Each year, NRCA awards the Annual J.A. Piper Award during its annual convention
to a roofing professional who has demonstrated outstanding service to NRCA and the
industry. Among the Piper Award winners are NRCA presidents and committee membersall
of whom have dedicated their lives to the industry.
The award was established in 1947 and is named after former NRCA President J.A.
Piper in appreciation for his service during the Great Depression. Piper had the
unique challenge of holding the association together during the tumultuous time.
All NRCA members are asked to submit names for consideration for the Piper Award
to NRCA's Award Committee. The committee judges nominees based on candidates' attributes,
which typically include contributions to NRCA and participation in industrywide