When Scott Luck, production foreman for Canonsburg, Pa-based CentiMark Corp., joined the roofing profession as a laborer 22 years ago, people who knew him could not believe the former certified nurse’s assistant had made such a shift in his career path.
And now, Luck has been presented with the Best of the Best Award, an extension of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress’ Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, co-sponsored by OMG Roofing Products Inc., Agawam, Mass., and Professional Roofing.
“All the people who laughed at me when I started roofing – they couldn’t believe I was doing it. I get a different reaction now,” Luck says.
Luck was presented the award at NRCA’s 128th Annual Convention held Feb. 24-26 in New Orleans. A feature article in Professional Roofing’s May edition tells how Luck became a leader at CentiMark and the Best of the Best.
Throughout years, Luck’s willingness to learn and do the job right enabled him to progress in his career at CentiMark. Luck has held various positions as a service foreman, then alternating between service and production jobs before settling on his current position as a production foreman.
“Scott always wanted to learn. He accepted authority well and was respectful,” says Dave LaMolinare, operations manager at CentiMark who trained Luck when he started in roofing. “If something needed to be done, he would do it.”
Years later, his background in nursing and quick thinking has enabled him to save the lives of two of his crew members.
“Scott not only is a great leader on the roof, but on two occasions, he moved quickly to save the lives of two of his men,” says Tim Rainey, president of Supreme Systems Inc., Dallas, and MVP Task Force Chairman.
Luck also is admired by his colleagues for his respectful management style, emphasis on worker safety and his excellent customer communication skills.
“He’ll let them know where the crew will be working and address any concerns, which is something that is not always common for foremen,” says Nate Thompson, senior project manager for CentiMark.
According to Brian Altvater, CentiMark’s Great Lakes regional manager, Luck is one of the company’s most requested foremen.
To read Professional Roofing’s article in its entirety, click here.