Industry Focused Heroes. Focused on change (part 3).

IB Roof Systems Open House Honors Industry…
Matt Dupuis Receives honor for his father, Rene Dupuis, a roofing consultant pioneer.

What an honor for IB Roof Systems to pay respect to the people who have shaped and crafted IB Roof Systems. IB Roof Systems has had many influential people pass thru the IB doors, yet we can finger point a handful that have left an indelible mark on our business and culture. One of notable distinction is Rene Dupuis!

IB Roof Systems earliest foundations and fundamental single-ply knowledge is due to much or Rene’s influence, knowledge, passion and dedication to roofing. With his insight and talents helped craft and shape IB Roof Systems into the quality manufacturer and provider of the Industries best PVC membrane.

IB Roof Systems has named a conference room in his honor. At the new IB, Grapevine, Texas facility there is a special place to always remember Rene Dupuis!

“The Way to get started is to
quit talking and begin doing.”

– walt disney

Rene M. Dupuis, Ph.D., P.E. (1942 – 2020)

Dr. Rene Dupuis founded Structural Research, Inc. in 1978, and was active in the commercial roofing industry since the 1970’s until his recent passing in 2020. He graduated from Mosinee High School in 1960, before serving in the U.S. Navy, participating in the Cuban Missile Crisis Blockade. Dr. Dupuis obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering (1967), Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1968), Master of Science in Civil Engineering (1969), and a doctorate in Civil Engineering (1973). After teaching engineering for a short period at State University of New York, he moved into private engineering practice. Dr. Dupuis provided research, education, and expertise to thousands with over 100 published works and many hundreds more technical presentations. He provided expert witness services in the areas of structural engineering, building envelope design, material testing, and building envelope forensics. Dr. Dupuis was known for his sharp mind, problem-solving skills, and insightful contributions, and research in the roofing industry. He was renowned as a designer and researcher worldwide, in every sense an expert in his field. Dr. Dupuis was considered a consummate gentleman who always extended courtesies to all in the roofing industry, whether they were longtime veterans or a new member to the roofing community.

About IB Roof Systems

Since 1978, IB Roof Systems has been a nationwide leader in providing high-performance PVC membranes and systems for the commercial and residential industry. With hundreds of millions of square feet installed, IB Roof Systems is committed to offering quality products, exceptional service and unsurpassed technical expertise. The company is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas and has facilities across the U.S. in Springfield, Oregon, Las Vegas, Chicago and Atlanta to serve contractors in any location. Learn more at

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