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Year: 2017 (Page 1 of 3)

NERI Award of Safety Excellence

Back in October 2017, Eric and Kristine had traveled to the East Coast to visit NERI and receive a safety award of excellence. CEI has honored, along with four other roofing contractors, for there safety performance and high standards for the 2016/2017 year.

As a company, CEI is thankful for the recognition of there hard work and excited to make even more improvements in the coming year.

 

You can see NERI’s newsletter announcement Here

Christmas Office Hours

CEI’s Offices will be closed

Monday, December 25th – Tuesday, December 26th

for the Christmas holiday. We wish everyone safe travels and a white Christmas this year!

Our repair crews are available 24/7. In case of an emergency please call-
810-599-9795

Happy Holidays!

CEI is wishing everyone Happy Holidays! Last week everyone in the office and field had a great time getting together to share a meal and gift giving. This year’s presents were passed out along with safety checks for those in the field who worked hard all year long. The office team received raincoats ( for the men) and vests (for the ladies) after enjoying lunch together. The party then moved out into the shop where the field crews joined in and received sweatshirts. Great way to celebrate this holiday season!

All About CEI’s Safety Program

Image result for safety vest clipartAt CEI, safety is built into everything we do. When most of your projects are in challenging working conditions, safety becomes an integral part of your business process. Not only are CEI workers trained and certified in best safety practices, but we discuss the unique safety challenges before every project, have monthly safety meetings with all roofing teams, and even reward our roofers with financial incentives for safe work performance.

We incorporate safety into every job site. Every CEI roofing project has a site-specific safety plan that takes the unique challenges into consideration. On each job site, teams gather every day for a safety briefing and review of the plan to assure safe working practices.

Meet Our Partners

George Cook – Founder & Senior Manager

Since George founded CEI in 1968 he has been a recognized leader in the roofing industry. In the 49 years since he started CEI, he has been involved in all aspects of the business and driven the growth of the company.  In 2010 he gave up the title of President to his son Eric, but as Founder his is still involved in the day to day operations of the business.  George continues to use his vast roofing experience to manage some of CEI’s most complex projects and after the retirement of his brother John in 2014 also focuses on CEI’s international business.  George graduated in 1965 from Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan with a Bachelors degree in sales and marketing.

Eric C. Cook – President

Eric focuses his time and talents on the roofing operations side of the CEI companies, but he is also involved in estimating and project management. Eric joined CEI after earning a bachelors degree in business administration from Northwood University, Midland, Michigan in 1994. He has also held the titles of an estimator, project manager and operations manager since he joined the company in 1996.

Kristine C. Lindsey – Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Kristine rejoined CEI in 2006 after spending 7 years in the legal department of a large national roofing company where she held the titles of Associate General Counsel and General Counsel. At CEI she focuses her time on other company development and management issues and handles legal matters. Kristine earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Miami University, Oxford, OH in 1989 and a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 1993 and she is a member of the State Bar in both Michigan and Colorado.

G. Robert Cook – Executive Vice President

Rob’s main focus is on generating sales and managing to estimate for the CEI companies, but he is also involved in project management. Rob joined CEI after earning a bachelors degree in earth science from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan in 1997. Since 1997 when he joined CEI, Rob has also held the title of an estimator, senior estimator and project manager.

Winter How-To: REMOVING ICE DAMS

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IBHS does not recommend chipping or breaking ice dams due to the damage that can be inflicted on the roof. If you are not physically capable of going onto the roof or are unable to easily reach the roof, consult a roofing professional.

For low slope roofs or flat roofs:

  • Removing the snow will remove the source of a potential ice dam.
  • Use a heavy-duty push broom with stiff bristles to brush off the snow on a low slope or flat roofs.
  • A shovel or snow blower should not be used since they may tear up the roof cover system.

For steep slope roofs:

  • Removing the snow will remove the source of a potential ice dam.
  • A roof rake may be used for most single story buildings while remaining on the ground to pull snow down the roof slope.
  • Do not pull snow back against the slope or sideways since the snow may get underneath the cover and can break shingles.
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Thanksgiving Office Hours

Thanksgiving Office Hours:
  • Monday, November 20th – Wednesday, November 22nd: Open 8am- 4:30pm
  • Thursday, November 23rd (Thanksgiving Day): Office Closed
  • Friday, November 24th: Office Closed
Our repair crews are available 24/7. In case of an emergency please call-
810-599-9795

Calling in an Emergency!

We are moving our way into the holiday season with Thanksgiving just a week away. The upcoming season means that more time is going to be spent with family and vacations than in this past summer and fall months. It also means that there is going to be some drastic changes in our weather (at least in Michigan).

 

It could be likely that an unfortunate event could happen with the roof of your building. This can be a stressful event, especially if it’s over the holidays!

CEI is here to help!

We want to make sure that you are covered over the holidays with any emergency you might have. We have an emergency line that our customers can call anytime or day during our holiday hours! Yet, we also want to service you in the best way possible. That’s why we have a couple reminders for you when you give us a call…

Make sure that you mention to our service rep these 4 things over the phone so that we can best serve you in your emergency. 

  • Caller name and phone number
  • Location address
  • On-site contact and phone number
  • Leak Location

As always, have a Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season!

 

What Should I Check on My Building’s Roof?

In between routine inspections, look for the following hazards:
  • Debris-filled or blocked gutters/downspouts/storm drains
  • Damaged or cracked gutters/downspouts/storm drains
  • Standing water or evidence of past standing water on roof deck
  • Accumulation of excessive debris on roof deck
  • Suspected microbial growth or other water damage on roof deck
  • Evidence of bird, rodent, or insect infestation
  • Cracked, damaged, or missing roof deck material
  • Cracked or broken roof deck seals that are creating openings for water intrusion
  • Improperly sealed flashing systems with evidence of water intrusion
  • Cracks, gaps, or other damage to walls
  • Suspected microbial growth on HVAC system components
  • Presence of contaminant sources (fumes, exhaust) near air intake vents
  • Blocked, obstructed, or broken outside air intakes
  • Broken or missing air intake screens on air handling units
  • Excessive noise generated by HVAC system components
  • Open or uncontrolled access to roof

It’s important to take caution when inspecting your roof. Access the roof through a hatch or fixed ladder only and be sure to keep a safe distance from the edge at all times. Contact CEI to make necessary repairs and to help address any additional safety concerns.

FREE ROOFTOP INSPECTIONS!

Happy Fall to All!
 A blustery day is upon us! As the season’s are changing the cold and snow will be upon us soon! It doesn’t matter where you live, the change in weather can affect the health of your roof system. Many of our customers see those effects after it’s too late. Routine roof inspections are an important part of your roof maintenance program, as they help detect deficiencies that could lead to larger issues. So with the change in season we suggest adding a Roof Top Assessment to the list, both for Fall and Spring.  With this assessment, you will be confident that your roof is ready for anything mother nature throws at it.
 to schedule your rooftop assessment today! 
517-548-0039 Ext.121

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