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Design Considerations Related to White and Light-Colored Membrane Low-Slope Roofs

Posted By WSRCA, Thursday, August 6, 2020

 

Design Considerations Related to White and
Light-Colored Membrane Low-Slope Roofs

 


INTRODUCTION

Many jurisdictions require (and some recommend) the use of white and light-colored roof membranes (i.e., Cool Roofs) that meet specific solar reflectance and thermal emittance values. These Cool Roofs help reduce urban heat island effects and overall heat gain within the building, which equate to overall energy savings by reducing cooling costs during the summer months. A large amount of documentation exists showing the benefits of Cool Roofs for specific climatic conditions. However, an unanticipated result of using a Cool Roof is that there have been occurrences of condensation forming under the roof membrane leading to, in some instances, deterioration of wood deck substrates. The previously submitted WSRCA Technical Bulletin 2019 LSII-1 – Potential Condensation for White and Light-Colored Roof Membranes  outlines a thorough analysis and potential consequences of using Cool Roofs in some climates and for some building occupancy types.
 
This technical bulletin relates the previously submitted information in terms of good design practice. We provide a brief explanation of the evolution and benefits of Cool Roofs, issues that WSRCA members have observed (including conditions that can increase moisture vapor accumulation under Cool Roofs), and design considerations to prevent these conditions from occurring in the future.

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WSRCA ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: JOEL VIERA, CAE

Posted By WSRCA, Monday, August 3, 2020
Updated: Monday, August 3, 2020

The Western States Roofing Contractors Association is proud to announce the appointment of Joel Viera, CAE, to serve as the association’s Executive Director. “We are very much looking forward to having Joel lead the next chapter for WSRCA,” said Leo Ibarra, President of the WSRCA Board. “Joel is very deserving of the position and has everyone’s full support. We know how big a part he has played in the success of the Association over the years,” added Mike Wakerling, WSRCA Board of Director.
 
Joel will begin his role as Executive Director at WSRCA on August 1, 2020. Joel has 19 years of knowledge and experience with WSRCA, where he recently served as the Director of Expo and Events. In his 19 years at WSRCA, Joel has a well-rounded resume within the organization. He has been Trade Show Coordinator, Director of Member Services, Director of the Davis Memorial Foundation Fundraising Events, and Director of the Western Roofing Expo. “I know with Joel’s experience in the trenches he will offer a new perspective on things and has the right attitude to lead WSRCA into the future for many years,” said Andy Clarke, WSRCA Board of Director.
 
In May of 2019, Joel became a Certified Association Executive (CAE) through the
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The CAE credential is a marker of a committed association professional who has demonstrated the wide range of knowledge essential to manage an association in today’s challenging environment. Joel also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University. During his free time, Joel volunteers his time coaching youth sports and giving back to his community.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to become the Executive Director of WSRCA. It is my dream job,” said Joel Viera, “I am looking forward to bringing energy and enthusiasm, a fresh perspective, and my passion and love for the association to the dedicated team of staff and volunteers at Western States. Together, we will continue to build upon WSRCA’s successful history of connecting and educating the roofing community.”


Western States Roofing Contractors Association
 356 Digital Drive
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(800)725-0333 Toll Free
www.WSRCA.com
www.WesternRoofingExpo.com

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WSRCA MOURNS THE LOSS OF BOB PORTER

Posted By Western States RCA, Friday, June 5, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert L. Porter, WSRCA’s 19th President. Bob battled MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) for the past 20 months and sadly succumbed to the illness last Friday night, May 29, at his residence in Broomfield, Colorado. Bob was a legend and an icon to the western roofing community. He had a sense of humor and love of life that made him a joy to be with.

 
Bob was born on January 24, 1949 in Greeley, Colorado. He graduated from Greeley Central High School, class of 1967. Following graduation, he attended the University of Northern Colorado earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts. While attending college, Bob married his high school sweetheart Sharon in 1968. They celebrated over 51 years of marriage.
 
After college, Bob worked at Douglass Roofing in Greeley. In 1987, he and Mark Gustafson successfully opened Front Range Roofing Systems Inc. Upon his retirement in 2001, Bob and Sharon moved to The Villages in Florida. It is there where he pursued his passion for golf and enjoyed the benefits of retirement. They returned to Colorado in 2012 to be closer to family.
 
Bob was a member of the Western States Roofing Contractors Association, serving on the Board of Directors beginning in 1979. He served as the association President in 1990-1991. He was inducted into the WSRCA Hall of Fame, the association’s highest honor, in 2007. He continued his love for the roofing community after his retirement by becoming Chairman of the Trustees for the Davis Memorial Foundation from 2010 to 2014. In 2014, he was awarded the WSRCA Outstanding Service Award for his dedication and service to the Davis Memorial Foundation. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $525,000 in scholarships to students from the roofing and waterproofing industry.
 
