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Going Above and Beyond

Commercial Construction Internships in northern Michigan!!!

Are you a college student? Are you interested in learning about Commercial Construction, Business Management, how to perform Energy Evaluations, and practical hands on business management? If so, you may be a candidate to be the 2014 Springfield SmartIntern. Springfield strives to stay on the cutting edge of building renovation, energy conservation, and employs a variety of degreed professionals to serve our commercial clients with the latest and greatest technology while knocking it “out of the park” with customer service. We are looking for a college student(s) that have similar interests to work with our fantastic team during the summer of 2014. Get more information by contacting Terri Jo at TerriJo@springfieldsmartroof.com.

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Roof Study in Oregon

Portland State University in Oregon is partnering with Walmart to study green roofing and white reflective roofing. Their study will help compare how well each roof type filters rainwater, and whether energy use and heat-island issues can be reduced. Springfield Commercial Roofing is always trying to find better ways to save energy for our customers.

American City Business Journals/Portland, Ore.


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49 Solar Panels and The 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers are going to score a touchdown in energy savings!  They are installing 49 solar panels on the top of their new stadium.  Why pay the power companies when mother nature can supply your energy needs?


Our rooftops are “solar ready.”  Want to save money on energy in northern Michigan?  Call Springfield – we can help!

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Save Energy – Save the Landfill!

Energy efficient reflective roofs are almost always the best solution because they help save energy and keep your building dry.  However, there is also a benefit to keeping an existing asphalt roof as long as possible too.  Asphalt roofing materials are not very recyclable and usually end up in a landfill.  Therefore keeping the old roof going as long as possible can also be argued to be a “green” solution as it keeps the stuff out of the landfill.  Springfield strives to keep your existing roof performing.  A re-roof is only recommended when all repair options are exhausted.

Call us for a free roof evaluation – 231-263-5300.


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Devoted to Roofing!

I just finished a phone call with a potential “new” client.  During the conversation about the issues he was having with his roof, he made the comment:  “Gee – you are really into this aren’t you?”  Guilty as charged!  Our devotion to solving problems and fixing issues was showing through AGAIN.  What can I say?  At Springfield, we fall in LOVE with solving your rooftop problems and providing decades of leak free living for your commercial building.

Read about our products at springfieldsmartroof.com.  We can help!

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Halfway Through The Year!

Now that the year is halfway over – – it’s time to “raise the roof”…..Rather,  "raise the ROOFING" questions such as:  Are you adequately protected for the upcoming northern Michigan winter?  Do you have adequate insulation, ventilation, and more importantly………….would you like a zero cost evaluation of your commercial flat or low sloped rooftop?  We can provide you information that will help with your capital planning and help to keep you warm and dry this winter.  Call us for your FREE roof evaluation! 231-263-5300

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Cool Roofs

Michigan Building Owners take note:  Choosing the right roofing material could save you money and help the environment.

While the most important aspect of selecting a new roof is the contractor you choose, a secondary component is making sure you are using “cool” materials.  Any northern Michigan roofing contractor, worth his tool box, will be knowledgeable of the latest energy efficient products and will recommend those for your re-roof project.  Need a new roof or repairs to your existing roof?  Springfield can help!  Who’s on your roof?

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Energy Savings from “Cool” Roofs

Are you aware of the benefits of using a roof system with high solar reflectance and thermal emmittance. The benefits are important for your wallet and the environment!

Benefits of a Cool Roof System:

  • Reduced energy use: A cool roof transfers less heat to the building below, so the building stays cooler and uses less energy for air conditioning.
  • Reduced air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions: By lowering energy use, cool roofs decrease the production of associated air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Improved human health and comfort: Cool roofs can reduce air temperatures inside buildings with and without air conditioning, helping to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths.

Read more: http://www.epa.gov/hiri/mitigation/coolroofs.htm

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Tips to Better One-on-One Communication!

The Small Business Administration of Michigan suggests these great tips on improving your one-on-one communication while at work.  However, after reading them, they definitely could or should be used while communicating with anyone, don't you think?

Enhance the communication process with your employees by:

  1. Stop finishing their sentences.Communication skills
  2. Don’t’ say “I knew that” after a team member shares a revelation with you.
  3. Say “thank you” when you receive a compliment from a team member.
  4. Stop using the word “no”.
  5. Stop using the word “but”.
  6. Do not “multi-task” when a team member is speaking to you.
  7. Stop trying to impress your subordinates with how smart you are.

All good tips to get in the habit of doing.

Source:  Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) January/February 2013 article by Tom Borg.

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