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The Gold Circle Awards program recognizes NRCA members for outstanding contributions to the roofing industry.


Unique roofing-related jobs (commercial or residential), programs and services are eligible for the program. To be considered for a Gold Circle Award, NRCA members are nominated by their peers and community (self-nominations are not accepted) for significant contributions to the roofing industry in three categories:

Outstanding workmanship

Outstanding workmanship applies to steep-slope, low-slope and metal projects that exceed standard roofing practices—a submitted project must be unique, creative and useful. Clearly explain what makes the workmanship on your project outstanding and sets it apart from all other projects. Be detailed and specific in the explanation. Submit examples of:

  • A particularly challenging job
  • Difficult design job
  • Abnormal working conditions
  • Difficult materials used
  • A safety element that resulted in the project being incident free

Innovative solutions

Innovative solutions applies to a smart or unique solution to a problem, an environmentally friendly project, a unique software program/service specific to the roofing industry or innovative equipment specifically designed for the roofing industry.

  • A smart or unique solution to a problem
  • An innovative business solution
  • Innovative software as a service
  • Innovative equipment


Safety is integral to a successful roofing project. If you completed a job that exemplified safety preparedness, execution and review, submit an entry that includes a description of the following:

  • Specific safety considerations that were considered and included in the proposal as the job was bid
  • The project-specific written safety plan that describes and illustrates:
    • How safety was integrated into unique job elements
    • How multiple trades or unique worker or public protection issues were addressed if applicable
    • The fall-prevention plan
  • Post-job review:
    • Describe what safety policies and/or procedures were revised/created as a result of a near-accident or other unforeseen circumstances or hazards that arose during the job
    • Describe the results of the safety efforts

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


Gold Circle Awards recipients receive the following:

  • Formal recognition during NRCA’s Industry Awards and Celebration held during NRCA’s Annual Convention and the International Roofing Expo®
  • A Gold Circle Awards trophy
  • Recognition in Professional Roofing magazine
  • Press releases notifying industry trade press and local media
  • The honor of serving as an inspiration to fellow NRCA members striving for excellence

Questions? Contact Chrystine Hanus, an NRCA director of communications, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7522 or

The deadline for the 2024 awards cycle has passed. Information about the 2025 awards program will be available in July 2024.


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