Top 15 Commercial Roofing Projects of 2019 Announced — Living Architecture Monitor

The winners of the annual “Contractor Project of the Year” competition were announced by Sika Sarnafil, the global leader in PVC roofing and waterproofing membranes, at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) Awards dinner in Dallas, Texas. The winners were recognized for their excellent workmanship in five categories: low slope – new construction, low slope – roofing, steep slope, sustainability and waterproofing for projects completed with a Sika PVC membrane for roofing or waterproofing applications.

“Project of 2019 contractors should be proud of their accomplishments,” said Brian J. Whelan, Executive Vice President of Sika Sarnafil. “Every year we receive contributions from contractors across the country. The selection process assesses everything from the complexity of the project to the uniqueness of the design to the craftsmanship and creative problem solving. Congratulations to this year’s winners – we appreciate your commitment to the umbrella industry and look forward to seeing what you can expect in 2020! ”

Sika Sarnafil took advantage of this year’s IRE location and hosted our awards dinner at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which also has a Sarnafil roof. Sika Sarnafil took the stage to honor the leading roofing projects of the year and to congratulate our successful contractors on a job well done.

Low Slope – Winner in the New Build category

FD Thomas Inc. of Sacramento, CA, took first place in the Low Slope – New Construction category for installing a spectacular Sarnafil roof for the Chase Arena & Warriors mixed-use office and retail project with 18,064 seats in downtown San Francisco . ADCO Roofing & Waterproofing of North Hollywood, California, received a second medal for outstanding work at St. Andrew’s Second Home in Los Angeles and created 60 one-story oval studies for a London-based creative company. Chris Andersen Roofing & Erecting Co. Inc. from East Rutherford, New Jersey, rounded off the “Low Slope Re-Roofing” category from the water park.

Winner of the “Low Slope – Re-Roofing” category

In the “Low Slope – Re-Roofing” category, this year’s award went to Utah Tile and Roofing, Inc. of Salt Lake City, UT, for their hard work installing Pepper River Data Processing, a project that spans a wide variety of Projects faced challenges due to the two defective layers of TPO roofs previously installed on the building. Second place went to Douglass Colony Group, Inc. of Commerce City, CO, for the Union Pacific Railroad’s Moffat Tunnel project, another difficult installation due to its mountainous location. Third was Red Pointe Roofing, of Orange, CA, for their work on UC-Irvine Schools of Law and Education, a project that called for various noise and dust control measures for the hardworking residents and yet produced a beautiful end result.

Winner of the “Steep Piste” category

First place in the Steep Slope category went to Coatings Application & Waterproofing Co. of St. Louis, MO for their work at the Ritz Carlton in Miami, FL. The finished Sarnafil decor system with a Patina Green color membrane offers a simulated metal roof that can keep up with a view of Miami Beach. Jeff Eubanks Roofing Co., Inc. of Fort Worth, TX followed in second place with the Dickies Arena project, which featured a 123,000 square foot dome and custom color logo (among many other facets) and was completed in high temperatures in Texas has been. Warren Roofing & Insulation Co. of Walton Hills, OH was third place awarded for the Sarnafil Décor System design masterpiece, Ursuline Sisters – Merici Crossings in Pepper Pike, OH.

Winner in the sustainability category

Nations Roof of Kennesaw, GA is an excellent representation of sustainable design and has taken first place for the Resurgens Plaza project. This transformed the flat roof area of ​​a legendary office tower in Atlanta, GA, on the 14th floor into an extraordinary green roof and equipment platform. Anthony Roofing Tecta America of Aurora, IL followed in second place for her work at the Com Ed South headquarters, recycling the existing Sarnafil PVC membrane during installation. Third was Harvard University’s Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, a beautiful green roof garden project completed by Recover Green Roofs and WS Aiken in Cambridge, MA.

Winner in the waterproofing category

In the waterproofing category, CFE, Inc. of Elmira, NY took the lead thanks to their excellent work on the University of Virginia Hospital expansion to complete the waterproofing for areas with green roofs, solar systems, and a helipad in Charlottesville, VA . McEnany Roofing of Temple Terrace, FL followed in second place with the KPMG Lakehouse Project, a stunning flagship in Orlando, FL with two large paver decks for outdoor events. The top 3 for this group were rounded off by Central States Roofing of Ames, IA, for their work with Iowa State University (also in Ames, IA), installing a vegetative green roof on the Student Innovation Center, and getting LEED Gold -Certification.

The high number of projects from the US that were submitted for this year’s competition made the selection process extremely difficult. All participants should be proud of their hard work this year and impressive achievements. On behalf of all of us at Sika Sarnafil, we congratulate all the winners of the 2019 project and look forward to seeing more in the future!


Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the construction sector and in the automotive industry. Sika has branches in 97 countries worldwide and produces in over 190 factories. The more than 17,000 employees achieved an annual turnover of 6.25 billion francs in 2017. For more information on Sika Corporation in the United States, including Canton, Massachusetts, please visit

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