Bob was a dedicated Christian man and supportive member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, unconditional loving father, and supportive friend. His loving personality and contagious smile will be missed dearly by all those he touched. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Julie and Kimberly; two grandchildren, Hunter and Marly; two brothers, Richard and Gary; two nephews and one niece.
 
Bob will be lovingly remembered by so many people who had been honored to know him. Let us keep Bob’s family and friends in our thoughts and prayers as they go through most difficult times. Bob will be terribly missed by his friends at the Western States Roofing Contractors Association and the roofing community. May Bob Rest in Peace.
 
In lieu of flowers, funeral donations may be sent to Saint Jude’s Hospital for Children in Robert L. Porter’s name.
 



 “I had the great pleasure of working with and getting to know Bob while he was the Chairman of Davis Foundation. He was kind enough to ask me to follow him as the Chairman after he retired. I learned a lot from Bob during that time and I am proud to carry on his legacy. Without Bob’s years at the helm of the Foundation it would not have become what it is today. For those of you that were lucky enough to have known Bob you know that he was a really great guy. He was funny, kind, smart and compassionate. He loved to play golf and I had the privilege of playing numerous rounds with Bob. He always had a smile on his face and was never bashful about kicking my butt but oddly enough I felt good about it afterwards!! Bob did capture the Holy Grail of golf a few years back when he scored a Hole In One. Bob has moved on to a better place and is whole once again. He will be missed but his legacy will live on. Thank you, Bob, for sharing your life with us!!”
-Chuck Chapman
Tecta America Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

WSRCA President 2008-2010
 
“We purchased Front Range Roofing Systems, from Bob and Gus (Mark Gustafson) July 24, 2001.  We only worked together for just over a year, once the purchase was complete, Bob moved on to other interests, he did however change my life forever, in two huge ways: Selling the company to us, he and Gus carried the majority of the note and it allowed us to build what we have today, Thank you Bob!! WSRCA – when I first got on the Board and he was Chair of Davis (the only time we were really face-to-face after the sale), he made sure I got to meet everyone on the Board and positioned me to be a participant from day one – those introductions and relationships I have at WSRCA, is what makes it great – Thanks Bob!!  Most importantly his willingness to give back to industry, struck me in a way that I still carry today – Thank you Bob!!!”
-Michael Trotter
Front Range Roofing, Greeley, CO

WSRCA Board Member
 
“Bob gave a lot to the industry, to WSRCA, and the Davis Memorial Foundation. He served on the Board for many years and then served as President of WSRCA in 1990-1991. After he sold his business and retired, he continued to serve by being on the Davis Memorial Foundation for many years and serving as Chairman of the Foundation. Not many would give of their time when they have retired but Bob did since he believed in what the Foundation stood for and wanted to see it succeed. Bob was a good man who always had a smile and enjoyed being around people. WSRCA and the Davis Memorial Foundation have benefitted from his contributions.”
-Frank Lawson, Jr.
The Lawson Roofing Company, San Francisco, CA

WSRCA President 1985-1986
 
“I was fortunate to associate with and get to know Bob Porter who was truly one of the nicest men and possibly the nicest man I have ever known. He had a great sense of humor, he seemed always be sharing a smile, he was the true definition of a gentleman and a great leader who was easy to follow. I simply cannot imagine Bob in sickness and in a diminished capacity, he always seemed bigger than life with unbounded energy and zest for whatever he was involved in. He will be greatly missed and although I grieve his passing from this life, I am relieved that he is no longer suffering.”
-Dan Cornwell
CC&L Roofing, Portland, OR

WSRCA President 2004-2005
 
“I will miss Bob's smile and laugh which seemed to be with him at all times. He travelled far to give back so freely to the industry. Great person and role model for many, including myself.  I pray for comfort for his family and friends.”
-Travis Nelson
Brown Roofing Co., The Dalles, OR

WSRCA President 2011-2012
 
“Bob Porter and his family ushered me into my initial service on the Board of Directors for the Western States Roofing Contractors Association 20+ years ago. Like a true fellow roofing industry family member, he provided me with his wisdom and guidance. I will never forget this, and Bob will always be a part of my life. I will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace, Bob.”
-Kyle King
James King Roofing, Lynnwood, WA

WSRCA President 2002-2003
 
“My deepest condolences to Sharon and their family. Bob and Sharon’s love of family, our industry, and the Davis Memorial Foundation are a testament to many. When Bob left the hospital for hospice at home a few weeks ago, I could only think of all the laughter and fun spirited energy when selling Davis Auction tickets at Expo relentlessly! A true gentleman and contributor to WSRCA and Davis! I am better for having known Bob the past 25 years. He was a very straight forward and professional customer, an industry friend, a fellow Davis Trustee and most importantly a valued personal friend with whom I have many joyous memories.”
-Keith Sanders
GAF, Parsippany, NJ

