B&M Roofing of Colorado is proud to celebrate the National Roofing Contractors Association’s (NRCA) National Roofing Week June 2-8, 2019! Each year, the NRCA sets aside a week to raise awareness of the significance of roofs on every home and business and to share the good deeds of the roofing community.
On June 7th, the NRCA will be hosting it’s first NRCA Giving Day to raise funds that will benefit the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program. This scholarship program was created to help shape the future of the roofing industry. Their goal is to raise $100,000 in gifts to provide additional scholarships to students pursuing a career in the roofing and building construction industries.
Additionally, all NRCA members are encouraged to engage with and contribute to charitable organizations within their communities. B&M Roofing often works with Habitat for Humanity by donating our services to their projects. Currently, we are working on a project in Loveland, CO and another in Boulder, CO.
How To Celebrate National Roofing Week
The NRCA is holding a social media campaign this year that calls for members to “Share Your Story.” Members are encouraged to post photos and tag the NRCA each day in posts that a representative of the daily themes. Here are the themes:
- Sunday: National Roofing Week Kick Off
- Monday: Charitable Projects – demonstrate charitable giving
- Tuesday: Employee Training – demonstrate how workers are trained
- Wednesday: Employee Appreciation – share photos of employees
- Thursday: Signature Projects – showcase any signature commercial or residential projects
- Friday: Celebration – How each company celebrated the week
- Saturday: Wrap-up
Through Colorado State University’s CM Cares program, B&M Roofing of Colorado, donated supplies and services to reroof the Mochan Family’s house in Fort Collins.
After the tragic death of both parents, the children of the Mochan Family moved in with their aunt and the number of household repairs needed to accommodate the three children soon surfaced. CM Cares was contacted to assist in restoring the family’s home.
CM Cares is a construction management department initiative that promotes service-learning by infusing leadership traits, team building and ethics through community service activities. It focuses on teaming students, faculty, staff and industry partners to assist with construction-related projects for people with special needs or local community service agencies needing assistance that cannot be provided by other sources.
“CM Cares would not be possible without the generosity of the construction industry. Not only do they donate construction materials and time, but the biggest impact they provide is mentorship for our construction management students,” said Khristy Jesse, CM Cares & Career Development Coordinator. “Over the past 10 years, the CM Cares program has provided more than 2 million dollars in construction projects improving the quality of life for community members or non-profits in need of accessibility modifications.”
During the home inspection, CM Cares noticed the shingle roof on the home needed to be replaced. With the help of Tracy Spence from American Roofing Supply and Josh Howe from Atlas Roofing Corporation, B&M Roofing reroofed the Mochan Family household’s roof at zero cost to the family.
“By partnering with Colorado State University’s CM Cares, B&M Roofing was given the opportunity to use our skills and abilities to completely change a family’s life,” said Scott Kawulok, Vice President of B&M Roofing. “Thank you to CM Cares, American Roofing Supply and Atlas Roofing Corporation for helping us alleviate the suffering and pain from the Mochan children and give them hope for the future.”
With the flourishing home building industry, we understand the importance of supporting industry-leading publications. We know how important it is for print and online magazines to receive support from companies like us, and we are committed to staying active in the home-building and contracting industry. That is why we placed an advertisement with the Modern Home Builder Magazine.
The Modern Home Builder is a must-read resource for industry professionals. The readers of the publication include elite builders and designers of single and multifamily homes throughout North America. Through their print and digital magazines, website, and social media outlets, Modern Home Builder keeps the industry leaders in the reemerging housing sector informed of market trends, noteworthy projects, and new players in the industry.
Check out B&M Roofing’s placement in the digital magazine here.
For more about Modern Home Builder, visit their website.
As one of the founding members of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress, B&M Roofing’s Vice President, Scott Kawulok was proud to award five very deserving Colorado State University students with The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Scholarship.
The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress is committed to securing the future strength and excellence of the roofing industry. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the Construction Management program at CSU who are in good academic standing.
Here is a little bit about this year’s winners:
Cody Ade was born in Newberg, Oregon but moved to Colorado Springs when he was young and has lived here ever since. He is a senior in the CM program and has worked in the construction industry for the past six years as a laborer for a home builder. Cody interned with Kiewit Infrastructure the past two summers. He would like to be a superintendent for a heavy civil contractor one day.
