth, Sales Transformation Group. Navigating construction and service sales during this pandemic. As a Sales Consultant, Coach, Trainer and Leader in the Trade Construction and Service industry, it is my obligation to share my thoughts on the pandemic that we are seeing rapidly unfold in March 2020. I’m writing this ... Read More
July 24th at 1:19pm
During this worldwide pandemic, many owners of roofing companies have questions and concerns about their ability to thrive in this uncharted territory. Join the following experts to hear how a roofing company can virtualize their business. Host and Marketing Expert: Anna Anderson, Art Unlimited Sales Expert: Ryan Groth, Sales Transformation Group Commercial Roofing: ... Read More
July 22nd at 10:00am
By Matt Gibson, CertainTeed. With construction reopening, it’s important for workers to have the appropriate supplies and information to keep themselves safe. Construction projects have been starting up again as restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been eased. Although there is no vaccine for the coronavirus yet, outside salespeople and other ... Read More
July 22nd at 6:00am
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. NRCA is supporting a proposal from Standard Industries for tax incentives to stimulate demand for construction. Standard Industries, the parent company of GAF, is proposing that the federal government consider a 30 percent federal tax credit for the cost of improvements to residential and commercial buildings. ... Read More
July 19th at 10:00am
Editor's note: The following is a COVID-19 update from ARCA. Governor Doug Ducey held a press conference recently to announce updated COVID-19 guidance aimed at preventing spread. Ducey announced that local governments may now implement mask/face covering policies as well as determine enforcement for these policies. As you may remember, Governor Ducey's ... Read More
July 16th at 9:11pm
Pro Solutions Direct is the new go-to source for professional-grade cleaner and disinfectant brands from ICP Group. With 55 combined years of experience in the environmental restoration field, our market-leading brands and proven products have earned a reputation for innovation, quality and performance. Remediating environmental and health hazards like the ... Read More
July 11th at 6:00am
Companies and neighbors are donating money, labor and supplies to repair a failing roof. A family in need, adversely affected by COVID-19 and living under a roof in disrepair, is getting a helping hand. National Women in Roofing (NWIR) South Florida is honored to be spearheading a relief effort for the ... Read More
July 5th at 10:00am
By Cotney Construction Law, LLP. As states and businesses begin the process of reopening from the coronavirus stay-at-home orders, employers and their employees face a new category of risk and liability. What steps can you take to protect your company and what responsibilities do you owe your employees? While it may be ... Read More
June 20th at 6:00am
By Richard V. Blystone, Cotney Construction Law. Guidance for employers in the construction industry to keep workers protected and help prevent infection. You may have furloughed workers, laid them off, terminated them or otherwise reduced your workforce, in response to the pandemic. As restrictions are lifted, and things slowly return to a ... Read More
June 15th at 7:49pm
Editor's note: The following is a message from Beacon Building Products Building a Safe  Environment As we continue to serve your business, our number one priority remains the safety and wellness of our employees, customers and the communities in which we live, work and raise families. BEACON SALES AND STAFF SAFETY • DAILY ... Read More
June 13th at 10:00am
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. The authors of this new report by Moody’s Analytics site three reasons why this economic downturn is different from any other. Construction delays are not new. Many new construction projects experience delays for any number of reasons, including weather, change orders, material delays, worker shortage and ... Read More
June 2nd at 6:01am
By Amanda Dodge, CertainTeed. CertainTeed offers advice for post-social distancing market. With states beginning to loosen restrictions from COVID-19, now is the time to start planning and preparing for the post-social distancing market. Here is what you need to know about recovery in the short term and the long term.  Short-Term: Prepare Your ... Read More
June 1st at 6:00am
By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Roofing materials protect buildings and healthcare workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest manufacturer of custom-fabricated, thermoplastic roofing systems, Duro-Last Roofing, Inc., has switched gears to start producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers on the frontline of the current coronavirus pandemic.  ... Read More
May 31st at 6:00am
By Greta Bajrami; CEO and Founder of Golden Group Roofing, NERCA Treasurer, NWIR MA Council Leader. What is the future of roofing? Who is the face of the roofing contractor and the roofing client? This is a complex question that many roofing experts have had to face. In the last 8 weeks, ... Read More
May 26th at 2:00pm
By Tilcor Roofing Systems. Roofing contractors need to continue to educate homeowners on keeping their homes safe during coronavirus. During this time of sheltering in, homeowners have a good chance to do some inspections of their homes or investment properties.  By neglecting roof inspections, it can cause significant problems for the rest ... Read More
May 25th at 11:01pm
  This is a very challenging time for contractors with a lot of confusion aboutmanaging the current situation and preparing for the comeback.  Smart business owners, many of them LEAP customers, running interior and exteriorhome remodeling businesses are using this time to setup their businesses to keeprunning and prepare for the comeback. ... Read More
May 23rd at 6:00am
By Metal Roofing Alliance.  Experts say it’s essential to take protective readiness steps earlier this year.  Editor's note: Share this important information with your customers so they are ready for hurricane season.  Batten down the hatches: The 2020 hurricane season, which officially starts June 1, has leading experts predicting above-normal probability for major ... Read More
May 21st at 10:00am
By Carol Katarsky. Roofing contractors deal with shutdown financial challenges. While the federal and state governments start to reopen the economy, it can be hard for any company to plan for the immediate future.  Roofing contractors still need to keep the lights on, regardless of external conditions. That means taking a strategic ... Read More
May 21st at 6:00am
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. The company held the SRS Fun with Family Coloring Contest to help families and kids have a fun activity to take part in during the pandemic. With millions of parents and children staying at home, working from home, schooling at home, it can get stressful. One ... Read More
May 20th at 10:00am
Mask donations total more than 313,000. Deemed an essential business, Momentive Performance Materials, the Waterford-based, global specialty chemicals company has kept its plants operating throughout this pandemic. The business plays a key role in the global supply chain, contributing essential components to support the health care industry in their manufacture of ... Read More
May 19th at 10:00am
The company has some products immediately available and others ready in 6 to 8 weeks. You may know ICP Group for their coatings, adhesives and building envelope solutions but did you know they also have an Environmental Restoration Group that features two leading brands with a complete line of infection control ... Read More
May 18th at 6:00pm
