NRCA Association News


NRCA University offers CERTA class

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

NRCA University will offer CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization on Aug. 27 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, Ill. With CERTA Train-the-trainer Authorization, participants can earn continuing education units by learning about new industry best practices for torch-applied polymer-modified bitumen roof systems and gaining the teaching skills needed to train others regarding torch safety. See more information.


Photos from NRCA's Midyear Meetings are available online

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015

NRCA has posted a photo gallery from NRCA's Midyear Meetings, which were held July 7-11 in Chicago. View the photos here.


Roofing company officers arrested and ordered to pay almost $200,000 fine

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

Guillermo Perez and Elma Maldonado, president and vice president of GP Roofing & Construction LLC, Palm Coast, Fla., were arrested June 16 for failing to comply with a civil contempt order, according to www.osha.gov. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted nine inspections of the company's job sites in Florida in 2011 and 2012 that resulted in alleged multiple willful violations of OSHA fall protection, eye and face protection, safe ladder and other standards. GP Roofing & Construction and its officers were held in civil contempt after the company continued to violate OSHA standards and failed to pay penalties. See more information.


NRCA affinity program allows NRCA members to collect customer reviews

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015

Through NRCA's partnership with The Review Solution, NRCA members can collect customer reviews at the point of service. These customer reviews then can be posted on Google, Yelp, Houzz, Home Advisor, Better Business Bureau, Angie's List and many other online review sites. The platform centers on an app that works on all iOS and Android phones and tablets. The service requires no long-term contract; your business can be collecting customer reviews in two days or less. See more information about the program's various features.


NRCA offers class for foremen

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2015

NRCA will offer For Foremen Only, Level 1, Aug. 28, in Rosemont, Ill. The one-day class focuses on communication, leadership and management skills and teaches foremen how to work well with all types of people. Participants will learn how to identify when to manage and when to lead; improve their communication skills; identify positive and negative approaches to communication; articulate specific ways to increase crew productivity; and implement conflict resolution with employees in discipline situations, among other things. See more information.


NRCA member raises more than $68,000 for charity

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2015

NRCA member The Garland Co. Inc., Cleveland, raised more than $68,000 to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland in its effort to inspire and enable at-risk youth to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. About 100 employees at the company's headquarters dedicated its sixth annual Spirit Week, May 26-May 29, to raising money, and its sales representatives located throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. donated to the cause. By the end of the week, employees had raised about $34,252, and the company matched the amount, bringing the total to $68,504. See more information.


Proposed regulation will change rules involving overtime pay

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

On July 6, the Obama administration published a new proposed regulation that, when finalized, would expand overtime pay eligibility to a larger portion of workers who currently are exempt from overtime pay rules. If the proposed regulation takes effect in 2016, it would raise the threshold for overtime eligibility from those who are paid more than $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to those who are paid $970 per week ($50,440 annually) and provide that the threshold automatically be increased annually. See more information.


NRCA offers free webinar for members

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015

NRCA University will offer NRCA University Webinar: How to Communicate More Effectively Aug. 20 at noon CST. This one-hour webinar will present a snapshot of various communication styles and examine why conflicts seem to happen so easily with some people and not with others. The webinar is free for members and $55 for nonmembers. See more information or register.


NRCA University offers online training modules

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 20, 2015

NRCA University offers the first two modules of Design Essentials for Roof Performance, an online training program that offers an easy, affordable way to learn about designing for optimal roof system performance. The program explains the issues to consider when determining which roof systems or components are best for a building type, location and building owner's requirements. The modules are Introduction to Codes and Code Provisions for Roofing and explain what codes are, how they are developed and enforced, and how they affect roofing work. The modules can be purchased as a package or purchased separately. See more information.


Check out Professional Roofing's July Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 20, 2015

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member Stephen Teal in the July Details section. Each month in the Details section, Professional Roofing asks an NRCA member a variety of questions so readers can learn more about the individuals who are members of their association. See more information or view Professional Roofing's July Details.


RISE is accepting applications for the CSRP exam

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2015

Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) Inc. is accepting applications for its next Certified Solar Roofing Professional (CSRP) exam, which will be held Sept. 10. The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. The credential evaluates whether candidates have the underlying knowledge required to successfully install a roof-mounted PV system. The application deadline is Aug. 14. See more information or apply for the exam.


