Not only do ARCA Members donate money to cherished Phoenix-based charity Youth at Risk, some offer their labor, skill, and materials too. Ron Brown of Jim Brown and Sons Roofing generously volunteered time and manpower (he worked on it himself along with Scott Brown, Bryan Hill, Alfred Betancourt, Tom Knudson, Chester Goldmeer and Mark Looney) to coat the roof of Phoenix Youth at Risk’s facility.
Materials for this job were kindly contributed by Harry Hummel at KM Coatings Mfg., Inc. and Kim McCunn at Western Colloid.
Brown explains, “The roof was an old cap sheet builtup roof system that was in very poor condition. We power-washed the roof and repaired needed areas with caulk and web, then coated the roof with two coats of elastomeric white coating, giving it another 10 years of life. The new roof should also lower their electric bills during the summer months by reducing the heat to the building and reducing the amount of time their air conditioners need to run to cool the offices. Hopefully this will allow them to use their funds to help the kids they do such a good job with.”