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Learn How to Save Time and Money with Rick The Roofer at Upcoming International Tradeshows

The 50-year roofing industry veteran launches the 2020 TAMKO Roadshow with hands-on demonstrations for roofing professionals in the TAMKO booths at both IBS and IRE

Across America, roofing professionals are learning how to save time and money from TAMKO’s Rick the Roofer® as he offers first-hand product and industry knowledge on national roadshow tours. This year, roofing professionals will have even more opportunities to learn the latest with Rick the Roofer as he kicks off the 2020 TAMKO Roadshow with some of the industry’s biggest events in the world, including the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 21-23 and the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Dallas, Texas February 4-6. Attendees will get to meet Rick the Roofer, see live demonstrations, and enter for a chance to win one of two drones at TAMKO’s booth during IRE.

Rick-the-Roofer-sidebarSince TAMKO Building Products introduced Rick the Roofer in 2018, the 50-year roofing industry veteran has quickly gained popularity with thousands of roofing professionals at more than 60 public and private industry events across the country, providing education, resources and hands-on installation demonstrations.

“Rick’s knowledge, experience and skills are unmatched in the roofing industry,” said Stephen McNally, TAMKO vice president of sales and marketing. “There’s only one Rick the Roofer and he’s in high demand, so the tradeshows are a perfect time for contractors and roofing professionals to meet and connect with him.”

At IBS and IRE, Rick the Roofer will be presenting some of his most popular live demonstrations, including TAMKO’s 2 Cuts 5 Courses No Waste standard installation method that reduces waste and saves contractors significant time and money.

“I teach roofing professionals about ‘The TAMKO Way,’” said Rick the Roofer. “Our interactions are designed to enhance everyone’s experience, and for contractors, that means saving time and money.”

Throughout 2020, Rick the Roofer will travel nationwide in his custom-built truck and trailer to events hosted by some of the largest distributors in the industry. Following the international tradeshows, Rick will head east, kicking off the Rick the Roofer 2020 TAMKO Roadshow tour with a series of events in the Southeast, Northeast and upper Midwest. Visit to see details and updates on Rick the Roofer’s tour schedule.

Fans are encouraged to connect with Rick the Roofer on social media for the latest information on products, industry news and updates on his upcoming show appearances. Rick can be found on Facebook at Rick the Roofer Taylor, on Twitter, @Rick_theRoofer, and on Instagram, @Rick_theRoofer.

About Rick the Roofer :

Rick the Roofer is TAMKO’s Field Sales Training Manager who specializes in training TAMKO sales representatives and industry professionals on company products and proper installations. With 50 years of industry experience as a roofing contractor and a former Territory Manager for TAMKO, Rick the Roofer travels nationwide in a custom-built truck and trailer providing live demos and information on the latest TAMKO products.


In 2024, TAMKO Building Products LLC celebrates 80 years in business. TAMKO is a leading independent manufacturer of residential roofing shingles crafted with American pride. At TAMKO, the popular Heritage® shingle series and Proline™ shingle series feature the best roofing colors on the market that are backed by a brand name recognized for its rich history, core values of honesty and integrity, quality products and processes, authority with building professionals and support for its community. For more information about TAMKO, visit our website at