CertainTeed Corporation Joins NRCA’s One Voice Initiative

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced building materials manufacturer CertainTeed Corporation, headquartered in Malvern, Pa., has joined NRCA’s One Voice initiative, upgrading its associate membership to “partner member.”

In 2017, NRCA launched its One Voice initiative to unite the roofing industry and speak with one voice about matters critical to the roofing industry’s continued success.

To ensure all industry sectors are given an opportunity to participate, NRCA amended its bylaws to allow manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers and consultants that choose to participate to become full members of the association, meaning they will be granted voting rights and are eligible for leadership roles within the association. Previously, such rights were reserved only for contractor members.

“NRCA’s One Voice initiative offers a unique opportunity for the roofing industry to address the major issues we face. However, our work can only be accomplished with commitments from leaders from all sectors of this great industry,” said Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “Only together as a roofing community can we take this transformational approach to address our issues and concerns and achieve success in the future.”

Issues currently affecting the roofing industry include workforce development and certification; advancing the industry’s public policy agenda; building codes and insurance; and increasing professionalism throughout the industry.

“For more than 30 years, CertainTeed has been listening and responding to professional roofing contractors on key industry topics,” says Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed Corporation. “We are pleased to align our efforts with NRCA’s One Voice initiative to support efforts to address the important issues that will impact the future of this profession.”

For more information about NRCA and its One Voice initiative, go to www.nrca.net/onevoice.

NRCA Encourages All Roofing Industry Stakeholders to Participate in Roofing Day 2019

Taking place April 3-4, 2019, Roofing Day in D.C. is a national legislative fly-in event to advocate for the roofing industry. It will bring together hundreds of roofing professionals from all segments of the industry to speak with one voice on critical issues before members of Congress. It is the largest advocacy event dedicated solely to the roofing industry.

In its inaugural year, Roofing Day in D.C. 2018 saw more than 400 roofing industry stakeholders from 47 states and Puerto Rico taking part. This event made a lasting impression on members of Congress. During the event, participants advocated for a bill to improve career and technical education, and soon after, Congress approved the legislation and President Trump signed it into law.

Participants in Roofing Day in D.C. 2019 will build on this success to further strengthen the roofing industry’s influence. To make an even greater impact in 2019, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is seeking strong participation from a broad cross-section of the industry, including employers, field employees and others from all sectors of the industry.

As the date of Roofing Day in D.C. 2019 approaches, NRCA will post more about the issues on its website at www.nrca.net/roofingday.

For more information, contact Alison LaValley at (847) 493-7579 or alavalley@nrca.net or Nathan Pick at (202) 546-7584 or npick@nrca.net.

Frye Roofing Inc. Featured on Mike Rowe’s Returning the Favor

NRCA member Frye Roofing Inc., headquartered in Bluefield, West Virginia, recently appeared in the season finale of Mike Rowe’s Returning the Favor, a web-based television series that follows television personality Mike Rowe as he travels across the United States in search of people who are giving back to their communities. Each show concludes with those being profiled receiving surprise donations that enable them to continue their charitable works.

Frye Roofing was featured in “Standing With Coal Country,” an episode profiling the Five Loaves & Two Fishes Food Bank Inc. in Welch, West Virginia. The Food Pantry serves 15,000 residents in McDowell County, a once thriving coal mining region. With most of the areas coal mines now closed, its remaining residents suffer from high unemployment and poverty.

Two years ago, Frye Roofing bid on a project to replace the Five Loaves & Two Fishes’ Food Bank’s failing roof system. The roof system had deteriorated so severely, the food pantry was in danger of closing.

When the Five Loaves & Two Fishes Food Bank caught the attention of Mike Rowe and his production team, they stepped in and got the job moving. Frye Roofing donated the labor for the project, and NRCA members ABC Supply Co. Inc. and Carlisle Construction Materials donated materials. All were instrumental in completing what normally would have been a two-week project in just two days and providing the food pantry with a new $80,000 roof system at no charge.

To see “Standing With Coal Country” in its entirety view the link below.
www.facebook.com/ReturningTheFavor/videos/483075985495034

NRCA Seeking Submissions for CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award

For the seventh year, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and CNA have partnered to co-sponsor the 2018 CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award. NRCA roofing contractor members are urged to submit any charitable project, activity or donation completed between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017, for consideration in the awards program, which shines a light on the roofing industry’s charitable works. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 22, 2017.

Winning charities will receive:

  • 1st Place — $7,500
  • 2nd Place — $5,000
  • 3rd Place — $2,500
  • People’s Choice — $1,500
  • Any charitable project undertaken by an NRCA contractor member is eligible to receive the award. Projects, activities or donations do not have to involve roofing work.

    For more information and submission guidelines, visit www.nrca.net/CNA-NRCAaward.

    Duro-Last Inc. Joins NRCA’s One Voice Initiative

    The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced Duro-Last, Inc., Saginaw, Mich. has joined NRCA’s One Voice initiative, upgrading its associate membership to “partner member.”

    In 2017, NRCA launched its One Voice initiative to unite the roofing industry and speak with one voice about matters critical to the roofing industry’s continued success.

    To ensure all industry sectors are given an opportunity to participate, NRCA amended its bylaws to allow manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers and consultants that choose to participate to become full members of the association, meaning they will be granted voting rights and eligible for leadership roles within the association. Previously, such rights were reserved only for contractor members.

