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Employee Onboarding - November 2020 Fri, Nov 13, 2020 Ever wonder why some companies continue to find new hires when you are offering the same rate of pay? Those companies fortunate enough to find and hire new employees know it’s important that a new hire feels like a team member from the beginning. Read More
By Lisa Pate, FRSA Executive Director

BUR: Time-Tested Roof Systems with New Relevance - November 2020 Wed, Nov 11, 2020 The terms “sustainability,” “efficiency” and “green” (good for the environment) are very often used in our industry these days. The color of the roof can seem to be more important than how well it keeps water out or resists wind uplift and, just as i... Read More
By Mike Silvers, CPRC, FRSA Technical Director

Goodbye, Election! What Comes Next in the Florida Legislative Process - November 2020 Mon, Nov 09, 2020 If you are reading this article, we probably survived the 2020 General Election. Read More
By Chris Dawson, FRSA Legislative Counsel

Metal-Over-Metal Retrofit: Survive Economic Swings by Diversifying Your Business - November 2020 Sat, Nov 07, 2020 Every year about this time, my wife and I meet with our retirement advisor about what we should do with our IRA and 401k savings. Read More
By Dale Nelson, President, Roof Hugger, LLC

FRSA Educational Foundation Endowment – One Roof and a Legacy - November 2020 Thu, Nov 05, 2020 During 2003, the FRSA Educational and Research Foundation Endowment was jump-started with a $25,000 Governor-level contribution from TAMKO Building Products. Read More
By Mike Reed, CPA, FRSA Controller and General Manager

Florida’s New Employment Verification Law for the Construction Industry - November 2020 Tue, Nov 03, 2020 The Florida Legislature recently passed a new law that changes how employers must account for their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States. Read More
By Rick Blystone, Attorney, Cotney Construction Law; Paul Messina, Attorney, Cotney Construction Law

"Durable Roofs That Can Withstand the Worst of Mother Nature" - A Bold Statement Indeed! - October 2020 Wed, Oct 21, 2020 Most conscientious roofing contractors would never try to sell a roof using that kind of hyperbole. We know that these kinds of statements cause misconceptions and represent clearly unobtainable objectives. Read More
By Mike SIlvers, CPRC, FRSA Technical Director

Legal Issues with IBHS’ New FORTIFIED Program - October 2020 Wed, Oct 21, 2020 As some may be aware, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has recently unveiled a new certification available to roofers under the moniker “FORTIFIED” (see www.fortifiedhome.org). Read More
By Trent Cotney, FRSA General Counsel, Cotney Construction Law

Upset Alert! Incumbent Losses During the 2020 Primary Election - October 2020 Wed, Oct 21, 2020 Anticipation for election surprises has grown over the last few months (years?) as we inch closer to the general election in November. Read More
By Chris Dawson, FRSA Legislative Counsel

Rethinking Workplace Wellness - October 2020 Mon, Oct 19, 2020 The year 2020 will likely be remembered as a wellness crisis. Over the past six months, the COVID-19 public health crisis has evolved into an economic and mental health crisis. Read More
By Jared Mongold, Employee Benefits Specialist, Insurance Office of America

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