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2024 Membership Directory

April 25, 2024

The 2024 OIRCA Membership Directory is now available.  To download a copy  follow this link:


or contact the Association office to order hard copies



2024 OIRCA Golf Tournament

April 4, 2024



Golf Hole sponsorships are still available.

The OIRCA 2024 Annual Golf Tournament is back at the Royal Woodbine Golf Course. The tournament will take place on Thursday, August 22, 2024.

For registration and sponsorship information click here

2024 Annual General Meeting

December 4, 2023

The 2024 OIRCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for Thursday, January 18, 2024 at The Old Mill in Toronto.

Members are encouraged to make every effort to attend the meeting with the representative in attendance having the authority to vote on behalf of the company.

For the AGM Information click here

For the AGM Registration click here

For the AGM Proxy Form click here

2023 OIRCA Annual Golf Tournament

September 18, 2023

The OIRCA Annual Golf Tournament took place on Thursday, August 17th at the Royal Woodbine Golf Course with 144 golfers enjoying the day.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following companies for their sponsorship and continued support:



Flynn Group of Companies          Soprema Inc.


DanTch Building Technologies          Peridot Supply      

Dinner Wine

Bitumar Inc.          TSS Building Science Inc.

Beverage Carts

Polyglass USA - A Division of Mapei

Golf Carts

CGC Inc.           Nedlaw Roofing Ltd.

Mulligan Draw

Flynn Group of Companies                 Herman's Supply Company

Golf Holes

Apex Surety & Insurance Ltd.
Atlas Roofing Corporation
BML Roofing Systems Inc.
Cordeiro Roofing Ltd.
Crawford Chondon Partners LLP
Crawford Roofing Corporation
Dean Chandler Roofing Ltd.
IKO Industries Ltd.
Industrial Roofing Services Limited
ITP Inc.
Lexsuco Corporation
Ontario Sheet Metal Workers’ & Roofers’ Conference
Plati-Fab Ltd.
Polyglass USA - A Division of Mapei
Sheet-Metal Workers' & Roofers' Local 30.
Smith-Peat Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd.

Top-Line Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
T.P. Crawford Ltd.
Trio Roofing Systems Inc.
Triumph Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.


Grand Prize Draw

Fenn & Fenn Insurance Practice Inc.

Nusens Niche Contracting

OIRCA 2023 Annual Golf Tournament

May 1, 2023


Thank you everyone for the overwhelming response to this years’ golf tournament. We have sold out in one week!

Golf Hole Sponsorships are still available


The OIRCA 2023 Annual Golf Tournament is back at the Royal Woodbine Golf Course t. The tournament will take place on Thursday, August 17, 2023.

For registration and sponsorship information click here

2023 OIRCA Board of Directors

February 17, 2023

During the January 26, 2023 OIRCA Annual General Meeting, the following individuals from OIRCA member companies were announced as the 2023 OIRCA Board of Directors:

Darcy Beites, Douro Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Ltd., Val Caron (President)

Jason Campbell, Dean Chandler Ltd., Toronto (1st Vice President)

Mary Smith, Lexsuco Corporation, Mississauga (Treasurer)

Mark Agius, Flynn Canada Ltd., Mississauga (Past President)

Doug Maikawa, Trio Roofing Systems Inc., Brampton

Zach Petrachek, Atlas-Apex Roofing, Toronto

Mark Mollison, Conestoga Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd., Cambridge

Ryan Warner, Covertite Eastern Ltd., Kingston

Joel Dandele, Dantech Building Technologies Inc., Markham

Mike Godfrey, Godfrey Roofing Inc., Ottawa

David Rauth, Rauth Roofing Limited., Windsor

Marinos Barlas, Schreiber Brothers  Ltd., Hamilton

Mike Godfrey Appointed 2nd VP

March 9, 2023

The OIRCA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mike Godfrey of Godfrey Roofing Inc., Ottawa has been appointed Second Vice-President of the Association.

2023 OIRCA Award of Merit

February 17, 2023

The OIRCA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2023 OIRCA Award of Merit is Mr. Peter Serino of Soprema Inc., Woodbridge.

The Association introduced this Membership Award a few years ago to recognize an individual from a member company who has made a significant contribution to the OIRCA or the greater roofing industry in this province.

Peter’s commitment to the OIRCA, the greater Ontario roofing industry and the Canadian roofing industry spans a period of over 15 years.  He has represented the Associate Membership on the OIRCA Board of Directors for 15 years including serving as Treasurer for 9 years. In addition, the Association’s Membership Committee benefited from his service for 6 years.

