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Carpenter's Roofing & Sheet Metal in West Palm Beach, Florida, Wins 2011 Gold Circle Award
Project: Windsong II, Palm Beach, FL * General Contractor: Worth Builders of Palm Beach * Architect: Thomas M. Kirchhoff, Kirchhoff Architects * Roofing & Architectural Metal: Carpenter's Roofing & Sheet Metal * Category: Innovative Solutions
By: Jason Lovelady, Carpenter's Roofing & Sheet Metal
From an International pool of highly talented and industry recognized companies nominated for the “Innovative Solutions” category, Carpenter’s Roofing was among a group of three finalists. In the end, however, the February 17 announcement was made during the NRCA’s 124th Annual Convention at the International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas that Carpenter’s had taken gold for a one-of-a-kind elliptical dome crowned in copper.
“It’s truly an honor to receive an award of this caliber,” says Jason Lovelady, President of Carpenter’s Roofing & Sheet Metal. “We knew we were on to something truly unique with this project, something requiring the metal craftsmanship that went into old-world architecture.”
The swirl of 1,100 individual and unique diamond shaped copper panels covers an elliptical dome that was designed to mimic a similar pattern in the marble flooring of another home designed by local architect Thomas M. Kirchhoff, AIA, who nominated Carpenter’s for the award. From pouring the 5,000 psi structural concrete deck beneath the copper dome to marking the intricate and unique pattern and attaching the diamond-shaped panels, the project was as logistically challenging as it gets, Lovelady says.
“There was nothing like it in our corporate memory or in any of our 80 years of reference material to guide us with construction,”
Carpenter’s Roofing & Sheet Metal has been serving South Florida homeowners’ properties since 1931. With a huge portfolio of creative, sophisticated and innovative roof structures custom designed and installed on the area’s most prestigious properties, Carpenter’s Roofing has gained a well-earned reputation as South Florida’s most trusted and respected roofing contractor.