The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced Don McCrory, president of Kiker Corp., Mobile, Ala., is the 68th recipient of its annual J.A. Piper Award. The award was presented at the association’s 128th Annual Convention held Feb. 24-26 in New Orleans. The J.A. Piper award is the industry’s most prestigious honor, recognizing roofing professionals who have devoted constant outstanding service to NRCA and the roofing industry.
McCrory, who served as NRCA’s president in 2002-03, currently serves on the association’s National Roofing Council.
Prior to serving as NRCA president, McCrory served as NRCA senior vice president from 2001-02; vice president from 1999-2002; officer during 1990-91, 1996-98 and 1999-2000; and director from 1986-89; and 1991-94. In addition, he has served on many committees, including serving as chairman of the Environmental Task Force and the International Relations Committee, Roofing Awareness Program Task Force, Industry Advisory Board, Budget and Finance Committee, Exhibitor Advisory Committee, Convention Committee, National Roofing Service Corporation (NRSC), Nominating Committee and PAC Advisory Committee.
McCrory also helped develop ROOFPAC, NRCA’s political action committee, and NRCA’s Washington, D.C., office.
Kiker Corp. is a member of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress.
“In the mid-1970s, he decided to start his own business and the rest, as they say, is history,” says fellow former NRCA President and 2014 J.A. Piper Award recipient Rob Therrien, president of The Melanson Co. Inc., Keene, N.H. “The company has become one of the most respected in its part of the country.”
“I have served with such a great group of people who have been mentors and best friends to me,” McCrory says. “I am so honored and humbled to receive this award. It’s the best honor I’ve had in my life other than my faith.”
First presented in 1948, the J.A. Piper Award is named for former NRCA President Joseph A. Piper, whose extraordinary efforts kept the association alive during the Great Depression.