TIPS/TAPS Cooperative Purchasing Network
The TIPS/TAPS Cooperative Purchasing Network has made it easy to comply with Texas Law regarding purchasing roofing services while saving your organization time & money.
- There’s no need to perform the tedious and time consuming bid spec writing, postings, reviews, tabulations & awards. The TIPS/TAPS has taken care of that with their rigorous vendor selection process.
- Convenient one-stop shopping from your office computers. You create purchase reqs, route them thru an approval path you define, track their status, create P.O.s & submit them electronically via fax or on line.
- Apply the buying leverage of a massive purchasing co-op making it easier to address your budgetary constraints.
- The TIPS/TAPS is endorsed by TAC, TML & TEA while complying with Section 791.001 of Texas Government Code.
The “Castro Standard” is available to BuyBoard members in Regions 10 & 11
“Turn key” waterproofing analysis & roofing projects are available from one of the pre-eminent commercial roofing contractors in all of Texas…Castro Roofing. They went through an exhaustive BuyBoard selection process with the most reputable of roofing contractors & was chosen to service your region. Castro is ready to handle all of your roofing projects by providing:
- Texas Registered Engineer Specifications & Designs
- Quality Control & Assurance
- Labor & Materials
- Bonds, Insurance & Permits
- Electrical, Plumbing & HVAC disconnects & reconnects
in order to provide you with roof repairs, maintenance, replacements, & waterproofing.
What is the “Castro Standard”?
It starts with their reputation for completing the job on time, within budget and WITHOUT hassles. When choosing a commercial roofing contractor to handle your project, make sure that the contractor you hire measures up to the “Castro Standard” in these 7 critical areas:
- Providing Unsurpassed Communication and Customer Service: Castro Roofing knows that the progress of your project is extremely important to you. That’s why they have put together a Personal Client Project Status section on this website, specifically for you and your staff, which will allow you to continually monitor the status of your project. During anytime of the day or night, as long as you have access to the internet, you can view the exact status of your project, see pictures of the progress being made, read through the daily reports, and get visual representations of any problem spots that need to be discussed. As a highly valued client with Castro Roofing, you’ll be completely “in the loop” at all times.
- Providing a Dedicated Site Supervisor On EVERY Job: Every job is assigned to a dedicated job supervisor whose sole responsibility is to make sure your project proceeds as desired and expected. Castro Roofing job supervisors have an average of 20 years’ experience in roofing projects. They are totally familiar with the requirements of federal projects. Each work crew has a foreman who reports to the job-site supervisor. Castro’s professional foremen and workers are trained and certified to manufacturer’s specifications and standards on specialized materials, equipment and installation procedures. A major task of a job supervisor is to provide continual face-to-face and written progress reports to the Project Facility Manager so the job stays on track.
- Using ONLY Field-Tested, Quality Roofing Material From Market Leading Suppliers. Castro Roofing offers the most extensive warranty available from roofing suppliers with certifications to install materials according to their specifications. Castro is certified to complete all warranties. Because of the specialized training Castro receives directly from the manufacturer, you can be sure that your roof will be laid right the first time, with little warranty problems. In addition, materials are continually inspected by the job supervisor and field crew, from its receipt on the job site, thru installation, and finally, to a thorough inspection when the job is completed.
- Having the Proper Equipment: One of the major causes of delays in completing a job is not having the proper equipment or having the proper equipment on hand when it’s needed. Castro clients will never have their job shut down due to not having the proper equipment, on hand, to do the job. In fact, Castro owns and maintains all of its specialized equipment so your project will NEVER be delayed waiting on a piece of equipment to be delivered by a rental company. In addition to the usual equipment found with any roofing company, Castro also has:
- Trucks powered by propane (for cleaner air) which are less than 2 years old;
- A 40 ton crane so materiel and equipment gets to where it’s needed;
- A dump truck with scissor lift center section;
- Computerized sheet metal break because every project requires custom-formed sheet metal;
- A panel machine to custom cut sheet metal right on your job site;
- An automatic sheer, tear-off machine so projects are not behind schedule as soon as they start;
- Fume Recovery filtering System so the environment and building occupants are protected.