    “NRCA’s One Voice initiative offers a unique opportunity for the roofing industry to address the major issues we face. However, our work can only be accomplished with commitments from leaders from all sectors of this great industry,” says Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “Only together as a roofing community can we take this transformational approach to address our issues and concerns and achieve success in the future.”

    Issues currently affecting the roofing industry include workforce development and certification; advancing the industry’s public policy agenda; building codes and insurance; and increasing professionalism throughout the industry.

    “Duro-Last is committed to solving the challenges that face the roofing industry, but we recognize that it can’t be done alone,” says Tom Saeli, CEO of Duro-Last. “We are honored to join NRCA’s One Voice initiative and be a part of the solution that makes a lasting, positive impact on the future of the industry.”

    For more information about NRCA and its One Voice initiative, go to www.nrca.net/onevoice.

     

    NRCA ProCertification Qualified Assessor Applications Now Being Accepted

    The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced it is now accepting applications for Qualified Assessors for its highly anticipated NRCA ProCertification initiative. Qualified Assessors will serve as performance exam proctors, responsible for evaluating and verifying hands-on skills for those seeking to be certified through NRCA ProCertification.

    Qualified Assessors are uniquely equipped by meeting eligibility requirements, completing two self-paced online training modules and passing a proctored online exam.

    NRCA ProCertification’s Qualified Assessor Program will teach candidates observation and assessment skills and the policies and procedures required to fulfill their roles in the NRCA ProCertification program. This role is ideal for Registered Roof Observers (RROs) and roofing manufacturer and distributor representatives.

    Benefits of being a QA include expanding current business offerings by assessing ProCertification candidates; generating additional revenue by charging ProCertification candidates an appropriate fee for conducting their performance exams; gaining access to NRCA ProCertification materials for specific roof system disciplines; and earning a digital badge and professional recognition as being one of the leaders in the roofing industry.

    NRCA ProCertification is designed to create a competent, sustainable and high-performing roofing industry workforce. Experienced roofing workers can demonstrate their skills and knowledge to become certified roof system installers in specific roof system applications and disciplines.

    Application materials may be found at www.nrca.net/NRCA-ProCertification.

    NRCA Announces Polyglass Has Joined One Voice Initiative

    The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., Deerfield Beach, Fla. has joined NRCA’s One Voice initiative, upgrading its associate membership to “partner member.”

    In 2017, NRCA launched its One Voice initiative to unite the roofing industry and speak with one voice about matters critical to the roofing industry’s continued success.

    To ensure all industry sectors are given an opportunity to participate, NRCA amended its bylaws to allow manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers and consultants that choose to participate to become full members of the association, meaning they will be granted voting rights and eligible for leadership roles within the association. Previously, such rights were reserved only for contractor members.

    “NRCA’s One Voice initiative offers a unique opportunity for the roofing industry to address the major issues we face. However, our work can only be accomplished with commitments from leaders from all sectors of this great industry,” says Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “Only together as a roofing community can we take this transformational approach to address our issues and concerns and achieve success in the future.”

    Issues currently affecting the roofing industry include workforce development and certification; advancing the industry’s public policy agenda; building codes and insurance; and increasing professionalism throughout the industry.

    “We are excited about the One Voice initiative, a great forum for enacting change in the roofing industry,” says Scott Lelling, director of strategic marketing for Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. “As industry leaders, our collective response can accelerate change and shape the future. We are committed to doing our part.”

    For more information, visit www.nrca.net/onevoice.

    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.

    Second Annual Roofing Day in D.C. Is Set for April 3-4, 2019

    The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced Roofing Day in D.C. 2019 will take place April 3-4. Roofing Day is a national legislative fly-in event to advocate for the roofing industry. Roofing Day in D.C. 2018 in its inaugural year saw more than 400 roofing industry stakeholders from 48 states and Puerto Rico taking part. Organizers are encouraging the industry to make 2019 an even larger turnout.

    Roofing Day in D.C. brings together roofing contractors, distributors, manufacturers and other industry professionals from throughout the United States, with a goal of having every state represented in Washington, D.C. It will be the largest advocacy event dedicated solely to the roofing industry.

    In preparation for Roofing Day in D.C. 2019, NRCA will ask all industry stakeholders to help identify the top two or three issues that unite the roofing industry, so the group can go to Washington and present a united front.

    For more information, contact Alison LaValley at (847) 493-7579 or alavalley@nrca.net.

    NRCA Names Chief Operating Officer

    The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) announced McKay Daniels has joined its staff as chief operations officer. Daniels has nearly 20 years of management experience and most recently served in Washington, D.C., as chief of staff for two members of Congress before joining NRCA in June.

    Daniels has held a variety of management and consulting positions throughout his career, including as executive director for statewide political organizations in California and Nevada, and later serving as senior policy advisor to Nevada’s Lieutenant Governor.

    “McKay is an exceptional leader and is fully on board with NRCA’s mission to set the standard for professionalism in the roofing industry,” said Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “His extensive management background will help us improve and expand the great work we do.”

    Daniels has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Despite being apprehensive about Chicago winters, Daniels, his wife, Rebecca, and their three children are looking forward to making it their home and joining the NRCA family.

    For more information, visit www.nrca.net.