September 2017 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 everyone,

I can’t believe it’s already September.  Eight months down, four to go, and another year almost in the books. I was right in my last newsletter; everyone wants their work to be completed in September and October.

Have you ever noticed how you have to change your sales message, or approach, throughout the year? In the spring, it’s: “We can get to your project next week”. In the summer, it’s: “we can get to your project in the fall”. In the fall, it’s:  “We can get to your project in the winter”. And finally, in the winter, we have to try to convince them not to worry about the snow because we work year-round in Colorado, around the snow and the cold, wishing, of course, that it were spring.

I think this year might be a little different, though; everyone is trying to convince their customers to be patient and to wait to do their projects until next spring.  Which means that, hopefully, we should have a good first quarter in 2018?

I want to tell everyone how much fun I had at this year’s golf tournament. The weather was perfect and it was another successful year, even with the construction going on at the course.  Thank you so much to all of our sponsors and volunteers for helping us to have such a great day.

I think that this is a great time of the year to remind everyone about our new program, Continuing Involvement Units (CUI), we put in place this year (2017), for the renewal of 2018 members. Remember, if you want to renew your CRA membership, you will need to have a total of 8-CIU, per company, by the end of the year.  Associate members are exempt from the CIU requirements but are still encouraged to participate.  We have a lot of seminars, workshops, training, luncheons, events, etc. in the next four months to easily fulfill the requirements.

I really want to emphasize this next point. The CRA recognizes that continuing education is highly important to advancing, and improving, our profession. We would like to see our entire membership get more in involved and to participate in the many association activities provided throughout each year. You have heard me say this before; we just don’t want your money, we want you and your involvement in your association.

So, you have all been put on notice about your eight required CIUs – please don’t come to Debbie at the end of the year and tell her you didn’t know about the CIUs.  Remember, you signed and acknowledged that you read, understood, and agreed, to the new required terms of continued membership in the CRA when you signed your 2017 renewal membership.

We have a few events coming up that can help you fulfill this new requirement.  A Silica & Safety Update Pinpoint Seminar on 9/13/17, on CRA Luncheon on 9/28/17 and the CRA Sporting Clay Tournament on 10/13/17 – details on each will follow in the newsletter below.

I will finish this month’s article with my focus on continuing to promote the CRA to the public, your customers, and others in the roofing industry.  Let’s stand up and be proud in what the CRA does and stands for in our profession.

Here’s a little story that happened to me couple of week ago.  I had a customer, whom I’ve been dealing with the last 8 years, doing some shake maintenance.  They are getting ready to sell their house and now they need a new roof, to make the sale of their house easier.  Since I’ve been working with them for a long time, of course they wanted a roof estimate from me, which I gave them.  I received an email about a week later, telling me that they had decided to go with some else because they could get the roof done sooner than the date I gave them.  At that time, I simply sent an email back saying I wished them the best of luck on their roof project and to make sure the company that they had chosen was a CRA Member, and to also check the CRA website for some valuable information on how to choose the right contractor and read information about the CRA.  I still didn’t get the job, but I know that if this customer does what I suggested, the likelihood of their roof project going smoothly is much higher, and they won’t be calling the CRA complaint line with a problem down the road that I would end up dealing with anyway. I suggest that if any of you are in a similar situation, you should do the same because it helps us all in the long run.

That’s it for now, be safe out there and I will talk to you in October.

Ray Phillips
RTP Roofing Company
CRA President
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THANK YOU to our 2017 Sponsors!

2017 Industry Leader Sponsors
ABC Supply Co.GAF Materials
Academy Roofing, Inc.
GCP Applied Technologies
Advanced Roofing Technologies
Gulfeagle Supply
Allied Building ProductsInterstate Roofing, Inc.
APOCK & P Roofing LLC
Arapahoe Roofing & Sheet Metal
Malarkey Roofing Products
Architectural Sheet Metal Inc.Moody Insurance Agency
B & M Roofing of ColoradoOwens Corning
Beacon Roofing SupplyPinnacol Assurance
Black Roofing, Inc.
Premium Panels
Boulder Roofing, Inc.
RoofLine Supply
Daly & Black, P.C.Spec Building Materials

