Construction Marketplace • February 10, 2022

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Why the Mark of Conformity Matters

Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions Showcases Robust Roofing Offering

By Jennifer Chen, Marketing Coordinator, ICC Evaluation Service

Westlake Royal Building Products™ is planning to make a big splash at this year’s highly anticipated International Builders’ Show. The significantly expanded roofing business – now Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions – combines DaVinci Roofscapes and the former Boral North America roofing product lines to create a powerhouse suite of solutions that is sure to entice builders visiting the show from various regions across the country and around the world. The Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions booth will showcase a wide range of roof systems and components including Newpoint™ Concrete Tile Roofing, the enduring line of concrete tile known for its superior strength, Class A fire rating and long-lasting beauty; Unified™ Steel Stone Coated Roofing, the ultra-lightweight roofing system that benefits from the structural strength of steel; US Tile®, a legacy line of premium, stunning clay tile solutions manufactured to the highest standard of sustainability and craftsmanship; DaVinci Roofscapes, beautiful and durable composite slate and shake roofing tiles; and Westlake Royal Roofing Components, a full line of integrated roof components designed to deliver a higher standard of roof installation and performance. “This is an incredibly exciting time for us as we all come together at IBS under the Westlake Royal Roofing umbrella,” says Eric Miller, vice president sales and marketing of Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions. “We can’t wait to visit with all of our builder friends and customers. We want to share in the excitement of our combined platform

A mark of conformity is a protected mark issued by a body performing third-party conformity assessment, indicating that an object has been evaluated and is in compliance with specific requirements. ICC-ES marks provide evidence that a product has gone through a rigorous technical evaluation by expert staff, ensuring compliance to the latest applicable codes and standards. Once an ICC-ES evaluation report is issued to a building product manufacturer, the manufacturer is authorized to apply the ICC-ES mark of conformity to their product as proof of compliance. ICC-ES marks are marks of confidence because they are the most widely accepted and recognized in North America and other regions around the world, and the preferred choice by code officials and government regulators – allowing them to instantly approve products for installation with confidence and peace of mind. Country-specific marks are available for Canada and Mexico, to show compliance to Canadian and Mexican standards, for use in those markets. Program-specific marks are also available to products evaluated to specific schemes or programs, in which case an additional identifier is also provided below the mark, such as compliance to the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), low lead requirements, and environmental (Green)

BOOTH #W2771 Belgard Reveals 2022 Color of the Year – Jetset

BOOTH #W5143 Enersponse Partners with Samsung SmartThings

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Belgard®, the leader in outdoor living essentials for the patio and beyond, announced its 2022 Color of the Year – Jetset. This true blue color feels like a long-awaited exhale, representing optimism and hope in the new year. Jetset is an energizing hue, full of the promise of a glorious new day. It brings a vibrant and bright feeling to outdoor living spaces and complements Belgard’s paver palettes perfectly, balancing with both warm and cool tones and enhancing the increasingly popular trends of linear design and geometric patterns. “We wanted this year’s color of the year to reflect in outdoor design a sense of hope and vitality,” says Joe Raboine, Director of Residential Hardscapes at Belgard. “Rather than being more muted and subtle, we wanted our 2022 Color of the Year to represent the excitement of a new year and the readiness to do more, be more and live more. Jetset is a much-needed dose of liveliness and joy.” Jetset is the perfect pop of color to enhance any color palette and aligns with several emerging 2022 design trends, such as:

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Entangled, biophilic design: As people blend their outdoor spaces to serve as extensions of their homes, many are focusing on entangled design and combining the surrounding landscape with irregular edges, boulders or grass. Jetset is the perfect tone to

