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In our fifth decade in the roofing industry, we take great pride in the people and professionalism that drive CentiMark to new levels of success and excellence in roofing and flooring.

Working at Heights Mandatory Training - Safety in Canada

Safety7For all businesses, partnering with a roofing contractor who makes safety a priority is a smart decision.  The lack of safety protocols and training in commercial roofing projects can end up costing more than the cost of the original project. Pre-qualifying your contractor to make sure the crews have proper mandatory safety training helps insure that your roofing project will be successful. 

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Arizona Monsoon Season 2017 June 15th - September 30th

Monsoon2Each year from June 15th to September 30th, Arizona has a seasonal weather pattern known as monsoon season. Monsoon refers to an entire season and not one particular storm. Dry winds blowing from the west and southwest shift to the south and southeast bringing moisture from the Gulf of California. The heat of the summer, along with the moisture, fuels the storms.

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Congratulations to the Children of CentiMark Associates - Winners of NRCA Art Contest Announced

MarenaMaloneArtContestWinnerArtworkJune2017CentiMark is proud to announce that two of the children of CentiMark associates are winners of the NRCA Children’s Art Contest for National Roofing Week. The winning artwork will be featured on all 2018 National Roofing Week material and additional promotional material to be displayed at industry events throughout the year, including the 2018 International Roofing Expo® and NRCA's 131th Annual Convention in New Orleans.

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June 1st - The Official Start of Atlantic Hurricane Season

hurricaneHurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th. The 2017 hurricane season is predicted to have above-average activity, so it is important to prepare for the possibility of a severe storm.

To prepare for a hurricane, it is important to keep your roof in mind. If you are located in a coastal state, schedule a roof inspection to get your roof ready for future storm(s).

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Congratulations to CentiMark NRCA Roofing MVP - Robert Detweiler, Field Supervisor, Jacksonville, FL

RobertForWebMayeNewsRobert Detweiler was nominated by the Lakeland, FL/Jacksonville, FL offices for NRCA Roofing MVP for his exemplary leadership skills, production skills and dedication to the safety of the crews. He is also known for his dependability, work ethic and unsurpassable enthusiasm. He has strong leadership skills and works to train his crews and foreman in both safety and production. Robert has contributed significantly to the growth of the Jacksonville, FL office.

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CentiMark Cares in the Community for National Roofing Week

charityOrganized by NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association), National Roofing Week takes place June 5-9, 2017. The mission is to increase awareness across the United States and Canada about the significance of roofs to every home and business and share the good deeds of the industry. National Roofing Week also promotes the importance of hiring a professional roofing contractor and making informed decisions about maintaining or replacing any roof system.

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Understanding the Obligations of Your Roof Warranty

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It is important that you understand what your warranty covers, who is responsible and how you are protected. Here are some things you should know about your roof warranty:

•  What is covered? Is it materials only, workmanship or both?

•  Term of the warranty? How long is the warranty, can it be extended and what may void the warranty?

•  What is the structure of the warranty? Is it pro-rated or a no dollar limit warranty.

•  Is the manufacturer or contractor responsible for warranty coverage?

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Time to start thinking about the upcoming holiday shutdowns

ScheduleShutdownIs your plant shutting down over the upcoming holidays? Do you have a list of flooring projects that need to get completed? Whether you are looking to get your entire concrete surface polished, patched or just some standard maintenance, now is the time to get on the schedule.

If you are looking to do some of your flooring projects in-house, QuestMark has an extensive offering for DIY flooring maintenance, patch and repair products along with the tools to get the job done. Shop our offering at QuestMarkFlooring.com/shop.

Don’t forget QuestMark now offers a variety of coating solutions for your traffic deck and pavement whether they are concrete and asphalt.

SCHEDULE NOW

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Golfing for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

IMG 2159 72resCentiMark Corporation, Canonsburg, PA, hosted the 14th Annual CentiMark’s Southpointe Golfs for Children’s on May 23, 2017. The golf event raised funds to support Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a mobile medical van to help children with immunizations, school and sports physicals, well-baby care and children with illnesses. The funds raised from the golf event are going to help with newly-initiated nutrition programs for families who use the Care Mobile.

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Thank You CentiMark Veteran Jonathan Wong

jonathan wong 2During the month of May in honor of Memorial Day and in tribute to our CentiMark associates who are veterans, we take great pride in featuring CentiMark Veterans. We thank them for their service to our country.