Flynn Southwest LP
Tamko Building Products
Front Range Roofing SystemsThe Roofing Company
2017 Silver Sponsors
A to Z RoofingGBS Enterprises Roofing
American Roofing SupplyJohns Manville
Boral RoofingRTP Roofing Co.
C3 Group Public AdjustersSuperoofs
CertainTeedSchafer & Co.
Cleasby ManufacturingTecta America - Colorado

EventAnnouncements

SILICA COMPLIANCE
SILICA COMPLIANCE | 9-13-17 SEMINAR

SILICA COMPLIANCE & REGULATORY UPDATE | PINPOINT SEMINAR | WEDNESDAY, SEPT 13, 2017- This half-day seminar will be presented by Harry Dietz, NRCA’s Director of Enterprise Risk Management.

Enforcement for OSHA’s new Crystalline Silica Construction Standard begins on Sept 23, 2017.  If you have not already taken step to be ready or need a refresher, this seminar will help you to ensure that you are compliant by the new enforcement date.  Seminar topics include testing protocols & test results from NRCA’s field analysis of work processes, products and worker protection methods, identify roofing work practices that may reduce silica exposure during activities that produce respirable silica dust and new types of equipment or product features that reduce or eliminate silica exposure and other safety news including electronic reporting and crane regulations.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The Drury Inn & Suites Denver Stapleton
4550 Central Park Blvd, Denver CO 80238
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$25 Member/$50 Non-Member | Member CIU’s = 4 per person

REGISTER FOR SEPT 13 PINPOINT HERE!

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THREE RULES TO BREAK WHILE BUSINESS IS BOOMING | MEMBERSHIP LUNCH | THURSDAY, SEPT 28, 2017 – Presented by Sylvia Theisen, Keynote Speaker & Author.  Colorado’s economy is thriving and business is booming! While that is great in many ways, it also poses a unique set of challenges. How do you keep up with the barrage of work, stand out in a crowded marketplace and manage the expectations for faster- than-ever response times? Join us at the Colorado Roofing Association’s September meeting where speaker, Sylvia Theisen will be sharing ideas about sales and communication. Take your lunchtime – bring your coworkers – and LEARN to:

  • TAKE BACK CONTROL of your time and energy by saying ‘no’ without the guilt and excuse.
  • You will be given the knowledge to help UNDERSTAND why sometimes you need to slow down to keep up!
  • IDENTIFY ways to CULTIVATE curiosity and a “Beginner’s Mind” about business so that you can DISCOVER fresh perspectives and solutions.

In this 45-minute session, you’ll stay ENGAGED and get a straight forward ACTION PLAN you’ll actually implement to get results.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
The Denver Mart – Forum Meeting Room #1
451 E. 58th Ave (I-25 & 58th Ave)
11:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: BBB and Sashco

Free: First 2 Members from Same Company | $20: 3 or more Members from Same Company | $40: All Non-Members | Member CIU’s = 2 per person

REGISTER FOR SEPT 28 MEMBER LUNCH HERE!

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CRA FALL SPORTING CLAY TOURNAMENT – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017. – We invite both experienced and novice shooters to sign up. Bring your colleagues, clients, family and friends out for a fun day of shooting and fundraising for a worthy cause. The tournament directly benefits the association and will allow us to do a better job of educating Colorado consumers on getting a new roof and how to select a professional roofing contractor.

Early Bird Price Deadline is Sept 15, 2017.

SIGN UP NOW TO RECEIVE EARLY BIRD PRICING RATES!  DEADLINE IS END OF DAY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017!

This tournament will be a 100-target clay shoot presented along a cottonwood creek bottom at Colorado Clays in Brighton, CO. The course features 15 stations that are fully automated – including a 60′ tower and 20′ elevated platform that is sure to challenge all shooters. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with a start time of 9:00 a.m. (practice range time is included and starts at 8 am). Awards will be given for the top two best shooters (men and women), the top three teams and a grand prize raffle will go to one lucky winner!

