IIBEC Member News – April/May 2021

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June 21, 2021

Joe Hale Passing

Joe Hale, longtime member of IIBEC (formerly of RCI) passed away peacefully on June 6, 2021, at his home in Max Meadows, Virginia. Hale is a past RCI President, RCI-IIBEC Foundation Chair, and Fellow of IIBEC. Hale has been a member of IIBEC since 1985; he was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award as well as the first honorary Registered Roof Consultant designation. Hale is also co-owner and founder of HDH associates PC and HDH Technical in Christiansburg, Virginia.

“Joe gave incredible amounts of energy to IIBEC, from its humble beginnings right up to the present day,” said Ted Sheridan, IIBEC President.  “More than that, he personally touched the lives of hundreds, maybe thousands, of IIBEC members by making each of us feel important and encouraging us to be part of something bigger, something that would improve our industry.  And he did that one relationship, one anecdote at a time.  An enormous void is left by his passing.”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the RCI-IIBEC Foundation in support of the Joe Hale Library of Fort Chiswell.

IIBEC Member Profile – Jennifer Keegan
keegan hanging from a buildingJennifer Keegan is the GAF director of building and roofing science. Keegan started her career at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates working on failure investigations, repair design, and construction litigation for 10 years in Northern California. She then transitioned to working for Western Construction Group, a restoration contractor covering the entire West Coast region. When she moved back home to the East Coast, Keegan focused on construction defect litigation at Navigant Consulting, and new construction design as the Northeast regional manager for Intertek. After 20 years of consulting, her career took a turn in 2018 when she joined GAF. Read her full write up on the IIBEC website.


Malcolm Receives Grant, Works to Better Community

IronShore Contracting, owned by IIBEC Industry Member Gregory Malcolm, was one of seven small businesses owned by black individuals to receive a $20,000 grant from Siemens and its partner, Atlanta MBDA Business & Advanced Manufacturing Centers at Georgia Tech. Malcolm has also partnered with the city of Baltimore (Maryland) regarding its proposed legislation to create the Dante Barksdale Career Technology Apprenticeship Fund, which offers a school-to-career pipeline for students in the city. Named after community activist Dante Barksdale, who was fatally shot while working, the fund focuses on providing career opportunities to prevent violence in communities.


IIBEC Member Joseph Schwetz Retires After 22 Years at Sika Sarnafil

After more than 37 years working in the roofing industry, the last 22 at Sika, Schwetz will be retiring this summer as vice president of technical services. Schwetz has been an Industry Affiliate member of IIBEC since 2012.


Sika Sarnafil Promotes IIBEC Member Darryl Terry, RRO

Darryl Terry, RRO, has been promoted to director of technical services, West, for Sika. Terry joined the company in 1994, having most recently served as the technical manager for the West-South region.