Our national association, the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association, has also benefited from Peter’s support.  He represented the OIRCA Associate Members on their Board of Directors for 4 years and served as CRCA’s ROOFTech Trade Show Chair twice; in 2013 and 2018.

Finally, he also supported the Consultant community by representing the manufacturing sector of the industry on the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultant’s (IIBEC, formerly the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI)) Ontario Chapter Board of Directors.

Peter Serino’s dedication confirms that manufacturer/suppliers are an important facet of the roofing industry and the Associations that represent them.  

The award was presented at the Association’s Annual General Meeting Awards Luncheon on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at the Old Mill in Toronto


May 11, 2022

Dycon Roof Consultants Inc. (Dycon) has been offering roof consulting services since 1995. For the past 27 years, Dycon has gained the confidence and trust of a dedicated group of building owners and managers who have since turned to Dycon for assistance in other areas of building science. Through an expanded and continuous plan of educational studies, in conjunction with strategic hiring, Dycon now provides building envelope and pavement evaluation, design, and tendering services.

To better reflect all of our service offerings, I am excited to announce that Dycon has rebranded to Dycon Roof & Building Consultants (A Division of Dycon Roof Consultants Inc.).

Whether it be roofing, building envelope, paving, or other components of a property, Dycon is dedicated to meeting the specific requirements of each of our client’s individual objectives. Services now offered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Roof & Asphalt Pavement Replacement/Rehabilitation: Design, Specifications, Tendering & Contract Administration
  • Roof, Building Envelope & Pavement Evaluations: Service Life Assessments, Capital Planning & Maintenance Plans
  • Project Management & Work-In-Progress Quality Assurance Inspections
  • Preventative Maintenance Programs
  • Thermographic Infrared Analyses
  • Diagnostic Investigations
  • Rooftop PV Solar Consultations & Installation Inspections
  • Rooftop Safety Evaluations
  • Insurance Claim Evaluations
  • Roof Leak Management
  • Contractor Pre-Qualification Processing

Our website is currently under construction; however, our new website will soon reflect the rebrand and service offerings.

I want to close by thanking all of our industry partners, both client and suppliers, for their continued business and support. We look forward to working together with you all, to help you reach your corporate objectives. I welcome any input and/or feedback you may have regarding our company.


Barry G. O'Brien, B.A.



(A Division of Dycon Roof Consultants Inc.)

Camp Manitou Planning to Emerge from the Pandemic with a New Roof Courtesy of Rooftop Rescue

July 9, 2021


From left to right: Doug Entwistle, Camp Manitou; Nigel Price, Herman’s Supply Company; Christopher AlRehany, GAF Canada ULC, and Joe DiBratto, Applewood Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd.



Last summer OIRCA Members came together in what was thought to be the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic to reroof the Sandwich Teen Action Group’s building in Windsor. Once again, this summer, the youth of this province needed help from OIRCA’s Rooftop Rescue Foundation. This time it was Scouts Canada reaching out. COVID of course was still with us.

Scouts Canada is a non-profit organization that has existed in Canada for more than 100 years. Scouting gives kids something fun to look forward to. By getting outside, connecting with their friends, and sharing new experiences, youth build resiliency and are motived to blaze their own trail.

Leading fun adventures with their friends, Scouts discover what they are capable of and how it connects with the communities in which they live. Whether in the community, nationally or globally, youth can work towards any goal while building confidence and skill.

Camp Manitou is a Scout Camp owned and operated by Scouts Canada. It is located just north of Burlington near Milton and serves youth in the regions of Halton, Peel, and the Greater Toronto Area. It sits on 91 acres of mixed fields and woods adjacent to the Bruce Trail and just south of Campbellville.

Although owned by Scouts Canada, Camp Manitou operates as a profit centre and must survive on camper fees and donations. Maintained and managed by volunteers only, financing capital project such as new roofs are a challenge. Over five thousand youth visit the facility each year to experience camping at either their tent sites or one of their indoor lodges. MacLaughlin Lodge, the building in need, was constructed in the late 1950’s and has a shingle roof that is over 20 years old and is suffering from old age and a forest environment.

Once Don Marks, Executive Director of Rooftop Rescue had received the go ahead from the Foundation’s Board of Directors he knew who he was going to call. Joe Dibratto, owner of OIRCA Active Member Applewood Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. of Toronto had on several occasions expressed an interest in rescuing a roof. “While we are primarily an ICI roofing contractor, we have been getting more involved with installing shingles, so yes we will donate the labour on this project,” said Dibratto.

