His days as sous chef of the roofing industry are over. This
month, Dane Bradford, president of Bradford Roof Management,
Billings, Mont., changes roles as he moves from NRCA's senior vice
president to president. He is ready to rework former presidents'
recipes and create some of his own to better the association and
"The NRCA presidency means a lot. I am honored to fill the shoes
of some of the greatest guys in the industry. I really love being a
roofing contractor," Bradford proclaims.
Bradford's training to become NRCA president began in Colstrip,
a rural town in eastern Montana. The day after Bradford graduated
with a business management degree from Montana State University,
Bozeman, in 1981, Bradford's father, John, former president of
Bradford Roof Management and former NRCA president, sent him to
Colstrip to oversee a new power plant roofing project. With college
course books still strewn across his car's backseat and limited
roofing experience, Bradford was in for quite a journey that...
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