Enersponse, a distributed energy resource (DER) management provider, announced its partnership with Samsung SmartThings, the premier technology enabling connected living and driving the future of IoT. The partnership will provide users with access to a portfolio of utility integrations and grid service programs via SmartThings Energy, a popular service within the SmartThings app. In addition, SmartThings users will be able to connect their utility account with Enersponse and automate their smart home devices, including thermostats, hot water heaters and EV chargers, and throttle energy usage in response to real-time factors like grid emergencies, extreme weather, system outages and energy pricing fluctuations. Enersponse is focused on helping customers save money and meet environmental sustainability objectives by optimizing their energy usage when it matters most, with the added benefit of helping power suppliers support grid stabilization and reduce reliance on fossil fuel-powered plants. The partnership with SmartThings Energy extends Enersponse’s availability beyond its current B2B market footprint—which has been heavily focused on national retailers, office buildings, grocery stores, water districts and multifamily residential buildings—and into the B2C residential market, making Enersponse’s technology accessible to residential dwellings with smart-home enabled devices. “Our team is focused on driving sustainability for a cleaner tomorrow and partnering with a forward-thinking and like-minded company like SmartThings is a massive step forward, enabling residential energy users to play a much more active role in the journey towards energy decarbonization,” said James McPhail, chief executive officer and founder of Enersponse. “Supporting our mission of simplifying grid service program participation and making it accessible to all, SmartThings Energy enables

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Monochromatic Colors With Accents – Lighter tone-on-tone colors have been standard with pavers for some time, but the use of accents and accessories to create a brighter, or contrasting, space is becoming more popular. Like interior design trends, the use of cool tones with choice accent colors is bleeding into outdoor living design. Jetset accessories can be used to add a bright, eye-catching accent to any outdoor space.




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Zoeller Proud to Say ‘Made in the USA’ With a reputation for producing high performing, quality products, Zoeller has a rich heritage based on Made in USA manufacturing. Although it has expanded over the years, the company still manufactures products at its original location in Louisville, Kentucky. Even today, over 95% of Zoeller Pump Company’s branded products are made in the USA using a majority of U.S. content. According to President Bill Zoeller, this isn’t a fad for Zoeller Company. “When our competitors were moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico and China, we never left! We have continued to support our employees – the American worker – right here in the United States.” Zoeller gives a great deal of credit to his Louisville workforce. “With many employees working for us 25, 30, even

40 plus years, these employees are the best reason our customers can be confident a Zoeller pump works right out of the box without callbacks.” According to Mark Huntebrinker, director of marketing, “Zoeller’s commitment to the U.S. workforce, while empowering the American worker, is fairly unique in the plumbing industry.” Moving into the 2022 calendar year, Zoeller will continue to emphasize the importance of keeping jobs in America while supporting their American workforce and maintaining product quality and dependability. As Zoeller’s corporate HR manager, Dwight Newton summed it up, “Zoeller customers in the U.S. don’t need a passport to visit our Louisville, Kentucky, facilities and see how their products are manufactured and tested.”

Supporting Sustainable Plumbing Products with Green Certification By Jennifer Chen, Marketing Coordinator, ICC Evaluation Service

Building and plumbing manufacturers around the world are aiding governments in their quest to reduce water consumption by producing new, innovative and technologically advanced bathroom products. ICC-ES PMG is the leading provider of product certification in plumbing products globally and offers listings to meet all manufacturer certification needs in the United States, Canada and Mexico. ICC-ES PMG is licensed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to certify water-efficient products under the WaterSense® program. The program identifies water-efficient toilets, bathroom sink faucets, showerheads, urinals, weather-based irrigation controllers, flushometer-valve water toilets and sprinkler spray bodies. The EPA introduced this program to help in protecting the nation's water supply by promoting water efficiency and increasing awareness of water-efficient products, programs and practices. ICC-ES PMG offers WaterSense certification at no additional

charge for report holders. The Green Certification Program is available for products that comply with the green codes and LEEDS (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). For manufacturers, this certification will highlight the company’s commitment to sustainable practices – something a growing number of consumers take into consideration when making a product purchase. ICC-ES PMG is also a supporter and scheme partner to the Unified Water Label Association (UWLA). The Unified Water Label (UWL) is a harmonized European label for all water-using bathroom products. For those looking to enter the European market, this label is an important way to recognize energy-efficient bathroom products. ICC-ES PMG can certify such products, further supporting sustainable bathroom solutions in the marketplace The ICC-ES Listing program is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), entidad mexicana de acreditación (EMA), and Standards

