Green Span Profiles’ Roof and Wall Panel System Receives Florida Approval

Green Span Profiles has received Florida Approval for all profiles of its insulated wall panel system as well as its insulated roof panel system.

Green Span Profiles’ insulated wall panel system, with an interior and exterior steel facing bonded to a poured-in-place insulating polyisocyanurate foam core, complies with Florida Building Code 2014 Section 1405.2. The approved profiles are MesaLine, ShadowLine, WaveLine, VeeLine, Impression, Stucco and Infinity in thicknesses ranging from 2-6 inches with the Green-Lock interlocking tongue and groove side joint in widths up to 42 inches. The system demonstrated compliance with ASTM E1592-05 for structural performance and ASTM E84-09 for surface burning characteristics.

The company’s RidgeLine insulated roofing panel recently received Florida Approval for installation over open framing, demonstrating compliance with ASTM E 1592, ATM E84 and FM 4471. RidgeLine is a patented 2-3/8-inch-tall mechanically seamed roofing panel covering 42 inches, with thickness options of 2.5, 3, 4, 5 and 6 inches. The core is a continuously poured-in-place polyisocyanurate insulating foam. Exterior and interior metal panels are available in 26-, 24- and 22-gauge Galvalume steel. Exterior finish is standard gloss PVDF coating. RidgeLine panels can be used on slopes as low as 1/2:12 and are available in standard lengths measuring 12 to 53 feet, with custom lengths available on demand.

Brian N. Jaks, P.E., VP of Sales & Marketing at Green Span Profiles says, “Due to the preponderance of hurricane activity in Florida, the state felt a responsibility to approve all building products utilized within the state. The State of Florida Building Code is one of the strictest in the nation therefore, we believe these certifications are great achievements.”

Darius Rucker Is Home For Good Project Ambassador

Three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker is partnering with Ply Gem as the 2017 ambassador for the Home for Good project to help hundreds of families build homes across the U.S. with Habitat for Humanity. Ply Gem’s commitment to the belief that everyone deserves a place to call home aligns with Darius’ core values as well as themes across his music.

The Ply Gem Home for Good project is a multi-year initiative that includes a donation of over $1 million of exterior building products and funds for Habitat for Humanity to help families build strength and stability through housing. The company will support the project with advertising and social media initiatives to encourage its associates, the building industry—including distributors, builders and remodelers—as well as consumers to bring awareness of the need for affordable housing in communities across the country. Last year, Ply Gem featured country music icon Alan Jackson as the ambassador for the project.

“From an early age, my mother always encouraged us to give back,” shares Rucker. “Whether it was mowing a neighbor’s yard or supporting a friend, I think it’s important to give back any time and chance you can. For me, the opportunity to partner with Ply Gem and its Home for Good Project to help so many people at a national level is incredible. I am really looking forward to what we can do together.”

“We are proud to have Darius Rucker join us as the 2017 Ply Gem Home for Good project ambassador. He shares our passion for giving back to the community and conviction that every American deserves a safe and decent place they can be proud to call home,” states Gary E. Robinette, chairman and CEO, Ply Gem. “We are committed to the Home for Good project and look forward to partnering with Darius, Habitat for Humanity and families across the U.S. in 2017.”

Through their first year of the Home for Good project, Ply Gem has donated enough building materials –including windows and siding – to help 300 Habitat homeowner families build their homes.

As a way to kick off the Home for Good project, the Ply Gem Deck the Halls with Darius Rucker Sweepstakes has opened. Contestants can learn more about how to enter by visiting www.dariusrucker.com/plygem. There will be five lucky winners, one each week, who will win a $250 Visa gift card.

CertainTeed Building Products Receive Top Ratings

Just in time for spring home improvement projects, CertainTeed building products are receiving a definitive thumbs up from building professionals through Builder magazine’s 2016 Brand Use Study. Based on input from more than 1,300 builders and general contractors, CertainTeed insulated and vinyl siding products were overall brand leaders for the 20th consecutive year. CertainTeed’s exterior mouldings and columns, synthetic and asphalt roofing shingles and photovoltaic roofing systems enjoyed a near-sweep of their respective categories. And CertainTeed insulation products received top ranking in brand familiarity among the building community.