By NRCA. The Challenge is a fun way to support the charity's emergency response fund. The Ronald McDonald House Charities® #CardChallenge aims to raise awareness and funds for the RMHC Chapter Emergency Response Fund, a fund set up to help Chapters experiencing severe financial hardships. Driven by social media, the campaign is a fun, easy ... Read More
May 17th at 6:00am
By Marco Industries. Plan now for the upcoming “back-to-work” call. We have all felt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Across the country, construction projects have either been put on hold or banned completely to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Everyone has experienced negative repercussions due to this disruption, whether they’re ... Read More
May 16th at 5:30pm
Learn more about Cotney Construction Law - Carolinas, visit their Directory. Whats's Next? What can the Construction Industry Expect as the Nation Re-Opens? Watch Now! Read More
May 12th at 6:00am
By Heidi J. Ellsworth RoofersCoffeeShop partner McElroy Metal’s VP Marketing shares industry information on live forum May 13, 2020, at 1:00 pm eastern. METALCONLive! is an online weekly business-boosting broadcast that connects metal industry professionals with metal construction company owners, contractors, fabricators, suppliers and experts to share strategies that enable the industry as ... Read More
May 13th - May 13th
Where: Zoom Webinar When: May 13, 2020 at 1:00pm EST Special Guests this Week: Ken Gieseke, VP Marketing, McElroy Metal and Ray Smith, Founder and CEO of AppliCad Software METALCONLive! is your online weekly business boosting broadcast that connects you with other metal construction company owners, contractors, fabricators, suppliers and experts for the ... Read More
May 10th at 10:00am
By Ben Briggs & John Brock, Cotney Construction Law LLP. The onset of COVID-19 has employers throughout the construction industry adjusting workplace procedures to account for the virus’ threat to employee health. As with all workplace health-related matters, compliance with OSHA regulations is important for businesses operating during this COVID-19 pandemic. OSHA has ... Read More
May 8th at 8:40am
Editor's Note: The following announcement was sent from MRCA MRCA Conference & Expo Exhibitors and Sponsors, As you know the 2020 MRCA Conference & Expo is currently scheduled for November 10-12 in Milwaukee, WI. Since you and your firms are the key component and main supporters of our trade show, the MRCA ... Read More
May 5th at 6:00pm
By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. With thousands of masks and gloves donated, a paint and coatings company alters production to supply health care workers with crucial supplies. Many companies have switched gears to make products that help protect those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Nike began making full-face shields ... Read More
May 5th at 5:53pm
Note from the editor: The following is an announcement from FRSA After much consideration and many conversations with the Executive Committee, attorney Trent Cotney, and senior staff members, FRSA has decided to cancel the July 15-17, 2020 Convention and the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Expo. It was a difficult decision for all ... Read More
May 5th at 6:00am
By Cotney Consulting Group. As of this morning, another 6.6 million workers have filed for unemployment, with millions more that still waiting to register. Even though the NBER has not officially called a recession because they wait for the official GDP numbers, we are in one. There is no doubt about that; ... Read More
May 3rd at 6:00pm
By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Where do construction and roofing fall on the spectrum of essential and nonessential jobs nationwide and globally? Editor's note: Please refer to part one and part two of this series for the complete story. It started with schools closing, then bars and restaurants were only offering takeout or ... Read More
May 3rd at 10:00am
By Nearmap. Home is the new office, here's how Nearmap can help you manage change. At Nearmap, change is something we thrive on. It's what we do. Change is the reason we are flying so frequently - to capture the continuously changing world.  We’re OK with change. We also use technology to deliver ... Read More
May 3rd at 6:00am
The National Trade Contractors Council of Canada (NTCCC) is thanking the federal government for establishing a joint government-industry advisory group to deal with construction sector challenges in light of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Trade contractors are facing multiple challenges in light of this pandemic,” said Sandra Skivsky, Chair of ... Read More
May 29th - May 29th
Blood shortage is critical, and the need is urgent, so Antis Roofing is providing up to 6000 square ft of office space at Antis Campus to host blood drives and save lives!​  Date: Tuesday May 19/ Friday May 29 Time: 9am-3pm Location: Antis Roofing & Waterproofing (2649 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612) Go to to schedule appointment ... Read More
May 19th - May 19th
Blood shortage is critical, and the need is urgent, so Antis Roofing is providing up to 6000 square ft of office space at Antis Campus to host blood drives and save lives!​    Date: Tuesday May 19/ Friday May 29 Time: 9am-3pm Location: Antis Roofing & Waterproofing (2649 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612) Go to to schedule appointment ... Read More
May 2nd at 6:00pm
This remote opportunity will only be available for a limited time. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the National Roofing Contractors Association has announced eligible roofing professionals now can complete the NRCA ProCertification Qualified Assessor program remotely. NRCA ProCertification is NRCA’s national certification initiative for experienced workers who demonstrate substantial roofing ... Read More
April 29th at 3:00pm
By LEVERAGE. As a business owner, one of your primary goals right now should be to find ways to continue driving revenue during the pandemic. Your business needs cash flow, and while you can certainly borrow, you’ll have to pay that money back at some point. As we may be headed for ... Read More
April 29th at 10:29am
Editor's note: The following is a message from Beacon Building Products Join Beacon's Chelsea Oesch, Austin branch manager, for a virtual tour of her location. She shares the steps they are taking to ensure everyone's safety during this time of social distancing. Contractors can visit any Beacon branch and be confident ... Read More
April 29th at 6:00am
By Cotney Consulting Group.  There has never been a more critical time in recent history to safeguard your companies cash reserves. Besides the obvious solution of collecting money owed, it is time to proactively negotiate and restructure your payment terms for your projects and services. As shelter in place orders continue to come ... Read More
April 28th at 11:16am
You're invited! Due to the overwhelming support and demand we have received for webinars and learning opportunities, we are continuously adding more topics and dates. For those unable to attend, recordings are available here for on-demand viewing.  Please join us. View all of the on-demand Webinars and Traning.   Read More
April 28th at 10:00am
By Will Lorenz, General Coatings Manufacturing Corp.  First responders are essential in our communities, we need to make sure we protect their roofs. During these unprecedented times, however, firefighters, police and EMTs are even more critical. These people’s ability to respond to emergencies is of the utmost importance. Providing a sanitary, leak-free, and ... Read More
April 27th at 12:27pm
