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Rackley Roofing to Sponsor Rackley Roofing 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rackley Roofing is the title sponsor for the Rackley Roofing 200. This NASCAR race is scheduled to be held on June 24, 7 p.m. Central Time (CDT) at the Nashville Superspeedway, the largest concrete-only track in NASCAR. Their driver, Matt DiBenedetto, will compete in the #25 Rackley WAR truck - a Chevy.

"I'm really excited to represent Rackley Roofing in the Rackley 200. Being with the Rackley WAR NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team this year has been a really good experience, and we're looking forward to meeting all the fans and Rackley folks here in Nashville," DiBenedetto says.

Rackley WAR, a professional sports team, offers motorsports marketing, management and development services for professional race car drivers, race teams and industry sponsors. It fields race vehicles in the Camping World Truck Series, the only series in NASCAR to race production pickup truck-based stock cars.

This year is even more exciting for the Rackley crew because as an added bonus - the Nashville Superspeedway is partnering with Middle Tennessee State University and the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veteran's and Military Family Center to support the military, veterans and the families of those who have served.

"We're excited to be back at the Nashville Superspeedway for a second year," Curtis Sutton, president and CEO, Rackley Roofing, says. "This track is always a lot of fun because it's close to home and many of our friends and family get to come out and support Rackley and the #25."

While the official start time for the race is 7 p.m. Central Time (CDT), the FanZone will open at 2 p.m., so people can really make a great day of it. The FanZone is open to the general public and will feature live music and K9 performances, interactive experiences such as axe throwing, bumper cars and inflatables for kids, food and beverage options along with race and driver merchandise, and much more!

"We look forward to seeing everyone on race weekend," Sutton says.

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About Rackley Roofing:

Established in 1974, Rackley Roofing is one of the leading industrial and commercial roofing contractors in Tennessee. As a full-service roofing company, its dedicated, in-house crews each focus on one specialty. They only hire highly skilled, full-time roofing experts. Their mission is to transform the roofing industry through unmatched customer service, documentation and safety.









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Roofing Contractor Couto Construction Wins Owens Corning Award for Philanthropy

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- In 2018, "Couto Cares" became Couto Construction's company motto and it continues to be at the heart of what this roofing contractor stands for most. That's why they're excited to announce that they were the recent recipient of the Pinnacle Award, an Owens Corning Community Award, in the community category.

The award is given out to companies that are making a difference in their communities, while having a direct involvement with local families. Owens Corning narrowed down the entries to 16 and then determined the winner based on three criteria:

* Community: philanthropic endeavors and/or charitable efforts consistent with Owens Corning's spirit and values of giving back to the local community.

* Safety: commitment to safe practices and advancement of safe practices on the jobsite, road, in the office and community.

* Sustainability: ongoing commitment towards creating a business that contributes to environmental health of our world through advancing sustainability of company's operation.

"We're always so appreciative when we're awarded for the work we do, whether it's for service excellence, product excellence or a feature in a national industry publication," Derek Couto, co-owner says.

This award is about being good neighbors and about helping in both big ways and small gestures.

"Whether it's a roof giveaway, supporting a local sports team or even adopting a family for Christmas, it's an amazing feeling to help someone," Jason Couto, co-owner, shares. "There's no feeling that compares to doing a good deed."

To date, Couto Construction has given back more than $500,000 to the community.

About Couto Construction:

Couto Construction provides home improvement services to help families have worry-free home improvement projects. Founded in 1987, it is a dream realized for Portuguese immigrant Gil Couto. Couto Construction has built its reputation on being a trusted and knowledgeable contractor in Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Its services include roofing, siding, gutters and more. Now a second-generation owned company led by two of Gil's sons, Jason and Derek, they continue to change the construction industry by giving customers the high level of service they deserve. They do this through innovation, community and safety.