Jacob Balthazor is a CM senior from Boulder, Colorado. He has spent five years as a carpenter in residential construction. Jacob enjoys being outdoors hunting and fishing. After graduation, he hopes to work with a commercial general contractor as a field engineer and work his way up to superintendent. Eventually, Jacob would like to be a custom home builder.
Vanna Hosanny is a junior in CM. She is a member of the DBIA, ABC, and AGC student clubs. Vanna is the Professional Development Committee Chair for AGC and is an alternate for the Design Build student competition team. She looks forward to graduating and being among industry professionals and making contributions to her future employer and community.
Kevin Loya-Estrada is a CM junior from Denver, Colorado. He enjoys team roping. After graduation, he would like to work in residential construction and one day own his own home building company.
Ira Weiss is a CM sophomore from Denver, Colorado. He has been involved with the ABC student club as well as the Construction Management and Leadership Key Communities Program offered to first-year students. Ira plays ultimate frisbee for CSU’s club team and has a strong affinity for photography.
About B&M Roofing
B&M Roofing started in 1947 with one truck and a vision. Since then, we have expanded to serve the majority of Colorado and its surrounding states. After 70 years, our commitment to customer service and our vision for the future remains the same.
About The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress
In 1996, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress set out to improve the roofing industry by bringing together all industry segments to help fund research and educational programs; provide timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues; and enhance the long-term viability and attractiveness of the industry to roofing workers. Now, after more than 20 years of hard work and during one of the most difficult economic climates in recent history, the Alliance hasn’t lost sight of these goals – it is as engaged as ever and continues to work to advance the roofing industry.
B&M Roofing of Colorado is proud to announce that Vice President Scott Kawulok was appointed to the National Roofing Contractors Association’s executive board at the NRCA’s mid-year meetings in Chicago.
As part of the NRCA’s leadership, Scott becomes a vital part of one of the construction industry’s most respected trade organizations. Since 1886, the NRCA has worked to improve the roofing industry’s practices, education and safety. Drawing members from virtually every specialty in roofing, from architects and municipal agencies to materials manufacturers and contractors, the NRCA strives to improve every aspect of the roofing industry.
Scott’s no stranger to NRCA activity. In 2009, he graduated from the NRCA’s Future Executives Institute, and previously sat on its Board of Trustees. He’s also served on the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress’ board of trustees, and is a past vice president and president of the National Roofing Legal Resource Center.
We’re excited for Scott’s inclusion as part of one of the nation’s leading roofing trade organizations and to help push B&M Roofing’s Commitment to Safety to the group.
Every year about 100 construction workers die from falls, and 13 times as many are seriously injured. Did you know homeowners can play a role in promoting roofing safety among contractors?
Falls are the leading cause of death among construction workers, and falls from rooftops are the most common type of fall. Nobody wants their property to be the site of an accident, and working with contractors who take precautions to protect their workers is the first step to preventing those kinds of accidents.
When evaluating a bid from a contractor, consider its commitment to safety as well as the price it provides. In many cases, it’s common to get a low bid from a roofing company because they’re not committed to safety. Ask your contractor the following questions to ensure you’re choosing one that supports safety:
- Do your workers work directly for you? Workers who are independent contractors aren’t covered by the roofing company’s workers’ compensation insurance, and, in many cases, aren’t insured at all.
- Do you have workers’ compensation insurance? Ask to see a copy of the insurance certificate. Colorado law requires all employees to be covered by workers’ compensation.
- Do your workers use safety equipment on site? Lifelines, guard rails and secured ladders are used by responsible roofers.
Experience isn’t protection enough. Even veteran roofers with more than a dozen years of experience can fall from a roof on even a routine residential job.fal
B&M Roofing takes our dedication to safety very seriously. In addition to regular fall protection trainings, we have company-wide safety meetings twice a year, weekly Tool Box Talks to discuss safety procedures and OSHA requirements and new-hire safety orientations.
With OSHA’s national fall stand-down push May 7-11, we’re working internally to ensure all our employees play it safe whenever they’re on a rooftop. While roofers can do our part, it’s up to homeowner to rely only on reputable contractors as well.