Entry fee includes 100 birds, 10 practice rounds, BBQ lunch, drinks and goody bag. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the range but will be available once all shooters are finished shooting for the day. Shooters will be required to provide a shotgun, bring a minimum of 120 rounds (7 ½ shot or smaller) or shells can be purchased at the clubhouse. Shotgun rental is also available at the clubhouse (advanced reservations required/one rental to share per team).

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TOURNAMENT SPONSORS!

  • Station Sign Sponsor: $150/member $250/non-member
  • Man Your Station Sponsor: $350/member, $450/non-member
  • Goody Bag Items are also welcomed and appreciated (160 items).
  • Door Prizes: $50 or more (gift cards preferred from Cabela’s, Bass Pro, Sportsman’s Warehouse, etc.)

All sponsors will be acknowledged prior to and throughout the event, in the CRA newsletter, all emails, on-site and the online registration page. Contact Debbie if you are interested in any of these.

SIGN UP TODAY!  We will max the tournament at 150 shooters. All reservations are accepted on a first come first served basis.  Early Bird Prices End September 15, 2017 (payment and registration must be received by this date to receive discount – no exceptions).

Click here for tournament information, shooter fees, online registration, sponsor information, etc.

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Click for Complete 2017 Tournament Highlights and Photo Gallery

CRA GOLF TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS FROM FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017 – CRA’s 35th Annual Golf Tournament was a great success with 216 members and their guests taking a day to relax and have a little fun while raising money for a good cause. Held at West Woods Golf Course in Arvada, we raised over $12,500 for the CRA Training Center and our training programs.   Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated.

Tournament Highlights in less than 150 wordsWeather was ideal for a fun 18-holes of golf.  Due to a clubhouse renovation, we pleaded with everyone to carpool because of a lack of parking and 40% of you listened (THANK YOU) resulting in a smooth check-in and on-time start to our day. Several contests where held on the course including our ball-on-the-green, chipping and hole-in one contest. Kudos to all these winners along with our 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams and our individual longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin winners. All players received a jam-packed goody bag with over a dozen items and at least 60% of our players went home with a raffle price. Players and volunteers enjoyed a scrumptious BBQ lunch followed by an awards/live raffle ceremony that ended with the grand finale presentation of a Pepsi Center Suite at either an Avalanche or Nuggets game.

Thank you to all our players, volunteers and sponsors for another successful tournament.  Our tournament would not have been a success without the hard work of our 35th Annual Golf Committee. Please join us in thanking Rick Rosendahl, B&M Roofing; Jeff Patch, Premium Panels; Julie Boyle, Allied Building Products; Tracy Spence, American Roofing Supply and Kim Burkhardt, Moody Insurance Agency.

For the expanded version of the Aug 18 tournament recap, click the link below to see the list of winners, sponsors, volunteers and photos of all the teams.

2017 Tournament Highlights and Photo Gallery.

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Click here to view the full 2017 Event Calendar – calendar includes additional event dates, member luncheons, pinpoint seminars, Training Center courses, etc.

2017 COLORADO LEGISLATION UPDATE –There are a couple initiatives being proposed in Colorado that we are keeping an eye on and want members to be aware of.  Also, at the National level, we need you to act now and get on board with the Regulatory Accountability Act.

Colorado

DENVER | Green Roof Initiative on Nov Ballot – The initiative’s 16 pages contains specific requirements that developers of most new buildings of at least 25,000 square feet would have to deal with, requiring them to hire engineers and other experts to certify that they are in compliance. Depending on a building’s size, the added upfront cost could range into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention the ongoing maintenance to ensure vegetation thrives.  It also applies to replacement roofs on buildings of the same size and conflicts with IBC’s vegetative roof requirements. Click here for details and the full text of initiative.

Lakewood | Growth Initiative – In July, the Lakewood clerk determined that there were sufficient signatures to move the measure to the ballot but city leaders scrapped a vote in late August on a measure that would limit housing growth after a resident filed a challenge about the legitimacy of a proposed citizen’s initiative behind the effort.  A hearing to consider further arguments was set for Sept. 7.  The proposal would cap new housing at 1 percent of existing units per year. Backers of the initiative — namely Lakewood Strategic Growth — say it’s meant to encourage redevelopment of Lakewood’s blights and distressed areas while preserving large, open-space parcels.  Click here for more information.

