Leading with kindness

Narciso Alarcon wins the prestigious Best of the Best Award

When you walk into Antis Roofing & Waterproofing's office in Irvine, Calif., it soon becomes apparent it is not a typical roofing company. An open space features bright couches and a pingpong table. Comic book-style art spans the walls, which feature large white spaces covered with handwritten quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. and Aesop, as well as a Sanskrit poem.

It then becomes apparent this out-of-the-ordinary office produces extraordinary employees, such as this year's Best of the Best Award winner.

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' MVP Task Force presented Narciso Alarcon, field operations manager/superintendent for Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, with the award, which is an extension of the Alliance's Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards. OMG Roofing Products Inc., Agawam, Mass., and Professional Roofing co-sponsor the honor.

"Narciso Alarcon's work history clearly demonstrates he's an MVP in the roofing community," says Reed Gooding, president of GSM Roofing, Ephrata, Pa., and MVP Task Force chairman. "In addition to working on the roof, his passion for his fellow employees and commitment to honoring their history and culture are one of the main reasons Antis Roofing & Waterproofing has been recognized by the Orange County Register with its Top Workplace 2016 Award. Top off his impressive resume with an unwavering commitment to community service and volunteerism, and it was an honor celebrating Narciso as the Best of the Best."