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KPost Roofing & Waterproofing Receives National Excellence in Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors for Globe Life Field

DALLAS, Texas -- KPost Roofing & Waterproofing today announced work on the Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX, has earned a national Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award, presented during ABC's Convention 2022 in San Antonio, on March 16. The EIC awards are the construction industry's leading national competition that honors general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe and innovative construction projects from across the nation.

"We could not be prouder of the KPost men and women who safely and successfully completed this iconic project, Globe Life Field!" stated Steve Little, President of KPost Roofing & Waterproofing. "This was a more complex project with a shorter timeframe than the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, yet we completed it on time and within budget for our clients Manhattan Construction, Texas Rangers, and the City of Arlington."

Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers, has one of the world's largest retractable roofs. Foreman Thomas Williams led a crew of 80 from January 2019 to May 2020. KPost's complex scope of work included installing approximately 450,000 square feet of Carlisle's single-ply KEE PVC, a fleece-backed membrane for hail damage protection, and Liquiseal in gray to waterproof the steel structures penetrating the roof.

"For years, ABC has been honored to award outstanding construction projects like the Globe Life Field by KPost," said 2022 National Chair of the ABC Board of Directors Stephanie Schmidt, president, Poole Anderson Construction, State College, Pennsylvania. "Through hard work on this project, KPost shows the value of teamwork, overcoming challenges and creativity on the jobsite."

The EIC award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation and safety.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition's judges. This year's judges included representatives from the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America, University Research Institute and various construction-related firms nationwide.

A full list of EIC winners is available on ABC's website.

About KPost:

KPost Roofing & Waterproofing, a 400+ employee company, is the official Roofing & Waterproofing Partner of the Dallas Cowboys. They have been protecting roofs in the DFW Metroplex for over 18 years, providing you Safety, Quality, and Value with each roof installation or repair. To learn more about KPost Roofing & Waterproofing, go to

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Kelly Roofing Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Florida Roof Owners

NAPLES, Fla. -- Kelly Roofing, an award-winning roofing company, celebrates their 50th anniversary on June 13, 2022. The company was founded by Joe Kelly, Sr., in 1972 and is now run by his son, Ken Kelly. For decades, Kelly Roofing has helped Florida homeowners extend the lifespan of their roofs, and they plan to expand geographically in the coming years.

"When my father started the business, he was a journeyman roofer and painter," Ken explains. "Collier County started requiring licensure, and he had to choose between painting and roofing. He chose roofing." Ken didn't know it at the time, but this decision would shape his future. When his father was injured in 1993, Ken took over the business at the age of 17 (learn more at

As President of Kelly Roofing, Ken has always recognized the value of proper roof installation and maintenance. The company's slogan is "Never Have to Worry About Your Roof Again." Due to poor installation practices and harsh weather, many Florida roofs are failing prematurely. Kelly's services have allowed many customers to double the life of their roofs. Many never have to replace their roofs again in their lifetimes.

What Kelly Roofing does, works. Ken Kelly believes the company has a winning model with great people, systems and products. He does, however, plan to expand the business into new markets in the coming years. Kelly is excited to help even more residents worry less about their roofs.

This year also brought another exciting change for Kelly Roofing. Ken's son recently joined the business. "I'm proud that we are now a three-generation roofing business," says Ken. "As a family, roofing has been our passion for the last 50 years, and we plan to keep it that way for at least 50 more." Plans for an anniversary celebration are underway. Those who wish to learn more can contact Kelly Roofing at 239-228-3276.

About Kelly:

Kelly Roofing is America's Roofing Contractor of the Year, serving the Florida market since 1972. They are family-owned and have helped over 60,000 roof owners save money and live a worry-free life. Kelly Roofing understands how to eliminate the stress of unexpected roof costs. All Kelly Roofing employees live by the core values of Care, Communicate and Consistency, allowing them to provide outstanding workmanship using the most advanced methods.

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Fontana Paper Mills Adds a New Product to The Family

FONTANA, Calif. -- Fontana Paper Mills is proud to announce a new 6% + SBS modified multipurpose underlayment, otherwise known as M40. It has an organic core with a 6% + SBS modified asphalt coating and Fontana's familiar high grip surface.

