A selfless spirit

Ryan Watts wins the Best of the Best Award

Ryan Watts loves to talk about the people in his life. He is much more comfortable describing his mother's work ethic, great-grandmother's optimism or father's adventurous spirit than talking about his own attributes.

This is not surprising coming from a man who, according to co-workers, puts the welfare of others before his own interests. They also describe him as positive, caring, respected and someone who exceeds expectations.

These traits are just a few of the reasons why Watts, foreman for Jurin Roofing Services Inc., Quakertown, Pa., recently won Professional Roofing's annual Best of the Best Award, an extension of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards. OMG Roofing Products Inc., Agawam, Mass., co-sponsors the award.

"I have been on the selection committee for seven years, and Ryan Watts was above and beyond expectations in every category," says Tim Rainey, president of Supreme Systems Inc., Dallas, and MVP Task Force chairman. "Ryan exemplifies our industry not only with outstanding job performance but also with his actions in the community and service to our country. As Ryan demonstrates, roofing workers don't just swing hammers; they are individuals contributing to our society in many ways."