“Joe is such a generous person”, Marks commented. “He came back from his first site meeting one hundred percent committed to not only reroof the lodge but also deciding that he would reroof the Ranger’s residence, fix its soffit and make necessary repairs to a third building.”

OIRCA Associate Member GAF has been in business for over 130 years and is North America’s largest manufacturer of roofing products.  Adam Prestwich is GAF Canada ULC’s Director Canada Sales and did not hesitate when asked if he would provide the shingles. “Yes, we will supply the shingles and we would like to bring in one of our supplier partners Herman’s Supply Company, to deliver the shingles and other materials required,” he replied. “The team at GAF values community. Our commitment to protect what matters most includes making a positive difference as neighbors and partners in the communities where we live and work. Thank you to OIRCA, Applewood Roofing and Herman's Supply for sharing these values and their partnership on this great project!"

“Here at Herman’s, we are excited and can’t wait to participate in this worthwhile venture,” stated Nigel Price, Director of Sales for OIRCA Associate Member Herman’s Supply Company. “We at Herman’s Supply are honored to be part of such a worthy cause. Showing strong community support is a core value that Herman’s aims for. It gives us great pleasure that Scouts Canada’s Camp Manitou will have a new roof over their head.”

Doug Entwistle, Manager of Camp Manitou was delighted that the project moved ahead so swiftly, especially with COVID in the way. “The Rooftop Rescue Foundation came to our rescue! The volunteers and thousands of children that use Camp Manitou are grateful to the Foundation for replacing the roof on our lodge,” Entwistle stated. “With the camp closed due to the pandemic and no income for more than a year replacing the roof may not have been possible until after serious damage had been done. Don and his team reacted quickly to our request and were soon on site to evaluate the situation. OIRCA members were arranged to provide the required materials and labour. Thanks to their intervention the lodge will be able to welcome more children to exciting overnight adventures as soon as the pandemic restrictions ease.”

While the reroofing was taking place in late June, Ontario was still in Stage One of the province’s reopening plan. “We are governed by Scouts Canada COVID regulations which tend to take the lowest common denominator for all the provincial jurisdictions across Canada,” said Entwistle. “Currently we are hoping to open for outside day use only around the third week of July. We would only have two groups at a time. Perhaps by mid-August we would have outside overnight camping. This would only be for the older sections – Scouts and Venturers.”

He went on to say, “Indoor use of the lodges is up in the air at the moment. I am hoping maybe by the start of September. This would require provincial restrictions to ease and allow indoor groups of at least 50 people.”

One thing is for sure. When all this pandemic business is behind us, Camp Manitou will be in much better shape for future Scouting.


OIRCA Members Win Roofing Canada Award

September 11, 2020


The Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) Roofing Canada Award was recently presented to Flynn Canada Ltd. and Dean Chandler Roofing Ltd. for their joint venture project of re-roofing the Rogers Centre in Toronto.



Left to right: Mark Agius, Regional Vice President; Flynn Canada Ltd., Ken Goodale, President; Dean Chandler Roofing Ltd.

COVID-19 Didn’t Stop OIRCA from Rescuing Another Roof!

June 25, 2020

Left to right: David Rauth, Rauth Roofing; Paul Kondraciuk, Atlas Roofing Corporation and John Austin, Carlisle SynTec Canada.

Late last year David Rauth, president of OIRCA Active Member Rauth Roofing Limited of Windsor contacted OIRCA’s Rooftop Rescue (RR) with a proposal to reroof a not for profit charitable organization’s facility in his town which services the Windsor-Essex County.

Known to many in the community as simply STAG, the Sandwich Teen Action Group provides educational and recreational programs for youth 13-19 years of age in a safe environment. This centre for youth is designed as an alternative to the streets where they can find support, cope with problems and lead healthy life styles. Their moto is respect yourself respect others.

Don Marks, Executive Director of Rooftop Rescue forwarded the proposal to the foundation’s Board for consideration. He knew they would support it. “Many of our most recent projects have been related to helping youth”, he stated.  “It seems like helping children related organizations has become an unofficial theme for RR projects.”

David told RR that STAG had acquired a former Catholic grade school building a few years back.  The roof was in pretty rough shape and had deteriorated to the point that some of the program rooms in the building were not accessible due to leaks. The hallways in the centre were experiencing leaks as well and required regular maintenance.