New Members in April and May 2021
Full NameCompanyStateTypeRegion
Nicholas T. EhlersRoofTech Consulting IncMOConsultant AffiliateRegion III
James RohrBranchPatternNEConsultantRegion III
Bruce Raulukaitis, Jr.The Imperial CompanyCTIndustryRegion I
Hunter PierceHelping Hands General ContractingTNIndustryRegion II
Jean-Loup YaleCIMA+QCConsultantRegion VII
Jordan M. Swail, EITRead Jones Christoffersen LtdONConsultantRegion VII
Daniel PrazenicaPRAZ Consultants LLCFLConsultantRegion II
Adam RohrbaughA7 Group, Inc.CAConsultantRegion V
Matthew S. Sutherland, RROUnified Building Sciences Inc.TXConsultant AffiliateRegion IV
Vincent MoseleyArrow Construction ProductsNSIndustryRegion VII
Stephanie Knifong-RyanConstruction Defect ConsultingORStudentRegion V
Kevin FerreiraPolyglass USA, Inc.ONIndustryRegion VII
Lance MerrifieldEpic Roofing & Exteriors Ltd.ABIndustryRegion VI
Marsha DerbyshireMartin Riley Architects/EngineersINConsultant AffiliateRegion III
Anthony AvinaTerra-PetraCAQuality Assurance ObserverRegion V
Ryan ParkerArchitectural SystemsUTIndustryRegion V
Daryl W. Cruickshank, RROFirestone Building ProductsONIndustryRegion VII
Lionel FrancisEmpire RoofingGAIndustryRegion II
Glenn BennerAdvanced Roof Technologies, Inc.OHConsultantRegion I
Todd DenhalterBEAM ProfessionalsCAConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Robert KyleGAF Materials CorpTXIndustryRegion IV
Richard AdamsWIQuality Assurance ObserverRegion III
Ryan VonckPreferred Roofing SolutionsWIConsultant AffiliateRegion III
Paul Novak, RROCBRECOConsultantRegion V
Clarence WhiteMartin RileyINConsultant AffiliateRegion III
Jose NunezAurora ConsultingFLConsultantRegion II
Nathaniel IsnorFishburn Sheridan & Associates Ltd.NSQuality Assurance ObserverRegion VII
Jeff WardenMoisture Intrusion Solutions (MIS)FLQuality Assurance ObserverRegion II
Robert J. GardereECS Southwest, LLPTXConsultantRegion IV
Daniel L. Zachreson, Jr., PEEFI Global IncCAConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Toni CorneliusCornelius Consulting, PLLCNCConsultantRegion II
Gretchen J. CobbRaymond Engineering-Georgia, Inc.NCConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Joel IsraelSeaman CorporationFLIndustryRegion II
Kirk SworSmart Roof Solutions, LLCTNIndustryRegion II
Jason Cantu, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP O+MThe University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park CampusMSFacility ManagerRegion II
Jeff WetzsteinPankow BuildersCAIndustryRegion V
Brian DunnPreferred Roofing SolutionsTXConsultant AffiliateRegion IV
Tamara HigginsPie Consulting & EngineeringTXConsultant AffiliateRegion IV
Troy C. GuichardIntertekTXConsultantRegion IV
Jordan BrodBedrock Exterior Contractors IncILIndustryRegion III
Michael W. Smith, PEGeohazardsFLConsultantRegion II
Jared CrowderHDH AssociatesVAQuality Assurance ObserverRegion II
Anelia GomezP & A Roofing and Sheet Metal IncFLIndustry AffiliateRegion II
Diego SaucedaTerra-PetraCAQuality Assurance ObserverRegion V
Jason A. Fetterley, RRONederveld IncMIAssociateRegion III
Flonja ShytiNational Research Council of CanadaONAssociateRegion VII
Brittany HaagsmaDK Haney RoofingTXIndustryRegion IV
Bradley CurtisDavid Taylor Construction IncFLIndustryRegion II
Thomas Pennington, IIYOUNG & AssociatesNMConsultantRegion V
Linda Porras-PirtleAmerican Construction Investigations, Ltd.TXConsultantRegion IV
Stephen K. WestClayco IncMOIndustryRegion III
Bobby KurtzebornRoofTech Consulting IncMOConsultantRegion III
Rocco Romero, AIAWiss Janney Elstner Associates IncWAConsultantRegion V
Phillip Vanciel, PEU.S. Forensic, LLCFLConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Suzanne ThorpeWiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.VAConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Jason MeltonNV5FLConsultantRegion II
Anthony SeraphinGlobal Wrap Environmental Containments, Inc.PAIndustryRegion I
Eddie De HaroMaster Builders SolutionsTXIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Jasmine CampbellCross Country RoofingTXIndustryRegion IV
Matt StaublinMMS Design Build ConsultingCAConsultantRegion V
New Registrations in April and May 2021
OwnerRegistration DateProgramRegionState
Ahmed Al Dulaimi4/18/21RRORegion IIVA
Michael L. Baker4/21/21RRCRegion IIGA
Justin L. Bell5/4/21REWCRegion VIAB
Justin L. Bell5/6/21RBECRegion VIAB
Taylor J. Bird5/7/21RRORegion IVTX
Keith Black4/12/21RRORegion VCA
Zachary G. Blankenship5/11/21RRORegion IIVA
Eric D. Corsaro4/15/21REWORegion IVTX
Daryl W. Cruickshank5/6/21RRORegion VION
Canaan Forslund5/3/21RRORegion VCO
Louis A. Hackney4/19/21RBECRegion IINC
Louis A. Hackney4/9/21RWCRegion IINC
Charles P. Hammond4/10/21RRORegion IVTX
Robert Hemphill4/14/21REWCRegion VCA
Robert Hemphill4/15/21RBECRegion VCA
Jonathan Hernandez4/16/21RRORegion IIFL
Kurt T. Hodges5/14/21RRORegion VOR
Scott Horton4/20/21RRORegion IIAR
Bradley E. Kaye4/7/21RRCRegion VWA
Ryan R. Kohl5/7/21RRCRegion IIIMN
Christopher Kottra5/11/21REWCRegion IIIIL
Brian Lauderdale5/27/21RRCRegion IIGA
Randy Lerp5/28/21REWORegion IVTX
Noah Monhemius4/20/21RRCRegion IOH
Aaron Niles5/21/21RRORegion VCA
Paul Novak5/25/21RRORegion VCO
Ruben A. Osorio5/19/21REWORegion IMD
Andrew R. Owen4/29/21RRCRegion IINC
Matthew P. Ritchie5/21/21REWCRegion IVTX
Matthew P. Ritchie5/25/21RBECRegion IVTX
Anthony S. Runge5/28/21RRORegion IVTX
Keegan Schaack5/28/21RRORegion IVTX
David Sleight4/16/21RRORegion IIIMI
Joshua H. Smith4/20/21RRORegion VION
Thomas J. Socks4/13/21RRORegion IMD
Joseph D. St. Germain5/19/21RRORegion IMA
Katharine Tozier4/30/21RRORegion IIVA
Cody S. Varcoe5/8/21REWORegion VWA
Billy J. Verret4/23/21REWORegion IISC
Verne Westnedge5/4/21RRORegion VIBC
Benjamin R. Wisniewski4/22/21RRORegion ICT
Jacob D. Woody4/5/21RRORegion IIN
David J. Wyatt4/30/21RRORegion IOH
Adam Q. Wynn5/6/21RROOK