TRI Alliance is dedicated to growing the tile roofing market by building awareness of tile’s benefits, supplying technical expertise, and providing training and certification for code-approved tile roof installation.

In the United States, tile roofing is a $2.85-billion industry, and it continues to grow.

For nearly a half century, TRI Alliance has been the industry’s voice for code development, testing and installation best practices:

  • Collaborated with the Committee for Firesafe Dwellings on legislation to ban combustible roofing materials in California.
  • Worked with the University of Southern California to determine that tile roofs can withstand forces two to three times those generated by the Northridge Earthquake.

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  • Guided successful efforts to revise codes for high-speed winds and worked with local building officials to upgrade installation standards following Hurricane Andrew.
  • Worked with the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) to develop standardized testing methods for roof tile

Our members are the driving force behind progress. Through TRI Alliance, members, contractors, manufacturers and consultants share best practices as we continue to evolve the tile roof industry.

Mission
  • Promote greater awareness of concrete and clay tile as the preferred roofing material and its suitability for all roofing installations.
  • Showcase tile’s high curb appeal and ability to complement and enhance any architectural style.
  • Educate consumers, architects, builders and code officials about tile’s resistance to fire, wind, ice, hail and seismic activity – as well as its lifetime durability and long-term value.
  • Continue to work with state and local code bodies to promote the adoption of more stringent requirements for fire-retardant concrete and clay tile roofing to reduce the risk of multi-structure fires.
Board of Directors

Officers 2019-2020

Chairman
Kevin Burlingame
President, Eagle Roofing Products

Vice Chairman
Darren Schulz
President, Boral Roofing

Treasurer
Mike Lukis
President, VandeHey Raleigh

 

Directors

John Campbell
V.P., Eagle Roofing Products

Eric Miller
V.P., Boral Roofing

José Ortiz
CEO, Redland Clay Tiles

Juan Prestamo
CEO, Crown Roof Tile

Tab Colbert
CEO, Ludowici Roof Tile

Contractor Representatives

Scott Donnelly (West)
President, Cooper Roofing & Solar

Chris Rakos (East)
President, Colonial Roofing, Inc.

 

Staff

TRI President
Rick Olson
rolson@tileroofing.org
541-689-0366

TRI Training Directors
John Jensen
jjensen@tileroofing.org
206-241-5774

Lisa Jensen
ljensen@tileroofing.org
425-269-3201

Affiliations

TRI Alliance collaborates with many affiliated industry associations on installation guidelines, building codes, advances in concrete and clay tile and much more. TRI Alliance leverages these partnerships to build awareness of market changes, improve membership offerings and sustain its position as the leading information source for tile roofing in the building industry.

If you would like to partner with TRI Alliance on conferences, communications, or membership, please contact us.

Contact Us

TRI Alliance Partners

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
 
Associated Roofing Contractors of the Bay Area (ARCBA)
 
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
 
Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative (CJSI)
 
Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA)
 
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
 
Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors Assoc. (FRSA)
 
Independent Roofing Contractors of California (IRCC)

Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA)
 
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
 
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
 
North/East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA)
 
Roof Consultants Institute (RCI)
 
Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT)
 
Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW)
 
Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI)
 
The Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA)

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