Member News – September 2017

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September 8, 2017

Michael Gardner Starts CMW Roof Consulting

Garner-MikeMichael Gardner, RRC, RRO, has started his own roof consulting firm, CMW Roof Consulting Inc., in Littleton, CO. Gardner, director of Region V of RCI since 2014, was employed for ten years with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates. Prior to that, he worked for various roofing companies for 28 years. He may be reached at

BLUEFIN Acquires CyberCon Consulting

BLUEFIN, LLC, Greenwood Village, CO, has acquired CyberCon Consulting, Inc., Centennial, CO. The entire CyberCon team will join BLUEFIN’s staff, and CyberCon’s owner, Nick Lovato, will become senior vice president of BLUEFIN. Lovato is a Consultant member of RCI and a past member of its Annual Convention Committee. “We are excited to welcome CyberCon to BLUEFIN,” said Richard Rast, BLUEFIN’s president, and also a Consultant member of RCI.

Foothill Roof Services Acquired by Amtech Solutions

Amtech Solutions, headquartered in Dallas, TX, has acquired Foothill Roof Services in Greenwood Village, CO. This expands the Amtech roster from 40 to 45 employees and grows its western market. Foothill Roof Services, a building envelope consulting firm, was founded in 1994. David Pierce, RRO, president of the firm, is a Consultant member and past director of RCI’s Region V. Danny Demolin, a project manager with the company, is a Quality Assurance member of RCI. Amtech was founded in 1982.

Walters Promoted at Kemper

Lynn Walters was named West Coast regional sales manager of Kemper System America, Inc. Based in the San Francisco area, he joins the company from STS Coatings Inc., acquired last year by Kemper. Walters is on the board of the Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association, and is chair of the Strategic Alliance for the Air Barrier Association of America. He is a member of RCI and of the Cool Roof Ratings Council and ASTM. At STS, he served nine years as a national sales manager. Prior to that, he spent 12 years as West Coast sales manager for the OEM Building Products Division of BASF.

Tim Dunn Retires from Firestone

President of Firestone Building Products Tim Dunn will retire on October 1 after more than 31 years with Firestone and its parent company, Bridgestone Americas. Prior to Bridgestone, he served as managing director of U.S. new equipment and aftermarket business units at Howden North America Inc. He also served in executive roles at Intergraph Corporation, Sandvik Mining and Construction, Freeport McMoRan Copper, and Gold Inc. Dunn joined Bridgestone Americas in 1986 as a territory manager for consumer replacement tire sales, and held various leadership positions, including director of national marketing and supply chain management and president of Firestone Fibers & Textiles. Most recently, Dunn led the March 2017 acquisition of Gaco Western. Dunn has been an Industry Affiliate member of RCI since 2014.

Allana Buick & Bers Hires Henry

Allana Buick & Bers Inc. (ABBAE) has hired Grant Henry, CDT, as division manager of its new Portland office. He has over 30 years of experience in building envelope consulting and testing. He previously worked as the CEO of Division Seven Consulting in Hawaii. He will expand the company’s services portfolio to include electronic leak detection testing. Henry is a Consultant Affiliate member of RCI.

Florio Named Director of Operations at ARMM

Greg Florio, RRC, GRP, is the new director of operations at ARMM Associates, Inc. in Cherry Hill, NJ. Florio has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including over 20 years as a roof and building envelope consultant. He is a past president of the Delaware Valley chapter of RCI, Inc., and has presented at their educational events. He has been an active member of RCI for many years, and holds RRO and RRC certifications. His new email address is

Paul Mitchell Retires

Paul M. Mitchell Jr., RRC, RRO, CDT, an Emeritus Member of RCI, has announced his retirement. Mitchell was employed by Tremco in Beachwood, OH, most recently managing capital roof replacement and preventative maintenance programs for subsidiary companies of RPM International. He was on the Board of Trustees for NRCA’s Roofing Alliance for Progress and was on the founding boards of SPRI and the Roofing Council of RMA. He was on the board of the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing and helped develop and promote RoofPoint. Prior to his work at Tremco, Mitchell was employed by Professional Service Industries in Cleveland, OH. Mitchell, now 71, is actively working on his bucket list, traveling the world. Look for stories of his plans and adventures in an upcoming Member Profile.

