Duro-Last Inc. has announced the winners of the annual category-specific Duro-Last Project Awards. The winners were revealed at Duro-Last’s National Sales Seminar held in Orlando. The Project Awards were created to honor Duro-Last contractors who complete projects in various categories. “We know our contractors work hard all year and want to recognize them for workmanship, best practices and innovation while using Duro-Last products,” says Steve Ruth, vice president of sales and marketing.
Project of the Year: JBK Inc. of Corbin, Ky.
Project: Lynn Camp Elementary School
Roof leaks had started to interfere with the daily activities of Lynn Camp Elementary School in Corbin, Ky.; administrators knew it was time for a new roof. To maintain the building’s current design and blue color, JBK Inc. presented a metal retrofit option using the Duro-Fleece membrane with the DuroLast Vinyl Rib system – more than 52,000 linear feet. By utilizing this system the project was completed in 90 days, several months sooner than a new metal roof would have taken.
Custom-Fabrication: Roof Management Co. Inc. of Farmington Hills, Mich.
Project: Cambridge Plaza
After repairing the roof and working with property manager Ross Financial for years, Roof Management was hired to install a custom-fabricated 50 mil Duro-Last membrane on the 103,000 square-foot Cambridge Plaza project in Hazel Park, Mich. They were able to complete the entire project with no disruption to any of the buildings tenants.
Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky: Baker Roofing Co. Inc. of Stockton, Calif.
Project: E & J Gallo Winery
Since 1933, the E & J Gallo Winery has been producing wine in Northern California. When Baker Roofing Company was selected to install a new roof on one of the buildings on the vineyard’s grounds, they were honored to work with a company with so much history. This building required several Duro-Last and EXCEPTIONAL Metals products, including edge metal that needed to match the metal on the windows.
Metal Roofing: Moser Roofing Solutions LLC of Lancaster, Pa.
Project: OST Trucking Inc.
For a trucking warehouse like OST Trucking in Baltimore, Md., shutting down operations to install a new roof is not an option. When Moser Roofing Solutions proposed installing the EXCEPTIONAL Metals EM Retro R, a metal roofing panel designed to go directly over an existing metal roof, the answer was clear. At more than 68,000 square-feet, the project required a combination of the EM Retro-R panel in white and white 50 mil Duro-Last membrane. This solution allowed for OST’s operations to continue running during construction and avoided the costs of a tear-off.
Sustainability: Roof Right Inc. of Hampstead, Md.
Project: Ceresville New Holland
When agricultural machinery dealer Ceresville New Holland of Frederick, Md. approached Roof Right Inc. with a roofing job that included more than 900 penetrations due to solar panels, Duro-Last’s custom-fabricated membrane and accessories were the ideal solution. The process even allowed Ceresville New Holland to remain open during construction.
Specialty Membrane Roofing: K2 Summit LLC of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Project: Flamingo South Beach – Center Tower Situated on Miami Beach and towering over its neighbors, the Flamingo South Beach – Center Tower apartment building poses a roofing challenge. K2 Summit determined the best roofing solution would be a hybrid system that used both adhered Duro-Fleece Plus membrane and mechanically attached Duro-Last. At 32 stories tall, wind was a concern, so installing a perimeter enhancement around the entire roof helped it meet wind-uplift requirements.