Annual Report 2018-19

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NRCA was formed in 1886 to preserve and promote the art of roofing application. NRCA members recognize that after more than a century of innovation in roofing technology and roof system application, the following goals are as meaningful and relevant today as they were yesterday and will be tomorrow.

NRCA remains a strong supporter of open competition and the free enterprise system; this competitive environment has led to its member firms’ success. NRCA members recognize that the perpetuation of a healthy business environment is influenced by their own professional conduct. NRCA supports the following practices and encourages members to support them, as well.

Professional roofing contractors:

  • Are honest and straightforward with customers, submitting reasonable proposals and answering all questions pertaining to those proposals
  • Offer evidence that their companies are insured, as well as bonded and/or licensed, where it is appropriate or required
  • Encourage their employees to be courteous and law-abiding
  • Stand behind their work, offering warranties or guarantees where appropriate
  • Enter into contracts that are fair and equitable and clearly assign and delineate responsibilities
  • Enter into contracts for work they know they are qualified to perform and honor such contracts to the best of their abilities
  • Are thoughtful and caring in their relationships with their employees
  • Recognize that employee health and safety are of paramount concern to the company and its employees
  • Support education and training for their employees
  • Welcome opportunities to share information about their industry with others in their communities

As chairman of the board, I am pleased to report NRCA has continued to grow and maintain focus regarding the strategic plan established by our senior leadership. Member growth by quantity and class has been achieved with the continued success of the One Voice initiative, as well as the exposure of new member contractors to NRCA ProCertification™ and advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C.

Despite the spending and staff resources required to develop NRCA ProCertification and NRCA University training programs, NRCA was able to maintain profitability for the year amid the roller coaster ride the financial markets encountered. After a full year of pressure and anxiety to achieve a quality product, we are pleased we have three NRCA ProCertification programs in place for the market. We also are seeing the roofing industry react with a need to certify the workforce and desire to achieve the dream of elevating the industry’s professionalism. In addition, we are seeing the growth in NRCA Qualified Assessors that will be required for the initiative to become sustainable.

One of the goals for my term was to focus on identifying diverse groups in our industry and making diversity and inclusion a priority. As our leadership has changed, so has the diverse makeup of our association. We currently have a more diverse leadership team, so we are off to a good start.

Maintaining our international presence and leadership was important during my term. Generating new alliances with the leadership from Great Britain and strengthening our collaboration with our friends from Canada was a significant step for our association. We maintain strong relationships with our Chinese and German partners, and NRCA continues to be the most recognized brand in our global industry.

The Executive Committee, with input from hundreds of industry professionals, completed work begun the previous year regarding NRCA's Strategic Plan, a document intended to guide the association for the next decade. It was an arduous but comprehensive process. Thank you to Tom Shanahan for guiding us through the effort.

The introduction of a new management style by NRCA CEO Reid Ribble and NRCA COO McKay Daniels has proved these executive leaders are the dynamic duo our association needed to take NRCA to the next level. Reid’s ability to reach out to the roofing industry and express the vision of the association has been the most compelling factor associated with member growth, and McKay’s calm management style has allowed the association to stay the course. In addition, many thanks to our senior leadership and staff for being sincerely focused on NRCA’s needs and priorities. Without a doubt, the oars of the ship are in sync and moving in a positive direction.

As I depart my role as chairman of the board, I believe I have left NRCA in a better place and on solid footing for my successor, Nick Sabino. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and achieve success.

Best Regards,

Kent Schwickert
NRCA Chairman of the Board 2018-19

It is my pleasure to share with our members this annual report highlighting NRCA’s activities for the 2018-19 year. This year has ushered in a season of progress for the association’s key initiatives.

Our members continue to report a serious shortage of qualified workers. In response, NRCA has launched two significant programs designed to develop and certify the roofing workforce for the 21st century—NRCA ProCertification™ and Training for Roof Application Careers.

NRCA ProCertification is NRCA’s third-party certification program for roofing workers and was launched with three available certifications—NRCA ProCertified™ Asphalt Shingle Systems Installer, NRCA ProCertified Thermoplastic Systems Installer and NRCA ProCertified Roofing Foreman.

