The team at Cotney Attorneys & Consultants continues to listen to clients and innovate as a result, said CEO Trent Cotney in this latest Legal Insights video with RC. Cotney breaks down a new service offering for roofing contractors that will allow them to address legal needs and project expenses in on-demand fashion.

“Think of it as an umbrella, and under this umbrella, any problem your company has, we’ve got a solution,” Cotney said. “We’re seeing a shift in how contractors want to interact with attorneys, and be able to predict what they’re spend is going to be.”

Cotney also discussed his reaction to published reports that Tesla’s solar roof deployments for Q3 slowed, and that roofing-related material shipments overall were down last quarter. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) reported product shipments dropped by double-digits in all categories during the quarter. Industrywide supply-chain issues were just part of the problem, but a leading factor putting pressure on the market that doesn’t seem to be letting up, Cotney said.

He also weighed in on the response from Malarkey Roofing Products receiving the highest fine in the state of Oregon’s history. Last month, Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality issued a record $2.1 million fine to Malarkey for violating emissions standards during its manufacturing process. The violations were self-reported, and while the fine was substantial, Cotney said the company had the right response.

“They stepped up and took it seriously. And as we continue to head into the trend of environmentally friendly production and manufacturing, I would expect state and federal agencies are going to be honing in on these things, almost to the extreme,” he said in this latest episode.