Thank You Steve, On Behalf of All of Us!

 

What a run, Steve!

Above: Incoming President Ron Malekow, Howard Roofing Co., Inc. (right) presents Outgoing President Steve Lang, Lang Roofing (left) with a special plaque for his years of service to our association.

Steve, we cannot thank you enough for your years of tireless and passionate service to the Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California.

We thank you for all that you have done, from your dedicated service as Vice President, to Chair of our Golf Committee/Tournament work, to your tremendous tenure as President.

Your countless hours of time. Your remarkable output of work. Your authentic outpouring of energy. Your heartfelt service. You have poured yourself into our association and we will forever be thankful.

At our meeting on January 29, we presented a plaque to Steve in honor of all his years of work for the Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California.


We know that most – if not all of you – have met Steve and gotten to know him over the years.

But just for the record… Here are ten quick facts you should know about Steve!

How it all started. As a teenager, Steve spent his summers in Downey, California, working construction and roofing jobs.

One for the record books. At just 19 years of age, Steve passed the California contractor’s license exam, becoming the youngest B-1 general contractor in California.

Early beginnings. At the ripe age of 22, Steve started his own roofing company.

A model for small businesses. Forty years later, Lang Roofing is still a thriving small business in Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

Steve and RCASoCal. In 1995, Steve joined the Board of Directors for the Roofing Contractors Association of Southern California. He has served in various capacities for almost 25 years!

Steve outside of the industry. Steve volunteers with his church and has spent a considerable amount of time working with youth in various mentoring programs.

A higher calling. Steve has served as a bishop in his area for over 15 years.

A family man. Steve has been married to his wife Cindy for over 35 years. They have three daughters and twelve grandchildren.

The great outdoors. He’s an avid golfer and surfer and loves being outdoors.

Work and life ethic. If anyone knows Steve, there’s one thing they can tell you for sure: The man knows the value of hard work.

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Industry Veteran Joins Sales Team at South Coast Shingle!

We are excited to introduce you to a new member of our Sales Team. Miguel Murillo is a 16 year veteran of South Coast Shingle, starting as a helper on the truck loading material – to working in the yard and eventually becoming Yard Supervisor. Miguel knows what it takes to get the job done out in the yard and out in the field. He is ambitious and driven and can’t wait to help you in any way he can! Be sure to stop by our Long Beach location and say Hi to Miguel. While you’re there, ask him for a SCS T-shirt!

Happy Retirement, Gary!

Gary Stephens has been a devoted member of the South Coast Shingle Family since October 25, 1986. He will be ending his 32 year run on December 1, 2018. Prior to his time with SCS, he was a roofing installer for Whitcomb Roofing (Artesia, CA).

Gary and his wife Toni are excited about being able to spend more time with their two daughters and five grandkids.

South Coast Shingle thanks Gary for his dedicated service and for playing a big part in the success of SCS during his time with the team!

Enjoy Retirement, Frank!

In May of this year, Frank Paour (JB Wholesale) decided to call it a career and turn a new page in life! We want to give a big thank you to Frank for his years of service to our Board of Directors, and to the industry.

Frank joined our Board of Directors in 2005 after a recommendation by current Board Member Ross Riddle (South Coast Shingle).

For the next 13 years, Frank would serve with great dedication on our Golf and Scholarship Committee, taking special enjoyment in working with vendors in support of our Annual Jim Nienow Golf Tournament.

Frank sees the management of Connerly and Associates, beginning in 2006, and the outstanding leadership of Executive Director Julie Cisneros as a turning point for the association, with Julie becoming “our true leader and the voice of our association.”

35 Years of Work in the Industry

Frank started his career in 1983 with Atlantic Pacific Building Materials, working there until 1994 when the business closed due to the rise of big box stores and the failing economy. That same year, he assumed the role of Branch Manager with Structural Materials Co. in Montebello, working with Chis and Paul Byrne. Their outside salesman Gerry Tabert became a longtime coworker of Frank, with the two of them working together for nearly 20 years.

When Structural sold to Beacon in the summer of 2012, Frank accepted the opportunity to open a new branch for Roofing Supply Group in Hawthorne. After RSG sold to Beacon, he eventually moved to JB Wholesale in 2015, staying with the company until his retirement in May of this year.

“This industry has brought me many good friendships and endless great times,” Frank reflects. “I want to thank all the vendors I worked with, and so many of the great employees that I worked with and helped mentor during these years. I am happy to see so many of them still working and carrying on until their day of retirement.”

Over a Decade of Service to RCASoCal

It was truly a pleasure having Frank on our Board of Directors for so many years. He could always be depended on for his creative ideas. But just as important as that, Frank was always a great listener. His ability to show attentiveness is one of his great strengths. He constantly welcomed the flow of ideas, and genuinely desired the best for RCASoCal.

“Frank gave me pointers and, due to his support, I could do my job better,” says RCASoCal Executive Director Julie Cisneros. “Each of the Board Members holds the key to the success of the association. The Board, including Frank, have shown me great trust in leading the association, and have given me flexibility with ideas and staff support to build the association we have today.”

Frank, on behalf of the association and its Board of Directors, we salute you and thank you for your years of service to our association and our industry!