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Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing

It's so exciting to see a project you've been working on for several months come to fruition. You may recall that I've mentioned that the staff from all the national roofing and manufacturing associations have been meeting bi-weekly since the pandemic started. One the of ideas that came out of these coalition meetings is that we really needed a good handle on how roofing contractors and roof consultants are feeling about their business these days. To [...]

2021-01-06T19:17:00-07:00By |

Shaping Our Future

Megan Keyes has accepted the role of Preferred Accounts Leader for Johns Manville. In this role, Megan will be assisting the members of the Preferred Accounts team in continuing to foster relationships with key business owners and influencers to improve JM’s portfolio and profitability. Megan joined JM in 2003 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently working on her MBA at LSU. She [...]

2020-12-07T15:55:30-07:00By |

WORLD Award Nominations

National Women in Roofing is accepting nominations for the next WORLD Award recipient AND the first ever Rising Star Award! These awards will respectively recognize the achievements of a roofing industry veteran and the next generation of a rising industry leader. Nominations accepted through January 31st. A Rising Star is a young professional who has exhibited outstanding leadership in the roofing industry. These emerging leaders anticipate (internal or external) customer needs, are team players, innovate, and [...]

2020-11-25T09:46:48-07:00By |

Five Questions with Wise Women in Roofing: Jennifer Ford-Smith

Submitted by Melissa Walker 1. When you were starting out did you have a mentor, and if so was it, someone, you sought out or they found you? I had both a formal mentor (assigned) and individuals who were informally my mentors. I feel the latter worked out best. My formal mentor and I didn’t have natural chemistry. 2. How did you get into the roofing industry? Were you in something different prior? I worked for [...]

2020-11-17T10:43:09-07:00By |

IKO in the Past, Present and Future. Roofing — and People — Elevated

IKO in the Past, Present and Future. Roofing — and People — Elevated Submitted by Carol Perkins, Director of Marketing for IKO Industries At IKO, our slogan is “Roofing Elevated.” As the company prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2021, I believe our growth and success have been achieved in large part through a philosophy of “People Elevated.” It’s not an official slogan; it’s an attitude born of a sincere and humble desire to serve [...]

2020-10-30T11:09:56-06:00By |

Shaping our Future

Melody Reh is a new recruit to our roofing industry. She has joined Johns Manville as the Specifier Services lead in the Southeast Region. Melody graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Architecture. Previously Melody held roles in the Denver Metro area as an Architectural Designer with Studio 646 Architecture and as a Drafter with Peak Engineering. Thank you for helping Shape the [...]

2020-11-02T10:27:18-07:00By |

Five Questions with Wise Women in Roofing: Mardee Billingsley

Submitted by Melissa Walker 1. When you were starting out did you have a mentor, and if so was it someone you sought out or they found you? My mentor was my immediate boss who was a manufacturing sales person and I then reported to a engineer running our contracting business who then taught me most of my contracting knowledge. 2. How did you get into the roofing industry? Where you in something different prior? I [...]

2020-11-02T10:32:27-07:00By |

Coffee Conversations Continue to Bring the Roofing Industry Together

Submitted by Megan Ellsworth RoofersCoffeeShop® has been delivering networking, information and education since 2002. It is a website community “Where the Industry Meets.” Launched by Vickie Sharples to compliment her Roofers Exchange newspaper, the site soon became the place where contractors came to do business in the classified section, to network in the forum, to stay up to date in the newsroom and to find ongoing educational resources. As a women-owned business, Vickie worked with a [...]

2020-11-02T10:53:33-07:00By |

The Unmasking of National Woman in Roofing

Submitted by Denise Cantu The Unmasking of National Women in Roofing kicked off on October 1st; with the topic of Mental Health Matters. With close to seventy people in attendance, it was deemed a huge success! Over the next six months, National Women in Roofing in conjunction with GAF and Optum will be rolling out monthly mental health topics as well as resources to help manage these stressful times. On November 5, the topic of discussion [...]

2020-11-02T10:59:06-07:00By |

GAF Wins Award for Women In Sales Summit

Submitted by Chris Mooney and Jennifer Keegan The Brandon Hall Group, a research firm focused on organizational excellence, recognized GAF for its unique and innovative Women in Sales Summit that provides networking and skills-building for women across its sales organization. The one-and-a-half day summit provided an exciting new platform for GAF's dynamic group of women leaders so they could share perspectives about growing in a winning-culture, and learning new techniques to succeed in the roofing industry. [...]

2020-11-02T14:37:19-07:00By |