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STATEMENT: National Roofing Contractors Association Plans Roofing Day in D.C. 2018

STATEMENT: National Roofing Contractors Association Plans Roofing Day in D.C. 2018

All roofing industry stakeholders encouraged to participate

 This statement is attributable to: Reid Ribble, CEO, National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

One of the things I have heard repeatedly from National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) members during my first 11 months as NRCA CEO is an interest in elevating the image of our chosen profession. As a result, NRCA is planning its Roofing Day in D.C. March 6-7, 2018, and seeks 1,000 or more roofing industry stakeholders to participate in the event.

To effect change in Washington and elevate the image of the roofing industry, we must speak with one voice: contractors, distributors, manufacturers, designers, labor and management together. When we are united and organized, we present our industry as a united voting body.

Therefore, NRCA asks all industry stakeholders to help identify the top two or three issues that unite the roofing industry. By doing this, we will present a united front that will minimize the objections of elected officials.

In addition, NRCA is asking members of the roofing industry to participate in Roofing Day in D.C. 2018 and consider bringing one or more employees. For more information, contact Duane Musser, NRCA’s vice president of government affairs, at (202) 400-2592 or


NRCA Congratulates Member Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Winner of the 2017 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizenship Award

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NRCA is proud to congratulate member Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., for winning the 2017 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizenship Award in the Best Corporate Steward, Small and Mid-Sized Market Business Category.

The Corporate Citizenship Awards honor businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities around the world.

During the past year, Charles Antis, founder and CEO of Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, and his staff donated more than $700,000 through cash and in-kind donations to more than 40 Orange County, Calif., nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Alzheimer’s Orange County, Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Club of Garden Grove, OneOC, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and Families Forward.

Antis has donated 10 large-scale maintenance projects and 100 leak repairs for families enduring hardship and honors employee requests for pro bono work to aid families in need.

“The Antis team is all-in on putting ‘people before profit,’ keeping families safe and dry, and saying ‘yes’ to our nonprofit stakeholders and families in need in our community. We believe it is our civic duty to do so,” Antis says. “By chasing fulfillment and impact instead of profit, we have discovered a better way of living.”

The roofing industry is familiar with the extent of Antis’ charitable giving. Earlier in 2017, his company won the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award, which honors charitable works performed by NRCA contractor members. Antis Roofing & Waterproofing was recognized for the Antis Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 2016 to take care of the people of Orange County by helping dozens of area charitable organizations.

“Antis Roofing & Waterproofing truly knows what it means to give back to their community,” says Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “The company has made social responsibility a major part of its culture, and it is what has made them a success. Charles and his team are truly deserving of this honor.”

For more information about Antis’ Roofing & Waterproofing’s Corporate Citizenship Award, visit

NRCA Mourns Passing of its Former President Donald McNamara

Don McNamaraNRCA is saddened by the passing of Donald McNamara on Sept. 16 at the age of 81.

McNamara was the majority owner of F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co., Inc. (FJAC) from 1967 to 1995. After his retirement, he helped lead the formation of Tecta America Corp. and also served as its first CEO and on its board of directors.  McNamara served as NRCA president from 1986-87.

“Don had a strong dedication to the roofing industry. It was so strong, it led him out of retirement to help build one of the largest roofing companies in the country,” says Reid Ribble, CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association. “He was a great leader who knew how to live life to the fullest.”

In addition to serving as NRCA’s president, McNamara also chaired several committees during his NRCA tenure, including the Asbestos Committee; Nominating Committee; NRCA/IWA Labor Relations Committee; Audit, Budget and Finance Committee; and the Awards Committee.

He also was the 1990 recipient of the J.A. Piper Award, NRCA’s highest honor.

NRCA offers its condolences to his three sons, Timothy, Rob (former NRCA president) and Theodore, and his wife, Valerie.



In recognition of its continuous efforts to help the people of Orange County by keeping roofs over their heads and helping dozens of local charitable organizations, Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., has been presented with the fifth annual CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award co-sponsored by the NRCA and CNA.

The award honors charitable works performed by NRCA contractor members.

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing was selected for its nonprofit organization The Antis Foundation. Founded in 2016, the Antis Foundation actively supports many local charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Orange County Ronald McDonald House, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and Alzheimer’s Orange County.

The Antis Foundation helps these organizations through its employee volunteer program, charitable grants, corporate and nonprofit collaborations, and pro-bono roofing work.