Editor's note: the following is an announcement from TAMKO As concerns mount over the novel coronavirus outbreak and how businesses may be affected, TAMKO has launched a new webpage to communicate with customers, vendors and the community about the company’s response to the virus, both internally and externally. The page includes a ... Read More
April 27th at 6:25am
Each Wednesday at 1:00 pm ET, these industry titans – featuring their industry guests - host this FREE online no-BS discussion of current challenges and workarounds. Ready to put the brakes on sliding sales and negativity about the economic outlook? Want to know what other metal construction industry sales pros are ... Read More
April 27th at 6:00am
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. The videos feature Beacon’s Greg Bloom and NRCA CEO Reid Ribble discussing resources that NRCA has available for roofing contractors. Reid shares important information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Payroll Protection Program – a loan that will be forgiven ... Read More
April 27th at 5:47am
Keep up-to-date on the latest news - Watch Trent Cotney's Video Playlist   1/11/21 What do you do if your customer requires your workers be vaccinated before they step foot on the job? 1/4/21 How does the latest stimulus package affect your business? 12/30/20 Should you stagger your employees' vaccinations? 12/29/20 Requiring vaccines and worker's comp claims. 12/28/20 Can an employer ... Read More
April 26th at 6:00pm
By Ashlee Poplin, Attorney with Cotney Construction Law, Licensed and Practicing in NC and SC. The Proclamation encourages all Essential Businesses to STAY OPEN and to comply with the Social Distancing requirements. On March 23, 2020 Mecklenburg County issued a stay at home proclamation to begin Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00am ... Read More
April 26th at 2:00pm
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. MSN recently shared a story that chronicled how San Francisco-based Lawson Roofing Co. is struggling amidst to COVID-19 pandemic. Lawson Roofing Co. is a 113-year old company that was started by former NRCA chair Frank Lawson, Jr.’s grandfather in 1907, the year after the infamous 1906 ... Read More
April 25th at 2:00pm
By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. How companies, departments, and organizations are able to maintain operations remotely and keep construction projects going.  Not only are building departments in Portland, Oregon closing down, they’re closing nationwide.  Even with cities shutting down and permit departments closing their doors to the public, they are utilizing their ... Read More
April 25th at 6:00am
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. Embracing digital, evaluating and improving operations will all contribute to a strong comeback. METALCON’s weekly webinar, “Reigniting Sales and Operations Amidst a World Health Crisis” shared interesting insight into how the industry is responding to the crisis and why we will emerge even stronger on the ... Read More
April 24th at 8:30am
Editor's note: the following announcement is from Roof Hugger. The Roof Hugger Team, along with the rest of the world, has made efforts to protect its employees, customers and vendors in response to COVID-19. During this time, we would like our customers to know that we are here for you. You can ... Read More
April 23rd at 2:01pm
By New Tech Machinery. Learn the different ways to keep your portable rollforming machines functional and your business operational. The coronavirus pandemic has affected millions of people and businesses worldwide.  These are unprecedented times filled with unknowns and constant change. While metal construction operations can be a challenging business to sustain right ... Read More
April 21st at 6:00pm
By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Even though the Bureau of Development Services closed its doors, sales are still strong for the Oregon-based building materials supplier. Editor’s note: The information in this article is accurate as of the day it was written, March 30, 2020. Contractors still have work to do, and they want ... Read More
April 20th at 11:49am
By Elliot Haney & Trent Cotney of Cotney Construction Law LLP. The Response Plan is designed to ensure that OSHA’s limited resources are reserved for industries at the highest risk of COVID-19 exposure. Employers in the construction industry are well aware of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and its standard ... Read More
April 19th at 11:43am
 By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. During these trying times, it’s important to stay curious and leverage forward. Charles Antis, the founder and CEO of Antis Roofing and Waterproofing, and his team have found ways to stay busy giving back to those in need.  Whether that is delivering food, providing space for a ... Read More
April 19th at 6:00am
By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. How to practice social distancing and continue with home improvement projects. Under normal circumstances, this time of year is when home improvement and remodeling projects take place.  The coronavirus crisis has caused many disruptions to everyone’s schedules, plans, and day-to-day lives. While many people are turning to ... Read More
April 18th at 2:00pm
By Trent Cotney - Cotney Construction Law, LLP WSRCA General Counsel. Employers need to be aware of how government actions may affect their businesses. Disclaimer: Each state may have different laws. Please check each state for specific guidance.   As COVID-19 continues to affect our daily lives, it is crucial for employers to be ... Read More
April 17th at 2:00pm
Leading aerial imagery company Nearmap announced today that it is making its high-resolution aerial imaging available free of charge to state, local and county health officials, and government agencies for COVID-19 relief effort planning. Agencies that do not currently have access to an active Nearmap subscription or trial can sign up for this service online ... Read More
April 17th at 10:00am
By Cotney Consulting Group. Protecting your company during jobsite shutdowns.  Many more shelter in place orders and complete construction shutdowns are happening daily and expected since we are just in the beginnings of these types of consequences from the outbreak. So what can you do to protect your company and prepare for jobsite ... Read More
April 16th at 5:26pm
Editor's Note: The following is an announcement from CRCA  Message from the CRCA President April 16, 2020 At a time where we are supposed to be ramping up our roofing work at construction sites, COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into our plans. Many construction sites have been shut down and other are operating ... Read More
April 16th at 5:14pm
Editor's Note: This following announcement is a letter from SOS (Safety Operations Services) Dear friends and colleagues, I want to offer a few words of confidence in a particularly, uncertain time. Like you, we here at SOS have been watching the most recent worldwide and national events unfold in amazement and somewhat ... Read More
April 16th at 10:00am
Cambridge Police & Fire Departments team up with GCP to distribute PPE masks to assist Cambridge, MA hospitals during COVID-19 crisis. GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE:GCP), a leading global provider of construction products technologies, has donated over 50,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) masks to the Cambridge Fire Department, who began a drive ... Read More
April 16th at 6:00am
RCS Influencer Thea Dudley’s says that there are plenty of COVID19 Resources to help contractors. I recently had the opportunity to share financial expertise during RoofersCoffeeShop's newest weekly virtual initiative, "Coffee Conversations." It was a nice way for me to be able to answer questions and give advice about collections, account ... Read More
April 15th at 1:00pm
