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How an Engineer Got Into Roofing: Rachel Wrobel After Hours Profile

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” ― Flavia Weedn Four years ago, Rachel Wrobel began searching for a career closer to home, and roofing chose her to her surprise.  Her background was in engineering, not roofing, so the commercial roofing industry was not at all on her radar.  “I found Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance through [...]

2020-09-25T13:14:07-06:00By |

5 Questions with Wise Women in Roofing – Jill Bloom

When you were starting out did you have a mentor, and if so was it someone you sought out or they found you? My mentors when I first started was Bob Feury, Chris Salazar, Steve Kubika, Dave Harrison and Mary Schenker just to name a few. I don’t think I fully realized at the time they were a mentors to me, but as time went by, and looking back in time, I am extremely grateful for [...]

2020-09-25T05:55:26-06:00By |

From the Rooftop to the Boardroom – Manufacturing Leader Empowers Others to Make Their Mark

Mid-Michigan native Jill Palm Lynch has worked hard to achieve her accomplishments and is proud to help others in the region reach their goals as well. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University, she serves as the vice president of human resources at Duro-Last®, Inc. and JRB Personnel, LLC. Headquartered in Saginaw and known as the “World’s Best Roof”®, Duro-Last manufactures roofing membranes for commercial applications and has six different facilities throughout the [...]

2020-09-25T05:52:24-06:00By |


National Women in Roofing Wheeling Council collaborated with Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. during NRCA’s National Roofing Week to raise $2,600 for the YWCA Wheeling. COVID-19 still has the YWCA on lockdown, forcing fundraising events to be canceled and limiting donations. NWiR raffled off five gift baskets that featured Oglebay Park Resort, Meraki Hair Salon, Route 40 Lumber Jaxes, Good Mansion Wine, among others. "The YWCA Wheeling is honored that the local National Women in [...]

2020-09-25T05:46:08-06:00By |

CertainTeed’s Commitment to Women in Roofing Stems from History of Devotion

Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, CertainTeed has grown to become a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, solar, fencing, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings. As a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed employs more than 6,900 people, with more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada and approximately $4 billion in annual sales. In [...]

2020-09-25T05:42:39-06:00By |

CEO Profile: Stephanie Haigh, ComfortEagle

Life is truly unpredictable, and for those of us who just “fell into roofing” (myself included)  it’s a crazy ride. When Stephanie Haigh started working, she was on a completely different path. After graduating college, Stephanie worked in finance for a while before landing a position with a major engineering firm. She enjoyed the work, but was restless sitting at a desk, surrounded by project managers that had opportunities to travel and do amazing work.  It [...]

2020-09-09T07:05:40-06:00By |

Driving Membership During COVID-19

The Indiana Chapter decided to get creative during the age of COVID in order to drive interest in membership. During our partnership with the Indiana Contractor Association's Golf Outing, we created a Q-R code and a gift bag for the golfers, that way they were able to scan it to let us know if they wanted to join the Indiana Council. NWIR is committed to staying ahead of contractors to keep them engaged in our association [...]

2020-09-07T15:11:44-06:00By |

Girls Build Shed with Metal Roof and Awning for Habitat Fundraiser

Allentown, PA | August 25, 2020 – This year, the advanced campers at the Let's Build Construction Camp for Girls built a shed for a local homeowner. His winning bid at the Lehigh Valley Habitat for Humanity’s fundraising auction resulted in a new building for his property. Seven high school aged girls, who have attended the camp in previous years, got together for one week in July to build a structure from start to finish. ATAS [...]

2020-08-25T22:30:37-06:00By |

Woman Roofer Profile: Tina Cordova

“I never expected that I would have a thirty-year career in the roofing industry” is a common phrase that resonates across the nation for women in roofing. It’s important to understand how women land in our industry and why both feet stick. For some of us, it was an unexpected opportunity. For others, it was a family business. For most of us, the roofing industry was a blessing we received at exactly the right time. “I [...]

2020-08-19T13:41:38-06:00By |

Tampa Council Member Highlight-Sydni Dorman

Sydni Dorman is one of those busy women who make you wonder if she magically has more hours in the day than you do. She works full time at Springer Peterson Roofing and Sheet Metal as a junior accountant; and has helped with payables, receivables, payroll and closing out the month in her time there. She graduates from Polk State College in the fall with a bachelor’s degree in business; which she has paid her way [...]

2020-08-15T15:14:31-06:00By |