April 2018 Newsletter

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IN THIS ISSUE…

President’s MessageSafety Spotlight
Event AnnouncementsCode Notices & Updates
Legislative WatchCommittee Announcements
Items of NoteTraining Center Courses
Member Benefits & ToolsNational News from NRCA

President's Message

Hello to Everyone!

Well, it’s great that spring has finally sprung. In the city, everything is turning green and budding. In the mountains, it’s good old mud season. This is my least favorite time of year. It’s either snowing wet, nasty snow, or melting and making mud. As soon as the ski season closes in mid-April, our community becomes a ghost town. Most of the shops and restaurants close, and everybody heads south to put their feet in the sand. Unfortunately, roofers are not allowed to leave because a lot of work is scheduled the day after the ski areas close. Thank goodness I have my getaway home in Denver!!

I want to share my experience with you regarding our trip to Washington last month to attend Roofing Day in D.C. This trip was put together by the NRCA and Reid Ribble, President of the NRCA and former Congressman. We had approximately 400 people representing the Roofing Industry from all over the country. Colorado alone had 20 representatives led by our Team Captain, Curt Boyd. Our mission was to get before our Representatives from each state and discuss our three biggest issues that the Roofing Industry, as a whole, is having. The three major issues were Regulatory Reform, Work Force Development, and Immigration Reform.

We started with Representative Jared Polis. Although he had left the day before to return to Colorado, his Senior Aid met us and discussed our concerns. She was young, sharp, articulate and knew where Representative Polis stood on each issue. Her comments were positive on each issue but the word “chaos” came up several times. The next meeting was with Senator Bennett. This was a quick meeting, about 10 minutes with 14 of us. He, too, supported our issues, but had to quickly disappear to the next group or lobbyist meeting. Again, his young, sharp, articulated Senior Aid stayed and answered the rest of our questions. The third meeting was with Senator Cory Gardner. Senator Gardner was running late to another meeting and was not going to make our meeting but stopped in the hall with our delegation and took the time to answer our questions. He was positive, but again talked about the Washington chaos. The last meeting was with Representative Diana L. DeGette. Although I wasn’t able to attend this meeting due to an early flight, I was told that this meeting was also led by Diana’s Senior Aid.

To summarize, the very first Roofing Day in D.C., I felt, was a huge success. It was well organized by the NRCA and I feel like we got the message across to our Colorado Representatives and to their Senior Aids. There is a joke in Washington that everything that gets done in Washington is done by the army of young, sharp and articulate kids that are Interns and Aids to our Representatives. I am starting to believe there is some truth to that statement after this trip. The only other thing is that I heard the word “chaos” in every meeting. That one is really hard to believe???

Jeff Johnston
The Roofing Company
CRA President
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THANK YOU to our 2018 Sponsors!

2018 Industry Leader Sponsors
A to Z RoofingGAF Materials
ABC Supply Co.
GCP Applied Technologies
Academy Roofing, Inc.
Gulfeagle Supply
Advanced Roofing TechnologiesInterstate Roofing
APOC
Johns Manville
Arapahoe Roofing & Sheet MetalK & P Roofing LLC
Architectural Sheet Metal & PanelsMalarkey Roofing Products
B & M Roofing of ColoradoMoody Insurance Agency
Beacon Roofing Supply
Owens Corning
Black Roofing, Inc.Pinnacol Assurance
Daly & Black P.C.Premium Panels
CertainTeedRoofLine Supply
Elite RoofingSPEC Building Materials
Elite Roofing Supply - CO, LLCTamko Building Products
Flynn Southwest LPTecta America - Colorado
Front Range Roofing SystemsThe Roofing Company
2018 Silver Sponsors
Alpine Roofing Co., Inc.GBS Enterprises Roofing
American Roofing SupplyRTP Roofing Co.
Boral RoofingSchafer and Company
Boulder Roofing, Inc.Sheffield Metals
C3 Group Public AdjustersSuperoofs
Cleasby Manufacturing

EventAnnouncements

PINPOINT SEMINAR | MAY 1, 2018 | DENVER GREEN ROOF ORDINANCE –  We will be holding a joint meeting and info session between CRA and RCI (Institute of Roofing, Waterproofing, & Building Envelope Professionals) to provide an overview/update on the City & County of Denver’s Green Roof Initiative.  This half-day seminar will help you understand the provisions of Denver’s new mandate – Ordinance 300. You will leave the seminar with a better understanding of what the current requirements/procedures are and an update on any planned changes that may be in the pipeline.