By Cotney Construction Law, LLP. Dealing with COVID-19 in the Carolinas for the Construction Industry Follow CDC Guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 Wash hands often Avoid close contact Stay home if you are sick Clean and disinfect You are permitted to conduct temperature checks and ask employees COVID-19 related questions to help ensure that sick ... Read More
April 15th at 1:00pm
By Michael S. Litrenta, Attorney for Cotney Construction Law. We are working in a time of uncertainty and changing conditions in the construction industry are evident throughout the country. Laws and regulations are constantly being updated on both the federal and state level. In response to growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus, some ... Read More
April 15th at 8:49am
Editor's note: The following is the transcript of The Heidi and Vickie Show. You can read the interview below or listen to the podcast here.  Heidi: Good morning. This is Heidi and it is Saturday morning, and we are here for the Heidi and Vickie Show. Vickie: I'm Vickie. Heidi: And Vickie is here. How ... Read More
April 15th at 8:14am
Editor's Note: This announcement was written by Shari Carlozzi with NWiR I feel compelled to pass along a message to my friends and co-workers, that when you hear the words “shelter in place” this means YOU, not the other guy. I just watched a moving news segment featuring first responders helping ... Read More
April 15th at 8:04am
Editor's Note: The following is a notification from Cotney Construction Law By Ashlee Poplin, Attorney with Cotney Construction Law, Licensed and Practicing in NC and SC North Carolina Short Answer: Maybe. Article 1 of the Workers’ Compensation Act § 97-53 lists out specific occupational diseases and conditions that are compensable. Coronavirus had never been ... Read More
April 15th at 6:58am
Wendy Marvin of Matrix Roofing & Home Solutions will lead the Q&A discussion for RoofersCoffeeShop Coffee Conversations on April 16, 2020 at 6 am pacific.  Have your coffee and questions ready for this entrepreneurial woman in roofing who has grown her company on the principles of customer service, people over ... Read More
April 14th at 2:52pm
S1:E5 Heidi and Vickie talk about the week of COVID presentations and resources that are available to contractors.  They share how contractors are saving themselves by getting the help they need. Recorded April 11, 2020. Read the entire transcription here. Read More
April 14th at 2:00pm
By Equipter. People across the U.S. are coming together to help one another during the coronavirus epidemic. Businesses are helping other businesses, the government is working to keep the people’s best interests at heart, and citizens are uniting to maintain calm.  What is your roofing business doing to help your customers keep their ... Read More
April 14th at 10:00am
By Will Lorenz, General Coatings. The important role you play as a roofing contractor. These are challenging and uncertain times for everyone. Fortunately, according to a recent memorandum (IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE) by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, roofing contractors are essential workers because “supports industries ... Read More
April 14th at 6:00am
By Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner. Beacon keeps back office teams on track with PRO+ while sheltering in place. In our first and second segments of the Keep Working Safely & Remotely series, we talked about the Beacon PRO+ ability to offer online ordering and important sales tools for roofing companies.  During ... Read More
April 13th at 6:00pm
By Marco Industries. Marco knows that roofing contractors have two primary work-related concerns in the coming months: cash flow and safety on the jobsite. While this is new territory for everyone, government agencies and industry associations are working hard to provide helpful information and meaningful aid to help our industry through these ... Read More
April 13th at 5:56pm
The recording of our recent webinar, "Financial Relief for COVID-19 Business Impact" featuring Clark Schaefer Hackett CPA's and Advisors is now available. Click here to access the recording The following topics were covered: Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Liquidity and Financial Assistance State and Federal Tax Filing Updates Families First Coronavirus Response ... Read More
April 13th at 6:00am
By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Workers rights, fair labor standards, and new guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor. People are quarantined, schools are closing, and businesses have asked employees to work remotely.  Many employees and employers may be wondering what their rights are and what laws are in place to protect ... Read More
April 13th at 6:00am
RCS Influencer Charles Antis talks with Susan DeGrassi about helping owners make decisions quickly and swiftly. Charles Antis: As you know, effectively, we have like 30 office stations working remotely from home. And we're doing a great job. In fact, everybody's fulfilling their job at full capacity. Is that right? Susan DeGrassi: ... Read More
April 12th at 7:04am
S2:E19 Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner, visits with marketing experts Kim Eckerman and Melissa Dunson of TAMKO.  COVID-19 has brought incredible challenges to the roofing industry and TAMKO is focused on providing the tools that contractors need to continue providing roofs for America.  They have announced a new selling tool that ... Read More
April 11th at 5:18am
S2:E18 Every state is different, and it is important to understand how different state laws and regulations can affect a roofing contractor’s business.  Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner visits with Michael Litrenta and Ashlee Poplin of Cotney Construction Law out of the Carolina Office about their role in providing important information ... Read More
April 10th at 2:00pm
By Satta Sarmah Hightower. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we live, work, and interact. Social distancing is now the norm, which means businesses must find new ways to engage customers. However, you can still nurture leads and hold consultations while following recommended distancing practices. You just have to be creative in your ... Read More
April 10th at 8:29am
  Editor's Note: This is an announcement from Green Link Engineering  WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY AS WE NAVIGATE THE GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK TOGETHER We hope you are all safe and well in this moment, keeping the health of yourself and your loved ones as a top priority. For ... Read More
April 9th at 2:00pm
By Topps Products. Topps Multiuse Cleaner is a good product to look at for roofing crew cleaning needs. As we are all dealing with Coronavirus, we at Topps have come up with a way to help our fellow Americans with the shortages we are facing. Topps Multiuse Cleaner, a concentrated formula, when diluted 1 ... Read More
April 9th at 1:59pm
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. NRCA CEO Reid Ribble and COO McKay Daniels share what they are seeing and hearing in the industry on RCS Coffee Conversations. Reid and McKay joined RCS Partner Heidi J. Ellsworth for this week’s Coffee Conversations and it was great to hear from two leaders in ... Read More
April 9th at 9:22am
  NRCA Strategies for COVID-19, A Video Conversation with BEACON Greg Bloom, VP National & Strategic Accounts, Beacon Building Products Reid Ribble, CEO, NRCA NRCA Strategies for COVID-19 (Introduction) Care's Act 101 For Business Continue watching. See the whole series of the videos HERE at BEACON Read More
April 9th at 7:44am