Rugs Direct Acquires Lightopia, an Omnichannel Lighting Retailer Rugs Direct Holdings, LLC recently completed the acquisition of Lightopia, LLC, an omnichannel lighting retailer for residential customers and trade professionals. Lightopia represents brands focused on contemporary design, quality materials and responsible manufacturing, and helps clients solve architectural and decorative lighting needs utilizing the latest LED lighting technology. The company has three retail locations and one warehouse in southern California and an online store at www.lightopiaonline.com. Together, Rugs Direct and Lightopia are well-positioned to be a leader in the mid- to high-end home furnishings market. The combined company has an extensive product catalog of over 200

partner brands, a customer base of more than 400,000 residential, trade professional and commercial customers, and has grown revenues significantly in recent years. “Category expansion is core to the long-term strategy of Rugs Direct, and we are thrilled to have Lightopia join us,” said Rugs Direct CEO, Myles Felsing. “We have recently seen success adding adjacent soft décor categories to our core area rugs assortment and see tremendous opportunity within the lighting category going forward. Our belief is that lighting often serves as a key starting point of an interior design or redecorating project, and area rugs are the finishing touch that ties it all together. Having two strong

Construction Marketplace Founded in 1939 and headin quartered Louisville, Z o e l l e r Company is one of the oldest independently owned professional pump manufacturers in North America. Since that time, Zoeller has established itself as a leader in pump equipment and technology, producing durable long-lasting products that customers can rely on. Zoeller offers a broad range of pumps and package systems for both wastewater and potable water applications. Over the years, the company has expanded to new locations continually offering new and diverse products to meet the needs of the industry today. For more information, visit booth #S1220, call 800.928.7867 or go to www.zoellerpumps.com.

Council of Canada (SCC) and is the most widely accepted and trusted program in North America. ICCES PMG can accelerate your product certification using the ICC-ES Controlled Conformity Assessment (CCA) program, providing manufacturers more control on their timeline, while still benefiting from the recognition of the trusted ICC-ES mark of conformity. ICC-ES PMG provides a one-stop shop for the testing, listing and evaluation of innovative plumbing products, and upholds the highest standards for safety and reliability – providing expedited certification for all client listings at a low cost.

About ICC-ES A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs), Building Product Listings and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards world-

ecommerce brands in these cornerstone product categories positions us well for continued growth.” Ken Vick, Principal of Lightopia, said, "Lightopia is excited to partner with Rugs Direct and its strong marketing, merchandising, and technology capabilities. These are the ingredients we needed to grow so it's a perfect fit." Felsing went onto say, “From early conversations with Ken, we recognized how well the companies were aligned culturally. Both have a passion for good design, a commitment to getting it right for the customer, and understand the importance of working together as a team. I am looking forward to thoughtfully integrating these two companies to take our categoryfocused brand-positioning to the next level.” Myles Felsing will be CEO of the combined company and Ken Vick will

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wide. The ICC-ES Environmental Programs issue VAR environmental reports that verify a product meets specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES environmental criteria. Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) meet global market demand for science-based, transparent, quality-assured information about a product’s environmental performance. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®).

For more information, visit www.icces.org, call 800.423.6587 or stop by booth #W5143 at the International Builders Show and booth #S5032 at the Kitchen Bath Industry Show.