You WILL NOT want to miss this low-cost opportunity to gain valuable knowledge for you and your business!

Tuesday May 1, 2018
The Denver Mart – Forum Meeting Room #1
451 E. 58th Ave (I-25 & 58th Ave)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost:  $25/per person

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

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MEMBERSHIP LUNCH | MAY 17, 2018 | A SALES AND MARKETING BUSINESS CULTURE – SMARKETING. May’s lunch will feature a presentation on strategy and ideas for business development by creating strong synergies and collaboration between marketing and sales  in roofing contractors’ day-to-day business (maximizing efforts with limited effort and time, a focus on branding, a look at employees as the daily face of our brands, etc.). MARK YOUR CALENDAR and keep an eye on your inbox for registration information to come soon.  Here is the information to lock into your calendar:  Thursday, May 17, 2018, The Denver Mart – Forum Meeting Room #1, 451 E. 58th Ave (I-25 & 58th Ave), 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by: Elite Roofing Supply 

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COLORADO CONSTRUCTION SPRING NETWORKING EVENT | APRIL 18, 2018 – ASAC (American Subcontractor Association of Colorado) is inviting CRA members to a spring networking event.  No agenda, no charge – just beer, wine, spirits, cornhole & NETWORKING with others in Colorado’s construction industry.  Bring your team, invite business associates to enjoy a couple of hours of social time before we jump into the hectic pace of summer. Details:  Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. | FanDraught Sports Brewery, 19430 Cottonwood Drive, (corner of E470 & Parker Road), Parker, CO. Click here to register.

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CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY

CRA AWARDS DINNER – FEB 22ND – HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EVENING & PHOTO GALLERY – Check out our Awards Dinner “Hall of Fame” page on the CRA website. We celebrated and honored many deserving individuals and companies this past February.  View the Photo Gallery (did you get captured in one of the shots), check out photos of the winning projects and watch the video about this year’s Lifetime Award recipient Chuck Pruitt. 

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Click here to view the full 2018 Event Calendar – calendar includes additional event dates, member luncheons, pinpoint seminars, Training Center courses, etc.

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PR/MARKETING COMMITTEE UPDATE – The CRA PR Committee is excited to kick off our Summer “Select a Trusted Colorado Roofer” campaign. One of CRA’s main goals is to Educate individuals and building owners on roofing in Colorado. From May through October, the CRA will be running digital ads on the Weather.com, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.  We also have plans to run print ads in the Sunday edition of the Denver Post. The ads will urge Colorado home and building owners to take the appropriate steps in selecting a trusted roofing contractor, especially in the event of hail or storm damage.  Here are highlights and other resources the committee has been working on:

  • MEMBER MARKETING – CRA has created a Member Marketing Tools page on our website.  We’re grateful to have you as a member of our association and we’d love to help increase not only our digital footprint, but yours too! Help us spread awareness about what the CRA and its members are doing to improve the roofing industry.  We want you to submit a guest blog, press release, recent project or photos to be included in the CRA blog and social media marketing and advertising.   Check out the marketing tools page for more details.
  • PROUD MEMBER POST | Win $100 Gift Card – Starting on April 15, we are also starting a monthly promotion to encourage all our members to share & tag our posts. Cross promotion helps both our digital footprints. Promote your membership by sharing the following “Proud Member” post on your social media platforms and tag the Colorado Roofing Association (Facebook @ColoradoRoofingAssociation & Instagram @ColoradoRoofing) using #ProudCRAMember and you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card. We will select one winner each month.

OTHER MARKETING RESOURCES:

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COMMUNITY SERVICE – Giving back to the community is a top priority of the Colorado Roofing Association and just as important to the many members of our association. Our members recognize the need to help other individuals and organizations that face economic or physical difficulties. Working together to reach our community outreach goals each year, our members give back to our community through volunteering, donated items/materials/labor and providing financial assistance to local charities, non-profit organizations and individual homeowners in need.  Do you know of a struggling non-profit or homeowner in need of assistance that you can’t handle yourself, let us know and we will see if we can work together as an association to get them the help they need.  Here is a “Request for Help Form” you can share with them or send the lead our way and the committee will review the project.  Click on the appropriate link below and submit your application for review by CRA’s Community Service Committee.

