As 2019 Ends, Growth Continues

On the Ingram’s Magazine¹ list of Top Area Women-Owned Businesses, Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal shows continuous growth from previous years. From the 24th spot in 2017 to number 23 for 2018, Cornell’s impressive growth of over 3-million drove gross revenues well past the 17-million mark. Now employing close to 100 people, owner Mary McNamara[…]

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Seasonal Commercial Roof Maintenance

After a pretty mild fall season, winter is here. As the weather changes so do the issues your roof must face, which means it is a good time for Commercial Roof Maintenance. Just like your own home, commercial roofing systems need to be inspected for upkeep and maintenance as well. With colder temperatures, snow and[…]

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Cornell Supports The Children’s Museum

In 1988, the Johnson County (Kan.) Commissioners formed a study and concluded there was a lack of hands-on, interactive programs for children; The solution was to create a Children’s Museum. A year after the study, Wonderscope, the Children’s Museum of Kansas City, opened and is now celebrating its 30th anniversary. Originally, Wonderscope was a traveling exhibit[…]

The MRCA, A Family Affair

Mary McNamara, Owner and President of Cornell, was recently appointed to the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) Board. McNamara continues a tradition of service to the roofing industry from the McNamara family at the regional and national levels. Humble Beginnings The MRCA  traces its beginnings to early 1950. For several years discussion of the benefits[…]

Renovating the First Baptist Church

Located on West Truman Road, the First Baptist Church of Independence, which has undergone renovating, traces its roots back over 120 years to 1896. As such, the church has been a part of American history and is listed on the Historic Registry. Queen City of the Trails Independence Missouri was the declared the starting point[…]

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Re-roofing City Hall – Cornell Roofing

The challenge: Facing the re-roofing of City Hall in Kansas City. The building opened at a cost of around six-million dollars. This was 30% over budget, but hey, these were the Pendergast years. Such spending was not uncommon given the 30 million-dollar bond package that was pushed through with many cries of tampering and fraud.[…]

Safety on the Job At Cornell

  Safety on the job site is a must when you are hundreds of feet in the air. Roofers and team members, each with his or her own job to do to, move past one another. Roofing equipment and supplies are also in the mix on the job site. Today, job site safety is a[…]