CCL university

Sometimes the Best Training and Education Program are Found in House

RCS Influencer Trent Cotney started CCL University to meet the unique learning needs required of the firm’s employees. Cotney Construction Law recently developed CCL University, an apprenticeship program with the goal of preparing new associates for practice in construction law and to better serve clients within the roofing industry. While many firms have short-term preparation… Read More


A focused training program must be a constant process.

RCS Influencer Rudy Gutierrez say that they attend and hold as many training programs as one company of their size can attend without impacting their clients. Currently the focus at Shell Roofing Solutions has been on educating our team on diversity and inclusion. We are preparing our team for the next level of potential hires…. Read More


The Term ‘Diversity’ is Often Misunderstood

RCS Influencer Heidi Ellsworth says that diversity comes from finding the right person for the right job, regardless of race, gender or age. I am a huge advocate of diversity but sometimes I think that the term is misunderstood.  When I talk about diversity in business, I feel it means finding the right person for… Read More

Wendy Marvin

Company Diversity – Why it Matters

RCS Influencer Wendy Marvin says that a diverse workforce begins when we, as leaders, realize we are not the center of the universe. We are the sum of our existence, the product of our family, our experiences and our beliefs.  Our view of the world is colored by previous life experiences, interactions and beliefs –… Read More


Embracing Diversity Starts From The Top

RCS Influencer Sarah Weiss says that you can look at any company’s top leadership team and see how much the company embraces diversity. It’s easy to be diverse on the frontline but how much does a company want diversity of thought in how a company is led? Look at the board room or the leadership… Read More


Three Steps to Creating and Supporting a Diverse Workplace Environment

RCS Influencer Trent Cotney says that companies need to have a commitment to diversity, non-discrimination, and non-harassment in their workplace.   In light of the current labor shortage in the industry and the national conversation sparked by the #Metoo movement regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, never before has the importance of embracing and fostering… Read More

jennifer stone

Diversity is What Brings Big Ideas to the Table

RCS Influencer Jennifer Stone says that a company that does not bring everyone to the table from all walks of life is a company that is going to struggle to be embraced in the future. This month’s topic on diversity is of course near and dear to my heart. As a woman in our industry… Read More

embracing diversity

Creating Diversity Means Engaging with and Educating Local and Regional Demographics

RCS Influencer Rudy Gutierrez says that underrepresented groups are the future of the roofing industry. In today’s business environment adopting a diversity strategy is very import to the future of an organization. Organizations must take the time to understand their local and regional changing demographics, all with diverse cultures. There is a real opportunity. Underrepresented… Read More