IB Roof Systems™, a provider of complete PVC roofing solutions for flat or low-sloped roofs, recognized five distinguished honorees at an office dedication. After eight years in Irving, Texas, IB Roof Systems has relocated its headquarters to Grapevine, Texas.
During the office dedication, Jason Stanley honored five individuals who have not only served the roofing industry for decades but who have made tremendous impacts in the advancement of the roofing industry and have provided invaluable technical assistance and professional consultation to IB Roof Systems throughout the years. The individuals being honored included: Colin R. Murphy, RRC, FRCI, LEED® AP; Larry J. Stanley, Founder, IB Roof Systems; Reid J. Ribble, CEO NRCA, former United States Representative for Wisconsin; Phillip M. David, RRC, CDT; and Rene M. Dupuis, Ph.D., P.E.
Murphy is an author, educator, inventor, registered roof consultant, and principal of the firm Trinity | ERD, which he founded in 1986. He has received awards for outstanding publications and service to industry organizations and holds 15 United States and European patents for roofing and building envelope components and systems. He is renowned for his expertise in forensic analysis of building envelopes, design of building envelope systems, and the testing of building envelope components and systems.
Stanley founded A-1 Roofing in Pleasant Hill, Oregon, and then later founded IB Roof Systems in 1978. A pioneer in the flat roofing industry, Stanley’s vision to create pre-formed flashings and edge details set the standard for other manufacturers to follow.
For more than 30 years, Ribble was the president of his own roofing company in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. In 2010, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Wisconsin’s 8th District. Since 2018, Ribble has served as the NRCA CEO and has been working to create a career path for industry field workers, to elevate the roofing industry to be on par with other trade professions that currently offer national certifications, and to address the workforce shortage. Through Ribble’s leadership, the NRCA has introduced NRCA ProCertifcation®, an educational and assessment program aimed at certifying workers who have met all the requirements for each type of roof system installation.
David has served as a senior roof consultant prior to leading IB Roof Systems Technical since 2013. An invaluable resource to IB Roof Systems, David uses his knowledge and expertise in codes, approvals, the testing of building envelope components and systems, and the forensic analysis of building envelopes to advance IB in the roofing industry.
Dupuis founded Structural Research, Inc., Middleton, Wisconsin, in 1978, and was active in the commercial roofing industry until his recent passing in 2020. Dupuis provided research, education, and expertise to thousands with over 100 published works and many hundreds more technical presentations. He provided expert witness services in the areas of structural engineering, building envelope design, material testing, and building envelope forensics.