Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) is a consortium of thought leaders exploring technology for the roofing industry. The RT3 Podcast series highlights emerging and disruptive solutions that help build the professionalism and appeal of the roofing industry. Listen to these captivating podcasts and subscribe!
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January 15, 2024
Karen Edwards, executive director of RT3, sits down with John Kiesel, the winner of the 2023 RT3 Innovator of the Year award. Kiesel joined the roofing industry at 17 years old, working for his family's roofing business. He worked his way up from field worker to superintendent to general manager and now is president of Division 7 Roofing. The Innovator of the Year award was created to nationally recognize a roofing contractor who has contributed to the advancement of the roofing industry through technical innovation and/or product development. RT3 is proud to share Kiesel's story and award him the 2023 Innovator of the Year.
November 21, 2023
In this episode of the Roofing Technology Think Tank podcast, our executive director, Karen Edwards guest hosts, and sits down with CEO and founder of Service Alignment, Chad Westbrook. Service Alignment works with contractors across the country to build high-performing teams geared toward improving the company’s sales, service, and lead generation teams. This means he sees and understands the challenges that contractors face when it comes to successfully implementing technology in their businesses. Listen to this episode to learn more about the dos and don’ts of embracing technology and how you can find success.
August 25, 2023
RT3 podcast host Ryan Groth sits down with the founders of Renovate Robotics, Andy Stulc and Dylan Crow. This revolutionary company is creating the first roofing robot. The New York-based startup is currently looking for beta testers to perform pilot projects with a robot that installs asphalt shingles. If successful, the robot could be a major step toward solving the labor shortage while making roofing jobs safer, quicker and more cost-effective. You won't want to miss this ground breaking conversation, so grab your notepad and let's innovate!
August 7, 2023
In this installment of the Roofing Technology Think Tank Podcast, your host, Ryan Groth sits down with Isaac Barlow, founder of busybusy, a mobile time card app built for construction and other remote industries. busybusy is the top-ranked GPS time tracking software by office staff and field employees. busybusy provides everything you need, including unlimited photo storage, job costing, construction daily reports, documents and progress tracking. Grab your notepad for this one and get listening!
January 9, 2023
In this episode of the RT3 Podcast our host, Ryan Groth, sits down with Joe Hoffman, founder and CEO of Roofle. The two talk about Roofle’s mission is to revolutionize the roofing industry. Roofle is the result of thousands of hours planning, strategizing, designing, developing and implementing what they believe is the fastest & simplest way to buy a roof. You won't want to miss this exciting installment of the Roofing Technology Think Tank podcast!
October 20, 2022
In this episode of the RT3 Podcast our host, Ryan Groth, sits down with Demetrius Gray, founder of Captain. The two talk about the uptick in extreme natural disasters and how Captain can help contractors and homeowners rebuild faster after a storm. Captain vets and approves policyholders contractor choices while ensuring that the cost to homeowners won’t exceed their deductible. They are ushering the contractor industry into a modernized, digital-first business - an easier way of doing business that instantly connects contractors with consumers. You won't want to miss this exciting installment of the Roofing Technology Think Tank podcast!
June 21, 2022
In this episode of the RT3 Podcast, our host Ryan Groth sits down with Ben Hodson, CEO of JobNimbus. The two talk about entrepreneurship, how service providers can best help roofing contractors and home exterior companies and best practices for start ups. You won't want to miss this exciting installment of the Roofing Technology Think Tank podcast!
May 23, 2022
In this episode of the Roofing Technology Think Tank podcast, our host, Ryan Groth, chats with John Kenney, the CEO of Cotney Consulting Group. We learn about how contractors can shop more efficiently for technologies and how to better prepare for the future. Robotics are on the forefront of everyone's mind, listen to this installment of the RT3 podcast to learn more!
March 24, 2022
In this episode of the Roofing Technology Think Tank podcast, we learn about the new partnership between Estimating Edge and Foundation Software. The two have teamed up and The Edge is now better than ever! Up your estimating game by adding this software to your toolbelt and listen to this installment of the RT3 podcast!
