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A Publication of the FRSA ◆ Florida’s Association of Roofing Professionals

2013 Convention and Trade Show Review 2013 Campanella Award First “Scouting Report” 2013 S.T.A.R. Award Recipients To Do: Annual Contract Review Contracting and Liquidated Damages Should Plumbers Perform Roofing Work? August 2013

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First “Scouting Report” from President Rob Springer, CPRC To Do: Annual Contract Review Should Plumbers Perform Roofing Work? New President and Executive Committee Sworn In

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Gary Register Receives Campanella Award at FRSA Convention

Past President and Life Member Gary Register of J. Register Co. in Jacksonville received the 2013 Bob Campanella Award from last year’s recipient, Bill Bryans, CPRC, at a special ceremony Thursday evening at the annual Convention in Orlando. The Bob Campanella Award, FRSA’s highest honor, is presented annually to the individual deemed most worthy of recognition for service to the Association and

to the industry. The award was initiated in 1965 by the St. Petersburg Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association and is a memorial tribute to the late Bob Campanella, owner of Ace Roofing Company in St. Petersburg. The winner is selected each year by a committee of previous winners. –RFM– Congratulations, Gary!

Gary Register with wife, Joanne, receiving the 2013 Campanella Award plaque from last year’s recipient, Bill Bryans, CPRC.

Bill and Gary at the Thursday evening reception with their Campanella Award pins.

Rob Springer, CPRC ◆ Scouting Report

Developing Industry All-Stars It is with great enthusiasm that I begin my year of service as President of FRSA! My first official order of business is to recognize the leadership and courage of outgoing President and First Lady Brad and Jan Sutter for such a successful year, culminating with the sale of our FRSA Headquarters, the revised format of the 91st Annual Convention and the newly created S.T.A.R. Awards Presentation and Dinner held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Special thanks to Lisa and the FRSA staff for a job well done! Like the numerous leaders before me, it is an honor to work and serve alongside FRSA President such loyal and dedicated Rob Springer, CPRC members. Congratulations to Springer-Peterson Roofing Gary Register who received and Sheet Metal FRSA’s highest honor, as this year’s Campanella Award Winner, in recognition of outstanding service to our organization. On a personal note, I am thankful to my Father, Don Springer, and his former business partner, Brooke Peterson, for affording me the opportunity, almost 30 years ago, to become actively involved in this industry. My path, not unlike many of yours, has at times been tiresome and even painful, but at the end of the day, when we reflect on the service we have provided our customers over the years, with the help of many dedicated employees, the journey has most always proven to be worth the sacrifice. My first and most memorable recollections of the FRSA go back to when my sister and I were very young and we attended the annual Convention with our parents each and every summer. We were fortunate to have stayed at some very prestigious resorts including the Breakers in Palm Beach and, who could possibly forget, the Playboy Club on Miami Beach! But what I remember most from those early conventions and gatherings was the passion my father and the other members had for this organization, the industry and its ability to provide for the livelihood of their families and for their employees as well. For almost 40 years, I have had the opportunity to watch and observe many successful FRSA Executive Directors and Past Presidents in action and what I’ve grown to understand is that what makes an organization like ours strong is not only its leaders but the members who supported each of them and enabled them to achieve some level of success and accomplishment during their tenure.

While the past several years have been challenging for us as contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and other industry professionals, I believe they have also forced us to better manage and lead due to the challenges each of us had to face daily in order to survive. I hope that each of you are experiencing some level of recovery and, although I know that “CHANGE” may not be popular with many of us, like it or not, change has ARRIVED! Like us, our Association has also experienced great and challenging “CHANGE” over the past several years. Along with Lisa, the FRSA staff, the Executive Committee and our Board, I feel that these changes have and will continue to benefit our Association and its membership for years to come as our industry evolves in the rapidly changing world we live in. FRSA needs your support! For those of you who, over the years, have served faithfully and diligently and are now becoming tired, I say: “Thank you!” To those of you who are newly involved and are learning more about our organization, I say: “Welcome!” And to those of you who have yet to get involved, I say: “Now is the time!” My theme for this year is: Developing Industry All-Stars! It parallels my love for the game of baseball and will allow the coach that lives within me to deliver a monthly SCOUTING REPORT message offering insight and outlining strategies for the following areas of focus:

Safety ♦♦Training and Education ♦♦Association Participation ♦♦Relationship Development ♦♦Service to Your Community ♦♦

My goal for this year is to continue to promote professionalism within our industry and to build upon the success of the revised Convention format and the first annual FRSA S.T.A.R. Awards by inspiring even greater participation in next year’s events. I look forward to working together in the coming year.