Application for Help – Non-Profit/Commercial Projects
Application for Help – Residential Projects

In 2018, CRA also continues our “Roof Over Your Head” partnership with Habitat for Humanity.   If you have not had a chance to volunteer to assist with labor on a Habitat home, please contact us and we’ll add you to the list of volunteers to be contacted.  Email Debbie to be added to the list.

 

CRA Legislative Committee Purpose: “Monitor legislative issues at the state, local and national level along with public policy processes and municipal & county policy issues of importance to the roofing industry and our membership.”

2018 COLORADO LEGISLATION UPDATE – It’s mid April and the list of bills on the legislative tracker continues to grow. We have one new bill and updates on several others that stand out and are worth mentioning to the CRA membership.

Colorado | New & Worth Mentioning

HB18-1308 | Workers’ Compensation Out-of-state Workers Temporarily In Colorado – Sponsors: Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp, Representative Jon Becker, Senator Owen Hill
and Senator Daniel Kagan.  The bill establishes an exemption from the ‘Workers’ Compensation Act of Colorado’ for an out-of-state employer whose employees are working in Colorado on a temporary basis as long as: 1) The out-of-state employer furnishes coverage under the workers’ compensation laws of the state in which the employee is regularly employed, which coverage applies to the employee while working temporarily in Colorado; and 2) The out-of-state employer’s home state is contiguous to Colorado, recognizes the exemption, and provides a reciprocal exemption for Colorado employees temporarily working in that state.  The home state’s workers’ compensation laws are the sole remedy for an out-of-state worker who is injured while working temporarily in Colorado. We have been told this is specific to Colorado & Wyoming.  Status: on 04/03/2018 bill has pass through House and was introduced in Senate- Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology. Click here for more information on HB18-1308.

Colorado | Updates from last month

HB18-1230 | Creation Of Work Status For Immigrants – Sponsors: Representative Dan Pabon and Senator Irene Aguilar. The bill creates in the department of labor and employment a purple card program that would allow certain persons who came to the United States without legal documentation to apply for a purple card allowing them to work legally in Colorado.  Status: on 04/10/2018 No change, bill was introduced In House – Assigned to Judiciary. Click here for more information on HB18-1230.

HB18-1261 | Colorado Arbitration Fairness Act – Sponsor: Representative Mike Weissman. The bill applies to certain consumer and employment arbitrations and establishes ethical standards for arbitrators; specifies that any party may challenge in court the impartiality of an arbitrator or arbitration services provider; requires specified disclosures by arbitrators and arbitration services providers; and authorizes injunctive relief against an arbitrator or arbitration services provider who engages in certain specified acts.  Status: on 03/26/2018 Passed House and now in Senate Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Judiciary + Finance. Click here for more information on HB18-1261.

HB18-1262 | Arbitration Services Provider Transparency Act – Sponsors: Representative Dominique Jackson and Representative Dylan Roberts.  The bill requires arbitration services providers that administer consumer or employment arbitrations to collect, publish, and make available specified information on those arbitrations administered in the previous 5 years. Status: on 03/26/2018 Passed House and now in Senate Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs + Judiciary + Finance. Click here for more information on HB18-1262.

SB18-007 | Affordable Housing Tax Credit.  Sponsors include Senator Jack Tate, Senator Lucia Guzman, Representative Crisanta Duran and Representative Jon Becker.  Concerning the Colorado affordable housing tax credit, and, in connection therewith, renaming the low-income housing tax credit to the ‘Colorado affordable housing tax credit’ and extending the period during which the Colorado housing and finance authority may allocate affordable housing tax credits from December 31, 2019 to December 31, 2024. Status:  Bill has passed through the Senate.  As of 03/19/2018, it was introduced in the House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations.  Click here for more information SB18-007.

SB18-108 | Eligibility Colorado Road And Community Safety Act  Sponsors: Senator Larry Crowder, Senator Don Coram, Representative Jeni James Arndt and Representative Jonathan Singer. Currently, a person who is not lawfully present in the United States may obtain a driver’s license or identification card if certain requirements are met. One of the requirements is that the person present a taxpayer identification card.  The bill allows a person to present a social security number as an alternative to a taxpayer identification card. The bill allows the license or identification card to be reissued or renewed in accordance with the process used for other licenses and identification cards.  Status: Passed in House, as of 04/11/2018 in House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole. Click here for more information on SB18-108.

