An NRCA legacy

Bob Daly takes on the role of NRCA president


The wood panel walls of Bob Daly's office at Kaw Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Kansas City, Kan., hold a rich history.

NRCA's J.A. Piper Award and the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association's James Q. McCawley Award hang on the wall along with black-and-white from the 1937 and 1938 NRCA conventions. Another wall displays large photos of Daly's grandfather, the company's founder, and Daly's father, the second owner—two men who were involved in the industry for much of their lives.

In fact, Kaw Roofing & Sheet Metal has been in business since 1923. And Daly, president of Kaw Roofing & Sheet Metal, is now at its helm.

"Bob's grandfather started this business 84 years ago, so roofing has been in Bob's blood since he was born," says Daly's wife, Kelly.