Being the group of professionals you are and considering the generous hearts you have, we would like to encourage you to share your stories of accolades and philanthropic efforts. We know your goal is not to shine the spotlight on your company or your employees, but it is important to share in one another’s experiences, successes and recognitions. Please let one of us or staff know when you have good news to share. We would like to give kudos this month to Shell Roofing Solutions Group and Upstate Roofing & Painting Inc.

Shell Roofing Solutions Group, Chino, Calif.—Rudy Gutierrez shares Shell Roofing Solutions Group has been named company of the year by the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The CHCC is a statewide network of more than 75 local Hispanic chambers and trade associations, creating the largest and premier ethnic business organization in the U.S. and representing the interest of more than 815,000 Hispanic businesses in California. For 40 years, the CHCC has worked to bring California’s Hispanic-owned businesses to the forefront of California and national economic agendas. The Shell Roofing Solutions Group team is pleased to be recognized along with some of the leading companies in California. It is a great honor for the Gutierrez family.

Upstate Roofing & Painting Inc., Rochester, N.Y.—Bob Morgan shared that local Ronald McDonald House executives met with the Upstate Roofing & Painting team to thank them for all the work they donated in 2018. After they left, Morgan issued a challenge to his staff—office and field—to donate to the cause. To spice up the challenge, he personally agreed to match every dollar they donated. In just four days, the Upstate team donated $6,636 of their hard-earned money to their local Ronald McDonald House—matching funds brought the total to $13,272. The story doesn’t end there! The Upstate Roofing & Painting team anted up additional contributions of $9,866, bringing the grand total to $23,138! To honor and thank the team, the local Ronald McDonald House named a room after them!