Check out stories of good deeds on Roof Scoop

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2015

Leading up to last week's National Roofing Week, NRCA celebrated by posting stories of its members' good deeds on Roof Scoop, NRCA's official blog. NRCA is proud of its members who give back to their communities. To check out the stories companies have shared, visit Roof Scoop!


NRCA releases National Roofing Week video!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2015

NRCA has released a video about National Roofing Week, which was held July 5-11 to increase recognition of the significance of roofs to every home and business in the U.S.; promote the good deeds of the roofing industry; and emphasize the value of professional roofing contractors. The video shares images from this year's National Roofing Week activities -- including a charity project, card campaign and the Children's Art Contest -- and celebrates the roofing industry's hard work and generosity. View the video here!


Last chance to register for July 16 webinar!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2015

There still is time to register for the NRCA University Webinar: How to be a Better Insurance Buyer on July 16 at noon CST. This one-hour webinar will discuss ideas for managing insurance costs, as well as how to select the best agent and evaluate and identify the best insurance proposal, among other topics. The webinar is free for members and $55 for nonmembers. See more information or register here.


HomeAdvisor connects NRCA members with homeowners

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 13, 2015

HomeAdvisor and NRCA are partnered to connect NRCA members with motivated homeowners who are ready to hire. HomeAdvisor has surveyed thousands of homeowners to provide you with what homeowners want in a service professional. HomeAdvisor can put your business in front of its extensive homeowner network; more than half a million homeowners generate service requests each month with HomeAdvisor. See more information.


NRCA will hold Roofing Industry Regional Summit

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 13, 2015

Engage with fellow roofing professionals and learn about the latest roofing industry issues at NRCA's Roofing Industry Regional Summit on Oct. 15 in San Francisco. Roofing professionals from the region are encouraged to participate, regardless of their affiliation with NRCA, and take advantage of this one-day learning experience, which will provide in-depth information about the most critical safety, risk management, technical, building code and legislative issues affecting roofing businesses. See more information.


Alliance announces new board

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 10, 2015

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the members of its 2015-16 board of trustees. View the list of new board members.


Check out a video about the Momentous Institute project!

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 10, 2015

In honor of National Roofing Week (July 5-11), former NRCA President Nelson Braddy, president of King of Texas Roofing Co. LP, Grand Prairie, led an effort to provide a new roof system for the Momentous Institute in Dallas. See more information and check out a video about the project!


Senator sponsors congressional recognition of National Roofing Week

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 08, 2015

NRCA is holding National Roofing Week July 5-11 to increase recognition of the significance of roofs to every home and business in the U.S.; promote the good deeds of the roofing industry; and emphasize the value of professional roofing contractors. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., sponsored congressional recognition of National Roofing Week in the Congressional Record. The recognition explains a roof's importance as a component of a home or business and recognizes National Roofing Week and its purpose. View the recognition.


NRCA holds National Roofing Week this week

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 08, 2015

NRCA's National Roofing Week is being held this week, July 5-11, to increase recognition of the significance of roofs to every home and business in the U.S.; promote the good deeds of the roofing industry; and emphasize the value of professional roofing contractors. As part of National Roofing Week, NRCA held its Children's Art Contest and a special social media card campaign for members. See more information.


Housing is open for the 2016 IRE and NRCA's 129th Annual Convention

NRCA SmartBrief | Jul 06, 2015

Informa Exhibitions, Dallas, has announced lodging options now are available for the 2016 International Roofing Expo (IRE) and NRCA's 129th Annual Convention held Feb. 15-19, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The headquarter hotel is Rosen Centre. The trade show and convention provide attendees with opportunities to network with fellow roofing professionals from around the world; see the newest industry products, equipment and services; and learn from the industry's leading experts. See more information.




Sign up for NRCA SmartBrief



NRCA SmartBrief is a FREE, 4x/week e-mail newsletter for roofing professionals. It provides the latest news and information you need to stay informed about important issues impacting your business. Sign up today to receive NRCA SmartBrief. Learn more