It turned out that Rauth Roofing had done most of the work for RR as they had secured a commitment from OIRCA Associate Member Carlisle Construction Materials to supply one of their single-ply roofing systems.  Rauth’s proposal included the installation of Carlisle’s 60 mil mechanically fastened TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) membrane system over polyisocyanurate roof insulation.

Ian Moriarty, Carlisle’s Sales Manager for Canada told RR, “The Sandwich Teen Action Group does important work in the Windsor Community by supporting youth at risk through a variety of programs and services.  Cornerstone to their mission, is a dry and safe facility.

When STAG was in need of a roof replacement, Carlisle SynTec Canada was honoured to contribute to the project through partnership with the OIRCA Rooftop Rescue Foundation.  A new roof will ensure that STAG can continue to positively influence the lives of youth in the community for years to come.”

But Rauth hadn’t found a source for the polyiso insulation board. No problem stated Don Marks. “I made one phone call to Paul Kondraciuk at Atlas Roofing Corporation who operate a polyiso roof insulation plant in Toronto.” Paul was quick to respond. “I want us to be involved with this. I will call you right back.”  And he did. We had our insulation.

"We were thrilled to partner with OIRCA for this project and provide Atlas ACFoam for the reroofing project on the STAG campus. STAG provides a very valuable service to their community and we are glad we were able to help get their building back up and running", Paul commented.

Fast forward to spring 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. The provincial government had declared construction essential, then mostly non-essential, then essential again in May. Rauth had been operating what amounted to a skeleton staff essentially waiting for construction to start up again but saw a window open which allowed them to assemble a crew using their new company COVID-19 safety practices.

“We’re incredibly honoured to be working with the OIRCA’s Rooftop Rescue program to support one of Windsor’s foremost youth groups”, said David Rauth. “This roof donation will give the Sandwich Teen Action Group the confidence and security it needs to facilitate their various after school programs and initiatives for decades to come.”

John Elliott, STAG's Executive Director was elated that Rauth was able to get the work completed during such a crazy time, what with the Corona virus. “The roof renovations at the STAG facility will allow classroom spaces to once again be utilized for youth programs and other community groups.  Our organization is truly grateful for this charitable donation and it is because of people and associations like OIRCA, Rauth Roofing and their suppliers that assist us with keeping the doors to our facility open”, he stated.

Ontario Construction Act Trade Contractors Guide

May 28, 2020

The PPO - Trade Contractors Guide - Construction Act was prepared by Prompt Payment Ontario, an organization that works tirelessly to make sure the new Ontario Construction Act included prompt payment legislation.

For a copy of the guide click here.


IHSA 2018 Gil Simpson Award

October 30, 2018

From left to right:

Peter Vi – IHSA, Enzo Garritano – President IHSA, Don Marks – OIRCA, Peter McGoey – Semple Gooder Roofing, Barry Warner – Covertite Roofing and Joe Manso – Local 30 Roofers.

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association has presented their 2018 Gil Sampson Award to the Roofers’ Trade Labour-Management Health and Safety Committee. The Gil Samson Award honours a Labour-Management Committee that has contributed to the advancement of occupational health and safety by virtue of a program, publication, or other accomplishment.

IHSA applauds the Roofer’s LMHSC for their contribution to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) changes as they relate to requirements for cables and raceways installed in metal corrugated roof decking, and for their development of a new Safe Practices for the Working On or Around Photovoltaic Systems Manual that provides guidance for workers, supervisors, employers, and designers who install, maintain, or work near rooftop solar panels.

IHSA Releases Photovoltaic Safety Manual

August 31, 2018

The Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) has released a manual titled Safe Work Practices for Working On or Around Photovoltaic Systems: A Health and Safety Guideline for Workers, Supervisors, Employers and Designers.

The manual was developed, reviewed, and endorsed by the Photovoltaic Subcommittee of the Roofers Trade Labour-Management Health and Safety Committee in association with the IHSA. The Photovoltaic Subcommittee was established to address health and safety concerns for workers who are working on and in proximity to photovoltaic generation systems. The committee identified a need to educate workers and employers about workplace hazards associated with photovoltaic installations.

