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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 QuestMark Veteran Nathaniel Stuckey

USS Pear Harbor USS Makin Island 3In tribute to our QuestMark associates who are veterans, we take great pride in featuring them and we thank them for their service to our country.

Nathaniel Stuckey
QuestMark in West Chicago, IL
One year at QuestMark
My father, Jeffery Stuckey, is also a Navy veteran and works for QuestMark in Stow, OH.

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Thank You QuestMark Veteran: Nathan Kitts

Nathan Kitts72resIn tribute to our QuestMark associates who are veterans, we take great pride in featuring them and we thank them for their service to our country.

Nathan Kitts
QuestMark in Stow, OH
Technical Rep - two months

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Roofing - more than just a job, it’s a career!

Franklin OH RoofingIn roofing, business is booming!

Roofing is a profession that is always in demand, because every building has a roof!

Roofing is not affected as dramatically by economic changes as some other areas of the construction industry because there is a steady demand for repair work. Most roofs require regular inspections, repair or maintenance. The average building requires a roof replacement every 15 to 30 years. Also, since CentiMark Corporation has a nationwide presence, we normally have work backlogs somewhere which can help to keep the workforce busy all year round.

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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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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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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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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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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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CentiMark’s Art Collias on Family Feud

Family Feud

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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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…

Roofer
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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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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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Industry Recognition and Safety Statistics

Industry Recognition and Safety Statistics

2016 NRCA MVP Award Recipient - Pedro Melendez

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CentiMark Takes Madison, WI for Low Slope Roof System Course

CentiMark Takes Madison, WI for Low Slope Roof System Course

Around 20 CentiMark sales and marketing associates braved the frigid Madison, Wisconsin weather to attend The University of Wisconsin’s (UW) continuing education training for low slope roofing from December 2nd through 4th.

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Best Wishes To Three CentiMark Associates on Their Retirement

Best Wishes To Three CentiMark Associates on Their Retirement

CentiMark’s Tim Dunlap, President & COO; Tom Zmich (retiring after 30 years); Barb Candusso (retiring after 25 years); George Paxinos (retiring after 36 years); Ed Dunlap, Chairman & CEO

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CentiMark & Ed Dunlap – An American Success Story: 2010s

CentiMark & Ed Dunlap – An American Success Story: 2010s

As we begin our 47th year in business, we are now working to achieve our next goal – to become a billion dollar corporation.

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CentiMark & Ed Dunlap – An American Success Story: 2000s

CentiMark & Ed Dunlap – An American Success Story: 2000s

Growth, diversification, new leadership, safety, service and technology were the milestones of this decade.

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