Member News – March 2018

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March 14, 2018

Headshot of David Velcheck

Velcheck to Oversee IRSC Offices in Three States

David C. Velcheck, RRC, CCS, president of Interstate Roof Systems Consultants (IRSC), will be leading the company’s Wisconsin, Illinois, and Colorado offices. He is an industry veteran with more than 26 years of experience in commercial roof and wall management programs nationwide and has extensive experience with water entry investigations and roof repair. Velcheck is a member of RCI and CSI.

Jim Whitten Roof Consultants Gains MBE and HUB Certifications

Jim Whitten Roof Consultants, LLC has obtained its Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) certification and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certification. These certifications allow JWRC to compete for more governmental construction contracts and expand its focus in education, commercial, and private sector work across Texas. RCI Consultant Affiliate member Rob Hernandez was recently appointed president and majority owner of JWRC. He has been with the company since 2005 and served as vice president since 2007. Founder Jim Whitten remains as vice president of the business established in 1999. He is a Consultant member of RCI.

RDH Promotes New Principals and Associates


Headshot of James BourgetRDH has promoted ten new principals and associates. They include James Bourget, RRO, who has over 35 years of experience in the industry. He has been a part-time instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and is now a principal and construction specialist for RDH. He received his Diploma of Technology (Dipl T) in Architectural Building Engineering Technology, Building Science Option with Honours, from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He is a Consultant Affiliate member of RCI, and a member of the Western Canada Chapter.

Headshot of Robin BreuerRobin Breuer, RRO, is now an associate and senior project manager. He first joined the Vancouver office in 1998. He is a member of RCI and of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia. He received his Dipl T in building engineering technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Breuer has a wide range of enclosure assembly experience including roofing, waterproofing, curtain wall, window wall, stone, metal, EIFS, and stucco.

RRJ Promotes Reicher as Associate Principal

Headshot of Patrick ReicherRaths, Raths & Johnson, Inc. (RRJ), an architectural, engineering, and forensic consulting firm headquartered in Willowbrook, IL, has promoted Patrick E. Reicher, REWC, REWO, SE, CCS, CCCA, as an associate principal. Reicher joined RRJ in 2016 as a senior engineer. He has over 12 years of experience in the industry, gaining experience in forensic engineering and structural design at two consulting engineering firms in the Chicago area. A consultant affiliate member of RRC, he has been a member of the REWO Exam Development Subcommittee, the Building Envelope Commissioning Task Force, and is on the Manual of Practice Task Force. For the Chicago Area Chapter of RCI, he is the treasurer, chair of the Education and Program Committee, and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.

Crawford Retires from IRC

John Crawford, executive director at IRC Building Sciences Group in Mississauga, ON, has retired. Crawford was general manager of ED Roofing Limited in the 1990s. In May 1999, he became a partner and accounts manager at Flynn Canada. Taking on the role of COO at IRC in 2008, he became its executive director in 2012. Crawford was a Consultant member of RCI, having joined in 1999.

Pierce Wins Industry Award from RCMA

Helene Hardy PierceRCMA awarded Helene Hardy Pierce, Vice President of Technical Services, Codes and Industry Relations at GAF, the prestigious Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award for 2017. Pierce has served as a past president of RCMA and is on its current Board of Directors. The award was presented by outgoing RCMA President John Stubblefield, Polyglass, USA. “I was most honored to be able to speak with the membership not just regarding Helene’s numerous industry accomplishments and her technical product expertise, but also regarding her strong personal integrity,” said Stubblefield. “And that last point is truly what this legendary award best encompasses: recognizing someone like Helene who is a genuine leader in our industry.” Pierce is an RCI Fellow and long-time member of RCI. She has been active on numerous committees during her tenure with RCI, and is currently on the RCI Interface Editorial Board and the RCI Foundation Board of Directors.

Cattel Gives Back in Retirement

Several images of Cattel and the center he helped fund.Gary R. Cattel, FRCI, PE, founder of REI Engineers, has had a busy retirement. He and his wife dedicated a new Hope Center for underprivileged youth in Managua, Nicaragua. The center can feed 60 kids a day, and supports families.

RCI’s Presence at Western Roofing Expo in June

The Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) will host the Western Roofing Expo on June 10-12, 2018, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. RCI Industry Member James Kirby of GAF will present “Vapor Retarders and Barriers – the Current Conundrum in the Roof Industry.” RCI Industry Member James Willits, also of GAF, will present “A Practical Approach to Low-Slope West Coast Wood Deck Roof Systems.” On Wednesday, June 13, there will be an RCI Region V business meeting at the same location.