National

Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 | Urge Colorado Senators Bennet & Gardner to Support the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA). This legislation will reduce regulatory burdens on employers by reforming the federal regulatory process, which has not been updated in more than 70 years. RAA passage will rein in agency abuse and minimize burdensome regulations. It will provide relief to businesses by reversing the trend of constantly increasing regulatory burdens.  CRA has signed on as a supporter of this legislation. We now ask our members companies to do the same as well as urging any other associations and groups you belong to support RAA as well. ‎Click here to contact Sen. Cory Gardner | Click here to contact ‎Sen. Michael Bennet.

Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions or hear of other legislation you are concerned about and would like us to follow!  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.

DENVER | e-Permits Now Available (8-17-17) –  You can now get permits online for minor projects that don’t require plan review, like roofing, water heater installation, and many trade-specific plumbing, mechanical and electrical projects.  Minor permits or “quick permits” represented about 60% of all of building permits issued last year. Since early July, the system has already issued over 4,100 quick permits. E-permitting stands to reduce waits at our permit counter as more and more people get permits online. Click here for more information.

DENVER AUDITOR | Long Waits Hold Up Denver’s Building Permit Process (8-22-17) – On the other side of the permit issue, long  wait times and disorganized filing systems are delaying the issuance of building permits as intensive development continues in Denver. The Community Planning and Development Department is working to improve the process after a recent audit. “Imbalances in staff training and long wait times are holding up the business of growing and developing the City of Denver,” Auditor Timothy M. O’Brien, CPA said. After auditing the City’s Development Services division, Auditor O’Brien released a report that doesn’t paint a very rosy picture for permitting customers: lines to file construction permits begin forming long before the office opens, and people spend hours waiting for their turn at the counter. The audit report urges the department to make changes that will decrease customer wait times, increase staff efficiency, and enhance training. The audit revealed inefficiencies within the permit intake process resulting in excessive wait times, in some instances over 90 minutes. Other findings included physical storage issues for approved plans, delayed archiving, a lack of customer feedback receiving the attention it deserves, and other fee-related issues. CPD agreed with a majority of the findings. However, the recommendations won’t be implemented until the end of 2018. For a more extensive overview of the audit findings, click to see the official release from the office. 

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NEW FROM CRA! | ROOFING APPLICATION BEST PRACTICES FOR RESIDENTIAL ROOFING – On June 1, the CRA Board of Directors approved the Roofing Application Best Practices for Residential Roofing Advisory developed by the CRA Building Code & Standards Committee. The standards are recommendations by the CRA for roofing in Colorado. These standards are designed for Colorado’s extreme climate where standard roofing installation instructions, application requirements and uniform code may not account for the affect the Colorado climate can have on roofing systems.  The advisory will be updated as needed and the committee is now working on best practices for low-slope/commercial roofing.

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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.

ItemsofNote

BIG WELCOME to Our New Members(s). 838 Coatings, LLC300 Railroad Ave. #200, Delano MN 55328, Ph: 915-319-1015 (Manufacturer); Coombe, Curry, Rich & Jarvis, 1660 Lincoln St. #2950, Denver CO 80264 Ph: 303-572-4200 (Trade Service – Legal); Eco Roof & Solar, 610 South Lipan, Denver CO 80233, Ph: 303-484-9854 (Contractor – Comm/Res); GreenPoint Roofing, 1030 Boston Ave, Longmont CO 80501, Ph: 720-684-5500 (Contractor – Res) and Northern Lights Exteriors, 11375 County Road 23, Fort Lupton CO 80621, Ph: 303-776-5263 (Contractor – Comm/Res).

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Beacon Roofing Supply will acquire Allied Building Products -Beacon Roofing Supply Inc., Herndon, Va., the largest publicly traded distributor of roofing and complementary building products in North America, has announced it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Allied Building Products Corp., East Rutherford, N.J., one of the U.S.’ largest exterior and interior building products distributors, from Dublin-based CRH plc for $2.625 billion.  Allied Building Products distributes products across 208 locations in 31 states including 6 locations in Colorado (Colorado Springs, Centennial, Denver, Ft. Collins, Grand Junction and Pueblo).  Click here for full press release.

