Roth Brothers Roofing Partners with Embarq Corp. in Green Project

Roth Brothers, Inc. and Embarq Corporation, a $1.6 billion national communications service provider, announce an expansion of their roof and energy management partnership. Roth's roof management program, which reduces operational costs through proactive, preventive maintenance, energy conservation and energy rebates, is now in place at more than 2,100 buildings owned and operated by Embarq.

"As with every customer, we tailor-made our partnership to meet Embarq's specific needs and requirements, so we can give them up to a 40 percent return on their investment," says Steve Koneval, vice president of Roth. "Embarq has the highest standards for customer service, employee quality of work life, and network uptime - all of which can be compromised by an inefficient or leaking roof. They needed a partner that could help them uphold their high standards, and they found that parner in Roth. We're very proud to be working with Embarq."

A properly implemented roof management program can save about 40 percent of all roof-related expenditures, according to the American Society of Testing Materials. It does this by helping roofs last longer, reducing the number of roof leaks, saving energy and by allowing organizations to achieve the full tax benefit from their facilities' roofs.

"Our stated goal is to ensure that we contribute to a 'green' America," says Bill Wietan, real estate manager/project implementation of Embarq. "We recycle, we support energy-efficient and consumption-reduction programs, and we comply with all government environmental standards. And thanks to our partnership with Roth, we have been able to further our environmental initiatives in 2007. In fact, Roth was the one source capable of meeting all of our requirements - including guaranteeing 100 percent of any work performed, designed or monitored by full-time Roth employees."

Embarq, formerly Sprint Nextel Corporation, services more than 7 million customers in 18 states for items such as local and long distance phone service, Internet, wireless and satellite television.

The Embarq/Roth partnership began in the mid '90s, when Roth conducted leak services for 53 Embarq buildings. In 2003, Embarq purchased Roth's complete National Roof Management Program, which included full preventive maintenance roofing services for 1,900 buildings nationwide. This latest partnership expansion will now place Roth on every location owned by Embarq - about 2,100 facilities.

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