SB18-171 | Marketplace Contractor Workers’ Compensation Unemployment – Sponsors: Senator Chris Holbert, Senator Angela Williams, Representative Dan Pabon and Representative Lang Sias.  The bill establishes a test for determining whether a marketplace contractor is considered an ’employee’ under the ‘Workers’ Compensation Act of Colorado’ and whether services provided by a marketplace contractor are considered ’employment’ under the ‘Colorado Employment Security Act.’ Status: Passed Senate, as of 03/16/18 Introduced In House – Assigned to Judiciary . Click here for more information on SB18-171.

Ballot Initiative No. 66 | State of Colorado | Growth Initiative – Colorado Ballot Proposal may appear on the ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018. The measure would establish a constitutional right to limit housing growth through countywide initiatives and referendums. The initiative would also limit annual private housing growth to one percent in the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, and Weld for 2019 and 2020. Limits in these counties would continue in 2021 and thereafter unless local voters overturn them via ballot measure.  Status:  Petition Form Approved.  Click here for more information No. 66.

I’ve already updated you on National issues/outreach in my article above.  But feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or hear of other legislation you are concerned about and would like us to follow!  As you can see from above, there is a lot out there that we are keeping an eye on!

Jeff Johnston
The Roofing Company
CRA Gov’t Relations Chair
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CodeUpdates

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The following city and/or counties have made updates this past month.   Please log-in to the Code Guidelines to see their updates.

JEFFERSON COUNTY | The Jeffco building page and handout links have been updated.

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DENVER | Green Roof Ordinance Information – We continue to monitor the Green Roof Mandate and will update the membership as we get new information. Be sure to to join us at our Green Roofing Update Pinpoint seminar on May 1.   In the meantime, you can continue to check Denver’s green roof web page for updates and information on the new mandate using the link below:

https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-development-services/commercial-projects/green-roof-initiative.html.

The Green Roofs Review Task Force meetings are open to the public to observe.  Using the link above, you can check the latest meeting dates and see the meeting minutes, agendas, slides from previous meetings.  There is also a public comment period during task force meetings, so with only 2 more scheduled sessions left we encourage you to attend – making sure the roofing industry’s voice is heard as modifications are considered.  The LOCATION and SCHEDULE is as follows:

All meetings will take place at 200 W 14th Ave, 2nd Floor, Grand Mesa Room.
Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Have you heard of any upcoming building code changes with any of the municipalities you work with? Please share them with us by emailing the BC&S Committee via Debbie at debbie@coloradoroofing.org.

The CRA Building Code & Standards Committee is tasked to represent our members in code, inspection and enforcement issues related to the roofing industry and to facilitate improved communication between the roofing industry and Colorado Building Departments and Code Officials. Through the Code Guidelines on the CRA Website and in this monthly column, committee members share Building Department news and updates.

SafetySpotlight

Mobile App Video Game

HARNESS HERO APP | Fall protection video games have the potential to save lives.  Safety professionals from all facets of the construction industry came together to develop this fun mobile game that tests a player’s skills in using a fall arrest system. In every part of Harness Hero, the player must choose where to place an anchor, what type of device to use for it, how to fasten a harness, etc. In this game, the user must also run a thorough inspection on the equipment, looking for rips, burns, rust, and possible areas of malfunction. The true test at the end is when the player falls – and you see the security of your system through the outcome of a rescue, injury, fatality, or walking away unscathed. Harness Hero was developed under the guidance of safety professionals from all corners of the construction industry. It is available on Google Play and the App Store. Click here for more information.

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National Safety Stand Down Week, May 7-11, 2018

PLEASE SUPPORT NATIONAL SAFETY STAND-DOWN WEEK | MAY 7-11, 2018 | LET’S JOIN TOGETHER, “TAKE A STAND,” AND GET INFORMED TO PREVENT ANY FUTURE FALLS FROM HAPPENING! – CRA is proud to participate with OSHA and many others across the country in the roofing and construction industries to promote and recognize the National Safety Stand-Down on May 7-11 and to remember the lives lost. Here in Colorado we have lost a roofer in 2015, 2016 and 2017 due to a fall from a roof.  Please get informed to prevent any future falls!!