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Attention Colorado Roofing Industry | Ways to help with Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief – Hurricane Harvey has devastated communities across southeast Texas and there are several options for those looking to lend a hand in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction.  As always, please do your research on any organizations you decide to donate to.

  • The Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT) had been active organizing relief efforts. Officials are also asking members and others to assist through the RCAT fund it established on Aug. 30 and intends to keep active through the end of the year. Your tax-deductible donation will be spent on the items most needed in afflicted areas or donated to the very best relief effort organizations. Check-in on RCAT’s website as they plan to provided updated information on how to help with recovery efforts.
  • SRS Distribution, McKinney, Texas and its SRS Raise the Roof Foundation has announced a two-week fundraising campaign dedicated to the direct relief and support for those affected by the hurricane. SRS will match 100 percent of all contributions received during this period, with all funds raised supporting relief organizations or, on a limited basis, directly to hurricane victims. Those who wish to donate may do so by clicking here.
  • In addition, Beldon Roofing Co., San Antonio, has alerted NRCA the San Antonio Food Bank is in immediate need of monetary donations to help feed the thousands of Houston’s residents who have fled to the hurricane. Contributions can be made at www.safoodbank.org.
  • There also are countless additional organizations that have established campaigns to support those in Hurricane Harvey’s path. Following are a few.
    American Red Cross
    Feeding Texas
    Salvation Army
    Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas
    Greater Houston Community Foundation
    United Way of Greater Houston

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Freddie Dale Box Passes Away (1949-2017) – It is with great sadness that we report the loss of a good friend and longtime member of CRA and the roofing industry.

Fred Box, 68, retired from the roofing industry in 2012, but many of us remember him fondly.  He spent the majority of his career on the supply/distribution side of the business.  Fred passed away at his home on August 11 after battling gallbladder cancer and a celebration of life was held in his honor on August 26.

Fred came to Denver in the early 80’s on his way to California. He stopped at Arapahoe Roofing and after talking with Bob Bellitt started working for him. He did well and quickly rose to estimator. Around 1986 he went to work for RESCO – John Rosasco – to assist in opening their Albuquerque branch. In 1989, he moved back to Denver and bought into the company where he was promoted to Vice President. In 1995, he joined The Roofing Supply Group as an owner and opened Roofing Supply of Colorado in Denver and Roofing Supply of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In 2008, he was promoted to Vice President and took over the Midwestern United States territory spanning from Idaho to Pennsylvania. Fred retired from the Roofing Supply Group in 2012.

Fred was an avid sailor, boat captain and held a pilot’s license. In his younger years, he served in the United States Army.  He is survived by his wife Judy, children Monique, Nichole, Robby, Julia, Molly and grandchildren Sophia, Max, Lilly and Gus.

Our deepest sympathy & condolences to his family, friends and former associates and co-workers.  Thanks for the memories Fred, you will be missed!

SafetySpotlight

OSHA | Florida roofing company issued $1.5M in penalties after repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards – Jacksonville, Fla., roofing company, Great White Construction Inc., has been cited and fined after OSHA inspectors observed employees – without the use of proper fall protection – removing shingles and plywood sheeting from the roof of a multi-story residential structure. Although the employees wore harnesses, they were not tied off to the rope grabs and roof anchors. Great White was cited with 14 violations and proposed penalties totaling $1,523,710. Given the employer’s extensive prior history of violations, OSHA issued 11 separate willful citations for failing to protect employees from fall hazards. The company was also cited for three repeat violations for failing to ensure employees used eye protection while operating nail guns and for ladders used to access roof sites, again exposing employees to fall hazards. OSHA has investigated the company 12 times since 2012, and issued 22 citations for similar violations. Great White is now in the agency’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program. For more information, read the news release.

