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Coffee Conversations - The IRE is Coming in HOT!

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Release Date: 01/17/2023

From roof fall to innovation show art From roof fall to innovation

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Have you ever fallen off a roof? In this episode of Roofing Road Trips®, Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Dan Cougar and talks about the inception of Cougar Paws. Join them as they discuss how it all started, and what drove him to become an innovator in the roofing industry. Known for being “the tool you wear,” Cougar Paws is used by roofing contractors, estimators and other professionals every day, all inspired by an accident that left a mark, both on Dan’s health and the roofing industry.   Learn more at RoofersCoffeeShop.com!    Are you a contractor looking for...

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Making Solar Possible for all Contractors show art Making Solar Possible for all Contractors

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In this Roofing Road Trips®, Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with Jess Cress, branch manager of SRS Distribution’s Athens, Georgia location and Bill Eitenmiller, director of solar sales for SRS Distribution, about how contractors can get into the growing solar market. With the increase in demand for solar, many contractors are eager to expand their services to include this offering, but don’t know where to start. Now that SRS has entered the solar space, they are making it easier for roofing contractors to diversify. Jess and Bill share insights on how SRS is breaking down barriers in the solar...

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Unlocking Efficiency with Labor-Saving Innovations show art Unlocking Efficiency with Labor-Saving Innovations

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Join us for a compelling episode of Coffee Conversations, where we explore the transformative impact of labor and material-saving products in the roofing industry. Sponsored by Hunter Panels, this webinar will explore innovative solutions designed to make roofing projects more efficient and cost-effective. Our expert panel will discuss the latest advancements in materials and techniques that help reduce labor time and increase productivity on the job site. Whether you're a roofing contractor, supplier or industry professional, this conversation is a must-attend if you want to stay ahead in our...

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Meet Beacon’s 2024 Female Roofing Professional of the Year! show art Meet Beacon’s 2024 Female Roofing Professional of the Year!

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In this episode of Roofing Road Trips®, Megan Ellsworth is joined by a special guest, Beacon’s 2024 Female Roofing Professional of the Year winner, Brooke Laizure. The owner of Whirlwind Roofing and Construction, LLC, Brooke shares about her experience in the industry and operating a Native American and woman-owned business and will talk about what it means to have received this prestigious award. The Female Roofing Professional of the Year Award recognizes distinguished, hardworking women roofing professionals for their impact and dedication to the roofing industry and is awarded to a...

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Building a Culture of Safety show art Building a Culture of Safety

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In this episode of Roofing Road Trips Karen Edwards chats with Eric Vittardi of SafetyHQ about the difference between having a safety plan versus building a company-wide safety culture. Safety concerns including field safety, mental health and proper procedures to maintain OSHA compliance are all important pieces of every safety plan but infusing a culture of safety throughout your company is essential. Listen to hear how to bring all the elements together, creating a culture where safety is not a box checked off on a list, but a priority that saves money and, more importantly, lives. ...

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Shield and Dry with one Membrane show art Shield and Dry with one Membrane

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In this episode of Roofing Road Trips®, Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Chris Meyer from VaproShield to discuss their launch into the commercial roofing industry. Chris tells Heidi about VaproShield and their decision to offer their innovative products to roofing contractors. The discussion then shifts to one product in particular that can change the way contractors approach re-roofing work, SlopeShield Plus self-adhered membrane. Listen to this exciting episode to learn all about these innovative products that are changing the roofing industry! Learn more at RoofersCoffeeShop.com! ...

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Helping Contractors Navigate the M&A Landscape show art Helping Contractors Navigate the M&A Landscape

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In this episode of Roofing Road Trips®, Karen Edwards sits down with Dominik Sachsenheimer and Carson Bombara of Maven Group to talk about mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the roofing industry. The Maven Group has 30 years of M&A expertise in the elevator industry and is bringing their experience to the roofing space to help contractors navigate this trend successfully. Tune in to learn how contractors can prepare their businesses for potential sale or acquisition and what important considerations to be aware of during the journey.   Learn more at RoofersCoffeeShop.com! ...

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On the Go With myABCsupply show art On the Go With myABCsupply

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On this episode of Roofing Road Trips®, join Karen Edwards and Kris Kieffer of ABC Supply as they talk about integrating technology in business. Today, we're diving into the world of digital tools for contractors with a focus on ABC Supply's platforms myABCsupply and ABC Connect. As a leader in the building materials industry, ABC Supply has developed a cutting-edge technology platform designed to streamline operations, enhance productivity and boost profitability for contractors.  Learn more at RoofersCoffeeShop.com!    Are you a contractor looking for resources? Become an...

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Roofer of the Month: USA General Contractors Corp show art Roofer of the Month: USA General Contractors Corp

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Join host Megan Ellsworth as she sits down with Greg Serevetas, Vice President of USA General Contractors Corp, the celebrated Roofer of the Month for July. In this episode, Greg shares the company's 30+ years of success, and what sets them apart in the competitive world of roofing. Discover the story behind USA General Contracting Corp and learn about Greg's journey in the industry in this month’s Roofer of the Month Podcast!        Are you a contractor looking for resources? Become an R-Club Member today!      Follow Us!     ...

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Rebuilding Lives and Giving Back at the Indy 500 show art Rebuilding Lives and Giving Back at the Indy 500

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Join us for a heartwarming episode of Coffee Conversations, sponsored by ABC Supply. In this special edition, we will delve into the incredible work of Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and donating specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans.  We’ll explore stories from Homes For Our Troops recipients, their time at the Indy 500 and more about the collaborative efforts to provide veterans with the homes they need to regain their independence and rebuild their lives.  Whether you're a roofing industry professional, a...

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Pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready for a very special episode of Coffee Conversations sponsored by IB Roof Systems.  Midway through season one, the team at RoofersCoffeeShop is bringing you everything you need to know about the 2023 International Roofing Expo (IRE).  With a very special guest, IRE Keynote Speaker Chris Czarnik, an award-winning international speaker and author of Winning The War for Talent and Human Search Engine, you'll learn how the labor shortage is being addressed in roofing and how we can do so much more. Joining Chris will be Kelly Van Winkle, Roofing Alliance president, Luciano Perez, safety director at KPOST Roofing and Waterproofing and Jason Stanley, president of IB Roof Systems. They will share information about the Student Competition, expanded Latino classes, ProCertification® and other events at the 2023 IRE.  

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