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RCI, Inc. - Formerly Roof Consultants Institute, is an international non-profit association of professional roof consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roof systems. from sprayed polyurethane foam to cedar shake, rci, inc. has a member-expert for most every type of roof system used in the world today.

President's Message

Welcome to the Great Lakes Chapter website!  Serving the Members and Associates of our chapter is the goal of the Great Lakes Chapter of RCI Board of Directors.

It is with great privilege I will be serving as president of the 2016 Great Lakes Chapter of RCI. My intention is to keep our chapter on the well groomed path paved by our previous Boards of Directors and you our members. Don’t fix what isn’t broken.  Please allow me to officially introduce to you the 2016 Board of Directors:

• Ron Kinne, RRC, RRO                     President

• Joe Sobas, RRC, RRO                     Vice President

• Jim Markiewicz                                  Secretary

• Rick Bresso, PE, RRC                      Treasurer

• Mark Breitner                                   Professional Director

• Paul Majkowski, PE, RRC               Professional Director

• Jeff Scott, RRC, RRO, CCS             Professional Director

• Natalie Thompson                             Professional Director

• Sue Baumberger                                Industry Director

• Terry Owens                                       Industry Director

• Raymond Makiejus, RRC, RRO      Region III Director

With the help of these dedicated volunteers our goal is to better ourselves by improving on the four components that challenge us throughout the year:

Provide Education For Our Members:  We need to pave the way for future RROs and RRCs in order to keep our local chapter and our industry strong.  A requirement of RCI, Inc. for maintaining an RRO designation, is each candidate must have at least 10 continuing education units (CEU) per year.  An RRC candidate must have at least 12 CEUs per year.

Each year, RCI-GLC attempts to deliver 12 CEU in 3 technical sessions. These technical sessions are planned well in advance and require a good deal of the Board’s time and energy to consistently produce high quality and educational programs.  This year, Mr. Paul Majkowski, PE, RRC has agreed to actively chair the educational committee.  While we have plenty of great local presenters, our goal this year is to provide a speaker or two who is a well known expert at the national level in his or her chosen field of expertise.  Stay tuned to find out who Paul can find.

Increase Membership:  It is important to any organization to have an abundant, diversified and active membership. This gives us the latitude to improve services and activities. Strong membership offers credibility while strengthening our industry. The $50.00 membership fee is inexpensive considering RCI-GLC provides the best educational and networking opportunities in our industry. We hope you will encourage your employees, co-workers, even your competitors to take advantage of all RCI-GLC has to offer.  We are off to a great membership start for 2016, but there is always room for one more member.  You must know someone who would make a great addition and who could benefit from RCI-GLC.

Support Our Local Charities: We are one of only a few RCI local chapters that has a charity event. We should all be proud of the amount of money we have donated to local charities. This year’s Golf Outing donation will allow us to surpass the $100,000 mark in total donations given. Last year’s Golf Outing was record breaking for attendance and for donations.  I am hopeful that we can exceed last year’s golf outing, even if it is by $1 only.

Provide a Friendly Atmosphere: Thanks to all of you, RCI GLC is a friendly organization and it is important it is kept this way. While we all share the same goal of bettering ourselves and the industry we work in, we should enjoy the ride. Participation is key: Our tech sessions can provide healthy industry debates, while the annual Tigers Game outing provides a time to bring our families together. At RCI GLC, there is something fun for everyone to participate in.

In summary, RCI GLC is a place you can get good education at a fair price, be part of an organization that has depth and be given a wonderful avenue to give to others while enjoying the entire experience. We promise we will do everything possible to make your experience not only beneficial but also a place you feel you want to contribute.  Many hands make little work.

Ron Kinne




The mission of RCI is to ensure the credibility of the roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope consulting professions.

  • To represent the interests and values of the current and future membership
  • To provide for the professional development of our current and future members
  • To convey RCI’s perspective to the public and to the roofing, waterproofing and building envelope industries
  • To support professionalism, ethical behavior, education, career opportunities and research in the roofing, waterproofing, building envelope, and related industries


RCI, Inc. regularly hosts education programs designed to promote and explain the practical applicaton of roofing technology and sound building envelope theory.  RCI Inc. publishes a monthly journal and newsletter, and sponsors regional events that provide forums where information is shared and netwroking occurs and RCI offers industry recognized professional certification, including those for Registered Roof Consultant (RRC), Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC) and Rgistered Roof Observer (RRO) programs distinguish professionals with the proven standards of education, experience and ethics. Click here to view our chapter calendar.

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