The Who’s Who in Building and Construction Showcase!

The Industry’s Premier Education and Networking Event!

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This last week brought a networking event that we look forward to every year - The Blue Book Building & Construction Network Showcase. It was held again this year at the beautiful Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Thursday May 5th. Even with the beautiful Washington weather occurring outside, this event was packed with like-minded people in the industry to learn, mingle, and make business connections and partnerships.

What did we learn?

blue-book-network-showcase5 Ways to Beat the Lowest Bidder Game – was the topic of the educational presentation portion from 12:30 – 2 at the event. “Discover when and why Project Owners, Construction Managers and GCs award contracts on the basis of something other than the lowest qualified bid and find out how to build the relationships you’ll need along the way. Plus – eye-opening strategies to prequalify new GCs and position your company to receive that elusive first project.” Builders, contractors, and subcontractors joined together for lunch as we heard this presentation by Coty Fournier - a 25-year commercial construction executive, author, speaker, and thought-leader on business development, strategic planning, and talent development for construction companies nationwide.

Who did we meet?

After the educational lunch, the networking portion began. Attendees went upstairs to meet with exhibitors, and the connections made over lunch. The bluebook took care of everything, all the attendees needed to bring was business cards! In the construction industry, partnerships are very important, and this event helped facilitate this necessity like no other!

About us

The Bluebook Network showcaseWe had a great time connecting with several companies that we could potentially partner with on projects in the future, and that is an exciting prospect. Thank you Blue Book! We are a roofing company that specialize on all types of roofs, residential and commercial. For over 14 years, we have been roofing all over the Puget Sound, and we see no end in sight! When you choose Chase Construction NW, Inc. for your next roofing project, you will benefit from our experience, knowledge, and ongoing expertise. We are certified and factory trained in a variety of roofing products and applications, and are able to offer exclusive warranties. Contact us today by filling out our free estimate form or calling us at 253-445-8950.

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Heading up to Tulalip

The Northwest Roofing Expo is here!

Northwest Roofing Expo

Roofers from all over the Northwest will be congregating at the Tulalip Casino today for this year’s Northwest Roofing Expo. As a Master Elite Roofing Contractor, we headed up yesterday to spend time with other leaders in the industry, but the rest of the public arrived here today. Starting at 7am for breakfast, this year’s expo is shaping up to be a memorable one!

Things we will see today

We will again have the opportunity to meet with the candidates of the very first “Hire A Hero – Roofing Academy” when they are introduced to the public. As they will now be graduating from the program, we can bring them aboard into the roofing industry!

We will hear from a number of speakers including this year’s key note speaker  Matt Walker, who will be speaking on the subject of “How the five elements of adventure create full engagement leaders.”

A Note from Matt’s website:

Full Engagement Leadership

“Matt Walker facilitates adventure learning to connect individuals with their leadership potential in their professional and personal lives. Matt employs adventure to create purpose, authenticity, and passion both professionally and personally. His motivational speaking, team building, and professional development coaching connects the lessons learned from adventuring in the worlds most difficult environments to the challenges and opportunities in our professional and personal lives.” 

About Us

Northwest Roofing ExpoWe are having great time learning even more about our industry, as well as getting to see our fellow roofing contractors! We are loving the atmosphere and classes! We will fill you in more in a later entry on everything that we got to see and do today! In the mean time, our crew is working tirelessly to complete an amazing project in Gig Harbor! If you are in need of a new roof, or just a repair, we are here for you! Call us today for your free estimate - 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form! We look forward to working with you!

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Giving Back to the Community with GAF

We Love Our Community

We at Chase Construction NW, Inc. love our community, and we are always looking for ways to give back and help those in need. Our Master Elite Status gives us opportunities that we wouldn’t have as a typical roofing contractor. Not only can we provide better service to our customers, as we are held to higher standards and training, and provide superior warranties, but we can also better serve our community! Below are a couple of programs that are available to Master Elite Contractors through GAF that help us do just that.

Habitat For Humanity

GAF Territory Managers Donovan Gladstone and Tom Stancik along with 4 GAF Factory Certified Master Elite Contractors recently attended the 30 Year Anniversary Habitat For Humanity Benefit Luncheon. And we were privileged to be one of those invited. GAF partners with it’s Master Elite Contractors providing a certification called a “GAF Certified Community Contractor with Habitat For Humanity” where the contractors with this credential commit to providing free labor roofing at least 2 roofs per year and up to 4 roofs per year, and GAF provides all of the materials for the entire roof packages along with an enhanced roof warranty for free!

