NWIR at IRE

NWIR is excited about the significant presence we are going to have at IRE. This section of our monthly newsletter will highlight what we are doing and where to find us. We also look forward to seeing you there. Professional development is an important part of building your career in roofing – and IRE is a great place to do that.

Register today to attend the 2017 International Roofing Expo® [IRE] for FREE. By attending, you can see, compare and learn about the newest products, best practices and innovations essential to your success.

Taking place March 1-3, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, you will find 1,300 booths of manufacturers and suppliers of all sizes displaying products, services and equipment for the roofing industry.

The educational conference program features 122 hours and 44 educational seminars addressing a myriad of up-to-date industry issues and trends through 8 tracks covering technical, workplace safety, leadership/management, green building, legal/HR, money matters, sales/service and general business.

Register using the link below to receive FREE Expo Only admission, which includes admission to the Expo on Wednesday-Friday and the Keynote by Retired Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman [must register to attend] – a savings of $55! Register now at https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=786&PromoCode=BN37

Upcoming Events

Board of Directors Meeting

The NWIR Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, February 27th from 10am – 6pm with a dutch treat dinner following.  Invitations and details will be sent separately to the Board. Members are welcome to sit in at the Board meetings, please contact Ellen Thorp, Executive Director at info@nationalwomeninroofing.com to be included in the invitation. Thank you to… Read More

NRCA Roofpac Golf Tournament

Some NWIR members will be participating in the Roofpac Golf Tournament through their respective companies.  Look for our NWIR lapel pins there!

Community Service Day at IRE

Some NWIR members will be participating in the Community Service day at IRE.  There is still time to register to be part of this great event.  Attendees may register for this event at the same time they register to attend the show.

Networking & Mentoring Reception at IRE

We are excited to announce that Kaney O’Neill, President of O’Neill Contractors Inc. & National Veteran-Owned Business Association’s (NaVOBA) 2015 Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year, will be the 2017 Mentoring Reception guest speaker at the IRE.  Not only is she an inspiration to women all over the country, she is also a force to be reckoned… Read More

Call For Photos

We love collecting and featuring your photos and stories.  Tag your photos on social media as #NWIR so we can find each other!

Founding Sponsors at the IRE

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. is one of the largest distributors of residential and non-residential roofing and complementary building products in North America. We are known throughout the building supply industry for having quality people, quality service and quality building products. Beacon’s mission is to be the leading North American supplier to commercial and residential roofing and exterior building contractors through a family of long-established regional suppliers and to add value to our contractor customers’ businesses, to our employees’ careers, to our investors’ assets, and to our suppliers’ products. Our local branches stock a comprehensive product line that caters to their markets.  Booth #1517.


Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. is a national roofing manufacturer which produces a prefabricated, reinforced thermoplastic single-ply roofing system for commercial and industrial (flat, low-sloped, new or metal retrofit) applications. Duro-Last is proud to be a charter partner in the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Roof Products Program. Duro-Last is a complete roofing system with all accessories included. Booth #1641.


GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. Products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems supported by an extensive network of factory-certified contractors. GAF develops single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet rigorous industry standards while helping reduce energy consumption. Booth #802.


Experience small group business training by attending The Roofing Institute, sponsored by Johns Manville. You will sharpen and hone your business acumen, as well as increase the effectiveness and productivity of your business through these condensed class environments. Booth #1051.


KARNAK manufactures a complete line of reflective coatings, cements and sealants for roofing and waterproofing; and is the leading manufacturer of Energy Star labeled coatings. “If you miss Tuesday’s Network and Mentoring Reception just stop by the KARNAK booth 1461 and pick up your NWIR custom tank top as a thank you from KARNAK to all NWIR members.


National Roofing Partners is your Single Source for Roof Maintenance & Repairs. With just a single point of contact, your National Account Manager will help you manage your building assets. NRP can analyze the roofing needs of your entire building portfolio and create a customized program that meets those needs in an efficient and cost-effective way.


What an exciting time to be in the Roofing Industry! Nations Roof is  proud to be a Founding Sponsor of NWIR, and we fully support NWIR’s goals of providing networking, recruiting, mentoring and education.  We look forward to meeting you at the IRE!


Rackley Roofing Company, Inc.’s management has been waiting for years for an organization that highlights women in the roofing industry.  This is why it was so easy for President Curtis Sutton to make the decision to become a Founding Sponsor.  Rackley Roofing is committed to introducing women into the fast growing and rewarding world of commercial roofing.  We have had wonderful experiences with women in management as well as our executive team.  Rackley Roofing also knows women thrive in roofing positions traditionally held by men and we are committed to opening the door for more women to participate in this exciting career.


Roofing Contractor is the best-read, largest circulated and only national magazine focused exclusively on roofing contractors. Booth #2059.


The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress is celebrating its 20th Anniversary – Celebrating 20 Years of Success!  One such success is the 3rd Construction Management Student Competition taking place on Thursday, March 2 from 7:45 to 11:15 a.m. in Islander I at Mandalay Bay Convention Center – please stop in and show the students your support!  For more information on the Alliance, visit us in NRCA’s booth #1741.


Visit us at booth 543, then stop by the SRS Distribution Extreme Tailgate… the only place to pick up your FREE TICKETSto see Joe Walsh live at the House of Blues – Las Vegas, Thursday evening, March 2nd, for the #1 Party during the IRE.


TAMKO® offers a wide range of building products including MetalWorks® steel shingles, Heritage® Series laminated asphalt shingles, Elite Glass-Seal® 3-tab asphalt shingles, Awaplan SBS modified roofing, Evergrain® and Evergrain® Envision® composite decking, Tam-Rail® railing,  Marquee Railing®, TAMKO® waterproofing products, ridge ventilation products and asbestos-free cements and coatings.  Booth #1753.


Tremco is looking forward to meeting you at the International Roofing Expo and the opening night Welcome Party on Feb. 28 from 6:30-9:30 at The Cantina Patio at The Border Grill!  Stop by  Tremco Roofing’s booth (#1039) to learn about innovations  like the AlphaGuard family of liquid-applied roofing system, the T-138 Shingle Recover System, RoofTec cleaning and restoration, our SkyBEAM drone and Roxul insulation, plus see our unique One Step/One Seal patch and repair solutions.  You’re going to love what you see.


Trent Cotney and Anthony Tilton of Trent Cotney, P.A. Construction Law Group will be speaking about the legal issues pertaining to the use of roofing subcontractors. The seminar will focus on the pros and cons of using subcontractor labor.  Topics include the impact subcontractors have with regard to wage and hour regulations, licensing, OSHA, insurance and liability.   Thursday 3/2/17 at 9:30am; South Pacific C; Credits: 1.5 of RCI CEHs, 1.5 hours of DBPR/CILB credits: https://theroofingexpo.com/Attendee/Schedule/SessionDetails/39478