Metalmaster Volleyball Team Finishes Successful Year


This summer a couple of our Metalmaster-Roofmaster employees took part in a Volleyball League at Sideouts in Round Lake, IL.  Overall, the experience was a lot of fun with many great memories being made along the way.

Metalmaster Blood Drive a Continued Success


This year’s Blood Drive at Metalmaster Roofmaster was another successful one with 26 total units being donated.  We had 21 donors, but several were able do donate double red.  We would like to thank Heartland Blood Center as well as everyone who participated.

Ellis Park Field House Opens In Bronzeville

WGN news recently covered the Ellis Park Field House opening in Bronzeville.  We were fortunate enough to work on this wonderful project and you can see our beautiful yellow trims, Conductor Heads, and DS.wgn-blog-post

CHICAGO — Building a strong community helps keep a community safe.

This morning the Chicago Parks District opened the arts and recreation center at Ellis Park in Bronzeville. The center comes with services that are in high demand in the neighborhood.

The 32,000 square foot facility has an indoor pool — the first in a long time on the South Side — a basketball court, a fitness center and planned park district activities for kids and adults.

In addition to the fun activities here, it’s believed this building will also help build a stronger since of community.

The center provides structured activity where little was available before this structure was built.




Metalmaster Roofmaster is seeking a candidate for an immediate, full time position of Commercial Roofing and Sheet Metal Estimator and Salesperson. Candidates must have a great attitude and strong dedication to sales, with a minimum of (5) years of experience in the roofing industry, and knowledge of all types of roofing systems, including, new construction roofing, re-roofing, green roofing, architectural sheet metal, standing seam metal roofing, custom sheet metal fabrication, metal wall panels and service and maintenance.


Duties include estimating, negotiating, selling work, pursuing new customers and maintaining current clientele. Candidates must have the ability to read blueprints, knowledge of the pre-bid preparation, take-offs, obtaining sub-contractor quotes, and possess excellent organizational, and verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft programs, estimating software, and CAD is required. Must be a highly motivated salesperson with the proven ability and talent in order to achieve aggressive sales goals.
Candidates will work with clients including, Design Build, General Contractors, Architects, Building Owners, Engineering Firms, Construction Managers, Management Companies, Roof Consultants and Developers.

We offer a competitive salary, commission, and full benefit package that includes 401(k) and health insurance.


Metalmaster Receives Firestone President’s Club Award for 2016

Metalmaster is honored to receive the Firestone President’s Club Award for 2016. The Firestone President’s Club was established to recognize contractors who significantly exceed the minimum points needed to qualify for the Master Contractor Award. Each year, Firestone recognizes the top Master Contractors with the prestigious President’s Club Award. President’s Club winners receive credit for additional co-op advertising funds, increased discounts on Firestone clothing, and publicity regarding the achievement sent to national trade publications. Please read the President’s Club Award Program brochure for a list of incentives.

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Metalmaster Travels to Florence, Italy to Accept Firestone Award

Michael and Rochelle Smeja, Principals of Metalmaster Roofmaster, traveled to Florence, Italy this July to accept the 2015 Firestone Platinum Council Award.  Tim Dunn, President of Firestone Building Products, presented Metalmaster with this award. When it comes to Firestone awards, the Platinum Council Award stands above the rest.  This was Metalmaster’s 3rd year receiving the award and we couldn’t have been more excited to share this achievement with such an excellent partner like Firestone Building Products!  Above are a few pictures from the trip.

Metalmaster Roofmaster, Inc. Announces Promotion of David G. Kozial to Executive Vice President & Celebrates 38th Anniversary

McHenry Corporation Celebrates Well-Deserved Promotion & Anniversary

David G. Kozial
Executive Vice President

On November 1, 2015, Metalmaster Roofmaster, Inc., (Metalmaster) a McHenry based corporation, recognized as one of the largest commercial roofing and sheet metal contractors in North America announced the promotion of David G. Kozial to Executive Vice President.  Coinciding with the promotion, the company also proudly celebrates their 38th Anniversary in the month of November.

As Metalmaster grew over the years, in 1994 a new entity, Sno Gem, Inc. was developed and shortly thereafter David joined the Smeja umbrella of companies in 1998 as the company’s Accounting Manager.  As the company grew, so did David and his ever-increasing responsibilities.  David became Comptroller and then Vice President of Finance and Personnel.  Now in his new position, David will be actively involved in the management of the various companies’ operations, financial management, human resources, and strategic management.  As the Smeja family looks to the future and their continued growth in various markets, David will play a key role in the development of their newest divisions.  The Smeja entities currently include 6 companies and most recently, Limitless Innovations, Inc. was added to the umbrella.  Michael V. Smeja, Principal said “We are extremely proud of David and his achievements. He has been with us for over 17 years and grown in multiple positions, that says a lot about his character.” Daniel F. Smeja, Principal said “We are excited about the enthusiasm, energy, and positive attitude that David has always brought to our work environment, and look forward to him applying that to his new position.”

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Metalmaster Co-Founder Receives Posthumous Hall of Fame Award

We are honored to announce that our Co-Founder, George C. Smeja, was recognized by Metal Construction News for his life’s work and was inducted into the Metal Construction Hall of Fame during Metalcon 2015.  Accepting the award on his behalf was Rock M. Smeja, his grandson and third-generation family business member.

The Metal Construction Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the success, innovation and growth of the metal construction industry. The aim is to pay tribute to the men and women of the industry who have devoted their lives and careers to metal construction.

The judges used the following criteria to assess nominees:

Longevity: Honorees must have been actively involved in the industry for at least 15 years.

Unique Contribution: The creation or development of a specific aspect or segment of business that has advanced the industry.

Body of Work: The depth and breadth of contribution to the industry throughout a career.

Legacy: The honoree’s contribution must have had a long-lasting impact on the industry.

Integrity: Honorees must exhibit the highest ethical and professional standards in all aspects of business.

You can view the entire article on the Metal Construction News Website or below.

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3rd Annual Metalmaster Blood Drive

Here at Metalmaster we try to do our part in helping the local community.  One way we have been able to do this is through our annual blood drive.  This year was our 3rd annual blood drive and it was a great success!

With employees and family members we had 14 donors and 4 of those donors qualified and were willing to do a double red cell donation!  We are very proud of our donors!!

The folks at Heartland Blood Center did an incredible job!  We have a lot of tough and rugged employees, but when it comes to giving blood just about everyone can get a bit uneasy.  Heartland’s team ensured everyone was comfortable and made the whole process completely painless.

Uncle Dave Cooks Up His World Famous Onion Burgers

Last Friday, August 14th, Uncle Dave stopped by Metalmaster Roofmaster to cook up some of his World Famous Onion Burgers™.  Friends and family of the Metalmaster Roofmaster employees were all invited to come join in the celebration.  There was a lot of great food and fun times.  A couple exciting games of bags were played and the celebration helped build the bond among the Metalmaster team.