Hire A Hero Roofing Academy

GAF has partnered with National Institute of Training & Education (NITE) and US Military Pipeline (USMP) to build a roofing installation training program to help veterans transition to the roofing industry. They are launching this new program nationally called “Hire A Hero – Roofing Academy”. There is a labor shortage, and GAF, being an all American made product, is here to support our military as well. GAF created the “Hire A Hero – Roofing Academy” and have partnered with JBLM locally to put on 3 (3 week) roofing academy schools to train exiting military, training them to go into the roofing industry. We as GAF Master Elites, will have the first opportunity to hire these graduates of the course. This first class is running Apr. 18th through this Friday May 6th and then again in July and again in Oct. As the roofing Veterans Communityacademy was presented at the Habitat for Humanity anniversary luncheon, Donovan Gladstone mentioned ”When I saw the slide, I realized maybe we can have the roofs we roof the 3rd week of every class be a Habitat For Humanity roof for a veteran.” What a great idea! 

 

Chase Construction NW, Inc. gets involved.

Hire A Hero Roofing AcadamyWe know that when you hire a veteran, everybody wins! The training that the veterans receive is making learning a solid trade, and entering an industry where they can learn sales, estimating, installation, project management, etc. easy for men and women exiting the military. For us its a no brainer, we know that we are hiring quality people, trained with the values of teamwork, work ethic, and reliability. Recently we had the opportunity to meet the participants of the very first training course! They heard from us and a few other GAF Master Elite Roofing contractors, and we were able to meet with each candidate individually as well. We are excited for this new program to really take off!

About Us

As you know, we love our community, and that passion extends to every roofing project that we work on! Whether it be steep and low slope, composition shingles, wood shakes, metal roofing, slate, tile, torchdown, PVC, TPO, EPDM, we have you covered! You will get only the best with us! So if you are in need of a new roof, or just a repair, we are here for you! Call us today for your free estimate - 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form! We look forward to working with you!

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The 1st Annual RCAW Trade Show

The start of a great tradition

The Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW) recently had their first annual trade show, and Chase Construction NW, Inc. was there! Held March 25th at Tukwila’s Double Tree Hotel, professionals of the roofing industry gathered for networking, education, new business opportunities, and entertainment. We saw a lot of familiar faces and even met some new ones!

Who Was There

This event was sponsored by GAF, IKO , TAM Skylights, Malarkey Roofing Products, and Owens Corning. If those names sound familiar, its because we work with these companies everyday!

GAF Timberline HD ShinglesGAF is of course  North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing. As GAF Master Elite Roofers, we install quite a lot of their products, including one our favorite, the Timberline Lifetime High Definition Shingle! It was great to see GAF’s residential TM Donovan Gladstone, and their commercial TM Shawn Nolte!

RCAW Trade Show 2016It was also great to see our friend Steve Sloan from at IKO Industries! IKO is a world-wide leader in the roofing, waterproofing and insulation industry for residential and commercial markets. As a ShieldPro Plus contractor with IKO, we are very familiar with their products, one of our favorite is the IKO Cambridge Architectural Roofing Shingles. Cambridge’s heavy shingle weight is designed to put up more resistance against weather and the test of time. So whether you need to match the classic style of a heritage home or add contemporary class to a modern residence, Cambridge architectural roofing shingles make roof replacements an exciting endeavor!

TAM SkylightsWhen it comes to skylights, TAM is one of our favorite to install. This family owned business is located in Seattle in a 50,000 sq ft facility that produces the highest quality skylights in the Northwest. We have a ton of satisfied customers bringing the light and beauty of the great Northwest into their home, thanks to the professionals at TAM!

Malarkey Roofing and Owens Corning are two other amazing companies to work with and it was great to have a chance to reconnect and visit with their teams at this years event!

These were only a few of all the amazing industry professionals that we were able to spend some quality time with thanks to the RCAW. The night finished with MacArthur Co’s own John Cannon, aka Big John, leading his band, The Low Down Drifters, to close the night off with some amazing live music. I would say that the first of this annual event was definitely a success.

The Lowdown Drifters

About Us

Being around like minded professionals only reminded us of why we love what we do! We love providing our customers with quality work and products, and we are fortunate here in the Northwest to have such great products available! If you are looking for a professional roofing contractor who cares about the end result, and about your satisfaction, look no further! Chase Construction NW, Inc. is your roofing contractor! We have several repeat customers that will agree! Call us today for your free estimate - 253-445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form! We look forward to working with you!

Check out our slideshow of the event!

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