A team player

Curtis Purvis wins the Best of the Best Award

When Curtis Purvis, superintendent for Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Farmers Branch, Texas, accepted Professional Roofing's annual Best of the Best Award during NRCA's 129th Annual Convention in February, he deflected attention away from himself, telling attendees: "Chamberlin Roofing is a team, and this award is for us."

The team concept seems to be one of Purvis' main beliefs regarding his role at Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing.

"He genuinely cares about the guys he's in charge of and believes it's a team," says Larry Johnson, senior project manager for roofing at Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing. "He gets that concept—that everybody's important."

That attitude likely was one of the reasons The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' MVP Task Force presented Purvis with the Best of the Best Award; the award is an extension of the Alliance's Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards. OMG Roofing Products Inc., Agawam, Mass., and Professional Roofing co-sponsor the award.