B&M Roofing took home the Colorado Roofing Association’s 2017 1st Place Division 1 (Residential Roofing Project) Award for its roofing restoration project on a condominium site in Denver, Colorado, The Perrenoud. B&M Roofing removed the existing shingle roofing down to the wood deck, repaired the deck and installed a new underlayment and shingles. The materials used were 30# Felt, Moistureguard Ice and watershield by TAMKO, Leakbarrier Valley Flashing (metal flashings and accessories) and Owens Corning Trudefinition Duration Storm – Brownwood.
Given the age and historic characteristics of the building, there were several unique items that needed protection. The Perrenoud is home to a priceless stained glass mural worth over $20,000, one of Denver’s oldest operational cable elevators and very old historic relics including an old safe, wine cellar, elaborate railings, carpet tile and dumbwaiter system. These antiques are all very susceptible to interference and damage by any water intrusion that may occur.
The only access to the building was through a very narrow courtyard, with custom stained glass windows that needed protection from falling debris. “We had to work around HVAC work, remove security gates and fences while hoisting dumpsters with less than one foot of clearance to thread through for loading and downloading materials and waste,” said Brad Taylor, Vice President at B&M Roofing and a Colorado native. “All the challenges were worth it to provide a beautiful historic building with a much needed new roof system.”
B&M Roofing is seeking a highly motivated Commercial Low-Slope Project Manager/Estimator to join our team in Frederick, CO. The position has a competitive base salary plus a graduated commission based on gross earnings and includes a highly competitive benefits package. Ideal applicants will possess the skills listed below:
- A roofing project manager/estimator is responsible for bidding, selling and managing roofing projects
- Develop labor estimates for potential jobs
- Develop and maintain relationships with manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and customers to strategically approach jobs and purchases
- Track, manage and examine ongoing projects
- Speak in a clear and professional manner
- Able to read and interpret written information
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts necessary for estimating project costs
- Ability to use phones, tablets and other technology tools; including estimating software applications:
- Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications; collect and research data, and use intuition and experience to complement information
- Knowledge of various roof systems, materials, construction processes and theories; ability to understand a roof system design; desire to stay abreast of codes and other necessary information
- Ability to identify, correct and report unsafe conditions according to company and OSHA standards
- Knowledge to inspect and ensure attention to detail and quality
- Demonstrate the ability to meet and exceed productivity standards; works quickly and accurately
- Ability to understand and formulate change orders and loss/gain production on job budgets
- Understand budgeting and implications to jobs
- Thrive in a dynamic, interactive company environment as well as develop and maintain relationships outside the company
- Seek to help customers even in difficult situations and maintain customer relationships
- Understand complex problems and make difficult decisions
- Able to work well with others within and outside of the company system
- Exert informal leadership with individuals at all levels of a company as well as customers, vendors, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors
- Ability to juggle schedules, details and outcomes; prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently
- Ability to work with others to accomplish goals; balance team and individual responsibilities; give and welcome feedback
Interested? Apply today using the form below.
Everyone likes to show off their best work. Unfortunately when your best work is attached to commercial and residential buildings up and down the Colorado Front Range, it gets a little tough. That’s why we showcase our best work in photo galleries. They’re just easier to browse.
Our Residential Gallery shows off some of the more creative and impressive uses for asphalt shingles, slate tiles or shake roofing.
The Sheet Metal Gallery takes a look at some of the projects we’re most proud of, including Coors Field and drone photographs of commercial and residential roofing.
Turn to the Commercial Gallery for some of the best shots of our most ambitious projects, including IKEA, the Denver Coliseum and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
B&M Roofing of Colorado is proud to receive the prestigious Excellence in Single Ply (ESP) Award from Carlisle Syntec Systems, recognizing our successful track record for excellence in single-ply installation. Through the years, B&M Roofing has installed more than 15 million square feet of Carlisle single-play roofing systems, and have received 542 “Perfect 10” installations as gauged by Carlisle’s final inspectors.
We’re honored to receive the 2017 ESP Award as recognition to our rigorous pursuit of excellence in installation, and are committed to maintaining the level of standards that helped us achieve this award on all future projects.