Category Archives: National Roofing Week

Jasper Contractors Raises Thousands to Aid in Fight Against Breast Cancer

JasperAccording to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Although most people understand breast cancer is a life-threatening disease, the severity doesn’t fully set in until a loved one is diagnosed.

NBCF aims to educate women about breast cancer and provide health services for those who are economically disadvantaged.

Throughout October 2016, which was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NRCA-member Jasper Contractors, Orlando, Fla., partnered with SPEC Building Materials to donate a portion of every roof system installation to NBCF to help the fight against breast cancer.

During the “Installs 4 The Cause” campaign, press releases were sent to local media before the kick off; pink door hangers were distributed throughout the month alerting homeowners about the campaign, and Jasper employees wore bright pink T-shirts in honor of breast cancer awareness. In addition, the campaign had its own hashtag, #Installs4TheCause.

Homeowners also were informed a portion of their roof system installations would be donated to NBCF. By the end of October 2016, “Installs for The Cause” raised $17,800 to fight breast cancer.

“This partnership was a great way to give back to the community and to the many people who have been affected by breast cancer,” says Brian Wedding, owner and CEO of EX Capital, parent company of Jasper Contractors Inc. “This campaign was a success on so many levels.”

“These funds will make a tremendous impact on the women we serve,” says Rebecca Anderson, marketing manager at NBCF. “We offer free screenings, breast health education and support services to women in need across the country.”

For additional information about “Installs 4 The Cause,” visit www.jasperroof.com/installs4thecause.

NRCA’s 2017 Children’s Art Contest Deadline is April 14!

Attention NRCA members! The deadline for the 2017 National Roofing Week Children’s Art Contest, sponsored by A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply and the International Roofing Expo® (IRE), is quickly approaching. All entries must be received by the end of the business day, April 14.

The contest promotes the value of roofs to grade school age children, showing them the value of roofs and the roofing industry in their communities.

Children, stepchildren, nieces, nephews and grandchildren of all NRCA members and their employees in grades 1-8 are eligible to participate.

Roofing professionals are encouraged to talk to children about their contributions to the roofing industry and why their jobs are important. This will provide children with ideas for what to draw and educate them about the value of roofing professionals.

There will be three age groups; entries from each group will be posted on NRCA’s website, www.nrca.net where the general public will vote for their favorite entry from each group.

Winners from each group will receive gift certificates and other prizes and will have their artwork on all 2017 National Roofing Week material and additional material to be displayed at industry events throughout the year, including the 2018 IRE and NRCA’s 131st Annual Convention in New Orleans.

In addition, the relative of the winner from each age group will receive two free Super Passes to attend the 2018 IRE.

 

Following are the winners of the 2016 contest:

 

Group 1 (Grades 1-2) – Rocky, relative of Don Guthrie, Wayne’s Roofing, Sumner, Wash.

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Group 2 (Grades 3-5) – Isabella, relative of Raphael Jube, Ideal Building Solutions, Norcross, Ga.

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Group 3 (Grades 6-8) – Bella, relative of Jack Diamond, A Good Roofer Inc., Lakeside, Calif.

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For art contest rules and an entry form, visit www.nrca.net/Art-Contest.

NRCA Member Danker Roofing Raises Funds and Food for Low- income Children

Flint Hills BreadbasketHunger is an invisible foe affecting the Manhattan, Kan., community and shows no regard for age.

Fortunately, the Flint Hills Breadbasket has dedicated professionals and volunteers taking a stand against hunger. They provide food staples to those in need, and have been doing so for 33 years. Their mission is to ensure no one goes hungry. They help more than 25,000 individuals in addition to the nearly 200 “backsnacks” that are delivered to children when school is in session and more than 200 Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets distributed in 2014.

In May 2015, NRCA member Danker Roofing , Manhattan, participated in Project Manhattan for the Flint Hills Breadbasket. During the summer months when school is out, children of low-income families do not receive free or reduced cost meals. Project Manhattan raises the funds and food necessary to help struggling families feed their children. Danker Roofing has been participating in the campaign for 10 years.

Employees were asked to bring in nonperishable food items to donate to the food pantry. The employee who brought in the most items each week received $10, and the overall winner for the month received a $25 gift certificate from Danker Roofing. They collected more than 200 pounds of food throughout that month and contributed $300 in cash donations.

