Making a difference

Roofing Day in D.C. 2018 was a resounding success

On March 6-7, members of NRCA and partner organizations from throughout the roofing industry participated in the inaugural Roofing Day in D.C. With more than 400 roofing industry professionals participating in the event, lawmakers on Capitol Hill heard the roofing industry's voice like never before.

The idea

Roofing Day in D.C. 2018 was the first annual industry-wide advocacy event designed to fulfill NRCA CEO Reid Ribble's vision of how NRCA can enhance the industry's image and expand its influence on federal policymaking. In the past, NRCA has provided opportunities for its contractor leaders to meet with senators and representatives on Capitol Hill to build relationships and communicate the views of its members about key legislative issues. But Roofing Day in D.C. 2018 was a much larger venture that brought together roofing industry manufacturers, distributors, service providers, contractors and other industry participants.

Roofing Day in D.C. is a core component of NRCA's One Voice initiative, which was launched in 2017 to unite the roofing industry and marshal greater resources to speak collectively about matters critical to the industry's growth and continued success. As a result, NRCA has been reaching out to manufacturers, distributors, architects, consultants and service providers to help them become more engaged with NRCA.