The NRCA education department is completing its first two education curriculum programs for new, inexperienced workers. To provide our members with the best tools possible to help new employees get a successful start to a roofing industry career, the TRAC education programs for thermoplastic roof system and asphalt shingle roof system installation were made available to our members.

In April 2019, NRCA led an industrywide advocacy event in Washington, DC. Roofing Day in D.C. 2019 saw more than 400 industry stakeholders converge on Capitol Hill to engage legislators regarding issues important to the industry. During that time, NRCA Chairman of the Board Kent Schwickert and NRCA Chairman of the Board-Elect Nick Sabino visited the West Wing of the White House to share your concerns with Acting Chief of Staff to the President Mick Mulvaney. At every level of the federal government, NRCA has increased its visibility and engagement on behalf of its members.

NRCA continues to grow its membership. More than 600 new members joined NRCA in 2018-19, building on last year’s success. One Voice members continue to join and—more important—engage with NRCA and bring a new level of excitement and professional experience to the table.

The future is filled with optimism and new challenges—challenges NRCA is fully equipped to face—and we all look forward to another fulfilling chapter in NRCA’s history.


Reid J. Ribble

NRCA membership experienced its fourth consecutive year of membership growth resulting from the continuation of a strong economy; ongoing NRCA prospect and retention campaigns; support from manufacturer and distributor members; NRCA’s One Voice initiative; the NRCA sales department; and the continuation of recurring monthly payment options for paying membership dues. Through a multifaceted membership marketing program—including direct mail, email, faxes, advertising, phone calls, and outreach through trade shows and industry events—NRCA recruited 636 new members and achieved an 86% retention rate for the fiscal year.

NRCA membership composition

The composition of NRCA membership remained consistent with the previous year, with the contractor member category comprising 74% of members in 2018. Within contractor categories, percentages changed in only two categories. NRCA saw a slight decrease in the $5 million-$10 million membership category from 12% in 2018 to 11% in 2019. The $10 million-$20 million membership category increased from 4% in 2018 to 5% in 2019.

NRCA Membership composition: Contractors—74 percent; Manufacturers—2 percent; Manufacturer's representatives—<1 percent; Distributors—1 percent; Raw material providers—<1 percent; Rooftop photovoltaic manufacturers, utilities and service providers—<1 percent; Service providers—1 percent; Architects/engineers/consultants—13 percent; Industrial/institutional—2 percent; International—6 percent

NRCA type of work: Commercial—36 percent; Residential—8 percent; Both—54 percent; Unknown/other—2 percent

NRCA type of work: Commercial reroofing—51 percent; Commercial new construction—22 percent; Residential reroofing—23 percent; Residential new construction—4 percent

Sales volume: Less than $1 million—48 percent; $1 million-$5 million—35 percent; $5 million-$10 million—11 percent; $10 million-$20 million—5 percent; More than $20 million—1 percent

Type of business: Open-shop—47 percent; Union—12 percent; Dual-shop operation—2 percent; Not indicated—39 percent

Regional breakdown of membership: East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin)—18 percent; East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee)—5 percent; Middle Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)—10 percent; Mountain (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming)—7 percent; New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)—5 percent; Pacific (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington)—10 percent; South Atlantic (Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, D.C., West Virginia)—20 percent; West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)—8 percent; West South Central (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas)—17 percent
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One Voice

NRCA’s One Voice initiative continues to focus on a simple idea: Unite the roofing industry and speak with One Voice about matters critical to the continued success of the roofing industry.

During 2018-19, NRCA’s One Voice membership grew 50% as NRCA welcomed 10 new companies, bringing the total to 32 full partners, including the following new members:

  • Beacon Roofing Supply Inc., Herndon, Va.
  • Boral Roofing LLC, Irvine, Calif.
  • CertainTeed Corporation, Malvern, Pa.
  • Eagle Roofing Products, Rialto, Calif.
  • Flex Membrane International Corp., Leesport, Pa.
  • The Garland Company, Cleveland
  • General Coatings Manufacturing Corp., Fresno, Calif.
  • PABCO Roofing Products, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Polyglass U.S.A Inc., Deerfield Beach, Fla.
  • Topps Products, Canton, Miss.

