A Good Year for Cornell

As reported in an earlier post, 2019 was a good year. The Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal team put a heavy focus on job-site safety, which resulted in ultimate success. This was a year of one of our lowest percentages and a reduction in the rate by which companies’ premiums are based. With the start of[…]

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Seasonal Commercial Roof Maintenance

After a pretty mild fall season, winter is here. As the weather changes so do the issues your roof must face, which means it is a good time for Commercial Roof Maintenance. Just like your own home, commercial roofing systems need to be inspected for upkeep and maintenance as well. With colder temperatures, snow and[…]

The MRCA, A Family Affair

Mary McNamara, Owner and President of Cornell, was recently appointed to the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) Board. McNamara continues a tradition of service to the roofing industry from the McNamara family at the regional and national levels. Humble Beginnings The MRCA  traces its beginnings to early 1950. For several years discussion of the benefits[…]

Renovating the First Baptist Church

Located on West Truman Road, the First Baptist Church of Independence, which has undergone renovating, traces its roots back over 120 years to 1896. As such, the church has been a part of American history and is listed on the Historic Registry. Queen City of the Trails Independence Missouri was the declared the starting point[…]

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Re-roofing City Hall – Cornell Roofing

The challenge: Facing the re-roofing of City Hall in Kansas City. The building opened at a cost of around six-million dollars. This was 30% over budget, but hey, these were the Pendergast years. Such spending was not uncommon given the 30 million-dollar bond package that was pushed through with many cries of tampering and fraud.[…]

Cornell’s Andrew Christ Joins ASA Board on DC Fly-In

Cornell’s Andrew Christ, joined the rest of the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), Board as part of a “DC Fly-In” to meet with House and Senate Congressional Members. Eight upcoming legislative issues concerning America’s subcontractors are on the agenda including; Retainage, Bid Listing, and Change Orders.  According to Andrew, “During our fly- in, we met with[…]

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Builders’ Association EXPO Winner!

The 2019 KC Builders’ Association EXPO was another winner as was John Florez of Hodnett Photographers. John took home a new, 4K, 55″ Smart TV! According to John, it will be a timely addition for his home on game day, GO CHIEFS! In addition to the opportunity to mix and mingle with other trades, suppliers[…]

EXPO EXTRA! Take Home This 55″ 4K Smart TV TOMORROW!

  Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal wants to give YOU a brand-new TV at The Builders’ EXPO.  Just stop by booth #70, drop in a card and you could walk out with the perfect addition to the favorite place in your home. Remodel not included!

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Today Marks the International Women’s Day of 2019

Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal is celebrating the 2019 International Women’s Day (IWD), by supporting this year’s theme; “Balance for Better.” According to the day’s official website, the holiday is “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” The first unofficial celebration of the day was in 1911. Beginning in[…]

Bob Hoover at the Turner Construction & Building Trades (C&BT) Expo

Building the Future of Construction

Independence area high schoolers gained valuable insight into the many career opportunities available in the Construction Trades. Cornell’s Bob Hoover, Repair and Maintenance Manager and Victor Speers, Assistant Project Manager took part in Turner Construction & Building Trades (C&BT) Expo held at Wyandotte High School. The Independence School District’s Freshman Academy introduced students from Truman,[…]