M40 is similar to our G40 but has the advantage of availability, price, enhanced flexibility while preserving the weather-ability, and extended life of a modified asphalt. M40 carries the Fontana Premium Leak warranty when applied in accordance with the enhanced provisions of the TRI moderate climate specifications by a TRI certified roofing contractor.

"M40 is a special product because Fontana is able to control the quality of the asphalt viscosity and the melting point. By controlling all aspects of M40's manufacturing process M40 is more flexible. A more flexible product makes the roofers job easier. Roofers have found they have less product break while installing M40 and it does cold bends very well," stated George Thagard, President of Fontana Paper Mills.

"M40 also has increased longevity because it is not as sensitive to UV as other underlayments are; thus it doesn't break down as quickly. M40 also has superior nail sealing ability which will decrease the risk of roof leakage due to installation."

M40 is also a more affordable product. Fontana, as a manufacturer, is able to keep the costs low while maintaining their high quality underlayment standards, which makes the product more affordable for the roofer.

About Fontana Paper Mills:

Fontana Paper Mills is a roofing underlayment manufacturing plant located on 15 acres in Fontana, California. It was started by George Thagard III, Jeff Thagard and Ray Thagard Jr. in 1987. Fontana produces well known products such as Vulca Seal G40, Vulca Seal Organic base 40#, 30# and many others. Their newest member of the product family is Vulca Seal M40.

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Last Week to Nominate for a Free Roof – Open to Travis County Residents

AUSTIN, Texas -- Austin Roofing and Construction has been giving away free roofs since 2015. Roofing damage does not discriminate and we have had some bad storms this year.

If you know a homeowner who has found themselves in dire straits and in need of a roof, or if that homeowner is you, please nominate at 512-629-4949 or

Nominations are being taken through the month of June with the recipient being released on July 15, 2020. Work will be completed within the following few weeks. All nominations will receive consideration for their property's needs. Christine has already recommended 2 nominees to Rebuilding Together Austin which remodels the exterior and interior of homes, especially making them handicapped accessible.

This program is run by Cindy Spackman; it helps seniors, the disabled and veterans to stay in their homes. This amazing organization is just one of the partners that Austin Roofing has fostered to best assist our community in every way they can.

Tim was born in Texas, he found Christine in Colorado and in 2012 they moved to Austin with their 2 sons. Austin Roofing and Construction started in their South Austin master bedroom in 2013. Tim comes from a construction background where Christine was trained in hospitality. Combining their training produced a company with strong professional knowledge delivered with world class customer service.

Texas style they decided to set the bar high, aiming to change the industry, and to be the kind of contractor you actually want to call. Creating a culture that provides great experiences for clients & also for their teams, they believe in paid time off & benefits, items almost unheard of for a residential roofing salesperson. World class customer service experiences start with a work culture that cares for its team.

World Class Customer Service Experiences Start with a Work Culture that Cares for Its Team

Tim & Christine found a passion in helping to house the homeless in Austin through a partnership with Community First! Village, a small-house community in East Austin, for the formerly homeless. They gave back over $35K in 2019, donating 11 metal roofs in the new construction phase which is building 300 more small houses for the future "formerly homeless" over the next few years.

"Helping some of our most vulnerable citizens create a new life with purpose and meaning makes our everyday work worthwhile," said Tim Bowen, President of Austin Roofing and Construction.

If you do own your home you know that home-life can be pretty peaceful, that is until something puts a hole in the roof. Home improvement needs can come out of seemingly nowhere, so to assist more broadly in these times, they have increased access to home improvement financing. They are able to fund the highest amount of financing requests due to funding scores as low as 500 with many lenders. These loans have interest rates as low as 4.99%, terms of 2 - 12 years and fund as fast as 24 hours. Keeping your home safe & secure while keeping the budget intact. Wanting everyone to have a healthy and safe place to shelter, especially right now.