Career and Technical Education Outreach

NRCA heard from its members about the need to be more fully engaged within the career and technical education community and collaborate with industry national partners. As a result, NRCA and the Roofing Alliance partnered with SkillsUSA as an Official Business Partner. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industries working together to ensure the U.S. has a skilled workforce. Ultimately, NRCA believes this partnership provides multiple opportunities for the roofing industry to expand its outreach and footprint in the career and technical fields to not only establish roofing as a core curriculum within schools but also to enable NRCA members to address the workforce shortages they are facing.

Affiliate Executives Council

NRCA collaborates and works in cooperation with numerous affiliate organizations on behalf of the industry to raise awareness about the roofing industry’s important contributions and raise the level of the roofing profession. Each of NRCA’s 80 state, local, regional and international roofing contractor affiliated associations is independently operated and represented by NRCA’s Affiliate Executives Council.

NRCA’s Affiliate Executives Council met twice during the past fiscal year to address issues and positions of importance being considered by NRCA and worked together to encourage memberships in each association; promote programs and member benefits; advance communication; support implementation of regulatory and legislative matters of interest and concern; and optimize participation in each association’s governance, program development and association activities.

Affinity Partnerships

As part of NRCA’s efforts to create more tangible member benefits, NRCA partners with affinity programs to increase members’ purchasing power, representing additional savings on top-quality business products and services.

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NRCA members received industry news during the year via e-newsletters, NRCA’s website, Professional Roofing magazine, Professional Roofing’s website, social media and media promotions, among other resources.

NRCA’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube increased during the fiscal year. NRCA’s Facebook fans increased about 22% to 7,860. Twitter followers increased about 10% to 5,444. In addition, the number of followers on NRCA’s LinkedIn page increased 51% to 8,475, and the number of NRCA Instagram followers increased 61% to 1,700.

Professional Roofing received an honorable mention for the 2018 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards for its website redesign. Winners and honorable mentions were announced Oct. 9, 2018, at a celebratory gala during The Folio: Show in New York City.

NRCA’s website includes 23,378 pages of information and has 29,326 registered users. Professional Roofing’s website offers 7,815 pages of information and has 22,495 registered users.

NRCA held its fifth National Roofing Week, which took place June 3-9, 2018. Its mission was to increase recognition of the significance of roofs to every home and business in the U.S.; promote the roofing industry’s good deeds; and emphasize the value of professional roofing contractors. In celebration of National Roofing Week, NRCA hosted its Children’s Art Contest.

The Roofing Manual—2019 Boxed Set

NRCA’s marketing department had a successful year promoting publications, products, educational programs, services and NRCA membership. Once again, NRCA’s best-selling publication was The NRCA Roofing Manual—Boxed Set. The department sold 1,330 copies, representing more than $440,000 in sales, which was a 15% increase in quantity and 19% increase in revenue from the previous year. Total roofing manual sales for the fiscal year exceeded $548,000. Another popular item was The NRCA Waterproofing Manual; the department sold 960 waterproofing manuals, which generated more than $64,000 in revenue—a 42% increase from the previous year. The marketing department generated more than $750,000 in revenue, exceeding budget for the fiscal year by $130,000 (21%).

NRCA launched a membership retention campaign that highlighted new and existing member benefits, educational opportunities and resources using colorful infographics. NRCA continued the promotional campaign, “WE ARE THE INDUSTRY,” with the call to action, “JOIN US.”

ProCertification logo

NRCA’s marketing department also began heavily promoting NRCA ProCertification.™ A wide variety of marketing mediums was used to promote all facets of NRCA ProCertification.

Visitors to NRCA’s website continued to use the Live Chat function to have their questions answered, gather additional information and receive help. There were more than 1,300 live chats during the year categorized as follows: 35 percent education, 33 percent products, 9 percent membership, 8 percent technical and 15 percent other.

NRCA was represented well at industry trade shows and events during the year with newly designed booths as staff and volunteer members promoted member benefits, engaged with existing members and built interest in new products, services and programs. The 2019 IRE in Nashville proved to be a great success with 1,277 prospects and members stopping by NRCA’s booth (a 60% increase compared with the previous year). Forty-four new members joined NRCA during IRE, which was a 50% increase from the previous year.

