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Stories of an Extraordinary Industry

Presented by NRCA, the Stories of an Extraordinary Industry podcast is meant to enlighten, educate and inspire. From the roof system installers to the manufacturers and everyone in between, the roofing industry is made up of incredibly talented people. This is where we tell their stories.

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Nov. 12, 2020

No Roofer Left Behind

They survived a car crash, the death of their parents and substance abuse. The Dunlap brothers from Wapakoneta, Ohio, want you to know the roofing industry will not leave you behind.

Sponsored by the NRCA Health Care Program

They survived a car crash, the death of their parents and substance abuse. The Dunlap brothers from Wapakoneta, Ohio, want you to know the roofing industry will not leave you behind.

Oct. 8, 2020

10 Keys to Keeping Your Workers

How many superintendents in the U.S. have been working at the same roofing company for 49 years? Learn how Graham Roofing, West Point, Miss., ensures its talented employees stay.

Sponsored by the NRCA Health Care Program

How many superintendents in the U.S. have been working at the same roofing company for 49 years? Learn how Graham Roofing, West Point, Miss., ensures its talented employees stay.

Sept. 17, 2020

Roofing "Jerry’s World"

Football is back, so let's head to Arlington, Texas, where a roofing company takes on the challenge of installing a roof on one of the steepest and largest football stadiums in the U.S.

Sponsored by the NRCA Health Care Program

Football is back, so let's head to Arlington, Texas, where a roofing company takes on the challenge of installing a roof on one of the steepest and largest football stadiums in the U.S.

Sept. 3, 2020

Innovation Comes from Unlikely Places

NRCA tells the story of a man who had a long and winding journey that led to becoming the president of a $3 billion roofing materials manufacturing company. The story reveals three keys to being at the forefront of innovation and will encourage anyone who is concerned life’s road has too many hairpin turns.

Sponsored by Bitumar

NRCA tells the story of a man who had a long and winding journey that led to becoming the president of a $3 billion roofing materials manufacturing company. The story reveals three keys to being at the forefront of innovation and will encourage anyone who is concerned life’s road has too many hairpin turns.

Aug. 20 2020

No Room for Hostility

We profile a roofing industry leader who handled difficult life circumstances that had the potential to rip her company apart. Learn how she created a company culture that can stand strong when times get tough.

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance

We profile a roofing industry leader who handled difficult life circumstances that had the potential to rip her company apart. Learn how she created a company culture that can stand strong when times get tough.

Aug. 6, 2020

A Company Failure Alters Roofing History

General Roofing Services was one of the first roofing roll-ups in the U.S., and it collapsed. Where did it go wrong, and how did it change the roofing industry? This story is a profound lesson about a type of investment rarely discussed because few have the courage to do it.

Sponsored by FiberTite Roof Systems

General Roofing Services was one of the first roofing roll-ups in the U.S., and it collapsed. Where did it go wrong, and how did it change the roofing industry? This story is a profound lesson about a type of investment rarely discussed because few have the courage to do it.

July 9, 2020

The Daughter Becomes the Boss

Family-run businesses are part of what makes the roofing industry so special. In this episode, NRCA profiles three multigenerational roofing companies. Running a business with your kids can bring moments of pure joy and moments of complete exasperation, and there are lessons to be learned from these three companies.

Sponsored by NRCA ProCertification®

Family-run businesses are part of what makes the roofing industry so special. In this episode, NRCA profiles three multigenerational roofing companies. Running a business with your kids can bring moments of pure joy and moments of complete exasperation, and there are lessons to be learned from these three companies.

June 25, 2020

A Roofing Roll-up

A group of roofing company owners join forces to make more money. Can they put aside egos and weather storms of recessions? Will they last the hard-fought years of negotiation battles? There is a lot to learn from this story, and it’s more than just making money.

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance

A group of roofing company owners join forces to make more money. Can they put aside egos and weather storms of recessions? Will they last the hard-fought years of negotiation battles? There is a lot to learn from this story, and it’s more than just making money.

June 11, 2020

Roofing Industry Rallies Around Ambitious Goal

A roofer from Southern California could never leave someone with a leaky roof, even if they could not afford to pay. Would his generosity be the downfall of his company or would it unite the roofing industry?

Sponsored by the Roofing Alliance

A roofer from Southern California could never leave someone with a leaky roof, even if they could not afford to pay. Would his generosity be the downfall of his company or would it unite the roofing industry?

May 28, 2020

House Flipper to Roofing Industry Leader

This is the story of a young man’s unusual journey, which—spoiler alert—leads to the start of a roofing company and puts him on the path to becoming NRCA’s chairman of the board. This is the story of Nick Sabino.

Sponsored by Owens Corning

Follow NRCA Chairman of the Board Nick Sabino’s unusual journey that led to his role as a roofing industry leader.

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