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About Rugs Direct Since 1998, Rugs Direct been a marketleading specialty online retailer of decorative area rugs for consumers, professional designers, and commercial customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company partners with premium manufacturers including Chilewich, Jaipur Living, Loloi, Safavieh and Surya to offer a curated assortment of products on www.rugsdirect.com that prioritizes quality construction, materials, and design. Rugs Direct provides its users easy ways to shop for the perfect area rug, including a ‘see this rug in your room’ interactive feature and a ‘design finder’ quiz. Rugs Direct is backed by L2 Capital Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in making equity investments in a diverse group of lower-middle-market businesses.





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Jeffrey Court Promotes John Beckley to Senior Vice President of Sales Jeffrey Court Inc., the industry leader in decorative tile and stone, announced the promotion of John Beckley to Senior Vice President of Retail Sales for the company. Beckley previously held the Vice President of Retail Sales position during his tenure at Jeffrey Court and will now oversee the sales and product development for the entire retail division. “Please help me in congratulating John Beckley on his recent promotion to Senior Vice President Sales. Over the last

8+ years, John has been and always will be a key member of the Jeffrey Court team. His industry knowledge and leadership abilities have helped guide Jeffrey Court to its industry-leading position. I have the utmost respect and trust in John and look forward to continuing to grow this company with him for many more years,” said Scott Hassman, President Jeffrey Court. With over 20 years of experience doing business with Home Depot, John’s understanding of their business and how Jeffrey Court best fills their needs serves

A New Way of Thinking About Housing in California A new and innovative home design is offering a solution to housing issues in key segments of the California market. The Zomes Bioceramic Dome is an alternative to the traditional home design that's affordable, energy efficient, earth friendly, toxin free, constructed quickly and a great investment. From shortages and rising prices to neighborhood tensions over land use, housing issues in California are affecting people across the state. Younger buyers struggle to find an affordable price point to enter the market, and middle-income

families are priced out of convenient markets near town centers. Affordable housing solutions seem out of reach, and new home construction is not keeping pace with demand. California's new SB 9 law is intended to address these issues by allowing greater flexibility in residential property use. The new law aims to stimulate residential development by allowing homeowners to take steps such as dividing property into two lots and building on each lot. "People are searching for affordable

At Home Chooses Cypress Waters for New Home Office Construction is underway on a new home office for At Home, the Home Décor Superstore. The four-story campus will be located in Cypress Waters at the southeast intersection of Cypress Waters Boulevard and Saintsbury Street in Dallas, adjacent to Peña Park. The 260,000 square-foot build-to-suit includes approximately 182,000 square feet of office space plus a 78,000 squarefoot Design Center to include a mock store, photo and video studios. “We’ve outgrown our existing home office and want to create a modern work

environment that allows us to expand, retain and attract the best talent out there,” said Lee Bird, Chairman and CEO of At Home. “We chose Cypress Waters for its central location and amazing amenities. We’re designing the space to have a lot of energy to inspire creativity and working together. It will also provide the right tools for our flexible workforce.” At Home currently has just over 400 corporate Team Members in the Dallas area and plans to grow that number to 1,000 over the next 10 years. The

PGT Innovations Appoints John Kunz as Chief Financial Officer PGT Innovations, Inc., a national leader in the premium window and door category, announced the appointment of John E. Kunz as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 17, 2022. Kunz brings over 25 years of experience in accounting, treasury, international finance and business operations to PGT Innovations. In his new role, he will lead the company’s finance strategy, budgeting and planning, accounting, financial reporting and investor relations functions, as well as provide strategic direction relating to the company’s information technology efforts.

“John is a proven CFO with nearly three decades of finance and accounting leadership experience, an impressive history of directing finance strategy, and a thorough understanding of key business drivers within the construction industry and their impact on financial results,” said Jeff Jackson, PGT Innovations Chief Executive Officer and President. “In addition, his success with merger and acquisition activities for publicly traded organizations aligns incredibly well with our Company’s long-term growth strategy. I’m pleased to welcome him to PGT Innovations, and we look forward to

