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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.

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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Safety is Important When Selecting a Roofing Contractor

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In both our business and personal lives, we all have experienced hiring an individual or a contractor who failed at a project. When that happens, the poor quality may translate into a legal dispute or having someone else come in and finish the project. It’s essential to qualify the work of a contractor prior to hiring. For safety reasons, we cannot stress the importance of pre-qualifying a contractor’s safety program before hiring.

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CentiMark and JazzHR - Partnership of Pittsburgh-based companies for Recruiting Technology

Birmingham AL RoofingCentiMark Corporation is a long-time leader in the commercial roofing and flooring contractor industry. JazzHR is a fast-growing, human resources software company. Together, these two Pittsburgh-area companies have formed an unique partnership to help with CentiMark’s hiring needs through recruiting technology for 85 offices in North America.

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

IMG 20161104 124813171 HDR Smalledited2Robert 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.


“I was honored to represent CentiMark as the NRCA Roofing MVP in Las Vegas,” says Robert. “I take great pride in my work. My goal has always been to treat my customers with respect and to ensure they are satisfied with our work on their roof. This job at CentiMark has been a true blessing to my family and me.”

Robert was born in Keosauqua, IA and raised in an Amish family. While he left the Amish community as an adult, his large family of siblings and nieces and nephews continue to live and work in the Amish community. “Growing up Amish,” says Robert, “I learned the importance of having a strong work ethic, honesty, integrity, dependability and the value of hard work. That’s what the Amish community represents.” Robert started working on roofs at age 13.

After making the very difficult decision to leave the Amish community as an adult, he moved to Florida and began working for a family friend who owned a roofing company.

Robert started working at CentiMark in 2013 on a roofing crew and was quickly promoted to Service Foreman within four months. After a year, he was promoted to Production Foreman and then Field Supervisor.

Robert Detweiler2Robert and his wife, Lindsay, are the parents of two sons: Ryder (5) and Abel (2). They are active in their church and various charities in their community. They travel to Iowa each year to visit Robert’s Amish family and community. In his free time, Robert is an avid hunter and fisherman, NASCAR fan and WWE enthusiast. He is also famous for his backyard grilling skills for friends and family.

Robert raises the bar of excellence for himself and the roofers that he works with at CentiMark. His roofing crews are loyal and respect him. He instills pride in his roofing work and a long-term vision of roofing at CentiMark as a career choice and not just another job in construction.

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Safety Offices Without a Workplace Injury

ReynoldsburgInjuryFree2017At CentiMark and QuestMark, we take great pride in the safety of our workers. Our goal is for every CentiMark and QuestMark associate to return home safely to their families every evening. In 2016, 44 of our offices did not have a recordable workplace injury during the year.


Our Safety Incidence Rate in 2016 for roofing was 1.13, lower than the national Incidence Rate of 6.0 (NAICS roofing contractors).

We’re proud to announce those offices who have worked without a work injury:

Nine Years Without a Workplace Injury:
Auburn, WA

Eight Years Without a Workplace Injury:
Houston, TX
Phoenix, AZ QuestMark
Salt Lake City, UT
Des Moines, IA

Seven Years Without a Workplace Injury:
Orlando, FL QuestMark

Six Years Without a Workplace Injury:
Omaha, NE

Five Years Without a Workplace Injury:
Rocky Hill, CT
Albuquerque, NM

Four Years Without a Workplace Injury:
Nashville, TN QuestMark

Three Years Without a Workplace Injury:
Tonawanda, NY
Ramsey, MN QuestMark

Two Years Without a Workplace Injury:
West Chicago, IL
Phoenix, AZ
Dallas, TX QuestMark
Franklin, OH
Charlotte, NC QuestMark
Hartford, CT QuestMark

One Year Without a Workplace Injury:
Norcross, GA QuestMark
Duluth, GA
Stow, OH
Hendersonville, TN
Jessup, MD
Jeffersonville, IN
Canonsburg, PA
Columbus, OH
Lakeland, FL
Portland, OR QuestMark
Alabaster, AL
Chicago, IL QuestMark
Westland, MI
Pompano Beach, FL
St. Louis, MO
Kalamazoo, MI
Vancouver, BC
Boise, ID
Milwaukee, WI
Richmond, VA QuestMark
Bloomington, MN
Sacramento, CA
Edmonton, AB
Calgary, AB
Toronto, ON Flooring
Denver, CO QuestMark

The combined manhours of these offices working without a recordable injury is 6,679,058 hours. Safety and injury prevention is everyone’s responsibility. At CentiMark and QuestMark, maintaining a safe work environment is our goal.