“Builder magazine’s annual study represents the voice of building professionals and value they place on the various key products. We have a long-standing track record as a brand that building professionals trust for beautiful, innovative and sustainable materials,” says Mara Villanueva-Heras, vice president of Corporate Marketing for CertainTeed Corp. “We value their confidence and loyalty and appreciate their continued support. As a benchmark for the industry, it confirms that CertainTeed offers a credible, one-stop resource for builders looking to boost the curb appeal, energy efficiency and value to the homes they build.”

Each year, Builder magazine publishes its Brand Use Study to provide an in-depth look at the brands that builders, developers, and general contractors recognize and use most. Conducted by The Farnsworth Group, products were ranked by ‘Brand Familiarity,’ ‘Brand Used in Past Two Years,’ ‘Brand Used Most’ and ‘Quality Rating.’

For the 20th year in a row, CertainTeed vinyl siding and CedarBoards insulated siding were selected as the No. 1 choices across the board. A highly engineered alternative to wood siding, vinyl siding offered in more than 40 different colors and the widest selection of lap and vertical siding options. Molded from real cedar boards and backed with polystyrene insulation, CedarBoards insulated vinyl siding can increase overall thermal performance, helping to reduce heating and cooling costs. All CertainTeed siding products offer durability, ease-of-maintenance, and are backed by a lifetime, limited warranty.

In addition, this year CertainTeed exterior mouldings and columns were recognized as No. 1 in familiarity, brands used in the past two years and the brand used most. The product category includes low-maintenance EverNew vinyl porch post columns and Certa-Snap vinyl post wraps; as well as Restoration Millwork cellular PVC post wraps for easy, accurate installation around existing wood load bearing posts and long lasting curb appeal.

For the fifth year running, CertainTeed’s solar systems have been selected as industry leaders in the photovoltaic roofing system category. And in 2015 and 2016, the panels ranked No. 1 in all classifications. Apollo II features 60-watt monocrystalline PV panels that fully integrate with asphalt roofing shingles for a clean, seamless appearance. Apollo Tile II is also available for integration with flat, concrete tile roofs. Solstice, CertainTeed’s rack-mounted solar solution, utilizes 60-cell monocrystalline or polycrystalline panels with power ratings from 260 to 285 watts. All modules are made in the U.S. and backed by the industry’s most comprehensive roof and solar warranty.

CertainTeed offers a wide array of designer, luxury and traditional roofing shingle options with a variety of durable profiles, textures, colors and styles. For two consecutive years, the manufacturer ranked number one across the board in the Synthetic/Concrete/Clay Tile category for Symphony, a specially-engineered composite shingle manufactured to mimic the look and feel of natural slate—but in a lighter and more durable form that is a fraction of the price. And in the highly competitive asphalt shingle category, CertainTeed proudly ranked No. 1 in quality, brand familiarity, and as the brand used most in the past two years.

The company’s interior products also got a big nod this year, with insulation ranking No. 1 in brand familiarity. The comprehensive line of CertainTeed insulation products and equipment include time-tested and trusted fiberglass insulation batts and rolls, fiberglass blow-in insulation, polyurethane spray foam, innovative vapor retarder technology, and highly regarded HVAC products, as well as insulation blowing and foam application equipment. The high-performance product line helps contribute to a family’s complete indoor comfort through advanced thermal performance, moisture management to help prevent mold and mildew growth; air tightness to help reduce energy demand and costs; and acoustics by reducing sound transmission between rooms.

ABC Supply Co. Names Manager

Todd Bardell has been named manager of building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc.‘s store at 250 S. Main St. in Dubuque, Iowa.

An experienced manager, Bardell had led the ABC Supply store in Freeport, Ill., since 2010. He joined ABC in 1997 and served in a series of increasingly responsible positions before becoming manager. In his new role, he will manage all operations of the Dubuque location to ensure contractors continue to receive the superior service and quality products they have come to rely on from ABC Supply, America’s full-service supplier of exterior building products.

ABC Supply is a wholesale distributor of roofing, siding, windows and other select exterior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s focus has been serving professional contractors and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses.

Headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply has more than 600 branches nationwide. It is a nine-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award.

Harris Williams & Co. Sells Harvey Industries to Dunes Point Capital

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of Harvey Industries Inc., doing business as Harvey Building Products (Harvey), to Dunes Point Capital (DPC). Harvey is a manufacturer and distributor of premium windows, as well as a wholesale distributor of a broad range of high-quality exterior building products. Management as well as members of the Bigony and Morrison families will continue to be meaningful investors in the business. The transaction was led by Mike Hogan, Ryan Nelson and Trey Packard of Harris Williams & Co.’s Building Products Group and Jay Hernandez and Brandt Carr of the firm’s Industrials Group.

