Rosemont, Ill.—The National Roofing Contractors Association has announced Furman Insurance, an Acrisure Partner, Pompano Beach, Fla., has joined NRCA’s One Voice initiative as a partner member.
Launched in 2017, NRCA’s One Voice initiative is a transformational approach to addressing the roofing industry’s most critical issues and concerns by uniting the industry and speaking with one voice to secure its future.
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,” says Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “However, our work can only be accomplished with commitments from leaders from all sectors of this great industry. Only together as a roofing community can we take this transformational approach to address our issues and concerns and achieve success in the future.”
“As a service provider responsible for managing one of the top five expenses for roofing contractors, we are aware of the significant pressure on margins for elements out of roofing contractors’ control, such as material and labor shortages,” says Tyler Kocis, commercial insurance and risk advisor for Furman Insurance. “But insurance and risk management are controllable items. It is our firm’s intense focus to take on roofing contractors’ points of view so we may proactively predict and respond to what is emerging in the industry. That is one of the reasons we are so passionate about being involved in NRCA’s One Voice initiative.”
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 information about NRCA and its One Voice initiative, including a list of the 44 current One Voice member partners, visit nrca.net/onevoice.
Since 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association has been the home for generations of entrepreneurial craftsmen and enterprises who shelter and protect America’s families and businesses and each other. Our vision is the recognition of our members as professionals and to unite the industry to that purpose. NRCA is one of the construction industry’s most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit nrca.net.
For 60 years, Furman Insurance has grown to be one of the largest and most specialized roofing industry insurance agencies in the U.S., advising 174 roofing firms, including many longtime NRCA members. The national reach of the firm provides a platform that positively impacts the operating results of roofing professionals, and Furman Insurance roofing industry risk advisors are highly experienced at delivering multiple commercial insurance programs for roofing contractors, including protecting their balance sheets; controlling insurance costs; creating an ease of doing business; and differentiating clients from their peers. For more information, visit furmaninsurance.com.