RCMA Newsletter


Gratitude & Insights: a look back on the Fall Member Meeting

As the dust settles on RCMA's 2023 Fall Member Meeting, we wanted to express our heartfelt thank you to every member who attended. Your presence was the cornerstone of this event's success. Each of you, by choosing to participate, demonstrated a commitment to the growth and resilience of the roof coatings industry. It is your engagement that drives our industry forward.

This year's meeting was an extraordinary opportunity to hear from industry leaders about the most pressing matters shaping roof coatings today. The insights shared provided valuable perspectives on current trends, challenges, and opportunities in our industry. These discussions are crucial as they help us stay informed and ahead in a rapidly evolving landscape.

We look forward to meeting in-person again on April 17-19, 2024.

Thank you to our 2023 Fall Member Meeting Sponsors

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Exhibitor Lunch Sponsor

Break Sponsors

Drink Ticket Sponsors

Registration Sponsor

2024 Meeting Schedule

Join us for our annual in-person meetings:

  • April 17-19, 2024 - Washington, D.C.
  • October 2024

We are excited to welcome AguaSeal to the RCMA community. We caught up with Perry Smith, General Manager, to learn more about AguaSeal.

Tell us about AguaSeal.

AguaSeal was formed in 2016 as a result of what we saw as a growing need in the market for a line of high-quality roofing and waterproofing systems supported by experienced technical sales and customer service. All of our founding owners and management each has at least 25 years of experience in the "fluid applied roofing" industry with several who started in the late 1980's and us "late comers" having started in the mid 1990's. Over our many decades in the industry, our core values have always been to develop close relationships with our customers and vendors. Originally these values were instilled in us by Nick Causey and Richard Daniel who were at that time the industry leaders in the fluid applied roofing industry. After experiencing several private equity buyouts and finally the sale of our company to a large corporation we unfortunately witnessed the erosion of the important relationships between our customers and that brand. We felt as if we owed it to our customers and friends to support them with the highest-quality systems and services that they had come to know and rely on so AguaSeal was born.

How long have you personally worked at the company? In the industry?

I started in the industry in 1995 as a production manager for Hydro-Stop Inc. Over the many years since, I've supported that company and others in the roles of Plant Manager, Technical Sales Representative, Technical Director, Chief Financial Officer, and floor sweeper! Officially today I am one of the partners and the General Manager of the AguaSeal Acquisition, LLC. 

What markets do you serve?

AguaSeal initially concentrated on commercial and industrial reroofs (and we will continue to). With the addition of Chris Meyer, as our National Sales Manager and a fellow alumnus, we are adding new products and creating new product branding to move us into the DIY, residential, light commercial/property manager, and RV coatings markets. Our goal is to have a product offering for a very diverse application range while maintaining the highest level of quality.  

Why did your company join the RCMA?

Having been members of the RCMA before (for various companies) we have already experienced the value of membership, especially by developing relationships with the many companies in our market.

Name the benefits you hope to gain from membership in the association.

Working with other members of the RCMA, we hope to bring value and insight, (as well as gaining value and insight), to an industry we have been a part of for decades. Our industry needs the support and experience to move forward and bring other, newer generations into the fold. We are looking forward to being an active part in that process.

Free Industry Webinar:  C-PACE Financing

An Innovative Tool for Commercial Roof Improvements

Join us on December 5, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 PM ET for this informative webinar on C-PACE – or Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy – is a financing solution that connects building owners with 100% financing for project costs related to existing building energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how C-PACE financing works and why its 100% long-term benefits are a compelling solution when coupled with roofing projects.
  2. Identify which states and jurisdictions currently operate C-PACE programs and where new programs are under development. 
  3. Explain how C-PACE financing can be used to underwrite roof improvement projects on commercial buildings. 
  4. Learn how to increase your knowledge on C-PACE financing and how to stay current on program developments in the areas you do business. 



  • Brian McCarter, CEO, Sustainable Real Estate Solutions (leading C-PACE program administrator)
  • Tracy Phillips, Director, Colorado C-PACE Program

This webinar is co-sponsored by the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) and the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA). 


This course is approved for the following education credits: IIBEC 1.0 CEHs | AIA 1.0 LUs (pending).


Join an RCMA Committee

Are you interested to get more involved in the roof coatings industry and are a member of the RCMA? Join one of our three committees: Communications, Membership, and Education Committee (CMEC), Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC), and Technical Affairs Committee (TAC).

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RCMA Virtual Training Program

Modules 1-Evaluating and Preparing Surfaces for Roof Coatings, 2-Roof Coating Technologies, and 3-Roof Coating Application Best Practices are now available at RoofCoatings.com. These virtual training modules provide essential information required to understand roof coatings. 

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Virtual Training Program Modules 1, 2, and 3

Contact us:

Amy Luckado (email)

Executive Director

Michael Fischer (email)

Technical Director

Jesse Stallsmith (email)
Staff Associate

Macy Murray (email)

Staff Associate