Kalkreuth Roofing Charities Donates $31,720 to Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center

West Virginia based Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal’s (KRSM) newly-developed charity organization, Kalkreuth Roofing Charities, held its annual Kalkreuth Amateur Golf Championship (KAGC) on the Arnold Palmer and Robert Trent Jones, Jr golf courses at Oglebay Resort’s Speidel Golf Club in Wheeling West Virginia on July 27 and 28. The KAGC is a premier tournament in the tri-state area and hosted over 240 golfers this year.

In addition to the weekend tournament, KRSM hosted its 5th Annual Kalkreuth Vendor Invitation (KVI) on Friday, July 26 as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to nearly 50 valued vendor partners who sponsored the KAGC. This event also took place on the Palmer and Jones courses and was preceded by a welcome dinner on July 25. The initial check presentation to Easter Seals took place after dinner with our two Co-Title Sponsors for the KAGC, ABC Supply and Johns Manville.

Proceeds from these golf events contribute to the annual donation to the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. Their work is to create solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities, or other special needs, and their families. With an overwhelming amount of generosity and continued support including mulligan sales and cash donations on the day of the KVI, the total contributions increased by $4,220, and Kalkreuth Roofing Charities was able to donate a total of $31,720 for 2019. Kalkreuth Roofing Charities has donated over $120,000 to Easter Seals over the last 8 years.

“I’m beyond thankful for the continued support of everyone involved with both of these golf events,” said Chairman John Kalkreuth. “It is because of you that we are able continue this tradition while supporting our community.”

West Virginia based Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal’s (KRSM) newly-developed charity organization, Kalkreuth Roofing Charities, held its annual Kalkreuth Amateur Golf Championship (KAGC) on the Arnold Palmer and Robert Trent Jones, Jr golf courses at Oglebay Resort’s Speidel Golf Club in Wheeling West Virginia on July 27 and 28. The KAGC is a premier tournament in the tri-state area and hosted over 240 golfers this year.

In addition to the weekend tournament, KRSM hosted its 5th Annual Kalkreuth Vendor Invitation (KVI) on Friday, July 26 as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to nearly 50 valued vendor partners who sponsored the KAGC. This event also took place on the Palmer and Jones courses and was preceded by a welcome dinner on July 25. The initial check presentation to Easter Seals took place after dinner with our two Co-Title Sponsors for the KAGC, ABC Supply and Johns Manville.

Proceeds from these golf events contribute to the annual donation to the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. Their work is to create solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities, or other special needs, and their families. With an overwhelming amount of generosity and continued support including mulligan sales and cash donations on the day of the KVI, the total contributions increased by $4,220, and Kalkreuth Roofing Charities was able to donate a total of $31,720 for 2019. Kalkreuth Roofing Charities has donated over $120,000 to Easter Seals over the last 8 years.

“I’m beyond thankful for the continued support of everyone involved with both of these golf events,” said Chairman John Kalkreuth. “It is because of you that we are able continue this tradition while supporting our community.”

Metal Panels Illuminate Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU

The exterior of the Institute for Contemporary Art features 28,000 square feet of zinc roof and wall panels. Photos: Rheinzink

The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will bring the most important, cutting-edge contemporary art exhibits in the world to the VCU campus and the city of Richmond. Located in the striking new Markel Center and designed by architect Steven Holl, the ICA offers 41,000 square feet of flexible space including a 33-foot-high central forum. The ICA features a dynamic slate of changing exhibitions, performances, files and interdisciplinary programs.

“We designed the ICA to be a flexible, forward-looking instrument that will both illuminate and serve as a catalyst for the transformative possibilities of contemporary art,” Steven Holl says. “The fluidity of the design allows for experimentation and will encourage new ways to display and present art that will capitalize on the ingenuity and creativity apparent throughout the VCU campus.”

In keeping with VCU’s master sustainability plan, the ICA incorporates state-of-the-art technologies and environmentally conscious design elements and makes use of numerous natural resources.

The exterior for the contemporary design features 28,000 square feet of Rheinzink roof and wall panels. According to Steven Holl Architects, “The prePATINA blue-grey Rheinzink exterior interfaces with clear and translucent glass walls and skylights that infuse the building with natural light and lessen reliance on nonrenewable energy. The zinc shares the same greenish-gray tonality as the matte glass, giving the building a shifting presence from monolithic opaque to multifarious translucent depending on the light.”

The Rheinzink panels were custom fabricated A. Zahner Company. They were installed by Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal. Photos: Rheinzink

The custom cassette panels were designed and fabricated by Rheinzink systems partner A. Zahner Company, Kansas City, Missouri, and installed by Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal, Wheeling, West Virginia.

The open joint metal panel rain screen system utilized 1.75-mm zinc. According to Zahner project manager John Owens, “The 1.75-mm zinc is a little heavier than normal but that’s what the architect wanted.” Zahner provided 1,200 total panels, of which 200 were curved. “We cut those panels radially as needed to fit the curved aluminum frame. All of that fabrication was done in our shop.”

Gary Davis, Zahner’s director of marketing, added, “We developed multiple panel systems using Rheinzink materials on a supply-only basis. To create museum-quality edges and detailing, Zahner digitally defined the scopes of work and fabricated from our 3-D model. Preceding construction tolerances were dealt with in a timely manner.”

TEAM

Architect: Steven Holl Architects, New York, www.stevenholl.com
Roofing Contractor: Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal, Wheeling, West Virginia, www.krsm.net
Metal Fabricator: A. Zahner Company, Kansas City, Missouri, www.azahner.com

MATERIALS

Zinc Roof and Wall Panels: 1.75-mm prePATINA zinc, Rheinzink, www.rheinzink.us