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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
WSRCA has been monitoring the developments related to Coronavirus.  The preparation for the Western Roofing Expo 2020, while still some months away, continues to move forward.  We are watching developments governing restrictions to travel, gathering of large groups, etc. The leadership of WSRCA takes very seriously the safety and health of its ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
NRCA’s COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall will be held Monday, March 30, at 5 p.m. (EST) and feature 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 ... Read More
Please join RT3 members for this week's webinar scheduled for Thursday 4/2/20 @ 4 pm ET. You'll hear the latest legal ramifications, a manufacturer shares their perspective, a contractor shares how they are handling social distancing, a philanthropist contractor explains how contractors can help support their local community and special guest Nick ... Read More
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
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
By Steve Eastlack, Surefire Local,  Yes, you read that correctly. While you may be initially inclined to believe the opposite, now is, in fact, the best time to invest in your digital marketing, advertising, and building an online presence for your small business. Over the next few minutes, you’ll read about why ... Read More
Editor's note: The following is a message from Stormseal Greetings from Stormseal As a business owner, we, like you, are feeling uneasy. At a time like this, it's vital we work together to support our nation's businesses.  How we are helping: We're open. No delays, no disruptions. You can order with us from wherever you are, ... Read More
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
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
By Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner.  SRS commits to ongoing education to deal with the coronavirus with multiple webinars. As the coronavirus continues to impact communities, SRS Distribution’s highest priority is the safety of   their employees, customers and communities they serve. John DeRosa, Director of Training and Customer Experience has stepped up ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
Editor's note: This is an announcement from Roofing Contractors Association of Washington Updated 3/27/2020 Are Roofing Contractors An Essential Business In Washington State? Roofing contractors are facing mixed messages from Governor Inslee regarding the Covid-19 outbreak. Disclaimer: The following information is general business information to alert the reader to major business issues in Washington State ... Read More
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
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 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 and ... Read More
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
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
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
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
COVID-19 Stimulus Webinar; What Every Construction Employer Needs to Know Tuesday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Click here to register This FREE Webinar will be a continuation of the March 24 webinar, provided as an industry association service. The content will include the latest information about the Coronavirus Stimulus Package(s). Topics ... Read More
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
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
For the second RoofersCoffeeShop Coffee Conversations, Thea Dudley will be answering questions about how to handle collections and accounts receivables 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 ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3/31/2020 at 11:00 AM PDT REGISTER HERE Cotney Construction Law & the RCAW have set up a webinar geared to answer questions for all Washington Roofing Contractors. The cost of this webinar is $50.00 to all NON-MEMBERS. As a member this information is a member benefit and free to you. When registering ... Read More
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
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
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
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
The contractor members of the Building Trades Employers Association [BTEA], 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. Read the entire transcript here. Read More
Editor's Note - This is an update from RCMA, George Fischer, Director of Regulatory Affairs Updated March 27, 2020 We have updated the RCMA website to include many of the resources that have been forwarded in the last several days. Here is a direct link to the COVID-19 resource page of the RCMA website. Updated ... Read More
Editor's note:   The following is an important letter from the NRCA. The past few days have brought a great deal of uncertainty to our members. This is particularly true for those concerned about the “essential worker” or “essential business” designations coming from their state and local governments. Today, NRCA led an ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
  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
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
Editor's Note: This is an announcement sent from Colorado Roofing Association Updated 3/25/2020 Denver Metro Stay-At-Home Orders | Construction is an essential service Despite one or two exceptions, construction is being listed as an essential service in each of the public health orders issued this week. This means we are keeping our people ... Read More
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
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
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
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

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