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2013 Recipients The First Annual S.T.A.R. Awards were an enthusiastic success as approximately 220 industry representatives and family members gathered at a Friday evening dinner and presentation. Special thanks to Gulfeagle Supply for sponsoring the event and to Stephanie Daniels (pictured in the following recipient photos), who served as the evening’s hostess.

Drexel Metals, East Lake High School, Tarpon Springs Category: Steep Slope, Manufacturer

Left to right: Mark Halbert, Gregg Dillon, Jim Alex, Robert Whitcomb, AIA (Architect) Not pictured – Lindy Ryan (Project Manager), Brian Partyka (Manufacturer’s Rep) Consultant: C.B. Goldsmith and Associates General Contractor: Hennessey Construction Manufacturer and Supplier: Drexel Metals

Cool Roofing Network, Nob Hill, Miami Category: Unique, Medium Contractor

Cool Roofing Network, Tropical Manor and Shull Manor Apartments, Merritt Island and Melbourne Category: Green, Medium Contractor


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Left to right: Derek Festog (Superintendent), Greg Bo (Estimator) and Tom Bo Not pictured – Brian Bo (Project Manager) Manufacturer: Uniflex Supplier: Karnak Corp.

PSI Roofing, North Shore Medical Center, Miami Category: Low Slope, Large Contractor

Paulo Souza (Project Manager) Not pictured – Robert Divittorio (Estimator), Mark Scotford (Superintendent), Enoch Crespo (Foreman) General Contractor: Westbrooke Manufacturer: Johns Manville Consultant: Benchmark Consulting Group

Altec Roofing, Testa Residence, Jupiter Island Category: Unique, Large Contractor

Not pictured – Walter Millet (Project Manager and Estimator), Billy Anderson (Superintendent), Jeff Anderson (Foreman) General Contractor: Woolems Supplier: Allied Building Products

Streamline Roofing and Construction, Market Plaza, Tallahassee Category: Steep Slope, Medium Contractor

Ralph Davis (Project Manager and Estimator) Not pictured – Ian Miller (Superintendent), David Edwards (Foreman), Pat Hoy (Architect) General Contractor: Construction Solutions Supplier: Petersen Aluminum

Evans Roofing, Cosmo International, Deerfield Beach Category: Unique, Large Contractor

Thierry Devove (Estimator) | Not pictured – Jermaine Hayden (Project Manager), Marc Blaison (Superintendent) | Supplier: ASTEC Continued on page 18


Cam Fentriss ◆ FRSA Legislative Counsel

Annual Contract Review Contract Review – something about which I should write an article annually (but don’t) and something that you should do annually and please do this as it is important for the health of your business. Let’s talk about why this is important. Your customer contract is the basis for your rights and obligations. You need to have your contract be as current, correct, and clear as possible. Even if 99 times out of 100, everything will go well with your jobs, it is that one time in a hundred that can cost you not only the project price but hundreds or thousands more, IF your contract is not solid. You know you never want to suffer through something like that. Generally, contract provisions cover what you will do and what and how you will be paid for doing it. If that’s all there was to it, then you could scribble it out on your business card and move forward. Unfortunately, it is so much more complicated than that. There is a variety of laws that tell you what you must or should have in your contract, and there are foreseeable problems that can be avoided if you will make sure your contract addresses as many of these as possible. Before I say more, I am going to make the most important point of this article: please, please have your contract reviewed by your lawyer. It will cost you some money, but it will be well worth it, as you will see below. You cannot make sure you are protected by using Internet information or by reading a “how to” book – you really need the review done by your very own lawyer. To keep things orderly, let’s consider categories of reasons or topics for why and what is involved in contract review. First, there are those provisions that are required to be included by law. Maybe the most important one is the construction lien law notice. The notice itself is important, but it is crucial to make sure your contract includes the current version of it. If not and you get caught, the Construction Industry Licensing Board 8

