2014 Forklift certification
2014 Fall protection training and ladder safety
2015 Aerial Lift and Scissor Lift Training
2015 Forklift and Lull Training 
2015 OSHA 500 Certification for teaching  OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 Classes 


2014 Bob Campanella Award  
2010, 2009,2004 Charlie Raymond Membership Award 
2006 Garlock Equipment Distributor of the Year 
2006 President CFRSA (Central Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Association) 
2006  Earl Blank Memorial Heart Award 
2005 Garlock Equipment Distributor of the Year 
2005 CFRSA Board of Directors, Enthusiasm Gets It Done Award 
2004 NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association)Certa Torch Training Instructor 
2003 FRSA (Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Association) Board of Directors 
2002 RCASF (Roofing Contractors Association of South Florida)Board of Directors 
1999 Broward Roofing Contractors Association Board of Directors 


Christopher Paulin has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry with Bachelor’s Degrees in Construction Management and English Literature from the Connecticut State University.  He has direct, hands on experience with medium to large scale Masonry, Light Gauge Steel Framing and Commercial Roofing projects. 

Chris has worked primarily in the Commercial Roofing Industry, performing every possible job from roof repair technician to Manufacturer’s Roof System Inspector.  He’s worked as an Architectural Sales Representative for a Major Roof System Manufacturer, as a National Accounts Sales Manager for a Nationally Recognized Roofing (Top 100) Company.  Chris has also directed Sales and Marketing for a Roofing Equipment Manufacturer and currently represents several roofing related products.  Chris is a National Roofing Contractors Association Certified Roofing Torch Applicator (CERTA) Authorized Trainer, an OSHA Authorized Trainer for Construction and a NRCA PROCertification Assessor.

Chris lives in Stratford, Connecticut with his wife Mary Ellen.  He has four sons; one in the Navy, one in the Army, one is a Social worker and one at Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!).  Chris currently focuses on safety training and on quality improvement.  He’s taught roofing installation and safety all over the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.  Chris is a native English speaker who is also fluent in Spanish.

more than 40 years of roofing industry experience

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Jim Brauner

For a list of clients and training sessions that have been completed by Jim Brauner, please contact us.

Experience + Training

​Jim Brauner has more than 40 years of experience in the roofing industry. From equipment and sales to training and education, Jim's breadth of knowledge in roofing, crews and safety uniquely positions him to understand best practices and requirements for developing successful and safe roofing teams.


2014-Present Brauner Safety Services, St. Cloud, FL
Owner - Safety instruction classes for Certa, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, Fall protection, Forklift, Lull/ Scissor lift.  Jobsite safety inspections.

2013-2014 Garlock Equipment Co., Orlando, FL
General Manager of Orlando and Pompano Beach branches

2003-2013 Roofing Equipment of Florida, Inc., FL
President Distributor for roofing equipment in state of Florida. Served on Board of Directors: CFRSA, FRSA and RCASF. 

2001-2003 Panther Products South
Vice President of Sales - Served on Board of Directors: BRCA, RCASF, and FRSA (2002).

2000-2001 Dunn and Abee, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Branch Manager

1997-2000 Phoenix Sales, Orlando, FL
Served on Board of Directors: Broward Roofing Contractors Association 

1995-1997 Brauner Equipment Co., Philadelphia, PA., Vice President Conducted seminars for contractors in the Roofing Contractors Association of Philadelphia.

1979-1995 Brauner Equipment Co., Norfolk, VA
Vice President Served on Board of Directors: Virginia Association of Roofing Contractors 

1976-1979 Active Duty U.S. Navy, 2nd Class Petty Officer, (USS Inchon LPH-12)  Quality control supervisor in charge of flight deck refueling and testing JP-5 jet fuel for water contaminants and sediment. 

1979-1981 U.S. Navy Active Reserve.  Aircraft maintenance/fuels instructor.