Member News – September 2018

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September 12, 2018

Elevar Design Group Hires Smith

Michael K. Smith
Michael K. Smith

Elevar Design Group has hired Michael K. Smith, RRC, RA, to its growing team of design professionals. Smith joined Elevar in August 2018 and is serving as Senior Architect – Roofing/ Masonry. Bringing more than 30 years of experience to the Elevar team, Smith specializes in building envelope, roofing, and masonry design for a variety of client and market types. His career has been marked by his success in achieving distinguished registrations earned through RCI, Inc.

With a passion for historic preservation, he has performed forensic investigations, assessments, and design services on nearly 30 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Smith’s project experience is comprised of secondary and higher education institutions; manufacturing facilities; commercial buildings; and municipal, correctional, and government centers. He has worked with a long list of high-profile clients such as GE Aviation, The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, The Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Perkins + Will, and Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Scott Toller
Scott Toller, RRO

Toller Joins Corgan Architects

Corgan Architects are pleased to announce the addition of Scott Toller, RRO to their team. Toller will be their roofing specialist, guiding the firm to the best roofing practices. Toller has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry, with the last 25 in architectural consulting. He is a Consultant member of RCI, Inc., and has been a member since 2004.

Paul H. Shepard Dead at 65

Paul Henry Shepard passed away in his home at Middle River, MD, of natural causes after recovering from a heart attack in early 2017. He was 65 years old. He was surrounded by friends and family.

Shepard was 40+ years in and around the construction industry where he began in earnest with U.S. Homes in Tucson, AZ, during the mid-70s. Over the years he worked for different companies in varying roles but was a consultant with Jacobs Engineering in Washington, DC, working on various projects for the Architect of the Capitol at the time of his death. He enjoyed working with others in the construction trades generally, but took particular interest in working with roof system installer/technicians who were new to the roofing trade. He had been a member of RCI since 2010.

His favorite pastime was cruising the Chesapeake with his closest friends (Skip, Robin, Rebecca, and Libby) or fly fishing alone on some remote stream or creek, when he managed to find the time.

He is survived by his daughter, Margaret; granddaughters Signe and Nova of New Mexico; siblings Susan (David) Ridgway of Ohio, John (Pam) Shepard of Rhode Island, Rebecca (James) Murphy of Ohio, Jim of Texas, and Laura (David) Maher of California.

Private services were held at his home on Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Robert C. Butler Passes Away

Robert C. Butler of Roof-Spec Consulting Alberta, recently passed away. He had been a member of RCI since 2013.

New Registrations in August 2018

NameRegistration DateProgramRegion
Ronald EmonetAugust 1, 2018RRORegion IV
Leonard KoverAugust 2, 2018RRORegion I
Michael S. LeLieverAugust 4, 2018RWCRegion II
Steve B. MacDonaldAugust 15, 2018RRORegion VI
Gary R. MitchellAugust 31, 2018RRCRegion II
Adam L. RizorAugust 31, 2018RRORegion II
Charles SasseAugust 29, 2018RRORegion III
Matthew E. SchlusserAugust 29, 2018RRORegion I
Matthew WilhelmAugust 30, 2018RRCRegion III
Dennis WilsonAugust 14, 2018RRCRegion IV

New Members in August 2018

NameCompanyStateTypePrimary Chapter
Jeremy AllenOmnipresence Construction LLCTXIndustryRegion IV
Christopher AndersonTennessee Roofing ConsultantsTNConsultantRegion II
David BrennanDavid E Brennan Inc.VAQuality Assurance ObserverRegion II
Dominic CalabreseWalker ConsultantsTXConsultant AffiliateRegion IV
Jeff CarrilloTarillo Vue Aerial Photo VideoTXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Ted ChapaProfessional Roof Consultants Inc.ORConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Ryan CornforthLynnwood RoofingABIndustryRegion VI
Rene Del FabroBush ConstructionIAIndustryRegion III
James DenneyGHP Environmental + ArchitectureTNConsultantRegion II
Georges DesfossesRockwool Inc.QCIndustry AffiliateRegion VII
Jim DetzIKO IndustriesONIndustry AffiliateRegion VII
Ahmed FahmyFlynn Canada Ltd.ONIndustryRegion VII
Amber GenetSOPREMA Inc.OHIndustryRegion I
Kurt HodgesProfessional Roof Consultants Inc.ORConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Dirk HomburgIKO IndustriesABIndustryRegion VI
David HootenCommercial Consulting Associates Inc.TXConsultantRegion IV
James HuffDryTec Moisture Protection Technology ConsultantsTXQuality Assurance ObserverRegion IV
Bruce HunterTacoma Roofing & WaterproofingWAIndustryRegion V
Sara JonasSOPREMA Inc.OHIndustryRegion I
Sam KarellasIKO IndustriesONIndustry AffiliateRegion VII
Tom KiktaLegat ArchitectsILConsultantRegion III
Ally LaHoodInside-Out CompanyILIndustryRegion III
Leonard LaneChelsea Place Design Inc.TXConsultantRegion IV
Joshua LingerJD Roof ConsultingOHQuality Assurance ObserverRegion I
Junmeng LiuRyerson UniversityONStudentRegion VII
Foster LyonsCharles Hilton ArchitectsCTConsultantRegion I
Jennings MansfieldGeorgia-Pacific Gypsum LLCCTIndustry AffiliateRegion I
Cam MasonConley Group, Inc.TXConsultantRegion IV
Kieran MortimerLaurentian UniversityONStudentRegion VII
Laila MouradLaurentian UniversityONStudentRegion VII
Barry O'QuinnUniversity of ChicagoILFacility ManagerRegion III
Robert PianeAmtech Solutions Inc.COConsultantRegion V
Stacie PutnamPutnam Construction ConsultingTXConsultantRegion IV
John RoseSiplastTXIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Elina ShubinAlgonquin CollegeONStudentRegion VII
Blaine SibbyZenith RoofingTXIndustryRegion IV
Colleen Stuber-ZukanovicINSPEC, INC.ILConsultantRegion III
Joe SweeneyCarlisle Syntec SystemsOHIndustry AffiliateRegion I
Jim SymeDTR Consulting ServicesCAConsultant AffiliateRegion V
Patrick ThorntonMetacrylics - IPS CorporationTXIndustry AffiliateRegion IV
Christopher ToddProgressive InsuranceFLFacility ManagerRegion II
Sean WatersMadsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc.ILConsultant AffiliateRegion III
Joshua WillettREI EngineersSCQuality Assurance ObserverRegion II