Construction Marketplace as an integral part of the company’s growth. His extensive knowledge of the retail business and consumer buying behavior will be vital in developing products for this audience. “It has been a great journey to be a part of such an exciting time in the company, and I look forward to growing and expanding Jeffrey Court’s relationship with key customers like the Home Depot,” said John Beckley, Senior Vice President, Sales

About Jeffrey Court Inc. Founded in 1991 by Jim and Janice Lawson, Jeffrey Court was born to create an impression not just in the industry, but in homes and businesses across the coun-

try. As a manufacturer of high-end decorative designer tiles, Jeffrey Court improves the quality of life, accenting living spaces with warmth, love, and laughter for families and friends to enjoy. Thirty years strong, it continues to focus on growing the residential and commercial markets in partnership with dealers by offering the widest selection of fashion-forward, cutting-edge tile designs to architects and interior designers. With a commitment to the success of partners and customers, Jeffrey Court continually creates new products and is always in stock and ready to ship within 48 hours. For more information, go to www .jeffreycourt.com.

housing alternatives,” said Karim Bishay, chief executive officer, Zomes. “Zomes are an innovative and affordable choice for homeowners seeking to develop residential property under SB 9.” Inspired by the geometric shapes in nature and hand crafted from magnesium phosphate cement, a specialized carbonneutral material, Zomes are constructed in the shape of a sphere or spherical ellipse. Passive cooling and heating combined with air-tight design creates comfortable indoor living spaces where temperatures are easily regulated. A Zomes home is constructed and installed in 7-10 days without the heavy equipment and machinery associated with the construction of a traditional

home, and Zomes are adaptable. A Zomes home is easily installed on a divided lot, and can be moved anytime to another location. “The idea was to design a beautiful home that would last, a home influenced by the beauty of nature and geometry,” said Bishay. “Zomes are beautiful in design, yet structurally, it's resilient and capable of withstanding severe conditions. We're proud of what we've accomplished with the Zomes design." Based in Petaluma, CA, Zomes is a business focused on designing and constructing hand crafted, earth friendly, bioceramic domes.

home décor retailer has approximately 7,600 Team Members nationally through its 235 stores in 40 states, with a long-term potential to expand to at least 600 stores. The new campus will provide the right tools needed for At Home’s flexible workforce including training rooms, wellness facilities, collaboration and coworking spaces, and a barista bar. Neighborhood amenities include the use of Cypress Waters’ multiple gyms and eateries and adjacent parks, trails and DART rail line. The developer is Billingsley Company, architects GFF & Corgan designed the building, the broker and project manager is JLL and StructureTone is the general contractor.

Construction began in last November and the estimated completion date is December 2022. At Home will continue to occupy its 500,000 square foot distribution center at its current location in Plano.

the leadership he will bring to our organization.” Most recently, Kunz served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at U.S. Concrete, Inc. During his time there, Kunz partnered with the senior leadership team to identify strategic targets and markets, completed numerous acquisitions, and managed a highly leveraged capital structure, among other duties. “I am delighted to join the PGT Innovations family at this stage in the Company’s trajectory,” said Kunz. “It’s extremely exciting to have the opportunity to assist the existing leadership team through a period of incredible growth and expansion.” Kunz received his master’s degree in finance from Northwestern University and his bachelor’s degree in accounting

from the University of Notre Dame. He also serves on the board of directors for the Wabash National Corporation. Brad West, who has been serving as Interim CFO for PGT Innovations, will resume his role as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasurer. “We thank Brad for his dedication and leadership during his time as our Interim Chief Financial Officer and for his assistance in our extensive search for the right candidate to take on this role,” said Jackson. “Brad has been an impactful member of our executive vteam, and we are grateful that he will continue his tenure and be part of our future growth.”

For more information, www.zomes.com.

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About At Home At Home, The Home Décor Superstore, offers up to 50,000 on-trend home products to fit any budget or style, from furniture, mirrors, rugs, art and housewares to tabletop, patio and seasonal decor. At Home is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and currently operates 235 stores in 40 states. For more information, go to www .athome.com.