Davis Memorial Foundation Former Trustee
 
“Bob was a wonderful, helpful, and always friendly person.  He was on the board when I purchased Western Roofing in 1984 and championed to help continue the association between the magazine and WSRCA.  He was a real mentor to me, keeping me up to date on the industry… he did not have to, that is just the way he was, always helpful, with a positive attitude and a smile.  I will never forget Bob’s warm smile, his laughter, and his dedication to the industry.  I feel I’m a better person for having known him.”
-Marc Dodson
Western Roofing Magazine, Reno, NV

Davis Memorial Foundation Former Trustee

 



Sincerely,

Western States Roofing Contractors Association

356 Digital Drive  Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Local: 650-938-5441  Toll Free: 800-725-0333

Web: WSRCA.com

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Coronavirus Update (COVID-19) and the Western Roofing Expo 2020

Posted By Western States Roofing Contractors Association, Friday, March 13, 2020

WSRCA has been monitoring the developments related to Coronavirus.  The preparation for the Western Roofing Expo 2020, while still some months away, continues to move forward.  We are watching developments governing restrictions to travel, gathering of large groups, etc.


The leadership of WSRCA takes very seriously the safety and health of its members, and the attendees, and exhibitors at our Expo.  As such, we have a contingency plan in place, with timelines, to help mitigate any disruption to the Expo that may be caused as a result of cancellations due to government or Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) edict.

Please stay tuned for further developments on this issue.  Until notified, the Western Roofing Expo, Paris-Las Vegas on June 7 – 9, 2020, remains open for business. 

Thanks for your consideration.

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356 Digital Drive  Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Local: 650-938-5441  Toll Free: 800-725-0333

Web: WSRCA.com

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WSRCA Announces 2019-2020 Technical Committee Assignments

Posted By Western States Roofing Contractors Association, Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) recently announced its technical committee assignments for the upcoming 2019-2020 year.  These committees are comprised of contractor members that focus on current and continuing problems and trends in all aspects of the roofing market – including low-slope, steep-slope, waterproofing, safety and industry issues.  Each committee is dedicated to improving roofing — by keeping tabs on vital issues that affect the industry — and helping fellow WSRCA contractor members stay in-the-know!

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INDUSTRY ISSUES:

*Brian Butler, Chairperson, Wayne’s Roofing — Sumner, WA
*Mike Trotter, Vice-Chair, Front Range Roofing Systems – Greeley, CO
*Mike Wakerling, EC Liaison, General Roofing Company – Oakland, CA
Joel Viera, Staff Liaison, WSRCA – Morgan Hill, CA

 

*Tom Asbury – Summit Roofing Service – Manteca, CA
*Chris Bowman – Collins Roofing, Inc. – Lehi, UT
*Tyler Canaday – Madsen Roofing & Waterproofing – Sacramento, CA
*Chuck Chapman – Tecta America Arizona – Phoenix, AZ
*Dan Cornwell – CC&L Roofing – Portland, OR
*Ron Lloyd – Kokua Roofing Service – Kailua Kona, HI
*George Madsen - Madsen Roofing Company – Lacey, WA
*Everett Martin - Empire Roofing, Inc. – Billings, MT
*Bruce Radenbaugh - Bilt-Well Roofing & Solar – Los Angeles, CA
*Pete Schmautz - Star Roofing – Phoenix, AZ
*Nick Smith - AAA Roofing by Gene – Riverside, CA

*voting member

 

GUESTS
Sean Asbury – Summit Roofing Service – Manteca, CA
Leon Clark – ABC Supply Co. – Tempe, AZ
Scott Lelling – Polyglass USA – Deerfield Beach, FL
Tim Hart – Duro-Last Roofing – Grants Pass, OR
Paul Hitesman – Capitol Roofing Service – Sandy, UT
Mike Swartzer – IB Roof Systems – Irving, TX
Charles Trotter – Front Range Roofing Service – Greeley, CO
Shane Wakerling – General Roofing Company – Oakland, CA
Rob Worthing – Allana Buick & Bers – Palo Alto, CA

 

LOW SLOPE:

*Chuck Chapman, Chairperson, Tecta America Arizona – Phoenix, AZ
*Mike Trotter, Vice-Chair, Front Range Roofing Systems – Greeley, CO
*Rob Winkle, EC Liaison, RAM Roof Management – Thousand Palms, CA
Tom Papas, Staff Liaison, WSRCA – Morgan Hill, CA

 

