Tag Archives: Members
The upcoming 3 day weekend celebrates you, the American worker. We think it’s a perfect time to celebrate the people that bring great depth and experience to the classroom and have helped us meet the increased demand for training.
The construction boom, the hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida, and… Read more
Eastmark is a 3,200 acre master-planned community East of Phoenix, AZ. With 15,000 homes planned, 2,500 are either complete, being built or in the permit process. America Roofing, (Phoenix/Tucson) is putting tile on all of them. It’s an impressive site: semi loads of tile warehoused on dead end streets, waiting… Read more
What would the resume of someone with a “PHD in Roofing” look like? Probably a lot like the path Dan Rutkowski, Owner of DDR Roofing in Daytona Beach, Florida has taken. After earning a B. A. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, Dan went to work for… Read more
Roofing is an industry of strong people. Every roofing business that can survive boom and bust economic cycles, weather anomalies and the daily grind of a physically challenging and competitive trade can be admired. Traits that contribute to stability:
Rugged, seasoned individuals who started as their own foreman and salesperson.… Read more
Guest post by Brie Ries, Production Manager at Elite Roofing Colorado
On March 23rd, 2016 the Denver metro area experienced a blizzard that dropped up to 27” of snow in some areas and shut the City down for 2 days. This storm produced sustained wind speeds of 30-45MPH and 2” of… Read more
Tile roofing perspective from Master Craftsman Martin Leska
A true “European Trained Craftsman”, Martin Leska graduated with honors from a 4-year trade school. He moved to the United States in 1998 from the Czech Republic. His plan was to be a climbing Guide and ski instructor. He did that for… Read more
RCAT Provides Training and Voluntary Licensing
As they say, everything is bigger in Texas. The homes are big, and roofing them is a challenge. Roof pitches are steep; spires and dramatic architectural details are common. And then there is the weather: heat like Phoenix, rain like Florida, high wind, occasional tornadoes,… Read more
A guest article by TRI Director Michael Lukis.
In my 38 years of working with tile roofing I have been involved with the installation and manufacturing of concrete and clay roof tiles, primarily in the northern roof climates of the Midwest and northeastern United States.
I often hear the comment that… Read more
It used to be that everyone you met in the roofing industry started out “On the Roof”. It also used to be that when you met a woman in the roofing industry, her husband owned the company. Things have changed and women are filling all types of roles, and the… Read more
We are currently updating the TRI Website
, and the first feature to go live is a new Contractor Search. To try it out go to www.tileroofing.org
and click on “Find A Contractor”.
If you don’t see your listing, your certification has likely expired. You can easily renew on-line by… Read more
When it comes to tile roofing Worth Supply
is “all in”. Worth Supply provides roof tile for new and reroof projects. In addition Worth Reclaiming salvages, stocks and sells reclaimed and historic tile. Owner Rob Miller understands customer and contractor needs. He has combined that knowledge with a business model… Read more
Russ Vieselmeyer www.lrs-construction.com
is a roofing contractor based in Tacoma, Washington. LRS serves the Greater Puget Sound area but has traveled to neighboring states for special projects. Russ is a Certified Installer with the Tile Roofing Institute, recently renewing by attending the class in Louisville, CO. Gracemont Mansion is a… Read more
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Bill Burke is President of Burke Roofing, Inc.
in Reno, Nevada. Saying Bill is just an enthusiastic person is like saying the Golden Gate is just a bridge. It’s true, but until you see it for yourself you just can’t imagine. He’s full of energy and pride… Read more
“Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I’ll remember.
Involve me, I’ll understand”
Our two hour Hands On Training & Demo covers the installation basics: underlayment, flashing and layout.
On site at Roof Check, Inc. in Denver, over 20 members of the Roof Check team attended a hands on training. While… Read more
Roof Consultant Jerry Conrad of Western States Roofing Consulting is a Certified Installer and has given presentations at our classes.
In addition to sharing his knowledge in contract defect litigation, Jerry invited attendees and their families to visit his ranch in North Phoenix. Jerry, a former rodeo clown, has a… Read more