 

 

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Careers at CentiMark - Have you Considered a Career as a Roofer?

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The job outlook for the roofing industry is very promising. The need for qualified roofing workers continues to grow and promises career growth.

CentiMark's success is due to the work ethic and dedication of its associates as well as quality workmanship and comprehensive customer service. We value our associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities to those dedicated, hard working associates who have the desire and ambition to achieve.


What it Takes to be a Roofer

CentiMark roofers replace, repair and install the roofs on commercial and industrial buildings using many different types of materials: TPO, EPDM rubber, roof coatings and metal. Roofing work involves heavy lifting, climbing, bending and kneeling in various weather conditions.
Getting Started: How to Become a Roofer
Many roofers learn their skills on the job, others learn the trade through apprenticeship programs. Although there are no specific educational requirements, basic skills in math and blueprint reading are helpful.

Safety is First For CentiMark Crews

All roofing and flooring crews participate in mandatory, written training programs conducted by our full-time safety specialists. Ongoing training and both scheduled and random job-site inspections are routine. Our goal is to meet and exceed all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards. Monthly safety meetings are conducted by the operations managers with all production and service personnel to review general and job specific safety issues. Mandatory Safety Meetings are conducted each quarter by regional safety specialists for all CentiMark associates to present and discuss a wide range of safety issues common to all employees. Periodic Safety Meetings are conducted by regional safety specialists to address accident concerns, potential problems and/or the findings on job site inspections.

What CentiMark Offers

We regard our employees as our most valuable resource. CentiMark offers continuous on-the-job training with new and innovative programs that makes CentiMark the industry leader. CentiMark offers a competitive benefit package to all full-time employees and eligible dependent(s), with a remarkably low employee contribution, upon completion of certain eligibility periods.

Employees are offered the following benefits:

- Medical & Prescription Plan with Dental insurance
- Vision Plan
- 401(k) Pension Plan, with a company match
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Short Term Disability
- Long Term Disability
- Life & AD&D Insurance
- Business Travel Insurance
- Paid Vacation
- Paid Holidays

Ready to get your new career started? Check out our job oppertunities: www.CentiMark.com/jobs
We have over 80 offices across North America!

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Pavement Coating Systems from QuestMark

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QuestMark is now able to coat any asphalt and concrete pavement with StreetBond® and Durashield, GAF’s innovative line of pavement coating systems. Pavement coatings are a great way to extend the life of your pavement, transform your property with color and revitalize or rejuvenate your pavement.


StreetBond® coatings are specially formulated to:

  • Protect asphalt and concrete against UV, water and chemical damage
  • Prevent cracking and deterioration
  • Keep pavement and environments cooler with solar reflective colors
  • Provide superior slip and skid resistance
  • Renew existing asphalt or concrete areas
  • Offer a water-based alternative that is safer for the environment
  • DuraShield pavement coating is engineered to last longer than typical asphalt coatings and is used in the preservation of asphalt parking lots and walkways. The wear properties of DuraShield pavement coatings are far superior to traditional asphalt emulsion seal coat products and won’t track onto adjacent surfaces like asphalt emulsion-based products.

What makes the StreetBond and DuraShield coatings last?

  • Proprietary acrylic polymer technology provides superior durability and protection
  • Designed to conform to the normal expansion and contraction of asphalt surfaces and will not peel, delaminate, shrink or crack
  • Excellent self-adhesion properties and can be reapplied to renew and refresh the surface and reestablish the protective weather barrier

StreetBond coatings are great for pedestrian and vehicular areas such as parking lots, crosswalks, sidewalks and entryways. Available in a wide array of colors including traditional, solar-reflective, cycle lane and custom colors, StreetBond pavement coatings can be used to create a more welcoming entrance for your facility or to help with directional signage. DuraShield pavement coating for parking lots is available in standard black.

