A remarkable year

It’s time to pause and recognize the good that is happening

Life in the time of COVID-19 is exhausting—mentally, emotionally and physically. It is difficult if not impossible to escape the never-ending deluge of negative news, so this month, we are highlighting some good things that have happened in the industry this year.

Our cover story, “Heroes among us,” showcases some of the outstanding charitable work NRCA members have done. Every year, we publish a similar article, and every year, I am more amazed by the roofing industry’s endless generosity.

The other big news to share is no less remarkable. I have seen many changes during my 24-year involvement in the roofing industry, and “One of a kind,” shows how far the industry has come. Four women have joined forces to form the first certified women-owned commercial roofing company in the U.S. And they did it in the midst of a pandemic no less. These four women demonstrate other values the industry holds dear: perseverance, determination and self-motivation. Their story is one of inspiration, and I hope you enjoy reading it.

These feel-good stories make this month even more special as the industry celebrates National Roofing Week, which will be held Aug. 23-29. NRCA knows there are many more stories to share, and we encourage you to participate in National Roofing Week and share yours. More information can be found at nrca.net/nationalroofingweek.

Ambika Puniani Reid is editor of Professional Roofing and NRCA’s vice president of communications.

Monday, Aug. 24: Signature projects—share photos showcasing your company’s signature residential and commercial projects.
Tuesday, Aug. 25: Giving Day/charitable projects—share photos that demonstrate your company’s charitable giving.
Wednesday, Aug. 26: Employee appreciation—share photos of your company’s employees.
Thursday, Aug. 27: Employee training—share photos that demonstrate how you train your workers.
Friday, Aug. 28: Celebration—share photos showing us how your company celebrated National Roofing Week!


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