For additional information, visit www .pgtinnovations.com.






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Construction Marketplace

HomeServe Acquires Louisville Based United Plumbing Company HomeServe USA, a leading provider of service plans, repair, and installation services for the home, announced the acquisition of United Plumbing Company. Based in Goshen, Kentucky, a suburb of Louisville, the residential plumbing company has been providing top quality plumbing services in the area for several decades. The relationship between United Plumbing and HomeServe is not a new one. United Plumbing has been a longstanding contractor in the HomeServe network for 14 years and has won numerous accolades and awards throughout the Westlake Royal Roofing (Cont’d. from p. 1)

and solutions, especially after such a long time being away from most in-person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Across the spectrum of concrete, steel, clay and composite roofing selections, builders will find a wide array of aesthetics and hues to complement all ICC (Cont’d. from p. 1)

codes or sustainability targets. ICC-ES marks are found on a variety of building, plumbing, mechanical, swimming pool and spa, and fuel gas products. Start looking for the new mark option on ICC-ES approved products worldwide! Belgard (Cont’d. from p. 1)

accentuate the depth of greens, grays and other earth tones associated with entangled, biophilic design.

Jetset also pairs well with Belgard’s previous Color of the Year choices. For a more subdued look, Jetset can be used as an accent with the 2020 Color of the Year, Terrarium or sprinkled with pops of 2021’s Marigold for an invigorated feel. Enersponse (Cont’d. from p. 1)

homeowners to make smarter decisions about their energy consumption when it matters most.” Historically, utilities issue flex alerts and expect end-users to manually power down if they want to save money. Using Enersponse’s intelligent automation platform allows users to program their response and take control of their power bill. Users can pre-set their schedules with preferences for how much they are willing to shift their energy usage. These changes can be aggressive or nearly imperceptible—for example, reducing smart thermostat settings by two degrees when grid demand surges or delaying a dishwasher cycle until after peak hours or during increased time-of-use (TOU) rates.

The latest SmartThings Energy app, which was recently showcased at CES, allows users to: • Link their utility account through the SmartThings Energy app by adding

years, including the prestigious Diamond Award, awarded annually to HomeServe’s top contractor. United Plumbing is led by Christopher Montgomery, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and sole owner of the business since 2012. While Chris has been in the plumbing trade for almost three decades, the Montgomery family’s legacy in the plumbing business can be traced back to the late 1930s when Sam Montgomery, Sr., Chris’ grandfather, began his career as a plumber, eventually starting his own plumbing company in the mid-1940s, which he ran until home architecture styles as well as meaningful energy efficiency and weather resiliency capabilities.

About Westlake Royal Building Products Westlake Royal Building Products USA Inc., a Westlake company, is a leader throughout North America in the innovation, design, and production of a broad and

About ICC-ES A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs), Building Product Listings and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards world-

About Belgard Belgard, part of Oldcastle APG, offers a complete collection of paver and wall products for outdoor living spaces, walkways, driveways, parking areas, and retaining walls. Available in a range of styles, premium Belgard products have been found in America’s finest homes and award-winning commercial and retail properties since 1995. For more information, visit www.belgard.com or call 1.877.Belgard (235.4273). Oldcastle APG is part of CRH’s

Enersponse as a “device” and subsequently automating their smart home settings to better control energy usage. • Create automations to shift energy usage of appliances such as thermostats, air-conditioners, dishwashers, washer/dryers, refrigerators or EV chargers when energy demand and prices are elevated and revert to normal settings when power grid demand events end. • Receive demand response notifications directly through the SmartThings app to adjust home energy usage behaviors beyond what’s been set up within the user’s customized pre-set automations. • Access power consumption reports from their connected smart meter, helping to better understand their energy usage on a monthly, weekly and daily basis.

