This year, NRCA celebrates its 125th annual convention and its promise to the industry: to work tirelessly for all roofing professionals. To pay tribute to the event, Professional Roofing has compiled a chronology of some of the most important roofing industry events during the past 125 years. The photos have been selected from NRCA's recently published history of the roofing industry, One Hundred Twenty-five Years of Roofing in America.
1886 – 1911
1886: The Gravel Roofers Protective Association, a precursor to NRCA, forms in Chicago. Moses W. Powell is named president.
1887: The Gravel Roofers Protective Association holds its first annual meeting.