Dick Fricklas and Jerry Teitsma Visit Duro-Last

On Wednesday, May 11, Duro-Last was pleased to host roofing industry luminaries Dick Fricklas and Jerry Teitsma at our corporate headquarters in Saginaw, Michigan. Dick and Jerry came as part of a plant tour arranged by Duro-Last independent sales representative Tom Allen of Aurora, Colorado.

Dick and Jerry are esteemed throughout the roofing industry as reliable and informed resources, and they make it a point to keep abreast of manufacturing trends and other roofing industry developments. From all indications, both gentlemen were impressed with the production capabilities and attention to detail in Duro-Last’s manufacturing operation.

Dick Fricklas is an educator and author. Before retiring from full-time employment, Fricklas was technical director at the Roofing Industry Educational Institute (RIEI), which is no longer in operation. He co-authored the Manual of Low-Slope Roof Systems, considered one of the most important reference books in the commercial roofing industry.

Jerry Teitsma, a roofing and waterproofing consultant, was the Director of Educational Services for the Roof Consultants Institute from 2001 to 2010. He is currently the Assistant to the Director of Educational Services.

Duro-Last President, Tom Hollingsworth; Dick Fricklas; Duro-Last Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Steve Ruth; Jerry Teitsma