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MAY 2017

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A hail and wind storm damaged two roofs at the YMCA of the Treasure Coast in Stuart, Florida. The roofs were already 40+ years old and now needed major rehab. Feature 38 MAY 2017 COATINGSPROMAG.COM W BY JENNIFER FRAKES PHOTOS COURTESY MULE-HIDE PRODUCTS & VENTURE CONSTRUCTION GROUP OF FLORIDA Going Green and Doing Good: YMCA Roof Rescue W hen a powerful hail and wind storm severely damaged the roofs of two facilities operated by the YMC A of the Treasure Coast in Stuart, Florida, quick action was needed. e YMC A soon found out that insurance would only cover a portion of the cost of the repairs on the roofs of the Richard C. Geisinger Sr. (the Y's main branch) and the SportsWorld facilities. e main branch had suffered the most damage, and its 40+-year-old roof needed a complete tear-off and replacement. e SportsWorld facility fared slightly better, but significant repairs were still required to fix the many leaks. W hen Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) learned that the Y was in desperate need of funds to cover the cost of the repairs, they, along with Mule-Hide Products, stepped up to the plate. VCGFL donated 25 percent of the labor and materials needed to reroof the Richard C. Geisinger Sr. branch, and VCGFL joined forces with Mule-Hide Products to cover more than 80 percent of the cost of repairing the SportsWorld facility, with VCGFL providing the labor and materials and Mule-Hide Products contributing additional materials for the job. "e two locations were in really bad shape. As part of our integral mission to give back to the community, we were happy to help this incredible organization," said Steve Shanton, CEO of VCGFL. "We reviewed the insurance policy with the owner and made recommendations for repairs that would double the life of the roof so that the Y could continue to operate for years to come in a safe environment. We had a full crew actively working on the repairs, ensuring that they happened as quickly as possi- ble with little interruption to the Y's extensive services." is entire project team felt strongly about supporting a non-profit organization that, for more than 40 years, has focused on strengthening the community through youth devel- opment, healthy living, and social responsibility. In addition, Shanton and Mule-Hide saw an opportunity to install green roofing materials on the two facilities, not only helping the ROOF SILICONE

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