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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 |

Shaping Our Future

Submitted by Michelle Boykin Minnie Robles, CSI of ATAS International, Inc. was recently named a Director of ARCA (Arizona Roofing Contractors Association) for 2020-2021. She also was awarded ARCA's 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award. Minnie is the Arizona and Southern Nevada Product Representative for ATAS International, Inc. She is also a member of the NWiR Greater Phoenix Council, and was a nominee for NWiR's inaugural WORLD Award earlier this year. Congrats Minnie! More information can [...]

2020-11-06T11:18:07-07:00By |

MN Chapter has been busy networking to build membership.

Submitted by Kelly Troska In October, we held an informal social at TopGolf with sponsorship help from GAF. This event was meant to be an easy way for others to swing by and check out what our council is about and it turned into an amazing networking and mentoring event. Many new connections made at this event proved this organization is empowering and worth the investment.

2020-11-05T09:38:39-07:00By |

Industry Invited to Submit MVP Nominations by November 20, 2020

Submitted by Heidi Ellsworth The Roofing Alliance has issued a call to all roofing contractors for the 2020-21 Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards. The program spotlights and promotes excellence in the industry with the MVP Awards Program recognizing workers committed to excellence on and off the roof while applauding workers who make outstanding contributions to their companies, co-workers and communities. MVPs are role models who demonstrate work-related and personal goals to which others in the roofing [...]

2020-11-05T09:40:43-07:00By |

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 |

Don’t Skip Lunch

“Never eat lunch alone,” my dad told me before my first job. As a self-proclaimed extrovert, even I cowered from the advice. Never? What about introvert time or busy days? Eating lunch alone may often be easy, but a shared lunch is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to connect with people. Even in the socially-distant world of COVID, you can still grab lunch with coworkers and potential business partners. Here are 3 reasons [...]

2020-11-03T12:16:41-07:00By |

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 |

The Giving Box

The community service committee and the Oregon Council is excited to share a fundraising opportunity with you. Please see attached flyer for additional information. 30 Days of Gratitude Giving Box has the objective to collect food boxes that you share with your choice or worthy non-profit local organizations and distribute the week before Thanksgiving. Not only is this a simple, attainable outreach project but is also a great opportunity to involve yourself, coworkers and family members [...]

2020-10-23T13:33:56-06:00By |