April 2-3, 2019, marked the second Roofing Day in D.C. event. NRCA’s marketing department was tasked with increasing awareness for this annual event to make it even more successful than the previous year. There was an increase in attendance—more than 425 roofing professionals from all industry segments participated in Roofing Day in D.C. 2019.

NRCA University’s goal is to create and provide resources to help roofing contractors, industry professionals and those needing accurate, professional roofing education.

The biggest new initiative during this fiscal year was training for field employees. Training for Roof Application Careers—TRAC—is aimed at preparing novice employees for productive engagement with their foreman as a new crew member.

Each roof system package includes:

  • Essentials—an onboarding program about roofing work for brand-new employees
  • Low-slope/Steep-slope Core Concepts—addressing decks, insulation/underlayments and flashing concepts
  • System-specific courses—the first systems being thermoplastic and asphalt shingles

All programs are offered in English and Spanish, and one purchase includes both languages and is available for unlimited use within the company. Courses are online, and hands-on requirements are included that can be accomplished in-shop or on the job.

NRCA also launched its Qualified Trainer for those who successfully complete the NRCA Qualified Trainer conference, a two-day event during which individuals learn hands-on coaching and classroom facilitation skills.

The next fiscal year will debut training aimed at helping individuals prepare for the NRCA ProCertification™ foreman certification.

ProCertification installer badges

The NRCA ProCertification™ team has made significant progress in completing several program development tasks. Highlights include:

  • Launching the first three certifications, including the ProCertified™ Thermoplastic Systems Installer, ProCertified Asphalt Shingle Systems Installer and ProCertified Roofing Foreman certification. All candidate information and exams are produced in English and Spanish. In addition to candidate handbooks and other support tools, the team has developed all operational components.
  • Completely revised the Qualified Assessor programs’ policies and procedures to include new processes and rules for conducting performance exams for up to four candidates at the same time, as well as revised performance exam safety requirements and protocols to better protect candidates and NRCA members
  • Completed and published the complete Qualified Assessor training program, consisting of seven online modules
  • Revised the requirements for standard performance exam standard testing conditions
  • Created, revised or updated numerous program support documents, which will be produced in English and Spanish
  • ubmitted trademark registrations for program logo, names and other materials with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Administration office

An initial pool of 29 Qualified Assessors are positioned to fulfill the immediate performance exam needs in the U.S. during the first few months of the new fiscal year. Efforts to grow the Qualified Assessor program will focus on recruiting and training bilingual candidates to better meet installer certification applicants’ needs.

Enterprise risk management staff helps members manage tangible risks, such as health and safety matters; teaches leadership, management and communication concepts needed to effect a successful vision; and helps develop products, services and educational programming to address those risks.

Enterprise risk management staff participated in national health- and safety-related efforts, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Advisory Committee for Construction Occupational Safety and Health and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s National Occupational Research Agenda Construction Sector Council, among others.

The department worked closely with NRCA’s Washington, D.C., staff regarding regulatory issues and helped develop NRCA comments to OSHA’s electronic reporting and crane operator qualification regulations.

Staff helped members with requests for information in nearly 1,000 instances during the past year. Additionally, staff gave presentations addressing safety and health topics at the 2019 IRE and to contractor members and many affiliate and associate organizations, including the National Roofing Legal Resource Center; CNA, Chicago; captive insurer groups; and at various member events.

Staff revised program materials for Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z classes and OSHA 10-hour classes and developed adjunct materials for crane operator evaluation, the use of motorized equipment on roofs, silica compliance and the licensing of the fall-protection class under a separate agreement. Staff also helped review modules and create content for the NRCA ProCertification™ and Training for Roof Application Careers programs regarding health and safety issues.

Additionally, staff continued to serve as liaisons with CNA, which offers general coverage to NRCA members. Staff also worked on exploring the viability of a health insurance and general residential contractor business insurance captive programs.

