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Senior Real Estate Veteran to Expand Company Footprint, Increase Business Opportunities

Mar 16, 2010


March 16, 2010
Media Contacts:
Jen Klein/Jennifer Chan
Blattel Communications


Senior Real Estate Veteran to Expand Company Footprint, Increase Business Opportunities and Elevate Awareness of the SPF Roofing and Insulation Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2010) – Tom Schaal, former vice president at Opus West, has joined Sacramento-based Thermal Roof Systems (TRS), one of the top U.S. installers of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing and insulation, as vice president of sales and marketing.  In this capacity, Schaal will lead the company as it moves to expand its footprint throughout the Western United States while elevating awareness surrounding the benefits of energy efficient spray foam roofing and insulation on commercial and residential projects.

“We are excited to have someone of Tom’s caliber in the commercial real estate industry join the TRS team,” said Al Kennedy, general manager of TRS.  “His extensive ties to the real estate community will be instrumental as we expand our business platform this year and heighten awareness of SPF as a viable energy efficient roofing and insulation application.”

“TRS is a well-managed operation and I was attracted to the company for its uncompromising commitment to quality, highly technical expertise and its established standard of excellence within the industry,” added Schaal.  “I look forward to working with TRS, its leadership and business partners, such as Henry® Company, to capture new business opportunities and reinforce its position within the marketplace.”

A 26-year real estate veteran, Schaal most recently served as a vice president at Opus West in Sacramento.  At Opus, Schaal developed 1.4 million sq. ft. and was responsible for bottom line profit, deal sourcing and all aspects of development execution. Additionally, he ran development offices in West Sacramento for 18 years and developed more than 1,300 acres of industrial and office space.

About SPF Roofing and Insulation:
SPF lends itself to a variety of applications on commercial and residential buildings, specifically on flat roof industrial, office, retail, medical office and wine tanks.  Applied in liquid form on flat roof buildings, SPF expands approximately 30 times its original volume and cures in a short amount of time after application. A layer of elastomeric coating is applied that gives it a durable weather resistant, sun reflective surface. The result is a seamless weather tight membrane that is long lasting and lightweight. Benefits include waterproofing and leak prevention, strong insulation performance, superior compressive strength, and durability.  Additionally, using SPF roof systems may contribute points toward LEED certification.

About Thermal Roof Systems:
Thermal Roof Systems, founded by Buzz Oates, a prominent Sacramento, California based industrial, office and retail developer, is one of the largest U.S. installers of SPF roofing and insulation for commercial and residential buildings. Headquartered in Sacramento, the company specializes in providing sustainable, energy efficient roofing and insulation options. For more information, call 877.387.1320 or visit



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