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BENNETT HUTCHISON IS AWARDED THE ROOFING INDUSTRY'S HIGHEST HONOR
Orlando, Fla.The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) named former NRCA President Bennett Hutchison, president of Tip Top Roofers Inc., Smyrna, Ga., recipient of its 65th annual J.A. Piper Award at the association's 125th Annual Convention held Feb. 20-24 in Orlando, Fla. Presented each year at NRCA's annual convention and exhibit, the J.A. Piper Award, the roofing industry's most prestigious honor, recognizes roofing professionals who have devoted constant, outstanding service to the association and roofing industry.
In addition to serving as NRCA's president from 1995-96, Hutchison has served on NRCA's board of directors, Executive Committee and PAC Advisory Committee. He also is a founding member of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress.
"He is the consummate salesman, responsible for recruiting more NRCA members than any living NRCA member," John Miller, the 2011 J.A. Piper Award recipient and founding chairman of Rosemont, Ill.-based Tecta America Corp., said as he presented the award. "He continues to work on behalf of ROOFPAC; he is a constant presence at NRCA events, and he simply never says 'no' when he's asked to help."
First presented in 1948, the J.A. Piper Award is named for former NRCA President Joseph A. Piper, whose extraordinary efforts kept the association alive during the Great Depression.
NRCA is one of the construction industry's most respected trade association and the voice and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. NRCA's mission is to inform and assist the roofing industry, act as its principal advocate and help members in serving their customers. NRCA continually strives to enhance every aspect of the roofing industry. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit www.nrca.net.