OSHA | UPDATE FROM LAST MONTH | OSHA Fears Breach, Shuts Down Injury Tracking App.  Less than one month after its launch, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has suspended user access to its Injury Tracking Application (ITA) due to a security breach.  OSHA launched the application on Aug. 1 to allow employers to submit required injury and illness data electronically. On Aug. 14, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team in the Department of Homeland Security contacted the agency to inform it of a potential compromise of user information, according to an OSHA spokesperson.  In an emailed statement, OSHA said that one company has been affected by the breach, and it has been notified of the issue. OSHA is temporarily suspending access to the ITA as it works with its system developer to determine the extent of the problem. OSHA’s tracking website currently states, “Alert: Due to technical difficulties with the website, some pages are temporarily unavailable.”

Although the electronic reporting rule initially required certain employers to start submitting their required information by July 1, 2017, the ITA website was not yet ready to receive electronic reports, and OSHA proposed Dec. 1, 2017, as the new deadline.

The final reporting requirements will be phased in over two years. After the 2017 requirement, establishments with 250 or more employees must submit information from all forms (Forms 300A, 300 and 301) by July 1, 2018. Beginning in 2019 and every year thereafter, the information must be submitted by March 2. Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-risk industries will also have the same requirements. Some of those industries include the following:

• Construction
• Utilities
• Support activities for air, rail, road and water transportation
• Equipment rental and leasing

It is not yet clear whether the breach will affect the Dec. 1 deadline. Some advisers are encouraging clients to avoid reporting their data electronically until closer to that date, assuming OSHA is confident in its security. Nonetheless, affected establishments should monitor these developments, and continue to record and report workplace injuries as required by law.

Source:  Moody Insurance Agency News Brief, 8/29/17.

 

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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.

NRCANews

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National Update: Worth sharing … from NRCA.

So here is some good news for a change: According to Cleveland-based CBIZ, a company that provides financial consulting services, construction backlogs continued to expand during the first six months of this year. Our members report backlogs stretched all the way to the end of the year and in some cases 2018. The labor shortage continues as overall unemployment in the U.S. construction industry is decreasing and now is on trend with overall national unemployment levels.

In other good news, NRCA has expanded its technical department. This month, NRCA welcomed Kurt Fester as a project engineer. Kurt is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. NRCA’s technical department has a full plate of projects, and are thankful to have Kurt as part of our team.

NRCA’s One Voice initiative continues to be received favorably. Part of speaking with One Voice means having a unified presence in Washington, D.C. As Reid Ribble has traveled throughout the U.S. speaking to industry stakeholders, he has observed great interest in increased involvement by every sector of the industry in strengthening the industry’s voice in Washington. To that end, NRCA staff is hard at work planning a roofing industry fly-in in mid-March 2018. The event will involve partnering with other roofing industry associations to greatly expand NRCA’s legislative format; NRCA hopes to fly in as many industry participants as possible from all 50 states.

One of the best ways to enhance your leadership skills is through continuing education. NRCA’s new Executive Management Institute, EMI-4, offers top-notch training on effective leadership through improved communication and succession planning. For more information, contact Tom Shanahan (tshanahan@nrca.net). The deadline for applications is Sept. 30.

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress continues to shine light on the excellent work NRCA members (and their employees) do and is calling for nominations for two outstanding recognition programs.

  • The NRCA Gold Circle Awards program honors outstanding contributions and unique roofing-related jobs and services completed between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2017. The deadline for entries is Oct. 13.
  • The NRCA Most Valuable Player Award program celebrates workers who are outstanding employees within their companies and recognizes them for their outstanding performance outside the workplace—their charitable deeds, community involvement, challenges they’ve overcome, dedication and commitment to helping others.

The deadline for entries is Nov. 17.  Award winners will be recognized during NRCA’s Industry Awards Ceremony held during the 2018 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) in New Orleans. For more information about both programs, visit www.roofingindustryalliance.net or contact Bennett Judson (bjudson@roofingindustryalliance.net).  And don’t forget to preregister for the 2018 IRE and NRCA’s 131st Annual Convention, which will be held Feb. 4-8 in New Orleans. Go to www.theroofingexpo.com to learn more.

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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