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Cotney Construction Law Retains Craig Brightup to Fight for the Roofing Industry in D.C.


Tampa, FL, October 14, 2020 – Cotney Construction Law (CCL) is pleased to announce that it has retained Craig Brightup and The Brightup Group LLC to lobby for CCL client interests and the interests of the construction industry overall on a national level. Craig Brightup is the CEO of The Brightup Group LLC and previously worked directly with the National Roofing Contractors Association’s (NRCA) political program for 19 years. Brightup is known as the roofing lobbyist in D.C. and as part of his work with Cotney Construction Law, he will be providing government relations consulting services for CCL clients in addition to promoting legislation and regulations that advocate for the construction industry.

“Our commitment to the roofing industry extends throughout every state and federally.  Our partnership with The Brightup Group LLC and Craig Brightup ensures that we will be able to advocate for roofing contractors in front of the Legislative and Executive branches on issues such as OSHA, immigration, workforce development and construction-related initiatives,” stated Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Construction Law.

Cotney Construction Law will also provide insight from Craig Brightup to Cotney subscribers.   “We continue to look for ways to add value to our subscribers and look forward to offering unique commentary and analysis from a well-known roofing lobbyist, Craig Brightup,” says John Kenney, CEO of Cotney Consulting Group.

“I’m thrilled to team up with a firm that understands the government issues that impact roofing contractors, especially as someone who’s been advocating for the industry for decades.   I’m proud to extend and continue this crucial work as a lobbyist working with Cotney Construction Law to help propel the industry forward,” Craig Brightup, CEO of The Brightup Group LLC said.


About Cotney Construction Law
Cotney Construction Law is a progressive law firm that provides representation for the construction industry.  Experienced in the representation of businesses and professionals in construction disputes and transactions, Cotney is a well-known advisor and legal counsel in the roofing industry. The firm’s practice areas include construction law, litigation, arbitration, contract review & drafting, immigration, employment, OSHA defense, licensing defense, bid protests, lien law, bond law and alternative dispute resolution.  The firm has offices throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit

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