*Tom Asbury  Summit Roofing Service – Manteca, CA
*Austin Barnhardt  Quality Roofing & Sheet Metal — Bozeman, MT
*Chris Bowman – Collins Roofing, Inc. – Lehi, UT
*Brian Butler – Wayne's Roofing – Sumner, WA
*Tyler Canaday – Madsen Roofing & Waterproofing – Sacramento, CA
*Andy Clarke – Roofing Southwest – Phoenix, AZ
*Dan Cornwell – CC&L Roofing – Portland, OR
*Nathan Graaf – Artisan Roofing – Kalispell, MT
*Kris Hitesman – Capitol Roofing Service – Sandy, UT
*Jackson Johns – National Roofing Company – Albuquerque, NM
*Wendy Marvin – Matrix Roofing – Vancouver, WA
*George Madsen – Madsen Roofing Company – Lacey, WA
*Steve Nash  Waterproofing Associates – Mountain View, CA
*Bruce Radenbaugh  Bilt-Well Roofing & Solar – Los Angeles, CA
*Stan Robinson – Pacific West Roofing – Tualatin, OR
*Pete Schmautz  Star Roofing, Inc. – Phoenix, AZ
*Nick Smith – AAA Roofing by Gene – Riverside, CA
*Mike Wakerling – General Roofing Company – Oakland, CA

*voting member

 

GUESTS—
Leon Clark – ABC Supply Co. – Tempe, AZ
Paul Hitesman – Capitol Roofing Service – Sandy, UT
Neil Nichol  CNA – Bettendorf, IA
Mike Swartzer  IB Roof Systems – Irving, TX
Charles Trotter – Front Range Roofing Systems – Greeley, CO
Shane Wakerling  General Roofing Company – Oakland, CA
Rob Worthing – Allana, Buick & Bers – Palo Alto, CA

 

STEEP SLOPE:

*Bruce Radenbaugh, Chairperson, Bilt-Well Roofing & Solar – Los Angeles, CA
*Ron Lloyd, Vice-Chair, Kokua Roofing Service  Kailua Kona, HI
*Stan Robinson, EC Liaison, Pacific West Roofing – Tualatin, OR
Chris Alberts, Staff Liaison, WSRCA – Morgan Hill, CA

 

*Tom Asbury – Summit Roofing Services – Manteca, CA
*Brian Butler – Wayne's Roofing – Sumner, WA
*Dan Cornwell – CC&L Roofing – Portland, OR
*Nathan Graaf – Artisan Roofing – Kalispell, MT
*George Madsen – Madsen Roofing Company – Lacey, WA
*Everett Martin – Empire Roofing, Inc. – Billings, MT
*Wendy Marvin – Matrix Roofing – Vancouver, WA
*Valorie Miller – Jim Brown & Sons Roofing – Glendale, AZ
*Travis Nelson – Brown Roofing Company – The Dalles, OR
*Mike Wakerling  General Roofing Company — Oakland, CA

*voting member

 

GUESTS—
Leon Clark – ABC Roofing Company – Tempe, AZ
Marc Dodson – Western Roofing Magazine – Reno, NV
Paul Hitesman – Capitol Roofing Service – Sandy, UT
Brent Robinson – Pacific West Roofing — Tualatin, OR
Shane Wakerling 
– General Roofing Company – Oakland, CA

Rob Worthing – Allana, Buick & Bers – Palo Alto, CA

 

WATERPROOFING:

*Andy Clarke, Chairperson, Roofing Southwest – Phoenix, AZ
*Tyler Canaday, Vice-Chair, Madsen Roofing & Waterproofing – Sacramento, CA
*Bruce Radenbaugh, EC Liaison, Bilt-Well Roofing & Solar – Los Angeles, CA
Sofia Pulido, Staff Liaison, WSRCA – Morgan Hill, CA


*Tom Asbury – Summit Roofing Service – Manteca, CA
*Chris Bowman – Collins Roofing, Inc. – Lehi, UT
*Brian Butler – Wayne's Roofing – Sumner, WA
*Leo Ibarra – Blue's Roofing Company – Milpitas, CA
*Jackson Johns  National Roofing Company – Albuquerque, NM
*Everett Martin – Empire Roofing, Inc. – Billings, MT

*voting member

 

GUESTS—

Dan Blue – Blue's Roofing Company – Milpitas, CA
Leon Clark – ABC Supply Co. – Tempe, AZ
Scott Lelling – Polyglass USA – Deerfield Beach, FL
Paul Miller – AVM Industies – Canoga Park, CA
Charles Trotter   Front Range Roofing Systems – Greeley, CO
Rob Worthing – Allana Buick & Bers – Palo Alto, CA

  

SAFETY & HEALTH

*Steve Nash, Chairperson, Waterproofing Associates – Mountain View, CA
*Stan Robinson, Vice-Chair, Pacific West Roofing
 – Tualatin, OR
*Kris Hitesman, EC Liaison, Capitol Roofing Service
 – Sandy, UT
Alec Ward, Staff Liaison,
WSRCA – Morgan Hill, CA

 

