The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress adds new members

Bluefin LLC, Greenwood Village, Colo.; Trent Cotney; and Rackley Roofing Co. Inc., Carthage, Tenn., have joined The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress. Bluefin joined at the Service Provider level; Cotney joined at the Individual level; and Rackley Roofing joined at the Governor level.

Bluefin is a national roof, building envelope and pavement consultant serving clients with large facility footprints. The company helps its clients plan, prioritize, and manage facility maintenance and upgrades, including roof inspection and moisture analysis; life-cycle cost analysis and budget recommendations; risk identification and mitigation; roof maintenance concurrent with assessments; and energy and sustainability programs.

Since 1999, Cotney, a Tampa, Fla., construction lawyer, has represented contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers, suppliers, manufacturers, sales representatives and others in the construction industry regarding all aspects of construction litigation and arbitration. In addition to being Bar Licensed by the State of Florida, Cotney also is licensed in the State of Tennessee and the State of Texas. Cotney volunteers and advocates on behalf of various charitable organizations dedicated to improving his community and the construction industry.

Established in 1974, Rackley Roofing is one of the leading industrial and commercial roofing contractors serving Tennessee, including the Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and Chattanooga areas. As a full-service roofing company, Rackley Roofing prides itself on a reputation for unparalleled service and customer satisfaction, and possesses a rare combination of respect for the traditional craftsmanship of a professional roofing contractor and a passion for the latest technological innovations.

The Alliance was established within the National Roofing Foundation in 1996 to create an endowment fund to serve as a resource for the roofing industry and its customers.

Alliance members have committed more than $12.4 million to fund projects such as educational partnerships with three of the country’s top construction management schools to expose college students to roofing as a career choice; sponsorship of a national construction management student design competition; national survey of roofing workers; the NRCA Roof Application Training Program series; a study to examine what the industry will look like in 20 years; and support for Florida International University’s Wall of Wind program, which is a full-scale destructive testing facility intended to better replicate roof performance during high-wind conditions.

To make the Alliance work, member participation is vital, and the Alliance offers different levels of membership to encourage firms of all sizes to join and have a voice in determining the roofing industry’s future. Click here for information about becoming an Alliance member, or contact Bennett Judson, the Alliance’s executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or : 7/19/2017