“We are proud of Samsung SmartThings’ commitment to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency,” said Samantha Fein, vice president of business development and marketing, Samsung SmartThings. “Through strate-

his retirement in the mid-1980s. In 1984, Chris’ father and brother, Sam Montgomery, Jr. and Sam Montgomery, III, respectively, started United Plumbing. Chris Montgomery joined the family business in the mid-1990s, became an owner in 1999, and soon thereafter started the Company’s service division, the precursor to United Plumbing’s current business focus. Today, United Plumbing has nearly 40 employees and offers a variety of exterior and interior plumbing services including: leak detection, drain cleaning, septic system installation and service, hydrojetting, sewer service and repairs, water heaters, faucet and pipe leak repairs, and sump pumps. Chris Montgomery, United’s former owner and newly appointed General

diverse range of exterior and interior building products, including siding and accessories, trim and moulding, roofing, stone, windows and outdoor living. For more than 50 years, Westlake Royal Building Products has manufactured high-quality, low-maintenance products to meet the specifications and needs of building professionals, homeowners, architects, engiwide. The ICC-ES Environmental Programs issue VAR environmental reports that verify a product meets specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES environmental criteria. Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) meet global market demand for science-based, transparent, quality-assured

Building Products division. CRH is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.90,000 people at c.3,700 operating locations in 32 countries. It is the largest building materials business in North America, the largest heavyside materials business in Europe and has a number of strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia and South America. CRH manufactures and supplies a range of integrated building materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout the

gic partnerships with organizations like Enersponse, SmartThings Energy will continue to expand to meet both consumer and utility needs in critical areas like demand response to help drive the future of home energy management.” About Enersponse Enersponse is an energy resource management platform that works with power providers across the country to aggregate their distributed energy resource (DER) and rebate programs and with energyusing clients across the U.S. to maximize financial incentives by automating load reduction responses. This process helps providers maintain a stable grid and saves customers money, earns them passive income through rebates from their energy providers and helps them meet corporate social responsibility objectives. Enersponse’s intelligent automationpowered distributed energy resource platform is connected to hundreds of power generators across North America, all dispatchable to customers’ existing control systems. The company’s advanced tech-

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Manager, reflected on the acquisition: “Deciding to sell your business is never an easy decision. United Plumbing has been good to me, my family, and my extended family, which is my employees. I feel blessed. But I knew that if I wanted to take United to the next level, I wanted to have the right partner. HomeServe has been a tremendous partner and this decision is a testament to that relationship. I am excited for this next chapter as part of HomeServe.” Leading plumbing, HVAC and electrical companies interested in growing or transitioning their business, now or in the future, should visit www.homeserve transition.com to learn more. Business owners also can contact Rob DiPietro, President, HomeServe Skilled Trades LLC, at Rob.Dipietro@HomeServeUSA.com. neers and distributors, while providing stunning curb appeal with an unmatched array of colors, styles, and accessories.

For more information, visit booth #W2771, go to www.westlakeroyal buildingproducts.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook. information about a product’s environmental performance. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®).

For more information, visit www.icces.org, call 800.423.6587 or stop by booth #W5143 at the International Builders Show and booth #S5032 at the Kitchen Bath Industry Show.

built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential structures. A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 index, the EURO STOXX 50 index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE. For more information about the Belgard 2022 Color of the Year, visit www .belgard.com/color.

nology keeps track of what’s happening down to a micro-locational level—even for large enterprises with facilities distributed across multiple power grid providers—monitoring weather patterns, system outages and energy pricing fluctuations and synching this data with preset client preferences to intelligently adjust in real-time without the need for human intervention. This means less stress on internal resources and an automated one-stop-shop solution for consolidating all available energy conservation programs to maximize cost savings— ultimately paying customers and their controls companies to save energy. Enersponse received a Bronze Stevie Award in Energy Innovation of the Year in 2019, Company of the Year in Energy in the 2020 International Business Awards and most recently was awarded a Gold Stevie Award for Company of the Year in Energy in 2021.

Learn more about Enersponse at www.enersponse.com or follow via social media at @Enerpsonse.