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Eligibility

The MVP Award program is intended for workers who typically may not be publicly acknowledged for their efforts or eligible to participate in recognition or incentive programs within their companies.

Following are the levels and job titles for eligible workers employed by an NRCA member or nonmember roofing contracting, distributor or supplier firm. (Sales personnel, office managers, project managers and owners are not eligible.)

Roofing contracting firms—any field roofing worker, foreman or superintendent is eligible. The number of nominations per firm must not exceed three per company branch.

Distributor and supplier firms—any warehouse employee, warehouse foreman, driver or equipment operator is eligible. The number of nominations must not exceed five per national firm.

Self-nominations are not permitted; rather, each participating firm or his or her designee is responsible for preparing and submitting the entry form(s) and including supporting information—a minimum of 100 words. Input from supervisors and co-workers is strongly encouraged, as well as testimonial letters from customers, the charity or community service organization the nominee is involved with, and family or friends. Be sure to include any additional materials, such as press clippings, awards, acknowledgements, articles, etc., that will help the judges understand why the nominee should be selected.

Criteria by which nominees will be evaluated

Nominees will be evaluated based on significant contributions in the following categories. (Nominees can be nominated for one or both categories; each category will be judged separately.)

  • Outstanding on-the-job performance/workmanship: Nominees for this category demonstrate a strong work ethic; display leadership skills; contribute creative ideas for problem solving; have an outstanding safety record; contribute to the improved safety of the work crew; demonstrate support for co-workers and helping others learn; show initiative and resourcefulness in helping to recruit and retain workers; and are respected by their peers. These workers go above and beyond their specific job responsibilities.

  • Outstanding performance/other noteworthy contributions outside the workplace: Nominees for this category exemplify compassion for others through their community involvement, volunteering with charitable organizations and helping those who need assistance. They may also have a remarkable story of self-accomplishment—defying the odds against them or overcoming insurmountable obstacles. The award is based on the nature of such service, its overall effect and the zeal with which it has been performed. It includes any service performed that helps improve the lives of people served. Nominees inspire those around them to better serve their communities. They are examples of the type of citizens most valuable to our communities and industry.
Entry preparation

Nominators submitting entries must create a Dropbox folder containing all materials and email the Dropbox link to jpriske@nrca.net with the Alliance by the close of business on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Entries should be submitted as follows:

  1. Complete the official entry form with the name and job title of the nominated employee. Be sure to check the award category(ies) in which the candidate is being entered, and provide company name, address and all other information as requested.

  2. For each award category in which a nominee is being entered, provide a detailed description (minimum of 100 words) of the specific attributes, activities and other factors that make the individual noteworthy, unique and stand out above all other employees. The description must include adequate detail so the judges have a basis of comparison with other entries. Entries submitted without supporting information will not be considered; judges must have detailed information to properly evaluate the entries. Handwritten entries are discouraged.

  3. Include applicable supporting information and material that may help strengthen the nominee's credentials as a potential award winner, such as comments or testimonials from customers, supervisors and co-workers; letters from the charity or community service organization explaining how the volunteer helped its operations; or notes from family or friends.
Judges

Judges are recognized professionals within the roofing industry and include a representative mix of contractors, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers. The only information the judges have to base their decisions on is the information submitted with each entry. How the judging works:

  1. Entries are reviewed at Alliance headquarters to confirm eligibility.
  2. Each eligible entry is individually evaluated by the judges.
  3. The highest-ranking entries in each category will be re-evaluated to determine the winner.
  4. Judges' decisions are final, and evaluations of specific entries will remain confidential.
Recognizing the winners and their companies

MVP winners and their nominators will be notified by Dec. 7, 2018, so winners can make arrangements to attend NRCA's 132nd Annual Convention, Feb. 11-13, 2019, in Nashville. MVP winners receive:

  • Two complimentary coach airfares and two nights' hotel accommodations during NRCA's 132nd Annual Convention in Nashville
  • One complimentary conference registration and exhibit hall pass to the 2019 International Roofing Expo®
  • Two complimentary tickets to the NRCA Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception, Feb. 12, 2019, where winners and their companies will be formally honored; all other convention-related expenses will be the responsibility of each award winner
  • A $100 American Express gift card
  • Recognition in Professional Roofing magazine, NRCA's For Members Only newsletter, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Update and on The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' website, www.roofingindustryalliance.net
  • Recognition in press releases sent to local and national media and industry trade press
Finalists not selected as award winners will receive certificates of merit.

Please contact Bennett Judson, executive director of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress, at (847) 299-9070, Ext. 7513 or email bjudson@roofingindustryalliance.net.

The deadline for nominations is Nov. 16, 2018.





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