New state law cracks down on roof scams…

Posted on: August 7th, 2019 by Sarah Burns

 

Texas Department of Insurance

August 7, 2019

A new state law makes it clear that it’s illegal for a contractor or roofer to waive an insurance deductible.

“This new law will help further protect consumers,” said Texas Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan. “Roofers who waive deductibles are cutting corners. Take your business elsewhere.”

Under the new law effective September 1, violators could get up to a $2,000 fine and up to six months in jail.

Read the news release

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Congratulations 2019 Scholarship Winners!

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by Sarah Burns

 

CONGRATULATIONS 2019  SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS! THANK YOU CORPORATE SPONSORS, ABC SUPPLY, SOUTHERN SHINGLES AND BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY AND ALL OF OUR DONATING MEMBERS FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO GIVE ADDITIONAL AWARDS IN 2019!

$35,000 IN TOTAL WAS AWARDED TO DESERVING STUDENTS!

$5,000.00, Allison Birkhead, Texas State University, BBG Group

$5, 000.00, Liliana Guerrero, Texas A&M University, Sechrist-Hall Co.

$5, 000.00, Lauren Jimenez, Northeast Lakeview College, Sustainable Edge

$1, 000.00, Travis Adams, Blinn College, Samuel Dean Sheet Metal

$1, 000.00, Abigail Comstock, University of Texas Austin, Port Enterprises

$1, 000.00, Mikaela Crutcher, University of Arkansas, Outback Roofing

$1, 000.00, Sahara Dawson, Brookhaven College, Maximum Construction

$1, 000.00, Sarah Foster, University of Texas Austin, Bret Foster Roofing

$1, 000.00, Brian Gates, Waubonsee Community College, ABC Supply

$1, 000.00, Victoria Gilbert, Austin College, West End Roofing

$1, 000.00, Caleb Green-Stooksberry, University of Texas at Dallas, Longhorn Roofing

$1, 000.00, Annika Johnson, Texas Lutheran University, Contractor Coach Pro

$1, 000.00, Madison Lucas, Louisiana State University, Peterson Dean

$1, 000.00, Jeremy Marshall, Texas A&M University, Innovative Skylights & Attics

$1, 000.00, Emily Peebles, Texas A&M University, Beldon Roofing

$1, 000.00, Harrison Rogers, Baylor University, Hall Roofing

$1, 000.00, Zoe Shaw, Evergreen State College, Jimco Roofing

$1, 000.00, Marisa Stamps, University of Oklahoma, Ramon Roofing

$1, 000.00, Kylie Tidmore, Liberty University, The Lane Law Firm

$1, 000.00, Madeline Young, University of Texas Austin, Precision Roofing

$1, 000.00, Chloe Clymer, Midwestern State University, Armored Roofing

$1, 000.00, Lainey Hendrix, University of Alabama, Travis Roofing Supply

$1, 000.00, Cassie Vestal, University of Tulsa, Kangaroo Contractors

 

How to avoid roofing scams – RCAT’s Executive Director

Posted on: May 11th, 2017 by Sarah Burns

 

There are daily news reports of folks getting scammed by roofers, help spread important tips on how to prevent this from happening to friends and family.

On March 31, 2017 ESPN Radio (Chicago, IL) interviewed Sarah Burns, RCAT's Executive Director, on her experience with the growing reports and advice to prevent folks from becoming victims. For Texas, RCAT has a searchable directory of licensed and registered roofing contractors.