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Cutting-Edge Commercial Roofing Company Comes to Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- J. Smucker Contracting is expanding their service area to Nashville, Tennessee as a way to provide the business community with an innovative alternative to full roof replacement. The roof restoration services offered by J. Smucker Contracting cost approximately 50% less than traditional roof replacement and come backed with a non-prorated 18-year warranty.

These advantages have made J. Smucker Contracting the in-demand roofing company in Central Pennsylvania.

Jake Smucker, Owner of J. Smucker Contracting, remarks, "We chose to expand to Tennessee because we saw an opportunity to provide business owners a service that they didn't have access to before. Plus, Nashville is just a great area all around!"

As a way to introduce this new service to Tennessee businesses, J. Smucker Contracting is offering a $1,000 cash rebate for business roof restoration work that exceeds 5,000 square feet - available until the end of 2019. In addition, J. Smucker Contracting always performs free roof inspections for any new potential clients.

These cost-saving roofing services can be used on flat roofs of all sizes and material types.

To learn more, contact Jake Smucker of J. Smucker Contracting at or by phone at (615) 240-5291.

About J. Smucker Contracting

J. Smucker Contracting is a national leader in the roof restoration industry. The company's background is equally noteworthy: J. Smucker Contracting pairs cutting-edge roof restoration technology with old-fashioned Amish work ethic.

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EPIC’s Jim Williford and Wilson Long to Present on Insurance Coverage Gaps at 2019 International Roofing Expo

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Construction Risk Services Jim Williford and Principal Wilson Long will present at International Roofing Expo on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:45 a.m. at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The International Roofing Expo is the biggest, most influential trade event for the roofing construction and maintenance industry that provides total coverage of the innovative equipment, suppliers, resources, information and technologies that are shaping the future of the industry.

Few insurers focus on providing insurance to the roofing industry and some take standard policies and remove coverage by applying exclusions and limitations. In their presentation, "Roofing Industry's Common Insurance Coverage Gaps for YOU and YOUR Subcontractor," Williford and Long will highlight some common coverage gaps roofers may find in their insurance policies and how using a subcontractor may increase your risk.

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About Jim Williford, director of construction risk services, EPIC:

Jim Williford has developed a broad professional background in commercial insurance, surety and construction risk management with more than 25 years of experience both as an underwriter and as a risk advisor. He uses his experience, knowledge and expertise to help clients identify, assess and manage risk within their organizations. Whether the risk is contractual, financial, operational, physical, or strategic, Williford embeds himself and his team as deeply within the client's risk function as his clients will allow. He is adept at working with large and complex programs, including joint ventures, and is particularly accomplished in designing, placing and managing group captive programs, single parent captive programs, OCIPs, CCIPs, Builder's Risk, Professional Liability, Environmental Liability and Subcontractor Default programs on both an annual practice and project specific basis.

Although he is experienced in designing, arranging and managing insurance and surety programs for contractors consistently listed in the annual ENR Top 400 Contractors and Top 600 Specialty Contractors ranking, he spends much of his time focusing on specialty contractors specifically operating within the roofing and industrial construction space. Williford is a graduate from The University of Alabama and he holds numerous industry designations including the Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS), Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and he is also a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

About Wilson Long, principal, EPIC:

Wilson Long brings his risk management expertise to specialty contractors and energy companies throughout the United States. He endeavors to understand the key business issues his clients face and writes a quarterly newsletter, "Long's EPIC Construction Perspective," addressing concerns construction and energy executive's face in today's complicated business environment. Additionally, he is a regular speaker at safety conferences and host webinars on risk management topics. Over the past 15 years, Long has won numerous risk management awards including, but not limited to: #1 Insurance & Risk Management graduate at The University of Mississippi and three Top Consultant awards. He holds a number of industry designations including the Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) and also the Associate in Risk Management (ARM).

About EPIC:

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 1,400 team members operating from 50 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 20,000 clients.

With run rate revenues greater than $400 million, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

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