By Lauren White.
Every year, outstanding employees are nominated by their coworkers for the Roofing Alliance’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award program. This award recognizes and celebrates workers in two categories: 1) Workers who exemplify dedication to their work, employees, and company; demonstrate a strong work ethic; and practice excellent leadership, initiative, and resourcefulness. 2) Workers who show compassion for others outside the workplace and volunteer their time with their communities, churches, families, and friends. MVPs are dedicated to their work and to helping others, going above and beyond to get the job done and ensure everyone feels valued for what they do. Five winners were selected for the 2019 Roofing Alliance MVP Awards. At RoofersCoffeeShop® we live by our motto of Roofing Respect® and wanted to highlight all of the MVP award winners. Keep reading to understand how these devoted individuals add value to their workplace and contribute to the world around them.
Holding the title of Roofing and Sheet Metal General Superintendent, Miguel Lopez has worked at Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing for 22 years. His commitment to the safety of himself and others and a job done right, in addition to his ability to lead by example, makes Miguel one of Chamberlin’s essential employees.
Miguel is dedicated to safety. He continues to further his safety education, beyond the new-hire training. His “vast knowledge of the safety protection equipment required for the different commercial roofing system with which he works,” in addition to his awareness of any and all hazards on jobsites make Miguel an indispensable asset to the Chamberlin team. He is quick to identify and correct any unsafe situations or practices whether it’s his crew or other trades working around them. Justin Lambert, Safety Director at Chamberlin commented, “He understands the importance of safety on a jobsite and takes his safety training seriously...He is proactive on his job sites and puts the safety of his crew and others as top priority.” As mentioned in his nomination, “Miguel takes the time to walk the many jobsites he oversees before work begins...He inspects all equipment and fall protection system components meticulously, down to checking every extension cord for shock hazard.” No aspect is insignificant when it comes to safety.
And no task is too big or too small to get done correctly, the first time. Bill Lawson, Vice President of Roofing and Sheet Metal Operations, shared, “I have known Miguel to successfully oversee and complete a multitude of projects varying from fifty thousand-dollar projects to million-dollar re-roofs. He dedicates the same attentiveness to his work, the people and safety on each and every job.” He works hard to inspect his crews’ work and his own work, even reports, to ensure only the highest quality work is being produced. “Miguel takes pride in all of his work, whether it is a 450,000 square foot roof installation or filling out paperwork. His drive for precision and accuracy in everything he does sets him apart from the rest,” according to his nomination.
Miguel often goes the extra mile to assist in a job, even on a holiday. Miguel received a phone call from his supervisor after hours one night concerning a leak at the Menil Drawing Institute. With an opening the next day, the problem needed to be resolved immediately. Miguel drove out and realized a skylight was the source of the leak, a skylight Chamberlin didn’t install originally. “Though it was not on Chamberlin’s scope of work, Miguel utilized materials from his truck to put a temporary seal on the skylight and make it possible for the client to have their opening the next day without any issues arising,” as noted in his nomination. Miguel went above and beyond to help the client and establish a lasting reputation. “He is always up for a challenge and more than willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done,” explained Bill Lawson.
Upholding the Chamberlin values of Safety, Quality, and Teamwork, Miguel educates those around him. Joe Cotten, Roofing and Sheet Metal Operations Manager, shared, “He leads by example and works alongside his crew, teaching and mentoring.” When their Chamberlin University, which was developed in 2006 to train and educate their workforce, was short a teacher, Miguel asked if he could fill the position. Being the first superintendent to teach a course, Miguel expertly explained concepts, answered questions, and helped develop those enrolled to reach their fullest potential. “He believes that empowering each member of the team with the skills and knowledge they need to get the job done makes for safe and productive projects,” as written in his nomination.
Punctual, detail-oriented, thorough, a good communicator, safe, and an effective educator, all spring to mind when thinking of Miguel Lopez. He is known to excel at all parts of his job, no matter how big or small. He remains a valuable member of the Chamberlin team.
To nominate your MVP visit http://roofingalliance.net/programs/mvp/ for 2020 MVP Awards nomination form.