“Since its founding by the Bigony and Morrison families, Harvey has become an independent building products distributor and manufacturer in the Northeast with a well-recognized and valuable brand name,” says Mike Hogan, a managing director in Harris Williams & Co.’s Building Products Group. “The sale of Harvey is indicative of the continued strong interest from private equity groups and strategic buyers in the building products sector.”

“It has been a pleasure working with both families and the company’s management team,” adds Jay Hernandez, a director at Harris Williams & Co. “We are excited to see the company, with the support of its new partner, build on its market position and continue its strong track record of growth.”

Founded in 1961 and headquartered in Waltham, Mass., Harvey is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of windows, doors and porch enclosures and a full-line distributor of wholesale exterior building products. Serving customers directly in the Northeast, the company has approximately 1,500 employees and operates two manufacturing facilities, 33 warehouse locations and 13 product showrooms.

Founded in 2013, DPC is a family office and private investment firm pursuing control investments in companies operating in the general industrial and energy sectors. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., DPC targets companies with enterprise values of up to $500 million.

Harris Williams & Co., a member of The PNC Financial Services Group Inc., is a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide. The firm has deep industry knowledge, global transaction expertise, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Harris Williams & Co. provides sell-side and acquisition advisory, restructuring advisory, board advisory, private placements and capital markets advisory services.

Harris Williams & Co.’s Building Products & Materials Group has closed more than 75 transactions across a broad range of sectors, including production, distribution and services related to building materials, commercial and residential construction; infrastructure and public facilities; repair and remodeling; cabinetry, windows, and doors; flooring and tiles; roofing and siding; HVAC, electrical and plumbing; aggregates; asphalt; ready-mix concrete; cement; and engineering and construction services. For more information on the firm’s Building Products & Materials Group, visit the Building Products & Materials Group’s section of the Harris Williams & Co. website.

Harris Williams & Co.’s Industrials Group has experience across a variety of sectors, including advanced manufacturing; aggregates, metals, and mining; chemicals and specialty materials; industrial technology; and packaging. For more information on the firm’s Industrials Group and other recent transactions, visit the Industrials Group’s section of the Harris Williams & Co. website.

Investment banking services are provided by Harris Williams LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC, and Harris Williams & Co. Ltd, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Harris Williams & Co. is a trade name under which Harris Williams LLC and Harris Williams & Co. Ltd conduct business.

ABC Supply Names Recipient of Ken Hendricks Award

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has named Tom Wills the recipient of this year’s Ken Hendricks Award. Wills is the managing partner for the building products distributor’s branch at 40 Conyngham Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA.

The Ken Hendricks Award was created to honor the memory of ABC Supply’s co-founder, Ken Hendricks, and to highlight the values that he and co-founder Diane Hendricks championed and that have driven ABC Supply since its establishment in 1982.

“Tom Wills embodies the spirit that the Ken Hendricks Award is intended to recognize,” says ABC Supply’s president and CEO Keith Rozolis. “Tom’s hard work, along with his willingness to help others succeed, has made him a role model who perpetuates the values on which our company was founded.”

A 30-year veteran of ABC Supply, Wills is respected for his business acumen and his ability to develop young associates who go on to be successful managers at other branches. With a low-key managerial style, he has earned the loyalty of his branch associates, most of whom have been with the company for a decade or more.

Wills has earned accolades for management of his branch and also for his contribution to the success of the company’s Northeast region. In 2000, he took a sabbatical from the branch to serve as regional operations manager. For several years, he put his expertise and coaching skills to work at numerous branches to turn an underperforming region into one of the most successful within the company.

Wills received his award during the company’s annual Founders’ Celebration event at ABC Supply’s National Support Center in Beloit, Wis.

ABC Supply Opens Additional Branches on Opposite Sides of the Country

Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has opened additional branches on opposite sides of the country—one in Cumberland, Md. and the other in Sacramento, Calif.

The Cumberland location serves contractors in the western Maryland and south central Pennsylvania markets where ABC Supply has not previously had a presence. The branch in Sacramento is the second in the area and provides contractors working on the south side of the city a convenient alternative to the company’s store in Roseville, north of the city. Both stores carry steep- and low-slope roofing materials, accessories and related roofing supplies, along with other exterior building products appropriate to each market.