*Austin Barnhardt  Quality Roofing & Sheet Metal – Bozeman, MT
*Ron Lloyd  
Kokua Roofing Service – Kailua Kona, HI
*Wendy Marvin 
– Matrix Roofing – Vancouver, WA
*Valorie Miller  Jim Brown & Sons Roofing
  Glendale, AZ
*Travis Nelson  Brown Roofing Company 
– The Dalles, OR
*Pete Schmautz – Star Roofing, Inc. – Phoenix, AZ
*Rob Winkle – RAM Roof Management – Thousand Palms, CA

*voting member

 

GUESTS—
Marc Dodson – Western Roofing Magazine – Reno, NV
Darin Douglas – M3 Safety – Spearfish, SD
Hans Matheus 
– Eagle Roofing Products – Rialto, CA
Kyle Matheus 
– Matheus Safety Services – Fresno, CA 
Patti Matheus
 – Matheus Safety Services – Fresno, CA
Melissa Mulligan – M2C Consulting Services – Phoenix, AZ
Neil Nichol 
– CNA – Bettendorf, IA
Brent Robinson 
– Pacific West Roofing – Tualatin, OR 

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You Are Invited to Roofing Day in D.C. 2019

Posted By Alec Ward, Western States Roofing Contractors Association, Friday, February 15, 2019


 

You Are Invited to Roofing Day in D.C. 2019


YOU NEED TO BE THERE!
Roofing Day in D.C. 2019
April 3-4
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.


On April 3-4, the roofing industry will come together in Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress on Capitol Hill. We will deliver our message about the most important legislative issues affecting the roofing industry and your business, including reducing regulatory burdens and addressing workforce shortages. We need you—and hundreds of fellow roofing professionals from all sectors of our industry—to participate to make sure our message is heard loud and clear. This is a unique and exciting opportunity as we will take over Capitol Hill and speak with one voice as a united industry!

What's included
The event includes a program with speakers and advocacy training beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, followed by a networking reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The training will prepare you for how to best communicate with members of Congress and their staffs, and you will be provided with issue papers to present to your senators and representatives. Your Congressional appointments will be scheduled for you; they will start on Thursday, April 4, at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day. We will have a reception at a Capitol Hill restaurant that evening for those interested in unwinding and sharing stories. All you need to do is show up and join your roofing industry colleagues in delivering our message with one voice!

Who should attend
It’s important for Congress not only to hear from company owners and managers but also from frontline workers. This year, we’re introducing a special registration rate of only $25 for roof system installers. We strongly encourage you to bring one or more standout crew members to help share the industry’s story during Roofing Day in D.C. 2019. Congress needs to hear from all segments of the industry!

Register now!
Registration for Roofing Day in D.C. 2019 is only $75 for company representatives and $25 for roof system installers. Visit nrca.net/roofingday to register, make your hotel reservations and for more details. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations now, as we have a limited room block at the Hyatt Regency Washington, and it will sell out. If you have any questions, please call NRCA’s Washington, D.C., office at (800) 338-5765.

See you in D.C. April 3-4, 2019!
nrca.net/roofingday



Sincerely,
Western States Roofing Contractors Association

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WSRCA Exhibiting at CRA Tradeshow, Jan. 24th 2019

Posted By Alec Ward, Western States Roofing Contractors Association, Thursday, January 10, 2019

Later this month, we'll be out in Denver exhibiting at Colorado Roofing Association's annual trade show. Be sure to stop by our table (located right up front) to learn about the benefits of WSRCA Membership, and how they can save you time and money!

Since 1985, CRA's annual Table Top Trade Show has been a low cost opportunity to make great new contacts with over 1000 installers, builders, architects, manufacturers and applicators of roofing products and services.

ATTENDEES

The show  is a great chance to catch up on the latest industry trends, to make important contacts with suppliers and to compare existing products and services. The trade show offers a great networking opportunity for you to make and reaffirm business and personal contacts while educating you and your employees on the newest in Colorado’s roofing industry.

Admission is Free, but we do ask that you register in advance

Member CIUs = 1 per person.

 

FREE PRE-SHOW SEMINAR | 10AM TO 11AM
Collecting Payments on Construction Projects

All businesses want to get paid for the work that we do. As a contractor, subcontractor or construction company, you are solely responsible for putting the necessary measures in place to ensure you are paid promptly. This course provides a description of the methods contractors can use to collect amounts owed on construction projects. In particular, the course addresses key contract provisions; construction lien law basics; & private, state & federal payment bond claims.  Co-Presentors: Danielle Maya and Dillon Fulcher.

Seminar Cost:            Free

Seminar Start Time:   10:00 a.m. 

Seminar Room:          Forum Room #3

 Seminar Beverages Sponsor: 

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The Western Roofing Expo 2019 Exhibit Floor Has Sold Out!