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Thank You CentiMark Veteran Joe Filtz

JoeFiltzDuring the month of May in honor of Memorial Day and in tribute to our CentiMark associates who are veterans, we take great pride in featuring CentiMark Veterans. We thank them for their service to our country.

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Thermal Shock and the Impact on Roof Systems

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Weather and daily temperature variations are a challenge to your building and its roof. Concerns for your roof specific to temperature extremes exist if you are located in sunny South Florida, frigid Alberta, Canada or anywhere in between. As daily cooling and warming cycles occur, your building and its various components expand and contract.

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Thank You CentiMark Veteran Jose Cruz

JoseCruzDuring the month of May in honor of Memorial Day and in tribute to our CentiMark associates who are veterans, we take great pride in featuring CentiMark Veterans. We thank them for their service to our country.

Jose L. Cruz, Technical Representative
CentiMark Lakeland, FL
Six months at CentiMark

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Thank You QuestMark Veteran Eddie Rainey

EddieRaineyDuring the month of May in honor of Memorial Day and in tribute to our QuestMark associates who are veterans, we take great pride in featuring QuestMark Veterans. We thank them for their service to our country.

Eddie Rainey, Technical Representative
QuestMark Murfreesboro, TN
Three Years at QuestMark

Location: Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Fire Base Fiddlers Green. (l to r):
2/3 Combat Engineers's Platoon Commander (Our Taxi); Eddie Rainey;
II Marine Expeditionary Force Afghanistan C6 Engineering Group GYSgt Thomas Conklin; United States Army Corps of Engineer's Jerry Vincent (contract representative - auditor)


Branch of Military - United States Marine Corps (four years served)
Rank - Sergeant
Where were you stationed? - Okinawa Japan; San Diego CA; Nasiriyah, Iraq; Al Taqaddum, Iraq (Military contracted for four years in Fallujah, Iraq, Al Asad, Iraq, and Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan)
What made you join the military? Service and direction
What are your life lessons from the military? Things could always be worse
Are you involved in any veterans groups? Mission22 (http://www.mission22.com)
What skills did you bring from the military to your QuestMark job? Work ethic and life experience
What brought you to QuestMark? Growth potential and fellowship
How can we - as individuals - best help veterans? Understand that being a veteran is not a disability in today's society.

From everyone at CentiMark and QuestMark,thank you Eddie Rainey for serving our country

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Thank You CentiMark Veteran Kyle Canady

KyleCanadyDuring the month of May in honor of Memorial Day and in tribute to our CentiMark associates who are veterans, we take great pride in featuring CentiMark Veterans. We thank them for their service to our country.

Kyle Canady, Service Sales Representative
CentiMark Hendersonville, TN
Two years at CentiMark

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Containing Fats, Oils, & Greases on Your CentiMark Roof With Grease Guard

GreaseBlogYour decision to choose a roofing contractor is just as important as selecting the products that will end up on your roof. This can include everything from HVAC equipment, exhaust fans, even satellite dishes may need to be installed.

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Tips to get your roof ready this spring

MikeInspectionIt’s spring! Now that winter is over, have you thought about the effects that winter has had on your roof? It’s a good time to have your roof checked for any damage that may have occurred during the winter and prepare for the spring and summer. Here are a few things to consider:

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CentiMark Celebrates 49th Year in Business on April 19, 2017

CM 20YREmployeeGroupShotOn April 19, 2017, CentiMark Corporation celebrates 49 years in the commercial roofing and flooring business. What’s truly unique about CentiMark is that our Founder, Chairman & CEO, Edward B. Dunlap, continues at the helm of the company and his son, Timothy M. Dunlap, serves as President and Chief Operating Officer.

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Careers at QuestMark - What it takes to be a Floor Laborer

floor workingHave you ever considered a career as a flooring professional?
Candidates that are considering a transition to the consistently growing flooring industry should expect to gain valuable skills and various certifications to advance their career.
QuestMark, a Division of CentiMark Corporation, has positions nationwide for laborers, foreman, field supervisors, and project managers. We take pride in rewarding motivated employees and promoting from within.The job sites change frequently so the work is never boring, and most of all, crews work together as a team.

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15% off QuestMark’s Urethane Patch Kit

17 162 Patch KitQuestMark’s Urethane Patch Kit is perfect for repairing floors in your food processing areas. It is easy to apply and specifically designed to meet the high demands of floors that are continually subject to thermal shock and cycling, repeated washings and chemical exposure. It meets FDA, USDA and CFIA standards and will not support the growth of bacteria. It can be quickly applied by your in-house personnel, is durable and will last for years.

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