CRCA Announces 2019 Roofing Canada Award Winner
The Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) has announced that Flynn Canada Ltd is the recipient of its annual Roofing Canada Award. Flynn’s Saskatoon branch took home the award for their work on the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon. The award was presented to Vern Hunt (Flynn’s Saskatoon branch manager) at the association’s Annual General Meeting held April 15, 2019 in Montreal, QC.
Flynn was the entire building envelope contractor for this project and their team was made up of staff from Saskatoon, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Calgary and St. John’s – resulting in a true coast to coast team effort. The roofing work consisted of 16 different roof sections totaling 85,000 square feet. With several roof locations not accessible by tower crane for lifting and minimal tie-off points – getting products to these many roofs was a challenge. Working in confined spaces was another challenge for Flynn employees. The hospital is also the new home for the STARS helicopter ambulance with a landing pad located on the top level of the hospital. Flynn also donated their time and money to the Christmas/Santa Clause display at the hospital for all children in the recovery unit. Gifts were handed out and large Christmas displays were placed atop the roofs for all the kids to view.
“Our members are involved in some very interesting, challenging and rewarding work that should be recognized. We received many submissions throughout 2018 for the award and selecting one project to earn the award was extremely difficult. We are proud to count Flynn Canada Ltd as one of our members,” stated Bob Brunet CRCA’s Executive Director. This award-winning project will be highlighted in the 2019 Fall/Winter issue of Roofing Canada magazine.
The Roofing Canada Award recognizes a project completed by a CRCA member based on outstanding workmanship, innovation, service to the community and or service to the industry. All entries were judged by their roofing industry peers.
Members of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) are the most knowledgeable roofers in Canada. We advocate for and keep our members informed on matters of national and international interest. As the voice of the Canadian roofing industry since 1960, we promote collaboration within the industry from coast to coast. We also represent and defend our members’ interests, and support them to excel in business both professionally and technically.