Duro-Last’s annual National Sales Seminar last week at JW Marriott Tampa and Tampa Marriott Water Street in Tampa, Fla., welcomed more than 1,900 guests representing more than 290 certified Duro-Last roofing contractor companies. 

The event, which the company reported on in a Jan. 24 news release, was packed with educational sessions, networking, company news, and product announcements. Many contractors were also celebrated for their outstanding work and accomplishments during 2023.

JW Marriott in Tampa, Fla.“Excitement and anticipation for the National Sales Seminar is always high, but this year was definitely special,” said Duro-Last President Tom Saeli. “There are a lot of exhilarating new developments currently taking shape in the roofing industry, including Duro-Last’s recent acquisition by Holcim. Contractors were eager to hear more about our partnership, and we were thrilled to celebrate Duro-Last’s next chapter with the passionate roofing professionals that helped get us here.” 

Duro-Last’s 2023 Contractor of the Year award was given to Coryell Roofing from Oklahoma City. Coryell Roofing earned the Contractor of the Year distinction for its exceptional work, attention to detail, customer service and outstanding sales throughout 2023. Coryell Roofing, an authorized Duro-Last contractor for more than 12 years, also earned the distinction of a Duro-Last Platinum contractor for its quality workmanship. 

Additionally, the Duro-Last Project Awards were recognized. Award winners and categories included: 

Project of the Year Award

Recognizing the project that best uses all aspects of a Duro-Last Roofing System and demonstrates a dedication to outstanding workmanship, best practices, innovation, and customer service.

  • Contractor: Merit Roofing Systems of Prosper, Texas
  • Project: First Baptist Church of Odessa – Odessa, Texas

Custom-Fabrication Award

Recognizing the project that best uses Duro-Last’s custom-fabricated membrane and accessories throughout the roofing system.

  • Contractor: Hi-Tech Roofing & Sheetmetal of Lake Worth Beach, Fla. 
  • Project: Hi-Tech Roofing Headquarters – Lake Worth Beach, Fla. 

Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky Award

Recognizing the project that best uses Duro-Last products for the entire roofing system – from Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky.

  • Contractor: Nelson Roofing of Pendleton, Ore.
  • Project: Enterprise School District – Enterprise, Ore.

Metal Roofing Award

Recognizing the project that best uses EXCEPTIONAL Metals’ metal roofing and wall panels. 

  • Contractor: All Weather Systems of Hebron, Ohio
  • Project: Utica High School – Utica, Ohio

Sustainability Award

Recognizing the project that best uses Duro-Last products or services to reduce the environmental impact of the building.

  • Contractor: Damschroder Roofing of Freemont, Ohio
  • Project: Athens Community Center – Athens, Ohio

Specialty Membrane Award

Recognizing the project that best utilizes Duro-Last roll good products. 

  • Contractor: Coryell Roofing of Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Project: Woodward Elementary Childhood Center – Woodward, Okla.

For more information on the projects recognized during the Duro-Last National Sales Seminar, visit the Duro-Last YouTube HERE.

Networking, Education and Entertainment

While education and networking were at the core of the activities, with breakout sessions covering topics such as sales growth, sustainability, digital media, roof assemblies and the ever-popular custom-fabrication techniques, contractors were able to relax and celebrate throughout the event as well. 

Attendees enjoyed the annual Awards Gala, during which contractors were recognized for their outstanding achievements throughout 2023, and everyone enjoyed a night of live entertainment at the finale party held on Tampa’s waterfront. 

“It’s always an honor for us to learn, grow, and celebrate with Duro-Last contractors during Seminar festivities, and this year was certainly no different,” Saeli said. “There truly is no better way to kick off a new year than with the World’s Best Contractors inspiring us to dream bigger and set the bar higher than we ever have before.” 

For more information, visit duro-last.com