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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 Nelson Braddy, King of Texas Roofing LP, Grand Prairie, and GAF, Wayne, N.J. The award is given to the NRCA member and manufacturer who recruited the greatest number of new members during 2013.

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress presented its Most Valuable Player Awards to honor outstanding roofing workers. Following are the 2013-14 winners:

Javier Contreras, foreman for Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Dallas
Jim Dieckman, superintendent for Academy Roofing Inc., Aurora, Colo.
Roberto Valdez, superintendent for Supreme Roofing Systems Inc., Dallas
Ryan Watts, foreman for Jurin Roofing Services Inc., Quakertown, Pa.
Coy Wilson, foreman for CentiMark Corp., Canonsburg, Pa.

In addition, Professional Roofing's Best of the Best Award was presented to Ryan Watts, foreman for Jurin Roofing Services Inc., Quakertown, Pa.

NRCA awarded the 67th Annual J.A. Piper Award, the roofing industry's most prestigious honor, to Rob Therrien, The Melanson Co. Inc., Keene, N.H.

NRCA, CNA and the CNA Foundation awarded the CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award to Oklahoma Roofing & Sheet Metal LLC, Oklahoma City, for hosting more than 80 children of military personnel for a day of horseback riding, livestock and ranching education, and buggy rides. Lunch was provided, and Oklahoma Roofing & Sheet Metal employees volunteered personal time to oversee the event. The CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award honors charitable works by NRCA member contractors and awards the winning company's charity with $5,000. In addition, Showalter Roofing Service Inc., Naperville, Ill., and Commercial Roofers Inc., Las Vegas, received honorable mentions and will receive $1,000 for their charities of choice.

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

The finalists and winners of NRCA's 2014 Gold Circle Awards are as follows:

Outstanding workmanship (Low-slope)

Winners:
  • James R. Walls Contracting Co. Inc., Clinton, Md., for International Monetary Fund Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Honorable Mention:
  • United Materials LLC, Denver, for Byron White U.S. Courthouse, Denver
Finalists:
  • Douglass Colony Group Inc., Commerce City, Colo., for Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora
  • Waterproofing Associates Inc., Mountain View, Calif., for Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Calif.
Outstanding workmanship (Steep-slope)

Winners:
  • Bregenzer Brothers Inc., Hopewell, N.J., for The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J.
  • Hayden Building Maintenance Corp., West Nyack, N.Y., for Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  • James Myers Co. Inc., Beltsville, Md., for Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
  • W.A. Lynch Roofing Co. Inc., Charlottesville, Va., for University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Honorable mentions:
  • Castro Roofing of Texas LP, Dallas, for Dallas City Performance Hall
  • Ruff Roofers Inc., Baltimore, for Towson University, Towson, Md.
  • Russell Roofing Co. Inc., Oreland, Pa., for Overbrook School for the Blind, Philadelphia
Finalist:
  • Carpenter's Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla., for the Bodenweber residence, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Innovative solutions (New construction)

Winner:
  • D.C. Taylor Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for TD Ameritrade Headquarters, Omaha, Neb.
Honorable mention:
  • Carpenter's Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla., for the Bodenweber residence, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Innovative solutions (Reroofing)

Winners:
  • Clark's Quality Roofing Inc., Murray, Utah, for Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City
  • Ruff Roofers Inc., Baltimore, for Union Square Pavilion, Baltimore
  • W.A. Lynch Roofing Co. Inc., Charlottesville, Va., for University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Honorable mention:
  • Grove Roofing Services Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., for Erie Community College, Buffalo
  • James Myers Co. Inc., Beltsville, Md., for Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
  • James R. Walls Contracting Co. Inc., Clinton, Md., for International Monetary Fund Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Finalist:
  • Lifetime Roofing Ltd., Arima, Trinidad, for Magdalena Grand Beach Resort, Lowlands, Tobago
Service to the community

Winner:
  • Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Oklahoma City, for Chamberlin Volunteer Day for Moore, Okla., Tornado Recovery
Service to the industry

Winner:
  • Trent Cotney, P.A., Tampa, for his service to the roofing industry
Gold Circle Safety Award
  • Castro Roofing of Texas LP, Dallas, for Dallas City Performance Hall
  • Douglass Colony Group Inc., Commerce City, Colo., for Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora
Today's events include NRCA's For Foremen Only, Level One, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ will administer its Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ exam from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both events will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. ROOFPAC silent auction item pick up will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ROOFPAC's booth, No. 724.

The NRCA member lounge will be open today from 8 a.m. to noon at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Today, 2014 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. Hanley Wood'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 the IRE events will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.



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