New Registrations in February 2018

NameRegistration DateProgramRegion
Ivan N. Chak02/09/2018RRORegion V
James R. Humphrey02/27/2018RRORegion II
Michael Ingram02/13/2018REWCRegion II
Jonathan Quindt02/22/2018RRORegion III
Wendell J. Rempel02/07/2018RRORegion VI
Jonathan L. Solland02/21/2018RRORegion VI
Tom Varkalis02/01/2018RRORegion III

New Members in February 2018

NameCompanyStateTypeRegion
Kevin AguilarAguilar Construction ServicesCOIndustryRegion V
Nancy AndersonPrimus BuildersGAIndustryRegion II
Michael ArndtDimensional Building Consultants LLCWAConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Alireza BahmanabadiCalifornia State University, NorthridgeCAStudentRegion V
Nanor BalianConcordia UniversityQCStudentRegion VII
Daryl BallChamberlin Roofing and WaterproofingTXIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Pam BallingerJeff Eubank Roofing Co., Inc.TXIndustryRegion IV
Matt BaragarySeaman Corp/FiberTite Roofing SystemsOHIndustry AffiliateRegion I
Dennis BasquillGale Associates, Inc.MAConsultant AffiliateRegion I
Steven BatchelorSTR-SEG Building Resources, LLCILConsultantRegion III
Joshua BausSeaman Corp./FiberTite Roofing SystemsOHIndustry AffiliateRegion I
Joshua BebbinoHALL a/e/cNCConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Joe BeckAcute Engineering Inc.TXConsultantRegion IV
Steven BognerBogner Primer RoofingCAQuality Assurance ObserverRegion V
Paul BrooksMadsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc.TXConsultant AffiliateRegion IV
Dean BrownCongress Associates LLCCTIndustryRegion I
Charles BryanBoston RoofingMAIndustryRegion I
Navindra BudhwaRyerson UniversityONStudentRegion VII
Greg CarlsonCarlson RoofingORIndustryRegion V
Steven CarrellMorrison HershfieldTXConsultant AffiliateRegion IV
Larry ChurchDESMANILConsultantRegion III
James ClementsChamberlin Roofing & WaterproofingTXIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Peter CzepielNoblin & Associates, LLCNHConsultantRegion I
Skyler DoornbergRead Jones Christoffersen Ltd.BCConsultant AffiliateRegion VI
Gustavo EstradaArcon Engineering Consultants Ltd.ONConsultant AffiliateRegion VII
Anthony FentonRobson ForensicILConsultantRegion III
Phil ForsRyerson UniversityONStudentRegion VII
Hany GaballaNorth Carolina State UniversityNCStudentRegion II
Blair GamracySynergy PartnersONConsultantRegion VII
Dave GreeneBLUEFIN LLCCOQuality Assurance ObserverRegion V
Len GurunlianWSP Canada Inc.ONConsultant AffiliateRegion VII
Philip HarperTremco Inc.SCIndustry AffiliateRegion II
Mike HartLandry White & Associates ConsultingONConsultantRegion VII
Robert HivnorNW Professional Roofing Services Inc.WAIndustry AffiliateRegion V
Scott HortonBEST Group LLCARQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Pamela JenkinsTremco Inc.ABIndustry AffiliateRegion VI
Tina JobeMaterials Integrity Inc.AKQuality Assurance ObserverRegion V
Brittany JohnsonWallace Engineering Structural ConsultantsCOConsultantRegion V
Diane KnightWickRight Inc.ILIndustryRegion III
Theodore KrushAMEC Foster WheelerMEQuality Assurance ObserverRegion I
Jackson LaingAppalachian State UniversityNCStudentRegion II
Peter LandryLandry White & Associates ConsultingONConsultantRegion VII
Michael LechleitnerFlorida Consulting LLCPAConsultantRegion I
Steven LiuBuild Max LimitedONConsultantRegion VII
Ruben LomeliMalarkey Roofing ProductsORIndustry AffiliateRegion V
Krista LooneyWallace Engineering Structural ConsultantsOKConsultantRegion IV
Larry MartinRaymond Engineering-Georgia, LLCGAConsultantRegion II
David McCaffreyBiscayne Roofing & Waterproofing SystemsFLIndustryRegion II
Ryan McGeeJohns ManvilleMDIndustryRegion I
Janette MeyrickAlgonquin CollegeONStudentRegion VII
Henry MitchellHKC RoofingOHIndustryRegion I
Douglas O'BrienO'Brien Roof Consulting, Inc.CAConsultantRegion V
Andrew PelletierCentral Connecticut State UniversityCTStudentRegion I
J. Eric PetersonWDP & Associates PCVAConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Richard PriceECS Florida, LLCFLConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Jeff SanderSellen Construction CompanyWAIndustryRegion V
Gregg SchimkeCarlson RoofingORIndustry AffiliateRegion V
James SeoKellermeyer Godfryt HartILConsultantRegion III
Richard ShafferNOVA Engineering & EnvironmentalGAConsultantRegion II
Tom SiebertHALL a/e/c PANCConsultant AffiliateRegion II
Tim SinnottSinco Sales Co.CAIndustryRegion V
Adam SprouleSproule Specialty Roofing LimitedONIndustryRegion VII
Stephen TritesIPS CorporationNCIndustryRegion II
Ed VisscherRoofing Contractors Association of British ColumbiaBCAssociateRegion VI
Marvin WagnerGET SolutionsVAQuality Assurance ObserverRegion II
Jamie WardWhitco Roofing, Inc.GAIndustryRegion II
Greg WhiteLandry White and Associates Consulting Inc.ONConsultantRegion VII
Calin WildTremco Inc.ONIndustry AffiliateRegion VII
Stephenie WilliamsRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteNYStudentRegion I
Elvis (Qingli) YaoNo. 1 Safety Roofing Canada Inc.ONIndustryRegion VII