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East Coast Metals Latest Educational Foundation Founding Member Sat, Apr 15, 2023 John Hellein, FRSA Educational and Research Foundation Director   In 1996, under the leadership of Founder and Owner Tom Castellanos, East Coast Metals began its journey on its way to become the premier manufacturer in the tile ... Read More

Concrete and Clay Roof Tile Adhesives Thu, Apr 13, 2023 Adrian Robledo, Director of Sales, Steep-Slope, ICP Building Solutions Group   From South Florida to the Panhandle and beyond, Floridians are choosing concrete and clay roof tile as more than just an attractive addition to a home&rsq... Read More

Fall Protection Training – Employer Responsibilities Tue, Apr 11, 2023 Brad Mang, Safety Consultant, FRSA Self Insurer’s Fund   As we approach OSHA’s annual National Safety Stand- Down to Prevent Falls in Construction (May 1 - 5), this isthe perfect time to remind roofing contractors of their&nbs... Read More

Tile Underlayment – Where We Are and How We Got Here Sun, Apr 09, 2023 Mike Silvers, CPRC, Owner of Silvers Systems Inc. and FRSA Director of Technical Services   Changes in roofing underlayment requirements have evolved in dramatic ways over the last several decades, particularly when it comes to tile ... Read More

Introducing the 7th Edition FRSA-TRI Tile Manual Fri, Apr 07, 2023 Manny Oyola, Jr., Technical Manager, Eastern USA, Eagle Roofing Products   After a few years of concerted effort by dedicated FRSA and TRI Alliance volunteers, the 7th Edition Florida High Wind Concrete and Clay Tile Installation&nbs... Read More

Industry Updates Wed, Apr 05, 2023 FRM Governor DeSantis Appoints Eleven to the Florida Building Commission Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of James Batts, David Compton, Brian Langille, Asael Marrero, Bradley Schiffer, Frederick Schilling Jr. and Step... Read More

Storage Costs: Another Inflated Price to Consider Mon, Apr 03, 2023 Trent Cotney, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP For the past few years, the construction industry has joined other industries and consumers in being challenged by supply chain issues and rising prices. However, as those problems have begun... Read More

Brand Ambassadors Fri, Mar 31, 2023 Heidi J. Ellsworth, Owner, RoofersCoffeeShop and HJE Consulting Sitting in a recent roofing association meeting, I found myself visiting with colleagues about the importance of building ongoing relationships in the industry. One woman... Read More

Evaluating Contract Profitability, Part 2 Fri, Mar 31, 2023 John Kenney, CPRC, CEO, Cotney Consulting Group Last month in part one, we covered the business language, Accounting. We discussed accounting systems, percentage of completion and over-under billings. In this month’s article, we... Read More

Giving Back Fri, Mar 31, 2023 FRM After a devasting apartment fire, Gainesville resident Thine Strawder is ready to sleep under a new roof. Strawder, a single mother of eight and grandmother of 14, lived in her Gainesville apartment for 28 years. She was hear... Read More

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