All StreetBond and DuraShield products contain a 1 year manufacturer’s product limited warranty. As a Master Applicator, QuestMark also offers up to a 5 year extended warranty on StreetBond SB150 and a 3 year extended warranty on DuraShield and StreetBond SB120.

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Make Sure your Roof is Safe from Snow and Ice

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As the winter weather is hitting the United States, remember the importance of snow and ice removal from your rooftop. Prevent roof or structural damage to your facility by having snow and ice removed soon after it accumulates.

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A look at what is in store for 2017

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CentiMark hopes your business had a successful 2016. As we look back over the year, we are excited about what was accomplished and the foundation that has been established for the future. In 2017, we will continue to focus on our customers and their needs. When our customers make suggestions to procedures, protocols or communication processes, we take their ideas seriously and adopt their suggestions.


To better serve our customers and help to further improve your customer experience, CentiMark continues to invest in infrastructure and technology. One example of this is the upgrade of MyCentiMark.com which now assists with job progress reporting and instantaneous communication with our customers. Directly from our project locations, we collect, store and analyze the precise location coordinates and photographic images of every repair, service, roof and floor installation. This will provide customers with current information about their project from the comfort of their office or on their mobile device.

CentiMark also launched an enhanced CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and marketing automation program. The new program provides information, reports, data, dashboards, real-time communication and 360 degree customer knowledge all to help interface with our customers during the sales process and throughout the lifespan of a new or existing roof or floor.

We are now able to target our marketing efforts to specific segments of our database. This means we will be sending messages that are specific to your needs based on the information we know about your roof or floor such as condition, age and past work completed. The focus is to help you leverage the total spend for your roofing and flooring projects across your entire organization, help educate you on all of the services and benefits available, and how to be proactive with your decisions to maximize the life of your assets. Additionally, we will keep you abreast of the latest trends, changes and promotions taking place.

A highlight for QuestMark, the flooring division of CentiMark Corporation, is the launch of an updated QuestMark Online Catalog. The catalog features easier navigation, advanced check-out options such as reordering and visibility to your order status, DIY (Do-It-Yourself) products, SDS (Safety Data Sheets) and technical data sheets. The catalog features educational videos and product directions for the DIY product lines. In response to customer needs, two great features were added: Spending reports by product or location; and PunchOUT enabled catalog that allows customers to purchase needed products from their company procurement applications.

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CentiMark’s Art Collias on Family Feud

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CentiMark’s Art Collias had quite the unique experience in 2016. He filmed an episode of the TV game show, Family Feud, with his three nieces (his sister’s children) and his brother-in-law John Palumbo (his sister’s husband).

On Family Feud, families compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions in order to win cash and prizes. Together, this extended family had to try out for the show and were then chosen to participate in an episode of the popular TV game show. The show, currently hosted since 2010 by comedian, radio show host and author Steve Harvey, is shown on the CW or WB networks.

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RTM Names QuestMark The Official Floor Coating Company For Detroit Muscle

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RTM, a Raycom Media Company and producer of the PowerNation automotive television program, announced today that QuestMark, a Division of CentiMark Corporation, has been named “The Official Floor Coating Company” of the popular show, Detroit Muscle.


“It’s an exciting opportunity to partner with QuestMark and to have them be a part of our shops,” RTM President Matthew Hawkins said. “When it comes to an automotive shop being clean and having the proper floor coating, QuestMark will be instrumental in keeping the Detroit Muscle shop in top condition.”

For the Detroit Muscle shop, QuestMark started by removing the original epoxy on the floors. After removing the original epoxy, Questmark put down a main coat and broadcast chips followed by a matte finish polyurethane topcoat to seal the floor.

“We are excited to be named the floor coating company of Detroit Muscle,” says John Scanlon, QuestMark’s Vice President. “Working with Detroit Muscle will help both grow our brand and keep their shop looking great while staying functional. Viewers at home can use our consumer products to get the same results for their garage!”

Detroit Muscle is one of TV’s highest rated programs specializing in working with ‘60s and ‘70s era muscle cars and Detroit’s latest modern muscle machines. QuestMark floors will be featured Detroit Muscle episodes, airing on Spike TV on Sundays at 10:30AM ET, Friday nights on NBCSN at 11PM Pacific/2 AM Eastern, and CBS Sports Network on Saturdays at 9:30AM ET.

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