June 2020

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S.T.A.R. Award Recipients – Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing S.T.A.R. Awards – the Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing, is an awards program designed by FRSA to recognize members’ unique and outstanding projects. A panel evaluates the entries for inclusion and outstanding performance in each category. This year there were 48 submissions for placement in one of four categories: Low Slope, Steep Slope, Community Service and Craftsmanship. Three industry judges – Jim Brauner, Brauner Safety Services, Jacksonville, Joe Williams, RRC, AIA, A/R/C Associates Inc., Orlando and Mike Silvers, CPRC, Silvers Systems Inc. and FRSA Technical Director, St. Petersburg spent the better part of a day reviewing the projects. Judging criteria is inclusive of, but not limited to aesthetics, special circumstances, unique project design, complexity of project, workmanship, teamwork, testimonials and creative problem solving. The judges use before, in-progress and completed pictures and videos to assist in the process. Below is a list of the top 12 projects in alphabetical order by company. Next month we’ll announce the winners in each category and highlight the Shining Star Award – the best of the best from project submissions.

Advanced Roofing Inc Riverside Hotel

Low Slope The historical Riverside Hotel is a 12-story, 231-room hotel that has multiple roof levels. Its existing hotmopped modified 43,500-square-foot roofing system was at the end of its life. Advanced Roofing’s crew worked on the hotel’s 13 roof areas, which featured various deck types, so the scope of work differed throughout the entire project. All roof areas received a variation of the Carlisle 60-mil PVC Kee and 60-mil PVC Kee Fleeceback membranes that required applying both Rhino Bond and fully-adhered roof systems. Advanced Roofing is proud to have completed the project on time, within budget and with no safety incidents or disruptions for hotel guests of this historic gem on the Fort Lauderdale skyline.

Carroll Bradford Roofing

Todd Braid Project Steep Slope Carroll Bradford Roofing installed a flat profile Boral Plantation concrete tile in Midnight Black to give the Todd Braid project roof new life. They used 70


custom-fabricated copper for all metal accessories, including valley metal, drip edge, bird stop and flat window ledges. The crew also upgraded the copper bird stop to increase copper exposure at the eaves to ensure continuity with the metal. Copper pan sheets were installed under the garage window, as well as another window on the south side of the home. Instead of two sheets seam-sealed together, they were custom made to be one continuous sheet to provide a more waterproof and aesthetically appealing solution. With the slopes ranging from 7/12 to 10/12 and even areas of 12/12, the job required specialty roof loading equipment, safety harnesses and extra property protection.

Complete Roofing Solutions Inc

First Church of Christ Scientist Steep Slope The new roof on the First Church of Christ Scientist had to meet the exact requirements of the original roof, installed in 1931, in color, style and type of tile to become a historical landmark. With the help of Mike Anusbigian and Ludowici, the team from Complete Roofing Solutions were able to reproduce the original roof tile that was used 89 years ago. This was a labor-intensive job with only one access point. With the expertise of their team, they were able to complete this project on time and within budget. This project also was nominated for an award with the City of West Palm Beach’s historical department of development.

CRSA-Capital City Roofing & Sheet Metal Association

Wallwood Scout Reservation Volunteer Re-Roof Community Service The most important component of this volunteer project was unquestionably the people who donated their time, energy, resources and trade knowledge to help make this re-roof a success. The project was unique because re-roof involved contractors and distributors who are competitors in the business world, but during this volunteer operation, worked together to establish coordination, team mentality and joint collaboration. The results were overwhelming. Challenges on the project included the