Staff met with OSHA staff regarding roofing safety issues; participated in the joint labor and management safety committee hosted by the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department; participated in and informed members regarding national and international research and regulatory activities concerning occupational exposures to asphalt fumes; partnered with OSHA and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers during the National Safety Stand-Down; and participated in a joint labor/management/government fall-prevention campaign.

During the year, NRCA’s Technical Services staff developed the following new publications and products:

  • The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2019
  • The NRCA Construction Details: CAD Files—2019
  • The NRCA Roofing Manual—2019 Boxed Set
  • Repair Manual for Low-slope Membrane Roof Systems, 2nd Edition
  • The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2015—Spanish Version

In addition, 651 projects were entered into NRCA’s EnergyWise Roof Calculator Online.

NRCA’s Roof Wind Designer is an online wind-load calculator intended to provide roofing professionals with an easy way to determine roof systems’ design wind loads for many commonly encountered building types subject to code compliance. Users entered 5,662 projects during 2018-19.

Staff represented roofing contractors’ interests at International Code Council code hearings, as well as National Fire Protection Association, ASTM International, Underwriters Laboratories Inc., and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers meetings.

During the year, the technical services staff conducted 26 presentations and responded to more than 2,000 requests for technical assistance.

NRCA continued to be a strong advocate for the roofing industry regarding matters of government policy in Washington, D.C., during 2018-19.

In July 2018, Congress approved the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353), legislation to help address the chronic workforce shortages confronting the roofing industry. This legislation was a top priority for NRCA for several years and a major focus of Roofing Day in D.C. 2018. President Trump signed the bill into law July 31, 2018.

NRCA worked on regulations needed to implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the most significant tax reform legislation in more than 30 years, which contained provisions beneficial to the roofing industry. Additionally, NRCA supported the Main Street Certainty Act—new legislation to make permanent the 20% deduction for qualified business income of pass-through businesses, which is scheduled to expire in 2026.

More than 400 roofing industry professionals from all segments of the industry and throughout the U.S. convened in our nation’s capital April 3-4 for Roofing Day in D.C. 2019. Participants carried the industry message to Congress regarding key issues, including the need for enhanced workforce training incentives, immigration reform that addresses workforce needs and a robust buildings component of infrastructure legislation.

Roofing Day in D.C. 2019

In March 2019, NRCA worked with Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) on the introduction of the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act (H.R. 1740), legislation that would establish a market-driven visa system that allows temporary foreign workers to fill job openings for employers with year-round, nonfarm positions. This legislation was a major focus of Roofing Day in D.C. 2019 and successful in developing bipartisan support for the bill.

As Congress considers reform of the Higher Education Act, which provides funding for student financial aid for postsecondary education, NRCA supported the inclusion of two bills in a larger HEA reform package and advocated for them at Roofing Day in D.C. The Jumpstart Our Businesses by Supporting Students Act (S. 839) would extend eligibility for Pell Grants to short-term workforce training programs, and the College Transparency Act (H.R. 1766) would improve access to postsecondary educational and workforce data.

NRCA supported efforts to increase the number of visas allocated for 2019 under the H-2B seasonal guest worker program, which is used by many NRCA members to supplement their workforce needs during peak season. The Department of Homeland Security allocated 30,000 additional visas for 2019.

In May 2019, NRCA Chairman of the Board Nick Sabino of Deer Park Roofing Inc., Cincinnati, testified on behalf of NRCA before the House Committee on Small Business at a hearing to discuss the need for immigration reform that meets the workforce needs of small businesses. Sabino urged members to support the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act (H.R. 1740), bipartisan legislation to establish a market-driven visa system that matches willing employers with temporary foreign workers, and urged Congress to provide a permanent solution for employees now working under Temporary Protected Status, as contained in the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6).

ROOFPAC events during the 2019 International Roofing Expo® raised more than $100,000 in funds for ROOFPAC to support pro-growth candidates for Congress—a new record for ROOFPAC events at IRE.

The National Roofing Legal Resource Center held its 39th Annual Seminar at The Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, Calif., Sept. 5-8, 2018.

NRLRC also hosted its 2019 Annual Luncheon Program Feb. 11 during the International Roofing Expo® at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. The luncheon featured Stephen Phillips, partner with Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman and Siegel, Atlanta; Dane Bradford, president of Bradford Roof Management, Billings, Mont.; and Mark Graham, NRCA's vice president of technical services.