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Even if 99 times out of 100, everything will go well with your jobs, it is that one time in a hundred that can cost you not only the project price but hundreds or thousands more, IF your contract is not solid.

will easily fine you $500. That money would be better spent on having your lawyer review your contract. Second, there are those provisions in law that may be included at your option. A good example of this is the notice to give you an opportunity to repair a construction defect before the property owner can file a lawsuit against you. This is a great tool, and to take advantage of it, you need to meet all the requirements. For that, you definitely need to have the guidance of your lawyer. Third is the overall subject area intended to protect you from liability when someone else’s action (or inaction) affects your project or your warranty. This could be anything – roof coating, roof cleaning, attic sealing, or equipment attached to the roof. Do you worry about a call from your customer complaining his two-year old roof is leaking only to find out the cause is a solar panel improperly installed long after you were last on the job? As obvious as this is to you and to me, you know the customer is not likely to just agree it’s not your fault and walk away. This is especially true if the solar contractor is whispering sweet nothings in his other ear. If your customer takes you to court, you will probably win, but you will spend thousands and eat a lot of antacid before you win. On the other hand, if your contract makes it legally clear that any damage from anything done by anyone other than your company will not be your responsibility, then you have a good chance of staying out of court. I have given you just a few examples here, but there is much more to it than that. Contract review is like an insurance policy. Insurance is to make sure that something unexpected – such as a storm or fire – does not ruin your business. A bad customer can be just as devastating as a natural disaster, so please do what it takes to protect your business from that too.

–RFM– Anna Cam Fentriss is an attorney licensed in Florida since 1988 representing clients with legislative and state agency interests. Cam has represented FRSA since 1993, is an Honorary Member of FRSA, recipient of the FRSA President’s Award in 2002 and received the Campanella Award in 2010. She is a member of the Florida Building Commission Special Occupancy Technical Advisory Committee, President of Building A Safer Florida Inc. and past Construction Coalition Chair (1995-1997).


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Ladies’ Committee Raises Record Funds for Ronald McDonald House in Orlando The Ladies Committee, led by FRSA First Lady Jan Sutter, raised a record amount of soda can tabs that were donated to the Central Florida Ronald McDonald House. Josh Hendrix, Program Director for the charity that helps families of hospitalized children, thanked FRSA for a $500 cash donation in addition to the largest number

Mr. David Wilson, RMH Volunteer (center), receives a check on behalf of the Central Florida Ronald McDonald House from the FRSA Ladies Committee from Brad and Jan Sutter at the opening of the 2013 Trade Show.

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Trent Cotney ◆ FRSA Legal Counsel

Contracting and Liquidated Damages Many contracts have liquidated damages provisions that provide for recovery in the event of a breach. However, liquidated damages can be difficult to recover. Therefore, understanding liquidated damages is essential to collecting them. The key to liquidated damages is that they cannot be a penalty or punishment. Often, at the time of contracting, it is not possible to assess the exact or ‘actual’ damages that will be incurred in the event of a breach. This is why liquidated damages are often a percent of the contract amount or a fixed daily price. When a court is faced with a liquidated damages case, the judge will decide if liquidated damages can be awarded, or if they are a penalty that cannot be awarded based on the facts and circumstances of the case. T.A.S. Heavy Equip., Inc. v. Delint, Inc., 532 So. 2d 23 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1988). Generally, the factors considered are the contract itself and what its purpose or intent was, the reasonableness of the liquidated damages provision, the positions of the parties when the contract was signed, the positions of the parties when the contract was breached, and whether or not actual damages can be determined. The most significant factor that will be considered is the amount of money being assessed as liquidated damages. Hot Developers, Inc. v. Willow Lake Estates, Inc., 950 So. 2d 537 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2007). If the amount is too large compared to the entire contract amount, the liquidated damages will be unenforceable. The contract amount may be a determinate factor. In a five or low-end six figure contract, a small percent being assigned may seem reasonable, but when dealing with larger contracts approaching or exceeding millions of dollars, two percent could become a significant dollar amount. This may lead a court to decide that the liquidated damages provision is unenforceable. Conversely, if liquidated damages are a set dollar amount rather than a percent, it may be too much for smaller contracts and not enough to cover damages for larger contracts. Unfortunately, if a contract is ever