Posted By WSRCA, Friday, December 7, 2018

 

All 85,000+ square feet of exhibit floor space for the Western Roofing Expo 2019 has been reserved in record time, over six months before the floor even opens!  Held June 9-11 at the Paris Las Vegas, the exhibit floor has officially SOLD OUT.  Fast becoming known as the premier regional roofing and waterproofing event in the United States, the Western Roofing Expo features a two-day trade show, 20 educational seminars, an amazing welcome party & lively-silent auction, unbeatable networking, and live product demonstrations every hour.

If you missed your opportunity to reserve a booth, contact WSRCA today and get on the 2019 wait list.  There's still a chance to be here!


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1st Winner in WSRCA Sign-In Raffle Announced

Posted By Alec Ward, Western States Roofing Contractors Association, Monday, November 19, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

 

Congratulations to our 1st winner of the WSRCA Sign-In Raffle, Carrie Galera of Tacoma Roofing & Waterproofing! Just by signing into the WSRCA Member Area, Carrie was automatically entered into our raffle and is now the winner of a $100 Visa Cash Card!

We'll be drawing two more winners from now until the end of the year. To participate, all you have to do is sign into the WSRCA website. A winner will be randomly selected at the end of each month.
 
 
While you are signed in, take some time to explore the site and discover the valuable features available to you!
 
Regards,
 
Alec Ward | Director of Membership
Western States Roofing Contractors Association
275 Tennant Avenue, Ste 106 - Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Local: 650-938-5441  Toll Free: 800-725-0333
Email: alec@wsrca.com

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Extending Your WSRCA Membership to All Employees

Posted By Alec Ward, Western States Roofing Contractors Association, Friday, October 26, 2018
 
The value of WSRCA Membership extends far beyond your individual membership. As an enterprise membership, ALL employees of your company are considered Western States Members, and can access the amazing features within the Member's Clubhouse.
 
To share the benefits of WSRCA Membership with others in your company, simply visit the My Sub-Accounts page. From there, you can send them an invite, or create their accounts manually yourself!
 
- Western States Roofing Contractors Association

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OUR OFFICE IS MOVING! Western States will be closed November 5-9, 2018

Posted By Alec Ward, Western States Roofing Contractors Association, Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Updated: Monday, October 8, 2018

 
WSRCA is pleased to announce our new forever home!


WESTERN STATES ROOFING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
356 Digital Drive
Morgan Hill, California 95037


Please make a note of our new location.  The office will be closed from November 5th until November 9th, re-opening on Monday November 12th.  All of our contact information will stay the same.

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WSRCA Member-Only Discounts of Roofing Materials and Related Services!

Posted By Alec Ward, Western States Roofing Contractors Association, Monday, October 1, 2018
Updated: Monday, October 1, 2018

WSRCA is pleased to announce a new money-saving membership feature for members: the WSRCA Member Discounts program!

Thanks to the generosity of WSRCA Manufacturer and Service Provider Members below, all WSRCA members now have access to exclusive discounts specific to the needs of roofing professionals.

Sign into your member account and start saving on roofing products and related services today! And don't forget, members who sign into their account from now until 12/31/2018 are automatically entered into our monthly drawing for $100!


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Western States Roofing Contractors Association

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Use Your WSRCA Membership and Win $100!

Posted By Alec Ward, Western States Roofing Contractors Association, Monday, October 1, 2018

 

Ask any active WSRCA member, and they'll tell you the same thing:

 
The more you utilize WSRCA member benefits, the more time & money you'll save.
 
On average, a member who takes advantage of all WSRCA benefits increases their bottom line by an additional $22,809 each year. Before you can start enjoying the same benefits, however, you first have to sign-into the WSRCA Members Area!
 
To encourage members like you who have yet to explore the membership area, we are offering a special incentive. For the rest of the year, we will be raffling off a monthly cash prize of $100, just for signing in!
 
It's easy to participate. All you have to do is sign into the WSRCA website. A winner will be randomly selected at the end of each month.
 
 
While you are signed in, take some time to explore the site and discover the valuable features available to you!
 
Regards,
 
Alec Ward | Director of Membership
Western States Roofing Contractors Association
275 Tennant Avenue, Ste 106 - Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Local: 650-938-5441  Toll Free: 800-725-0333
Email: alec@wsrca.com

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Trent Cotney and Cotney Construction Law Named Legal Advisors to WSRCA Membership

Posted By Chris Alberts, Western States Roofing Contractors Association, Thursday, August 23, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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In our continuing efforts to provide Members with the highest level of cost-effective and cutting-edge benefits, WSRCA proudly announces our new legal partnership with Trent Cotney and Cotney Construction Law (CCL).