A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event where employers talk directly to employees about safety. Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 384 out of 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016.  Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2017. Those deaths were preventable and the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime during May 7-11, 2018.  Our hope is that you will take a break each day or at least once during the week to have a safety toolbox talk on fall prevention or to conduct another safety activity (i.e. develop a rescue plan, inspect equipment or discuss a specific job hazard).  Click here for more information and a list of Stand Down Resources. 

CRAtrainingcenter

Online Enrollment now open for the following training courses.  Space is limited in all classes, so be sure to sign up now!

  • April 19-20, 2018 | TPO/EPDM (English):  2-day course intended for installers who are newer to the industry who are seeking in depth knowledge of TPO and EPDM systems as well as learning proper installation methods for membranes and flashings.  REGISTER NOW.
  • May 3-4, 2018 | METAL ROOFING: 2-day course will to expose students to working with different types of metal, issues to consider and learning proper techniques. Class is intended for students who have background in roofing and/or for installers who have not yet worked with sheet metal. REGISTER NOW.

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FACILITY RENTAL AVAILABLE – We just want to remind all of you that CRA’s Training Center is available for your next employee/installer training, certification class or product demonstration. Whether you need to teach a new installation technique, train a new crew or showcase a new product, CRA’s training space offers you a ‘roofer friendly’ indoor environment with class space for up to 30 individuals.

The CRA Training Center is located at 1660 Jasper Street, Unit I in Aurora, CO and is designed specifically for roofers and roofing applications. The space can be used for all types of steep and low slope materials and roofing systems. We are ‘application friendly’ and there is no need for you to travel from a seminar room to the parking lot. You will be required to sign a rental agreement.  Contact Debbie Hathorne for more information/details.

ItemsofNoteWELCOME 7 New Members(s)… , 6920 S. Jordan Rd, Ste H, Centennial, CO 80112 Ph: 303-471-5855 (Roofing Contractor – Comm/Res); Johnson Construction Company, 1745 Shea Center Dr Floor 4, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Ph: 303-719-7663 (Roofing Contractor –Residential); NexGen Construction, LLC, 13791 E Rice Pl, Aurora, CO 80015 Ph: 303-800-8258 (Roofing Contractor – Comm/Res);  OneClick Codes, 4 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100, Littleton, CO 80120, Ph: 720-340-7644 (Trade Service – Technology), Rampart Roofing, Inc., 1353 S 8th St, Ste 203, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, Ph: 719-487-7663 (Roofing Contractor – Comm/Res);  Scott’s Roofing, 201 N Public Rd, Suite 100, Lafayette, CO 80026, Ph: 303-469-9287 (Roofing Contractor – Comm/Res) and Winslow Crane Service, 3002 South Huron St, Englewood, CO 80110, Ph: 720-591-8060 (Equipment Supplier).

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CRA Member Alan Baird (Denver) wins Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award. –  Alan Baird, foreman for Core Contractors Inc., Denver, is described as a true leader, hard worker and a positive person with a heart of pure gold. He goes above and beyond at work and volunteers his personal time to help those in need. Baird single-handedly developed an initiative called “Baird Survival Bag,” collecting essential living supplies for homeless people in the area. “I can’t think of a kinder soul with a more pure heart than Alan Baird,” writes James Horning, president of Core Contractors. The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress names Baird a 2018 Most Valuable Player, as well as the winner of the 2018 Best of the Best Award, an elite recognition sponsored by Professional Roofing magazine and OMG Roofing Products.  Congratulations Alan!

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Western Roofing Expo 2018 | June 10-12 • Paris Las Vegas Hotel  – YOU NEED TO BE THERE!– Premier regional roofing and waterproofing event in the WESTERN United States, the Western Roofing Expo 2018 brings you the full range of show features to help you benefit beyond expectations — cost-saving resources, vital knowledge, powerful connections and much more. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER!

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National Update: Worth sharing … from Reid Ribble & NRCA.

Spring is here (well, in most of the country)! With it brings the hope for a great year and challenge of finding work and workers to complete it. No matter where I traveled these past few months, I heard loud and clear workforce issues are top of mind. This is reflective of an industry in demand and one that is growing. That’s the good news.