New Certifications for August 2017

OwnerCertification DateProgramRegion
Andrew Cheatham8/11/2017RRORegion II
Michael E. Cone8/31/2017RRORegion III
Ben A. Fiedler8/24/2017RRORegion III
Robert L. Manson8/12/2017RRCRegion II
Jason M. Mobraten8/4/2017REWCRegion II
Daniel L. Montgomery8/5/2017REWC, RBECRegion I
Christopher M. Scallion8/11/2017RRCRegion II
Curtis Schlamb8/3/2017RRORegion VI

New Members for August 2017

Nathaniel AlbersRaymond Engineering Georgia, Inc.GAQuality Assurance Observer
Darek BrandtIntertek PSIFLConsultant Affiliate
Dave BricePacific West Building InspectionsBCQuality Assurance Observer
James BrinskyKalkreuth Roofing and Sheet MetalWVIndustry
Robert BurkeRHBj Consulting, LLCFLConsultant
Richard CaldemeyerNational Roofing InitiativeTXQuality Assurance Observer
Jonathan CamayaFBC Chemical Corp.NJIndustry
Patrick ConwayInternational Masonry InstituteWIAssociate
John CoxSelf-EmployedSCConsultant
Brian DefriasIRC Building Sciences Group Inc.ONConsultant Affiliate
Robert DeHaanAnvil Paints and Coatings, Inc.FLIndustry
Timothy DunnPolyglass USA, Inc.TXIndustry
David EdwardsPolyglass USA, Inc.FLIndustry Affiliate
Owen ElkinsBain Associates Inc.ORIndustry Affiliate
Kurt FesterNational Roofing Contractors AssociationILAssociate
Steven FloresSiplastILIndustry
Grant HenryAllana Buick & Bers, Inc.ORConsultant Affiliate
Cole HordWeatherization Partners / Dupont TyvekTXIndustry
Josh KessieMartin Riley Architects/EngineersINConsultant Affiliate
Brandon LozanoTRIGG General Construction, Inc.TXIndustry
Scott MartinTremco, Inc.ORIndustry
Anthony MasiasClover Leaf SolutionsNMConsultant
Daniel McCallumInternational Training InstitutePAAssociate
Jett McKayPinnacle LimitedTXConsultant
Jodi MillenITP Interior Tarp ProtectionONIndustry
John MoellenhoffAllana Buick & Bers Inc.WAConsultant Affiliate
Charles MulcahySheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers - SMARTDCAssociate
Jeffrey PatrickTremco, Inc.GAIndustry
Patrick PlateroCloversolutions Inc.NMConsultant
Adan RamosDryTec Moisture Protection Technology ConsultantsTXConsultant
Lorne RickettsRDH Building Science Inc.BCConsultant Affiliate
Carly RoccoJohns ManvilleCOIndustry Affiliate
Jesse RocheValcourt Building ServicesFLIndustry
Carlton RoegnerBuilding Engineering-Consultants Inc.TXConsultant
Doug RuddCoastal Construction Products, Inc.FLIndustry
James SpillardIRC Building Sciences Group Inc.BCQuality Assurance Observer
Patricia StaeblerStaebler Appraisal and ConsultingFLConsultant
Joe SzarkowiczGRS | CorteqINConsultant
Kenneth TerryGeotechnical Consultants, Inc.OHQuality Assurance Observer
Nicholas TribbleSKA Consulting Engineers, Inc.SCConsultant Affiliate
Pierre TrudeauIRC Building Sciences Group Inc.QCConsultant Affiliate
Kevin VoorbergTektum Consulting GroupONConsultant
Sean WestfallCBRE Inc.KYConsultant