April 2023 Blog Archive

Camille Austin, President, Elite Roofing Services, Inc., Tampa Tue, Apr 25, 2023 FRM   How did you get started in the roofing industry? Around 1985, I was doing temporary work with a roofing company making $10 an hour. I was trying to get into real estate, but they needed a fill-in and ended up hiring me fu... Read More

Financial Projections and Budgets Sun, Apr 23, 2023 John Kenney, CPRC, CEO, Cotney Consulting Group   A great transformation in financial awareness begins in the roofing contracting business when you use financial information to look into your company’s future instead of th... Read More

The Importance of Creating a Culture of Safety Fri, Apr 21, 2023 Tom Eifrid, Group Sales and Operations Manager, Ritz Safety   Safety culture is the shared beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that shape the way people approach safety in a  workplace. The key phrase here is shared beliefs: e... Read More

RCASF’s Educational Training Day: A Huge Success Wed, Apr 19, 2023 Lisa Pate, FRSA Executive Director   At the end of February, the Roofing Contractors Association of South Florida (RCASF) held their first annual educational training day at SOPREMA’s Pompano Beach training facility. There... Read More

Focusing on Safety Mon, Apr 17, 2023 Lisa Pate, FRSA Executive Director   Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) maintained its position as OSHA’s most frequently cited  worker safety and health standard in fiscal year 2022, marking its ... Read More

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