When a court is faced with a liquidated damages case, the judge will decide if liquidated damages can be awarded, or if they are a penalty that cannot be awarded based on the facts and circumstances of the case.

under-liquidated it will likely be enforced and the party seeking to enforce the liquidated damages will have to suffer the loss. This means that liquidated damages clauses should be reviewed on a contract-by-contract basis to determine enforceability. In certain cases, if the liquidated damages are determined to be an unenforceable penalty, the contractor may prove actual, estimated profit that was lost on a contract if possible, thereby salvaging the claim. Faircloth v. Garam, 525 So. 2d 474 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1988).

–RFM– Author’s note: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation. Trent Cotney is Florida Bar Certified in Construction Law, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Appellate Mediator, Qualified Florida Court-Appointed Arbitrator, General Counsel and a director of the Florida Roofing Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRSA), a director of the West Coast Roofing Contractors Association (WCRCA) and a member of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Pinellas County Contractors Association (PCCA). For more information, contact the author at (813) 579-3278 or Follow Trent Cotney at, on YouTube at FLConstructionLaw and on twitter @trentcotney.

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FRSA Challenging CILB Statement Allowing Plumbers to Perform Roof Work By John Hellein, RFM Editor

Recent Declaratory Statement Allows Plumbers With Little or No Roofing Expertise to Perform Roof Work When Installing Rooftop Solar Heating Systems FRSA members, including immediate Past President Brad Sutter, General Counsel Trent Cotney, PA and Technical Director Mark Zehnal, CPRC, will attend the August CILB meeting in Sarasota to challenge a June declaratory statement that allows plumbing contractors to perform roof work associated with the installation of solar water heaters. The CILB “Final Order Granting Petition”, dated June 12, concluded: The Board hereby issues a declaratory statement that Sun Star Energy LLC can install a solar water heating systems (sic) without a roofing contractor. Following the June statement, which proved confusing, the CILB provided an interpretation of the declaration, stating that the Board declared that a plumbing contractor can install solar water heating systems and “can perform the roof penetrations and related roof work within 18 inches of the penetration.” The reasoning for this finding was based on the ability of plumbers to install the same systems as a solar contractor and so “should be able to perform the same type of work” according to a CILB email. As we will see, there is a significant difference between the minimal knowledge required by solar contractors and the next-to-no knowledge included in the plumbing contractor exam or scope of work requirements. Comparing Solar and Plumbing Contractor Requirements In 1992, the CILB, authorized by the Florida Legislature, developed a new contractor license for solar thermal/PV systems. Solar contractors are permitted to perform roof work within 18 inches of a roof penetration or attachment for the solar system. To justify this encroachment on the roofing contractor license by the new, hybrid solar license, solar contractors were (and are) required to demonstrate minimal roofing knowledge. As we have seen, the reasoning behind the CILB’s declaration regarding plumbing contractors performing roofing work goes something like: if solar contractors may perform roof work, then plumbers should be allowed to as well. However, a look at the licensing exam requirements of the two contractors reveals that while solar contractors are required to demonstrate knowledge in several areas involving roofing, plumbers are required to possess no relevant knowledge 14