Castro’s FRS Systems
If you’re installing commercial roofing material that presents odor problems, our Fume Recovery Systems will let your hot BUR roofing project proceed without interruption
REDUCE ODORS AND AIRBORNE CONTAMINANTS
If a coal tar or asphalt hot bituminous modified or BUR roofing project is in your future, you needn’t worry about fumes and odors that are a by-product of such an installation. Castro Roofing’s FRS Systems will dramatically reduce the risk of airborne contaminates and virtually eliminate objectionable odors during the application of hot BUR or modified.
This exclusive technology captures and systematically filters fumes and odors from both hot-coal tar and asphalt commercial roofing material applications to nearly undetectable levels.
Before the advent of FRS, a roofing project meant not only inconvenience and discomfort to employees, customers and others served by a business or institution – it could also mean an additional economic burden. Often, the only options were to shut down operations during bituminous installation or pay for premium-priced night shifts for certain projects.
But Castro Roofing’s FRS Systems allow roofing projects at odor-sensitive sites to continue without interruption, saving both time and money.
- High volume gravel vacuum system to eliminate air pollution;
- JLG Telehandlers to help perform the roofing operation safer and more efficient than using other methods of loading and unloading materials and equipment.
The JLG model G9-43A telehandler delivers excellent productivity on a wide range of jobs with the capacity to lift, move and place up to 9,000-pounds of materials including lumber, blocks and trusses. A larger cab allows excellent visibility while all-wheel steering provides improved access and maneuverability on tight job sites.
- Spill kits so there’s never a delay in cleaning up any spill that might occur.
To see a partial list of Castro equipment, click here. Having the proper equipment and the certified personnel to operate them allows them to keep your project on schedule, thereby improving productivity, safety, and job completion. And, of course, they conduct regular maintenance checks to ensure all tools and equipment are ready for work when needed.
- Being Environmentally Aware: Keeping the environment safe is a big concern to Castro Roofing – that’s why they address environmental safety issues during personnel training on specialized equipment used for specific events, such as water runoff, fume recovery, and spills. Castro field crew are also briefed on each job regarding the environmental issues surrounding a particular job at that particular site. They are trained in the use of the recovery and protection equipment. As a result of this training, there have not been any accidents with highly contaminable substances in Castro’s 16 year history.
- Having On-going Employee and Safety Training: Castro field crews and staff are trained in the proper installation of all materials. They have also adopted and received federal approval on their detailed safety manual. Receiving federal approval of this Safety Manual has resulted in streamlining the contract and job progress. The safety standards of the National Roofing Contractor’s Association, the Corps of Engineers manual, and OSHA 1926 have also been integrated into the Castro Safety Manual. Castro insures all employees with workmen’s compensation insurance and carries a multi-million dollar general liability policy. All trucks and equipment are covered with appropriate insurance policies, as well.
- Having Proper Insurance for ALL its Employees: Castro carries an aggregate general liability insurance policy of $2 million, $5 million per occurrence, and $4 million umbrella insurance. PLUS they also choose to carry Workers Compensation insurance for all staff. They carry these policies to protect you from liability from unforeseen yet possible very unfortunate and costly events.
In the state of Texas, contractors are not required to have Workman’s Compensation Insurance. This means that if a worker is injured while working on your property, and the contractor chose to not insure their workers, you will be exposed to serious liability and the possibility of lawsuits. Also, call the insurance agent listed on the insurance certificates of coverage to verify coverage is in effect during every project.
Another common occurrence to be aware of is a contractor you hire will show that he carries Workman’s Compensation, but then he hires subcontractors to do the work. If the subcontractor does not carry Workman’s Compensation Insurance on their employees, and his employee get hurt while working on your project, you again incur liability and risk the possibility of a lawsuit. Castro Roofing uses NO SUBCONTRACTORS – their crew and staff are all Castro employees. And again, because we carry Workers Compensation insurance on all their employees, you are never at risk from worker injury.
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- The 5 BIGGEST mistakes to avoid on job-site inspections
- Tips, strategies and guidelines for writing specification so you get only the best contractor’s submitting bids
- List of the 10 most important documents required to assure you have a successful project
- Roles and responsibilities of a job site supervisor
- The 7 serious flaws in submittal bids
- Most recent safety and environmental issues