Better together

A diverse workforce can benefit roofing industry employers

Similar to many industries, the roofing industry is composed of different segments working together to fulfill a need. Roofing contractors, manufacturers, distributors, architects, consultants and other industry professionals play important roles in delivering quality roof systems to customers.

Likewise, the people employed by companies within these roofing industry segments must work together to help ensure the success of their companies. Whether employed as a field worker, manager, president, estimator, consultant, foreman, salesperson or something else, each individual brings his or her unique experiences and abilities—commonly influenced by race or ethnicity, gender and age—to his or her job.

Employers should be aware the individual differences within a diverse workforce can result in benefits such as increased connectivity with customers, enhanced problem-solving abilities and the ability to attract new workers.

Diversity in roofing