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of roofing to gain their license. Here is a look at the requirements of the two contractors. Roofing Knowledge Required for a Solar Contractor License A solar contractor is required to demonstrate knowledge in the following roofing-related areas: ♦♦Collector types (e.g., low, medium temperature) ♦♦Different types of roof sealants and waterproofing ♦♦Roof penetration methodologies ♦♦Mechanical roof attachments for different types of roofs ♦♦Wind loading requirements ♦♦Mounting systems (e.g., ballasted, ground mounted). A total of six items for which solar contractors are required to demonstrate a minimum level of roofing knowledge (though certainly nowhere near the roofing knowledge, not to mention experience, a roofing contractor must demonstrate in order to earn a roofing contractor’s license). Since the basis of the CILB interpretation of its declaratory statement is that plumbing contractors “should be able to perform the same type of work”, one would expect that plumbing contractors are also required to demonstrate a similar level of roofing knowledge. Roofing Knowledge Required for a Plumbing Contractor License A plumbing contractor is required to demonstrate knowledge in the following roofing-related areas: ♦♦Flashing. That’s it. The plumbing license exam does not require knowledge in any of the areas listed for the solar contractor. Yet, he is currently permitted – as of the June 12 declaratory statement from the CILB – to make roof penetrations, waterproof, whatever on the roof during the installation of a solar system. Another telling contrast between the knowledge covered under the plumbing and solar licenses is the books that are allowed to be brought into the exam: while solar contractors bring the NRCA roofing manual, plumbers do not.

Chapter 489 In addition to the above concerns about plumbing contractor license not requiring much in the way of roofing knowledge, Florida Statutes and administrative rules provide clear direction on this issue. Florida Administrative Code (61G4-15.021 (2)(f)) states (emphasis added): Solar contractors may perform roofing work directly related to the installation of a domestic solar water heating system, solar pool heating system, or photovoltaic system, including cutting roof openings and penetrations, installing flashings, attaching equipment mounting brackets and solar panels. Such work shall be limited to an area within 18 inches of each roof penetration or attachment and shall be performed in accordance with National Roofing Contractors Association roofing practices. Regarding plumbing contractors however, section 489.105 (m) Florida Statutes, states (emphasis added): Such contractor shall subcontract, with a qualified contractor in the field concerned, all other work incidental to the work but which is specified as being the work of a trade other than that of a plumbing contractor. FRSA Concerns FRSA has questioned the wisdom of allowing non-roofing contractors, such as solar contractors, to perform roof work in the process of installing solar systems. Despite the minimal knowledge requirements of the licensing exam, FRSA is convinced that people are best served when professional contractors stick to the areas covered by their respective licenses. The recent decision by the CILB, however, so clearly ignores the specific limitations of the plumbing license and opens up a situation in which property owners throughout the State will have licensed plumbing contractors performing work outside the scope of their license with the full backing of the State. In the hopes of avoiding roof penetrations and other work from being performed by contractors with little to no idea of the possible consequences (leaks and roof damage, the voiding of

warranties, etc.), FRSA felt compelled to act on behalf of its members and the public. FRSA members and staff will present the case to the CILB in Sarasota and ask the Board members to intervene. Certainly, FRSA hopes that the CILB, when presented with more complete information, will return to its pre-June understanding that plumbers should focus on plumbing and roofing contractors on roofing in order to provide the highest level of professional service and protection to the people of Florida.


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FRSA Members Raise Funds to Support Moore, OK Tornado Recovery On May 20, an EF-5 tornado struck Moore, OK with 200plus mph winds. 25 people were killed and the town was devastated by the twister that measured 1.3 miles at its peak. In response to the tragedy, Mike Guy of Guy’s Diversified in Auburndale asked Donnie Harp from Imperial Roofing in Winter Haven to help organize a fund raiser. Ten bands volunteered to play at no charge and Team Unknown ( donated competition level BBQ for the event. FRSA members who sponsored the event include: ♦♦Roofers Supply Group ♦♦ABC Supply ♦♦Sunniland Corp. ♦♦Guy’s Diversified ♦♦Imperial Roofing

