2020-2021 Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award Finalists Announced

The Roofing Alliance, celebrating 25 years as the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), announces the 2020-21 Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards finalists. The winners will be announced during the NRCA’s Virtual Awards Ceremony on March 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST.  

Celebrating its 25th year, the Roofing Alliance continues to honor leadership in the field.  For the MVP Award, roofing contractors nominate field workers including roofing crew workers, foremen or superintendents.  Distributors and supplier firms nominate warehouse employees, warehouse foremen, drivers or equipment operators. Individuals can be nominated for their outstanding on-the-job performance and workmanship, their philanthropic contributions outside the workplace or both.   Since the program’s inception 21 years ago, 708 employees have been nominated and 269 winners and finalists have been recognized.

The 2020-21 Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award Finalists include:

· Heath Baker – Outstanding On-the-Job Performance and Workmanship; Other Noteworthy Contributions Outside the Workplace Superintendent, KPost Roofing & Waterproofing, Dallas, TX

· Riann Cayaban – Outstanding On-the-Job Performance and Workmanship Foreman, Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing, HI, Inc., Waipahu, HI

· Jeffrey Doll – Other Noteworthy Contributions Outside the Workplace Warehouse Employee, CentiMark Corporation, Canonsburg, PA

· Mike Crawford – Outstanding On-the-Job Performance and Workmanship Foreman, ABC Roofing, a Tecta America Company, LLC, Portland, OR

· Edgar Daguro – Outstanding On-the-Job Performance and Workmanship Foreman, Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing, HI, Inc., Waipahu, HI

· Tim Hollo – Other Noteworthy Contributions Outside the Workplace Field Worker and Foreman, 1st Choice Roofing, Cleveland, OH

· Jason Lee – Outstanding On-the-Job Performance and Workmanship Foreman, The Durable Slate Company, Columbus, OH

· Arturo Lopez – Outstanding On-the-Job Performance and Workmanship; Other Noteworthy Contributions Outside the Workplace Foreman, Stiles Roofing, Inc., Lebanon, MO

· Bakay Omorov – Outstanding On-the-Job Performance and Workmanship; Other Noteworthy Contributions Outside the Workplace Foreman, Deer Park Roofing, Cincinnati, OH

· Julian Rola – Outstanding On-the-Job Performance and Workmanship Foreman, Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing, HI, Inc., Waipahu, HI

· Marcos Serrano – Outstanding On-the-Job Performance and Workmanship Equipment Operator, OMG, Inc., Agawam, MA

· Rick Stahlman – Outstanding On-the-Job Performance and Workmanship Warehouse Employee, CentiMark Corporation, Canonsburg, PA

· Gonzalo Vargas – Other Noteworthy Contributions Outside the Workplace Superintendent, Independent Roofing Company, Omaha, NE

· Joshua Zamora – Other Noteworthy Contributions Outside the Workplace Superintendent, D.R. Kidd Company – Kidd Roofing, Austin, TX

On Friday, March 5, during NRCA’s Virtual Awards Ceremony, after the MVP winners are announced, one winner will be announced as Professional Roofing‘s Best of the Best, a recognition co-sponsored by OMG Roofing Products and Professional Roofing magazine.  Josh Kelly, past Roofing Alliance President and Vice President of Product Development & Innovation at OMG explains, “The Roofing Alliance’s MVP Task Force determines the Best of the Best Award winner after a thorough evaluation of MVP winners using criteria such as on-the-job safety, on-the-job performance, recruiting new workers, community service and other noteworthy contributions to determine the Best of the Best.  We are proud of all the winners and especially the past and future Best of the Best Award winners.”

Previous Best of the Best Award winners include:

  • 2008: Rodney Griffith, foreman, Centimark Corp., Pelham, AL., and Teri Stallion, field superintendent, Innovative Roofing Group, Atlanta, GA
  • 2009: Eugena Madeley, yard/receiving/truck driver, Gooding, Simpson & Mackes Inc., Ephrata, PA
  • 2010: Richard Heilinger, service specialist, Gooding, Simpson & Mackes Inc., Ephrata, PA
  • 2011: George Denton, superintendent, Supreme Roofing Systems Inc., Dallas, TX
  • 2012: David Baytosh, superintendent, Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2013: Dan Pastore, superintendent, Upstate Roofing and Painting Inc., Rochester, NY
  • 2014: Ryan Watts, foreman, Jurin Roofing Services Inc., Quakertown, PA
  • 2015: Scott Luck, foreman, CentiMark Corp., Canonsburg, PA
  • 2016: Curtis Purvis, superintendent, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Farmers Branch, TX
  • 2017: Narcisco Alarcon, superintendent, Antis Roofing and Waterproofing, Irvine, CA
  • 2018: Alan Baird, foreman, Core Contractors Inc., Denver, CO
  • 2019: Brandon Reese, foreman, Korellis Roofing, Hammond, IN
  • 2020: Todd Dunlap, superintendent, warehouse foreman and equipment operator, Frost Roofing Inc., Wapakoneta, OH

There is no cost to attend the 2021 NRCA Virtual Awards Ceremony on March 5 and everyone is encouraged to watch.  Visit the NRCA event page and add the event to your calendar to receive the Zoom link. To learn more about the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, visit www.roofingalliance.net.

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Now Accepting Nominations for MVP and Gold Circle Awards

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced it is accepting nominations for two major awards programs—the 2018-19 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and the 2019 Gold Circle Awards.

MVP Awards

In its 19th year, the MVP Program honors leadership in the field. Roofing contracting firms can nominate any field roofing worker, foreman or superintendent. No more than three nominations per company branch will be accepted. Distributors and supplier firms may nominate up to five warehouse employees, warehouse foremen, drivers or equipment operators. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Individuals can be nominated for their outstanding on-the-job performance and/or workmanship, outstanding performance or other outstanding contributions outside the workplace.

A maximum of 10 outstanding roofing professionals will be honored. One winner will be chosen as Professional Roofing’s Best of the Best, an honor co-sponsored by OMG Roofing Products, Agawam, Mass. The Best of the Best winner also is featured in an article in Professional Roofing.

Entries may be submitted by completing an official entry form, providing detailed descriptions of specific attributes, activities and other factors that make individuals noteworthy or unique. All entries must be submitted by Nov. 16, 2018.

Gold Circle Awards

The prestigious Gold Circle Awards honor outstanding contributions and unique roofing-related jobs and services. National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) members are encouraged to submit their best work in the following categories: Outstanding Workmanship; Innovative Solutions; and Safety Preparedness and Performance.

Entries should include detailed descriptions of the project and examples of what made it challenging, working conditions and materials used. See The Alliance website for complete rules and entry preparation details. Deadline for entries is Oct. 12, 2018.

All entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges within the roofing industry. The highest-ranking entries will determine the winner.

MVP and Gold Circle Award Winners will be honored during NRCA’s 132nd Annual Convention held Feb. 11-13, 2019, in Nashville.

For more information, visit www.roofingindustryalliance.net.

Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Announces Winners of MVP Awards

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the winners of its 15th annual Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, recognizing outstanding roofing workers from Canonsburg, Pa.; Hackensack, N.J.; and Dallas.

The MVP Awards program honors roofing professionals based on their significant contributions in one or more of the following areas: outstanding on-the-job performance; on-the-job safety performance, contributions to a team effort; community service and volunteerism; and other noteworthy contributions.

This 2015 MVP Award winners are:

Additionally, the alliance named the following MVP Award finalists:

The Alliance also named Ward as a finalist for outstanding on-the-job performance and Luck as a finalist for other noteworthy contributions and activities.