SAGINAW, Mich. — Duro-Last welcomed more than 1,600 guests representing over 280 companies at its annual national sales seminar Jan. 16-19 in Nashville, Tenn. The company also honored multiple contractors for their outstanding dedication and workmanship over the past year.
Royalty Roofing, from Seymour, Ind., earned the Contractor of the Year distinction for their exceptional work, attention to detail, customer service, and outstanding sales throughout 2021. Royalty Roofing, an authorized Duro-Last contractor for more than 25 years, also earned the distinction of a Duro-Last Platinum contractor for their quality workmanship.
TEMA Roofing Services of Youngstown, Ohio, received the Project of the Year Award for its work on the P. Ross Berry Middle School. The award recognizes the project that best utilizes all aspects of a Duro-Last Roofing System and demonstrates a dedication to outstanding workmanship, best practices, innovation and customer service.
Duro-Last also issued several other awards for standout projects around the country. A full list of the award winners and categories can be found at the Duro-Last YouTube page at www.youtube.com/DuroLastRoofing.
Recognizing the project that best utilizes Duro-Last’s custom-fabricated membrane and accessories throughout the roofing system.
Contractor: Technical Roofing of St. Henry, Ohio
Project: Culver Community Schools – Culver, Ind.
Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky™ Award
Recognizing the project that best utilizes Duro-Last products for the entire roofing system – from Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky™.
Contractor: All Elements, Inc. of Monticello, Minn.
Project: Sauk Rapids Riverfront Park – Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Metal Roofing Award
Recognizing the project that best utilizes EXCEPTIONAL® Metals metal roofing and wall panels.
Contractor: Beyer Roofing of Saginaw, Mich.
Project: Renton Middle School – New Boston, Mich.
Recognizing the project that best utilizes Duro-Last products or services to reduce the environmental impact of the building.
Contractor: Green Earth Roofing Solutions of Ludlow, Mass.
Project: Maybury Material Handling – Longmeadow, Mass. / Dairy Queen – Milford, Mass. / Close Harbour Seafood - Plantsville, Conn.
Specialty Membrane Award
Recognizing the project that best utilizes Duro-Last roll good products.
Contractor: Affordable Roofing of Eden, N.C.
Project: Wittenburg Elementary School – Taylorsville, N.C.
Networking, Education, and Entertainment
The theme of this year’s seminar was “Back in the Saddle,” celebrating the perseverance and dedication shown by contractors over the past two years. Breakout sessions hosted by Duro-Last employees and industry experts covered topics such as navigating demand and supply chain challenges, lead generation, tax law changes, Duro-Last coatings, custom-fabrication techniques and more.
While education and networking were at the core of seminar activities, contractors were able to relax and celebrate throughout the event as well. Attendees dressed in their best for the annual Awards Banquet where contractors were recognized for their outstanding achievements throughout 2021, and everyone enjoyed a night of live entertainment featuring country music duo Big & Rich at the finale party held in Nashville’s historic Wildhorse Saloon.
“After two years apart, excitement was high for the 2022 national sales seminar,” said Duro-Last CEO Tom Saeli. “True to form, this event was unlike any other in the roofing industry. Contractors enjoyed the education and networking opportunities, and we enjoyed learning about the needs of the industry from those who know it best. We are honored that so many contractors continue to find value in spending time with us, and couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off the new year – focusing on our mission to wow our customers all ways always.”