Here's what our customers say
The Evans Service Company’s subsidiary companies do in excess of ten million dollars annually for roofing consultants and have a first hand understanding of the professional caliber of this business enterprise. We have completed over five projects for Roof Solutions and have the highest regard for their level of professionalism, roof design and practical understanding of the roofing process and material performance.
Chuck is a very well respected associate of the Roof Consultants’ Institute, has been a contributing author for industry publications, and has won national recognition for his published papers. This technical knowledge is brought to the rooftop in his understanding of the roofing system problems and the solutions for his customers. His approach has always been customer focused, with a strong concern for putting a roof into a maintainable condition and a fiscally responsible philosophy to attain the most responsible solutions for the owner.
His practical understanding of roofing from his contractor’s background is invaluable with his respect from roofing contractors. He understands the challenge a roofing contractor faces everyday in controlling the construction process, maintaining the quality, safety and satisfaction of the owner and tenants.
Chuck has a strong understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the roofing products from a performance and design perspective. He is very objective in designing solutions with products that provide engineered solutions and value.
Lastly, his values and ethics give him integrity in our professional dealings. Chuck is profoundly direct but always fair in our business dealings. I place him in highest benchmark against other roofing consultants and strongly recommend him to any owner.
Very truly yours,
Evans Service Company, Inc.
Roof Solutions Incorporated (RSI) has been assisting Schlumberger-Doll Research (SDR) with our roofing program for the last five years. We are a high level oil and gas research facility that was built in eight stages over thirty years. Our facility had many different high quality buildings with each building having unique roofing concerns. The roofing applications are very complex with an unusual sensitivity to leaks and disruption. No boilerplate specifications would perform well here.
RSI has prepared customized specifications with tailored drawings to match each roof. The specifications have included coal tar roofs from Allied-Signal, modified (MB) from Siplast and cold built-up roofs from Tremco. A positive difference is the ability of RSI to evaluate and match the best roof system and manufacturer to the individual roof requirements. Removing the bias of the contractor and manufacturer has resulted in increased quality and lower pricing. Additionally RSI has worked with our insurance underwriter, FM Global, to insure that our roofing systems meet or exceed their standards. An added benefit of this is a lowering of our premium. This was not done in previous years before the hiring of RSI.
Another key advantage of incorporating RSI into our program is their ability to provide site monitoring. Manufacturers and contractors providing self-monitoring is not a sound procedure. On the last phase recently completed, Tremco, the manufacturer, provided weekly monitoring with dedicated inspectors. Early in the project their inspector directed the contractor on an application procedure through demonstration. RSI, on a subsequent visit, identified the procedure as being incorrect. The roof was being installed without a wind rating required by code, was not Class 1 construction and did not conform to FM procedures. Through RSI the situation was corrected early with little disruption or cost. This early detection and correction made for a finished roofing system that still met code and FM standards. In a wrap-up meeting near the end of the successful project, attended by the manufacturer and the contractor, an interesting comment was made. The contractor stated they have installed Tremco cold process roofs in the same incorrect manner at least a half dozen times to different accounts. I feel good knowing that a qualified, independent firm has ensured the integrity of our projects.
Contractors and manufacturers have an important role to play. Sometimes they want to play other roles and remove important checks and balances. Finding a qualified, knowledgeable and effective consulting firm is difficult. That’s why I am pleased to provide this endorsement on behalf of Roof Solutions. They are such a company and will benefit any company’s roofing program.
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte has been successfully working with Roof Solutions, Inc for the past several years. Roof Solutions currently manages our entire roofing portfolio which includes approximately 750,000 sqft. of roof area in over 15 different facilities….Please consider the above as an enthusiastic recommendation of Roof Solutions Inc. and their ability to successfully manage complex roof programs.
I would like to ask you to share with everyone how much Westinghouse appreciates the outstanding service Roof Solutions is providing for us.
Thank you so much for generously donating your time and company resources to helping us select the best roofing system and contractor for our school. This is a big investment for P.G. Chambers School, so knowing that we are spending wisely is very important to us. I appreciate all your help.
Chuck, I need more guys like you who can proceed independently and do the right thing without much input from the owner. My hat is off to you as you are getting what you deserve and helping me out with not having to worry about if the job is done right or not and freeing up my time to concentrate on the things that really need my time and attention … it has been a pleasure working with you and your team at RSI. I have come across very few consultants in which I have complete confidence
Since we have started using RSI, I have learned a lot about roofs and the roofing process in general. I appreciated your group’s enthusiasm, experience and great customer support.
Thought this might interest everyone. A few years ago when we looked at the Purchase roof, the industry was really pushing white roofs. Based on resiliency of the IRMA system, I chose to stay with it. Additionally, Chuck Marvin had extolled the virtues of the IRMA by comparing the R value vs. a typical new “white roof” and also noted the ballast served to protect the membrane from severe temperature swings. Lastly, recycling 90% of the material by weight was discussed by the USGBC and initial thoughts were it could be worth a point if ever submitted. Now, looks like we have a “cool” roof anyway! This article from Hoffman Architect’s Journal, Volume 29. Looks like 4 years after Chuck was politically incorrect (but firm in his views), the industry is starting to see things his way. Good job Chuck!!
It was a real pleasure to finally meet you. You are even more impressive than your reputation.