NRCA's engagement with roofing and waterproofing industry stakeholders throughout the world has increased NRCA’s visibility abroad.

During the past year, staff traveled to Shanghai May 25-29 to attend the 16th annual China International Roofing & Waterproofing Expo. NRCA helped establish China National Building Waterproof Association’s first conference in 2003 and promotes the show to NRCA members and at NRCA events.

The International Roofing Expo® in Nashville, Tenn., set new records in international attendee registrations with nearly 1,500 attendees from 60 countries. NRCA leaders met privately with representatives from several countries to discuss specific issues and needs, as well as how NRCA might help.

The NRCA brand is highly respected throughout the world, and NRCA’s International Relations and Global Strategy Committees are charged with helping to ensure member resources are carefully used for maximum association benefit when engaging in global activities, as well as discerning these activities to ensure NRCA's intellectual property is protected while advancing NRCA’s vision and mission.

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The Roofing Alliance is a separate but related educational and research organization of NRCA.

The Roofing Alliance approved $281,870 in project funding; $25,000 was approved for new project funding to be a Diamond Sponsor of National Women in Roofing.

Continued committed funding includes:

  • Employee Outreach Program (MVP)
  • Construction Management Schools Initiative
  • Colorado State University’s CM Cares Program
  • Gold Circle Awards Program
  • NRCA Silica Objective Data Collection Project
  • Roofing Alliance/Ronald McDonald House Charities© Partnership

Through its Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program, the Roofing Alliance awarded $55,000 for three new scholarships and eight renewal scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. The scholarship recipients received $5,000 each for their enrollment in accredited universities. The Roofing Alliance has awarded a total of $790,000 in scholarships to 125 students since its inception.

The Roofing Alliance welcomed four new members, including Cornell Roofing & S/M, Independence, Mo.; Gillespie Roofing Inc., Walla Walla, Wash.; Kreiling Roofing Co. Inc., Peoria, Ill.; and M. Potteiger Inc., York, Pa. The Roofing Alliance currently has 168 members.

The Roofing Alliance announced five winners of its 19th annual Most Valuable Player Awards during NRCA’s 132nd Annual Convention, as well as the winner of the Best of the Best Award.

The Alliance held its fifth Construction Management Student Competition. The first-place team (with the highest cumulative score) was Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Roofing Alliance and NRCA members adopted 162 of the 165 standalone Ronald McDonald houses in the U.S. as part of the Roofing Alliance’s partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities. Members are asked to conduct annual roof inspections, ensure the roofs are properly maintained and perform repairs when needed.

The Roofing Alliance also underwent a rebranding. In addition to ramping up its media outreach, increasing its social media posts and redesigning the Roofing Alliance website, the name was shortened to the Roofing Alliance and the tagline “the Foundation of NRCA” was added.

NRCA’s partnerships are valuable, helping to efficiently serve its members and the roofing industry. The association’s partnerships remained strong during 2018-19.

NRCA once again partnered with Informa Exhibitions to hold the 2019 International Roofing Expo® in Nashville, Tenn. IRE’s trade show broke records, spanning 152,000 net square feet—the largest in the show’s history—and attracting 14,295 attendees—the most ever. There were nearly 500 exhibiting companies.

Chicago-based CNA and NRCA collaborate to honor charitable works by NRCA member contractors through the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award. Showalter Roofing Service Inc., Naperville, Ill., won the award for providing A Roof Over Your Head with material, labor and equipment for 69 projects.

In addition, NRCA is partnered with Merrill Lynch, The Krapf Group and John Hancock Retirement Plan Services to offer additional services for NRCA members as part of the NRCA Retirement Program. Through this partnership, NRCA offers a range of retirement plan options and investment vehicles. Through the NRCA Retirement Program, you can start a retirement program for your company or convert an existing plan.

2018-19 Executive Committee and board of directors

Chairman of the board

Kent Schwickert, vice president—national sales for Schwickert’s Tecta America of Mankato, Mankato, Minn.