Led by Trent Cotney and a growing team of construction attorneys, Cotney Construction Law (CCL) is a progressive law firm dedicated to fighting for the roofing industry throughout the Western States and beyond. Nationally, CCL is recognized as a one-stop shop for roofers with legal experience in all areas of construction law. With the knowledge, experience, and passion to level the playing field for clients, most of their attorneys have backgrounds in construction, ranging from work as estimators for structural contractors, roofers, overseas manufacturers of construction products, and supply house distributors.

With nationwide offices and licensure in 18 states, Cotney Construction Law has developed into an industry leader throughout the country, participating in the construction industry on a policy and educational side, sharing information through events and resources, and uniquely representing the roofing industry as a legal and business partner.

Florida Bar board certified construction lawyer, Trent Cotney, president, established the firm in 2012. Growing up with a family who worked in construction and personal experience in the industry as he made his way through school, Cotney says his focus was on creating a business whose sole purpose was properly serving the customer, and specifically representing the industry side.

To ensure a unique and relevant understanding of the industry, most of the 19 attorneys the firm now employs, along with key staff, come from construction backgrounds. “When I sit across the table from someone at another firm who does construction law, I know they’re smart, but I also know that there are very few who have had their hands dirty so to speak, actually working in the field.”

Cotney specifically hires people with backgrounds in construction because they know the industry from a business side and can better relate to clients about the nuances of their business and legal matters. “Construction is in all of our roots. An ethic of hard work, an understanding of the people and of the work, it is part of who we are and will always be the basis under which we operate.”

The firm advocates for the industry and works as general counsel for Florida associations including the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA), Florida Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA) and the Florida Irrigation Society (FIS). Last year the firm donated more than $120,000 in pro bono time for industry-related work and has donated tens of thousands personally to construction associations.

Other support for the industry includes assisting with the formation of the National Women in Roofing organization that launched early in 2016 and whose members now number in the hundreds, and two scholarships established to support young people pursuing careers in the industry. “We try to give back to the industry personally and professionally, through time, talent and treasure,” says Cotney.

Cotney has developed and shares his expertise in OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) defense and has published an Amazon best-selling book titled OSHA Defense for the Construction Industry. The firm was also named Lawyer Monthly’s OSHA Defense Law Firm of the Year (2015-2017).

The team represents clients ranging from small, family-owned operations, to publicly-traded companies. Cotney speaks at various state and national construction association events on topics such as construction contracts, employment and immigration issues, contractor licensing and collecting payments on projects

The firm is a full-service construction law firm and handles all aspects of construction law, immigration and employment issues, business planning and formation, and creditor’s rights and bankruptcy. “We are fortunate enough to have been recognized by our peers and the industry for our service and professionalism,” says Cotney, referencing the lengthy list of honors and awards both he and the firm have won including the Gold Circle Award for service from the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA 2014), Lawyer Monthly’s OSHA Defense Law Firm of the Year USA (2015-2017), and Florida Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers (2016, 2017).

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WESTERN ROOFING EXPO 2018: SPECIAL RECAP

Posted By Alec Ward, Western States Roofing Contractors Association, Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Thousands Gather in Las Vegas for 44th Annual Convention and Trade Show 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — It was back to fabulous Las Vegas and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for the Western States Roofing Contractors Association’s (WSRCAWestern Roofing Expo 2018. Known for bringing all the elements of the roofing and waterproofing industry together, the Western Roofing Expo experienced a record-breaking turnout over the duration of three days in Las Vegas. 

According to registration statistics - 4,039 convention-goers converged for the 2018 show, setting the highest attendance figure in the Expo’s 44-year history! Roofing professionals from throughout the West were on hand to experience action-filled events including the annual sporting tournaments, welcome party and auction, exhibit floor, live product demonstrations, and live shingling competition called The Roofing Games™. There was a great overall sense of industry camaraderie this year, and many of the people we talked to called it the best Western Roofing Expo they’ve ever attended. 

Davis Memorial Foundation

Founded in 1997 in memory of Larry and Mary Davis, the Foundation's mission is to support higher education, particularly as it relates to the development of a well-educated construction industry. Scholarship awards are granted every year to high school, undergraduate and graduate students throughout the country. To raise money and awareness for these scholarships, events like the Welcome Party & Lively-Silent Auction, and annual Golf & Sporting Clays Tournaments have been established by the Foundation. 2018 Scholarship Winners The requirements for these scholarships aren’t easy.

Applicants must submit letters of recommendation from teachers and mentors, official transcripts from High Schools or Universities, and a Q&A written application to be considered eligible. For the 2018 academic year, the Davis Memorial Foundation awarded (20) $5,000 scholarships in 2018 to the following outstanding students for a grand total of $100,000!