The bad news is it is becoming increasingly difficult to find, recruit and train workers. NRCA will continue to promote its members and the broader roofing industry to those who know little about roofing. There is an interesting, compelling story to tell. We all need to be a part of the storytelling.

For that to happen, we need to hear from you as we engage social media and other communication tools such as this newsletter and Professional Roofing magazine to share news about you and the good things that are happening. Let us know of your successes and philanthropic endeavors. It’s long past time for the industry to collectively tell its stories about how roofing contractors give back to their communities, churches, charities and more.

On March 6 and 7, more than 400 roofing professionals attended the first Roofing Day in D.C. I never will forget the opening reception as I walked into the ballroom and literally saw hundreds of optimistic members from every segment of the roofing industry. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, did a terrific job talking about the Trump’s administration efforts to improve the U.S. business climate. The next morning, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) spoke at the breakfast and shared how his business experience shapes his work in Washington, D.C.

There was a poignant moment when NRCA member Rob Kornahrens of Advanced Roofing, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., introduced Sen. Johnson to his employee, Djhym Joseph. Joseph came to Florida on a Temporary Protected Status Visa (TPS) after an earthquake hit his home country, Haiti. He has worked legally in the U.S. ever since and now is a team leader in Advanced Roofing’s sheet-metal division. He pays his taxes; he works hard; he is successful; and he contributes to the community. He has five children. Joseph is exactly the type of immigrant the U.S. needs. Sadly, the administration has announced an end to the TPS program status for Haiti and other countries, and Joseph may need to leave the U.S. This is why we must be present in Washington, D.C.: to tell our stories directly to policy makers so they receive the truth about how policy can affect your business and the lives of those who work for you. Roofing Day in D.C. 2018 gave the roofing industry a face and humanized the industry’s workers. It was important, necessary work.

In one day, participants met with a majority of Congress, including a meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). This is an astounding accomplishment, and it’s the first time it has ever happened. We will be doing this again in spring 2019, so please don’t miss it. Forty-seven states, including Alaska and Hawaii, were represented. We even had representation from Puerto Rico. Next year, join us.

Many roofing contractors take advantage of the H2B immigration program for temporary workers. This year, the cap on the number of H2B visas was hit in February, grinding the program to a near halt. I have spoken with the administration and members of Congress, including Speaker Ryan, to encourage them to raise the cap to meet workforce demands. The best vehicle to do this was the recent omnibus spending bill, and I was told the issue was likely to be addressed. However, Republican hardline members of Congress, Democrats who would not vote for any immigration provision without a fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act and some anti-immigration stalwarts in the administration were able to force language giving the administration total control over the number without raising the cap in the bill. Even though President Trump regularly uses the program for his own companies, it is unlikely the cap will increase much.

National Roofing Week will take place June 3-9. Its mission is to increase awareness across the U.S. about the significance of roofs to every home and business and share the good deeds of the industry. National Roofing Week also promotes the importance of hiring a professional roofing contractor and making informed decisions about maintaining or replacing any roof system. I encourage you and your employees to participate in National Roofing Week by engaging in your communities and informing the public about the essential role roofs and professional roofing contractors play there.  NRCA also will host a social media campaign to highlight our members and their contributions to the roofing industry. Members are encouraged to share photos that will focus on a different theme each day during National Roofing Week, tag NRCA and use the hashtag #nationalroofingweek.

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MemberBenefits

This month’s highlighted member benefits and tools. 

Start Marketing Your CRA Membership to Consumers!  A beneficial marketing tool for you to use in promoting your CRA membership to customers. Just click on the link, print as many as you need and start using in your sales packets and presentations right away.

Concerning Ladder Liability.  Help us in educating consumers and concerned citizens about the liability and risks involved with unattended ladders set for inspectors.

CRA Safety Group Workers’ Comp Program.  Receive a 4%-upfront discount, group or individual loss history dividend calculation and much, much more. Members of the program automatically belong to the CRA Safety Group whose focus is on continuing safety education and training and improving safety in the roofing community. In partnership with Moody Insurance Agency and Pinnacol Assurance. Call Kim Burkhardt. at 303-824-6600 to receive additional information regarding this program. 


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