Derbigum: The Product Behind Cornell’s Largest Project

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Derbigum: The Product Behind Cornell’s Largest Project

Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal has a history of working on many of the best projects in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. The Cornell Promise means every project is completed with Integrity, Dependability, Quality and Responsibility, Cornell’s core values. We are currently working on one of our largest projects in company history.

The project is over 2,100 squares, or 210,000 square feet. And as always, we only use the best products on the market to get the job done. The product featured on this particular project is Derbigum. Cornell is a certified Debigum installer. has a worldwide network, but its USA headquarters is right down road!

With over 40 years of success in the US and over 80 worldwide, Derbigum manufactures a number of industry-leading roofing systems including high quality Modified Bitumen roofing systems. Derbigum works to produce sustainable roofing systems that add value and provide long-term waterproof with a focus on customer satisfaction.

Derbigum’s extensive product line includes:

  • APP Modified Bitumen Membrane Cap Sheets
  • Base Sheets
  • Adhesives
  • Liquid Waterproofing
  • Insulation and Cover Boards
  • Coatings
  • Accessories and Tools
  • Sustainable Roof Add-Ons

Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal is proud to be a certified supplier of Derbigum products. To learn more about Derbigum, visit their website or ask one of our experienced roofers.

National Institute for Construction Excellence, Kansas City

National Institute of Construction Excellence

National Institute for Construction Excellence, Kansas City

Getting kids interested in excellent career options in the construction industry? NICE!

The National Institute for Construction Excellence, or NICE, is a local 501(c)(3) not-for- profit organization, founded by members of the Kansas City design and construction industry in 1998. The organizations primary focus is to introduce young people, students, parents and educators to the various career opportunities available to them in the engineering, architecture, construction management and skilled trades industries.

And of course, Cornell Roofing and Sheet Metal is a proud area partner! Through support of Cornell and other partners, NICE works with local schools and teachers creating programs designed to integrate with academics life skills and exposure to the construction industry. The impact of these programs helps to introduce students to careers in an often-overlooked industry and provides a solution to the recent decline in skilled workforce.

As an area partner, Cornell Roofing helps NICE make a difference. Not only does the program establish a connection between young people and the construction industry, but it also works to welcome a new and diverse workforce. NICE has steadily worked to appeal to young women and students of varying ethnic backgrounds, encouraging the development of life skills like: accountability, effective communication, problem solving and critical thinking.

NICE programs and projects incorporate: Job Shadowing Program, Speakers’ Bureau, Crayons to CAD, Senior Days, Educators’ Day and the iBuild Showcase. Other are partners include: JE Dunn Construction, Burns & McDonnell, Greater Kansas City, Building Trades Council, Metro Area Schools, Missouri State University, Youth Build, The Builders’ Association and Kansas City Public Schools, to name a few. Learn more about NICE by visiting their website,

Meet Our Partners

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Meet Our Partners

We play well with others! At Cornell we greatly appreciate the trust our clients have in us. We continue to expand not only our capabilities but also the size and scope of the projects we have the privilege to work on. Our partners range from other local Kansas City metro contractors to organizations and businesses we’ve worked in the past in the Commercial, Healthcare, Education and Government sectors.

Our many clients and friends in our four main practice areas include: Bayer CropScience, Honeywell, Nordstrom, KCP&L, Kansas Speedway, Children’s Mercy, HCA Midwest Health, North Kansas City Schools, University of Central Missouri, Park Hill School District, the City of Weston, United States Postal Service, Kansas City Zoo, Mid-Continent Public Library and Kansas City Life just to name a few.

While on the other side of that, we partner with an array of contractors including: Bartso Construction, Rand Construction Company, Purdum Construction, Turner, JE Dunn, McCown Gordon, Newmark Grubb Zimmer, Burns & McDonnell and Staco. And here’s what they have to say about us:

“As promised, your crew was prepared to start earlier than originally scheduled and assist McCownGordon on our fast-track city project. Your immediate response to field conditions showed your commitment to the project and that you make the ‘extra effort.’ Thank you for your professionalism – and working with us to satisfy our customer.” – Brett Taylor, McCownGordon Construction, LLC

We make sure to put that same commitment and professionalism into every project and relationship we work with, continuing the Cornell Way. Promises made. Promises kept – since 1927.