Jordan Fatemi (Mira Costa High School), Riley Govan (Pomona High School), Lauren Barker (Oregon State University), Roman Goff (Trinity High School), Sarah Mason (Lake Oswego High School), Taylor Fatemi (Mira Costa High School), Blake Norrid (Texas A&M University), Branden Clark (Brigham Young University), Ivy Rivas (UC Davis), Jonah Dionne (Rocklin High School), Koby Ramage (Redwood High School), Maria Vielma (University of New Mexico), Salvador Garcia (UC Berkeley), Spencer Winkle (Cal State University San Bernadino), Tess Robinson (San Juan College), Ashley Moore(Orange Coast College), Beverly Pittman (Columbia College), Cassandra Gascon (Hemet High School), Pedro Negron III (Fullerton College), and Ryland Phillips (Arizona Connections College). Congratulations to all for your hard work and commitment to higher education – the Davis Memorial Foundation wishes you all the best of luck in your bright futures!

Golf & Sporting Clays Tournaments

The annual Golf Tournament was held bright and early at in southern Las Vegas at the Revere Golf Club. 104 participants came out to play the challenging Lexington Course at the club. Across the valley, the annual Sporting Clays Tournament was also held concurrently at the Pro Gun Club in Boulder City. The course was maxed out with 72 participants, who also had a great time on the challenging desert terrain and windy conditions. A very special thank you to our Tournament Title Sponsor: Beacon Roofing Supply/Allied Building Products - and all of the other prize donators and participants who help make the Davis Memorial Foundation’s tournaments a yearly success.

Welcome Party & Lively-Silent Auction

Later that evening hundreds gathered back at the Paris Hotel & Casino, as Foundation Chairman Chuck Chapman and fellow Trustee Bill Baley emceed the Welcome Party and Lively-Silent Auction, sponsored by GAF. Fantastic donated items such as hunting trips, vacations, electronic merchandise, jewelry, and of course, roofing-related products were all on display for attendees to bid on. The night was a huge success, raising $65,302 in a matter of hours, and this amazing support could not have been achieved without the generous support from members like you! A special thanks to Davis Memorial Foundation Trustees Heidi Ellsworth, Greg Bloom, Travis Nelson and Tom Papas for making the Lively-Silent Auction such a success. Also — a big shout out to Hans Matheus of Eagle Roofing Products for his hard work and dedication becoming the 2018 ‘Wrangler of the Year’. Hans brought in 17 new WSRCA Members to the Association, and was recognized for his efforts with the one-of-a-kind custom made belt buckle. On behalf of the entire Davis Memorial Foundation, its Trustees and Staff – and most importantly the scholarship recipients – thank you for your continued support!

Seminars & Trade Show Floor

Every year, the WSRCA puts on a diverse educational program designed to keep roofing contractors ‘in-the-know’ on vital roofing topics affecting the industry. On both Monday and Tuesday, the seminar portion of the Western Roofing Expo was held prior to the opening of the floor. As you can see, all seminars were very well attended this year. For the opening of the trade show floor on Monday, current WSRCA President Don Fry, along with incoming President Tom Asbury, were on hand to cut the ceremonial ribbon. Once open, the trade show remained a bustling center of activity until the final closing hours. The exhibit hall featured over 200 local, regional, and national companies displaying their latest products and services, many available only in the Western market. The vast majority of the exhibitors were extremely pleased with the outstanding attendee turnout…and as you can see, the exhibit hall was packed!

Annual Luncheon with Entertainer - Roy Firestone

Winding down the convention on Tuesday June 12th, multi-talented entertainer Roy Firestone made a guest appearance at the Annual Luncheon, sponsored by Malarkey Roofing Products. He showcased his amazing vocal skills with his song and impersonation routines. He was quite the entertainer, and it made for a relaxed atmosphere heading into the final portion of the Expo.

WSRCA Board Member of the Year

Immediately following the luncheon entertainment, WSRCA presented its annual awards. Board Member of the Year went to Steve Nash - Waterproofing Associates in recognition of his tireless work last year improving the Association. A huge congratulations to Steve, and thank you for all that you do for Western States!

The Roofing Games™ 2018

As the trade show floor began its final events of the year that Tuesday, Western States Roofing Contractors Association and Malarkey Roofing Products once again hosted the shingling competition known as The Roofing Games™. Participants competed against one another in a timed installation of a Malarkey® roofing system on a small wooden deck — and were judged on accuracy, aesthetics, workmanship, and of course - speed. Nate Holland of Holland Roofing in Anchorage AK was the 2018 winner with a time of 2:04. To all the participants, fans in the crowd, and especially Malarkey Roofing Products - thank you for making this such a fun event!

Thank You!

From everyone here at Western States and the Davis Memorial Foundation - the entire Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Associate Advisory, Trustees and Staff – we would like to thank you for your continued support and for making the Western Roofing Expo THE premier roofing event in the West. Next year, the Western Roofing Expo 2019 will once again be hosted at the Paris Las Vegas from June 9-11. Mark your calendars now, and we’ll see you next summer!

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