According to the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, change is
the only constant. But Kent Tolley, vice president of Quality Tile
Roofing Inc., Boise, Idaho, and NRCA's new president, might have made
Heraclitus second guess himself. When asked how Kent has changed
during the years, his co-workers, friends and family unanimously
say: "He hasn't."
Those who work with Kent and know him personally describe him as
capable, smart, considerate and, above all, steady. Undoubtedly,
these traits—combined with decades of roofing industry
experience dating back to Kent's childhood—will serve him
well during the coming year as NRCA president.
A roofing history
Kent was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Garry and Darlene
Tolley. Garry worked for roofing manufacturing companies in Idaho
and Southern California and moved the family to Boise when a former
customer, Boyd Hughes, asked Garry to manage his recently purchased
roofing company, Rutledge Bros. Garry agreed and eventually bought
the company, which became Tolley-Hughes...
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