Editor's Note: This announcement was sent from MRCA I hope that all of you and your families are safe and well in the midst of the current COVID-19 Pandemic.   Just a reminder to our members, be sure to utilize our MRCA Legal Services Plan benefits by contacting Gary Auman – - with ... Read More
April 9th at 6:00am
RCS Influencer Trent Cotney says to pay close attention to your contracts when projects are suspended. The roofing industry is often impacted temporarily by state and national disasters, but the unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced many roofers to suspend work on projects with no end in sight. Others are able to ... Read More
April 8th at 7:52pm
Editor's Note: This is an announcement from NWiR Recent orders by state and local officials closing “non-essential” businesses have created confusion as to the impacts on the construction industry and manufacturers. In order to address this confusion, NWiR supported the NRCA and other roofing industry associations in sending the attached letter ... Read More
April 8th at 7:45pm
Editor's Note: The following is an Announcement from MRCA To Roofing Professionals, As a service to the Roofing Industry, MRCA would like to provide you a suggested policy for construction companies to provide safeguards for your employees during the current coronavirus pandemic. OSHA has advised businesses that it will be enforcing health and ... Read More
April 8th at 3:02pm
By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Now is the time to update and establish work from home policies. Working from home is increasingly popular in today’s work environment with the development of newer and faster technologies and the ability to collaborate remotely.  Employees have more flexibility now to work from home, a coffee ... Read More
April 8th at 1:21pm
Editor's note: The following is an announcement from SRS. As the coronavirus continues to impact our communities, everyone’s safety is our top priority. We have launched a web page designed to provide you with valuable information on the impact of the coronavirus on our industry. This page includes news, information on ... Read More
April 8th at 1:11pm
S:1 E:4 Heidi and Vickie talk about the NRCA Town Hall and the great information that was shared.  They also dive into the future of podcasts and how important they will be to the New Normal.  Finally they stress how important it is to listen to the roofing community and ask ... Read More
April 7th at 10:00am
By Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner. Sales teams keep working using Beacon Sales Tools through PRO+. In our first segment of the Keep Working Safely & Remotely series, we talked about the Beacon PRO+ ability to offer important sales tools of 3D imagery, financing and ordering online.  Pro+ connects roofing contractors with ... Read More
April 7th at 6:00am
RCS influencer Wendy Marvin shares some solid advice on just how to save your business. Unprecedented times.  Unprecedented situations.  Hell, there are days I feel like we’ve entered the Twilight Zone and the darn story isn’t ending.  I know my title is harsh but it’s true.  Everyone out there is TOO BUSY ... Read More
April 6th at 10:36am
Stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 issues related to the construction industry by following our resource page, the most comprehensive COVID-19 legal database for contractors. Visit the Cotney Construction law resource page. Read More
April 6th at 6:00am
By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Understanding how manufacturing slowdowns will affect the industry, and how contractors can protect themselves. We have already seen how the coronavirus is affecting the economy.  Grocery store shelves are emptied of sanitizing solutions and canned goods, travelers have their own rows on flights, people aren’t eating out ... Read More
April 5th at 2:00pm
By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Much-needed face masks and respirators are donated by construction firms and produced around the clock by manufacturers. As news of the coronavirus spread, people began stocking up on toilet paper and face masks to protect themselves.  The panic buying that ensued has led to a shortage of ... Read More
April 4th at 6:00pm
Updates on CRA events in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Well it’s March and up here in the mountains the weather has been great and the skiing is still really good. But wait there is no one up here! The streets in Winter Park are empty and the ski areas are ... Read More
April 4th at 2:00pm
By METALCON. With COVID-19 continuing to rattle all areas of American life, how is the metal, design, building and construction industry feeling the effects? Here is a “round-up” of current news stories and helpful tips from various industry sources: Status of Industry Events Metal Construction News (MCN) has compiled a list of cancelled or postponed ... Read More
April 3rd at 10:50am
Editor's note: The following is a notification from GAF Everything can be done at the recommended distance. Thanks to tools like digital measurement, payment platforms, and teleconferencing, there’s no need to sell from inside the customer’s home. Each step of the process — from the initial consultation to payment to installation — ... Read More
April 3rd at 6:00am
By Jacqueline N. Feliciano, Cotney Construction Law. Understanding the dollar-for-dollar tax credits given to employers from payments of qualified wages under the FFCRA On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) was enacted into law to help alleviate the impact of COVID-19. Under the FFCRA, businesses with fewer than ... Read More
April 1st at 10:04pm
Editors Note: the following is an announcement from Nearmap. We understand that amidst the growing health and travel concerns around COVID-19, many organizations (including Nearmap) are adapting their working arrangements to maintain the community’s health and well-being.  During this extraordinary time, I want to assure you that Nearmap remains committed to supporting ... Read More
April 1st at 6:00pm
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. Opening the door without touching the handle is now possible thanks to this roofing contractor’s idea. The coronavirus pandemic has led many of us to rethink the way we are used to doing things. We are over cautious about cleaning and sanitizing everywhere and we are ... Read More
April 1st at 1:50pm
RCS Influencers Seth and Ashley Pietsch say that contractors may have options even if pandemics are not covered by business interruption insurance. These are times like we have never seen in our lifetimes. It’s resulting in contractors having to change the way they do business. As of today (March 30, 2020) ... Read More
April 1st at 6:00am
By Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner Manage your business while working at home with Beacon PRO+. In this 3-part series, Keep Working Safely & Remotely, we share how Beacon PRO+ offers a unique digital platform that can help U.S.-based roofing contractors keep their teams working remotely and safely during the COVID-19 crisis.  ... Read More
March 31st at 6:00pm
By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Helpful tools, guidelines, and building updates to help prepare your workplace for the pandemic.  Washing hands, keeping distance, and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces are all steps to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.  Workplaces face a series of other precautions regarding response plans, protective gear for ... Read More
March 31st at 7:40am
S:1 E:3 This week on the Heidi and Vickie show the pair talks about a week full of posts, trolls, and Covid-19. Join the two owners of the RoofersCoffeeShop to let some of the steam out of the kettle. We can make if we stick together roofing family! Stay attuned to ... Read More
March 31st at 6:00am