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Wind Mitigation Revisited – Correction The June issue of RFM featured an article by Mark Zehnal, CPRC, entitled “Contractors Protect Homeowners by Embracing Wind Mitigation Codes” (page 10). Thanks to some alert readers, we discovered that details of the wind mitigation stipulations were stated incorrectly. The revised portion follows: To a roofing contractor, the fact that five of the six items included in wind mitigation fall within their domain will not be lost. This is why roofing professionals have a primary responsibility and opportunity when it comes to making wind mitigation happen. When an older house is being re-roofed, it only makes sense to make the homeowner aware of whatever mitigation improvements are needed and allow the homeowner to choose whether or not to proceed. For the homeowner who is having an old roof ripped off, he or she could save significant money by using a roofing contractor who is knowledgeable enough about wind mitigation to make sure the proper improvements are made. The only difference is that in the roofing world, Florida Building Code requires the work to be completed, with an exemption or two. Here are some of the stipulations of the wind mitigation code that are required when a home that was permitted prior to March 2002 (under the unified Florida Building Code) gets a new roof.

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Rash of Trailer Thefts in Florida Strikes Roofing Contractors There has been a spike in equipment thefts reported by FRSA members over the past six months. Terrill Parham of New South Systems in Tallahassee reports on a dump trailer stolen recently: “I recently had a larger dump trailer stolen between midnight and 5:00 am that had to be done with a large tow truck. The trailer was wedged between a block wall and another truck and was dragged sideways for 15 feet. Very professional job. Local law enforcement says they have spotters watching our shops for weeks to determine schedules, types of equipment, value, etc. Then they make the hit. In and out within a few minutes and out of state ASAP.” John Chase of Chase Roofing & Contracting in Fort Lauderdale reports that a trailer full of roofing equipment was stolen on a Sunday night or Monday morning. “It feels like a punch in the stomach when someone steals your way of making a living” Chase said. He is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the thieves.



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Gustafson Industries, Heggen Residence, West Palm Beach Category: Historic, Large Contractor Mike Gustafson (President) Not pictured – Yvon Grandbois (Project Manager and Estimator), Gary Stevens (Superintendent), Oliver Dailey and Carlos Sommariba (Foremen), Mike Bison (General Contractor), Andrea Pascual (Santafé) and Alex Alvarez (Polyglass) (Manufacturers’ Reps) Manufacturers: Santafé Tile and Polyglass USA Supplier: ABC Supply co

J&L Custom Construction, Saint Albans Episcopal Church, Chiefland Category: Steep Slope, Small Contractor

Jacob Piazza (Project Manager and Estimator) Not pictured – Jeffrey Spurr (Foreman) Chris Weatherilt (Manufacturer’s Rep) Manufacturer: Tri County Metals

Green Product Locator, Univision Facility and Studios, Doral Category: Low Slope, Small Contractor

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Sutter Roofing, Casperson Beach Pavillion Renovation, Venice Category: Green, Commercial Contractor

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Springer-Peterson Roofing & Sheet Metal, Hillsborough Community College, Plant City Campus Category: Green, Commercial Contractor Left to right: Todd Page (Manufacturer’s Rep), Rob Springer, CPRC (Project Manager), Don Springer, Victor Hernandez (Foreman) Not pictured – Eric Wanner (Estimator), Cliff Martin (Foreman) Architect: Schenkel Shultz General Contractor: Crossroads Construction Manufacturer: Johns Manville Supplier: Gulfeagle Supply

Springer-Peterson Roofing & Sheet Metal, Polk State College Lake Wales Art Center Category: Steep Slope, Commercial Contractor Left to right: Anthony Lauria (Supertindent), Daniel Boatwright (Estimator), Rob Springer, CPRC (Project Manager), Don Springer, Will Martin and Rob King (Foremen) Not pictured – Eric Wanner (Estimator) Architect: Lunz Prebor Fowler General Contractor: Crossroads Construction Manufacturer: Boral Roofing Supplier: Gulfeagle Supply

Springer-Peterson Roofing & Sheet Metal, Sea World Antarctica, Orlando Category: Low Slope, Commercial Contractor Left to right: Matt Downs (Foreman), Mike Tate (Manufacturer’s Rep), Anthony Lauria (Superintendent), Victor Hernandez (Foreman), Rob Springer, CPRC (Project Manager), Don Springer, Will Martin (Foreman) Not pictured – Eric Wanner (Estimator), Jeff Janzen (Foreman), James Harris (Manufacturer’s Rep) Architect: PGAV Architects General Contractor: PCL Construction Manufacturer: Sika-Sarnafil Supplier: Gulfeagle Supply