CNA awarded Antis Roofing & Waterproofing with $7,500 to be used in support of The Antis Foundation.

Additionally, second-place winner Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will receive $5,000 for its ongoing support of the Sonrise Mission, a faith-based rehabilitation program for adults with life-controlling dependency issues.

Third-place winner, Academy Roofing, Aurora, Colo., will receive $2,500 for its work with the Rose Andom Center, which assists victims of domestic violence.

The awards were presented March 2 during NRCA’s Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception held during NRCA’s 130th Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

Bruce McCrory Receives Prestigious NRCA J.A. Piper Award

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Bruce McCrory accepts his 2017 J.A. Piper Award from 2016 recipient John Gooding

NRCA has announced Bruce McCrory, operations/business development manager at Nations Roof, Gulf Coast, LLC, is the 70th recipient of its annual J.A. Piper Award. The award was presented at the association’s 130th Annual Convention held March 1-3 in Las Vegas. 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 chairman of the board in 2012-13, currently serves on the association’s Nominating Committee and National Roofing Council.

Prior to serving as NRCA chairman of the board, McCrory served as NRCA chairman of the

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McCrory posing with fellow J.A. Piper Award winners.

board-elect from 2011-12; vice chairman from 2006-08 and 2009-11; and director from 1998-99 and 2004-09. In addition, he has served on many committees, including serving as chairman of the Affiliate Relations, Budget and Finance, Manual Update and Technical Operations Committees as well as director of the National Roofing Service Corp.

Nations Roof, Gulf Coast also is a member of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress.

“He embodies unfailing generosity, time and spirit not only for the roofing industry but for his community,” says fellow former NRCA Chairman of the Board and 2016 J.A. Piper Award John Gooding, chairman of the board of GSM Roofing, Ephrata, Pa. “He has maintained steadfast devotion to the industry.”

“A lot of us never decided to go into the roofing business, we just got there, and thank God we got there,” McCrory says. “I love you people, this business and this association.”

First presented in 1948, the J.A. Piper Award is named for former NRCA Chairman of the Board Joseph A. Piper, whose extraordinary efforts kept the association alive during the Great Depression.

Barr Roofing’s Jim Barr Elected NRCA’s Chairman of the Board

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Jim Barr will assume his role as NRCA’s Chairman of the Board June 1, 2017

Jim Barr, president of Barr Roofing Co., Abilene, Texas, has been elected the next chairman of the board of NRCA. Barr will serve for the 2017-18 fiscal year. He was elected during NRCA’s 130th Annual Convention held March 1-3 in Las Vegas.

“Jim came into a family business and led it through a time of significant growth. He also has experience with all types of roofing and brings not only roofing knowledge but also in-depth technical expertise to his role as NRCA’s chairman of the board,” says Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “His combination of people skills and ability to get things done with a positive attitude will make him a great leader for NRCA.”

Barr previously served as NRCA’s chairman of the board-elect from 2016-17 and NRCA vice chairman from 2012-14 and 2015-16; he also was a member of NRCA’s board of directors from 2009-12 and 2014-15.

He also served as a vice chairman liaison to the Alliance Board of Trustees and the Affiliate Relations, Community Relations and Disaster Relief, Contractor Management, Membership Marketing, Roof Integrated Solar Energy, Young Contractors and NRCA Retirement Program committees.

In addition, Barr has served as a director on the National Roofing Legal Resource Center (NRLRC) and as a member of the Manual Update and Technical Operations committees.

Barr will begin his one-year term as the highest-ranking officer of one of the oldest construction trade associations in the U.S. June 1, 2017.

NRCA Releases 2017 Manual Volume and Boxed Set

2014-2017-manuals-stacked-002To provide the roofing industry with the most comprehensive information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to all materials used in steep-slope roof system applications, NRCA has released The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems – 2017. The new volume updates the 2013 volume under the same title and serves as a reference for contractors, architects and roof consultants.

The manual contains consists of five sections addressing materials used in steep-slope roof system applications: Asphalt Shingle; Clay and Concrete; Metal Shingle; Slate and Wood Shake and Wood Shingle.

Each section includes information about roof decks, underlayments, materials, design and installation.

The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems – 2017 is best used the other volumes of The NRCA Roofing Manual: The NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems – 2016; The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems – 2015; and The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation and Air Leakage Control, and Reroofing – 2014.

The 2017 volume and boxed set can be purchased in hardbound versions or downloaded for free in electronic format to NRCA members at