March 15, 2022
In this episode of the Roofing Technology Think Tank podcast, Ryan Groth sits down with OneClick Code to learn more about their revolutionary software. All roofing code data is gathered from each controlling municipality and verified with the building official. Utilizing OneClick's proprietary software, this data is then compiled and accessible to users by entering a property address. Listen to this episode to learn more!
May 6, 2021
In this installment of the RT3 podcast, Ryan visits with Heidi Ellsworth, Wendy Marvin and Michelle Boykin about the lessons learned from this last year. All three influential women are RT3 members and serve on the boards of roofing industry associations. They discuss the ever-growing benefits that being involved in the industry can bring to contractors and the importance of staying engaged and networking - whether virtually or in person.
Mar 3, 2021
Join Ryan Groth as we learn from Thomas Bauer about Viking Products Group, a supplier partner Chad with Ollesheimer and two contractors who are applying these innovative solutions and saving significant money with increased labor efficiency. Eric Feist with ASI Commercial Roofing and Maintenance and Mason Sherman with CJE Restoration provides real-life examples of these innovative Viking Products to help them win more work and save money on labor.
Sep 21, 2020
Today, Ryan is joined by John Kiesel of Division 7 Roofing, Jeremy Dickmann of PRIMM Roofing, and Brad Beldon of Beldon Roofing to discuss the NRP Pointivo system and how it is pushing the industry into the future.
Jul 20, 2020
Today, Ryan is joined by Joanne Rodriguez of Mycocycle. They discuss environmental issues facing the industry and how Joanne and Mycocycle are taking on those problems. They focus on the materials generated when replacing a roof and how mushrooms can mitigate the harmful byproducts.
To learn more about our guest Joanne Rodriguez, visit https://mycocycle.com/
Jun 15, 2020
Today, Ken Kelly fills in for Ryan and is joined by Leo Manson of Microsoft. They discuss how Microsoft has seamlessly adjusted to their employees working from home and how technology can help so many people during this COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
To learn more about our guest Ken Kelly, visit https://www.kellyroofing.com
May 18, 2020
Today, Ryan is joined by Brad Beldon of Beldon Roofing. They discuss the challenges of the work and family balance, especially when working with family. As well as the technology they have adopted to advance and streamline their business.
To learn more about our guest Brad Beldon, visit https://www.beldon.com/
Apr 17, 2020
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: Steve Little, KPost Company
Residential Roofing: Ken Kelly, Kelly Roofing
Legal Ramification Expert: Trent Cotney, Cotney Construction Law
Mar 24, 2020
Today, Ryan is joined by Rast Bryant of Target Roofing. They discuss how to solve problems using data and when that method is and is not ideal, as well as how Target Roofing approaches marketing, optimization and educating the client.
To learn more about our guest Rast Bryant, visit https://targetroofers.com
Mar 16, 2020
Today, Ryan is joined by Ken Kelly, president of Kelly Roofing. They discuss Ken’s early days working with, and innovating for his father, as well as approaching technology correctly and not just hoping it’ll compensate for flaws or shortcomings.
To learn more about our guest Ken Kelly, visit https://www.kellyroofing.com
Feb 20, 2020
Today, Ryan is joined by Charles Antis, CEO of Antis Roofing & Waterproofing. They discuss the unique way Charles and his team approach their marketplace and how they have branded themselves to really stand out. They go in depth as to what and more importantly, why you should implement some of these innovative and adaptive strategies with your brand and positioning.
To learn more about our guest Charles Antis, visit https://antisroofing.com
Feb 17, 2020
Today, Ryan is joined by Curtis Sutton and Michelle Boykin, the CEO and COO of Rackley Roofing, respectively. They discuss the kinds of employees to look for, brand innovation by becoming the official roofer of the Tennessee Titans, and investing with trainers to empower your employees. They conclude by going in-depth on the future of roofing and how to adopt and integrate software to help streamline everyday operations.
To learn more about our guests Curtis Sutton and Michelle visit https://rackleyroofing.com/