Duro-Last retools to produce medical personal protection equipment (PPE). Hospitals across the globe are experiencing critical PPE supply shortages. Team members at Duro-Last®, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of custom-fabricated, thermoplastic roofing systems, found a way to help. Duro-Last engineers, product development and manufacturing staff united to fabricate and manufacture isolation gowns ... Read More
March 31st at 12:23am
Editor's note: The following is a notification from Tremco Roofing. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak and are proactively managing any potential impact on our ability to supply you while maintaining a safe work environment for our employees. The current assessment by our global team is that our ability to ... Read More
March 30th at 10:00am
By Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner Industry-leading Q&A where contractors can ask questions of leading collections expert Thea Dudley Join RoofersCoffeeShop® for our second Coffee Conversation, this time with Thea Dudley about collections and account receivables during economic upheaval. At RoofersCoffeeShop we are all about the conversation, not one-sided presentations. We want ... Read More
March 30th at 10:00am
RCS Influencer Michelle Boykin says that now is the time to use technology to your advantage. The most important thing that we were able to do at Rackley Roofing is to try to keep everything as normal as we can for everyone. We are fortunate to be in an area where ... Read More
March 27th at 7:23pm
Friday, March 27, 2020 It's been a very business as UN-usual the past two weeks! Companies and employees across the country are making difficult decisions about how to maneuver in a very different landscape. We know you are getting inundated with emails regarding COVID-19 resources, information, guidance, etc. Instead of emailing you ... Read More
March 27th at 4:00pm
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. Building Trades Employer Association (BTEA) issues statement in support of Governor Cuomo. In an earlier article, we reported that the construction industry was speaking out against banning construction because of COVID-19. One of those was the BTEA, who on March 19 stated, “If construction shuts down, ... Read More
March 27th at 1:59pm
  Editor's Note: This is an announcement from New Tech Machinery  As New Tech Machinery continues to closely monitor and respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, our sincere thoughts are with those impacted by this virus on a global basis. The health and well-being of our employees, customers, and partners remain our ... Read More
March 27th at 9:24am
The contractor members of the Building Trades Employers Association , the largest association of union contractors in New York, have always responded when New York faced its most serious challenges:  9/11, Superstorm Sandy and today the COVID-19 Pandemic. “We have supported the Governor's efforts to keep construction job sites open,” said ... Read More
March 26th at 5:56pm
To View the Webinar, Click Here This Webinar is provided by the Association as an industry service at no charge.  The content includes the latest information as it relates to the Coronavirus in the following 3 areas: OSHA requirements Employee Policy A summary on the proposed Families First Coronavirus Response Act Our webinar speakers include: Attorney ... Read More
March 26th at 3:07pm
Editor's Note: This is an announcement from Marco Industries  Business Update during COVID-19 As a valued Marco customer, we’d like to give you a brief update on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Governments (Federal, State & Provincial) have designated construction and its supporting supply chain businesses as “essential” during this ... Read More
March 26th at 2:57pm
Editor's Note: This is an announcement from IB Roof Systems Due to the crucial role we play in manufacturing and supply of critical waterproofing materials, IB Roof Systems will continue to operate under the state of emergency and shelter in place orders that were recently issued in the U.S. as local conditions ... Read More
March 26th at 10:39am
NRCA’s COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall was held Monday, March 30, at 5 p.m. (EST) and featured NRCA experts, including CEO Reid Ribble; Vice President of Technical Services Mark Graham; Vice President of Government Relations Duane Musser; Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management Tom Shanahan; and NRCA’s legal counsel Trent Cotney. ... Read More
March 26th at 8:18am
America Needs Roofers Roofers are vital to the infrastructure that will enable our nation to weather these unprecedented times and help our communities rebound and flourish quickly. The products we make and install protect hospitals, grocery stores, pharmacies, and other businesses actively providing critical care and resources to thousands of Americans ... Read More
March 25th at 6:00pm
By Ben Briggs and Elliot Haney, Cotney Construction Law, LLC. Last week, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in the first of what is expected to be many federal aid bills aimed at limiting the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Passed by the Senate late Wednesday evening and ... Read More
March 25th at 12:00pm
By Equipter. Building relationships is tough when you’re trying to keep up with production. But when a worldwide epidemic like COVID-19 hits, it’s wise to take advantage of the opportunity to strengthen your connections and strengthen the bridge between you and your prospects. Here are a few simple ways to develop stronger relationships ... Read More
March 25th at 8:30am
Construction Goes On As you likely know by now, construction has been deemed an essential business and can continue to operate in California amidst shutdown orders. Read about that update here! Employee Handouts  We’ve created a section on our website where you can find COVID-19 Handouts for Employees in English and Spanish. Visit here for ... Read More
March 24th at 11:59pm
Editor's note: The following is a company announcement from Estimating Edge. Along with the rest of the world, we’ve been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19. On Monday, we made modifications to our day-to-day business for the health and safety of our employees, families and the communities we serve. We ... Read More
March 24th at 11:49pm
Editors note: The following is an announcement from NERCA. HI Everyone, In Massachusetts, Governor Baker has issued an emergency order directing all non-essential businesses to close their physical workplaces to employees from March 24 to April 7. However, construction is listed as an Covid-19 Essential Service under “OTHER COMMUNITY-BASED ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS” stating, ... Read More
March 24th at 4:00pm
Guidance requested to define essential businesses, services amd workers.  To help address roofing professionals’ business concerns during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the National Roofing Contractors Association led an industrywide effort March 19 to send a letter to President Trump asking the administration to provide clear guidance to states regarding essential industry ... Read More
March 24th at 11:44am
NRCA recognizes this is a time of uncertainty, and we want to provide a clearinghouse of information and resources addressing various issues you may be facing in managing your business through the crisis. This includes best practices for prevention; links to authoritative information from the Centers for Disease Control, World ... Read More
March 24th at 11:42am
Editor's note: The following is an announcement from the Seaman Corporation. To the loyal customers of FiberTite: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced an Executive Order for all “Non-Essential” businesses to shut down by Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm.   The Executive Order cites exceptions for “Essential Products”. Seaman Corporation is confident our ... Read More
