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2023 Seminar Press Release

Duro-Last® Inc. Honors Contractor of the Year and Annual Project Awards at 2023 National Sales Seminar

SAGINAW, Mich. – Duro-Last’s annual National Sales Seminar, held January 22 through 24 at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California, welcomed more than 1,200 guests representing more than 230 certified Duro-Last roofing contractor companies. The highly-anticipated event was packed with educational sessions, networking, company news and product announcements. It is also a time to celebrate the work and accomplishments of 2022.

“Our 38th annual sales seminar in Hollywood was an event unlike any other in the roofing industry,” Duro-Last CEO Tom Saeli said. “It is an opportunity to celebrate, educate and learn from and with our contractors. We set records for square footage produced and sold in 2022, and we’re optimistic about 2023. The time we spend at Seminar each year with our contractors ensures we understand their upcoming needs, and it gives us an opportunity to achieve our mission - to ‘wow our customers all ways always.’”

Contractor of the Year Award
Duro-Last’s 2022 Contractor of the Year is Royalty Roofing from Seymour, Indiana.

Royalty Roofing earned the Contractor of the Year distinction for its exceptional work, attention to detail, customer service and outstanding sales throughout 2022. Royalty Roofing, an authorized Duro-Last contractor for more than 25 years, also earned the distinction of being the first-ever recipient of the Duro-Last Platinum Eagle Award based on exceptional sales for 2022.


Project Awards
Additionally, six project awards were presented to contractors in the following categories

Project of the Year
Recognizing the project that best utilizes all aspects of a Duro-Last Roofing System and demonstrates a dedication to outstanding workmanship, best practices, innovation and customer service.
Contractor: Mid-Western Commercial Roofers from Mobile, Alabama       
Project: First Baptist Church in Biloxi, Mississippi

Custom-Fabrication Award
Recognizing the project that best utilizes Duro-Last’s custom-fabricated membrane and accessories throughout the roofing system.
Contractor: Damschroder Roofing from Freemont, Ohio
Project: Arch Building, The Andersons in Maumee, Ohio

Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky™ Award
Recognizing the project that best utilizes Duro-Last products for the entire roofing system – from Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky.
Contractor: Old South Construction Company from Wetumpka, Alabama
Project: Riverton Intermediate School in Huntsville, Alabama

Metal Roofing Award
Recognizing the project that best utilizes EXCEPTIONAL® Metals metal roofing and wall panels.
Contractor: PMR Roofing from Dallas
Project: Val Verde County Courthouse in Del Rio, Texas

Specialty Membrane Award
Recognizing the project that best utilizes Duro-Last roll good products.
Contractor: Great Lakes Roofing and Insulation Systems, Inc. from Sault Saint Marie, Michigan
Project: Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan


Sustainability Award
Recognizing the project that best utilizes Duro-Last products or services to reduce the environmental impact of the building.
Contractor: Royalty Roofing Inc.
Project: Crothersville Junior/Senior High School in Crothersville, Indiana

About Duro-Last Inc.
Known as the “World’s Best Roof®”, Duro-Last Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of custom-fabricated, thermoplastic single-ply roofing systems. Factory-controlled custom-fabrication can eliminate up to 85% of field seams, resulting in lower on-site labor costs and easier installation. Duro-Last’s roofing systems are sustainable and durable. More than two billion square feet of Duro-Last membrane has been installed throughout North America. Duro-Last is headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan, with additional manufacturing facilities in Grants Pass, Oregon; Jackson, Mississippi; Sigourney, Iowa; Carrollton, Texas; and Ludlow, Massachusetts. For more information on Duro-Last, call 800.248.0280 or visit

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Feb. 17, 2023          

Contact: Holly Roenicke,          
Marketing Communications Manager          

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