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During NRCA's Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception yesterday, numerous annual awards were presented.

The Charlie Raymond Award was presented to GAF, Parsippany, N.J. The award is given to the NRCA member who recruited the greatest number of new members during 2016.

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress presented its Most Valuable Player Awards to honor outstanding roofing workers. Following are the 2016-17 winners:

Narciso Alarcon, superintendent for Antis Roofing and Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif.
Justin Cooper, foreman for Flynn, Commerce City, Colo.
Manuel Cortez, foreman for Antis Roofing and Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif.
Robert Detweiler, foreman for Centimark Corp., Lakeland, Fla.
Donald Gautier, superintendent for Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing, Houston
Roy Jones, superintendent for Rike Roofing Services Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
Mearl Kline, foreman for West Roofing Systems Inc., LaGrange, Ohio
Clifton Mead, field worker for Tecta America Southeast, LLC—Atlanta, Cummings, Ga.

In addition, Professional Roofing's Best of the Best Award was presented to Narciso Alarcon.

NRCA awarded the 70th Annual J.A. Piper Award, the roofing industry's most prestigious honor, to Bruce McCrory.

NRCA and CNA awarded the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award to Antis Roofing and Waterproofing, Irvine, Calif., and its Antis Foundation. Its mission is to take care of the people of Orange County, Calif., by helping dozens of area charitable organizations through an employee volunteer program, charitable grants, corporate and nonprofit collaborations, and pro-bono roofing work. The CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award honors charitable works by NRCA member contractors and awards the winning company's charity with $7,500. In addition, Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was awarded second place and will receive $5,000 for Sonrise Mission and Academy Roofing Inc., Aurora, Colo., received third place and will receive $2,500 for The Rose Andom Center.

Finalists of NRCA's annual Gold Circle Awards were announced. Gold Circle Awards recognize NRCA members from throughout the world that make significant contributions to the roofing industry in various categories.

The finalists of NRCA's 2017 Gold Circle Awards are as follows:

Outstanding workmanship (Low-slope)

  • Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for National Hurricane Center, Miami
  • Black Roofing Inc., Boulder, Colo., for Denver International Airport
  • Commercial Roofers Inc., Las Vegas, for The Quad and The LINQ Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
  • Trinity Roofing Service Inc., Blue Island, Ill., for Jardine Water Purification Plant—East Filter Building, Chicago
Outstanding workmanship (Steep-slope)

  • Charles F. Evans Co. Inc., Elmira, N.Y., for State University of New York, Cortland, N.Y.
  • J.S. Wagner Co. Inc., Hyattsville, Md., for a Boston residence
  • Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Wheeling, W.Va., for Harrison County Courthouse, Cadiz, Ohio
  • Mahan Slate Roofing Co. Inc., Springfield, Mass., for Groton Schoolhouse Bell Tower, Groton, Mass.
Innovative solutions (New construction)

  • Supreme Systems Inc., Dallas, for Southern Methodist University, Dallas
  • Utah Tile & Roofing Inc., Salt Lake City, for Provo City Center Temple, Provo, Utah
Innovative solutions (Reroofing)

  • Commercial Roofers Inc., Las Vegas, for The Quad and The LINQ Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Service to the community

  • Campany Roofing Maintenance Roofing Division LLC, West Palm Beach, Fla., for Capernaum Lakeside Lodge, Lake Wales, Fla.
  • Gulf Western Roofing, Bonita Springs, Fla., for Edgewood Children's Ranch, Orlando, Fla.
  • Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Wheeling, W.Va., for Easter Seal Rehabilitation Services Community Effort
  • Wm. Molnar Roofing Co. Inc., Riverview, Mich., for Riverview Community School District High School Training Addition, Riverview, Mich.
Service to the industry

  • Commercial Roofers Inc., Las Vegas, for Associated General Contractors Construction Career Day, Las Vegas
NRCA presented graduates from Class 7 of its Future Executives Institute. These future and current leaders of roofing companies gathered in Chicago at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and at NRCA conventions for the past three years.

Miguel Arzola, director, CIM Roofing, Arlington, Texas
Sean J. Beckham, project manager/estimator, D&D Roofing Inc., Commerce City, Colo.
Christopher Robert Bowman, vice president, Collins Roofing Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
Mickey Childress, president, Triad Roofing Co. Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C.
Kendall Ekerson, business development manager, Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, Tualatin, Ore.
Raymond P. Glackin Jr., manager—roof maintenance, Houck Services Inc., Harrisburg, Pa.
Diana Marie Harari, director of administration, Red Pointe Roofing, Orange, Calif.
Christopher J. Huntington, estimator, AAA Roofing Co. Inc., Indianapolis
Bruce A. Ivers, general manager, Progressive Roofing, Dallas
Bryan D. Karel, vice president of operations, Garlock-French Roofing Corp., Minneapolis
Joseph Lawson, vice president, The Lawson Roofing Co. Inc., San Francisco
Jim Layman, vice president of construction, Cole Roofing Co. Inc., Baltimore
Matthew L. Leonard, vice president, Architectural Sheet Metal Inc., Orlando, Fla.
Todd J. Lindeman, president, Alumni Roofing Co. Inc., Lexington, Ohio
R. Anthony Marcon, vice president, R. H. Marcon Inc., State College, Pa.
Nicole McDaniel, general manager, Kevin's Roofing & Attic Insulation, Fredericksburg, Va.
Michael Morgan, director of waterproofing, KPost Roofing & Waterproofing, Dallas
Charles Painter, president, Nations Roof Springboro, Ohio
Ryan Petrick, vice president, Ridgeworth Roofing Co. Inc., Frankfort, Ill.
Benjamin R. Pickens III, vice president, Pickens Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc., Spartanburg, S.C.
Lynn Price, operations manager, Dryspace Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jonathan Price, vice president, Professional Roofing Contractors Inc., Shelbyville, Tenn.
Jonathan Reader, manager, R&B Roofing LLC, Garland, Texas
David Rose, operations team leader, Jurin Roofing Services Inc., Pennsburg, Pa.
Justin Ronald Ruff, estimator/project manager, Ron Ruff Roofing Inc., Baltimore
Matt Sowell, vice president, Atlas Roofing Co., Forest Park, Ga.
Tim Stephens, service department manager, Ben Hill Roofing Inc., Douglasville, Ga.
James R. Stroh, president, Jimmy's Roofing, Spokane, Wash.
Todd M. Walls, president, James R. Walls Contracting Co. Inc., Clinton, Md.

Winners of the Alliance's 2017 Construction Management Student Competition also were announced. Six teams competed in this year's competition from Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati; and University of Florida, Gainesville. The teams were asked to research this year's project, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, review the plans and specifications, and assemble a full estimate and proposal to submit a qualified bid package. The teams submitted their written proposal; project bid; project schedule; project planning, equipment and methods; and materials used by Dec. 12, 2016. The oral presentations took place yesterday. The winning team is from the University of Florida.

Today's events include NRCA's For Foremen Only, Level 1, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ will administer its Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ exam from 8 to 11 a.m. Both events will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. ROOFPAC silent auction item pickup will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NRCA's booth, No. 1741.

The NRCA member lounge will be open today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NRCA's booth, No. 1741, the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Today, the 2017 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) registration will be available from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the exhibit hall will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. IRE's educational conferences will be held from 7:45 to 11:15 a.m. There will be an IRE advisory board meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All IRE events will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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