As we begin our 47th year in business, we are now working to achieve our next goal – to become a billion dollar corporation.
Growth, diversification, new leadership, safety, service and technology were the milestones of this decade.
The 1980s were about growth. Starting with $5 million in sales in 1980, the company reached $50 million in sales by 1989. Five years later, $100 million in sales in 1994.
Edward B. Dunlap started D&B Laboratories in 1967 as a part-time industrial cleaning products business in the basement of his home in Pittsburgh, PA. Dunlap started Northern Chemical Company (later Northern Industrial Maintenance) with $1,000 and one associate in 1968. The upstart building maintenance products and services business produced first year sales of $98,500.
At CentiMark, we are certainly aware of the economic constraints and the restrictions for many building owners when it comes to their capital budgets.
A roof really is a building’s most important asset. In addition to protecting the building, its contents and the people inside, a roof can help conserve energy, capture sunlight, benefit the environment and, ultimately, save money.
Give your floor the ability to truly shine and protect your investment
When you purchase a floor system, you are buying into your flooring contractor. It’s in your best financial interest to work with QuestMark. We take care of the floors that we install and we do it in ways that no other flooring contractor can offer.
Many businesses are opting for QuestMark's polished concrete floor system, known as DiamondQuest, because of lower maintenance costs compared to traditional VCT (vinyl composition tile) flooring. Polished concrete, unlike VCT floors, does not require wax or coatings to maintain its shine. This results in lower lifecycle costs.
Winter’s harsh conditions and extreme cold can wreak havoc on a roof. These conditions can manifest into leaks and accelerate roof failures if they are ignored.
Repairing problem areas and extending the life of the roof is the very essence of CentiMark’s Preventative Maintenance Program.
Today, property owners need to explore creative methods to both understand the current condition of their buildings, determine the scope of work that has the greatest value - be it repair or re-roofing – and, most importantly, how to fund the project.
Original publication can be viewed on OSHA's website: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA-3513roof-snow-hazard.pdf
While snow removal may be necessary to prevent overloading and collapse or to clear off space for construction or repairs, it also exposes workers to a number of risks.
Employees might need to climb directly onto the roof and use equipment such as shovels, snow rakes, snow blowers and ladders.
This is a copy of the NRCA Blog on National Roofing Week - July 5-11th. We’re proud to point out that the winning children’s artwork featured below is from last year’s National Roofing Week and was created by Marena Malone, daughter of CentiMark Customer Service Rep Rica Malone, Canonsburg, PA.
At 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 2014, 24 of our offices did not have a work injury during the year.
Our safety Incidence Rate in 2014 for roofing was 2.56, lower than the national Incidence Rate of 4.8. For QuestMark, the safety Incidence Rate for flooring was 2.56, lower than the national Incidence Rate of 2.90.
by Michael Rew, Vice President of Technical Services, CentiMark
At CentiMark, we re-roof commercial and industrial flat roofs throughout North America. We install roof systems including: Thermoplastics (TPO, PVC), EPDM (rubber), modified bitumen, coatings, metal, spray polyurethane foam and BUR (built-up roofing).
Roofing decisions include considerations of building use, climate and budget.
Roofs must withstand more attacks from nature than any other building component. These factors include: large temperature range of performance, thermal shock (large temperature swings), solar radiation (UV and heat), rain, snow, airborne pollutants, fungal attacks and wind forces.