This was the 20th year Project Manhattan has benefited the Flint Hills Breadbasket. It is a month long project held each year during in May. Area businesses and organizations compete with each other to collect the most food and cash donations for the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

NRCA Member Danker Roofing Raises Funds and Food for Low- income Children

Hunger is an invisible foe affecting the Manhattan, Kan., community and shows no regard for age.

Fortunately, the Flint Hills Breadbasket has dedicated professionals and volunteers taking a stand against hunger. They provide food staples to those in need, and have been doing so for 33 years. Their mission is to ensure no one goes hungry. They help more than 25,000 individuals in addition to the nearly 200 “backsnacks” that are delivered to children when school is in session and more than 200 Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets distributed in 2014.

In May 2015, NRCA member Danker Roofing , Manhattan, participated in Project Manhattan for the Flint Hills Breadbasket. During the summer months when school is out, children of low-income families do not receive free or reduced cost meals. Project Manhattan raises the funds and food necessary to help struggling families feed their children. Danker Roofing has been participating in the campaign for 10 years.

Employees were asked to bring in nonperishable food items to donate to the food pantry. The employee who brought in the most items each week received $10, and the overall winner for the month received a $25 gift certificate from Danker Roofing. They collected more than 200 pounds of food throughout that month and contributed $300 in cash donations.

This was the 20th year Project Manhattan has benefited the Flint Hills Breadbasket. It is a month long project held each year during in May. Area businesses and organizations compete with each other to collect the most food and cash donations for the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

Hayden Building Maintenance Corp. Replaces Roof System for Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims

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Victims of domestic violence often have to choose between homelessness for themselves and their children or returning to an abusive relationship. Those who seek refuge in residential shelters need a safe, secure environment in which to live as they disengage from their abusers, access services to help them cope and heal from the violence and trauma, and begin the process of rebuilding their lives, working toward self-sufficiency.

Founded in 1978, My Sister’s Place, Westchester, N.Y., is recognized statewide as a leader in providing a safe haven for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. They meet the clients’ needs through:

  • A 24-hour hotline for information and referrals
  • Ownership and operation of two residential shelters for victims and their children
  • Adult counseling
  • Children’s counseling, therapeutic care and art therapy
  • Legal services in the areas of family law, immigration and human trafficking
  • Aftercare services for individuals transitioning out of the shelter
  • Education and prevention programs for middle and high school students
  • Advocacy and outreach

Earlier this year, NRCA member Hayden Building Maintenance Corp., West Dynack, N.Y., repaired the roof system on My Sister’s Place, which was beyond its life expectancy. The facility was in need of an entire roof system replacement and had been experiencing leaking. The project consisted of 3,000 square feet of shingles.

While working on the project, Hayden Building Maintenance treated it as a highly confidential project to protect the security of the women residing at the shelter.

SENATOR SPONSORS CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL ROOFING WEEK

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NRCA is holding National Roofing Week June 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.

To view the recognition in its entirety, click here.

For more information about National Roofing Week, visit www.nrca.net/National-Roofing-Week.

Gulf Western Roofing Provides a New Roof to Orlando Home for At-Risk Youth

Edgewood 3Established in 1966, Edgewood Children’s Ranch in Orlando, Fla., is a residential facility for at-risk youth ages 8-17. In addition to supporting the children who reside at their facility, Edgewood Children’s Ranch works closely with the children’s parents with the intent of reuniting them as healthy, loving and functioning families. This is achieved by Edgewood Children’s Ranch’s successful components in its program, which are: cottage life, academic support, counseling and apparent support program.

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Gulf Western Roofing replaced the roof system on this on-property house at the Edgewood Children’s Ranch

After 48 years, some of the buildings on the Edgewood Children’s Ranch property began to deteriorate. In 2015, NRCA member, Gulf Western Roofing, Orlando donated a new roof system for one of Edgewood Children’s Ranch’s on-property houses.

Upon visiting the ranch, Gulf Western employees were given a tour by two residents of the ranch. The boy’s faces lit up when asked whether they enjoyed their lifestyle at the ranch. They described their schooling,
chores and the activities they enjoy such as fishing, canoeing, and spending time reading and playing games with their house family.

Upon inspection of the house in need of a new roof system, Gulf Western Roofing found

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Workers replaced the roof system, ensuring it was up to Florida’s building code.

the shingles were deteriorating and the roof was leaking in several areas.

Gulf Western Roofing removed the existing roof system and installed a new one that was up to Florida’s building code.

The generosity of Gulf Western Roofing enabled the Edgewood Children’s Ranch to make use of a much- needed cottage for a new staff family to live in.