Springer-Peterson Roofing & Sheet Metal, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tampa Category: Unique, Commercial Contractor Left to right: Lowell Clark (Manufacturer’s Rep), Anthony Lauria (Supertindent), Daniel Boatwright (Estimator), Rob Springer, CPRC (Project Manager), Don Springer Not pictured – Jeff Janzen, Luis Galicia and Fred Darling (Foremen) Architect:Wilder Architecture General Contractor: Dagasa Construction Manufacturer: Derbigum Supplier: JGA Beacon

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New FRSA President and Executive Committee Sworn In Don Springer delivered the oath of office to his son, Rob Springer, CPRC, the 2013-14 FRSA President at the S.T.A.R. Awards Dinner and Presentation Friday evening. In his acceptance speech, Rob introduced his theme for the coming year: “Developing Industry All-Stars”. Read more in his first RFM column on page five. Immediately following the President’s oath, members of the 2013-14 Executive Committee took their oaths of service to the Association. This year’s Executive Committee (left to right in picture at right) include: ♦♦President – Rob Springer, CPRC ♦♦Vice President – Donnie Harp ♦♦ President Elect – Burt Logan ♦♦Secretary-Treasurer – George Ebersold ♦♦Immediate Past President – Brad Sutter


Charlie Kennedy pictured with his wife Paula and family after receiving the “Enthusiasm Gets It Done Award”.

Donna Dove with Past Presidents Brad Sutter and Bob Mahoney, receiving the “Life Member” designation.

Phillip Lane, on the Trade Show floor with Brad Sutter, receiving the “Charlie Raymond Membership Award”.

Mike Fulton of O’Hagin Mfg. received the “Earl R. Blank Memorial Heart Award”.


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Springer-Peterson Roofing & Sheet Metal, NBA Cares, Tampa Category: Community Service, Commercial Contractor Left to right: Daniel Boatwright (Estimator), Rob Springer, CPRC (Project Manager), Don Springer, Rob King (Foreman) Not pictured – William Marcus (Manufacturer’s Rep) Manufacturer: Owens Corning Supplier: ABC Supply / Bradco

Convention and Trade Show Prizes

James Armour Coastal Metal Rfg Panama City FRSA $500 Prize Drawing Winner on Friday


Joshua Yoder Yoder Roofing Sarasota FRSA $500 Prize Drawing Winner on Saturday MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

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Tournament Winners Golf Tournament First Place (54) Cory Ewert Adam Swope Brian Swope Gantt Rorebeck Second Place (55) Chad Meininger Pete Van Housen Brian Turner Kevin Woolever

Closest to the Pin (5’4”) Robert Almon Longest Drive (250 yards) Matt Foxenburger Longest Putt (33’10”) Paul Weiss

The winning foursome from this year’s Convention Golf Tournament: Adam Swope, Cory Ewert, Brian Swope and Gantt Rorebeck.

Fishing Tournament Largest Fish Sandra Brinson

Most Fish Taylor Thomas

Skeet Tournament First Place Chris Estep

Third Place Austin Ebersold

Smallest Fish Tyler Estep

Second Place Chase Kennedy

Fishing tournament participants at the Fort Wilderness Lodge, Disney World. See more fishing photos on page 13.

The First Annual Skeet Tournament at Mission Inn drew some interesting participants.

CFRSA Earns Affiliate Bragging Rights with Virtual Skeet Competition Victory FRSA Affiliate Central Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Bob Mahoney, Todd Page, Burt Logan, Carl Engelmeier, Contractors Association took the highest score in the two- CPRC, and George Ebersold receive the Affiliate Cup and day virtual skeet competition that took place on the Trade Plaque at the Saturday evening “White-Out Party”. Show floor. Below, members of the Affiliate (left to right) –RFM–


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