To obtain a copy or download the manual visit the IHSA website at http://www.ihsa.ca/Products/M072.aspx

OIRCA Rescues Roof in Hamilton

August 10, 2017


Left to Right: Dan Boyce (Superintendent, Semple-Gooder Roofing), Doug Brown (Convoy Supply) and Mark Baxter (Semple Gooder Roofing)

Left to Right: Dan Boyce (Superintendent, Semple-Gooder Roofing), Doug Brown (Convoy Supply) and Mark Baxter (Semple Gooder Roofing)

While making his final speech to the membership at the January 2017 Annual General Meeting, John Petrachek of Atlas-Apex Roofing… now Past President announced that his goal to establish a charitable foundation for the Association will become a reality in 2017.

The foundation, ultimately named the OIRCA Rooftop Rescue Foundation, was formed earlier this year with the establishment of a Board of Directors, creation of a logo and launching of a website.  While still early days for the charity and with a few details still to be worked out we are pleased to announce to the membership that the first roofing project for the Foundation was substantially completed last month in Hamilton. We received a letter of inquiry from the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation Learning Centre for Hamilton.  The establishment of their learning centre will provide free remedial tutoring for children with dyslexia in the Hamilton area.  The Foundation Board reviewed their submission and decided their need would be a good opportunity for us to get our feet wet with our first roofing project.

Their facility is a residential property with a steep-sloped shingle roof and a small flat roof.  Semple Gooder Roofing Corporation of Toronto graciously volunteered to provide the labour, design services and miscellaneous roofing materials required.  Convoy Supply stepped up and supplied shingles, modified bitumen membrane and other roofing accessory materials.

Dave Walden former owner of OIRCA Member Company Conestoga Roofing served as our Project Manager for the work.

The fall issue of Ontario Roofing News will include a cover story providing the full story about this worthwhile Foundation project.  We just wanted to let the membership know that we have moved forward with this initiative and hope that this is just the first of many more meaningful projects that the Association and its Membership will support.




Why I Specify the OIRCA

August 25, 2016
Mark Clemmensen, RSW, B. Arch Sc., LEED AP and Specification Writer for AECOM Canada Ltd. tells why he specifies OIRCA.  Click here to find out why. 


Architectural On-Site Roofing Tour

August 11, 2016


OIRCA’s first ever Architectural on-site Roofing Tour was held on July 26th with great success. Feedback from attendees was extremely positive with interest in attending future tours.

The purpose of this endeavor was to bridge the gap between the design community and our Roofing Contractors; allowing Designers to gain firsthand experience on how roofing is actually installed on site.

The attendees learned about different roofing systems while talking to the roofing professionals who make it all happen. Some attendees even had the opportunity to try heat welding a single ply membrane for the first time.

A big thank you to Flynn Canada for demonstrating a single-ply TPO installation while being extremely courteous to our group, Dufferin Roofing for demonstrating a BUR installation and Semple Gooder Roofing for providing a detailed walk through of their picture perfect Modified Bitumen/Green Roof work done on the Yorkdale Shopping Centre.  Also to Peel District School Board who arranged to have our group visit the re-roofing of one of their schools.

Given the success of this venture we will be looking to hold similar on-site tours in the near future. Stay Tuned!



OIRCA Launches Q&A Forum on Website

January 28, 2016

The OIRCA has introduced a Q & A Forum on their Achitectural Documents wepage. The Design forum’s purpose is meant to be used as an ICI (Industrial, Commercial, Institutional) Roofing source of information. We encourage people from the design community as well as procurers of ICI roofing in Ontario to use this Q & A Forum as your go to resource for roofing related questions. As we cannot comment on product specific questions due to warranty requirements, we ask that you keep your questions generic.  The Architectural Documents page may be accessed on the silver menu bar.            

New Roofing Safety Manual Released

December 10, 2019


The OIRCA in conjunction with the Roofers Labour-Management Health & Safety Committee of the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association has released a new 2019 roofing safety manual titled, Low-Slope Roofing, Health & Safety Manual.  This manual replaces the previous version, Health & Safety Guidelines for Low-Slope Roofing.

To download a free copy, click the Safety tab at the top of this webpage.


OIRCA Hosts Risk Management Symposium/Workshop

April 6, 2015

On March 26, 2015 the OIRCA hosted their first Risk Mangement Symposium/Workshop at the Toronto Congress Centre.  Sponsored by OIRCA's insurance partners Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group and Cooper Gay & Co. Ltd. both of London England, the event was a major success with 40 members in attendance.

The morning included presentations by Mr. David Dexter of Mitsui and Mr. Tom Shanahan from the US's National Roofing Contractors Association.  The afternoon workshop was hands-on, interactive and professionally facilitated by Mr. Warren Wilson of the Intersol Group. 


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