March 24th at 10:00am
NRCA recognizes job suspensions and work stoppage are likely to increase during the COVID-19 period. Given that many NRCA members will likely be required to suspend work, NRCA’s Technical Service section has prepared guidance for contractors who find themselves having to suspend jobs in progress. Please remember communication is a key element ... Read More
March 24th at 9:00am
RCS Influencer Mandy McIntyre says that businesses have plenty to learn from this time of “new normal.” The new normal.  That’s what I keep hearing.   Phrases such as “flatten the curve” and “social distancing” are, indeed, our new normal.   Working from home if possible, keeping a 6’ distance if and when ... Read More
March 24th at 7:45am
Editor's Note - This is an update from RCMA, George Fischer, Director of Regulatory Affairs Updated 5/20/2020 Please see another letter regarding the PPP that RCMA has signed on with support. The roofing industry coalition continues to move forward with the “Back to Work on America’s Roofs” outreach. As states begin reopening their economies, OSHA has ... Read More
March 23rd at 5:46pm
Editor's Note: This is an announcement sent from Colorado Roofing Association Updated 4/3/2020 Letter to Members RE: Roofing Construction & Essential Service CRA Members, As you may be aware, a stay-at-home order has been issued by Governor Polis along with most counties and municipalities across Colorado. However, most of these jurisdictions have listed construction as ... Read More
March 23rd at 5:17pm
Editor's Note: This announcement was sent from ORCA Most employers have heard by now that during Governor DeWine’s press conference on Wednesday, he recommended that Ohio employers should immediately begin taking the temperature of employees when they arrive at work in an effort to identify anyone who is becoming ill. After ... Read More
March 23rd at 4:45pm
Editor's Note: This is an announcement from ARCA Updated 4/1/2020 No Designation Needed for Essential Services Last week, we successfully worked with the Governor’s office to help ensure that construction was included as an essential service. ARCA, DeMenna Public Affairs and other construction trade associations sent letters to the Governor, his team, and key ... Read More
March 23rd at 3:23pm
Please take the time to see the premier of our first Coffee Conversations features guests Trent Cotney and John Kenney of Cotney Construction Law and Cotney Consulting Group.  It was a Q&A conversation about strategies for protecting your companies the right way during the current pandemic and economic instability.  Valuable information and thought provoking ... Read More
March 23rd at 1:39pm
Editor's Note: This is a notification from FRSA Legislative Update on Essential Consideration for Roofing and Construction FRSA's Legislative Counsel, Chris Dawson, has been working diligently on several issues since business shut downs began last week. In coordination with our construction coalition partners (ABC, Home Builders, etc.) we have been working to ... Read More
March 23rd at 1:25pm
Editor's Note: This is a notification from NRCA NRCA recognizes many NRCA members may be required to suspend work because of COVID-19, and to assist them, NRCA has prepared guidance for contractors who find themselves having to suspend jobs in progress. NRCA’s suggested guidelines for in-process projects where a short- or ... Read More
March 23rd at 11:50am
Cotney Summit: Part I is the first of our webinar series featuring a discussion on Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the construction industry followed up by a seminar on how to navigate the various legal issues when growing your business. Watch Now!  (This webinar was recorded on March 20th, 2020) Read More
March 23rd at 10:00am
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. Boston was the first major city to put a halt to all construction activities because of Coronavirus. The construction industry is understandably not happy with the City of Boston’s mandate to halt construction projects. According to an article in, construction industry advocates are advising against ... Read More
March 23rd at 6:59am
The Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) announced the second webinar in its special series geared toward helping contractors successfully navigate running their businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. Topics include: Commercial Roofing Technology Expert: Michelle Boykin, Rackley Roofing How Rackley Roofing made their commercial roofing company 100% virtual and an update on how the ... Read More
March 23rd at 6:00am
By Lauren White, RCS Reporter. Understanding why we have a worldwide pandemic, how the virus spreads, and precautions to take for yourself and your employees. Broadway shows, Mt. Everest expeditions, NCAA men’s and women’s Division I basketball tournaments, St. Patrick’s Day parades, and numerous other events and competitions, all cancelled to help ... Read More
March 23rd at 6:00am
By Julian Francis, CEO Beacon Building Products. Beacon Roofing Supply’s Julian Francis, CEO shares what Beacon is doing concerning COVID-19. As we learn more about COVID-19, Beacon continues to emphasize that the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities is our most critical concern.  Due to the rapid pace of ... Read More
March 21st at 10:37am
Editor's note: The following is from Roofing Contractors Association of Washington Governor Inslee Announces 30 Point Safety Plan to Reopen Washington Construction Watch the Press Conference Here! The RCAW recognizes this is a time of uncertainty, and we want to provide a clearinghouse of information and resources addressing various issues you may be ... Read More
March 20th at 12:02pm
Editor's note: the following is a message from RCAC. Dear RCAC Members: At 11:22 p.m. last night, following the governor's Executive Order to stay home, the State of California website was updated to indicate the following: "The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering ... Read More
March 20th at 11:56am
By MRCA. Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak Following President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued guidance allowing all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 ... Read More
March 20th at 10:00am
By LEVERAGE. With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), you are not only responsible for your personal health and the health of your loved ones, but also for the health of your business. With the U.S. economy potentially headed for a recession, the country is in a severe state of economic uncertainty, ... Read More
March 20th at 9:03am
Editor's note: The following is a message from Stormseal APRIL 2, 2020 UPDATE Business as usual during COVID-19 Despite the widespread disruption from the Coronavirus, we are still working as usual to protect properties and businesses. We'll deliver to whichever location makes sense for you, home or business, nationwide and we make Stormseal locally ... Read More
March 20th at 8:28am
Editor's note: The following is a COVID19 update from SureCoat. At SureCoat Systems, we are committed to the safety and well-being of our employees and customers, therefore, we have been closely monitoring news reports regarding the Coronavirus or COVID19. We want to assure you that our team has quickly instituted procedures designed ... Read More
March 20th at 6:51am
EQUIPTER PRESIDENT'S COMPANY STATEMENT ON COVID-19 UPDATE (3-20-20): Due to Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s most recent mandate ordering the close of all non-life-sustaining businesses, leadership at Equipter and New Heights have declared manufacturing has ceased until further notice. Equipter Sales and Service representatives will still be available by phone to serve your needs ... Read More