Chairman of the board—elect

Nick Sabino, president of Deer Park Roofing Inc., Cincinnati

Vice chairmen—two-year term

Monica Cameron, vice president of Diamond Roofing, Manhattan, Kan.

Rod Petrick, president of Ridgeworth Roofing Co. Inc., Frankfort, Ill.

Kelly Van Winkle, vice president of contracts at King of Texas Roofing Company LP, Grand Prairie

Vice chairmen—one-year term

David Hesse, vice president of the Maryland Division of Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Frederick, Md.

Scott Kawulok, vice president, B & M Roofing of Colorado Inc., Frederick

J.J. Smithey, president of Frost Roofing Inc., Wapakoneta, Ohio

Immediate former chairman of the board

Jim Barr, president of Barr Roofing Co., Abilene, Texas

Board of directors—three-year term

Randy Adams, chairman/CEO of R. Adams Roofing Inc., Indianapolis

Troy Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for SRS Distribution Inc., McKinney, Texas

Tim Blue, president of Blue’s Roofing Co., Milpitas, Calif.

Dick Bus, president of ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa.

Steven Harvey, president of J & S Building Exteriors Inc., Attleboro, Mass.

Gary Howes, COO of The Durable Slate Co., Columbus, Ohio

Michael Johannes, president of Nations Roof East LLC, Yonkers, N.Y.

Jason Lewinski, contractor network leader for Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio

Sherri Miles, vice president of J.D. Miles and Sons Inc., Chesapeake, Va.

Monica Murphy, director of operations for Ray Nolan Roofing Co., Louisville, Ky.

Brian Schaut, senior vice president of F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., a Tecta America company, Milwaukee

Stephen Teal, manager of Flynn Group of Companies, Rockyview, Alberta

Kyle Thomas, owner/vice president of Thomas Roofing Co. Inc., Mobile, Ala.

Dave Tilsen, president of Tilsen Roofing Co. Inc., Madison, Wis.

Elizabeth Walters, marketing manager for Derbigum Americas Inc., Kansas City, Mo.

Board of directors—two-year term

Charles Antis, founder and CEO of Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif.

Chad Collins, president of Bone Dry Roofing Co., Bogart, Ga.

F. Mark DeFreitas, vice president and national sales manager for Soprema Inc., Wadsworth, Ohio

Luke Duffy, vice president of Elens and Maichin Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Joliet, Ill.

Helene Hardy Pierce, vice president of technical services, codes, and industry relations for GAF, Parsippany, N.J.

Alex Hernandez, president of Clark Roofing Inc., Broadview, Ill.

Erica Jackson, president of CYE Enterprises, Jacksonville, Fla.

Bryan Karel, project manager/supervisor at Garlock-French Corp., Minneapolis

Mark MacDonald, sales/marketing manager for The Sherwin-Williams Co., Cleveland

Hunter Merrill, owner of Mountain Roofing Inc., Roanoke, Va.

Bob Morgan, CEO of Upstate Roofing and Painting Inc., Rochester, N.Y.

Tim Stephens, service department manager at Ben Hill Roofing and Siding Co. Inc., Douglasville, Ga.

Board of directors—one-year term

Doug Duncan, president of Nations Roof, Villa Park, Ill.

Rudy Gutierrez, president and CEO of SHELL Roofing Solutions Group, Chino, Calif.

Scott Kawulok, executive project manager at B & M Roofing of Colorado Inc., Frederick

Chris Noorda, CEO of Noorda Building Envelope Contractor Inc., Salt Lake City

George Patterson, president of Bennett & Brosseau Roofing Inc., Romeoville, Ill.

Rod Petrick, president of Ridgeworth Roofing Co. Inc., Frankfort, Ill.

Mike Pierce, vice president, roofing operations for Flynn Midwest, Kansas City, Mo.

Jonathon Reader, project manager at R & B Roofing LLC, Garland, Texas

Gary Register, president of J. Register Co. Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.

Scott Siegal, president of Jamsco Inc. t/a Maggio Roofing Co., Takoma Park, Md.

Keith Swope, president of Tampa Roofing Co. Inc., Tampa, Fla.

For NRCA’s complete financial statements for fiscal year ending May 2020 and the independent auditor’s report, click here.


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