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Tampa Council: Diversity, with Dr. Jessica Stahl

Join us this Friday at Quality Time Lounge, courtesy of Quality Roofing (thank you!), for our April council meeting on 'Understanding Unconscious  Bias', presented by Dr. Jessica Stahl of Ignite Results. Lunch will be provided, and sponsored by ABC Supply.  Please RSVP to Tara Cole (, or Christina Smith ( ASAP if you would like to attend. 04-08-2022 NWIR Tampa Council Meeting

2022-04-06T13:19:22-06:00By |

Don’t Skip Lunch

“Never eat lunch alone,” my dad told me before my first job. As a self-proclaimed extrovert, even I cowered from the advice. Never? What about introvert time or busy days? Eating lunch alone may often be easy, but a shared lunch is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to connect with people. Even in the socially-distant world of COVID, you can still grab lunch with coworkers and potential business partners. Here are 3 reasons [...]

2020-11-03T12:16:41-07:00By |

Determined Humility: Jayla Scholis from Beacon Building Products

A student athlete with UC Berkley, Jayla Scholis, was surprised to receive a LinkedIn message from a Beacon Building Products recruiter in 2018.  Jayla was not looking to join a startup fresh out of college – she was looking for something established. Although she had never considered roofing as a career option, Beacon’s reputation and stability were attractive. She loved the combination of history, benefits, and growth opportunity provided by Beacon so she could pursue a [...]

2020-10-16T12:51:50-06:00By |

How an Engineer Got Into Roofing: Rachel Wrobel After Hours Profile

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” ― Flavia Weedn Four years ago, Rachel Wrobel began searching for a career closer to home, and roofing chose her to her surprise.  Her background was in engineering, not roofing, so the commercial roofing industry was not at all on her radar.  “I found Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance through [...]

2020-09-25T13:14:07-06:00By |

Jess Cress – Writer Profile

Jess Cress is currently the Special Projects and IT Social Media Specialist at Bone Dry Roofing Company in the beautiful Athens, Georgia. Owner Chad Collins says, “Jess is a tremendous asset to our organization and always pours 100% of herself into her work. Her passion for the roofing industry shows in everything she does. Not only does Jess represent our organization and our industry extremely well, but she is also a walking testimony to the limitless [...]

2020-08-16T11:06:38-06:00By |

Jenna Gift – Writer Profile

Jenna Gift is the Lead QA & Sample Administrator for Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance and has been with the company for almost 4 years.  Her background is actually not in roofing, but in Criminology and Sociology.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University in 2007, and in the time prior to entering into the roofing industry, she was a corrections officer for the State of Ohio, amongst other various careers. The construction [...]

2020-08-16T11:10:59-06:00By |

Today from Home

Hey mama! How are you? YOU, yes, YOU! The mama that’s working from home with her kiddos during this pandemic and embracing what we are calling “the new normal”. As a work from home mama with two sweet babies aged one and two, I wanted to check in on you and offer a few tips to navigating the work from home life with your littles by your side. I write these tips with a light heart [...]

2020-08-16T11:12:59-06:00By |

Changing the Perspective

It’s a pretty slow day at a local home show so when a man (let’s call him ‘Richard’) enters my families residential roofing contractor booth both myself and my husband at the time are available to talk to him. Unlike most of the tire kickers we’ve been talking to, Richard enters the booth with purpose, walks right up to us, and asks his first question, directly to my husband. I give him the benefit of the [...]

2018-12-26T12:27:58-07:00By |

Women in the Roofing Industry: Statistics, Support & Achievement – IKO

How women are helping to advance the roofing profession. Women are getting more involved in the roofing industry every day. Now, you can find women at the top of roofing companies as CEOs and marketing directors, and in other leading roles. You’ll also find them pursuing roofing research, sales, distributing, consulting and manufacturing, and, of course, you’ll find them on the roof. Women make up only 0.5 percent of the roofing professionals in America. In Canada, [...]

2018-11-16T13:11:29-07:00By |

Another reason to love the roofing industry – friendships are born when you least expect it!

Dana Castle didn’t know what to expect from her trip to the National Women in Roofing Day, but she sure didn’t expect this! GREEN LINK Engineering’s Sales and Business Development Coordinator, Dana Castle, was excited about attending the first National Women in Roofing Day prior to the 2018 International Roofing Expo in New Orleans. She knew it would be an opportunity to expand her knowledge, grow professionally and meet other women in the businesses. But, she [...]

2018-10-30T06:51:44-06:00By |
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