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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.

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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Detroit Muscle’s Floors Shine with Help from QuestMark

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Muscle car aficionados are most likely fans of the television show Detroit Muscle on PowerNationTV. Detroit Muscle demonstrates step-by-step restoration and modification of 60s and 70s-era muscle cars, as well as the latest modern muscle machines. This Spike TV show has been on-air since January 5, 2014. PowerNationTV is the source of how-to television for auto enthusiasts.


QuestMark, a Division of CentiMark Corporation, recently completed work on Detroit Muscle’s garage floor using our premium epoxy floor products. The epoxy floor system was chosen because it is a high performance flooring product with an attractive appearance. Epoxy floors are easy-to-clean, increase light reflectivity and provide chemical resistance.

Detroit Muscle’s TV show shares the QuestMark floor installation process and the finished garage floor. And, Detroit Muscle’s crew works on a very interesting car project during the episode. Check out the show on at the following times:

  • January 22 on Spike at 10:30 am EST
  • January 28 on CBSSN at 9:30 am EST
  • March 3 on NBCSN at 1:00 am EST

QuestMark is a nationally recognized flooring leader. QuestMark is a full service industrial, commercial and retail flooring company specializing in polished concrete floor surfaces and polymer flooring systems. Since 1968, we have provided solutions from completely installed floor systems to supporting in-house maintenance staffs with our flooring products. Our commitment to excellence is achieved by providing flooring systems and flooring products supported by our experienced employee installers, project managers, technical representatives and product demonstrators.

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Careers at CentiMark Corporation - Have you Considered a Career as a Roofer or Flooring Installer?

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

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CentiMark’s 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.

Flooring Installer - QuestMark’s floor installers service, maintain and install numerous flooring systems: polished concrete, resinous flooring and hard surfaces. This requires using various types of heavy equipment, bending, kneeling and movement through large commercial buildings. 

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Getting Started: How to Become a Roofer or Flooring Installer
Many candidates 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 Our 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 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
- Life & AD&D Insurance
- Business Travel Insurance
- Paid Vacation
- Paid Holidays

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

 

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CentiMark Gives Thanks

Thanksgiving2016CentiMark Corporation, QuestMark (a division of CentiMark Corporation) and CentiMark Ltd. (a Canadian subsidiary of CentiMark Corporation) have a tradition of sharing our blessings with others - especially during the holidays.

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Labor Trends in the Roofing Industry and CentiMark’s Proactive Initiatives

LaborTrendsYour roof is only as good as the people who install it. At CentiMark, we work very hard to find the best qualified associates, from roofing crews to management. Both finding and developing a strong labor force is what truly differentiates one contractor from another. We aggressively invest both time and money into finding, retaining and promoting workers. We take pride in the tenure of our workforce to include 100 associates who have 20+ years of experience with CentiMark and 22 associates who have 30+ years with the company.

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To our customers...we've got your roof!

hurricaneYour commercial roof can be one of the most vital components of your building when it comes to protection during a hurricane, but it also may be one of the most vulnerable. With historic Hurricane Matthew making landfall, you may be asking yourself what should you do in the event of an emergency situation? CentiMark is here to help…

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QuestMark Launches an Updated Online Catalog

AugustQMCatalog CentiMarkQuestMark is excited to announce the launch of our updated online flooring catalog.

The QuestMark online catalog offers a wide variety of do-it-yourself (DIY) products. We offer floor patch, coatings, floor maintenance products, along with the tools and accessories needed to get the job done.

 

 

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13th Annual CentiMark Southpointe Golfs for Children's

IMG 15774x6CentiMark Corporation, Canonsburg, PA, hosted the 13th Annual CentiMark’s Southpointe Golfs for Children’s on June 14, 2016. The golf event raised funds to support Dr. Liz Miller’s Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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CentiMark Cares in the Community for National Roofing Week

CentiMark Cares in the Community for National Roofing Week

Organized by NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association), National Roofing Week takes place June 5-11, 2016. 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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48 Years of Roofing and Flooring Excellence

48thAnniversary‎CentiMark‬ Corporation is very excited and proud to celebrate 48 years of providing commercial roofing and flooring services!

Watch a special message from Timothy M. Dunlap - CentiMark Corporation, President & COO on the celebration of CentiMark's 48th anniversary on April 19, 2016!

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CentiMark Gives Gas Monkey Garage a Commercial Roof Makeover

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6 Weeks + 8 Men + 33,608 square feet of retrofit over metal = one awesome garage.

Last month, CentiMark’s executive committee took a trip to meet Richard Rawlings’ and check out some of his sweet rides at Gas Monkey Garage. After getting to know our business, Richard hired CentiMark to perform some service work on his roof.

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Do You Know The Condition of Your Roof?

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Knowing the condition of your roof can extend its life.

The goal for your long-term investment is to get a good return and keep your building watertight. When there are problems with your roof, those issues cannot be ignored.
Weather, chemical pollutants, rooftop traffic and moisture are all factors affecting the overall condition of your roof.

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QuestMark Welcomes Jennifer A. Faller to our Team

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QuestMark, a division of CentiMark Corporation in Canonsburg, PA, announces the addition of Jennifer A. Faller to our team as the Director of Technical Services and Strategic Accounts. She brings 20 years of construction industry experience and an in-depth knowledge of concrete construction, polished concrete and flooring.

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Industry Recognition and Safety Statistics

Industry Recognition and Safety Statistics

2016 NRCA MVP Award Recipient - Pedro Melendez

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Changes in Codes and Testing Requirements

Changes in Codes and Testing Requirements

Code changes are very complex, some take years for compliance and all are best left to discuss with your professional roofing contractor. Roofing codes are found in Chapter 15 of the International Building Code which is part of a family of codes from the International Code Council (ICC). Each of these codes are revised every three years before being promulgated. It is up to each state to decide which version of the code they wish to adopt and the adopted version may vary from state-to-state.

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2016 Roofing and Flooring Trends

2016 Roofing and Flooring Trends

Roofing Products and Product Development

Perhaps the most significant change in the industry is that over the years, preference for roofing materials has shifted towards white TPO/PVC membranes. The reflectivity and energy efficient roof systems continue to gain popularity.

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter...

Getting to the Heart of the Matter...

A good friend of mine is also a successful roofing contractor. Recently, he needed heart surgery.

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A Shout Out from Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage

Check out what Richard Rawlings has to say about the new DiamondQuest Polished Concrete floor at the Gas Monkey Garage by QuestMark!

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