March 19th at 1:04pm
Editor's note: The following is an announcement from A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that businesses like yours are experiencing unprecedented challenges. Rest assured, at A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply we're committed to serving our customers the best we can without interruption. We are fully stocked ... Read More
March 19th at 10:00am
By Trent Cotney, Cotney Construction Law, LLP. Proper steps need to be taken to ensure that workers are not exposed to COVID-19 and that, if exposed, those workers are not exposing others. With the Coronavirus pandemic affecting employers throughout the nation, it can be challenging to navigate the influx of information from ... Read More
March 19th at 9:15am
S1:E2 Heidi and Vickie discuss the effects that Covid-19 has had and will continue to have on the roofing industry. This is the time to hunker down and support one another and our communities. Listen as our founders dive into their thoughts on the coronavirus. Recorded March 16, 2020. Read the entire transcript ... Read More
March 19th at 7:36am
Editor's note: This is an announcement from ATAS. YES! WE ARE OPEN! As we navigate the uncharted waters associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19), we consider the health, safety and welfare of our employees, customers, and vendors our top priority. At the current time, we believe it is in the best interest of all parties ... Read More
March 19th at 7:29am
Editor's note: This is an announcement from SOPREMA. Dear Customers and Partners:  We would like to inform you of the measures SOPREMA has implemented to, first and foremost, take care of the health and safety of our employees and business partners. In this regard, we want to assure you about the continuity ... Read More
March 18th at 12:01pm
Editors Note: the following is an announcement from General Coatings. Dear Valued Customer: In light of the COVID-19 situation, we would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on the actions our company is taking to protect our employees, our operations, and our ability to serve you, our valued customer. We ... Read More
March 18th at 12:01pm
Editor's note: This is an announcement from Tilcor Roofing Systems Dear Tilcor customers, As a valued Tilcor partner, we want to update you on our Covid-19 business & operational plans. The Tilcor team is monitoring the situation daily and we have implemented the latest CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of our ... Read More
March 18th at 10:17am
Editors note: The following is a letter from Tropical Roofing Products Dear Valued Tropical Roofing Products Customers, As the Covid-19 situation continues to impact our normal routines, Tropical Roofing Products is taking responsible actions to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and distribution partners. Tropical Roofing Products remains committed and ... Read More
March 18th at 9:59am
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. As a seasoned work-from-home professional, I wanted to share some tips to help teams stay productive during this uncertain time. After joining a roofing tech startup back in 2010, I made the transition from going into an office every day to working in my home office ... Read More
March 17th at 10:00am
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. Roofs will continue to need repairs, maintenance and replacement during this pandemic. Crisis communications and planning is something we all know is a good idea to have for our businesses, but many have been caught off guard by this COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and are scrambling. So, ... Read More
March 17th at 8:27am
Editor's note: This is a notification for the NRCA As you may know, on March 15 the Centers for Disease Control strongly recommended the cancellation of all events involving more than 50 participants because of the ongoing public health crisis related to the novel coronavirus. Also on March 15, the District ... Read More
March 17th at 6:00am
RCS Influencer Mike Pickel says that communicating with your customers during coronavirus is critical. Roofs don’t stop leaking during a pandemic. The new normal is what many media outlets are calling it. Work from home, avoid crowds, sporting events canceled, conferences rescheduling. We’ve never experienced anything like this on a national level. While ... Read More
March 16th at 3:15pm
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from an email announcement from WSRCA UPDATE 4/19/20 The health, safety and well-being of everyone involved with the Western Roofing Expo is our top priority, and we simply are not comfortable putting our industry friends and partners at a potential risk. The Cononavirus (COVID-19) is ... Read More
March 16th at 2:32pm
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today published “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace. The guidance was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The document provides practical guidance ... Read More
March 16th at 12:00pm
By Trent Cotney, Cotney Construction Law, LLP. Cotney Construction Law to hosted a webinar on Friday, March 20 to review these provisions and answer questions regarding scaling your business.  Roofing contractors across the United States are facing a variety of issues arising out of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). These issues range from delays in obtaining certain ... Read More
March 16th at 11:22am
The RT3 special webinar on March 18, 2020 featured experts in marketing, sales, technology and legal areas who discussed how to virtualize your business as well as legal ramifications to consider. Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3), a group of progressive roofing professionals focused on technology solutions for the roofing industry, held ... Read More
March 16th at 10:10am
RCS Influencer Rudy Gutierrez shares his company strategy for best practices and conducting business safely during the Coronavirus pandemic. My dear friends in the roofing industry, we are facing unprecedented challenges with the Coronavirus worldwide. Nationally the situation is fluid and changes minute by minute. We must be practical, remain informed and ... Read More
March 13th at 2:00pm
By Drew Calloway Editors note: please see live updates to this blog on Callaway Roofing's website. Community health and wellness; passed on home remedies for cough and stuffy nose and dealing with seasonal things like colds and the variants of flu in Florida should be something that is, in our opinion, passed on and shared with as ... Read More
March 13th at 11:00am
By Heidi J. Ellsworth & Vickie Sharples, RCS Partners Digital communications are critical to keep business flowing. As North America deals with the community spread of the Coronavirus, the roofing industry needs to continue working together to keep a high level of communication with each other and roofing customers.  By sharing news, ... Read More
March 12th at 3:12pm
Editors note: This is an announcement from IIBEC Statement Regarding 2020 IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show After careful consideration of the impact of the global COVID-19 outbreak and our priority for the health and welfare of our members and staff, the IIBEC Executive Committee has decided to postpone the 2020 International ... Read More
March 10th at 12:38pm
Editor's note: This is a notification from NERCA.  With the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) NERCA’s Board of Directors & Staff have decided to RESCHEDULE the 2020 Convention and Trade Show taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. While this was not an easy decision to make, ... Read More

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