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Coffee Conversations Continue to Bring the Roofing Industry Together

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 team of men and [...]

2020-10-23T13:35:18-06:00By |

Beacon Helps Build More for Businesses

Hello fellow NWiR members, What an experience we are all having in the roofing industry and in our country these days! As an essential business in these unprecedented times, Beacon stands by our commitment to help contractors Build More for their businesses. While continuing to service our customers, Beacon extended our Build More commitment to include a series of engaging and educational webinars to help contractors tackle tough topics such as business fundamentals, legal challenges, managing [...]

2020-08-05T04:52:43-06:00By |

NWIR Sponsor Highlight Article Q & A

As a firm, we understand the value women bring to the table, especially in industries that are predominantly male, such as construction and legal. From the very first time we heard about the plan to create a women in roofing organization, we were thrilled to jump in and be part of an organization that empowers some of the most valuable members of the roofing world. Not only does NWIR provide a platform for those in the [...]

2020-06-11T09:35:41-06:00By |

Finding Community in Unusual Times

We are truly living in unusual times.  As our “normal” lives are being turned upside down, we’re finding new ways of communicating and working – new ways of doing a lot of the things that maybe seemed second-nature or easy to us.  One thing that hasn’t changed but may be more apparent now than ever is the importance of PEOPLE.  Each day we decide to keep things moving; we do it for the people in our [...]

2020-05-11T20:32:50-06:00By |

ATAS’s Dedication to their Female Workforce

Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall cladding, ceilings, perimeter edge metal, and accessories. The ATAS portfolio features an expansive selection of products available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper. Standard profiles include narrow and wide ribbed wall panels, corrugated styles, standing seam and batten seam roof systems, metal shingles, shakes, tiles, and more. Additional options include curved, tapered, and perforated panels; concealed or exposed fasteners; smooth or embossed textures; horizontal and vertical applications; and a choice of over 35 stock colors with 70% [...]

2020-05-01T03:56:35-06:00By |

Tecta America marks 20 years in business in 2020

Tecta America marks 20 years in business in 2020. It continues to solidify its national prominence with ongoing acquisitions of independent roofing businesses, and with continuous improvement of its existing local operating units. “Tecta’s business model sets us apart. We have worked hard since our beginning to take the very best of our strong local operations and terrific people, and then work to add incremental value provided by our national resources,” said Mark Santacrose, CEO.  During [...]

2020-04-10T04:36:40-06:00By |

Sales Tips to Keep your Business Moving During These Times

Sales Tips to Keep your Business Moving from SRS Distribution Inc.’s, John DeRosa Director of Contractor Training and Customer Experience As the coronavirus continues to impact our communities, SRS wants you to know that everyone’s safety is our top priority. SRS, the strongest national network of independent roofing distributors is a company devoted to our customers, vendors and employees. Now more than ever, this holds true in everything we do. This is an unprecedented time for [...]

2020-04-10T04:17:33-06:00By |

Calling all Sponsors: Take Advantage of Your Opportunities

Did you know your sponsorship to National Women in Roofing comes with a host of benefits? As an organization of volunteers, we try our best to keep you informed of these benefits, but many times this information gets lost in a pile somewhere in your office, that you can't access right now due to the current environment. Well, here's an easy way to access the information! You can visit the Sponsorship section of the website, or [...]

2020-04-10T04:14:39-06:00By |

Technology as a “Learning on Demand” Education Tool

Making time to educate team members can be a significant challenge, particularly during the busy summer season. Fortunately, social communication channels such as “YouTube” have created a “learning on-demand” environment where content can be easily accessed anytime/anywhere.  Combining serious content with convenient access, Owens Corning Roofing launched Owens Corning University (OCU) in 2019. Available at no charge to all  Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network members, the OCU platform puts practical live and online educational content directly [...]

2020-02-19T09:47:35-07:00By |

Five Ways You Can Market Your Contracting Business

Use Tips From ABC Supply on Professionalism, Online Presence and Customer Reviews So much of what you hear about marketing these days is in the digital space, and while that’s an important component, there is so much more that goes into promoting a business. Here are five ways you can help your business stand out from the competition and win more jobs. 1. Have a Professional Online Presence From a professional website to a consistent social [...]

2020-01-14T05:41:44-07:00By |